Dissecting Dragons began in February 2016. Here is a list of episodes published in that year;
Episode 1 – Rags to Rebel leaders – the re-emergence of the Fairy Tale
Episode 2 – Tainted Love – of Triangles, Love Potions and the Happily Ever After
Episode 3 – Deus Ex Machina – it was all a Dream: when Writers let you down.
Episode 4 – Witches, Brooms and Spells: Enchanting and Entrapping Children in Fiction.
Episode 5: Sci-Fi Westerns, Fantasy and Space Opera – Humankind’s conquest of Space.
Episode 6: Merlin, Mordred and Morgana – Magic in Arthurian Legend
Episode 7: Tatooine to Tudor England – The trappings of Historical and Speculative World Building
Dissecting Dragons: Episode 8: Bugbears of Battle – Inciting Violence in Speculative Fiction
Episode 9: From West to East – Translating Speculative Fiction into Anime and Manga
Episode 10: Fight like a Girl – ‘Strong’ Female Characters in Speculative Fiction
Episode 11: Teams, Trios and Fellowships – the importance of Friendship in Speculative Fiction
Episode 12: The Gender Bend – Does the Gender make the Story?
Episode 13: Man-Eating Monster to Flower-Toting Belle – the transition of Fairies in the Victorian Era
Episode 14: Main Mission – Gaming Narrative, the Future of Storytelling
Episode 15: Moustache Twirling 101 – the Mechanics of Writing a Villain
Episode 16: Rattling Bones and Poltergeists – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Ghost stories
Episode 17: Magnus Bane to Jack Harkness – LGBTQA+ Representation and Diversity in Speculative Fiction
Episode 18: Oh not another Zombie Movie – the Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Living Dead
Episode 19: Was that REALLY necessary? – the overuse of Sexual Violence in Speculative Media
Episode 20: Clash of the Titans – Superheroes vs Superheroes
Episode 21: Down with the Empire – exploring political themes in YA Speculative Fiction
Episode 22:Once More Around the Sun – Celebrating Terrible Birthdays in Speculative Fiction
Episode 23: Genius Loci – Writing Real World Places in Speculative Fiction
Episode 24: Cognoggins and Clockwork – What makes good Steampunk?
Episode 25: Death and All His Friends – Themes of Death, Dying and Grief in Speculative Fiction
Episode 26: A Touch of Faust – Changing Goals on your Protagonist and when this works
Episode 27: Harnessing Demons – How Writers use their own faults and insecurities in Writing.
Episode 28: Gobblefunk and Glyphs – creating words in Children’s Fantasy
Episode 29: The Frankenstein Complex – why is ‘Fan Fiction’ such a dirty word?
Episode 30: Bucky Barnes to the Winter Soldier – the Evolution of the Side-kick
Episode 31: The Devil in the Details – Lucifer in Modern Speculative Fiction
Episode 32: Escape to the Country – of Editing and Writing Weekends
Episode 33: Not so Charming – Male Stereotypes in Speculative Fiction
Episode 34: The Unveiled Series Reborn – Books, Judgement, Heaven & Hell, and PTSD
Episode 35: Three Goblins Walk into a Bar – Writing Humour in Speculative Fiction and How to Avoid the Accidental Funny.
Episode 36: Horcruxs and Heartbreak – of Books, Souls and Killing your Darlings
Episode 37: Breaking Out the F-jars – Our Favourite Swears in Speculative Fiction
Episode 38: Monsters and Men – Gothic Classics and the Origin of Horror – A Hallowe’en Special
Episode 39: Saints, Souls and Samhain – the Celtic Day of the Dead
Episode 40: Strange, Horrible and Who – the Egotism of Genius
Episode 41: Balancing the Real and the Fantastical – Writing Relatable Epic Fantasy
Episode 42: Let us make Men – From Golems to Androids
Episode 43: Standalones to Series – the pros and cons of One-offs and the neverending Series
Episode 44: Writing Sex Scenes – it’s not as Hard as You Think
Episode 45: Time and Tide and the Rose-tinted Glasses – Our Fascination with the Past
Episode 46: Winter Festivals – Traditions and Stories in the Dark
Episode 47; 2016 – The Best Bits