Aberrant and broken magic with Melissa Caruso

Aberrant and broken magic with Melissa Caruso

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 society...
Gender in Chivalric Romance

Gender in Chivalric Romance

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 transgender...
Mermaids with Beth Cartwright

Mermaids with Beth Cartwright

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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 with their...
Horror and isolation with Melinda Salisbury

Horror and isolation with Melinda Salisbury

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSYou know the drill, you are alone in the middle of a foggy field and there’s no one within miles… except the person following you. There’s no one coming to help you. Isolation is an ever-present theme in horror...
Narration and ambiguity with Camilla Bruce

Narration and ambiguity with Camilla Bruce

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWhen we pick up a book, we know we’re going to be told a story. We trust the author or, in the case of first-person POV the narrator, to tell us the truth. We might be reading about vengeful ghosts or glorious...