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Pod Culture [Oz‪]‬ Pod Culture [Oz]

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Pull up a chair and join us at the Pod Culture [Oz] virtual cafe table, where we chat about the important things in life - books, movies, tv shows and all kinds of gaming.

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

    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 quests, immersion, intrusion and liminal - and we also speculate on what the future of fantasy will be in the current dark times. Plus Nick declares that The Epic Is Dead. What do you think?

    For detailed show notes and more information about the books, tv shows, movies, roleplaying games and computer games we discuss in this episode, check out the podcast website, podcultureoz.com.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Ep 15: Nukes, Supernovas, Meteors & Pandemics - Welcome to the Pre-Apocalypse

    Ep 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 - natural disasters that can't be averted, external agents such as aliens and robot overlords (you know we want to talk about Cylons and Reapers again!), and of course, looming man-made disasters that may or may not be averted. Nick is back with more Neon Genesis Evangelion (of course!), plus Flip has a WHOLE NEW WAY to examine Westworld!

    For detailed show notes and more information about the books, tv shows,  movies, roleplaying games and computer games we discuss in this episode,  check out the podcast website, podcultureoz.com.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Ep 14: Scandi Noir, Reality TV, Remakes & Pandemic Brain (Year in Review)

    Ep 14: Scandi Noir, Reality TV, Remakes & Pandemic Brain (Year in Review)

    In this special Summer Edition episode, we contemplate what we are calling the ‘long year’ of the pandemic, and assess if we have reached the goals that we set in our first episode.

    We also look at pet peeves in pop culture, literature of the pose, why lit fic and the western cannon suck, and what we are looking forward to discussing in future episodes.

    For detailed show notes and more information about the books, tv shows, movies, roleplaying games and computer games we discuss in this episode, check out the podcast website, podcultureoz.com.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep 13: Rockets, Billionaires & Space Cowboys

    Ep 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.

    For detailed show notes and more information about the books, tv shows, movies, roleplaying games and computer games we discuss in this episode, check out the podcast website, podcultureoz.com.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Ep 12: Ghosts are not horror

    Ep 12: Ghosts are not horror

    In this year's Halloween episode, Dave throws out the theory that "Ghosts are NOT horror", and challenges Nick and Flip to prove or disprove it.

    We discuss ghosts with unfinished business, ghosts with curses, Japanese ghosts specifically, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. So, what is your take on ghosts as horror?

    For  detailed show notes and more information about the books, tv shows,  movies, roleplaying games and computer games we discuss in this episode,  check out the podcast website, podcultureoz.com.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 11: Happily Ever After

    Ep 11: Happily Ever After

    In this fairy tale inspired episode of Pod Culture [Oz], we joined by romance novelist Renee Dahlia as we discuss how fairy tale tropes can be translated across into fiction.

    We explore how fairy tale retellings are used in modern stories, which fairy tales are most popular, the connection between fairy tales and romance, and how marginalised authors can use them to leverage their stories for a wider audience.

    For detailed show notes and more information about the books, tv shows, movies, roleplaying games and computer games we discuss in this episode, check out the podcast website, podcultureoz.com.

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Splinterbone ,

Intelligent game talk

I’ve binged the first 6 episodes and really enjoyed the academic approach to elements of pop culture... the tropes in TTgames, literature, media and video games.

I also love how the conversation switches between serious academic analysis to gales of laughter when the stories come out.

Very entertaining. Keep it up.

Dave

Ruanne77 ,

A great start.

I really enjoyed the mix of movies/TV, games and books. Love the relaxed conversational style. I am looking forward to hearing the next episode.

divaflip ,

Interesting new podcast on genre fiction

A different take on genre fiction, looking a how a theme is explored across books, film and tv. Off to a good start, will follow with interest.

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