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Exploring the weird and wonderful world of fandoms! Every week, we deliver just-over-an-hour of fandom-related "fanalysis" complete with hard data, guests, and, of course, rampant speculation!

Exploring the weird and wonderful world of fandoms! Every week, we deliver just-over-an-hour of fandom-related "fanalysis" complete with hard data, guests, and, of course, rampant speculation!
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Canada

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Exploring the weird and wonderful world of fandoms! Every week, we deliver just-over-an-hour of fandom-related "fanalysis" complete with hard data, guests, and, of course, rampant speculation!

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English

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Episodes

Minisode: Are You A Good Fan?

6/14/2019
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This subject of this week's minisode turns inwards as the Nicks ask themselves if they consider themselves a good fan and break down what being a good fan even means What is the Race Against Time? The Race Against Time is our annual charity livestreaming marathon where we get as many endings as possible in Chrono Trigger to raise money for the Alzheimer Society of Canada! This year’s event will be August 10 and 11th from noon until midnight each day. This year, we hope to outdo all of our...

Duration:00:21:15

Minisode: Are Retrogamers missing out?

6/7/2019
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Are retro gamers missing out on the newest, hippest games or are they right to dig deep into the style that they love? The Nicks dive into the breadth, depth and philosophy of getting into a niche! What is the Race Against Time? The Race Against Time is our annual charity livestreaming marathon where we get as many endings as possible in Chrono Trigger to raise money for the Alzheimer Society of Canada! This year’s event will be August 10 and 11th from noon until midnight each day. This...

Duration:00:24:32

Minisode: What are cons missing?

5/31/2019
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After nearly 20 years of con-going, and collectively well over 40 different conventions been attended, what kinds of things are missing from conventions (anime, sci-fi, comic, or otherwise), anyway?

Duration:00:21:21

Beyblade - A New Spin on an Old Top

5/24/2019
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In the early 2000s a new contender in the “collect-’em-up to beat-’em-up” genre emerged. But instead of cards or monsters, this show was all about battle tops called Beyblades. Just like those other shows, though, the tops featured in the show could be bought, built, and battled by real life flesh and blood fans and a quiet phenomenon was born. Listen along as we try to suss out the path that phenomenon took to knock fans hearts and minds out of the stadium that is the everyday world.

Duration:00:44:01

RWBY - Questionably Animated Authorial Intent

5/17/2019
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We dig into authorial intent, the challenges of animation, and fan work (and entitlement) as we talk about Rooster Teeth’s RWBY and its fans! Episode Outline Topics: RWBY (obviously), Anime, Linguistics, the Tales of series, authorial intent, dudebros, expectations and fan work Fandom Facts “RWBY (pronounced "ruby") is an American anime-style web series and media franchise created by Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth. The show is set in the fictional world of Remnant, where young people train to...

Duration:00:51:14

Star Wars - It's Been a Minute

5/10/2019
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Among the first -- if not the first -- to make a podcast about watching a movie minute by minute, Alex Robinson joins us to discuss his lifelong love of Star Wars.

Duration:00:50:14

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - We All Sound Like Teenagers From the 90s

5/3/2019
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This week, the Nicks tackle iconic 90s nerdy show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They'll talk about the emergence of genre television, what Buffy means as a Strong Female Characters & how the whole world now sounds like 90s teens! Here are some of the sources we used for the episode: The Importance of Being the Zeppo: Xander, Gender Identity and Hybridity in Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Mark Camron Buffy Summers: Third-Wave Feminist Icon The Complex Feminist Legacy Of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’...

Duration:01:02:29

Transformers - Trukk not Munky and other things Ruined Forever

4/26/2019
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Anthony of the Transformers University podcast joins us to clear the air about what Transformers fandom is actually like… and about how the fandom may be held together with duct tape.

Duration:00:59:34

The X-Files - When the Internet Wanted to Believe

4/19/2019
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Aliens. Conspiracies. The unsolved mysteries of the world -- and the universe. In the 1990s these elements came together in The X-Files and a fandom that was almost as mythical as the lore it so rabidly discussed. What made it so special was that it would forge a path for all future fandoms on the then fledgling public internet of BBSes and mailing lists and forever change fan culture.

Duration:00:43:42

My Hero Academia: Avengers Ensemble!

4/12/2019
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This week, this Nicks have a look at the hot new (3-year old) shounen anime that's sweeping the world - Boku no Hero Academia! They'll talk about the strengths and weaknesses of ensemble shows, what the superhero craze looks like reflected through and Japanese mirror and whether or not anyone axtually likes Mineta! Click here for more information on the Livestream for the Cure! Fandom Facts “My Hero Academia … follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called quirks) in a world...

Duration:01:04:06

Power Rangers - Yo evil. I'm a Power Ranger. BIZAM!

4/5/2019
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What is it about the show that has managed to keep it relevant for over thirty years, even far from its home? And what exactly is the appeal of the show? Is it the lo-fi, retro-ness of it through a nostalgia filter? All this and more on this week's episode! Episode Outline Fandom Facts It is currently in its 26th (ish) season with almost 900 episodes since 1993. It is based on the Super Sentai meta-series in Japan that started in 1975 and has been running over the same timespan. Interest in...

Duration:00:45:38

Minisode: A Premonition

3/29/2019
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Witness a taste of things to come as we give a short preview of an upcoming podcast series launching in May!

Duration:00:05:26

Minisode: 20+ Years of Conventions with Sid

3/22/2019
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We chat with special guest friend Sid about his over twenty years of convention experience, including how conventions have changed, positive experiences, and dealing with WTFery. If you want to learn more about Victim Services of Waterloo Region, check out https://vswr.ca/, or donate now. Where can you find us? Pretty much everything we do is something/thenickscast, but in specific... If you're looking for this podcast (Fanthropological), you can find it at Fanthropological.com or on...

Duration:01:10:45

Vaporwave - The Internet’s Muzak

3/15/2019
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Call it the art music that launched a thousand micro-niches, unlistenable remixes of nostalgic pop songs, pure 80s aesthetic, or just Vaporwave. But what is Vaporwave? And is it now dead at last despite being declared so in 2013? We answer these questions and more in this totally hypnagogic episode.

Duration:00:42:46

Pathfinder - Further Listening with Caleb & Christian from Pathfinder Academy

3/8/2019
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G and Z are joined by Caleb & Christian from Pathfinder Academy and Trailblazers to talk about their experiences, trials & controversies playing Pathfinder and those of the PF community!

Duration:01:07:53

Digimon - Digital Marketing

3/1/2019
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This week on the show, the Nicks take a look at the fate that's befallen Digimon & its fans! Is it always doomed to trail in the shadow of Pokemon or is it underappreciate genius ahead of its time?? Fandom Facts Digimon has spawned 7 anime series, 16 movies, 8 manga series, 43 video games, and a collectible card game. There was a point in history where Digimon was more popular that Pokemon… in North America at least. In February of 2001, it took the number two rating slot among kids 6-11...

Duration:00:50:48

Harry Potter - Back to Hogwarts with the Real Weird Sisters

2/22/2019
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We return to Hogwarts to chat with the Real Weird Sisters about why Harry Potter is so important to fandom in general and still so popular.

Duration:00:52:57

Mycology - Psilocybin There Done That

2/15/2019
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The Nicks talk about mycophiles’ passion for curation, exploration and liberation via the fabulous world of fungi! They chat about its million uses, how it could save the world and, yes, its psychedelic effects!

Duration:00:49:57

Escape Rooms - Behind the Fandom with Errol (Room Escape Divas)

2/8/2019
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We’re locked in again for another 60ish minutes to better understand fans of escape rooms, this time with escape room enthusiast Errol (Room Escape Divas podcast).

Duration:01:12:46

Rush - The Geddy Lee Division

2/1/2019
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After more than 40 years, what keeps fans interested in the band (and why on earth is there convention for them)?

Duration:00:46:49