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Campion Conversations is a fortnightly podcast produced by Campion College Australia, marrying pop culture and the liberal arts. In each episode, academics and staff from Campion discuss a film, a TV series or another element of pop culture through the lens of the humanities.

How To Listen: Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Seinfeld: A Podcast about Nothing | Campion Conversations

  The four quirky anti-heroes who starred in one of the most defining television shows of the '90s take centre stage in this episode of Campion Conversations. What is Seinfeld actually about? Is it a show about nothing, as it meta-textually suggests in...

Reading John Henry Newman | Campion Conversations

  Cardinal John Henry Newman died 129 years ago on 11 August 1890. A renowned writer, the (soon-to-be-canonised) prelate wrote numerous books, essays and letters throughout his life both as an Anglican and, later, a Catholic. Perhaps the most famous of...

Getting Even More Lost in Austen | Campion Conversations

We looked at Jane Austen's novels, now we discuss the various adaptations. Austen's works have been adapted, re-adapted, modified and caricaturised in countless ways. We dive into these and discuss which ones worked, which didn't and what remain today as...

Introducing Augustine’s Confessions | Campion Conversations

  Another miniature episode of suggested books to read before studying at Campion. This episode tackles St Augustine's famous autobiographical work, Confessions. Campion's lecturers discuss this work and the saint behind it in this episode of Campion...

Getting lost in Austen | Campion Conversations

  In this episode we dive into one of the best-loved authors in English literature, Jane Austen. Why is she so beloved? What are her standout novels and characters? We discuss this and more in this episode of Campion...

Livy-ing it up | Campion Conversations

Classics lecturer Thomas Flynn and podcast host and literature lecturer Dr Colin Dray recommend the best of Livy's works for those interested in learning more about classical literature and the Liberal Arts in this mini episode.

A Mad Max Retrospective | Campion Conversations

Australia's iconic dystopian action series Mad Max is the theme of this episode of Campion Conversations. Lecturers Thomas Flynn and Colin Dray discuss each film in detail, from the original 1979 classic starring Mel Gibson to 2015's Fury...

LOST in Thought | Campion Conversations

  LOST is possibly one of the most divisive television shows ever created. From its endless mysteries, strange occurrences and flashbacks, the show remains an endless source of intrigue and frustration to viewers, even nearly a decade after its final...

Down the Rabbit Hole of The Matrix | Campion Conversations

  The Matrix trilogy is one of the most divisive and discussed series of films ever made. In this episode of Campion Conversations, Drs Luciano Boschiero and Colin Dray unpack the concepts introduced in the first film and discuss the pros and cons of the...

Japanimation Enters the West | Campion Conversations

  Take a dive into your childhood and relive the love you had for classic Japanese animated series from the 80s and 90s like He-Man, Astro Boy and The Mysterious Cities of Gold, with our lecturers Dr Colin Dray and Dr Jeremy...

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