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AuthorHannah Patterson

Author Archive: Hannah Patterson

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March 4, 2019

Some spoilers included. CW: Rape, Paedophilia   After reading and greatly enjoying Yanagihara’s A Little Life, I found myself approaching The People In The Trees (her first, and only other book) with a sense of apprehension. I struggled to imagine how Yanagihara would explore a different world and move away from a narrative voice that […]

October 8, 2018

Nathan Tse is a fourth year law student who is the current president of the Asian Law Student’s Association. This year ALSA launched a student-run podcast. For those not in the know, what is ALSA? Who are you guys and what do you do? The Asian Law Students’ Association (ALSA) is a law faculty student […]

September 17, 2018

This podcast is the antithesis of eroticism. You will not feel aroused, you will not feel keen to bone, but you might feel like having a pleasant chuckle to yourself. As my wise friend Liberty said of this podcast: your funny bone may be stimulated but your other bone will not be. In short, if […]

August 13, 2018

It’s really hard to use the term “pop culture” without sounding like a dick. But, for lack of a better term, it must be done. People who read the podcast section (who are you? are you out there?), please consider this a warning/ don’t hate me lol. I like talking about pop culture. I like […]

July 16, 2018

BANG! is a Radio New Zealand podcast about sex, relationships, and intimacy. In light of the release of Season 2, I sat down and had a chat with producer and presenter of BANG!, Melody Thomas. For those who haven’t heard of it, how would you describe BANG!? It’s a podcast about sex and relationships and […]

June 5, 2018

There is something very easy about extremities: it’s the comfort that comes with treating “right” and “wrong” as if they are unquestionable, unshakable truths. It’s the relief of being able to point the finger at someone else, identify the problem, the enemy as “other” and, in doing so, absolve oneself of blame. It feels good […]

May 28, 2018

Terrible, Thanks for Asking is pretty much how I was feeling on Sunday evening as I sat, laptop perched uneasily on my knee, wallowing in the realisation that I had a podcast article to write in a very small window of time. After briefly reflecting on why exactly I had chosen to squander my weekend […]

May 14, 2018

There are probably some people in this world who breeze through the end of high school and into university; people who seamlessly transition from living at home to sharing a home with hundreds of strangers. I’m going to hazard a guess and say that these people make up, at most, about 3% of your hall population. […]

May 14, 2018

S-Town began the way I thought it would: small, conservative town in America, rumours swirling that a violent murder has been covered up, and the trusty, every-man narrator, Brian Reed from This American Life, there to lead you through the fray. As an avid Serial fan, I had high expectations and high scepticism of the plethora […]

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