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Tales from the Fandom is a podcast that explores fandoms with a different guest each week. Each guest brings their own insight into fandom. We discuss topics such as television shows, movies, books, cosplaying and more.

Tales from the Fandom is a podcast that explores fandoms with a different guest each week. Each guest brings their own insight into fandom. We discuss topics such as television shows, movies, books, cosplaying and more.

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United States

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Podcasts

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Tales from the Fandom is a podcast that explores fandoms with a different guest each week. Each guest brings their own insight into fandom. We discuss topics such as television shows, movies, books, cosplaying and more.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 294: Sumalee Montano talks The Deal, movie making & acting, Critical Role, and Fandom

11/29/2022
I had the distinct pleasure of recording my first video interview with Sumalee Montano! We talk about her new movie, The Deal. From coming up with the movie concept, producing, and acting in it. We also talk about her experience with Critical Role, and being a part of so many different fandoms. From Star Wars to Mass Effect, Voltron, Transformers, Justice League, Dragon Age, and so many more. Just scroll her IMDB credits... you'll find a massive list of shows she's been in as a...

Duration:00:40:37

Episode 293: Derek Hayes of Monsters Among Us podcast talks storytelling and podcasting

11/28/2022
Derek Hayes, host of the Monsters Among Us podcast joins me as we end 2022. I have been a fan of Monsters Among Us for many years, after first hearing about the show on the Zeng This podcast. Derek talks to me about all things Monsters Among Us. From how he first started the podcast, the community that has built around the podcast, and all the behind the scenes info you may have never known about what goes into making the podcast. Plus, we talk about what Derek is interested in outside of...

Duration:01:08:24

Episode 292: Taylor aka TayMakesMagic talks Disney, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Steven Universe, Disneybounding & Cosplay

11/21/2022
Taylor aka TayMakesMagic on Instagram joins me from California to talk about her favorite fandoms. I happily stumbled across Taylor’s page thanks to someone sharing her work on their stories. We talk Disney first. Not just the Disney shows and movies, but Taylor also works at Disneyland! So we talk about her experience there and what she used to do (she’s changed roles since our recording). Then we change to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From characters to movies, we explore what she...

Duration:01:02:52

Episode 291: Isa aka EvilCleverDog talks video games, Prosthetics, Cosplay, and Tabletop Roleplaying Games

11/14/2022
Isa joins me from England as we have a conversation about the things she loves for over 2 hours! We first dive into video games. From how she got her start, to some of the games she loves like Horizon Zero Dawn, Assassin's Creed, Final Fantasy, Spiritfarer, and Hades. Then she educates me about the world of prosthetics and prosthetic effects, along with armor building, and cosplay. If you ever wanted to know more about prosthetics, this is a great entry into your learning! We talk about...

Duration:02:06:06

Episode 290: Adrienne aka Adri.Nyan talks Genshin Impact, Beastars, Twisted Wonderland, Cosplay, and Twitch

11/7/2022
Adrienne aka Adri.Nyan joins me to talk about some of her favorite fandoms! We kick things off with a conversation about Genshin Impact. We talk about how she first found out about it, her favorite characters, and the dangers of spending real money on this game with its gachapon style system. Then she tells me about Beastars, which is NOT like Zootopia... but maybe kind has some similarities. She talks about finding the show, the manga, the characters, and why some people may not admit to...

Duration:01:26:34

Episode 289: Emily aka Imagination.Em talks Marvel comics, Disney, Star Wars, and Cosplay

10/31/2022
Emily aka Imagination.Em on Instagram joins me to talk about some of her favorite fandoms. CW: Talk of grief, death, and cancer After talking to Emily about finding her through the popularity of her Moana Fett cosplay, we dive into one of her first fandoms, Marvel comics. We talk about one of her favorite characters, her history with the comics, and what she was drawn to. Then, we switch gears and talk about Disney. From growing up with Disney, some of her favorite movies, and her...

Duration:01:07:58

Episode 288: Sam of Dovah Design returns and talks Magic: The Gathering, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, costume, armor and prop making as a business, and Cosplay

10/24/2022
Sam aka Dovah Design returns after nearly 5 years as we catch up and talk old and new fandoms. We kick things off with talking about how she got into Magic: The Gathering again after some time away from the game. We talk about how she got into playing online, some of her favorite things about magic, and more. Then, we talk about her latest fandom and one that has influenced her greatly, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. Sam talks about getting into the game, how much the game gripped her and...

Duration:01:16:08

Episode 287: James Salsido talks Marvel comics, Star Trek, Paranormal experiences, and Salsido Paranormal Podcast

10/17/2022
James Salsido joins me to talk about fandoms and the paranormal! After knowing James as a fellow Twitch viewer in a few different streamers chats, we get to hang out. We kick things off by talking about Marvel comics. James talks about how he got into the comics, and some of his favorites. We specifically talk about the X-Men franchise and he lists some of his favorite arcs that would be good to start with. Then, James and I talk about the long running Star Trek franchise. We talk about...

Duration:01:09:08

Episode 286: Cam aka Lillac.Cos talks about D. Gray-man, Star Wars, Disney, and Cosplay

10/10/2022
Cam aka Lillac.Cos on Instagram joins me to talk about some of her favorite fandoms! We first start off talking about how Cam got into Anime and some of those first anime series she got into. Then we specifically talk about D. Gray-man (both the anime and the manga). From there, we go to a galaxy far, far away as we talk Star Wars. Learn about how and when Cam got into Star Wars, her favorite shows, characters, and what she's looking forward to with the Disney+ shows that are coming...

Duration:01:02:29

Episode 285: Linda Codega talks Our Flag Means Death, NBC's Kings, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and pop culture writing

10/3/2022
Linda Codega, writer for io9 and Gizmodo, joins me to talk fandom! We kick things off with one of the great new fandoms, Our Flag Means Death. We talk about how we discovered the show, favorite characters, the show being explicitly, undeniably queer & what that means to them and the audience. From there, we talk about NBC's Kings TV series. Lasting for one season (available to stream for free on the NBC website), we talk about discovering the show, the characters and actors, the way the...

Duration:01:49:11

Episode 284: Mer aka ArchMageofDice talks Golden Sun, Tabletop Roleplaying Games, and TTRPG's & Twitch

9/26/2022
A longtime mutual from the Twitterverse, Mer aka ArchMageofDice joins me to talk about their favorite fandoms. We talk about their favorite video game franchise, Golden Sun. Find out why they love the franchise (1 and 2 for sure, maybe not 3 so much) and why the Golden Sun community still waits for a 4th entry into the series. From there, we talk about how they first got into tabletop roleplaying games. From D&D and Eberron, Adventure Zone and Actual Play podcasts, Twitter, and more. Find...

Duration:01:21:02

Episode 283: TAF aka TotallyAFan talks about Fandom, Twitch streaming and graphic design

9/19/2022
TAF aka TotallyAFan joins me in a free flowing conversation about fandom and so much more. We first start off talking about some of TAF's favorite fandoms when he was younger. There's a focus on animated TV shows. From there, we talk about things that he's into now. Want to know how to catch his attention? Detail to world building. We talk about world building, and the fandoms that have gotten his attention with the world building. From there, we dive into his Twitch streaming. From games...

Duration:01:12:59

Episode 282: AriaRei talks Sailor Moon and Cosplay

9/12/2022
The latest episode is here. AriaRei joins me from Canada to talk about two of her favorite fandoms. We first talk about Sailor Moon. From getting into the magical girl genre, she talks about how she got into the manga and the Sailor Moon anime. We chat about the live action series, the original anime, Sailor Moon Crystal, and the stage shows and musicals as well. We talk about our favorite scouts, some of the storylines, and more. Then we talk about how she got into Cosplay. We talk about...

Duration:00:37:57

Episode 281: Lena aka Lenlaegrim talks Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels, Star Wars, Star Trek, Animated TV shows, and Cosplay

9/5/2022
Tales from the Fandom continues to bring guests from around the globe to talk about their fandoms. Lena aka Lenlaegrim on Instagram joins me from Argentina to talk about her favorite fandoms! We first start off with a discussion about some of her favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels. We talk about the works of Brandon Sanderson including The Cosmere series, along with The Locked Tomb series by Tamsyn Muir. Then we do the unthinkable as we combine Star Trek and Star Wars into one discussion...

Duration:01:32:30

Episode 280: Vicki aka Vicksipixiecosplay talks The Owl House, Jane Austen, and Cosplay

8/29/2022
Vicki aka Vicksipixiecosplay joins me for the latest episode! As a quick note, due to some technical issues, this episode ended a bit abruptly and I hope to have Vicki on again in the future. Vicki joins me to talk about two of her favorite fandoms. We first dive into The Owl House. We talk about how she got into the series, some of her favorite characters, and why she loves the show. We also talk about the how and why of Disney pulling the plug on the series. Then we talk about the works...

Duration:00:37:24

Episode 279: WinolaMagical talks Disney, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Cosplay, and Disneybounding

8/22/2022
Today's episode has our guest joining us from Hong Kong! Winola aka WinolaMagical on Instagram comes to talk about some of her favorite fandoms. We talk about two of her favorite fandoms. We kick things off with Disney. Winola talks about how she got first got into Disney. From the mainstream movies and shows to the Disney Channel Original movies. Going to Hong Kong Disney. We talk about some of her favorite characters and what she enjoys about Disney. Then, we talk about Marvel -...

Duration:01:01:35

Episode 278: Drew Orozco aka DrewBearded returns to talk Mass Effect

8/15/2022
Drew aka Drewbearded on Twitch returns! He's here to talk all about the Mass Effect video game trilogy! Drew has started streaming long form RPG's on his Twitch channel. After completing Final Fantasy X and X-2, Drew next streamed the Mass Effect trilogy (Legendary Edition). It was his first experience and play through of the series. Drew talks about the trilogy. From the story arcs and characters, to his experiences with each game and the choices made. Plus, we talk about how it was...

Duration:01:14:16

Episode 277: Tara aka CosplaywithTLC talks Disney, Nintendo, The Lord of the Rings, and Cosplay

8/8/2022
Tara aka CosplaywithTLC joins me to talk about a number of wonderful fandoms. We first start off talking about Disney. From TV shows like Gravity Falls and The Owl House, to movies, to even our favorite park at Walt Disney World. Then we switch over to talk about Nintendo, including games like The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. We then talk about The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, dip a bit into The Hobbit along with mentioning the upcoming Amazon Prime TV series. Then we wrap up...

Duration:01:08:03

Final Fantasy 35th Anniversary Special

8/1/2022
2022 marks the 35th Anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise. Created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and owned by Square (now Square Enix), the franchise has taken us to multiple worlds, introduced us to beloved characters, and continues to be one of the most dominant JRPG's in the video game industry. It's only fitting that this episode is also Tales from the Fandom's 400th episode. Kris aka Cafe.Contessa on IG returns for her 3rd episode, as we talk Final Fantasy. From her first experience with...

Duration:01:27:31

Episode 276: K-K Bracken talks Our Flag Means Death, HopePunk TV shows, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and CabbageCon

7/25/2022
K-K Bracken joins me to talk about a number of their favorite fandoms! We first start off talking about Our Flag Means Death. Recorded right before the announcement of a season 2 renewal, we talk about how they learned about the show, their favorite characters, and more. If you haven't watched it, you need to. Then, we switch over to HopePunk shows. K-K tells me about what HopePunk means, and the shows that they identify as HopePunk. We talk about Schitt's Creek, Parks and Rec, Ted Lasso,...

Duration:01:01:41