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013 - Trainspotting w/ Nicholas Castro
The thirteenth episode of TIMFT explores the fetid ecstasy of Danny Boyle's film Trainspotting (1996) with Nicholas Castro looking at empathetic cinema, the black hole of addiction, and the idea of "found family".
Trainspotting: The Choice of a Generation
012 - Dominowski & easyMix w/ Static Vision
This bumper double episode of TIMFT with Static Vision's Conor Bateman and Felix Hubble looks at the oddly familiar in two new media works: the idiosyncratic YouTube artefact 'Competitive eating icon, a Staten Islander, retires', and the extravagant pop deconstruction of easyFun's easyMix.
Competitive eating icon, a Staten Islander, retires (2008)
easyMix - easyFun (2015)
Embalming the obscure: The rise of B-movie cinephilia
Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986)
Perfect Film (1986) dir. Ken Jacobs
Hollow Jungle (2019) dir. Conor Bateman
Ian Barr tweet
011 - The Taste of River Water w/ James Perkins
The beautiful rural microcosms of Cate Kennedy's award-winning poetry collection, The Taste of River Water, are explored with James Perkins in THIS, the ELEVENTH episode of This Is My Favourite Thing!
The Taste of River Water by Cate Kennedy (1962)
Joy flight - Cate Kennedy
Writing The 'Ow' Factor: Cate Kennedy discusses the craft of writing fiction
Jennifer Byrne Presents: Words Aloud
010 - Hot Fuzz w/ Fiona Gillman
Episode TEN of This Is My Favourite Thing travels to the cozy English countryside in Edgar Wright's 2007 cop-comedy Hot Fuzz, with Fiona Gillman.
Hot Fuzz (2007) Trailer
Hot Fuzz commentary with Edgar Wright & Quentin Tarantino
Hey dude, where’s my doughnut? by Brian Johnson
009 - Pale Fire w/ Charlie Walsh
Episode NINE of This Is My Favourite Thing with Charlie Walsh investigates the mystery of Vladimir Nabokov's infinitely layered mystery-box of a novel, the 999-line poem Pale Fire.
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov (1962)
Pale Fire: poem
Nabokov's "Pale Fire": The Magic of Artistic Discovery by Brian Boyd
008 - The Power w/ Emily Trueman
Episode EIGHT of This Is My Favourite Thing looks at the revolutionary ideas behind Naomi Alderman’s novel The Power, with Emily Trueman.
"It's a piece of feminist science fiction - or speculative fiction, or fiction about a fictional thing rather than a real thing (curious concept). In the novel, very suddenly almost all the women in the world develop the power to electrocute people at will. Anything from a tiny tingle all the way to full electro-death. And then everything is different."
The Power by Naomi Alderman
‘The Power’ author Naomi Alderman answers your questions
Feminism: in conversation with Camille Paglia