Campion Conversations

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Latest Episodes

A Frankenstein Tale: Dissecting the films of Paul Verhoven
May 05, 2020

Do 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 21, 2020

Greek myths are part of the fabric of our culture, but how well do you actually know them?

Star Wars: A New Era
March 31, 2020

Star Wars under Disney has gone through some significant changes. Why was there so much angst over the final trilogy and what is the big deal about The Mandalorian?

Diagnosing Doctor Who
March 17, 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 09, 2019

Campion 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 14, 2019

In this episode we discuss the beloved trilogy Back to the Future, reflecting on the burgeoning scientific potential of the 1980s.

Seinfeld: A Podcast about Nothing
September 03, 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 15, 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 17, 2019

We looked at Jane Austen's novels, now we discuss the various adaptations.

Introducing Augustine's Confessions
June 20, 2019

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