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.
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.
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!!
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.
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 | 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.