Between the Pillars Podcast Series

Have you always wanted to know more about the Fisher Library’s vast and diverse holdings? Or maybe you’re curious about our staff? 

The Fisher has launched a brand-new video podcast series titled Between the Pillars. Every second Friday, at 12:30 pm, we stream via the Fisher’s YouTube Channel a conversation between a staff member from the Fisher and John Shoesmith, the library’s Outreach Librarian. The conversations, filmed in the library – between our large pillars, naturally – are casual and relaxed, and based around a particular theme that will showcase many of the library’s treasures. (Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions, most of the episodes from the winter and spring of 2021 were recorded remotely.)

Don’t worry if you happen to miss the Friday stream. We’ll be posting them all on our YouTube Channel, as well on this page. For direct links to the episodes, click on the links below.

2021-22 Season

October 15 - PJ Carefoote - PJ's Favourite Things

October 29 - Leora Bromberg - Natural Illustration

2020-21 Season

June 25 - David Fernandez - Gay Pulp Fiction

June 11 - PJ Carefoote - The Delury Collection of Irish Literature

May 28 - Liz Ridolfo - Food at the Fisher

May 14 - Nadav Sharon - Windows to the Lost World of Medieval Spanish Jews

April 23 - Timothy Perry - French manuscripts

April 9 - Andrew Stewart - Backlog adventures

March 26 - Holly Forsythe - Going down the rabbit hole with the Brabant Alice collection

March 12 - Rachael Fraser - Researching Internet Archive Book of the Week

February 26 - Danielle Van Wagner - The archives of ordinary people

February 12 - Lawrence Hill - Writers and Their Archives 

January 15 - John Shoesmith - The Canadian Small and Fine Press

Oct. 23 - Michael Cassabon Margaret Atwood and The Handmaid’s Tale

Nov. 6 - Alexandra Carter - Collecting Science and Medicine

Nov. 20 - Loryl MacDonald UofT and the Wars

Dec. 4 - David Fernández Collecting Latin Americana at the Fisher

Dec. 18 - PJ Carefoote Christmas Treasures