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Sound of Pen

Sound of Pen

By John Cahillane
Interviewing the best alt, rock & pop songwriters about their music and how it relates to you and your English studies.
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Alice, Ellie, Elin & Izzi are all studying English Lit at A-Level. In this, the first in a series of student podcasts, the four of them explore the motif of darkness in the music of Bring Me The Horizon, Linkin Park and Enter Shikari. They will then explain to you how the ideas at the heart of 'Teardrops', 'A Place For My Head' and 'Radiate' are relevant to 'The Handmaid's Tale'. By the end of the podcast, you will have the tools you need to write the best essay ever. And not just about 'Handmaid's' - but about any text that harbours some form of darkness. So, that will be pretty much everything ever written then...
March 09, 2022
Wormholes with YONAKA
You know how it is. Some days you wake up and you’re the wrong way round. Or you get to school and everyone in your classroom is talking, but nothing anyone’s saying makes sense. At times like these, we turn to one of the world’s most important bands. With YONAKA’s music blaring in our headphones, the world begins to fall into place and EVERYTHING seems possible. Listen to the second episode of 'Wormholes' and listen as Theresa Jarvis sheds light on both life and learning x
July 15, 2021
Wormholes with Holding Absence
You'll find a written version of this Lucas Woodland interview at The text there is full of links which serve as wormholes. If you want to use these links to help you with your English GCSE and A-Level studies, click on them, and you’ll find yourself walking through the pages of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’. From there, you can tunnel into whichever text you’re interested in exploring further. Or just sit back and enjoy the sound of Lucas Woodland talking about Holding Absence's music in a way he has never done before!
May 31, 2021