In Motion



A film, television and media podcast led by the postgrads at De Montfort University's Cinema and Television History Research Centre.


  • Adaptations

    17/04/2016 Duración: 46min

    The CATH podcast is back! With a new cast of characters, we discuss adaptations - when they work, when they don't, and how to tell the difference.

  • Episode 13: Horrible Histories

    07/08/2014 Duración: 52min

    Charley leads Cat, Jilly, Hazel and Laura on a trip down memory lane, as they discuss the children's entertainment franchise Horrible Histories.

  • Episode Twelve: Netflix

    12/06/2014 Duración: 51min

    Caitlin leads Cat, Charley, Hazel, Jilly and Laura in a discussion on Netflix, the international on-demand media provider. They consider how it has transformed domestic television- and film-viewing, posing a challenge to more traditional viewing platforms, as well as how it has more recently complicated conventional methods for producing and diffusing original television shows.

  • Episode Eleven: The 86th Academy Awards

    27/03/2014 Duración: 43min

    Charley leads Caitlin, Cat, Laura and Lewis as they reflect on the 2014 Oscars ceremony, considering broader questions on the value of the Academy Awards while discussing the ceremony's key moments, including Pink's questionable rendition of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow', Ellen DeGeneres' contentious selfie and John Travolta's curious pronunciation of 'Idina Menzel'.

  • Episode Ten: The Wolf of Wall Street

    06/02/2014 Duración: 59min

    Jilly leads Caitlin, Charley, Hazel and Lewis in a heated discussion on Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed but highly contested The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), starring Leonardo DiCaprio as former Wall Street tycoon Jordan Belfort. The group address several issues that have been raised by critics, such as its suggested endorsement of Belfort's lifestyle and heavy use of profanity and nudity, while also discussing their own personal feelings on the film.

  • Episode Nine: Christmas Television

    20/01/2014 Duración: 01h06min

    Hazel leads Caitlin, Cat, Charley, Jilly, Laura and Lewis in a discussion on the group's Christmas TV viewing habits or lack thereof, considering the roles of television and film in contemporary holiday rituals.

  • Episode Eight: Blackfish

    09/12/2013 Duración: 55min

    Lewis leads Caitlin, Cat, Charley and Laura in a discussion on the new documentary film Blackfish (2013), directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Doing their best not to descend into condemnations of Sea World, they discuss the film's fusion of documentary conventions with elements from horror and thriller genres, relating it to other contemporary documentaries and to postmodern film genres more generally.

  • Episode Seven: Labyrinth

    12/11/2013 Duración: 59min

    Laura leads Caitlin, Cat, Hazel, Jilly and new member Lewis in a conversation on Jim Henson's Labyrinth (1986), starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie. The group debate the film's quality while considering questions of nostalgia and the bizarre relationship between Sarah and Jareth.

  • Episode Six: Current Affairs, Politics and Watching the News

    04/10/2013 Duración: 58min

    Jilly leads Caitlin, Cat, Charley, Hazel and Laura in a discussion on the relationship between watching the news and engaging with politics and current affairs. Examining their own news-viewing habits, or lack thereof, the group considers whether watching the news leads to a deeper understanding of contemporary issues and events.

  • Episode Five: The White Queen

    04/09/2013 Duración: 01h16min

    Cat leads Caitlin, Charley, Hazel, Jilly and Laura in a heated discussion on the ten-part BBC One drama series The White Queen (2013). The drama is adapted from three novels in Philippa Gregory's 'Cousins' War' series - The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker's Daughter - and stars Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale and Faye Marsay.

  • New Approaches to Gender, Film and Television: Panel 1

    14/08/2013 Duración: 01h21min

    This is a recording of the first panel for New Approaches to Gender, Film and Television: Histories and Futures in the Digital Age, the CATH Centre's 2013 postgraduate conference. The panel is entitled 'Textual representations of gender, sexuality and sexism' and features the following papers: Caitlin Shaw (De Montfort University) - ''You make that sound like a bad thing': Misogyny and nostalgia in Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes and Gene Hunt fandom' (0:00) Eve Bennett (De Montfort University) - 'The mad doll in the attic: Joss Whedon's Dollhouse as female gothic for the neoliberal era' (18:30) Laura Mee (De Montfort University) - ''Witless, ugly and unnecessary': Genre, gender and sexuality in I Spit on Your Grave (2010)' (39:25) A discussion follows at 58:27. Note: Due to technical problems with the recording, the first two papers have been re-recorded at a later date and edited into the original panel recording.

  • Episode Four: Monsters University

    09/08/2013 Duración: 01h05min

    In the fourth episode, Charley leads Caitlin, Cat, Jilly and Laura as they discuss Disney-Pixar's Monsters University, the much-anticipated prequel to Monsters Inc. featuring the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman.

  • Episode Three: Watching Television

    08/07/2013 Duración: 01h02min

    In episode three, Caitlin, Cat, Charley, Hazel, Jilly and Laura discuss their television viewing practices, speculating on the pleasures and woes of the small screen in the twenty-first century.

  • Episode Two: The Great Gatsby

    03/06/2013 Duración: 57min

    In this episode, Caitlin, Cat, Charley, Eve, Jilly and Laura discuss the 2013 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.

  • Episode One: Girls

    07/05/2013 Duración: 45min

    For In Motion's inaugural podcast we discuss the first season of HBO's new television series Girls, created by and starring Lena Dunham.