Magical inequality with Nicole Glover

Magical inequality with Nicole Glover

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIn last year’s episode on magical realism, we talked about this genre’s ability to take a recognisable setting and tilt it a few degrees, creating something familiar and yet not quite what we’re used to. Alternate...
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...
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...
Into the Wood – with Emily Tesh

Into the Wood – with Emily Tesh

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: 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. Ours is a...