In This Labyrinth: The Phantom of the Opera In Erik's Times and Ours

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

19 episodes of In This Labyrinth: The Phantom of the Opera In Erik's Times and Ours since the first episode, which aired on June 12th, 2018.

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Christine, I Love You! - Romantic Relationships In POTO #ValentinesDay

    Episode  |  February 14th, 2019  |  32 mins 59 secs
    alw, creativity, phanship, relationships, romance

    Talking about romantic relationships in Phantom for #ValentinesDay!

  • Review: The Angel's Shadow by Louise Anne Bateman

    Episode  |  December 23rd, 2018  |  46 mins 19 secs
    ableism, alw, audiobook, books, disability, gerik, madness, phanfic, reviews

    Review and discussion of Louise Anne Bateman's Phanfic novel The Angel's Shadow. Warning, spoiler alert! Also, CW for mild discussion of depression, suicide and sexuality.

  • Masquerade: from Poe to ALW

    Episode  |  November 21st, 2018  |  36 mins 56 secs
    alw, disability, history, leroux, mask, masquerade

    In which I explore the masquerade scenes in POTO, and their relationship to the short story by Poe - Masque of the Red Death - that inspired them.

  • My Power Over You Grows Stronger Yet!

    Episode  |  October 31st, 2018  |  41 mins 36 secs
    alw, disability, history, obsession, phanship

    In this episode, I talk about Phantom, Phanship and obsession!

  • Your Spirit And My Voice!

    Episode  |  September 22nd, 2018  |  28 mins 52 secs
    alw, desire, disability, disability pride, phanship, phantom of the opera, politics, tdpm

    Where I explore how Phantom shaped my Disabled identity and politics, in honour of Disability Pride 2018!

  • Our Strange Duet: The Oft Overlooked Power of the Title Song!

    Episode  |  September 4th, 2018  |  35 mins 59 secs
    alw, music, staging, title song

    In which I nerd out on the awesome, multi-layered intricacies of the song entitled "The Phantom of the Opera" from the ALW stage-musical!

  • Turning From True Beauty

    Episode  |  August 6th, 2018  |  53 mins 1 sec
    alw, disability, gerik, phantom of the opera, politics

    In which I discuss some of the issues I have with the 2004 film adaptation of the ALW Phantom. Spoiler Alert!

  • That Man And Mystery: POTO and the Trouble With Normal part 2, ALW

    Episode  |  July 20th, 2018  |  40 mins 7 secs
    1980s, alw, close reading, disability, history, normal, phantom of the opera, theatre

    Part 2 of my discussion of Phantom and the concept of "normal/normalcy" in which I talk about the ALW musical.