Plato’s Cave

Plato’s Cave is a weekly film criticism program heard on Melbourne independent radio station Triple R (3RRR 102.7FM).

Screen Shot 2019-05-22 at 1.54.06 pmPlato’s Cave broadcasters (l-r): Emma Westwood. Paul Anthony Nelson, Sally Christie and Cerise Howard

Emma Westwood joins fellow film critics – Cerise Howard, Paul Anthony Nelson and Sally Christie – broadcasting live-to-air on Triple R from 7pm to 8pm every Monday night. The show is produced by Lisa Kovacevic with tech/panelling by Karl Chapman.

Episodes are edited and archived in podcast form by Faith Everard.


Screen Shot 2019-05-27 at 8.14.07 amPlato’s Cave team (top l-r): Karl Chapman, Lisa Kovacevic (front l-r): Emma Westwood. Paul Anthony Nelson, Sally Christie and Cerise Howard

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Supporting Characters
with Bill Ackerman

Bill speaks to Emma about her many creative endeavours. Topics include: FatalVisions, Lee Gambin, the differing approaches of American and Australian film schools in the early 1990s, ALIEN, John Frankenheimer, Bert Deling’s DALMAS, writing about standup comedy, HOUSEBOAT HORROR, the research process for audio commentary tracks and why “write what you know” is bad advice.
Air date: 2nd June 2019


The Projection Booth
with Mike White

Emma was interviewed about her book on David Cronenberg’s THE FLY for this exhaustive, nearly 4-hour special report on THE FLY, including an in-depth critique of the film by Bill Ackerman, Samm Deighan and Mike White, and an interview with the film’s producer, Stuart Cornfeld.
Air date: 18th March 2019


International Women’s Day 2019
with Cerise Howard and Megan McKeough 

Emma joins Cerise and Megan for a special one-hour broadcast on International Women’s Day where they discuss their favourite women filmmakers, as well as women animators and very, very early women filmmakers including the legendary Alice Guy-Blaché.
Air date: 8th March 2019


Hell is for Hyphenates
with Lee Zachariah & Rochelle Siemienowicz

Emma appeared on the bumper 3.5-hour edition of Hi4H (possibly the final episode ever) about the films of Martin Scorcese, along with a roll-call of past guests and co-hosts.
Air date: 30th April 2019 


Emma also appeared on the episode of November 2017, featuring the films of Roman Polanski.


Beyond the Lab
with David Murray
Emma appeared on the episode ‘The Science of Horror’.
Air date: Friday 11th March 2016 @ 7.30pm

Listen to the Beyond the Lab ‘The Science of Horror’ Podcast: