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The podcast by, for, and about fandom, hosted by Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel. New episodes every two weeks. Find episode notes and transcripts on Tumblr: fansplaining.tumblr.com.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-11-29 16:24
last episode published
2017-11-29 16:00
publication frequency
13.93 days
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Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author  
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Number of Episodes
63
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Episodes

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Episode 62: Adrian Hon

In Episode 62, Elizabeth and Flourish talk with Adrian Hon, co-founder and CEO of the independent game developer Six to Start and one of the creators of their most popular game, “Zombies, Run!” Topics covered include ARGs, moderating forums, POV in gam...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
15.11.2017

Episode 61: Episodic

In Episode 61, “Episodic,” Elizabeth and Flourish read a wide range of recent listener responses: on the purpose of fandom history, why adults read YA fiction, the difference between privacy and secrecy, and how happy endings and reader expectations va...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
2.11.2017

Episode 60: Orlando Jones

Elizabeth and Flourish have a wide-ranging chat with (you guessed it) Orlando Jones, of American Gods, Sleepy Hollow and those 7up commercials. Topics covered include the differing definitions of “fanboy” and “fangirl,” Orlando’s secret passion for R2D...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
18.10.2017

Episode 59: Fandom Histories

In Episode 59, “Fandom Histories,” Elizabeth and Flourish discuss common narratives of fandom history and lay out their approaches to thinking about the antecedents of modern fan culture. Topics discussed include 19th century amateur press associations...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
4.10.2017

Episode 58: Flourish Attends A Concert, Or, Elizabeth Agrees To Talk about Harry Styles

The actual title is "Flourish Attends A Concert, Or, Elizabeth Agrees To Talk About Harry Styles For Half An Hour," but it looks like SoundCloud is not 18th century enough for us. Episode 58, “Flourish Attends A Concert, Or, Elizabeth Agrees To Talk A...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
20.09.2017

Episode 57: Nerf Herder

In Episode 57, “Nerf Herder,” Elizabeth and Flourish start things off with the Fansplaining Patreon Pledge Drive before they talk to Parry Gripp, the lead singer of the band that wrote and performed the Buffy The Vampire Slayer theme song. They discuss...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
6.09.2017

Episode 56: Ships And Showrunners

In Episode 56, “Ships and Showrunners,” Elizabeth and Flourish talk to Lilah Vandenburgh, a long-time fan who is now a writer, director, and showrunner for film and television. They discuss how shipping culture has evolved in recent years, the pressure...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
23.08.2017

Episode 55: Happy Anniversary #2!

In Episode 55, "Happy Anniversary #2," Flourish and Elizabeth once again welcome back the guests from the past year to talk about what’s changed in fandom, on a global level, a personal level, or both. Global topics included the recent crop of Hugo win...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
9.08.2017

Episode 54: Is This The Real Life? Is This Just ARG?

Elizabeth and Flourish interview Sean Stewart, ARG (alternate reality game) writer, Star Wars tie-in novelist, and Sherlock Holmes narrative video game creator. Topics covered include definitions of a variety of gaming terms, the collective intelligenc...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
26.07.2017

Episode 53: Stealth Fandom

In Episode 53, Elizabeth and Flourish discuss what could be called “stealth fandom”: subtle cosplay, non-narrative ways that people feel close to their favorite topic or story-world, all the tiny things that remind people of their fandoms (even if they...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
12.07.2017

Episode 52: Fanfic v. FANtasies

In Episode 52, Fanfic v. FANtasies, Elizabeth and Flourish discuss the new Fullscreen webseries FANtasies, in which YouTubers act out scenarios loosely based on Wattpad fic. They discuss the show in concept and in practice, changing ideas around fan...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
27.06.2017

Episode 51: Desi Geek Girls

In Episode 51, “Desi Geek Girls,” Flourish and Elizabeth talk to another pair of podcast hosts, Preeti Chhibber and Swapna Krishna of the eponymous pop culture podcast. Topics covered balancing joy with critique in pop culture conversations, Star Tre...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
14.06.2017

Episode 50: BookCon(s)

In Episode 50, "Bookcon(s)," Flourish grills Elizabeth about the book publishing industry and book fandom following Elizabeth's visit to BookCon, the consumer-facing wing of industry trade show Book Expo America. Topics covered include how books get fr...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
31.05.2017

Episode 49: Defining Fanfiction: The Results

In Episode 49, “Defining Fanfiction: The Results,” Elizabeth and Flourish discuss the results of the Fansplaining Definitions Survey, in which more than 3,500 respondents offered a variety of perspectives on what fanfiction is—and isn’t—to them. They e...
Elizabeth Minkel & Flourish Klink author
17.05.2017

Episode 48: Con or Bust

In Episode 48, “Con or Bust,” Elizabeth and Flourish talk to Diana Pho, a Tor editor who runs “Beyond Victoriana,” and Mark Oshiro of “Mark Reads” and “Mark Watches.” They’re both board members of Con or Bust, an organization that raised money to h...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
2.05.2017

Episode 47: Grace and the Fever

In Episode 47, Flourish and Elizabeth interview Zan Romanoff, the author of the forthcoming novel Grace and the Fever, about a boyband fan who winds up in the band’s inner circle. Topics covered include vintage Beatles fanfic, the Hanson brothers' tend...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
19.04.2017

Episode 46: Defining Fanfiction: The Survey

In episode 46, “Defining Fanfiction: The Survey,” Flourish and Elizabeth discuss Fansplaining’s newest survey, which asks respondents to define what fanfiction is—and what it isn’t. They discuss the genesis of the survey and the thinking behind its que...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
5.04.2017

Episode 45: Tall Princess

Flourish and Elizabeth interview Teresa Nguyen, who went from novice seamstress to cosplay master in less than four years. Topics covered include screen-accuracy vs. interpretation, "professional cosplayers," and the experience of going to a con in cos...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
22.03.2017

Episode 44: Mary Sue

In Episode 44, “Mary Sue,” Elizabeth and Flourish discuss Elizabeth’s new article of the same name, about self-inserts and perspective characters in fanfiction and beyond. Topics covered include the history of the term “Mary Sue,” its use in broader po...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
8.03.2017

Episode 43: A Fangirl Goes To Hollywood

In Episode 43, "A Fangirl Goes to Hollywood," Elizabeth and Flourish talk with Britta Lundin, a longtime fangirl who’s now a staff writer on the CW’s new Archie Comics adaptation, Riverdale. Topics covered include her journey from fan to pro (including...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
22.02.2017

Episode 42: Fresh Out Of Tokens

In Episode 42, “Fresh Out of Tokens,” Elizabeth and Flourish talk to Tanya DePass, host of a podcast of the same name, founder of I Need Diverse Games, and author of a whole lot of Dragon Age fanfiction. They discuss gaming, fan/creator interaction, in...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
8.02.2017

Episode 41: Fandom Trumps Hate

For their next episode, Flourish and Elizabeth wondered how to record a podcast while the world was on fire. So in episode 41, "Fandom Trumps Hate," they speak to Winter and Porcupine Girl, two of the organizers of the Fandom Trumps Hate fanworks aucti...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
24.01.2017

Episode 40: Axanar [Lawsuit Intensifies]

In Episode 40, “Axanar [Lawsuit Intensifies],” Elizabeth and Flourish discuss Paramount v. Axanar with Rob Burnett, the director of the planned full-length Axanar fan film. The conversation, recorded days before the lawsuit was settled, covers what mig...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
11.01.2017

Episode 39: Fansplaining!!! On Ice

In Episode 39, “Fansplaining!!! On Ice,” Elizabeth and Flourish interview Lauren Orsini, a journalist and anime expert. Topics discussed include different generations of anime fandom in the United States, the way language barriers affect the transcultu...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
28.12.2016

Episode 38: The Year In Fandom 2016

In Episode 38, “The Year in Fandom 2016,” Elizabeth and Flourish (unsurprisingly) talk about the year in fandom! They start by recapping their 2015 list and seeing how those trends have played out in the past twelve months before diving into new trends...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
15.12.2016

Episode 37: Queer YA And Beyond

In this episode, Flourish calls England to talk to both Elizabeth and Emily Roach, an academic (from fandom!) who specializes in queer literature, particularly queer YA. They talk about queer representation—or the lack thereof—in objects of fandom, esp...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
30.11.2016

Episode 36: There's No Place Like Home

In Episode 36, “There's No Place Like Home,” Elizabeth and Flourish reflect on the ways that reboots and never-ending sequels have changed the experience of being a fan alongside an extended (and hopefully successful!) metaphor about relationships with...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
15.11.2016

Episode 35: No Escape

In this episode, Elizabeth and Flourish discuss how different people use fandom to deal with trauma, grief and overwhelming feelings. ...Oh, who are we kidding? In this episode, Elizabeth and Flourish talk about the US Presidential election, how mad th...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
2.11.2016

Episode 34: Five Tropes Fanfic Readers Love (And One They Hate)

In Episode 34, Flourish and Elizabeth devote most of the hour to further discussion of the Fansplaining Fic Preferences Survey, where more than 7,500 readers weighed on 144 fanfic tropes and themes. They talk about the purpose of the survey, the choice...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
19.10.2016

Episode 33: A Hundred Thousand Worlds

In Episode 33, Elizabeth and Flourish talk to Bob Proehl, the author of A Hundred Thousand Worlds, a novel about comics and cons that includes characters inspired by Gail Simone and Gillian Anderson. (!!!) They discuss “literary” vs genre fiction, gend...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
4.10.2016

Episode 32: Nerds For Her

In Episode 32, “Nerds for Her,” Elizabeth and Flourish talk to Paul DeGeorge, half of Harry and the Potters and the creator of the #NerdsForHer, a campaign to get fandom excited about Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election. Topics discuss...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
19.09.2016

Episode 31: Get Recced

In episode 31, “Get Recced,” Flourish and Elizabeth are joined by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, a fan culture journalist who co-curates “The Rec Center,” a weekly fandom newsletter, with Elizabeth. They discuss recommendation versus criticism, what makes a goo...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
3.09.2016

Episode 30: Games and Fandom

In episode 30, "Games and Fandom," Elizabeth and Flourish interview Evan Narcisse, a journalist who covers both comics and video games. They compare gamers and media fans, think about the way that gatekeeping functions in different nerdy subcultures, a...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
22.08.2016

Episode 29: Shipping and Activism

In episode 29, “Shipping and Activism,” Flourish and Elizabeth talk to fan studies scholars Rukmini Pande and Dr. Lori Morimoto about what happens when peoples’ ships become emblems of political positions. The conversation covers the history of shippin...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
10.08.2016

Episode 28: Happy Anniversary #1

In Episode 28, "Happy Anniversary #1," we welcome the past year's guests back on the podcast to talk about what's changed in fandom since Fansplaining began. Answers cover news items like what fandoms have emerged, which have cratered, and what's been ...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
26.07.2016

Episode 27: Fanart Insights

In Episode 27, Flourish and Elizabeth talk to Leslie Combemale, proprietor of the Art Insights Film Art Gallery, about the role of artists in the entertainment industry (animation cels, movie posters, concept art...) and how fanart intersects with it. ...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
13.07.2016

Episode 26: Consplaining

In Episode 26, “Consplaining,” Flourish and Elizabeth break down fan conventions. Elizabeth, who has only recently (grudgingly) started going to cons, is fresh out of Leviosa, a small, fan-run Harry Potter con, and both she and Flourish are getting rea...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
27.06.2016

Episode 25: Lawsuit at Axanar

In this episode, Elizabeth and Flourish talk to Sarah Jeong, a lawyer and journalist who is currently a contributing editor at VICE Motherboard, about Paramount and CBS's lawsuit against the Star Trek fan film "Axanar." They also cover the new fan film...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
13.06.2016

Episode 24: Kfan: Trapped In His Own Game

In this episode, Elizabeth and Flourish talk to Kevin Fanning, author of “Kim Kardashian: Trapped In Her Own Game,” about RPF, the fourth wall, Wattpad, and branded content. Then they answer reader mail with more discussion about RPF and the fourth wal...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
31.05.2016

Episode 23: The Fourth Wall

In episode 23, Flourish and Elizabeth take on the fourth wall—not the metaphorical wall between the audience and the actors on a stage, but the one erected BY fans to separate them (and their fanworks) from creators. After a crash course on the history...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
16.05.2016

Episode 22B: Race and Fandom

In the second and final installment of our “Race and Fandom” episodes, fans of color continue to speak about their experiences in fandom. Elizabeth and Flourish interview Jeffrey Lyles and Zina, then hear clips from Roz, Traci-Anne, and zvi LikesTV. To...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
16.05.2016

Episode 22A: Race and Fandom

In this episode, Flourish and Elizabeth follow up on the last episode’s questions about the impact of racism in the Star Wars fandom—and how it’s a microcosm of fandom at large. They interview Rukmini Pande and Clio, and they hear clips from Holly Quin...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
3.05.2016

Episode 21: Trash Ships and Fandom IRL

In Episode 21, “Trash Ships and Fandom IRL,” Flourish and Elizabeth split the episode between two different topics. First they talk to Fansplaining regular DestinationToast about her recent Star Wars shipping statistical analysis (during which Flourish...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
19.04.2016

Episode 20: Inside Baseball

In Episode 20, "Inside Baseball," Elizabeth and Flourish talk to Cecilia Tan, who took her partner to a Yankees game in 1999 and ended up with the first baseball fan blog online—and eventually, a professional baseball writing career. Cecilia talks abou...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
2.04.2016

Episode 19: Cataloging Fandom

In Episode 19, "Cataloging Fandom," Elizabeth and Flourish talk to Ludi Price, a librarian and PhD student in information science whose research focuses on how fans collect, tag, share, and otherwise interact with information (e.g., fanart, fanfic, fan...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
25.03.2016

Episode 18: Slash: The Movie

This episode of Fansplaining is a little different: due to a technical problem, we weren’t able to use our guest’s audio, so we posted a transcript of the whole conversation, and the episode is a conversation ABOUT the conversation. For episode 18, F...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
7.03.2016

Episode 17: The Powers That Be

In our first SPECIAL DOUBLE EPISODE, "The Powers That Be," Elizabeth grills Flourish on how the sausage gets made. Topics covered include how a TV show gets picked up for pilot, how a pilot turns into a series, how casting decisions are made, whether n...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
23.02.2016

Episode 16: Larry is Real

In Episode 16, Flourish and Elizabeth welcome back statistician destinationtoast for her first segment as a regular contributor! They take a quantitative look at some linguistic issues from last time and discuss the peculiarities of RPF. Next, they're ...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
7.02.2016

Episode 15: ~fanspeak

In Episode 15, ~fanspeak, Elizabeth and Flourish interview Gretchen McCulloch, a linguist who studies the way people speak online. Topics covered include Cabin Pressure, the use of the tilde, ship and fandom names as linguistic markers, and why linguis...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author
26.01.2016

Episode 14: Death& the Fangirl

After the deaths of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, Elizabeth and Flourish take some time to reflect on the way fandom mourns their idols. Featuring Casey Fiesler (professor of Information Science at CU Boulder) on the parallels between online and physic...
Elizabeth Minkel& Flourish Klink author