In a Nutshell, ep. 1: Meaningful Monsters with Arjan Sterken

09 okt 2023 ,

Vox is launching its new podcast, In a Nutshell, with hosts Jara Majerus and Antonia Leise. Every two weeks, they will invite Radboud researchers to talk about their favourite topics – explained in bite-sized episodes. In today's episode, Jara talks with Arjan Sterken about meaningful monsters.

In the first episode of In a Nutshell, host Jara Majerus invites the PhD scholar and folktale enthusiast Arjan Sterken into the studio. 

This episode is all about monsters. What are monsters? Where do they come from, and what are they trying to tell us? Arjan Sterken knows all the answers and lets us in on the mythical meaning of uncanny creatures.

Arjan Sterken is a teacher and PhD scholar in Comparative Religious Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies. He is utterly fascinated by folktales and myths and loves to pass this fascination on to his audience.

Want to know more about monsters? Follow Arjan’s tip and watch the movie The Shape of Water.

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