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

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

28 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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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    RIP Gillian Lynne.

    Episode  |  July 7th, 2018  |  3 mins 42 secs
    alw, choreography, dance, gillian lynne, memorial, phantom of the opera

    A short tribute to Gillian Lynne, the original choreographer of the ALW stage-musical of Phantom, who recently passed away at the age of 92.

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    Poor, Unhappy Erik: POTO and the Trouble With Normal part 1, Leroux.

    Episode  |  July 7th, 2018  |  48 mins 13 secs
    close reading, disability, history, intersectionality, leroux, normal/normalcy, phantom of the opera, politics

    An exploration of the original novel of Phantom by Gaston Leroux in its historical context, and how the novel treats the concept of "normal"/"normalcy". Content warning for references to sexism, racism, colonial and ableist violence, and eugenics.

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    Whose Is The Face In The Mask?

    Episode  |  June 12th, 2018  |  37 mins 31 secs
    alw, disability, gender, intersectionality, phanship, phantom of the opera, politics, poto, queerness

    Introducing myself and the podcast!