154 episodes

An international podcast combining pop culture and academics, with series such as History in Movies, Politics in Movies, Science in Movies, Psychoanalysis in Movies, and more.

Pod Academy Pod Academy

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

An international podcast combining pop culture and academics, with series such as History in Movies, Politics in Movies, Science in Movies, Psychoanalysis in Movies, and more.

    Blues Music on Film

    Blues Music on Film

    American blues music has created the genres that have been dominating the music world for the past 70 years. Today we'll go on a trip that covers the evolution of that music, from its roots (Brother Where Art Thou?, 2001), to its soul (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, 2020), its theft (Cadillac Records, 2008), its rise (Ray, 2004) and its acceptance into the mainstream (The Blues Brothers, 1980). Together with Gil are two longtime members of the show, musician Bridget Hall and avid blues fan Shay Golan.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Last Duel: Historical Review

    The Last Duel: Historical Review

    The Last Duel (2021, now in theatres) more or less accurately depicts a trial by combat over a rape accusation in France in the year 1386. In this episode, Mallory and Rutger discuss the film and the historical context from the perspective of the three protagonists.

    • 1 hr
    Vikings on Film

    Vikings on Film

    The Vikings are the last hurrah of paganism in Europe. In the English perspective, the Viking age consists of the period between their first raid on English shores in 793 and concludes with the other battle of 1066, not the one of Hastings, but of Stamford Bridge. Yet this is only one of several possible bookends. The Christianisation of the Danish kings is sometimes seen as another. Be that as it may, the Viking age is curious because they came, they saw, they conquered... and then they just kinda stopped coming, because both they and their enemies had evolved into something else. But what was Vikingness like at peak performance? What made them tick? And why did that end? That's today's episode.

    • 53 min
    Dune Takes Sci-Fi Filmmaking to New Heights

    Dune Takes Sci-Fi Filmmaking to New Heights

    The new Dune by Dennis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, is a sci-fi sensation that charts a new course for the CGI-heavy genre.

    • 37 min
    Beowulf on Film

    Beowulf on Film

    Beowulf is an epic poem from 6th c. southern Scandinavia, recorded in Anglo-Saxon a few centuries later. The poem recalls a time when brutal warriors in small kingdoms dominated the North Sea coasts as the transition from paganism to Christianity was unfolding. In this episode, Gil and Rutger review three films based on the plot of the poem: Beowulf (2007), Beowulf & Grendel (2005), and Outlander (2008).

    • 58 min
    Techno on Film

    Techno on Film

    Electronic dance music took Europe by storm in the years following 1989. The music became the soundtrack across the unifying continent for the post-Cold War euphoria of the decade when the world went online. In this episode, Rutger reviews five films that depict events from the "second Summer of Love" in Manchester in the late eighties to the early noughties in Berlin: 24 Hour Party People (2002), Trainspotting (1996), Wasted (1996), It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004) and Berlin Calling (2008). For this episode, there exists a 45-minute mix of some of the songs featured in the films and discussed in the review. This can be found at https://www.ourpodacademy.com/post/techno-on-film

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Fozzlebean ,

Great content

I’ve followed GoT academy for a long time it was the first channel I’d ever become a patron for I love their expansion into exploring more varied ideas outside of GoT with their well honed analytical style they developed for deconstructing GoT.

Love all the guest hosts. Really glad I have podcasts of you for when I’m driving!

Top Podcasts In TV & Film

You Might Also Like