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A podcast exploring the role of women and gender in film, television and fiction. Looking at the tales we tell and why we tell them.

A podcast exploring the role of women and gender in film, television and fiction. Looking at the tales we tell and why we tell them.
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United States

Description:

A podcast exploring the role of women and gender in film, television and fiction. Looking at the tales we tell and why we tell them.

Language:

English

Contact:

0044 7957157171


Episodes

The Tales We Tell Episode 6, Part 2: A Female Bard

4/8/2019
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In part two of our two-part episode on female interpretations of the Homeric Epics, host Clara Cook is once again joined by David Manasian to discuss the first female translation of The Odyssey, the different novelisations of the myths written by women and whether it is possible that the poet Homer could have actually been a woman.

Duration:01:07:26

The Tales We Tell Episode 6: The Feminine Iliad

4/7/2019
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In this two-part episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by the family patriarch and fan of the Homeric epic, David Manasian to discuss female interpretations of the epic poems of The Iliad and The Odyssey. In part one we examine the women of Greek Myth and both the male and female views of the stories that surround them. We ask whether women really were so oppressed in Ancient Greece and if a woman's view of war is underrepresented in literature.

Duration:00:59:20

The Tales We Tell Episode 5: Dreadful Women

2/20/2019
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In this episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by Horror fan Rosie Powell to discuss the TV series Penny Dreadful. We examine the female characters of the show, the themes of sex, death and Victorian morals. We ask whether women are well represented in the Horror genre and if there is room for improvement.

Duration:02:28:21

The Tales We Tell Episode 4: Maud, Anne and Us

1/16/2019
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In this episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by L. M. Montgomery expert Jessica Young to discuss the many adaptations of Anne of Green Gables. We discuss why some adaptations are more successful than others, why Montgomery is less well known than her own literary creation and how Anne continues to appeal to new generations of audiences.

Duration:01:48:02

The Tales We Tell Episode 3: A Lady Bird in Sacramento

11/25/2018
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In this episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by Sacramento native Ashley Bouchard to discuss Greta Gerwig's critically acclaimed film 'Lady Bird.' We discuss what it is like to grow up in a small city, move far away from home and how important it is to accurately represent female adolescence on screen.

Duration:01:58:55

The Tales We Tell Episode 2, Part 2: Burning Down the Dystopia

10/18/2018
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In part two of our two-part episode on The Handmaid's Tale, host Clara Cook is once again joined by Natalie Joanes and Kelechi Ehenulo to discuss the men of Gilead, the creative aspects of the show, our obsession with dystopias and the trope of female suffering in television.

Duration:01:44:19

The Tales We Tell Episode 2: June, the Unlikely Heroine

10/18/2018
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In this two-part episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by Natalie Joanes and Kelechi Ehenulo to discuss the TV adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale. We discuss the characters of June and Serena, the women of Gilead and their relationships both with each other and the men that surround them.

Duration:01:43:59

The Tales We Tell Episode 1: Agent Scully, Medical Doctor!

9/8/2018
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In this first episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by X Files fan Natalie Joanes to discuss the character of Dana Scully, FBI Agent and Medical Doctor. We discuss the effect the character has had on female viewers, her development throughout the series and whether male script-writers can ever write realistic female characters.

Duration:01:14:55