When Pompeii was first excavated in the 18th century, the individuals involved in the re-discovery of this coastal town were surprised (or dare I say ‘shocked’) to discover the massive array of erotic male (and female) genitalia scattered throughout the ancient establishment. Considered taboo and eventually locked away into Pompeii’s now famous, ‘Secret Cabinet’, this… Continue reading Episode 35: ‘Sexuality in Ancient Rome’ now available!
On Patreon the Coffee & Cocktails® Podcast Podcast has posted this month’s early release of our newest episode on ‘Sexuality in Ancient Rome & Pompeii’s Secret Cabinet’ as part of our ‘Controversies and Contraband series’. For this episode we spoke with Australia’s favourite Ancient Historians, Dr Fiona Radford and Dr Peta Greenfield, hosts of The Partial Historians… Continue reading Early Release: Sexuality in Ancient Rome & Pompeii’s Secret Cabinet
In this episode, lecturer in Pakistan Studies, Sonia Gulzeb Abbasi, takes us through a tour of the background history of travel photography in the Middle East and Africa and its potential link to modern day notions of power and post-colonialism. Nowadays a very common motif for bloggers on social media sites like Instagram, she advises… Continue reading Ep. 34: Travel photography, power, and post-colonialism
The history of piracy is steeped in legend, full of myth and fantastical stories. But what if I told you that some of these stories are based on actual facts? In this contraband portion of our ‘Controversies and Contraband’ series we explore the hidden world of female pirates through Mary Read, Anne Bonny, and Grace… Continue reading Ep. 33: History’s Female Pirates: Mary Read, Anne Bonny, and Grace O’Malley
Call for podcast guest speakers/ special guests The Coffee & Cocktails® Podcast is looking for a minimum of three guest speakers starting this January for our on-going ‘Controversies and Contraband series’. We’ve deliberately set up this series so that it is open to academics and professionals who are studying a myriad of topics from a… Continue reading Call for podcast guest speakers & special guests!
This month for our 'Controversies and Contraband' series for the Coffee & Cocktails® Podcast, I give you our newest episode on Cancel vs Call-Out culture: What are the differences (if any) between cancel versus call-out culture? And what sort of effects can cancel culture have on an individual through the lens of social media? In this… Continue reading Episode 32: Cancel vs Call-out Culture
When serial entrepreneur, Brady Simpson, made the decision to start up and found his own businesses (Simtek and Peanut), he took his years of experience working at Facebook and LinkedIn to discover what it really takes to succeed in the tech industry. In this one-hour interview he sits down with Dr Ann Wand to discuss… Continue reading Bonus Episode (available now): The path to successful entrepreneurship
For the Controversies & Contraband series: Alessandra Pino (aka: Allie) is the co-author of ‘A Gothic Cookbook’ and in this episode we explore the hidden world of the Gothic Victorian era. While her book focuses on the ‘relationship between food and the supernatural’, there are other elements to Gothic literature that connect food to violence,… Continue reading Ep. 31: The Gothic suppression of Victorian women: a look into ‘A Gothic Cookbook’
In this bonus episode, Dr Ritu Jain dives deeper into her work on disability awareness by discussing her concerns regarding Singapore’s legal interpretations of ‘disabled’ versus ‘abled’ people. In addition, she describes the continued stigma, prejudice, discrimination, and taboo associations that exist for marginalised health communities, including those living with HIV. If you haven’t checked… Continue reading Bonus episode: Stigma and discrimination amongst Singapore’s disabled communities
Photo by Luca Lorenzi, 2009 (see: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Suedtirol_ist_nicht_Italien_-_Brennero.JPG) Every-so-often I do an episode that is very near and dear to my heart. This episode is no exception. In this month’s show for our ‘Controversies and Contraband’ series on the Coffee & Cocktails® Podcast I talk with historian and Senior Researcher, Dr Hannes Obermair about the history of South… Continue reading Episode 30: Italy’s segregated schools