From the Lighthouse
Love it or Hate it? The New BBC/Netflix Dracula

Love it or Hate it? The New BBC/Netflix Dracula

January 22, 2020

The new Netflix adaptation has divided audiences: some love it, some hate it. This week, Stephanie and Kirstin give their verdict (spoiler: they neither loved nor hated it!)

Noir Files #1: Laura - The Unknowable Femme Fatale

Noir Files #1: Laura - The Unknowable Femme Fatale

January 8, 2020

The first in a new series on film noir, Stephanie and Jimmy discuss Otto Preminger's 1944 film Laura. Laura is both an excellent novel by Vera Caspary and a true classic of film noir. We discuss Gene Tierney's gorgeousness, boring detectives, and whether you should receive guests sitting in the bath. 

Might as well face it, we’ll always be addicted to true crime

Might as well face it, we’ll always be addicted to true crime

December 11, 2019

Stephanie and Jimmy continue their long-standing and creepy obsession with true crime by chatting about the podcasts Detective Trapp, Hunting Warhead, Noble Blood and Hitman.

Interview with Diana Plater on travel writing

Interview with Diana Plater on travel writing

November 27, 2019

Travel writing—being paid to travel to and write about destinations all over the world sounds like a dream to many.  In this episode of From the Lighthouse, Michelle Hamadache interviews Diana Plater, travel writer and journalist with more than twenty years experience, to hear how to get started in the industry, tips on travel writing, and how the industry has changed with globalisation and the digital era.

MQ English Department’s International Masters students

MQ English Department’s International Masters students

November 13, 2019

This week, From the Lighthouse is hosted by the English Department's International Masters students— Oluwanifemi Temitayo Maxwell, Cornelia Li and Jonathan Chang. Travelling to Macquarie from all over the globe, the Masters students discuss everything from what it's like to live and study far from home to the challenges and rewards of negotiating flatmates who think you eat banana skins.

The Quarry Issue #15 Zoographia

The Quarry Issue #15 Zoographia

October 30, 2019

The students have taken over! Welcome to a special episode featuring issue #15 of The Quarry ‘Zoographia.’ Join the editorial team, Aylish, Jodie, Claire and Emily and their guests, Thomas and Matt, as they chat all things writing, reading and whether Nineteen Eighty-Four is a hazard to your health.

 

Read all their stories on The Quarry website – out November 8th!

Interview with Diana Plater on her first novel, Whale Rock

Interview with Diana Plater on her first novel, Whale Rock

October 16, 2019

Diana Plater, professional travel writer, journalist, and now novelist, discusses her first novel, Whale Rock, a sensuous exploration of mothering and loss and what it means to be a middle-aged woman in multi-cultural Sydney.

 

Credit for the pic of Diana: Sylvia Karschies.

Whale Rock by Diana Plater is available at:

https://themoshshop.com.au/collections/new-releases/products/whale-rock-by-diana-plater

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/924932

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07NYHWNTR

https://books.apple.com/us/book/whale-rock/id1454032970

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, aka The Gothic Charms of a Sassy Witch

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, aka The Gothic Charms of a Sassy Witch

October 2, 2019

It's time to get spoooooky. This month, Stephanie and Kirstin discuss the Gothic charms, sassy witches and excellent cats of the Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Titus Andronicus: A Bloody Mess or a Subversive Mess?

Titus Andronicus: A Bloody Mess or a Subversive Mess?

September 18, 2019

Join Jimmy Van and Michelle Hamadache as they discuss all things Titus Andronicus. Listen in to hear what they thought of the Bell Theatre Company's Sydney production of the play (not much!), and you'll also get to hear some insights into Shakespeare's original vision for what is a very bloody play. Warning: Both original play and the Bell production are rife with graphic scenes of sexual violence and mutilation. These topics are discussed during the podcast, so please be aware and listen accordingly.

Brilliant, smart, surprising, dirty … but enough about me, let’s talk about Fleabag

Brilliant, smart, surprising, dirty … but enough about me, let’s talk about Fleabag

September 4, 2019

We love Fleabag. No, we really love Fleabag. This week, Stephanie and Jimmy discuss their love of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's brilliant, smart, surprising, dirty comedy.