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A podcast about the best, worst, and best again of fandom and fanfiction culture. Jump in with us!
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Psych

Psych

2021-01-1301:02:07

Listener, don't be a sockpuppet for a Harry Potter fanboard user. Instead, listen to this episode where we talk about the USA (characters welcome) show Psych! We discuss how anti-Black racism affects the biggest ships in the fandom, why it's so small, and the ways the network encouraged fan activity.Follow the show on TwitterBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: InstagramEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!You can also join our Discord to talk to us and other creators and fans!
Is it still us that makes you sweat? Are we who you think about in bed? Probably not, but a podcast can dream, right? Anyway, we're BACK and we're wrapping up our series on bandom with an episode about Panic! at the Disco, joined by Nicole Fenton. We talk about celebrities breaking the fandom fourth wall, shipping theories and... dairy products.Sources and relevant links for this episode:P!atD, Ryden, Brencer, Dallon Weekes, Divorce!fic on fanlorePanic primer on LJPanic origin story on tumblrAnother Panic primer on LJPanic primer on dreamwidthSlashatthediscoLots of Ryden masterpostsBrencer manifestoCatfishing incident masterpostFollow the show on TwitterNicole: Twitter, InstagramBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: InstagramEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!You can also join our Discord to talk to us and other creators and fans!
We ARE okay, thank you for asking. In the second episode of our series on bandom, Meredith Gillies joins us as we cover My Chemical Romance. We talk about why they're the biggest band in bandom to this day, how their creativity inspires fans' creativity, and how they will Save Your Life.Sources and relevant links for this episode:MCR, Frerard, Waycest on FanloreA weirdly involved fandom primer on Quora, of all thingsAnother fandom primer on LJPart 1 of a 4 part Frerard primerThe Used primerFollow the show on TwitterMeredith: TwitterBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: InstagramEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com! You can also join our Discord to talk to us and other creators and fans!
Our Lawyers Made Us Change The Name Of This Podcast So We Wouldn't Get Sued (not really our network doesn't have a legal department). Anna Clay, once and future scene kid and creator of Fall Out Boy site drop-a-heart.com, joins us to talk about, you guessed it, Fall Out Boy. We discuss the draw of bands for fandoms, 2005's importance for the FOB fandom and Pete Wentz's various rumored entanglements. We also thank them fr th mmrs. Sources and relevant links for this episode:Fall Out Boy, Cultverse, Damnyouwentz and Summer of Like Fanlore pagesSixteen Candlesverse Fall Out Boy primerMikey Way/Pete Wentz manifestoMikey Way/Pete Wentz manifesto but a different one Pete Wentz/Patrick Stump manifestoPete Wentz/Patrick Stump manifesto but a different one Follow the show on TwitterAnna: drop-a-heart.comBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: InstagramEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!
We talk about a lot of things in this episode, okay, we go over a lot of history and backstory and drama – but the most, THE MOST important thing to take away is that Zexion and Demyx were originally shipped because their Organization numbers were 6 and 9. Thank you.Sources and relevant links for this episode:Kingdom Hearts Fanlore pageThis VERY GOOD reddit thread of people in the fandomKindom Hearts III, Re:Mind, Yozora and Fan ExpressionANOTHER great reddit thread about flame wars/XionAkuroku Fanlore pageFollow the show on TwitterKieran: TwitterBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.com
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

2020-06-0511:23

Why is this audio file so long?The time from the last word of the statement to the last second of the track totals 8 minutes and 46 seconds.8 minutes and 46 seconds doesn't sound like a long time until you are confronted with just how long it can drag on.8 minutes and 46 seconds is how long it took to end George Floyd's life.At the Scavengers Network, we support the nationwide protests against police brutality; because Black Lives Matter. It is not enough to simply be “not racist”. You must be anti-racist. This is not a matter of “differing politics” nor is it something that is up for debate. This is about human and civil rights.We must make Black voices heard.Amplify and listen to Black voices. We have always been committed to using our platform to raise others up, and do what is right. Please, join us.These links have lists and resources for educating, donating, petition signing, and more:- Black Lives Matter Carrd- Justice for June
SPOILER WARNING: This discussion contains not only spoilers for the original FF7, but also new content from the remake. Today Kevin joins us to talk about the 1997 Square Enix game Final Fantasy 7, roleplaying, the great ship war™️™️™️, and our OTPs. And, briefly, Reno's tiddies. Follow the show on TwitterKevin: TwitterBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!
RWBY (with Doubleca5t)

RWBY (with Doubleca5t)

2020-03-1101:36:13

!!! SPOILERS for RWBY volume 6 from 1:08:55–1:09:55 !!!Are you combat ready for all the ship wars? Because boy oh boy, the RWBY fandom are. ARE THEY EVER. Today to talk about ship wars, as well as many, many other things is YouTuber and general fandom roaster Doubleca5t. We'll attempt to answer questions like is this show an anime? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Which fandom faction is right? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Does any show have as many ship names as this one? NO. The answer to that one is no.Follow the show on TwitterDoubleca5t: YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr Beth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!
Happy Scramble Week 2020! This week Max and Beth get to take the day off and let Erin King and Raeanna Larson from Wet Hot American Moon Juice drive. They’re talking about Homestar Runner, that bizarre-yet-loveable early-2000s (and beyond!) Flash animation website that spawned such beloved pop culture references as TROGDOR THE BURNINATOR and COME ON FHQWHGADS.Follow the show on TwitterWet Hot American Moon Juice: TwitterErin: Twitter, InstagramRaeanna: Twitter, InstagramEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!
Note: The audio in this episode is a little iffy. Our software kind of went on the fritz – but you shouldn't have any trouble understanding any of us. Sorry about that!Y'all know what it's like to be a teen, right? Well, how about a TEEN WHO IS ALSO A WOLF?????? We thought not. On today's episode we talk to the hosts of the Teen Wolf ReWolf podcast about the Teen Wolf fandom, how the actors and network encouraged fans, and why Sterek makes no sense. Sources and relevant links for this episode:Teen Wolf on FanloreFan Wolf Bites Back: A Look Into the “Teen Wolf” FandomHow PR missteps nearly ruined ‘Teen Wolf’ fandomThe Teen Wolf fandom will devour itselfHas Teen Wolf social media lost its edge?Sterek on Fanlore Follow the show on TwitterTeen Wolf ReWolf: Twitter, Tumblr, InstagramJulia: TwitterChristian: TwitterBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!
Neopets

Neopets

2020-01-2201:01:03

This is less of an episode about early 2000s digital pet website Neopets and more of a deep look into Beth's psyche and what Internet experiences have made her into the deeply troubled human being she is today. Also, we will Venmo you $20 if you can hack into her Neopets account. Seriously.Sources and relevant links for this episode:Neopets.comFollow the show on TwitterBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!
on 2day's ep, max beht n ern cover da harry - oops sry VAMPIRE potter fanfic my immortal!!!! dey talk abt da writtin style, wonder who da author is & discus fanfic as a artform!! fangs 4 da lisen!! IF U DUN LEAVE US A REVIEW UR A POSER N A PREP OK!!!!!!Sources and relevant links for this episode:My Immortal rehostMy Immortal wikipediaMy Immortal fanloreMy Immortal on TV TropesMy Immortal: why the famously awful Harry Potter fanfiction isn't bad at allFollow the show on TwitterErin: Twitter, InstagramBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!
His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials

2019-12-1801:07:01

Today we're talking about the one fandom to unite all AUs: His Dark Materials. We talk about how a small fandom became one of the most common sources for alternate universes, as well as why the source material itself might not lend itself that well to fanworks. Plus we find out what our daemons are!Sources and relevant links for this episode:“You’re My Present This Year”: An Oral History of the Folgers Incest AdHis Dark Materials on FanloreBridge to the StarsHis Dark Materials on YuletideFollow the show on TwitterBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!
EDITOR'S NOTE: Aya's audio cuts out at around 1:04:06 and cuts back at around 1:15:31. Don't worry! She was still there! But audio gremlins attacked as they sometimes do. We're wired in today to talk about Beth's favorite movie and one of her favorite fandoms, The Social Network. Yes, that one. Aya Lehman joins us to talk about the fandom's unlikeliness, its notable works, and whether or not real person fiction is harmful or not. Plus there's a GAME. We're really pulling out all the stops for this one. Sources and relevant links for this episode:The Social Network on FanloreThe Social Network LiveJournal kinkmemeThe Most Awesome Mark Zuckerberg Homoerotic FanficFollow the show on TwitterAya: Twitter, Instagram, Merry Go Round MagazineBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!
We're here to slay in this episode (eh? eh????) about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Zelda Knapp joins us to talk about Bangel vs. Spuffy, Buffy academia, and webrings. As Buffy herself famously said, "If the apocalypse comes, rate and review us on iTunes."Sources and relevant links for this episode:Buffy on FanloreUCSL on FanloreThe Internet Archive’s cached page of Buffy academiaThe Bronze archive“The Early Days of Buffy Fandom” by Anthony Letizia, for Geek Frontiers“Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby?” by Allyson Beatrice on GoogleBooksFan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Jennifer K. StullerFollow the show on TwitterZelda: Twitter, Once More With Extreme Prejudice, A Work UnfinishingBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!
I bet you thought I was going to write a bunch of puns related to Taylor Swift's lyrics for this description of our Swifties episode with Georgie Carroll. WELL, JOKE'S ON YOU. Here at Fanonball we rise above. We commit to higher forms of description writing. We have trouble thinking of relevant Taylor Swift lyrics to put in a podcast description. Sources and relevant links for this episode:The story of the Swifties fandomHow Taylor Swift flipped fandom on its head for the betterTaylor Swift Fans Simply Cannot Calm DownWhy Angry Taylor Swift Fans Lash Out OnlineTaylor Swift fan accounts have a bustling economy of their ownFollow the show on TwitterGeorgie: TwitterBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!
We've done it, folks. Four episodes in and we've reached the peak. Nowhere to go but down from here. "Here" being, of course, the 2010s webcomic with a fandom almost as notorious as they are bad at sealing their bodypaint, Homestuck. Jenny Barrow joins us today to talk about the Homestuck fandom's growth, drama and reputation. Sources and relevant links for this episode: Various Fanlore Homestuck linksWhat Homestuck WasHomestuck Hunters: Giving Fandom a Bad NameHow Homestuck Transformed Fandom CultureFollow the show on TwitterJenny: TwitterBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.comWe are a member of the Scavengers Network. You can find our show and other great ones on the network by visiting scavengersnetwork.com!
Welcome to the dark, edgy, gay adaptation of Fanonball. Media critic and YouTuber Julia Cudney joins us to talk about the Riverdale fandom, Bughead, stan Twitter, and the relationship between fandom and creator. Sources and relevant links for this episode:Riverdale reveals the promise and pitfalls of reverse-engineering a fandom'Riverdale' needs to stop queerbaiting its LGBTQ+ audienceRiverdale on FanloreFollow the show on TwitterJulia: YouTube, Twitter, InstagramBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.com
The Second Batgirl – or magoo42 as you might know her – joins us to talk about early 2000s Harry Potter fanfiction boards, being caught in the middle of fandom drama, and her role in the MsScribe saga. Our lives will never be the same. Or at least our views of early 2000s Harry Potter fandom. Either one. Read the MsScribe saga hereFollow the show on TwitterThe Second Batgirl: Twitter, Toku Ladies PodcastBeth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.com
Meet Max & Beth

Meet Max & Beth

2019-09-1001:03:55

Hi, everyone! We're Max and Beth and we're here to talking about liking things and stuff. This is the first episode of Fanonball, a show about fans and fandom, as well as their history and culture. In this episode we go over our personal history with fandoms so we can all become best friends. Did it work? LET US KNOW ON  TWITTER.Beth: Twitter, InstagramMax: TwitterEmail us at fanonballpod@gmail.com
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