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Podcast Description: Our podcast seeks to be the best vehicle to explore fan culture and fandom in depth and intellectually from the unique perspective of the fans themselves. We strive to offer knowledgeable viewpoints from two fangirls who not only are active in fandom, but possess “behind the scenes” experiences and access to the artists they so admire. We will create meaningful, entertaining dialogues with other fans, creators, and scholars, celebrating what it means to be a fan, and specifically a female fan.

Podcast Description: Our podcast seeks to be the best vehicle to explore fan culture and fandom in depth and intellectually from the unique perspective of the fans themselves. We strive to offer knowledgeable viewpoints from two fangirls who not only are active in fandom, but possess “behind the scenes” experiences and access to the artists they so admire. We will create meaningful, entertaining dialogues with other fans, creators, and scholars, celebrating what it means to be a fan, and specifically a female fan.

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United States

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Podcast Description: Our podcast seeks to be the best vehicle to explore fan culture and fandom in depth and intellectually from the unique perspective of the fans themselves. We strive to offer knowledgeable viewpoints from two fangirls who not only are active in fandom, but possess “behind the scenes” experiences and access to the artists they so admire. We will create meaningful, entertaining dialogues with other fans, creators, and scholars, celebrating what it means to be a fan, and specifically a female fan.

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@ybfgpodcast

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 53: Fangirls’ Farewell to 2019!

12/17/2019
It’s the end of 2019, so it’s time for us to look back on a year -- and a decade! -- of fangirling! In Your Biggest Fangirl’s last episode of 2019, we share highlights from the podcast and our finest moments of fangirling from the year, while reflecting on the growth of the show and ourselves as fangirls. We discuss how fandom and the role of fans have evolved over time, as the divide between creators and consumers continues to shrink-- recognizing the power (and challenges and...

Duration:00:30:18

Episode 52: Collaborating on Orphan Black’s Next Chapter with writer & filmmaker Heli Kennedy

12/2/2019
We join the Clone Club this week on the podcast! Our guest this week is Heli Kennedy, a writer currently on the writing team for Orphan Black: The Next Chapter on the literary entertainment platform Serialbox. This isn’t Heli’s first jaunt with the Orphan Black series, as she previously penned the spin-off comics at IDW, Helsinki and Deviations. Her talents span all these forms of media; in addition to audio dramas and comic books, she is also a senior writer at video game company UbiSoft...

Duration:00:32:58

Episode 51: Painting the Portrait of a Fangirl with Temple of Geek’s Monica Duarte and Emily Schuck

11/18/2019
Monica Duarte makes her grand return to the podcast, and brings fellow fangirl Emily Schuck with her! Monica and Emily are the masterminds behind “Portrait of a Fangirl,” a new web series hosted on Temple of Geek, to which both Monica and Emily are contributors. You’ll remember Monica from Episode 18 -- she is a photographer, who can proudly claim her photos have been published in Doctor Who magazine and SFX magazine, and also co-hosts of the Temple of Geek Podcast. In addition to Emily’s...

Duration:00:33:32

Episode 50: The Magical Ladies We Fangirled Over at LeakyCon Boston – Part 2

11/4/2019
We head back to the wizarding world in the second half of our LeakyCon convention special! We celebrate reaching the big 5-0 episode count and share how the podcast has allowed us to grow as fans and people. We also explore the takeaways Victoria encountered at the con about the Harry Potter fandom, its commitment to social justice, and the impact on our own lives and worldview as members of the generation who got to grow up with Harry. We have another group of five fantastic fangirls to...

Duration:00:51:03

Episode 49: The Magical Ladies We Fangirled Over at LeakyCon Boston – Part 1

10/21/2019
This Harry Potter convention is jam-packed with brilliant fangirls, so much so that we had to split it into multiple episodes! (Not unlike Voldemort’s Horcruxes.) Victoria tells us all about her experience at the ultimate wizarding world convention – regaling us with tales of the thoughtful panels, making peace with not being the most knowledgeable fan in the room, snacking on Golden Snitchwiches and more. Our first LeakyCon special includes: Christine Chapman is the programs director of...

Duration:00:46:11

Episode 48: Sending Off Supernatural with psychologist, author, and fangirl Dr. Lynn Zubernis

10/7/2019
As Supernatural begins its 15th and final season, we talk to Dr. Lynn Zuburnis, a clinical psychologist and professor at West Chester University and longtime Supernatural fangirl. Lynn discusses with us how she has found balance between her academic and psychological roles with those of her fangirl and personal ones. With her collaborator Dr. Katherine Larsen, they have published four books fusing academia and fandom, Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls, Fan Phenomena: Supernatural, Fandom at...

Duration:00:35:37

Episode 47: Making a Name for Yourself in Nerdery and Becoming a Resource with The BlerdGurl Karama Horne

9/23/2019
Karama Horne is the visionary behind The BlerdGurl, a website that provides commentary and perspective from the often overlooked black nerd demographic. On her website, ‘blerd is a word and a movement.’ She’s a contributor at SYFYWire, where she writes the weekly Indie Comics Spotlight column and co-hosts their two of their weekly podcasts. In addition, she also hosts two of her own, The Blerdgurl Podcast, and The Radical Geeks with Angelique Roché. Karama joins us to not only share her...

Duration:00:39:26

Episode 46: Inclusion and Authenticity Across Media with writer Brandon Easton

9/10/2019
Brandon Easton is a writer, screenwriter, and educator based in Los Angeles who has written for Agent Carter’s second season, and the Thundercats and Transformers Rescue Bots animated series. He’s also an Eisner-nominated comic writer, penning Catalyst Prime: Incidentals and Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven for Lion Forge, then most recently Star Trek: Year Five and Transformers Galaxies for IDW. He discusses his journey from passion to profession throughout his career, and the progress...

Duration:00:35:22

Episode 45: Fan Culture and Communication with Dr. CarrieLynn Reinhard

8/26/2019
We’re sending everyone back to school in fangirl style on this week’s episode with Dr. CarrieLynn Reinhard! Dr. Reinhard is an associate professor at Dominican University, where she also leads the Social Media Minor for the Department of Communication Arts & Sciences. Her research and work in popular culture blends communication studies, fan studies and psychology. When it comes to examining fandom academically, her book Fractured Fandoms: Contentious Communication in Fan Communities is...

Duration:00:29:56

Episode 44: The Ladies We Fangirled Over at GalaxyCon 2019

8/12/2019
We’re bringing you all another convention special, this time from Kristen’s home turf in Raleigh, North Carolina! She contrasts the benefits of attending GalaxyCon Raleigh as opposed to larger events like Star Wars Celebration, and shares her highlights, discoveries, and takeaways from the convention. In the midst of fangirling with Victoria she takes us across the galaxy of geekdom and introduces us to five awesome ladies on this week’s episode: Ellen Walsh is the founder of Elden...

Duration:00:40:20

Episode 43: Comics, Coffee and Community with The Perky Nerd owner Tiffany Melius

7/29/2019
We’re back from summer break and thrilled to welcome Tiffany Melius, owner of The Perky Nerd, on the podcast! Her Burbank storefront is one of the few female-owned comic book shops in the country. Since its opening in 2016, the store has established itself as a pillar of the LA geek community and was nominated for this year’s Will Eisner “Spirit of Comics” Retailer Award. Tiffany takes us through founding the store and shares her advice on starting a geeky small business! We also discuss...

Duration:00:33:47

Episode 42: Super Soldiers with author Jason Inman

6/17/2019
Episode 42: Super Soldiers with author Jason Inman Jason Inman makes his triumphant return to Your Biggest Fangirl this week! In case you missed our first interview with him Episode 25, Jason is a comic book creator, podcaster, and veteran who now adds author to his long list of accomplishments with the release of his first book: Super Soldiers: A Salute to the Comic Book Heroes and Villains Who Fought for Their Country. He takes us through his impetus for writing Super Soldiers, how he...

Duration:00:37:57

Episode 41: Drawing on Disney Magic with licensed artist Ashley Taylor

6/4/2019
We fangirl out hard this week during our interview with licensed Disney artist Ashley Taylor! With her art displayed at Disney Parks or emblazoned on clothes by Her Universe, Hot Topic and more, Ashley puts a creative spin and applies her own style to beloved characters. Though her own journey as an artist was unexpected (or unorthodox), Ashley seeks to be an inspiring force to other budding artists and women in business. She shows us the magic behind her art, walking us through the...

Duration:00:28:49

Episode 40: Channeling the Powers of a Girl with Marvel Host, Author, and Producer Lorraine Cink

5/20/2019
May gets a lot more marvelous on this week’s episode! We welcome Lorraine Cink, a comedian, host, and author who currently serves as a Senior Creative Producer for Marvel New Media. Lorraine shares her journey from Marvel fan to employee as well as her advice on making your passion into your profession. We also get her to dish about what it’s like interviewing the MCU’s brightest stars when she covers the premieres of Marvel films, what makes a great red carpet interview, and how you can...

Duration:00:31:53

Episode 39: The Science of Disney Magic and Pins with Astro-Engineer Kristen Lundebjerg

5/6/2019
We double the amount of Kristens on this episode with this week’s guest, Kristen Lundebjerg! Kristen is an astro-engineer and self-described space enthusiast who is also a huge Disney fangirl. We explore how her two worlds intersect and the ways she appreciates both STEM and magical or fictional adventures. As frequent visitor to the Disney parks, Kristen shares her top tips on navigating the parks and their animated (and sometimes intense) pin trading community. A wonderful resource of...

Duration:00:26:25

Episode 38: The Ladies We Fangirled Over at Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019

4/22/2019
We’re keeping our convention specials going this month with Kristen’s coverage of Star Wars Celebration Chicago! She recaps her experience tackling such a large convention from photo ops to panels to pin trading to trudging through the snow to get to the convention center! She gives Victoria her main takeaways from Celebration - including the encouragement she felt for the Star Wars fandom from being among all her fellow Star Wars fans as well as the importance of prioritizing your top...

Duration:00:43:35

Episode 37: The Ladies We Fangirled Over at WonderCon 2019

4/8/2019
In our second WonderCon feature, Victoria returns to the Anaheim Convention Center to interview four artists about their creative expressions and their experiences with fandom. Before our guests, Victoria reflects on her second WonderCon, from the challenges to the thrills -- not to mention the important tips to remember when attending a convention! This week, we interview: Penelope Gaylord is an illustrator and character designer who has worked with Penguin Random House, Acme Archives...

Duration:00:36:45

Episode 36: ‘No Normal’ but Not Alone with Ms. Marvel and journalist/filmmaker Anisah Jabar

3/18/2019
In honor of the release of the Captain Marvel film, we’re continuing this Marvel-ous month of March with a discussion on Carol Danvers’ Ms. Marvel successor Kamala Khan! We interview Anisah Jabar, a journalist based in New York City and probably one of the biggest Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan fans we know. She uses her own experiences as a woman of color to change the narrative in comics and pop culture through producing the Ms. Marvel-inspired No Normal short film series. We also talk about the...

Duration:00:26:48

Episode 35: Connecting with Captain Marvel with creator Ashley V Robinson

3/4/2019
We are so thrilled to welcome Ashley Victoria Robinson back to Your Biggest Fangirl this week to jumpstart Marvelous March! If you didn’t hear her on Episode 14, Ashley is an actress, writer, podcaster and authority on everything girly and geeky. We had so much fangirling with her pre-Infinity War that we knew we had to bring Ashley back for our episode anticipating Captain Marvel! We discuss our hopes and fears for the Carol’s big screen debut, explore the dangers of comparing Captain...

Duration:00:34:54

Episode 34: Enabling Fanworks to Flourish with Organization for Transformative Works staffer Claudia Rebaza

2/18/2019
Just about every fan is familiar with the Organization for Transformative Works, particularly the website Archive of Our Own. On this episode, we introduce you to OTW communication staffer Claudia Rebaza as we delve into the history of OTW and the importance of having an archive like AO3 that both acts as host for fanworks but also fosters a community for creators. We talk with Claudia about the changing nature of online spaces and the way fans adapt to allow their creative pieces flourish...

Duration:00:32:25