Licence to Critique

Episode 012 - Interview with Dr. Sam Goodman - Identity, Empire, and Alcohol in British Spy Fiction

December 10, 2020 Dr. Lisa Funnell Season 1 Episode 12
Licence to Critique
Episode 012 - Interview with Dr. Sam Goodman - Identity, Empire, and Alcohol in British Spy Fiction
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Episode 012 - Interview with Dr. Sam Goodman - Identity, Empire, and Alcohol in British Spy Fiction
Dec 10, 2020 Season 1 Episode 12
Dr. Lisa Funnell

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Sam Goodman, author of British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire (Routledge 2015). We discuss the rise of spy fiction writers in the post-war and Cold War era, focusing particularly on Ian Fleming and his James Bond novels, as well as the appeal of a stand-alone British agent defending the realm. We also consider alcohol and its connection to (the performance of) British identity in a variety of contexts including colonial India and the James Bond franchise. Finally, Goodman muses about the potential for craft beer to be featured in future Bond films. 

Show Notes

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Sam Goodman, author of British Spy Fiction and the End of Empire (Routledge 2015). We discuss the rise of spy fiction writers in the post-war and Cold War era, focusing particularly on Ian Fleming and his James Bond novels, as well as the appeal of a stand-alone British agent defending the realm. We also consider alcohol and its connection to (the performance of) British identity in a variety of contexts including colonial India and the James Bond franchise. Finally, Goodman muses about the potential for craft beer to be featured in future Bond films.