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Campion Conversations

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.

Star Wars: A New Era | Campion Conversations

With the recent Star Wars trilogy wrapping up and the release of The Mandalorian, the franchise seems to be getting a makeover under Disney. This episode of  Campion Conversations takes a frank look at Star Wars under Disney's mantle. What did they get wrong? What...

Diagnosing Doctor Who | Campion Conversations

What defines Doctor Who? What has shaped its storytelling? And what has its legacy been upon genre narratives and television at large? Dr Colin Dray and Dr Jeremy Bell discuss the franchise that has spanned more than half a century with over a dozen iterations of the...

Talking Tolkien | Campion Conversations

In this miniature episode of Campion Conversations, literature lecturer Dr Colin Dray and classics lecturer Thomas Flynn discuss some lesser-known works by the father of modern fantasy, J.R.R. Tolkien. These texts are particularly useful for those interested in...

Back to the Future: Prophecy or Fantasy? | Campion Conversations

Campion takes on the classic trilogy that many of us grew up watching in this episode of Campion Conversations. Host Dr Colin Dray and co discuss their love for the trilogy and examine it in light of the burgeoning potential of science in the 1980s, while considering...

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 Season 4? Are the...

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 these was his...

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 the gold...

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 Conversations.

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.

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