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Two college kids and their occasional friends have various talks about their """good""" opinions on good fiction.

Two college kids and their occasional friends have various talks about their """good""" opinions on good fiction.
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United States

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Two college kids and their occasional friends have various talks about their """good""" opinions on good fiction.

Language:

English


Episodes

27 - Lord of the Rings and Internet Fandom

9/14/2019
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Guest Shelly Cox tells us her story of getting into the Lord of the Rings fandom back in 2001, and we talk about how the fandom evolved along with the popularization of the internet. No spoilers this episode! Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at foolsandfiction@gmail.com. Check out other shows on the W&M network at spreaker.com/user/pnwm. by Joe Brown and Finn Mayhew theme music by Finn Mayhew cover art by Chris Lee produced by Finn Mayhew

Duration:00:46:33

26 - Podcast Chat

9/7/2019
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A short episode on how we're planning on improving the podcast for the future, with guest Chris Lee. Let us know what you think of these ideas! Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at foolsandfiction@gmail.com. Check out other shows on the W&M network at spreaker.com/user/pnwm. by Joe Brown and Finn Mayhew theme music by Finn Mayhew cover art by Chris Lee produced by Finn Mayhew

Duration:00:18:50

25 - Best Girls and Representation

8/31/2019
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We're back with an episode that starts off with weebery and evolves into a more nuanced conversation about representation in the shonen genre! With guests Chris Lee and Jonah Barrón. Minor spoilers for RWBY and My Hero Academia. Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at foolsandfiction@gmail.com. Check out other shows on the W&M network at spreaker.com/user/pnwm. by Joe Brown and Finn Mayhew theme music by Finn Mayhew cover art by Chris Lee produced by Finn Mayhew

Duration:00:45:19

bonus - fiction podcasts

8/24/2019
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Finn shares his five favorite fiction podcasts. Regular episodes returning August 31st! Dreamboy: http://www.nightvalepresents.com/dreamboy/ It Makes a Sound: http://www.nightvalepresents.com/itmakesasound The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air): https://www.npr.org/podcasts/610483979/the-orbiting-human-circus The Adventure Zone: https://maximumfun.org/shows/adventure-zone Within the Wires: http://www.nightvalepresents.com/withinthewires

Duration:00:18:21

bonus - kevin explains the end of evangelion

8/17/2019
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With guest Kevin Dolan! This is admittedly a particularly silly episode – if you're not a fan, stay tuned for more normal episodes starting August 31st. Spoilers for The End of Evangelion and minor spoilers for Future Diary.

Duration:00:56:52

bonus - a dream of a double-ocean

8/10/2019
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Finn tells you the story of one of his dreams.

Duration:00:15:56

24 - Creative Collaboration

8/3/2019
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We discuss a few creative projects we've been a part of in the past, and how we think about the collaboration that's necessary to pull them off and have fun while doing it. This is our last full episode for the summer – Finn will be posting three bonus episodes in the coming hiatus, and we'll be returning to our in-person setup for the coming semester. Let us know if you have an episode idea or want to be on the show! Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at...

Duration:00:39:10

23 - Undertale and Deltarune

7/27/2019
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What is too much of a good thing? Finn tells his story of playing Undertale and Deltarune and how this experience impacted his friendships. Emptiness: https://tricycle.org/magazine/what-do-buddhists-mean-when-they-talk-about-emptiness/ “A Lesson in Nonduality” lecture by Rupert Spira: https://youtu.be/dJtVLASoiQE Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at foolsandfiction@gmail.com. Check out other shows on the W&M network at spreaker.com/user/pnwm. by Joe Brown and Finn...

Duration:00:37:11

22 - Pretentiousness

7/20/2019
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Continuing in the style of last episode, we talk about some pieces of media that feel pretentious and why they feel that way. Then we get a little meta and take a look at our own podcast. Spoilers for The OA Part I and Starfish. Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at foolsandfiction@gmail.com. Check out other shows on the W&M network at spreaker.com/user/pnwm. by Joe Brown and Finn Mayhew theme music by Finn Mayhew cover art by Chris Lee produced by Finn Mayhew

Duration:00:44:11

21 - Narrative in Video Games

7/13/2019
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We explore some ideas about the continuum between and mixture of narrative and gameplay in video games. We're trying a slightly new format here: we come in without knowing what we want to demonstrate, just with examples we want to highlight, and we try to find a path along the way – let us know what you think! We certainly enjoyed the more conversational style. Spoilers for Metal Gear Solid 3, Undertale, Celeste, Life of Pi, Shutter Island, Ender’s Game, and minor spoilers for The...

Duration:00:55:35

20 - A Conversation with R R Angell (Special Episode Part 2/2)

7/6/2019
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We continue our discussion of the recently released book Best Game Ever, this time joined by the author himself! Spoilers for Ex Machina, and minor spoilers for Best Game Ever. R R Angell's website: https://rrangell.com/ Buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Game-Ever-Virtuella-Novel/dp/1949532054/ Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at foolsandfiction@gmail.com. Check out other shows on the W&M network at spreaker.com/user/pnwm. by Joe Brown and Finn Mayhew theme...

Duration:01:05:04

19 - Best Game Ever (Special Episode Part 1/2)

6/28/2019
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It's our secret project! Over the past several weeks, we've been reading reviewers' copies of R R Angell's queer sci-fi novel Best Game Ever. And now we talk about the book in anticipation for our discussion with the author on July 1st! But you also have an important role to play: send us questions to ask via the links below! Minor spoilers for Best Game Ever. R R Angell's website: https://rrangell.com/ Buy the book:...

Duration:01:08:43

18 - Anime OP Themes

6/23/2019
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Talking about some anime music! Featuring both demon!Joe and demon!Finn (sorry for the bad audio, we're in a bad recording setup this episode). Spoilers for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Mushi-shi, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4, My Hero Academia through Season 3, and Yuri!!! on Ice. Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at foolsandfiction@gmail.com. Check out other shows on the W&M network at spreaker.com/user/pnwm. by Joe Brown and Finn Mayhew theme music by Finn...

Duration:00:35:15

17 - Movie Endings

6/8/2019
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A lighter discussion on the endings of movies we like and what makes movie endings distinct from endings in other media. Spoilers for Swiss Army Man, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Shutter Island, Celeste, Story of Your Life/Arrival, La La Land, and minor spoilers for A Dark Room. Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at foolsandfiction@gmail.com. Check out other shows on the W&M network at spreaker.com/user/pnwm. by Joe Brown and Finn Mayhew theme music by Finn...

Duration:00:27:19

16 - The OA Part II

6/1/2019
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We're back, with a much better sounding Joe and a mysteriously slurry Finn! We've got a fairly chaotic episode for you this week, featuring such lines as, "My biggest thing to swallow immediately was the skin lady". Major spoilers for The OA through Part II. Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at foolsandfiction@gmail.com. Check out other shows on the W&M network at spreaker.com/user/pnwm. by Joe Brown and Finn Mayhew theme music by Finn Mayhew cover art by Chris...

Duration:00:43:42

15 - Mob Psycho 100 Season 1

5/18/2019
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Finn just finished Season 1 of Mob Psycho 100, and we've all got stuff to say. With guests Rachel "Skull" DePalma, Joe's dog Dusty, and Cap'n Horatio Magellan Crunch (jk it's Joe's bad wifi)! Spoilers for Mob Psycho 100 Season 1 and minor spoilers for Puella Magi Madoka Magica through Episode 3. Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at foolsandfiction@gmail.com. Check out other shows on the W&M network at spreaker.com/user/pnwm. by Joe Brown and Finn Mayhew theme music by...

Duration:00:30:57

14 - Fan Works

5/11/2019
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Happy summer! Talking about some fan works we like and what we like about them. With a few unexpected guest visits from demon!Joe, excuse us while we figure out our new setup. Spoilers for Magnus's ---eventual--- death in The Adventure Zone: Balance. Also, a correction – I don't think Griffin himself plays the theme in that scene, I think he just plays Reeder's recording. Julia: https://soundcloud.com/iamreeder/julia Voidfish Plural:...

Duration:00:28:49

13 - The Difference Between Sci-Fi and Fantasy

5/4/2019
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An end-of-the-semester group discussion with a few members of Skiffy (the sci-fi/fantasy/movie club at William & Mary) – with Cody Hammack, Ailish Bova, Kate Lucas, Jonah Barrón, Andrew Wells, and John Bednarek! Spoilers for Tower of Babylon, Jupiter Ascending, and By the Waters of Babylon, and minor spoilers for The Legend of Korra and Adventure Time. Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at foolsandfiction@gmail.com. Check out other shows on the W&M network at...

Duration:00:27:03

12 - Bad Movies

4/27/2019
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In this experimental episode™, we talk about what makes good bad movies good and bad bad movies bad. It's finals season, Finn was exhausted, and we were trying a new recording setup, so apologies for the weird vibe! Also, we didn't properly record Joe's mic, so the quality in this setup will be better for the next episode. Spoilers for Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery. Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at foolsandfiction@gmail.com. Check out other shows on the...

Duration:00:23:37

11 - Adversarial D&D Characters

4/20/2019
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Time for our own fiction! We talk with guests Sean DeMieri and Chris Lee about playing Dungeons & Dragons characters whose goals don't align with the rest of the party's. Discuss at reddit.com/r/foolsandfiction. Email us at foolsandfiction@gmail.com. Check out other shows on the W&M network at spreaker.com/user/pnwm. by Joe Brown and Finn Mayhew theme music by Finn Mayhew cover art by Chris Lee produced by Finn Mayhew

Duration:00:31:41