Curious City Podcast - Games

Episode 11 - Stormtrooper, ZX Spectrum, Joan Eardley and controlled chaos
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Photographs shows Darth Vader and an Imperial Stormtrooper from the 501st Legion.

In this episode of Curious City, host David Scott is joined by our guest, writer, comedian and history fanatic, Susan Morrison.

Featured, in this episode:

Photograph of the comedian, writer and broadcaster Susan Morrison standing inside Riverside Museum

Susan Morrison

This episode's guest

Susan Morrison is a writer, broadcaster, comedian and has a huge passion for history. Her speciality is ships and in particular, the RMS Titanic.

Susan Morrison on X / Twitter
Darth Vader and an Imperial Storm Trooper from the 501st Legion, and Star Wars, outside Riverside Museum

Imperial Stormtrooper and Darth Vader

Alan Braidwood meets a Stormtrooper and Darth Vader for a casual stroll through Riverside and discovers what it feels like to wear the costumes.

Imperial Storm Trooper in Collections Navigator
Photograph showing a ZX Spectrum home computer, released in 1982

ZX Spectrum and computer games

David Scott and Susan Morrison go back to 1982 to revisit an early home computer and discover what a pre-digital life was like in the home.

ZX Spectrum in Collections Navigator
Photograph of curator Jo Meacock

Joan Eardley's 'Children Playing'

Dr Jo Meacock tells Michael MacKinnon why she's chosen an Joan Eardley painting to illustrate childhood games.

Joan Eardley's website
Photograph showing Der Lauf der Dinge/The Way Things Go, by Fischli/Weiss, 1987

The Way Things Go

Bryony Bates asks visitors to GoMA what the video by Swiss duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss means to them.

The Way Things Go on Youtube