Culture · Perspectives

Podcast: Women’s Prize for Fiction – Still Necessary?

Our latest episode is in anticipation of the Women’s Prize for Fiction (also known as the Bailey’s Prize). In this episode, Amanda and Adiba discuss why the Women’s Prize for Fiction came about, and the criticism that it has often garnered. They consider whether the prize is still necessary today, and discuss women’s roles within… Continue reading Podcast: Women’s Prize for Fiction – Still Necessary?

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Podcast: Is Poetry Dead?

Happy poetry month to all our listeners! In this episode, Amanda and Adiba discuss poetry, and how it has impacted their lives. They also discuss some of their favourite poems, and read some works by various poets. They also speak about how poetry was a male-dominated genre but has significantly changed. Their discussion centres around… Continue reading Podcast: Is Poetry Dead?

Perspectives · Society

Podcast: Muslim Ban – Muslim Voices Speak Out

We’ve dedicated this episode to discussing the Muslim Ban, but specifically to boost the voices of Muslim people at this time. Adiba and Amanda surround their discussion of the ban, its implications, and consequences, around the contributions of Muslim, and non-Muslim, people from both the U.S. and Ireland. If you are in any way affected… Continue reading Podcast: Muslim Ban – Muslim Voices Speak Out

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Podcast: Young Adult Dystopias

In our third episode, we discuss young adult dystopian novels and their recent rise in popular culture. We look at these novels and their cinematic counterparts in terms of their impact on society, considering their frequent use of a female lead character, particularly in comparison to older, male-led dystopias. The books discussed in this podcast… Continue reading Podcast: Young Adult Dystopias

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Podcast: Moana, A New Hero for Representation?

In this podcast, we discuss Disney’s latest movie, Moana. We speak about the representation of Polynesian culture and discuss the movie within the context of Disney in general. You can follow the podcast on iTunes or stitcher. Links: The Guardian – Review Vanity Fair – Oceanic Trust Slate – Polynesian Myths CBC – Review Islands – Polynesian Islands NPR –… Continue reading Podcast: Moana, A New Hero for Representation?