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Season 2

  • Minisode; EGSM on EGSM 34:00

    It's time to get meta! Today's break content is an Enthusigasm episode about...Enthusigasm! Helen chats to Cathy, Michelle, and Tessa about what it's like to work on the show, receives some appropriately enthusiastic and wholesome replies, and also gets affectionately roasted.

    Transcript

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3PYWBiV

    Word: https://bit.ly/3QkDNdu

    Content warnings:

    • Discussions of: gender dysphoria, stress & self-doubt, therapy
    • Mentions of: war (fictional)

    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.

    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, Cathy Rinella, Michelle Snow & Tessa Vroom

    Edited by Michelle Snow & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill

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  • EGSM: S2 Cutting Room Floor 34:15

    Today we have a very special treat! This episode contains chats that have never been released before, publicly or on our Patreon. EGSM recordings are often pretty long, so Helen often has to cut out bits that are fun or interesting, but just don’t fit in. Here are some of those excerpts!

    Transcript: 

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3S3yMHQ

    Word: https://bit.ly/3cHytCA

    Content warnings:

    • Occasional beeping
    • Sexual references
    • Spoilers for Vikings
    • Discussions of: death (inc. child murder) & human remains, claustrophobia, racism & slavery, war, body horror
    • Mentions of: kidnapping (inc. missing children), hand trauma, religion, sexism, mental health & trauma (inc. childhood trauma)

    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.

    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, Jonny Sims, Grace Knight, Maddy Searle, Imogen Harris, Fay Roberts, Rafaella Marcus, Nemo Martin, Elizabeth Moffatt, Becky Annison, Muna Hussen, Cole Weavers, Tim Meredith & Josh Fox

    Edited by Tessa Vroom & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

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  • EGSM Declassified: Jane Austen 48:55

    In this declassified Patreon episode, you must allow Helen, Sasha, Lydia, and Maddy to tell you how ardently they admire and love the works of Jane Austen.

    We chat about the trials and tribulations of how we got into the books in the first place, our favourite characters and relationships, and the various merits of the many film and TV adaptations of Austen’s work.

    Top quote: "They feel small, but that's fine, because it is also a delighting in the smallness of real life and existing, and the skill that it takes to navigate those things."

    Transcripts

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3IVek8f

    Word: https://bit.ly/3B8mmZy

    Content warnings:

    • mild innuendo
    • occasional beeping
    • Discussion of: sexism, age gaps, pandemic and lockdown
    • Mentions: compulsory heterosexuality, slavery, war

    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.

    Directed by Helen Gould

    Featuring: Helen Gould, Sasha Sienna, Lydia Nicholas, and Maddy Searle

    Editing by Marisa Ewing and Jeffrey Nils-Gardner

    Produced by April Sumner & Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J Newall & April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill

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  • EGSM: Season 2 Outtakes 10:23

    It’s what we’ve all been waiting for: the blooper reel! Here are some jokes and mistakes that didn’t make it into this season’s episodes. Enjoy!

    Transcript:

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3Rnd2qp

    Word: https://bit.ly/3AGTTtq

    Content warnings:

    • Frequent beeping
    • Innuendo
    • Discussions of: child death
    • Mentions of: food

    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.

    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, Shamini Bundell, Tim Meredith, Lowri Ann Davies, Elizabeth Moffatt, Jessica Law, Rhys Tirado, Jonny Sims, Fay Roberts, Cathy Rinella, Tom Crowley, Josh Fox, Cole Weaver, Martyn Pratt, Sean Smith & Alasdair Stuart

    Edited by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom, Marisa Ewing & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

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  • EGSM: Lowri’s Hot Takes 40:20

    As our wonderful producer, Lowri sits in on all of the recordings – but because she’s not in all the episodes, she has to stay muted.

    BUT NO LONGER!

    In this special episode, Lowri tells Helen her thoughts about all of topics from this season – from Star Wars to singing!

    Transcript:

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3IhLe2z

    Word: https://bit.ly/3ahjMVX

    Content warnings:

    • Innuendo
    • Occasional beeping
    • Discussions of: death & murder, classism
    • Mentions of: injury, blood, hostage situations

    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.

    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould & Lowri Ann Davies

    Edited by Maddy Searle & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

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  • EGSM Declassified: Patreon Extras 19:13

    Well, season two of Enthusigasm is over – but that doesn’t mean the fun is! Here’s the first piece of break content while we start getting season three ready for you: a compilation of extra sections that we kept back for Patreon!

    If you like them and you want to hear all of the juicy bits, go to https://www.patreon.com/rustyquill and check out our rewards.

    Transcript

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3QURzVj

    Word: https://bit.ly/3a1MXw1

    Content warnings:

    • Loud vocalisations
    • Occasional beeping
    • Discussions of: war & death
    • Mentions of: disability & healthcare, transphobia, missing children

    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.

    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, Alexander J. Newall, Nemo Martin, Bethany Compson-Bradford, Navy Garcia, Katie Seaton, Tim Meredith, Nathan Blades, Marisa Ewing Annie Fitch, Sasha Sienna

    Edited by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom, Marisa Ewing & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill

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  • EGSM 41: Snakes & Ladders doesn’t count (Board games) 43:47
    In this week’s Enthusigasm, Anil, Helen, Ian, and Navy talk about board games. They chat about what makes a good game, the most important bits of game theory, and how they all got started in the hobby! Transcript PDF: https://bit.ly/3OH2Kin Word: https://bit.ly/3Om7GK3 Content warnings:
    • Discussions of: drugs
    • Mentions of: knives & stabbing, guns, murder
    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill. RQG dice sets: https://thedicedungeon.co.uk/collections/rusty-quill Directed and hosted by Helen Gould Featuring Helen Gould, Anil Godigamuwe, Ian Hayles & Navy Garcia Edited by Michelle Snow & Cathy Rinella Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner Music by Sam Jones Art by Anika Khan Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill Join our community: WEBSITE: rustyquill.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therustyquill TWITTER: @therustyquill YOUTUBE: youtube.com/rustyquill REDDIT: reddit.com/r/RustyQuill EMAIL: mail@rustyquill.com Enthusigasm is a podcast distributed by Rusty Quill Ltd. and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share alike 4.0  

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  • EGSM 40: Calibrating… (Mass Effect) 49:14

    Today, your favourite podcast on the Citadel explores the world of the Mass Effect trilogy. Helen, James, Michelle, and Mike discuss the hottest aliens, the politics of the galaxy, and pointedly avoid Mass Effect: Andromeda.

    Transcript:

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3xo4KFn

    Word: https://bit.ly/3xnrZiW

    Content warnings:

    • Spoilers for all of the Mass Effect game series 
    • Innuendo & sexual references throughout 
    • Discussions of: war & death (inc. genocide, nuclear war), sexism, sci-fi racism & oppression 
    • Mentions of: slavery, body horror, police, transphobia 

    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.

    To find out more about Quantum Leopard visit Facebook.com/quantumleopardcomedy and patreon.com/quantumleopard

    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, James Ross, Michelle Snow & Mike LeBeau

    Edited by Michelle Snow & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill

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  • EGSM 39: Merely players (Shakespeare) 43:21

    Hail and well met! On today’s episode of Enthusigasm, Grace, Helen, Imogen, Jonny, and Maddy talk about ol’ Willy Shakes, the Bard of Avon. They discuss the truly burning topics, such as why Hamlet is so whiny, which adaptation is the best, and whether they can collectively name every Shakespeare play.

    Transcript

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3mz5fr4

    Word: https://bit.ly/3MvarHf

    Content warnings:

    • Discussions of: murder & suicide, ghosts & the afterlife 
    • Mentions of: human remains, war, depression, fire 

    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.

    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, Grace Knight, Imogen Harris, Jonathan Sims & Maddy Searle

    Edited by Maddy Searle & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill

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  • EGSM 38: Is the truth out there? (The X-Files) 41:38

    Today on Enthusigasm, Alasdair, Helen, Nathan, and Rafaella talk about the nuances of this bizarre but iconic sci-fi show. Who is more relatable out of Mulder and Scully, why was The X-Files such a phenomenon, and do these very special agents ever get together? (It’s complicated, apparently.)

    Transcript

    PDF: https://bit.ly/38V1f17

    Word: https://bit.ly/3GGdSJz

    Content warnings:

    • Spoilers for all of The X Files (inc. films) 
    • Discussions of: fire & immolation, body horror, cannibalism, aliens, conspiracy thinking, death & murder, police, insects (bees, cockroaches, worms), the paranormal 
    • Mentions of: anxiety, guns, drugs 

    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.

    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, Alasdair Stuart, Nathan Lunsford & Rafaella Marcus

    Edited by Elizabeth Moffatt & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill

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  • EGSM 37: Bizarre adventures (Anime) 48:14

    In this episode of Enthusigasm, Alex, Helen, and Nemo get together to chat about anime. What qualifies as anime, what is JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure about (we still don’t really know), and is anime the future of media?

    Transcript

    PDF: https://bit.ly/38i6ozN

    Word: https://bit.ly/3NBjaZj

    Content warnings:

    • Innuendo & brief sexual references 
    • Occasional beeping 
    • Discussions of: cultural appropriation, exercise, physical violence, trauma, workaholism, gender identity 
    • Mentions of: war, sexism, prosthetics & disability 

    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.

    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, Alexander J. Newall & Nemo Martin

    Edited by Lowri Ann Davies & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill

    Join our community:

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  • EGSM 36: Small but mighty (Miniatures & collectables) 47:03
    This week on Enthusigasm, Chris, Grant, and Helen talk about a hobby so addictive it’s almost a curse: collecting Warhammer miniatures. Listen now to find out about bizarre bits of Warhammer lore (apparently orcs are a fungus), how Chris and Grant started collecting tiny soldiers, and which models are the best. Transcript: PDF: https://bit.ly/3FXW1NW Word: https://bit.ly/3Gf07lf Content warnings:
    • Innuendo
    • Discussions of: physical violence & death, war, guns, fascism
    • Mentions of: food & alcohol, mental health, fungus
    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill. Directed and hosted by Helen Gould Featuring Helen Gould, Chris Taylor & Grant Howitt Edited by Michelle Snow & Cathy Rinella Produced by Lowri Ann Davies Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner Music by Sam Jones Art by Anika Khan Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill Join our community: WEBSITE: rustyquill.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therustyquill TWITTER: @therustyquill YOUTUBE: youtube.com/rustyquill REDDIT: reddit.com/r/RustyQuill EMAIL: mail@rustyquill.com Enthusigasm is a podcast distributed by Rusty Quill Ltd. and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share alike 4.0  

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  • EGSM 35: Music is our forte (Instruments) 41:51

    In today’s episode, Cathy, Fay, Helen, and Jeffrey talk about being musicians. Conversations include everyone being jealous of what instruments everyone else can play, reminiscing about band and orchestra practice, and why you should listen to the Portsmouth Sinfonia.

    Transcript:

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3P9CBtI

    Word: https://bit.ly/3Pffuhq

    Content warnings:

    • Brief innuendo 
    • Discussions of: COVID-19 pandemic & lockdown 
    • Mentions of: food, ghosts 

    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.

    The ideas about nature and technology in Star Wars that Katie mentioned came from the podcast Metaphors Be With You, made by https://chipperish.com/

    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, Cathy Rinella, Fay Roberts & Jeffrey Nils Gardner

    Edited by Tessa Vroom, Lowri Ann Davies & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill

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  • EGSM 34: Pew pew! (Star Wars) 47:02

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Alasdair, Helen, Katie, and Sasha got together to talk about the Star Wars universe! What are these films about, how big of a mess did the Jedi make of everything, and what is the Force, anyway?

    Transcript:

    PDF: https://bit.ly/37o4IVa

    Word: https://bit.ly/38TSO5y

    Content warnings:

    • Spoilers for the most recent Star Wars Trilogy (The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, The Rise of Skywalker) 
    • Brief beep 
    • Discussions of: food, physical violence & death, childhood trauma (fictional), fundamentalism 
    • Mentions of: medical care, injury, fascism, guns, racism & homophobia 

    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.

    The ideas about nature and technology in Star Wars that Katie mentioned came from the podcast Metaphors Be With You, made by https://chipperish.com/

    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, Alasdair Stuart, Katie Seaton & Sasha Sienna

    Edited by Marisa Ewing & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill

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  • EGSM 33: Beyond the wardrobe (Fantasy books) 44:02

    Today on Enthusigasm, Cole, Helen, Josh, and Tim talk about fantasy books. What is a good magic system, which fantasy books are the best, and are there goblins in the Odyssey? (No. No there are not.)

    Transcript

    PDF:

    Word:

    Content Warnings

    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. 

    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, Cole Weaver, Josh Fox & Tim Meredith

    Edited by Tessa Vroom & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill

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  • EGSM 32: The chat must flow (Sci fi films) 42:28

    Join us on today’s episode of Enthusigasm to hear Cathy, Helen, Jonny, and Tom talk about science fiction in film. They chat about their favourite movies, what qualifies as sci fi, and why wet technology is the best technology.

    Transcript:

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3v3ZUgL

    Word: https://bit.ly/37xPhtu

    Content warnings:

    • Spoilers for Timeless, Looper, The World of Tomorrow, Alien: Prometheus  
    • Brief sexual reference  
    • Discussions of: death & murder, aliens, fire, police  
    • Mentions of: bombs, guns, food, blood, quarantine, body horror, alcohol, war 


    Thank you to all our Patrons for your continued support. If you'd like to join them, visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill.

    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, Cathy Rinella, Jonny Sims & Tom Crowley

    Edited by Tessa Vroom & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill

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  • EGSM 31: Do, re, mi (Singing) 52:04

    In this episode, Beth, Katie, Gabriel, and Tim join Helen to talk about singing: what does it take to be a good singer, what do we appreciate when listening to vocalists, and most importantly, what do we sing at karaoke?

    Transcript: 

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3KIba7C

    Word: https://bit.ly/3uCzgv1

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    • Loud vocalisations 
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    • Mentions of: food, fainting, alcohol 

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    Featuring Helen Gould, Bethany Compson-Bradford, Gabriel Garcia, Katie Seaton & Tim Meredith

    Edited by Maddy Searle & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

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  • EGSM 30: Toss a coin (The Witcher) 44:29

    Today, Helen, Maddy, and Sarah dive into the world of the Witcher. They discuss the most interesting characters, what the next season of the TV show might have in store, and whether Roach is immortal.

    Transcript:

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3r8lQoC

    Word: https://bit.ly/3LLTB70

    Content warnings:

    • Spoilers for all of The Witcher (TV show and games) 
    • Innuendo & sexual references 
    • Discussions of: death & physical violence, canon-typical trauma (inc. child abuse), environmental apocalypse, oppression & discrimination 
    • Mentions of: food, torture, child death, war 

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    Featuring Helen Gould, Maddy Searle & Sarah Shachat

    Edited by Tessa Vroom & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

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  • EGSM 29: Feeling comical (Graphic novels) 44:21

    This week on Enthusigasm, Helen chats to Ben, Gavia, Marisa, and Rhys about graphic novels. They discuss how they got into them, their favourite authors, and where folks who are new to the medium might like to start.

    Transcript:

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3Lmow9u

    Word: https://bit.ly/3IRxB8W

    Content warnings:

    • Occasional beeps 
    • Sexual references 
    • Discussions of: depression & mental illness, zombies & apocalypse 
    • Mentions of: food, body horror, grief (inc. post-partum), alcoholism, misogyny, sexual assault 

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    Featuring Helen Gould, Ben Meredith, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Marisa Ewing & Rhys Tirado

    Edited by Maddy Searle & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

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  • EGSM 28: Weird and bewigged (Period drama shows) 46:07

    Today, Helen is joined by Fay, Imogen, Nemo, and Rafaella to discuss period drama TV. What can they tell us about ourselves, which are the best ones, and which ones are not the best but we love them anyway?

    Transcript:

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3iyoCyB

    Word: https://bit.ly/3Dg72Jd

    Content warnings:

    • Occasional beeps 
    • Innuendo & sexual references throughout 
    • Discussions of: racism & sexism, death & physical violence 
    • Mentions of: poverty, COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol, homophobia, zombies, police brutality 

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    Featuring Helen Gould, Fay Roberts, Imogen Harris, Nemo Martin and Rafaella Marcus

    Edited by Tessa Vroom & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Sam Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

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  • EGSM 27: Walk, walk, fashion baby (Style) 52:17

    In today’s episode, Annie, Helen, Marisa, Nathan, and Sasha talk about clothes, accessories, and how style can be an empowering way of expressing yourself.

    Transcript

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3u0Wb1A

    Word: https://bit.ly/3IkJN1J

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    • Mentions of: exercise & weight, alcohol, piercings & tattoos, food 

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    Featuring Helen Gould, Annie Fitch, Marisa Ewing, Nathan Blades and Sasha Sienna

    Edited by Marisa Ewing & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Samuel D.F. Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

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  • EGSM 26: Sing, O muse… (Mythology) 46:48

    Today, Becky, Helen, Jon, Liz, and Muna discuss myths and legends. Tune in to hear what we think mythology is for, our favourite stories and figures, and how mythology is still used today.

    Transcript

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    • Discussions of: cannibalism, religion, murder & violence (inc. towards children), sexism, war, animal death 
    • Mentions of: spiders, colonialism, food, disease 

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    Featuring Helen Gould, Becky Annison, Elizabeth Moffatt, Jon Ware & Muna Hussen

    Edited by Marisa Ewing & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Samuel D.F. Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

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  • EGSM 25: Hearing the people sing (Musicals) 48:02

    Join in our crusade and listen to the songs that are in our hearts as we talk about the sound of musicals! Helen, Liz, Lowri, and Shamini talk about the shows that must go on, including our favourite songs, performances, and how difficult Sweeney Todd is to sing along to.

    Transcript:

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3vxUlHW

    Word: https://bit.ly/3pAIxRh

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    • Innuendo
    • Discussions of: anxiety & stage fright
    • Mentions of: food & alcohol, child endangerment, war, illness & death

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    Featuring Helen Gould, Elizabeth Moffatt, Lowri Ann Davies & Shamini Bundell

    Edited by Tessa Vroom & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Samuel D.F. Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

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  • EGSM 24: Pick a card, any card (Magic) 48:03

    On this week’s episode of Enthusigasm, Alasdair, Helen, Martyn, and Sean talk about the centuries-old traditions of stage magic: what is it really, why does it fascinate people, and how does mindreading really work?

    Transcript

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3IhFvcf

    Word: https://bit.ly/3sgq3rd

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    • Discussions of: mindreading, seances 
    • Mentions of: food, death, guns 

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    Featuring Helen Gould, Alasdair Stuart, Martyn Pratt & Sean Smith

    Edited by Tessa Vroom & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Samuel D.F. Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

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  • EGSM 23: By definition, cool (Crafting) 39:35

    In today’s episode, we talk about the arts of crafting and sewing as Helen talks to Jessica and Rhys about what they make and why – and what happens when it goes wrong!

    Transcript

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3rW37gD

    Word: https://bit.ly/3GZaNmq

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    • Mentions of: classism & sexism, alcohol 
    • SFX: occasional beeping 

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    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, Jessica Law and Rhys Tirado

    Edited by Tessa Vroom & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Samuel D.F. Jones

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  • EGSM 22: Soft at heart (Romcoms) 53:26

    Welcome to the first episode of season 2 of Enthusigasm! With Valentine's Day just round the corner, we thought we'd start with a seasonal topic: romantic comedies.

    Helen, Karim, Maddy and Morgan talk about the role of class in romance, films from Hollywood's Golden Age, and why Venom is a romcom.

    Transcript

    PDF: https://bit.ly/3HO3vTK

    Word: https://bit.ly/3rJqpXb

    Content warnings:

    • Sexual references
    • Spoilers for: Last Christmas
    • Discussions of: misogyny & sexism, classism
    • Mentions of: death, pregnancy & abortion, food, eating disorders
    • SFX: brief beep 

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    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    Featuring Helen Gould, Karim Kronfli, Maddy Searle & Morgan Leigh Davies

    Edited by Marisa Ewing & Cathy Rinella

    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

    Executive Producer: Alexander J. Newall and April Sumner

    Music by Samuel D.F. Jones

    Art by Anika Khan

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Season 1

Extras

Enthusigasm

A podcast about our favourite things.

Welcome to Enthusigasm, something a bit different from Rusty Quill! Every episode is a new, often nerdy topic, from Lord of the Rights or Hannibal to Pets or Space. Guests from across podcasting and new media share their academic expertise, casual knowledge or half-remembered facts on their favourite topics, bringing varied viewpoints, insightful deep dives, laughter and always enthusiasm.  

“Helen Gould’s warm presence, engaging questions and utter enthusiasm for every topic makes the show feel like a conversation with a friend, whether you’re familiar with the episodes theme or not.” 

The pilot season of Enthusigasm is hosted exclusively on our Patreon, and our subscribers have access to extended cuts of every episode of the public series. New episodes release every Monday and Friday.

Transcripts.

Hosted by Helen Gould

Produced by Lowri Ann Davies

Executive Producers: Alexander J Newall & April Sumner

Recurring cast: Anil Godigamuwe, Elizabeth MoffatNico VetteseApril SumnerLowri Ann DaviesMartyn Pratt, Jonathan Sims, Alasdair Stuart, Tai LawsonAnnie Fitch, Imogen Harris, Lydia Nicholas, Suzanne King, Cal Dougherty, Hannah Preisinger, Marisa Ewing, Bryn Monroe, Mike LeBeau, Maddy Searle, Tessa Vroom, Sasha Sienna and Frank Voss

Edited by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom and Marisa Ewing

Music by Sam Jones