Scrooge reimagined

Scrooge reimagined

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSA Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is one of the staples of Christmas. As well as the original book, it’s possible to watch adaptations involving among others Bill Murray, Jim Carey, Patrick Stewart, and (mine and...
Language & Power – with Genevieve Cogman

Language & Power – with Genevieve Cogman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWe constantly discuss themes, stereotypes and assumptions in popular culture, but we don’t often stop to look more closely at the way those issues are expressed. I’m talking about language, and its ability to explore...
Childhood Heroines

Childhood Heroines

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSOr ‘Extraneous Fangirling’ as I subtitled this episode while editing it. And in truth there is a fair bit of fangirling, but there’s also a lot of critical reflection to go with it. Because when we...
The invisibility of women with V.E. Schwab

The invisibility of women with V.E. Schwab

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWomen have always played important roles throughout history, yet too often they are written out of official histories. We have touched on this before on our podcast, referencing essays like Kameron Hurley’s ‘We...
A magical education with Naomi Novik

A magical education with Naomi Novik

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThere are some genre tropes that are ubiquitous in fantasy, from the ensemble quest to overthrowing a dark lord. Magical schools are yet another trope we have come to know and love. Whether you are a fan of early...