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The Fandom Files

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A podcast about people who really, really love stuff — and the people who make that stuff. We dive into the world of geek fan culture, interviewing both devoted fans and creators about their favorite comics, movies, TV shows, and how they celebrate them. From famous filmmakers to fan fiction writers, and celebrities to cosplayers, we are like a weekly Comic-Con party for your ears. Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY.

A podcast about people who really, really love stuff — and the people who make that stuff. We dive into the world of geek fan culture, interviewing both devoted fans and creators about their favorite comics, movies, TV shows, and how they celebrate them. From famous filmmakers to fan fiction writers, and celebrities to cosplayers, we are like a weekly Comic-Con party for your ears. Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY.

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United States

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SYFY

Description:

A podcast about people who really, really love stuff — and the people who make that stuff. We dive into the world of geek fan culture, interviewing both devoted fans and creators about their favorite comics, movies, TV shows, and how they celebrate them. From famous filmmakers to fan fiction writers, and celebrities to cosplayers, we are like a weekly Comic-Con party for your ears. Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Sonic and Sega fandom is very happy!

2/24/2020
The Fandom Files is joined by George Perez and Barry Harmon, the proprietors of SegaBits.com! These long-time Sega fans debrief us on the fandom's feelings on the Sonic the Hedgehog movie — from creepy original character design to the new, much more satisfying one — and tell us all about how the community is still thriving via Dreamcast and streaming. Plus, we talk about Sonic's feet! (Here's Emily's story, which we reference frequently.) All this and more in this episode of The Fandom...

Duration:00:42:49

Rob McElhenney, F. Murray Abraham and Megan Ganz take us on a Mythic Quest

2/10/2020
The Fandom Files is joined by Rob McElhenney, Megan Ganz, and F. Murray Abraham and about their new Apple TV+ comedy, Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet! The actors and executive producers take us inside their hilariously dysfunctional gaming company responsible for the world's biggest MMORPG, and we talk about everything from gaming and science fiction to internet Nazis and sex dolls. All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY!

Duration:00:56:00

Tommy Chong LOVED Joker (and just found God)

1/27/2020
The Fandom Files is joined by comedy legend Tommy Chong! The iconic stoner/actor/activist talks about his role in the trippy sci-fi film Color Out of Space as well as why he thinks Joker is the perfect movie, his love of Jim Carrey, and his plan to save the world (really). We're also joined by SYFY WIRE contributor Ryan Britt to talk all about Star Trek: Picard. All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY!

Duration:00:28:15

Justin Long trips on The Wave, Tusk, and what even is reality?

1/20/2020
The Fandom Files is joined by real live movie star Justin Long! In our interview, Justin talks about his new movie The Wave, his most mind-bending drug trips, making Tusk, our mutual privilege, and making his directorial debut. Plus, we also discuss Galaxy Quest and... the Rialto movie theater in Westfield, NJ? All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY!

Duration:01:13:52

Warwick Davis on his Star Wars return and Willow sequel

1/13/2020
The Fandom Files is joined by the iconic actor Warwick Davis! In our interview, Davis talks past, present, and future: Reminiscing about life on the set of Willow (adventure good, babies and horses meh), returning to Star Wars with his son in The Rise of Skywalker, his new role in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and the potential Willow sequel series. All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY!

Duration:00:26:29

Star Wars doc Looking for Leia director Annalise Ophelian is back!

12/30/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by Annalise Ophelian in a longer conversation about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and her new documentary, Looking for Leia, now on SYFY WIRE VOD! We talk about fandom, The Force, and filmmaking! All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY!

Duration:00:39:13

Joe Pera talks with us (and we talk about Star Wars, too)

12/23/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by Joe Pera, the titular star of the hit Adult Swim show Joe Pera Talks With You. We discuss his absolutely unique TV program and test our fan theories on him, teach him about Dungeons & Dragons, pick apart Dragon Ball Super, hear about his dad's obsession with The Irishman. Plus, Annalise Ophelian joins our news segment to discuss Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and her new documentary, Looking for Leia, now on SYFY WIRE VOD! All this and more in this episode of...

Duration:00:53:41

Crisis in the Watchmen finale, with some Power Rangers

12/15/2019
The Fandom Files is joined again by SYFY WIRE contributing editor James Grebey, who gives us the inside scoop on the season finale of Watchmen. We discuss the episode and the season as a whole, highlighting some of the finer points of the epic sequel series. Then Emily resumes her role as co-host (she was afraid of spoilers) and we're joined by friend of the pod Eric Francisco, a reporter at Inverse, who offers insights into the CW's Crisis on Infinite Earths and the newly announced Power...

Duration:00:52:50

Inside Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge new ride, Rise of the Resistance

12/9/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by frequent contributor Bryan Young to discuss Rise of the Resistance, the brand new ride at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge! Bryan and Jordan are on location in Orlando to experience and explore the highly anticipated new ride, and after taking it all in, they discuss all the ins and outs of the 20-minute extravaganza. Get all the details, Easter eggs, fun facts from Imagineers, and deep thoughts on this massive enterprise. All this and more in this episode of The Fandom...

Duration:00:35:51

An Extremely Goofy Podcast!

12/2/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by.... our obsession with 1995's A Goofy Movie and 2000's An Extremely Goofy Movie! In this years-in-the-making episode, Jordan and Emily discuss in very deep detail the movies' many notable moments and deeper messages, and speak with both a fan caller and Emily's sister about what the movies mean to them. Plus, Jordan gives an update about Godzilla vs. Kong and reads into the release date delay. All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on...

Duration:00:54:12

Inside Watchmen's big twist and Black Friday toy guide

11/24/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by SYFY WIRE contributing editor James Grebey, who gives us the inside scoop on the big twist in Watchmen's sixth episode, as well as contributor Loryn Stone, who gives us the low-down on the big toys coming out this holiday season! Grebey spoke with Watchmen writer Cord Jefferson and director Stephen Williams about the game-changing episode, and he relays their most important insights. Meanwhile, Loryn tells Jordan which Godzilla toys to buy. All this and more in...

Duration:00:25:03

Will The Snyder Cut get released? Plus, Sonic the Hedgehog!

11/20/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by Zack Snyder superfan Chris Wong-Swenson to discuss the latest news in the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement! On Sunday, Justice League stars Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck tweeted their support for the release of Zack Snyder's original version of the film, leading to all kinds of speculation. Wong-Swenson breaks down what's going and why Snyder fans continue their campaign two years after the film's release. Plus, we talk to an obsessive sonic the Hedgehog fan about the...

Duration:00:41:39

The Mandalorian and new fandom at BravoCon!

11/18/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by SYFY WIRE contributor and Jabba the Pod host Brian Silliman to discuss Disney+'s The Mandalorian and then we talk to the cast of Bravo's Summer House and OK! magazine reporter Juliet Gennari live from BravoCon! It's a packed episode filled with characters from the edge of the galaxy! All this and more in this episode of The Fandom Files! Follow us on Twitter: @FandomFilesSYFY!

Duration:00:44:02

Disney+ subscribers, here's what to watch

11/11/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by Disney expert, journalist, and SYFY WIRE contributor Drew Taylor to discuss the arrival of Disney+! With the long-awaited streaming service finally here, Taylor walks us through some of the titles Disney is offering at launch, discusses what might be to come, and which ones people should watch (of course, we also have many opinions about this — we're excited!). We also speak with writer Samantha Edmonds about her piece for SYFY WIRE about how the Good Omens...

Duration:00:45:09

Monster therapy (and many, many other funny topics) with Frank Lesser

10/28/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by Frank Lesser, the comedy writer, author, and creator of the animated series You're Not a Monster! With both Halloween and Godzilla's 65th anniversary right around the corner, we spoke to Frank all about his lifelong love of monsters (and the book and animated show that have resulted) and just about everything else, including (but not limited to): Mad About You and other classic sitcoms, Fyvush Finkel, swindling children, Stephen Colbert, and Fyvush Finkel...

Duration:01:42:55

The Blair Witch Project director explains how they fooled the world

10/21/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by Daniel Myrick, the co-director and co-mastermind of The Blair Witch Project! With the film celebrating its 20th anniversary with an upcoming screening at the Austin Film Festival, Myrick called in to discuss the making of his his horror classic and how it went from film school idea to massive global sensation thanks to some ingenious early viral marketing and the nascent movie internet. He talks about all the ways they built up a cult fandom that exploded...

Duration:00:27:25

Joe Manganiello is King Geek, sworn protector of the nerds

10/7/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by Joe Manganiello in a very special episode from New York Comic Con! In New York for the day to debut a Dark Crystal-inspired line from his geek streetwear brand Death Saves, Joe sat down with us and put on a truly captivating show. The True Blood and Magic Mike star regaled us with his geek origin story, dropped some real Ninja Turtle knowledge, got into the nitty gritty of his life as a Dungeon Master, and told us all about his star-filled D&D game in Los...

Duration:00:45:25

Geeky Wedding Planning: How to make nerdy nuptials and stay classy

9/30/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by Victoria, a wedding planner in Oklahoma City who specializes in geeky weddings! She is the founder of Simply Nerdy Events, a wedding planning business that helps couples add a touch (or way more) of Comic-Con to their big day. She walks us through all the ways you can personalize and geekify your wedding day (especially when your significant other isn't so into it) and gives Jordan some ideas for his upcoming ceremony. All this and more in this episode of The...

Duration:00:59:33

Cat Cosplay welcomes us to the world of geeky pets

9/23/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by the proprietor of @Cat_Cosplay, a painfully adorable and wildly successful Twitter account devoted to pair of kitties that cosplay. Because Emily got a new dog and named her Harley Quinn, we were inspired to seek out geeky pet owners to learn about how they integrate their animals into their nerd passions. @Cat_Cosplay delivered in a big way, laying out how they went from Renaissance Fairs and local sports events to internet domination and lots of sponsored...

Duration:00:42:47

Legendary actor Richard Kind sits at our crowded table

9/16/2019
The Fandom Files is joined by legendary actor and comedian Richard Kind! Known for his roles in Inside Out, Big Mouth, Spin City, Mad About You, Luck, Red Oaks, multiple Stargates, and just about every other good sitcom ever produced, not to mention runs of The Producers and other stage shows, Kind is as humble and witty as he is busy. He now stars in a new sci-fi drama about augmented reality glasses, Auggie, even though, in his own words, he's absolutely terrible with technology. The New...

Duration:00:35:40