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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.
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  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:  https://www.patreon.com/MissJess  Buy her games:  https://angrynerdgirl.itch.io/  --- 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: https://www.patreon.com/IoanaMuresan  Support General Chat at: Twitter:  @GeneralChatPod Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/AnastazjaSoliz  If you have questions you'd like me to ask the guests please send me an e-mail at GeneralChatPodcast@gmail.com
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:  https://www.patreon.com/queensofadventure  Matt's Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MattBaume 
An Announcement!

An Announcement!

2019-05-0900:55:18

Good news everybody! I am officially launching my Patreon. Please consider supporting me there:  https://www.patreon.com/AnastazjaSoliz  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:  https://twitter.com/hmsnofun  Follow the show:  https://twitter.com/GeneralChatPod 
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: https://unbound.com/books/bird-brain/ Chuck's Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlubby General Chat Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeneralChatPod E-mail General Chat: GeneralChatPodcast@gmail.com
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 
The first episode of 2019 features the marvelous  Galactic Jonah! We discuss feeling like your art doesn’t matter, entitled fandom, and the mysteries of the universe as seen through Jonah’s D&D experience.  Jonah's Twitter:  @GalacticJonah 
Deep Delve with Rho

Deep Delve with Rho

2018-12-0601:18:10

This week’s episode features Rho from Realm Maintenance! We throw it all the way back with zork and the commodore 64, talk D&D and his actual play podcast, and after that things get deep. Rho opened up about some big losses in his life. He was vulnerable and open about topics that were personal, and I cannot thank him enough for talking to me about those experiences and how they shaped him. Rho: https://twitter.com/RhoWoW Rho's Shows: @RealmPodcast @Plus5ToHit @RestartCast @Hearthcasual
Nerd Family with Frazley

Nerd Family with Frazley

2018-11-2201:31:27

Today's episode is a thanksgiving treat! The guest is Frazley from the Frazelcast, a wonderful and wacky blizzard fan podcast. We talk about growing up in a family full of nerds. We discuss the importance of community and lifting one another up to be better than we could be as individuals. We talk about embracing yourself and learning to create content that is truly yours while also learning how to avoid burnout. We got deep, it was wonderful. Enjoy this episode with guest Frazel! Frazely's Twitter: @Frazleytastic @FrazlCast Frazely's Family TTRPG Company: http://blog.sailpowergame.com/ https://seadoggamestudios.storenvy.com/
This week's guest is Jason Lucas, co-host of The Starting Zone podcast! We talk about impostor syndrome, cover a brief history of WoW, and discuss which fighting game reigns supreme. Jason's Twitter: http://bit.ly/2EhguBd The Starting Zone: http://bit.ly/2RIXb6p Jason's Twitch: http://bit.ly/2OROAjk
Cosplay with Kazplay

Cosplay with Kazplay

2018-09-2701:16:111

This week's guest is Kazplay, cosplay master and co-host of The Worgen's Howl. We discuss winning the Blizzard costume contest, staying true to yourself, and what it means to get into character when your character is a wild beast. Kaz: http://bit.ly/2QhhfLZ The Worgen's Howl: http://bit.ly/2Im0fRZ
This week's guest is Brightwing and her human counterpart Royalite! We talk about OpenRaid, what we love about HotS, and why small esports communities matter. Royalite: http://bit.ly/2MQnfOj HotSLogs: http://bit.ly/2wOICFJ
This week's guest is Anthony aka Perfect Nomad of the Freezing Nomad podcast! We talk about about our fathers and how our relationships impacted our views on video games and nerd culture. We also talk about the Medieval Times Blizzard nights, Overwatch League, and A/S/L  Perfect Nomad: http://bit.ly/2C1kSTK Freezing Nomad: http://bit.ly/2NAXJsU
This week's guest is J.R. Cook, co-host of Well Met! and co-founder of BlizzPro. We discuss the journey to create BlizzPro, Heartstone firesides, and growing up as a nerd in a small town. J.R. Cook: http://bit.ly/2w30D2C Well Met!: http://bit.ly/2w2rbks BlizzPro: http://blizzpro.com/
The SIMS with Freckleface

The SIMS with Freckleface

2018-08-1601:07:42

This weeks guest is Freckleface from Hearthcast! We talk about life lessons learned playing the SIMS, sneaky rogue trickery, and community building. Freckleface Twitter: http://bit.ly/2vOvmk5 Hearthcast: http://www.hearthcast.com/ Fish Mace: bit.ly/2nGNrvF
Lazy Vacation Episode

Lazy Vacation Episode

2018-08-0900:29:47

Hi guys! I’m on vacation this week so I recorded a short talk about arcades and what they mean to me. Enjoy!
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