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Khaleesis & Amazons
0 minutes | Aug 11, 2017
The first episode of Mia's new podcast is up now! In it, Mia chats consent in Harry Potter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with her cohost and fellow academic, Scott. If you enjoy pop culture criticism, go to tropewatchers.com where you find all the links in the sidebar. Or you can search "Trope Watchers" on iTunes, Stitcher, or your podcatching app of choice. Happy listening!
58 minutes | Feb 27, 2016
What we’ve read lately, what we’re excited for in 2016! (S03E06)
In this episode, Nic and Mia recap some of the books we've read over the last couple of months, and share some stuff we're excited for this year.
63 minutes | Feb 1, 2016
Our Top 15 of 2015 - The Comics! (S03E05)
In our second instalment of our top 15 of 2015, we look at our favourite comics that we read in 2015.
79 minutes | Jan 10, 2016
Our Top 15 of 2015 - The Books! (S03E04)
Nic and Mia compare the top 15 books they read in 2015.
39 minutes | Dec 8, 2015
Holiday Gift Guide 2015 Part 2 (S03E03)
Part 2 of our Holiday Gift guide, where we recommend books based on the TV shows your friends and family love!
57 minutes | Nov 21, 2015
Holiday Gift Guide 2015 Part 1 (S03E02)
Mia and Nic recommend bookish gifts based on your friends' and families' Netflix tastes.
56 minutes | Nov 7, 2015
Mia and Nic watch Dune! (S03E01)
Mia and Nic watch the sci fi cult classic film Dune and discuss in relation to the book. Check the website for bonus commentary track: www.khaleesisandamazons.com
86 minutes | Sep 12, 2015
Unreliable Narrators: Amy Dunne, Lucky Linderman, Sansa Stark, and more! (S02E10)
Nic and Mia discuss the trope of the unreliable narrator in literature; we chat Gone Girl, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Everybody Sees the Ants, American Psycho, A Song of Ice and Fire, and lots more!
44 minutes | Aug 29, 2015
Hypotheticals plus wine: Did Snape die a virgin? and more! (S02E09)
Nic and Mia drink wine, eat snacks of the mostly chocolate variety, and answer the questions we know you've all been asking: How do periods and/or paedophilia work in Twilight? What Obernewtyn guild would we be in? Did Snape die a virgin? Tune in to hear the answers!
50 minutes | Aug 15, 2015
What We’ve Been Reading (or We Shouldn’t Record Podcasts When We’re Tired) (S02E08)
We catch up on the many many books we have been reading.
65 minutes | Jul 27, 2015
Bookish Confessions (S02E07)
Mia and Nic confess their most inappropriate fictional crushes, what plot devices they would never write, what slash fic they would love to read, and what books are they most ashamed to admit enjoying.
74 minutes | Jul 13, 2015
Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire so far - a discussion (S02E06)
Mia and Nic discuss the first 5 seasons of Game of Thrones and the first 5 books of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. We talk favourite characters, storylines, least favourite characters, book to show changes, and speculate on what might happen next! Spoilers ahead.
60 minutes | Jun 29, 2015
Hypotheticals: Is Daenerys Targaryen really a dictator? and more! (S02E04)
In this episode we ask the real questions: Is Daenerys Targaryen really a dictator? Can literature supplement life experience? Why do people like Batman? Tune in to hear our answers!
78 minutes | Jun 15, 2015
Fictional Pedagogy Part 2: Fictional Schools vs. NSW Department of Education (S02E04)
In part 2 of the discussion, Mia and Nic look at some more fictional schools, then apply the DET Quality Teaching Model to these academies to see how they hold up.
59 minutes | Jun 1, 2015
Fictional Pedagogy Part 1: Magical, Fantastical Academies (S02E03)
Part one of a discussion in which Mia and Nic assess the pedagogical value of fictional schools and academies, and discuss how well they would hold up in the real world. Featuring Hogwarts, Magisterium, Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, the Royal Palace of Tortall, King’s Dominion High School, and Obernewtyn.
66 minutes | May 18, 2015
Adults reading YA (S02E02)
In this episode, Mia and Nic discuss arguments for reading young adult as an adult, and compare themes in different YA lit such as Harry Potter, Twilight, and Fangirl. Trigger warning for minor discussion of self-harm and suicide.
73 minutes | May 4, 2015
Gwen Stacy and Women in Refrigerators (S02E01)
Join Mia and Nic as we discuss an interesting trope in literature and comics. We chat Spider-Man, Green Lantern, The Hunger Games, A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, and more!
65 minutes | Mar 23, 2015
Female Friendship: The Bechdel test, Rat Queens, Notes on a Scandal, Jane Austen, and more! (S01E09)
In this episode, Mia and Nic look at the different ways female friendship is portrayed in books and comics. We discuss the Bechdel test, then look at the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to relationships between women.
87 minutes | Mar 9, 2015
Supporting characters who SHINE: Hermoine Granger, Jim Gordon, Mary Crawford, and more! (S01E08)
This week we discuss books featuring a supporting cast who might just be more interesting than the protagonist. We chat Batman, Romeo and Juliet, The Hunger Games trilogy, Mansfield Park, and many more.
73 minutes | Feb 23, 2015
Gods on Earth: The Odyssey, Percy Jackson, American Gods, Wonder Woman, and more! (S01E07)
In this episode, Mia and Nic explore what happens when the gods walk among us. From Odysseus to Wonder Woman, Odin to Lucifer, we'll look at what books, comics, and manga create characters from the divine beings of mythology.
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