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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Episode | October 31st, 2018 | 41 mins 36 secs
alw, disability, history, obsession, phanship
In this episode, I talk about Phantom, Phanship and obsession!
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!
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!
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.
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.