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Episode 22 - Everyone Should Love the Canon

11/25/2018
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Mel, Lauren, and a heavily medicated Liz host guest Jess to talk about her multi-layered sportsiness. From being a fan of the sport, to being a fan of the fic, and even to working in the industry, this conversation covers many aspect of sports fandom. Rough timestamps for topic changes (note that we go on a lot of tangents, so these aren't terribly specific): 2:30 - Guest intro & how Jess got into sports 9:30 - The transition from RL sports fan to transformative works sports fan 16:40 -...

Duration:01:03:46

Episode 21 - Suck It, Bruce Willis

11/18/2018
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Your fave fanpals are getting into the holiday spirit with a couple of games involving holiday movies. Rough timestamps for topic changes (note that we go on a lot of tangents, so these aren't terribly specific): 2:30 - Our first fandom confession, and it's a doozy! 6:30 - Call for Fleet Week submissions (it starts Nov. 19th, but we're happy to take late posts!) 7:15 - Spread the Love reminder 11:30 - Why we're getting into the holiday spirit early(ish) 17:00 - This, That, Or the Other:...

Duration:00:47:42

Episode 20 - ConFabCon

11/13/2018
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Liz attended an awesome convention called Confabulation (or ConFabCon) and then sat down with three of the founders to talk about the con's origin story, and its future. If you like hanging out with fanpeople without the pressures of a big, celeb-attended convention, then you'd definitely love ConFab. It's an extended slumber party for fanpeople! Thanks to Chaneen, GirlPhenom, and Mary for being guests this week and sharing their stories with us. If you'd like to be a guest on Fanpals, you...

Duration:01:10:11

Episode 19 - The Trash Fire That Is Teen Wolf

11/5/2018
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This week Fanpals invited a guest, Rachel aka the_deep_magic, to talk about Teen Wolf. We've been deep in our feelings about this show lately, and we wanted to really hash out what it was about the show and the fandom that sucked us in. We also discuss our unpopular opinions, what we'd change about canon (SHERIFF'S NAME IS JOHN, NOT NOAH, FFS), and our favorite fanon. We also talk about our OTPs and NOTPs. Listen in and then share your Teen Wolf opinions with us! If you want to be a guest...

Duration:01:11:55

Episode 18 - Led People Down That Hole

10/28/2018
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New segments! Fanpals want to share your fandom confessions, your OTPs, and your family anecdotes. For information on Fandom Confessions, Fleet Week, and Fan Families, check out the episode AND the supplemental post on keysmashblog.com. Rough timestamps for topic changes (note that we go on a lot of tangents, so these aren't terribly specific): 3:20 - New segment intros 3:50 - Fandom confessions 5:50 - Tangent about people asking AO3 to ban some fic 11:15 - Back to confessions! 19:50 -...

Duration:01:19:55

Episode 17 - Nostalgia

10/22/2018
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Is our generation more nostalgic than others? When you're removed from a fandom, is a rewatch of a show or movie more enjoyable? Do you more closely identify with your childhood pop culture or the pop culture from your teenage years? Fanpals Lauren, Liz, and Mel explore these questions and more with returning guest Meg. Rough timestamps for topic changes (note that we go on a lot of tangents, so these aren't terribly specific): 3:00 - Topic intro and childhood nostalgia (Nickelodeon...

Duration:01:18:08

Episode 16 - Mel Picks an NHL Team

10/14/2018
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No timestamps this week because this whole episode is about hockey! But don't worry, non-hockey fans, it's not like super in depth or anything. In fact, just the opposite. Lauren and Liz (both hockey fans) make Mel (a total non-hockey fan) pick a team based only on visual aides (mascots and team headshots of the team's "leaders") and the basic fandom knowledge she has. We think her choice will surprise - and please - everyone! Head to keysmashblog.com for the same visual aides that Mel was...

Duration:00:51:47

Episode 15 - Don't Ruin Your Fanon With Canon

10/8/2018
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We were LONG overdue for a good Harry Potter chat. We barely scratch the surface in this week's episode with guest Ash. It's all sorting and Fantastic Beasts, and a little bit of J.K. Rowling needing to not screw up anymore of our headcanons. Rough timestamps for topic changes (note that we go on a lot of tangents, so these aren't terribly specific): 1:20 - Hobo children 3:15 - Guest introduction 5:25 - WILLY NILLY FRIENDING & Pillowfort 9:15 - "Ash, back to you!" 10:45 - Liz talks about...

Duration:01:21:03

Episode 14 - Old Faves, New Gigs

9/30/2018
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CHRIS PINE'S PENIS. That's it, that's the episode. Okay, not really. But that's why guest Steph came back. She really, super wanted to talk about Chris Pine's penis. But first we made her listen to us talk about some of our old favorites who have new gigs we're excited about. Rough timestamps for topic changes (note that we go on a lot of tangents, so these aren't terribly specific): 1:00 - How the Cubs ruined 2016 (and probably the world) 6:00 - Tomiwa Edun and A Discovery of Witches...

Duration:01:13:12

Episode 13 - Chelle-Shocked

9/23/2018
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You know those awesome timestamps we introduced in the last episode's liner notes? Those were a suggestion from this week's super-smart (and super-lovely)guest, Chelle. We talk about rekindling the community spirit of fandom on Pillowfort, vicarious fannish joy, and Liam Payne being a ding dong. And, Liz and Chelle's geographic rivalry heats up! Rough timestamps for topic changes (note that we go on a lot of tangents, so these aren't terribly specific): 4:30 - Accelerated fandom history of...

Duration:00:55:01

Episode 12 - Fandom is An Infinite Space

9/17/2018
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It's a slumber party! Get in your jimjams, get back in bed, and cuddle up with your fanpals. This week's guest Mary is here to talk about ageism in fandom, MST3K, the slap that propelled her into One Direction fandom, and the ways in which all of that changed her life. Rough timestamps for topic changes (note that we go on a lot of tangents, so these aren't terribly specific): 5:15 - Mystery Science Theater 3000 12:45 - The Beatles 22:25 - Celebrity-fandom relations (featuring cute stories...

Duration:01:22:13

Episode 11 - End of Days

9/11/2018
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Fanpals Mel, Liz, and Lauren discuss the apocalypse in their first themed episode. Play along with new segments This, That, Or the Other and Snog/Marry/BFF, where your fanpals try to choose which awful end-of-the-world scenario they'd rather live in, and decide whether Thomas from the Maze Runner would make a better life partner than Old Alice. Stick around for Liz's chat with Adron Buske of the Fictitious podcast, which covers everything from taking comfort from apocalyptic and dystopian...

Duration:01:32:40

Episode 10 - Weird Chicken Sound Tangent

9/2/2018
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Fanpals Lauren, Liz, and Mel host their very first guest that isn't a personal friend: Emma Grant! Emma has years of podcasting and porning experience, and her insight into fandom sparked several excellent conversations, and gave us ideas for future episodes. Don't miss our talk about Johnlock conspiracy theories, panel kerfuffles, and the beautiful discovery of fic. If you find yourself wanting to talk back, PLEASE DO! Comment here, or go to keysmashblog.com and leave a comment on the...

Duration:01:23:50

Episode 09 - French and Terrible

8/26/2018
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Fanpals Lauren, Liz, and Mel talk to guest Erin about her fandom history, her love of voice actors, and her cosplay. There's also a Geocities shoutout! Love those free sites from the early aughties. If you find yourself wanting to talk back, PLEASE DO! Comment here, or go to keysmashblog.com and leave a comment on the supplemental post for this episode. <3

Duration:01:50:00

Episode 08 - Pillowfort and Hex Comix

8/19/2018
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Liz got to have two great conversations with women who are doing amazing things in geeky spaces. First up is Julia Baritz, the founder of Pillowfort, a new social media platform currently in beta. Learn how the site is marrying LiveJournal and tumblr to provide users with more control over their feeds. Then listen as Liz chats with the ladies behind Hex Comix, a rad comics publisher with an awesome start-up story. Check out their current title, Hex11, and follow them for witchiness and...

Duration:01:38:09

Episode 07 - Dinger Slinger

8/13/2018
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This week your fanpals welcome Mel's bestie Steph as a guest, and talk about all the fictional stuff that makes them cry. Because it's totally normal to be attached to people and things that aren't real. <.< We wouldn't have it any other way, tbh. If you find yourself wanting to talk back, PLEASE DO! Comment here, or go to keysmashblog.com and leave a comment on the supplemental post. <3

Duration:01:53:07

Episode 06 - You Forgot the Perky Nipples!

8/5/2018
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Your fanpals Lauren and Liz (and eventually Mel!) host Lauren's NRLP Renee for a chat about fic diving, crafting a convention for 90s boybands, and not waiting an appropriate amount of time before meeting internet friends in person. If you find yourself wanting to talk back, PLEASE DO! Comment here, or go to keysmashblog.com and leave a comment on the supplemental post. <3

Duration:01:36:52

Episode 05 - San Diego Comic-Con

7/29/2018
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Fanpals Liz and Mel are LIVE from San Diego Comic-Con. Well, they were live when they were recording. You get the idea. We recorded while we were at the convention - hence some of the wonky audio - and then did a post-con chat with guest Renee, Liz's SDCC roommate and writer for Black Nerd Problems. Hear all about our line shenanigans, press room interviews, and the joy of Supernatural. If you find yourself wanting to talk back, PLEASE DO! Comment here, or go to keysmashblog.com and leave...

Duration:01:32:57

Episode 04 - First Guest!

7/23/2018
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Fanpals Lauren and Liz host their first guest, Meg! They talk about how to drag your friends into new fandoms, and why fandom = friendship. If you find yourself wanting to talk back, PLEASE DO! Comment here, or go to keysmashblog.com and leave a comment on the supplemental post. <3

Duration:01:01:34

Episode 03 - The Sister Is The Mom

7/15/2018
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Your Fanpals Mel (who has very hard lines when it comes to the media she consumes), Liz (who barely has any lines when it comes to the media she consumes), and Lauren (who doesn't really consume much media at all) talk about the tropes and character dynamics that suck them into a fandom. There are digressions into "nopes," and some teases for future episodes. If you find yourself wanting to talk back, PLEASE DO! Comment here, or go to keysmashblog.com and leave a comment on the...

Duration:01:25:37