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More Than Meets the Eye

More Than Meets the Eye

More goes into keeping up with an aesthetic than just clothes. So many aesthetics have a rich history and are entrenched in films, music and much more. Our end goal? Find our own aesthetics. Hosted by Emma Cowan and Antonella Jones, this podcast is made in association with WTBU Radio at Boston University. Currently in Season 4.5!! Follow us on Instagram @mtmteye and visit for more.
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S4.5 Ep 2 - 𝕊𝕦𝕓𝕞𝕒𝕣𝕚𝕟𝕖
We were clearly very excited when recording this episode seeing as it is almost an hour long! This episode is about Richard Ayoade's 2010 film "Submarine". The film follows a peculiar boy named Oliver Tate, who tries to balance his first relationship while simultaneously saving his parent's marriage. We analyze the story, and the many visual tools that Ayoade uses to enhance this experience. 
January 15, 2022
S4.5 Ep1 - 𝓓𝓪𝓻𝓴 𝓐𝓬𝓪𝓭𝓮𝓶𝓲𝓪
Welcome back to our little half season!! This time, we're starting off with 𝓓𝓪𝓻𝓴 𝓐𝓬𝓪𝓭𝓮𝓶𝓲𝓪~~. Take a leap back in time to mid-pandemic when we...missed school? Or maybe just the romanticized version of it. Either way, we styled plaid tennis skirts, with good books, and lots of library time. Tune in to hear Antonella and Emma dissect 𝓓𝓪𝓻𝓴 𝓐𝓬𝓪𝓭𝓮𝓶𝓲𝓪!
January 12, 2022
MTMtEye S4 Ep6: Cowboy/Cowgirl
Sorry for the delayed release! It's been a little crazy in MTMtEye town recently, but we haven't forgotten about our lovely listeners! This week we dive into the wonderful world of Dolly Parton...well, and other cowgirls and cowboys too! Get ready for a history lesson, along with a loooong list of movies you need to see!! Stay safe and wear your mask :)
January 12, 2021
MTMtEye S4 E6: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
On this week's episode, our hosts break down the black-and-white world of an "Iranian vampire western:" A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Listen for disco, English nerd content, and of course vampires. Stay safe and have a happy start to your holiday season everyone!
November 27, 2020
MTMtEye S4 Ep5: 𝔰𝔱𝔢𝔞𝔪𝔭𝔲𝔫𝔨
Hello everyone, we're back after a short break! Happy November (!) and hope your Halloween and Election Days/Nights/Weeks went well. This week Emma and Antonella are diving into steampunk. From Snowpiercer to Hugo to the stylish corsets and chunky boots of today, this aesthetic is both all around us and VERY 2013. Enjoy listening and stay safe~~
November 11, 2020
Hi guys, gals and everyone in between! We're almost at the halfway point of this season...already! This week we're looking at Arctic Monkey's 2009 album Humbug. It's a favorite of both Emma and Antonella (and they have the same favorite track, of course). We won't be releasing anything next week, but make sure to look out for us after that! Stay safe~~
October 21, 2020
MTMtEye S4 Ep3: cottagecore!
This week, Emma and Antonella discuss ~cottagecore~! Cottagecore is big especially in fashion and architecture, but it's influence can be seen in music and even politics! It's a contemporary internet aesthetic, so probably familiar to many listeners, but maybe new as well! Enjoy and stay safe~~
October 13, 2020
MTMtEye S4 Ep2: Takk...
This week, Antonella and Emma discuss Sigur Ros's revolutionary 2005 album "Takk..."! It's an adventure into the cold and beautiful wilderness of Iceland. The songs themselves tell deep and complicated stories, touching on emotions that are hard to explain. Hope you are staying healthy and safe! 
October 07, 2020
MTMtEye S4 Ep1: EMO
Welcome (us?) back listeners! We hope you had a nice, slightly smaller break from us over the past month or so. Emma and Antonella are back in Boston this week (hopefully for the rest of the season) and can't wait to bring you more fashion, music and h a p p i n e s s :). This week we are talking about the emo aesthetic, aka we're doing a huge throwback for anyone between ages 16-30. We talk clothes, we talk music, we talk icons, everything emo. Make sure to wear a mask when going out, and we hope you are all well!
September 30, 2020
MTMtEye Season 3 Episode 9: Bajirao Mastani
This week Emma and Antonella discussed the Bollywood blockbuster Bajirao Mastani, in another one of their pop culture aesthetics. They marvel over the intricate sets, costumes, and the incredible music of the film. This episode is the last of the season, so see you in a month or two with season 4!!
August 07, 2020
MTMtEye Season 3 Episode 8: 얼짱 (Ulzzang)
This week Emma and Antonella discuss the natural beauty trend Ulzzang! They discuss bubbly and cute clothes, make up and music, and also delve deep into issues with beauty standards and the internet. Hope you enjoy and stay safe~~
July 13, 2020
MTMtEye Season 3 Episode 7: Parasite
This week Emma and Antonella welcome their special guest Livia, joining them as they discuss Bong Joon Ho's academy award winning film, Parasite. They explore the colors, sounds, and setting of this gut-twisting story of class divide and greed, while also low-key fangirling over Choi Woo-sik. They highlight the film's ability to resonant with people all over the world, as well as its history-making Oscar win. Happy listening!
June 21, 2020
MTMtEye Season 3 Episode 6: Britpop
This week, Emma and Antonella dived into the past once again! This time they explored Britpop, which was a new term for Antonella, but a familiar subject for both. They talked about the influence (and lack thereof) of British culture in the 90s, and jammed out to greats by Oasis, Pulp, Suede and more! Emma did lose her mind a few times since she got to talk about Blur, hehe, but you're probably used to that now! Happy listening!
June 13, 2020
MTMtEye Season 3 Episode 5: Moonlight
This week Antonella and Emma explore the aesthetic themes found in the incredible 2016 Barry Jenkin's Film Moonlight. They explore the famous use of color in the film, as well as the use of sound, location and clothing. They also discuss the powerful characters, and how their emotions and relationships are captured as something unique and universal at the same time . Also, look out for information on how to do your part in the current Black Lives Matter that we will be sharing on our social media. Stay safe!
June 06, 2020
MTMtEye Season 3 Episode 4: Rococo
This week let them eat cake! Emma and Antonella travel back in time to discuss Rococo, the infamous period of French art and culture centered around elegantly feminine motifs and flirtatious style. They hope to continue bringing you new episodes during quarantine! Stay safe~~
May 30, 2020
MTMtEye Season 3 Episode 3: Back to Black
This week, Antonella and Emma discussed the second studio album of one of their all-time favorites, Amy Winehouse -- six feet apart of course! They talked about the influence of the album Back to Black, as well as the unique portrait of Winehouse that it brought to the world. There was a little less mowing this week, but apologies in advance for the non-studio quality! Please stay safe and practice social distancing~~
May 23, 2020
MTMtEye Season 3 Episode 2: Bboy/Bgirl
Against all odds and without a BU recording studio, Emma and Antonella are back with another episode where they discuss the aesthetics and culture surrounding Bboy style dancing and its origins. Recorded remotely from Antonella's backyard (sitting six feet apart of course), they talk Run-DMC, Public Enemy and more of their 80s hiphop favorites over the sound of Antonella's neighbor mowing their lawn. They hope to bring you more episodes while in quarantine; Please stay safe and social distance!
May 16, 2020
MTMtEye Season 3 Episode 1: IGOR
In this week's podcast, Antonella and Emma discuss Tyler the Creator and the aesthetics of his music, specifically his most recent studio album Igor. They take a close look at the unique stylistic choices of the music videos, album art and discuss how his most recent album bends genres. Please excuse us for technical difficulties as we figure out how to record our episodes over facetime!
March 07, 2020
MTMtEye Season 2 Episode 9: Born to Die
In this week's podcast, Emma and Antonella discuss Lana Del Rey and the aesthetics of her music -- specifically, her second studio album, Born to Die.  They examine Lana Del Rey's intricate storytelling and characterization throughout the album through analyzing songs like "Born to Die" and "Video Games."
January 23, 2020
MTMtEye Season 2 Episode 8: Retro Glam
Emma and Antonella delve into the roots of retro glam as an aesthetic, highlighting retro glam fashion icons like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn and music artists such as Lana del Rey and Dolly Parton. With retro Hollywood back in style, this episode examines how the retro glam aesthetic displays itself in all facets of fashion, music, and film. *COUGH WARNING* -- unfortunately Emma is sick, but she's getting better!
January 06, 2020
MTMtEye Season 2 Episode 7: GOTH
This episode, Emma and Antonella explore the aesthetic goth. They look at the music and popular characters that have defined the aesthetic and how it has evolved over many years. 
December 28, 2019
MTMtEye Season 2 Episode 6: PCA - It
This week Emma and Antonella talked about the movie It, and looked at how it used aesthetics! Just a couple of notes: First, there are quite a few spoilers...We give warnings for *most* of them but miss a couple. Second, you really should see The Exorcist. Third, this was our Halloween episode, however, it's almost Thanksgiving. We understand the confusion, but we hope that you understand that we are in fact college students and are still struggling with time management skills :) ENJOY!!
November 25, 2019
MTMtEye Season 2 Episode 5: Normcore
This week, Emma and Antonella discuss the Normcore aesthetic, delving into its 90s leanings and analyzing it not only as a fashion, but as an attitude in itself. Described as a "self-aware, stylish blandness," this week's podcast examines Normcore's origins through idols such as Jerry Seinfeld and its influences in television, music, and even food. Tune in to hear how urbanites are currently embracing this anti-fashion aesthetic!
November 06, 2019
MTMtEye Season 2 Episode 4: Y2K
This week Emma and Antonella discuss the Y2K aesthetic, aka their childhoods. Tune in for discussions on Britney Spears, the best 90s/2000s Rom Coms, lip gloss and more! We also welcomed our new intern Nora! Check out for some more great listens.
October 14, 2019
MTMtEye Season 2 Episode 3: Pop Culture Aesthetics - Moonrise Kingdom
This week Antonella and Emma did things a little differently! Instead of analyzing one aesthetic and how it affected a certain time period, they analyzed a movie and how it was affected by different aesthetics. They decided to start with Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. Exploring the fantastical world of Anderson's idyllic New England, the two looked at the aesthetics in the fashion, production design, music, dialogue and much more! Feel free to reach out to us with any questions, comments or requests at Find more podcasts at 
October 09, 2019
MTMtEye Season 2 Episode 2: NewPunkPostWave
Despite the endlessly confusing title, in this week's episode, Antonella and Emma talk about New Wave/Post Punk! They cover everything from the movie Valley Girl starring Nicholas Cage to music like Siouxsie and the Banshees' The Passenger. Unfortunately, there was a buzzing sound picked up in the microphones during the recording, so we apologize for any inconvenience! 
September 25, 2019
MTMtEye Season 2 Episode 1: The Starcrossed Internet Romance of the Eboy and VSCO Girl
In this episode, Antonella and Emma attempt to stop themselves from laughing at internet culture and fail horribly. Just kidding... Instead, they take a look at the most recent internet trends, the Eboy and VSCO girl. Looking at the fashion, music and culture of these aesthetics who developed on the app TikTok, they look at how these trends are impacted by the past and how they impact everyday culture now.
September 16, 2019
MTMtEye Episode 8: mod is love mod is life
Emma wishes she could write this title in a cool mod font. Emma also wishes that she could've kept her cool through this episode. At least she successfully converted Antonella into a mod. You're next ;). All jokes aside, we are excited but happy but sad to be sharing with you our last episode of the season before we go on our hiatus! We hope you enjoy and hope to see you again with season two in September! In the meantime, feel free to reach out to us through email, at, or follow us on Instagram (@mtmteye), Twitter (@mtmt_eye) and like us on Facebook!
May 14, 2019
MTMtEye Episode 7: soft boy
*It's only explicit because of music!* Sorry guys, Emma's favorite soft boy Kojaque loves to swear (although it may not be completely comprehensible). This week we discussed the world of the soft boy aesthetic covering everything from dad caps, to Call Me By Your Name, to Frank Ocean. If you wanna reach out to us, you can email us at Check out for more fun podcasts like this!
May 05, 2019
MTMtEye Episode 6: Minimalism
How do the Kardashians and Marie Kondo relate? Find out in this weeks episode where Emma and Antonella explore the philosophy behind minimalism and how it relates to art, fashion, and interior design! Send us your questions and comments to, and be sure to follow us on social media! Twitter: @mtmt_eye Instagram: @mtmteye Check out for more podcasts and shows.
April 28, 2019
MTMtEye Episode 5: V A P O R W A V E
This week A N T O N E L L A and E M M A explored the wonderful world of lounge music meets memes that is V A P O R W A V E! Join them as they explore Macintosh Plus, potsu, and much, (too) much more! Email us with comments or queries at, and follow us on Instagram @mtmteye, on Twitter @mtmt_eye, and like us on Facebook. Check out for more fun podcasts and shows!
April 13, 2019
MTMtEye Episode 4: Oh So Kawaii!!
This week Antonella and Emma discussed the aesthetic of cuteness! Join them as they explore the world of Hello Kitty and the band Babymetal among other things. Be sure to follow us on instagram (@mtmteye), twitter (@mtmt_eye) and like us on Facebook! You can email us at, and check out for more cool podcasts!
March 30, 2019
MTMtEye Episode 3: Punk is Punk
Antonella and Emma were VERY excited to set out and answer the age-old question: what is punk?* Including safety guidelines for putting safety pins in your ears, this week's episode was filled with music, laughter and anti-establishment sentiment! Make sure to follow us on Instagram (@mtmteye), Twitter (@mtmt_eye) and like us on Facebook! If you have any questions, queries, corrections or an overwhelming desire to join us on an episode, feel free to email us at! *Punk is Punk
March 23, 2019
MTMtEye Episode 2: Beauty and the Hypebeast
This week Emma and Antonella talk about the Hypebeast aesthetic! It's quite an episode, but so far, Emma thinks it's the cutest one :3
March 09, 2019
MTMtEye Episode 1: Boho Heaven
For our first week, Emma and Antonella talk about the boho/boho chic/bohemian aesthetic! Tune in for some talk about beach waves, coachella, Imagine Dragons and more!
March 02, 2019