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Podcast: Goth Nick & Goth Chick

I've been busy working on a new series, so I haven't had as much time to write blog posts—at least for now. "Goth Nick & Goth Chick" is a podcast-style YouTube series hosted by myself and my partner, Lindsay Wheeler. In it, we discuss the Gothic—what it is, and its individual components in a great detail.

Note: This section will be updated as future videos in the series go live.

Episode 1, the Pilot

This episode discusses the Gothic more generally by outlining its core components: the uncanny, the abject, hauntology, atmosphere, presentation (i.e., horror and terror), oscillation; and various tropes, including the Faustian Bargain and the Promethean Quest.

Episode 2, the Uncanny

This episode covers the uncanny within the Gothic mode: from masks, slashers, aliens, robots, ghosts, and more!

Episode 3, the Hauntology

This episode covers Derrida's Hauntology within the Gothic mode, as well as the differences between it and pastiche!

Episode 4, the Abject

This episode covers Julia Kristeva's process of abjection within the Gothic mode: from the idea itself; to archaic mothers, graveyards, and metroids; to hypocrite mad scientists and more!

Episode 5, Atmosphere

This episode covers atmosphere—specially Rudolph Otto's Numinous (mysterium tremendum), and H. P. Lovecraft's Weird (cosmic nihilism) as they appear in various Gothic tales.

Episode 6, Terror & Horror

This episode covers terror and horror as outlined in Ann Radcliffe's famous model. Using this model, Lindsay and I dissect The Invisible Man (2020). 

Episode 7, Satan

For episode 7 of the Goth Nick and Goth Chick podcast—recorded between myself and my partner, Lindsay Wheeler—we discuss Satan (in all his forms) in Gothic media. 


For other blog posts by me, check out "Alien: Ore" Q & A Project, Dragon Ball Super: Broly - Is It Gothic?, Mandy (2018): Review, Gothic Themes in Perfect Blue. Also check out my guest work on Video Hook-Ups.

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