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

Location:

Canada

Description:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

519503251


Episodes

Fanthropological Finale: In the End

10/16/2020
Wow. This it… the end of an era. How do you summarize four years of exploring the breadth of human fandom? This week, we talk about the journey from the beginning to the end of Fanthropological, what we learned, loved, and hated… and so much more!

Duration:00:50:12

Fanthropological Finale: Fanthropological AUs (⅔)

10/9/2020
As we continue wrapping up Fanthropological, we talk about several alternate universes (AUs) of topics we could have covered.

Duration:00:30:44

Fanthropological Finale: Cover to Coverage (⅓)

10/2/2020
If you’re joining us for the first time, sorry to say this is the beginning of the end of Fanthropological. Join us as we revisit our favourite episodes (and maybe check them out)!

Duration:00:36:31

Are sequels good for Fandom?

7/31/2020
Inspired by our upcoming charity marathon, the Race Against Time, we’re back to talking about sequels and how they change fandom. A fandom can live off of very little material (e.g. Reboot, Chrono Trigger) … but what happens when there is a sequel? Is that a good thing?

Duration:00:23:12

Where does fandom end?

7/17/2020
What happens 30 years after a TV show finishes? Is the fandom … over? What is the relationship between a series ending and a fandom ending? And what happens if the creator turns out to be an awful person. This week its all over as we talk about the role and effect of endings in fandom… and in life?

Duration:00:25:24

Does fandom belong to the stans?

7/3/2020
It’s all coming together people: the role of the artist, problematic works / creators, media criticism, consumerism and capitalism… and at the heart of it? Stans.

Duration:00:19:43

Should fandoms be political? (Yes)

6/19/2020
Everything you consume is political; 100%! It cannot be avoided and, really, that point shouldn’t be avoided anyway! Why then do people insist that the fandoms and media that they participate in be apolitical? This week, we’ve definitely got things to say!

Duration:00:18:06

Can we cut it out with the remakes?!

6/6/2020
Are you ready for the next… Labyrinth? Stripes?! Who is coming up with these remakes, and why can’t we get new material? This week, we’re talking all about the world of fandom, adaptations, reboots, and so on!

Duration:00:23:20

Do fans need to meet face-to-face?

5/22/2020
With the world in the middle of a global pandemic, it’s time to try to answer the question, as fans, do we need to meet face to face? While it goes without saying that we don’t have to meet face to face… how does that change the wide world of fandom?

Duration:00:22:29

Should we cry over anime boys?

5/8/2020
Should we get emotionally attached to fictional characters? Of course we do, intentionally or not… but should we? No guarantees that we get anywhere near addressing that...

Duration:00:19:37

SPOILER ALERT

4/24/2020
Spoiler alert: You’ve been warned! We could spoil literally anything! That actor you like? They’re in this! That plot twist? Revealed! Deep lore?! … Probably?

Duration:00:22:25

Is fandom a religion?

4/10/2020
The signs are all there, people! Have you heard the good word (of Firefly)? May the force be with you (and also with you)! Though there’re lots of superficial connections between fandom and religion, could there be a stronger link? Some sort of… divine connection?

Duration:00:24:29

Fanthropological World - Philatelists’ Stamp of Approval!

4/1/2020
Tune in to our totally real television show! On this week’s episode, Shakespeare and Nick Frye (the fandom guy) really dig into fans of stamp collecting!

Duration:00:11:22

Is fandom a key part of our identity?

3/27/2020
Fandom has changed a lot, and over time has gone from something on the fringe of society to the forefront. Does that also mean that fandom has moved towards a key part, an integral piece of people’s personal identity?

Duration:00:21:20

Who needs canon, anyway?

3/13/2020
It’s fair to say that fans can take things too far, right? To the point of taking certain facts of a series and canonizing (a biblical term) them, deciding which elements are ‘right’ and ‘wrong’? Or even mixing up canon and tradition and requiring long-running media to follow old rules because that’s the way it’s always been!

Duration:00:29:30

What makes a good tabletop experience?

2/28/2020
The tabletop experience has changed a lot since folks started playing Dungeons and Dragons in the 70s. What are things that can take the roleplaying experience from a good one, from a great one, with all that we’ve learned?

Duration:00:28:56

Are you too old for this?

2/14/2020
Growing old means growing up, hating any amount of fun, and succumbing to typical hobbies… like sports, or the news. OR DOES IT?!

Duration:00:21:26

Is it ok to be a fan of bad things?

1/31/2020
Whether it’s objectively bad, or merely not to your taste, some media is just bad. Is there a problem with being a fan of it, though?

Duration:00:22:43

Marvel Cinematic Universe - The Endgame of Fandoms?

12/23/2019
How the heck do you summarize a fandom about eleven years of films… themselves spanning twenty-three movies so far?! We’ve reached the endgame of this infinity war of fandoms, folks… and it’s time to put everything in perfect balance.

Duration:00:50:55

Steven Universe - They’re … Space Rocks!

12/15/2019
Here we are in the future... and talking about the lessons, culture, and fandom of Steven and the Crystal Gems!

Duration:00:56:17