I’m very pleased to announce that our trial podcast episode received such positive feedback that we’ve decided to make it a regular feature!
Podcasts will be fortnightly to begin with, and will increase to weekly as soon as we can pay our editor, currently a volunteer, $15 an hour. Editing a podcast twice a month is already a big favour; doing it weekly becomes a job and deserves to be compensated just as our writers and administrators already are. We can justify a weekly podcast once we reach $900 in Patreon pledges and can spare at least $120 a month in editing fees. We are, at the time of writing, just $52 away from this goal.
This is unfortunately still only available on Soundcloud, but we are in the process of submitting it to iTunes, Google Play and others. If there is somewhere else you want us to make it available, please let us know in the comments! For those who can use it, this is the link to our RSS feed: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:288412094/sounds.rss
Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback and suggested future topics (which you are still very welcome to do). We already have two new episodes edited and ready to go, and have scheduled in more recording sessions. We’ve all really enjoyed the process, and are thrilled that you’re enjoying the results of our work!
Chatty AF 2: Revolutionary Girl Utena Retrospective
SPOILERS: For Revolutionary Girl Utena and The Adolescence of Utena
0:00 Intro: How did everyone first watch Utena?
06:15 The dub and localization
10:32 Characterization, worldbuilding, themes and thesis
20:11 Japanese and western cultural context
26:30 The impact of watching Utena at different ages and in different decades
31:24 The handling of unsympathetic characters: Nanami, Saionji, Touga
37:45 Subverting 90s/shojo tropes of romance and sexuality
45:50 Anthy’s character
50:45 Director Kunihiko Ikuhara’s other works
55:43 The staying power of Utena and its fandom
1:04:49 Outro: Where you can find Caitlin, Dee and Vrai’s work
Recorded Sunday 19th February 2017
Music: Open Those Bright Eyes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
We would love to podcast weekly, but can only justify it once we hit $900 in Patreon pledges and can afford to pay our editor a fair wage for regular work. Help make this possible by becoming a patron for as little as $1 a month!