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.