A magical education with Naomi Novik

A magical education with Naomi Novik

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | 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...
Into the Wood – with Emily Tesh

Into the Wood – with Emily Tesh

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHumanity is intrinsically bound up with nature and the natural world. We are its creatures, we depend on it for survival, we fear it, love it, deify it…and we’ve become quite good at killing it....
Aberrant and broken magic with Melissa Caruso

Aberrant and broken magic with Melissa Caruso

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMany of our favourite narratives feature outsiders. They might be alone by virtue of the burden of prophecy, come from the wrong side of the tracks, or simply don’t adhere to behaviour and interests their...
Gender in Chivalric Romance

Gender in Chivalric Romance

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Story of Silence is based on a 13th century French chivalric romance, distinguished by its prominent discussion of gender. Reimagined by Alex Myers, we found it to be a compelling exploration of...
Mermaids with Beth Cartwright

Mermaids with Beth Cartwright

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTraditional stories of mermaids describe the creatures as beautiful maidens who sing sweetly as they lounge on rocks and comb their long, flowing hair… but like sirens, mermaids lure sailors to their death...