In This Labyrinth: Justice From the Heart of The Phantom Of The Opera

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

27 episodes of In This Labyrinth: Justice From the Heart of The Phantom Of The Opera since the first episode, which aired on June 12th, 2018.

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    Phantom of the Underworlds: Erik as Lord of Sex and Death

    Episode  |  November 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
    alw, baron samedi, death deities, halloween/samhain, leroux, mythology, underworld deities

    This episode explores The Phantom's connections to myths and deities of death and passion, in belated honour of Halloween/Samhain.

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    At The Intersection of Trauma and Politics: My Review of the Phanfic Shadow Government/Shadows Over Eden

    Episode  |  October 17th, 2020  |  57 mins 9 secs
    kay, leroux, phanfiction, phantomlit, politics, reviews, trauma

    In which I talk about another brilliant #Phanfic by Quiet2885 and discuss how it explores the intersection of #trauma and #politics.

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    Music Of Quarantine/Quarantine Of The Opera: My Interview With Melissa Duijvestijn

    Episode  |  August 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 54 mins
    alw, disability, performing, phandom, phanship, roleplay, singing

    My interview with Dutch Phan Melissa Duijvestijn all about Phanship, role-plays and online POTO karaoke!

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    PSA: #SaveTheBrilliantOriginal!

    Episode  |  August 6th, 2020  |  5 mins 19 secs
    #savethebrilliantoriginal, alw, politics, psa

    A short PSA in contribution to the effort to see #TheBrilliantOriginal #PhantomoftheOpera restored in all the splendour #HalPrince, #GillianLynn and #MariaBjornson envisioned! #SaveTheBrilliantOriginal

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    Review of Leroux Sequel Lazare by K. E. Torwood

    Episode  |  July 23rd, 2020  |  48 mins 19 secs
    history, leroux, phantomlit, queer, sequels

    In this episode, I review the POTO sequel Lazare by author K. E. Torwood.

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    Do I Become His Prey: POTO, Violence And The Spirit of Transformative Justice

    Episode  |  June 2nd, 2020  |  57 mins 35 secs
    alw, gender, gendered violence, gerik, kay, leroux, politics, transformative justice, trauma, violence

    CW. This episode discusses violence, including gendered violence in Phantom, but also how the story invokes the spirit of transformative justice.

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    Review: Phantom's French Language Debut!

    Episode  |  February 28th, 2020  |  55 mins 49 secs
    alw, french, montreal, reviews, stage-version

    My review of the French language in-concert production that ran last month in Montreal, Canada.

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    When All Is Lost: Environmental Justice In A POTO Phanfic

    Episode  |  December 18th, 2019  |  56 mins 38 secs
    alw, authors, cop25, environmental justice, kay, leroux, phanfic, politics

    Discussion of how environmental justice plays out in the Phanfic When All Is Lost by Quiet2885, in honour of COP25.

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    This The Phantom's Opera: The Magic of Haunting In POTO

    Episode  |  November 12th, 2019  |  43 mins 56 secs
    alw, halloween/samhain, haunting, history, kay, leroux, music history

    In slightly belated honour of Halloween/Samhain, I talk all about haunting in POTO!!

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    Denied Me and Betrayed Me: Thoughts On the Lawrence Connor Production

    Episode  |  September 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    alw, disability, gender, intersectionality, non-replica productions, politics

    Discussion of the Lawrence Connor production/s of the ALW Phantom. CW for mild references to kink and violence.

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    Tribute to Hal Prince #RIPHalPrince

    Episode  |  August 29th, 2019  |  5 mins 1 sec
    alw, hal prince, rip, tribute

    A tribute to the legendary director of the original ALW Phantom, who sadly passed away on July 31 2019.

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    RIP Kevin Jackson!

    Episode  |  July 27th, 2019  |  2 mins 28 secs
    disability, phans, politics, rip, tdpm

    A brief memoriam note for Kevin Jackson, co-organizer of @TDPM, who recently passed away. RIP!

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    Journey to a Strange New World: Queer/Crip Desire in the ALW Phantom

    Episode  |  July 26th, 2019  |  56 mins 49 secs
    alw, disability, podiversary, pride2019, queer, sexuality

    In which I celebrate the 1-year #podiversary of the show, as well as, of course, #Pride2019, by exploring Queer/Crip desire in the ALW stage-version of Phantom!

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    The Angel's Flight: A Review of The Angels of Music Series Book 2 by Louise Anne Bateman!

    Episode  |  June 6th, 2019  |  42 mins 58 secs
    alw, audiobooks, authors, books, gender, history, phanfiction, politics, reviews

    In this episode, I finally review Louise Anne Bateman's second novel The Angel's Flight, book 2 in her Angels of Music series, especially the Phantastic audiobook!

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    What Makes You Beautiful: Interview with Bridget Liang.

    Episode  |  April 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 33 mins
    alw, books, gender, interviews, musicals, queer

    My interview with #Toronto #author Bridget Liang about her new #YA #novel.

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    From Christine to the Khanum: Femininity in Phantom

    Episode  |  April 1st, 2019  |  46 mins 52 secs
    alw, femininity, gender, international women's day, kay, leroux, women

    Exploring what the POTO cannon does with femininity, and how it subtly critiques dominant gender norms.