A Frankenstein Tale: Dissecting the films of Paul Verhoven

May 6th, 2020

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?

How well do you know your Greek myths?

April 22nd, 2020

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: A New Era

April 1st, 2020

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?

Diagnosing Doctor Who

March 18th, 2020

What defines Doctor Who? What has shaped its storytelling? And what has its legacy been upon genre narratives and television at large?

Talking Tolkien

December 10th, 2019

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.

Back to the Future: Prophecy or Fantasy?

November 15th, 2019

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.

Seinfeld: A Podcast about Nothing

September 4th, 2019

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.

Reading John Henry Newman

August 15th, 2019

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.

Getting Even More Lost in Austen

July 18th, 2019

We looked at Jane Austen’s novels, now we discuss the various adaptations in this episode of podcast Campion Conversations.

Introducing Augustine’s Confessions

June 20th, 2019

Campion’s lecturers discuss St Augustine’s Confessions and the saint behind this famous autobiographical work in this episode of Campion Conversations.