The Schlock podcast goes to the Goths! Or rather, to the gothic, in anticipation to this quarter’s issue, themed to match. And what would a Gothic podcast involve? Not cathedrals (sadly?), but vampires, troubled 19th century authors and creepy flashes, as we discuss the differences between True Blood and Twlight, Frankenstein, Draculas, and Confessions of a Justified Sinner.
Taking part are the Schlock team – Teodor Reljic, Pete Farrugia, Marco Attard, Rachel Agius, Teena Faye Kingswell and Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone.
Look at YELLOW, Follow the Rules – by Pete Farrugia – 52:16
Aftermath – by Teodor Reljic – 55:22
The House of Unfinished Rooms – by Daniel Vella (read by Teodor Reljic) – 57:19
Love Comes in Spades – by Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone (read by Pete Farrugia) – 01:00:31
Vampires! Vampires! Vampires! Teena reads out Rachel’s thoughts on 21st century pop culture’s two very different takes on the vampire – the sparkly, teenage girl attracting ones in Twilight and the sexy, non-sparky, Southern Gothic types populating HBO’s True Blood. – 01:00
Teodor, Pete and Marco take on Mary Shelley’s first (and certainly most famous) creation, Frankenstein, and the indelible mark it left on the collective psyche. – 08:53
Draculas! Draculas! Draculas! Marco tells of a few notable appearances by Dracula himself in the 4-colour pages. Castles on the moon, vampire Batmen and brain punching ensues. – 29:17
Krista takes the academic scalpel on James Hogg’s 1824 novel, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. – 36:40
As usual – thanks go to Thom Cuschieri for helping us put everything together recording-wise, and Chris Galea for creating the soundscapes behind each flash.
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