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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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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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Episodes

Episode 13: The Ladies We Fangirled Over at WonderCon 2018

4/17/2018
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This is a jam-packed episode! Victoria interviews seven guests at WonderCon 2018 to get their perspectives on being fans and being creators for fans. Our lovely guests are: Amy Mebberson, illustrator and licensed Disney artist known for her Pocket Princesses comics -- and now working with Disney, her fangirling hasn’t gone away. Amy emphasizes the importance of posting and sharing your own artwork to gain exposure, like she did. Chrissie Zullo also gives advice to aspiring artists on how...

Duration:00:44:50

Episode 12: Passion to Profession with Star Trek Fan & Screenwriter Brian Millikin

4/2/2018
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Have you ever wondered what goes on in the writer's room of your favorite shows? This week our guest, fanboy turned sci-fi screenwriter Brian Millikin, takes us behind the scenes! He shares how he became a Star Trek fan and how his passion for the show got him his start in Hollywood working for one his heroes, Star Trek: The Next Generation showrunner Michael Piller! We discuss not only meeting but working for your heroes and whether you should “hide your crazy” in professional situations....

Duration:00:32:49

Episode 11: Walking through the West Wing with Claire Handscombe

3/20/2018
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This week, Victoria and Kristen are joined by West Wing fangirl and fellow podcaster Claire Handscombe! She’s so much of a fan that she credits the show as a major reason she moved from Europe to Washington, D.C. So how does a drama about American politics and the intricacies of the White House attract fans from across the pond? Claire shares her own story and those of other fans, which she compiled into an anthology called Walk With Us: How the West Wing Changed Our Lives. And that’s not...

Duration:00:28:30

Episode 10: Superhero Therapy with Dr. Janina Scarlet

3/6/2018
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­We have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Janina Scarlet, a fellow fangirl and licensed Clinical Psychologist this week! As a scientist and writer, she has used her own struggles and training to develop Superhero Therapy, which incorporates characters from geek culture into evidence-based therapy for managing anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Dr. Scarlet gives us an overview of going through your superhero training using the method, while sharing her own origin story that seems straight out...

Duration:00:26:59

Episode 09: Representation in Fandom with actress Alex Taylor

2/19/2018
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Alex Taylor is a New York-based actor and fan of musicals, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Marvel. An old friend of Victoria’s, Alex adds some much-needed discussion of representation of race and queer identities on film on the Your Biggest Fangirl Podcast -- pointing to how the only Disney princess that would represent her was Tiana, when she was an adult, no less! We look at Black Panther and the importance of the film being an unapologetically black film, particularly an African one. Alex...

Duration:00:34:53

Episode 08: Geeks, Novels & Nerd Love with YA Author Sarvenaz Tash

2/5/2018
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Fangirls everywhere can relate to that insatiable need to meet your favorite author or artist, the anxiety of not knowing if you’ll make it to the next panel, or the thrill of being among fellow fans to celebrate one fandom. Add in a little romantic tension between best friends and you’ve got Sarvenaz Tash’s The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love! On this episode, Victoria and Kristen introduce listeners to the novel and to Sarvenaz herself! Sarvenaz is a children’s and YA author whose third...

Duration:00:32:15

Episode 07: Convention Experiences with Ashley Cox

1/22/2018
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Victoria and Kristen welcome guest Ashley Cox as the three of us are reunited in Chapel Hill! When she’s not writing or going to acting classes, Ashley is a dedicated fangirl of Arrow. Kristen and Ashley share their journey to Atlanta for the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest, regaling tales of meeting Stephen Amell and the casts of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow for photo ops. HVFF was one of Ashley’s first conventions, and she notes which rules from the 10 Rules of Fangirling were most helpful...

Duration:00:32:26

Episode 06: Super Magical Girls with Fashion Photographer Lauren Nakao Winn

1/8/2018
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Our guest this week is New-York based fashion photographer Lauren Winn! She’s a fellow Tar Heel like Kristen and Victoria, and their self-described fandom “baby” - a lover of both Sailor Moon and Superman! Lauren offers helpful advice on mixing fandom with your professional life (she once got assist a Sailor Moon themed shoot) and she loses her chill with Tori talking about our favorite Super men -- Tom Welling and Henry Cavill! In our discussion this week and we dive deep into the trope...

Duration:00:34:21

Episode 05: Reunion in Chapel Hill!

12/18/2017
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Usually our podcast is a bi-coastal operation, but this week Kristen and Victoria are reunited in Chapel Hill! We compare notes on the fandomesque architecture of our alma mater and take a stroll down memory lane sharing a few of our finest hours of fangirling. Kristen reminisces about her Supernatural convention experience where she and her friends became the first ever people to get a photograph of Winchester father-son duo Gil McKinney and Matt Cohen together in flower crowns, while...

Duration:00:30:08

Episode 04: Voice-Over and Cosplay with Stephanie Sheh and Stephanie Csongor

12/4/2017
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This week on the podcast we have not one lovely guest, but two -- both named Stephanie to boot! You might recognize Stephanie Sheh’s voice from animated series such as Sailor Moon, Legend of Korra, and DC Super Hero Girls. Stephanie Csongor is an actress, gamer, and proud fangirl. They discuss what it’s like being female fans in male-dominated spaces like video games and conventions, and experiencing a con from a guest on a panel to a cosplayer on the convention floor. We even get them to...

Duration:00:36:51

Episode 02: Fan Favorite Actor Myko Olivier

11/6/2017
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On the podcast this week is fan-favorite actor Myko Olivier! Myko takes us behind the scenes on what it’s like to be a part of not one, but TWO shows with major fandoms - Castle and Glee - and being received in completely different ways. He recounts how he was cruelly called “The Jar Jar Binks” of Castle, opposed to being a swoon-worthy Warbler of Glee. He also shares with us what he fanboys over, and offers some great advice about what constitutes a respectful fan encounter and...

Duration:00:39:31

Episode 01: Mistress of the Holy Meme: Mary Houston

11/5/2017
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This week’s podcast we sat down with Mary Houston, a straight up tumblr kween and jet-setting fangirl. She gave us her best tips from the barricade when meeting your fave and got down and dirty with us discussing the rollercoaster ride that is having a tumblr following. A college friend of Victoria’s, she and Kristen bonded immediately over their love of Star Wars and offered great insights into our discussion confirmation bias in fandom. Finally, we even got her to confess her worst...

Duration:00:29:19

Episode 00: Meet Your Hosts of the Your Biggest Fangirl Podcast

11/5/2017
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Your Biggest Fangirl Podcast debuts! In this episode, we introduce you to your YBFG hosts, Victoria and Kristen. We talked about our friendship and how we became involved fandom, and what we hope to accomplish with this podcast. We also laid out our 10 Rules of Fangirling Like a Pro - some pro tips next time you’re in a situation to meet a celeb. Finally we played a deviously difficult fandom Would You Rather Game that we plan to play with all of our guests -- we thought it only fair that...

Duration:00:28:24

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