30 episodes

This podcast draws on the world's most popular musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom Of The Opera, as well as on the experience of Phanship having been a Phan myself for three odd decades now, to explore social justice and intersectionality. That said, although a lot of my exploration and analysis comes from the Lloyd Webber stage-musical, I will talk about other versions of Phantom as well, along with some of the best of Phanfiction that I've yet come across! And whenever possible, I'll be interviewing fellow Phans, Phan-authors/creators, etc, to give voice to different experiences than just my own. So enjoy, and long live Phantom as a force for a better world!

In This Labyrinth: Justice From the Heart of The Phantom Of The Opera PhantomFemme

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This podcast draws on the world's most popular musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom Of The Opera, as well as on the experience of Phanship having been a Phan myself for three odd decades now, to explore social justice and intersectionality. That said, although a lot of my exploration and analysis comes from the Lloyd Webber stage-musical, I will talk about other versions of Phantom as well, along with some of the best of Phanfiction that I've yet come across! And whenever possible, I'll be interviewing fellow Phans, Phan-authors/creators, etc, to give voice to different experiences than just my own. So enjoy, and long live Phantom as a force for a better world!

    Highlights From My Zine Launch!

    Highlights From My Zine Launch!

    In this episode, I share highlights from the launch of my zine In One Combined.  Several fabulous volunteers read excerpts from the first issue at the event, and they were awesome enough to grant permission for their readings to be recorded and shared here on the show!  So enjoy a taste of the zine, and also the story of how I first became a Phantom Phan!


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    • 50 min
    Welcome to the Reboot!

    Welcome to the Reboot!

    Welcome to a reboot of the show at last! In this first episode back, I share with listeners some of the new POTO-related projects I’ve been working on while the podcast has been on hiatus - my dissertation, my new zine In One Combined, my new YouTube channel Spirit And Voice, and of course the new Phantom Of The Future sub-series of this very show! I also say some words about the reboot of the London production which recently re/opened. Oh, and sorry for the introjections from my screen-reader! LOL Oops, didn’t realize that Zoom would record the computer voice if I left “original sound” on. Won’t do that next time! Just didn’t have the spoons to go back and either re-record the episode entirely or try to pick those out of the recording.
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    Links:
    My Lulu Press author page — Where you can purchase my zine in both etext and hard-copy versions.My Zine Launch! — Where you can purchase tickets to the launch event for my zine!Spirit And Voice — My new YouTube channel where I share my music, and where I also share my spirituality and talk about the role that POTO plays in it.The 2030 Archive — The project that inspired me to start the Phantom Of The Future subseries of this podcast.Phantom Of The Future Episode 1 — Episode 1 of the Phantom Of The Future subseries of this podcast as seen over on the 2030 Archive site.

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    • 55 min
    Phantom Of The Future part 1 - The Story At The Heart Of The City

    Phantom Of The Future part 1 - The Story At The Heart Of The City

    The year is 2030. Phantom has been revived in Toronto, but not like before. As the city is transforming toward justice and sustainability, so, too, the production leads the way by being produced justly and non-extractively. The story, long gone, has returned to the heart of the city.

    This first episode of the Phantom Of The Future was inspired by and is my submission to The 2030 Archive, a project developed by the People’s Climate Movement of Toronto/GTA. The Archive seeks to use the arts to collectively imagine the city and world we want, and let that imagining inspire us to take action to bring that future into being. And of course, I want Phantom to be a part of that future and believe it has valuable contributions to make! You can check out the 2030 Archive and perhaps make your own submission at https://2030archive.org
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    • 6 min
    Phantom of the Underworlds: Erik as Lord of Sex and Death

    Phantom of the Underworlds: Erik as Lord of Sex and Death

    In this (LOL very much belated - Oops) Halloween/Samhain episode, I explore some of Phantom’s mythological roots. In particular, I explore some of our Erik’s connections to/resonances with deities of the underworld, death and passion! Oh, and apologies for the issues with the sound-quality. Tech weirdness!
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    Hades: Greek God of the UnderworldPluto: Roman God of Death and the UnderworldBaron Samedi — Lord of sex and death in the Haitian Vodou tradition.Haitian Vodou — More info on the religion of Vodou as practiced in the Haitian tradition.Matchmaker II: Perfect Pitch — The Phanfic where I saw the resonances between Leroux Erik and Baron Samedi explored.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    At The Intersection of Trauma and Politics: My Review of the Phanfic Shadow Government/Shadows Over Eden

    At The Intersection of Trauma and Politics: My Review of the Phanfic Shadow Government/Shadows Over Eden

    In this episode, I discuss the brilliant Phanfic Shadow Government/Shadows Over Eden by Quiet2885. I discuss how it explores the intersection of trauma and politics in a way I haven’t seen done elsewhere in Phanfiction. And I discuss some of the reasons why I find I prefer the original online Phic to the published version, at least on first reading of the Kindle ebook.
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    Links:
    Shadow Government — The original Fanfiction.net version of this Phanfic, which I mainly discussed in the episode.Shadows Over Eden: A Phantom Of The Opera Inspired Tale — The published version, available in both paperback and on Kindle.

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    • 57 min
    Music Of Quarantine/Quarantine Of The Opera: My Interview With Melissa Duijvestijn

    Music Of Quarantine/Quarantine Of The Opera: My Interview With Melissa Duijvestijn

    In this episode I interview Dutch Phan Melissa Duijvestijn. We talk about some of her experiences as an Autistic and Visually Impaired Phan, and also about the very cool POTO role-play and recording groups she’s involved in! #ManderleyAgain #QuarantineOfTheOpera #MusicOfQuarantine Plus, bonus, she sings and reads an excerpt from one of the role-plays!
    Special Guest: Melissa Duijvestijn.
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    Links:
    Final Lair featuring Melissa, Phoenix, and another friend!Wandering Child/Bravo Monsieur featuring Melissa, Phoenix, and another friend.All I Ask Of You featuring Melissa as ChristineThe Title Song from #MusicOfQuarantine featuring Melissa's friend Phoenix.Why Have You Brought Us Here, also from #MusicOfQuarantine.

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    • 1 hr 54 min

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Layers upon layers of the Phantom of the Opera

This podcast explores the Phantom of the Opera in the many forms the story has taken, with special attention given to the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical and the original novel by Gaston Leroux. PhantomFemme has a really contagious enthusiasm for the story of the Phantom and I'm so glad I started listening. All the depth given to thinking on how the story resonates with daily life makes for a really unique way of interpreting the various adaptations of POTO. Going through several episodes in a week or so inspired me to go back and rewatch and re-listen to the versions that I knew best as a teen and college student. It's been really interesting to rediscover the whole mythos through this pod. My favorite episodes so far were the one on the title song of the ALW musical ("Your Spirit and My Voice!") and the one on the masquerade ball in both musical and book ("Masquerade: from Poe to ALW").

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