Selected Works

Hosted by Chris Piuma and Nadia Halim

We here at Megaphonic get excited about books, movies, music, art, and other cultural works. But sometimes a work we’re excited about hasn’t received as much attention as it deserves — or perhaps it’s due for a critical reappraisal. Or we just haven’t found anyone we can talk about it with. Well, we’ve decided to do something about it. Welcome to Selected Works.

For each episode of Selected Works, someone here at Megaphonic (or a special guest) selects an under-appreciated or under-discussed work that they’re passionate about. And we assemble a small panel to read the book or watch the movie or whatever, and then we record a big chewy conversation about it. And, of course, we hope you’ll check out the works too, and be part of the conversation!

The first three episodes will discuss:

  • I’m Your Man [Ich bin dein Mensch], a German sci-fi film from 2021 that asks: What if a chatbot was hot and you could date it? Could you fall in love with it, if it was trained specifically on you?

  • Titus Groan, the first novel in Mervyn Peake's Gormanghast books, which is that other big mid-century fantasy book.

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture, a movie with a reputation for being agonizingly slow, but which might be worth rediscovering.

So join us at Selected Works to learn about an obscure gem — or finally, finally hear people talk about that thing you love.