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Nov 29, 2015

In Episode 10 of Fansplaining, Fangirling Through Time, Elizabeth & Flourish interview Evan Hayles Gledhill about the Tumblr of the Victorian era, Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and other depictions of fans in media, Walt Whitman’s reaction to his gushy fanmail (and other topics covered by historicalsquee), and the...

Nov 17, 2015

In this episode, we interview Jackson Bird, communications director of the Harry Potter Alliance and waffle aficionado. Topics covered include the changing definition of “fan activism,” coming out as trans on YouTube, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander and Lili Elbe, and whether—if you had to choose just one—you...

Nov 2, 2015

In this episode, we answer the question "What is fandom?" Topics covered include whether "fandom" implies "community," the Buffalo Bills' sad-sack Superbowl record, whether transformative works are really central to fandom as we think of it, and rock fans... not rock n' roll, geodes.