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Episode 22: Streaming, content, and sailing the high seas

In this special summer edition Year in Review episode, we are joined by our friends Lafayette and Carlos from the Nerds Talking Podcast. We take a take a look back at the critical issues of 2023: streaming services, the rise of ‘content’, and the potential return of sailing the high seas for Australians. This episode …

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Episode 21: Women in white – Gothic Halloween special

This year’s Halloween special sees us joined by Australian horror author Kyla Ward as we talk all about the women in white: gothic fiction – what is is, and is it still relevant after nearly 300 years. In this episode, Kyla provides us with an overview of the history of gothic fiction, including the infamous …

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Hat, slides and a shell on a beach on a sunny day

Episode 18: Fanfic, Trauma, and Cancellations – 2022 in review

In this special Summer Edition episode, we contemplate the past year & what we liked and didn’t like. We look at our current pop culture pet peeves, have a rant or two, and discuss what we are looking forward to in future episodes. You can listen to this episode on our website, or you can …

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Woman dressed as a vampire with bloody fangs and red eyes

Episode 17: De-fanged – Scary vampires are SO last century

In this year’s Halloween episode, we are joined again by our friend Fred as we look look at the perennial horror trope, the vampire. Flip throws out the claim that modern vampires are no longer scary, leading to them being ‘de-fanged’. We discuss the history of fanged fiction, from Polidori’s novel The Vampypre, through to …

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Red dragon breathing fire

Episode 16: Heroines, Witchers, Dragons and Heists – Beyond the Monomyth

In this episode, we finally dive into the massive fantasy genre. We explore the ideas in Gail Carriger’s book The Heroine’s Journey as an alternative story structure to the more well known hero’s journey, and how that works in different fiction formats We also look at Farah Mendelson’s four different types of fantasy – portal …

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Asteroid on collision course with earth

Episode 15: Nukes, Supernovas, Meteors & Pandemics – Welcome to the Pre-Apocalypse!

In this episode, we examine the often-overlooked moments before an impending apocalypse, which have a special drama of their own. And we are here for that drama… do people come together in the face of impending doom, or do they crumble under the weight of inevitable disaster? We look at different types of impending doom …

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Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House

Episode 14: Scandi Noir, Reality TV, Remakes & Pandemic Brain

Or: The Long Year Reviewed   In this episode, we contemplate what we are calling the ‘long year’ of the pandemic, and assess if we have reached the goals that we set way back in our first episode. We also look at pet peeves in pop culture, literature of the pose, why lit fic and …

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Episode 13: Rockets, Billionaires & Space Cowboys

In this space-inspired episode of Pod Culture [Oz], we joined by special guest Marta Troicka as we discuss Nick’s claim that all modern space movies suck. We look at three different types of space movies, spacecraft as a form of public transport, and space stories as frontierism. You can listen to this episode on our …

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