Episode | November 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
alw, baron samedi, death deities, halloween/samhain, leroux, mythology, underworld deities
This episode explores The Phantom's connections to myths and deities of death and passion, in belated honour of Halloween/Samhain.
At The Intersection of Trauma and Politics: My Review of the Phanfic Shadow Government/Shadows Over Eden
Episode | October 17th, 2020 | 57 mins 9 secs
kay, leroux, phanfiction, phantomlit, politics, reviews, trauma
In which I talk about another brilliant #Phanfic by Quiet2885 and discuss how it explores the intersection of #trauma and #politics.
Episode | July 23rd, 2020 | 48 mins 19 secs
history, leroux, phantomlit, queer, sequels
In this episode, I review the POTO sequel Lazare by author K. E. Torwood.
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.