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The Shadow Traps

Irfan Shah

In October 1888, the French inventor Louis Le Prince shot what many people now believe to be the world’s first films. On the 16th September 1890, and just before he was due to sail to New York to demonstrate his films in public for the first time, Le Prince boarded the Dijon to Paris train and was never seen again.The Shadow Traps podcasts will tell the story of Le Prince, his life, his films and his mysterious disappearance. It is a mystery story, an exploration of invention and obsession and a love letter to film. To find out more and support this podcast, go to www.patreon.com/theshadowtraps

Recent Episodes

Episode 39. 'Grandpa Consoles Me (At Least He Thinks So)'November 14, 2021 Episode artwork Episode 38. The 'To Be or Not To Be', a Revelation Before the Second Sleep.July 11, 2021 Episode artwork Episode 37. Two White Gashes for Eyes.March 15, 2021 Episode artwork A Few Words in the IntervalJanuary 31, 2021 Episode artwork Episode Thirty Six. History at ten to thirty-two a second.December 19, 2020 Episode artwork Episode Thirty Five. Cowboys and Yorkshireman.November 11, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 34. There is something I should add....October 01, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 33. Amidst the Dense Thickets of Patent CorrespondenceAugust 25, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 32. Successively, continuously and in combination with...June 26, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 31. A New Realm of PossibilityJune 03, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 30. Flying PicturesMay 01, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 29. 'Be It Known'March 27, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 28. Sheep-Jumping as seen through Several Lenses.February 13, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 27. The New York Cockle and Burn YearsJanuary 20, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 26. The Man in Black and the Silly from PosillipoDecember 26, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 25. The Crafty FoxDecember 05, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 24. An Impression of Life (with its reliefs and its hollows)November 14, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 23. 'Buffalo Bill was never more surprised in his life'October 27, 2019 Episode artwork IntermissionOctober 19, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 22. The Fly, the Projector and the Troubadour's Card.October 04, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 21. First Principles (The Experiments Begin)September 23, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 20. VocalionSeptember 12, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 19. And Why Would The Sun Deceive? (or, 'The Mute Testimony of the Picture')September 04, 2019 Episode artwork IntermissionAugust 26, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 18. The Hornet's NestAugust 15, 2019 Episode artwork