Chris Deacy on religion and film

Dr Chris Deacy, Reader in Theology and Religious Studies in the Department of Religious Studies, has been interviewed for the podcast Wide Open Air Exchange.

Wide Open Air Exchange is run by the Sydney-based radio producer Christine Gallagher, inspired by her time as postgraduate student at Oxford University. She aims to encounter new ideas, to learn about interesting individuals and tap into their knowledge and insights.

Chris’s research concerns the intersections of religion and secular films, including analysing popular films such as Groundhog Day (1993) and Fight Club (1999). In the podcast, he discusses some philosophical questions about religion and shares stories from his formative years, as well as his discovery of film and religious studies.

The podcast, which is available on iTunes and on Stitcher, can be listened to online.