Do Paul Verhoeven’s shlocky sci-fi action romps like Robocop and Starship Troopers explore themes from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Plato’s Republic?
Greek myths are part of the fabric of our culture, but how well do you actually know them? We discuss where to begin in this episode.
Star Wars under Disney has gone through significant changes. Why was there so much angst over the final trilogy and what’s the fuss about The Mandalorian?
What defines Doctor Who? What has shaped its storytelling? And what has its legacy been upon genre narratives and television at large?
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.
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.
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.
Cardinal John Henry Newman was a prolific writer. In this episode of Campion Conversations, our lecturers discuss Newman, the Apologia and how to read it.
We looked at Jane Austen’s novels, now we discuss the various adaptations in this episode of podcast Campion Conversations.
Campion’s lecturers discuss St Augustine’s Confessions and the saint behind this famous autobiographical work in this episode of Campion Conversations.
In this episode we dive into one of the best-loved authors in English literature, Jane Austen and discuss her standout novels and characters.
Classics lecturer recommend the best of Livy’s works for those interested in learning more about classical literature and the Liberal Arts.
Campion lecturers Thomas Flynn and Colin Dray discuss Mad Max in detail, from the original 1979 classic to 2015’s Fury Road.
From its endless mysteries, strange occurrences and flashbacks, LOST remains an endless source of intrigue and frustration to viewers.
Drs Luciano Boschiero and Colin Dray unpack the concepts introduced in the first film and discuss the pros and cons of the polarising sequels.
Drs Colin Dray and Jeremy Bell look at classic Japanese animated series from the 80s and 90s like He-Man, Astro Boy and The Mysterious Cities of Gold.
Can video games depict sophisticated narratives, how do they compare to major motion pictures and how are games evolving?
Dr Colin Dray and Thomas Flynn dive into the original 1982 science fiction thriller Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford.
Short story fiction has taken many forms since its rise to popularity in the 18th Century. In this episode, Campion academics discuss what makes a short story.
The Tempest… Is it a comedy? A romance? A revenge play? Campion’s literature academics unpack this beloved Shakespearean play.
Dr Paul Morrissey and special guest Greg Sheridan discuss Sheridan’s book, Christianity in Australia and why God is good for you.
Campion lecturers Colin Dray and Thomas Flynn reflect on this zany and imaginative series in this episode of Campion Conversations.
In this special episode of Campion Conversations, Dr Paul Morrissey interviews Senator Cory Bernardi about how and why he got into politics.
James Bond is a silver screen icon, but is there more to him outside the impeccable suits, crisp martinis and attractive young women?
Campion Conversations host Dr Colin Dray and Campion graduate Anna Hitchings discuss Disney’s live action film remakes.
Campion academics discuss the formation of the Royal Society of London, famously satirised as the Grand Academy of Lagado in Gulliver’s Travels.
Academics Colin Dray and Thomas Flynn discuss the various Studio Ghibli films created by Miyazaki and what makes each one remarkable.
Literature academics Dr Colin Dray and Dr Jeremy Bell discuss Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
In the debut episode of Campion Conversations, Campion academics look at the newest film in the Star Wars franchise, Solo: A Star Wars Story.