Episode 28: Once Upon a Dream

once-upon-a-dreamWith more and more goblins, elves and witches inheriting our silver screens every year, fairy tales have cemented their status as one of the big trends of this decade. In this episode, we adapt and cast 3 Yet More or Less Unadapted (Fairy) Tales to film! We also go back to playing a fresh round of FMK – Disney royalties edition.

00:00 – Chick-Chatter
03:21 – Trailers
04:07 – Interesting Movies of the Fortnight
13:31 – General Discussion Intro
18:52 – Disney/ Common Fairy Tales
37:46 – Tales From Our Own Countries
59:56 – Fuck, Mary, Kill
1:08:04 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Once Upon a Dream (by Lana Del Rey)
Today Was a Fairy Tale (by Taylor Swift)
Across the Universe (by Beady Eye)



Give us your feedback on our facebook page, via email (acrosstheuniversepodcast @, or on our blog. And be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel for episode trailers!

You can find us on Twitter under @Nikhat_Z, @filmflareblog and @mettekowalski.
Our episodes are free to download and listen on iTunes and Stitcher; all our previous episodes are available here — so scroll through the archive and have fun!

What fairy tale adaptations are you excited for? Do you agree with our casting choices?


Episode 25: Movies People Hate That We Love (Guest Eps)


For our 25th episode we share three movies that everyone seems to hate, but which we secretly love. Special guest Cherokee joins us, from London!

00:21- Chick-chatter
03:28- Trailer
04:05- Guest questionnaire
14:03- The chicks and Cherokee list their favourite films that are hated by most people
1:05:24- Plugs and Goodbyes

Guest’s choice- Comeupoutdawahta (by Gmcfosho)
Mamma Mia! (by Meryl Streep)
Across The Universe (by Rufus Wainwright)

Episode 24: Captain America, Winter Soldier


The Cap is back and the chicks chime in with their opinion on the 2nd solo outing of the first avenger. We also talk about our interesting movies of the fortnight and introduce a new, “highly intellectual” and fun game.

00:00 – 03:24: Chick-chatter
03:24 – 03:55: Trailer
03:55 – 17:03: Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
17:03 – 55:40: Main discussion on Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
55:40 – 1:10:35: Fuck, Marry, Kill: Superhero edition
1:10:35 – 1:16:27: Plugs and Goodbyes

Star Spangled Man (by David Zippel and Alan Menken)
Trouble Man (by Marvin Gaye)
Across The Universe (by Rufus Wainwright)

Episode 23: Belle De Jour (Listener’s Choice)

10176008_636682113047243_1192553392_n (1)

The listeners have had their say in the choice of our topic and so we discuss the 1967 Bunuel movie Belle de Jour!

00:30- Chick-chatter
03:09- Trailer
03:50- Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
16:53- The chicks discuss the Listeners’ Choice, Belle de Jour (1967)
43:53- Plugs and Goodbyes

I’m No Good (by Amy Whinehouse)
Get Some (by Lykke Li)
Across the Universe (by Rufus Wainwright)

Episode 22: Teenage Dream


It’s a double birthday episode! We celebrate by discussing some of our favourite and possibly cheesy (okay, very cheesy) teen movies.

00:00 – 02:32: Chick-chatter
02:32 – 03:12: Trailer
03:12 – 14:02: Interesting Movie of the Fortnight
14:02 – 26:09: The chicks discuss High School Musical (2006)
26:09 – 38:09: The chicks discuss Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
38:09 – 48:08: The chicks discuss Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
48:08 – 54:09: Plugs and Goodbyes

We Are Young (by Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe)
Teenage Dream (by Katy Perry)
Across The Universe (by Rufus Wainwright)