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Season 2

  • 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

    Content warnings:

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

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    Directed and hosted by Helen Gould

    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

    Content warnings:

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

    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, 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

    Content warnings:

    • Discussions of: COVID-19 pandemic, food 
    • Mentions of: classism & sexism, alcohol 
    • SFX: occasional beeping 

    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, 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

    Art by Anika Khan

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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 

    Find more of Morgan at Overinvested Podcast; http://www.overinvestedpodcast.com

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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 GodigamuweElizabeth MoffatNico VetteseApril SumnerLowri Ann DaviesMartyn PrattJonathan SimsAlasdair StuartTai LawsonAnnie FitchImogen HarrisLydia NicholasSuzanne KingCal DoughertyHannah PreisingerMarisa EwingBryn MonroeMike LeBeauMaddy SearleTessa Vroom, Sasha Sienna and Frank Voss

Edited by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom and Marisa Ewing

Music by Sam Jones