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...
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...
Addressing our biases

Addressing our biases

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSEntrenched racism is all around us. This is not a new phenomenon nor the first time racism has been headline news – and yet we have a seemingly incredible ability to forget the atrocities committed daily as long as...
Back to the 80s: Willow

Back to the 80s: Willow

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWell, it’s that time again: 80s family film funtime! Today we are looking at 1988’s Willow, starring Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer, directed by Ron Howard with a story by George Lucas. But first,...
Gendering monsters

Gendering monsters

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSMonster. Freak. Beast. These words are often thrown around, but what do we really mean when we use them? What is a monster? Why are they so central to our narratives? Like many of the issues we discuss on this...