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Author: Anastazja Soliz

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General Chat is a podcast about fandom. Fans are full of passion, enthusiasm, and dedication. These are the things that motivate folks to camp for a rare mount spawn, to solve every puzzle, to romance that one extremely difficult-to-romance character. General Chat seeks to explore the passion behind fandom with in-depth interviews every week.
37 Episodes
  You might know this week’s guest from the acclaimed Uncaged Anthology, or her D&D module for feline bards and other folks too -- the College of Caterwauling, or from her very own game Nekomancy. I am talking, of course, about Jessica Marcrum. We talk about the challenges that come with creating a game, her love of wonder woman, and how the TTRPG community is changing for the better.Follow Jessica @Miss_Jess03 Support her Patreon: Buy her games: ---Follow General Chat @GeneralChatPod
 We return from our break with an amazing guest, artist Ioana Muresan! We talk about her OP AF Barbarian, meeting URL friends IRL, and why it’s never to late to follow your dreams. She drew the wonderful episode art of us chatting, mere moments after we stopped recording. She's one cool bean, please check out her work at the links below:Twitter: @IoanaMuresanArt Patreon: Support General Chat at:Twitter:  @GeneralChatPodPatreon: If you have questions you'd like me to ask the guests please send me an e-mail at
My guest this week is writer, DM, and the host of Queens of Adventure, Matt Baume! We talk about the importance of queer heroes, striving to grow as a DM, and how to balance mechanics and storytelling in a D&D podcast. Please take a look at their Patreon: Matt's Twitter: 
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An Announcement!


Good news everybody! I am officially launching my Patreon. Please consider supporting me there: I included an old episode along with the announcement, please enjoy that vintage content! 
This week I talk to Sarah Zedig of  Let's Talk About Stuff and Trans Questioning.  We discuss the parallels between werewolves and the queer community, why being paid in exposure is bullshit, and our thoughts on gaining clout vs cancel culture. Follow Sarah: Follow the show: 
This is a pure Critical Role fandom talk episode! We talk about how he feels about his responsibilities to the community, the surreal experience of meeting online friends in real life, and the origin story of your, my, our Beloved ArseQueef. 
This week's guest is Aliandrask. We end up getting into some discussion about depression and isolation so if you are sensitive to those topics please be aware that we talk about them in this episode. We talk, like typical podcasters, about why she started podcasting, about taking a moment to appreciate the amount of thought that goes into game lore, and unlearning self destructive thoughts.
 Our guest this week is Chuck (@Charlubby) the creator of adorably relatable comics about mental health issues. Her comics feature pigeons and those trash birds help us figure out the trash thoughts our brain tries to tell us. We talk about her upcoming book Bird Brain,  how creating art can help ease the stigma around mental health, and why animal crossing is so appealing to adult audiences.Her book is available for pre-order here:'s Twitter: Chat Twitter: General Chat:
This weeks guest is Bonnie Qu! We talk about how Bonnie got into esports writing, the importance of team and fan interaction in Overwatch, and our very embarrassing early fandom experiences.
  This week's guest is James Ridgers! In this episode we discuss his earliest game memory Roland in Time,  interactive storytelling and why it matters, and how he copes with mental illness and how you can take care of your mental health. Find James on Twitter:  @englishguy Find me on Twitter:  @GeneralChatPod 
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