Replaying Some Distant Memory

When I finished my thesis I really didn’t think I’d be revisiting Some Distant Memory (Galvanic Games 2019) any time in the near future. The story is captivating but it is quite linear. But when I realised how incomplete my notes were from my Masters I was forced to go back to the game before…

In Cold Blood & Capote – Or why you should never trust a writer…

Welcome to season 2 of The Frankenpod in which we will be looking at Truman Capote and his “literary non-fiction” novel In Cold Blood (1966). You can listen here Download here Or add us to your podcast app The media that we focused on included; The 1966 novel In Cold Blood: A true account of a multiple…

Sherlock and the Case of the Upset Fandom with Megan of Oh No! Lit Class!

Download episode HERE Listen HERE This episode I’m joined by the hilarious Megan of Oh No! Lit Class to talk about her favourite detective boy Sherlock Holmes. We examine the adaptations of the most adapted character in English literature. The character is the invention of Arthur Conan Doyle, lover of fairies and enthusiastic proponent of…

What we do in the Shadows with Meg from Indoorswomen

This episode I’m joined by Meg from the fabulous pop-culture podcast Indoorswomen. We talked about the 2014 vampire spoof What we do in the Shadows. I love this movie and Meg took part in the Kickstarter to get a US theatrical release of this distinctly New Zealand gothic parody. We completely spoil this movie so…

The Devil’s Dictionary

Today we are going to dabble in The Devil’s Dictionary.  Our Twitter is @thefrankenpod Listen Now! The first English dictionary is commonly thought to be compiled in 1755 by Dr Samuel Johnson of Blackadder fame. But that’s not really true. There were plenty of dictionaries before him. The most accurate guess at the earliest English…

The Keepsake, Mary Shelley and Eboli

Listen to The Keepsake Add The FrankenPod to your podcast app In this episode of The FrankenPod, we talk a little bit about one of Mary Shelley’s works written for the literary annual The Keepsake. We already covered the ‘Mortal Immortal’ and Shelley published 7 or 8 stories in The Keepsake. The 1828 edition of…

Richard March’s The Beetle with Olivia from What’sHerName Podcast

This blog post accompanies The FrankenPod episode Unpleasant Odours released on Saturday the 14th of July 2018. Download the episode Add The FrankenPod to your podcast app I was lucky enough to be joined by Olivia of the women’s history podcast What’sHerName which draws attention to stories of women who get consistently overlooked. Olivia teaches…

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Once upon a time, there was a guy named Brent who trusted Morgan to tell him a story with a beginning, middle and end… This is the blog post that accompanies The FrankenPod episode Drood! released on the 7th of July 2018. Click here to add us into your podcast app! This episode we talk about…

Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca with Linzi from 33% Pulp

This is a belated blog post for the episode ‘Playing Mrs De Winter… Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier with Linzi from 33% Pulp’of the FrankenPod. Click here to add us into your podcast app! First things first, I’m so grateful to Linzi for making the time to not only talk to me about the book…