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#crusoeat300 and the Strange Life and Works of Daniel Defoe

#crusoeat300 and the Strange Life and Works of Daniel Defoe

August 21, 2019

2019 marks 300 years since the publication of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. This week, Stephanie is joined by Geoff to discuss the strange life, and perhaps even stranger works, of Daniel Defoe.

Might as well face it, we’re still addicted to true crime

Might as well face it, we’re still addicted to true crime

July 31, 2019

Stephanie and Jimmy meet up yet again to discuss all their various true crime obsessions. They can't stop watching, reading, and listening to true crime! It's a bit worrisome.

Sara-Mae Tuson and Heyer Today

Sara-Mae Tuson and Heyer Today

July 17, 2019

This week, Stephanie talks to Sara-Mae Tuson about her upcoming podcast series, Heyer Today, which will begin airing in December. They talk about the ongoing appeal of Heyer, the delights of rereading, and what happens when Stephen Fry accidentally sends you an email meant for his assistant.

Crowdfunding site: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fable-gazers-podcast-company-season-2-fundraiser#/updates/all

 

1819: An Extraordinarily Prolific Year for Keats

1819: An Extraordinarily Prolific Year for Keats

July 3, 2019

The romantic poet John Keats wrote most of his most famous poetry in the year 1819: 200 years ago this year. This week, Stephanie is joined by Dr Geoffrey Payne for an expansive discussion about Keats's life, death, poetry, and why 1819 was such an extraordinarily prolific year for him.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: A Reference to Bundy or the Netflix Film?

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile: A Reference to Bundy or the Netflix Film?

June 19, 2019

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is the extremely long title of a recent Netflix movie about Ted Bundy, starring Zac Efron as one of America's most notorious serial killers. This week, Jimmy and Stephanie chat about whether the film lives up to its promise. Spoiler: it doesn't. 

Game of Thrones Finale: The Rant is Long and Full of Terrors

Game of Thrones Finale: The Rant is Long and Full of Terrors

June 5, 2019

Everybody is talking about the Game of Thrones finale. So, we decided to as well. Jimmy and Louise join Stephanie to discuss the final series of the worldwide phenomenon but fair warning: ranting awaits.

Interview with Ellie Crookes on Guinevere and Arthurian Literature

Interview with Ellie Crookes on Guinevere and Arthurian Literature

May 22, 2019

Guinevere has always been one of the most popular, and the most contested, characters of the Arthurian legends. This week, Stephanie is joined by Ellie Crookes to talk about the place of Guinevere in Arthurian literature, and why the nineteenth century loved to represent her as a nun.

Interview with Xu Daozhi on Indigenous Cultural Capital: Postcolonial Narratives in Australian Children’s Literature

Interview with Xu Daozhi on Indigenous Cultural Capital: Postcolonial Narratives in Australian Children’s Literature

May 8, 2019

How are Indigenous people represented in Australian children's literature? Xu Daozhi joins Stephanie to discuss her book Indigenous Cultural Capital: Postcolonial Narratives in Australian Children's Literature, which explores this very subject.

Might as well face it, we’re addicted to true crime

Might as well face it, we’re addicted to true crime

April 24, 2019

We love true crime. We consume lots of true crime. This week, Jimmy and Steph discuss some recent true crime books, podcasts, and documentaries, and ponder exactly what was happening in the 1970s. #FreeAdnan.

In love with the shape of you: An Interview with Lee Kofman

In love with the shape of you: An Interview with Lee Kofman

April 10, 2019

Lee Kofman's Imperfect explores the way our bodies shape the people we are. This week, Stephanie talks to Lee about imperfect bodies, gender, the cultural history of scars, and why we never talk about our bodies.

Visit Lee's website at https://leekofman.com.au/