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Exclusive preview of Nickelodeon documentary 'The Orange Years'

2/23/2018
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Felecia and Alex talk with filmmakers Scott Barber and Adam Sweeney to get an exclusive, inside look at their upcoming documentary "The Orange Years," which looks at the classic golden age of Nickelodeon!

Duration:00:29:19

The 'Black Panther' episode, featuring Roxane Gay!

2/16/2018
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"Black Panther" is here! Alex and Felecia discuss their thoughts on Marvel's game-changing movie (no spoilers), and then talk with acclaimed "World of Wakanda" author Roxane Gay.

Duration:00:30:38

Erin McKeown, from Night Vale to off-Broadway

2/9/2018
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Singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, currently on tour with "Welcome to Night Vale," talks about her connection with that podcast's community and previews her upcoming off-Broadway musical, "Miss You Like Hell."

Duration:00:30:50

Lisa Henson and Jean Grae on why you need to see The Dark Crystal in theaters

2/2/2018
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Jim Henson and Frank Oz's 1982 classic "The Dark Crystal" returns to theaters this month, so we're speaking with Jim Henson Company president and CEO Lisa Henson about the making of the film. Then, we're joined by rapper and actress Jean Grae, who discusses her lifelong love of "The Dark Crystal."

Duration:00:46:09

Rhea Butcher on finding their truth through stand-up

1/26/2018
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Comedian Rhea Butcher is about to hit the road for the Close to Home Tour, but first they're visiting with us to discuss what's on their mind right now, their history in comedy and the possible future of the series "Take My Wife."

Duration:00:28:31

'Black Lightning,' 'Black Panther' and DC in D.C., featuring Dr. Jason Johnson

1/19/2018
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This week, we're calling in an expert: Dr. Jason Johnson -- author, professor, political analyst and comic book super fan -- joins Alex and Felecia to discuss the landmark DC in D.C. event as well as the new CW series "Black Lightning," the upcoming "Black Panther" movie and so much more!

Duration:00:46:14

Jamie Broadnax of Black Girl Nerds

1/12/2018
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In this episode, we talk to Jamie Broadnax, the founder of Black Girl Nerds, about her media company, her upcoming book, why movies like "Black Panther" are so important and her podcast, "Misty Knight's Uninformed Afro," which she co-hosts with Stephanie Williams of the "Lemonade Show."

Duration:00:40:02

Our 2018 preview featuring 'Star Trek' legend Marina Sirtis

1/5/2018
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Alex and Felecia are breaking down some of the 2018 things they're most excited for -- including movies, television, music and live events. And we're joined by "Star Trek: The Next Generation" legend Marina Sirtis before her appearances with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's "Sci-Fi Spectacular" Jan. 6 at the NJPAC in Newark and Jan. 7 at the State Theatre in New Brunswick.

Duration:00:42:34

2017: Highlight reel

12/29/2017
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In this episode, we look back on 7 interviews from 2017. Wishing you all a happy new year! And, as always, thanks for listening. See you in 2018.

Duration:00:11:36

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell talk 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool'

12/22/2017
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This week, Alex talks with acclaimed actors Annette Bening and Jamie Bell all about their new movie, "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," opening in select cinemas on Friday, Dec. 29.

Duration:00:22:57

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is here, and we need to talk about it

12/15/2017
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Alex, Steve and Felecia are weighing in with their thoughts on "Star Wars: The Last Jed!" The first half of the episode is spoiler-free.

Duration:00:42:40

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Voyager, Cassini and more before Asbury Park debut

12/11/2017
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Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to "Fan Theory" to talk about some of 2017's biggest science stories before his appearances Dec. 13 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark and Dec. 15 at Convention Hall in Asbury Park.

Duration:00:27:19

'The Disaster Artist' star Dave Franco takes us inside 'The Room'

12/8/2017
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We're talking with Dave Franco about his work in "The Disaster Artist," the new film about the making of one of the best bad movies of all time, "The Room!"

Duration:00:26:15

Brian Taylor on Syfy's new show 'Happy!'

12/4/2017
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Executive producer Brian Taylor spoke with us about the new Syfy show "Happy!" He told us what it was like working with stars Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt, where the show differs from Grant Morrison's graphic novel and the big difference in making comic book movies and comic book TV series.

Duration:00:28:03

WWE star Alexa Bliss shares her advice for young wrestlers

12/1/2017
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Alexa Bliss, the current women's champion for WWE's "Monday Night Raw," visits "Fan Theory" before her appearance tonight at iPlay America in Freehold.

Duration:00:16:08

Brendon Small reveals all about Galaktikon

11/24/2017
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Brendon Small, the mastermind behind the Adult Swim classic "Metalocalypse," takes us inside his latest album, "Galaktikon II: Become The Storm," out now.

Duration:00:17:49

We have to talk about 'Justice League' (spoilers)

11/20/2017
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It's all been building to this: "Justice League," the fifth entry in the DCEU, has arrived in theaters. Here's what Felecia, Alex and Steve thought. Warning: there are spoilers.

Duration:00:44:09

'Wonder Woman' and 'Red Sonja' writer Amy Chu's advice for young creators

11/17/2017
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Before she appears this weekend at the FanNation event at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library, "Wonder Woman" and "Red Sonja" writer Amy Chu is visiting "Fan Theory!" Plus, she gives us a sneak peek of her upcoming original series.

Duration:00:22:01

Bell Labs to Bell Works: The history — and future — of tech in NJ

11/14/2017
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We speak with Margo Tikijian and Miriam Kotsonis who worked at the historic Bell Labs in Holmdel about inventions, diversity, women leaders and the future of tech in New Jersey.

Duration:00:32:38

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes us inside 'Finding Your Roots'

11/10/2017
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Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., host of the hit PBS series "Finding Your Roots," joins Alex and Felecia to discuss the series and shares his thoughts on why it's still so difficult to discuss race in America.

Duration:00:27:19

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