Rethinking the Badass with Alex Acks

Rethinking the Badass with Alex Acks

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS There needs to be a serious fucking cultural conversation about the storytelling desire to turn everyone into an edgy badass that thinks all problems are best solved with violence and what the overwhelming...
2017 in review and anticipation for 2018

2017 in review and anticipation for 2018

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSAre you ready for your to-read and to-watch lists to explode? Charlotte, Lucy, and I discuss our favourite genre pieces of 2017 and what we’re most looking forward to in 2018. We lament terrible accents and...
Love triangles

Love triangles

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSLove triangles are as a common as mud when it comes to fiction. Is your story lacking tension? Throw in a love triangle! Do you want to hook in a teenage audience? Throw in a love triangle? Want some audience...
Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSWhile we may wish we only appreciated science fiction, fantasy, or horror that presented ideas of gender equality, we’d be lying if we tried to make that claim. There are plenty of books, films, tv shows out...
Unnecessary romance and token love interests

Unnecessary romance and token love interests

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSIt should come as no surprise to regular listeners ofΒ Breaking the Glass Slipper that we take issue with female characters being included in a narrative purely to act as a love interest. Unfortunately, it happens all...