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Episode #19 – The Emo Kylo Ren Twitter Is On Point

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Diana & I talk about the Disney-era Star Wars movies, specifically The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and Rogue One. We also recommend some summer reads.

Mentioned in this episode
Desi Geek Girls podcast
A Reading Guide to the New Star Wars Expanded Universe by Swapna Krishna
Emo Kylo Ren on twitter

Summer Reads Recommendations
Jane Austen mystery series by Stephanie Barron
Ship It by Britta Lundin
White House Chef series by Julie Hyzy
Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter series by Susan Wittig Albert
Murder Most Unladylike series by Robin Stevens
Heroine Complex series by Sarah Kuhn
It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian
Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

Time Stamps:
00:04  Intro
00:37  Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, Rogue One
27:15  Summer Reads Recs
41:16  Outro

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClaireRousseau

Find Diana online:
Twitter: @BookishDi
Tumblr: @kerrykhat

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Episode #18 – Epilogue, What Epilogue?

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Julianne & I talk about the Harry Potter fandom and our experiences with it as the books were being released, compared to now. We’ll also recommend some hopeful speculative fiction.

Mentioned in this episode
The Sorting Hat Chats primary/secondary Sorting system
The Mirror of Maybe by Midnight Blue, a sprawling fic from the mid-2000s, still marked as in-progress
Golden Age by zeitgeistic, a Hogwarts Eighth Year fic in which students are re-Sorted into secondary Houses

Books Recommendations
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
The Martian by Andy Weir
On The Edge Of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
The Wayfarer Universe series by Becky Chambers
Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation edited by Phoebe Wagner and Brontё Christopher Wieland.
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Lillith’s Brood series by Octavia Butler

Time Stamps:
00:04  Intro
00:46  The Harry Potter Fandom, Then & Now
35:50  Hopeful Speculative Fiction Recs
55:21  Outro

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClaireRousseau

Find Elizabeth online:
Twitter: @books_pieces
Instagram: @thebooksandpieces
Youtube: Books And Pieces

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Episode #17 – Weird Dragon Sexytimes

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Julianne & I talk about a most beloved problematic fave & my first fandom, the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. We’ll also recommend some Young Adult novels.

Mentioned in this episode
The Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey

YA Books Recommendations
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
The Finishing School series by Gail Carriger
The Lady Helen trilogy by Alison Goodman
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Arabella of Mars by David D Levine
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Gilded Cage by Vic James
I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt

Time Stamps:
00:04  Intro
00:42  Dragonriders of Pern
26:31  YA Book Recs
42:49  Outro

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClaireRousseau

Find Julianne online:
Twitter: @ladyjulianne
Instagram: @juliannebenford
Website: juliannebenford.com
Youtube: Better Than Dreams

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Episode #16 – One Of Those Happy Twitter Days

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Chelsea & I squee about Brooklyn 99 Season 5, and the show’s dramatic cancellation & renewal. We’ll also recommend some OT3 fanfic.

OT3 Fanfic Recommendations
if you love me by waldorph
ghosts in the machine by hollimichele
never in the missionary position by syllic
Alpha Centauri by Hth
(You Are) My Lucky Star by lady_ragnell
That Was All She Wrote by impertinence
AKA the Greater New York PTSD Support Group by triedunture
this is a day of rest by notcaycepollard

Time Stamps:
00:04  Intro
00:45  Brooklyn 99 Season 5 & Renewal Shenanigans
33:45  OT3 Fanfic Recs
55:08  Outro

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClaireRousseau

Find Chelsea online:
Twitter: @anoutlawlife
Website: chelseaoutlaw.com
Podcast: Not Now, I’m Reading

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Episode #15 – Go Back In There And Hug Him

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Chris & I discuss pro wrestling, specifically tropes & narrative in pro wrestling. We’ll also recommend some of our favourite comic books.

Mentioned in today’s episode:
First Match: The Revival vs. D.I.Y (Triumph of the underdog)
Behind the Scenes: D.I.Y. prove their critics wrong
Second Match: Johnny Gargano vs Tomasso Ciampa (Go back and hug him!)
Third Match: D.I.Y. vs Authors of Pain (All the ladders!)
Final Match: Johnny Gargano vs Tomasso Ciampa (Unsanctioned Match!!!)

Comic Book Recommendations
Giant Days by John Allison (Writer), Lissa Treiman (Illustrator), Whitney Cogar (Colourist)
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist)
Ms Marvel by G. Willow Wilson (Writer), Adrian Alphona (Artist)
Iceman by Sina Grace (Writer), Alessandro Vitti (Artist)
Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick (Writer), Valentine De Landro (Artist)
Incognegro: Renaissance by Mat Johnson (Writer), Warren Pleece (Artist)
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Cliff Chiang (Illustrator), Matthew Wilson (Colourist)
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye by James Roberts (Writer), Nick Roche (Illustrator), Alex Milne (Illustrator)
Transformers: Lost Light by James Roberts (Writer), Jack Lawrence (Illustrator)

Time Stamps:
00:04  Intro
00:42  Pro Wrestling
24:54  Comic Book Recs
39:14  Outro

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClaireRousseau

Find Chris online:
Twitter: @ChrisBrosnahan
Website: chrisbrosnahan.com
Check out Chris’ short films!

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Episode #14 – Not Gonna Dial It Back At Any Point

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Sasha & I are talking about Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, the books and the upcoming TV adaptation, and we’ll also recommend some of our favourite youtube channels.

Mentioned in today’s episode:
The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
Interview With The Vampire (1994 film)
The upcoming Vampire Chronicles TV show, minus Bryan Fuller

Youtube Channel Recommendations
Allison Pregler/movie nights
Jill Bearup’s Stuff You Like
Linkara
Lindsey Ellis
SF Debris
The Pinup Companion
Eclectic Method
Data & Picard video
Rachael Stephens

Time Stamps:
00:04 Intro
00:52 Vampire Chronicles
19:18 Youtube Channel Recs
28:27 Outro

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClaireRousseau

Find Sasha online:
Twitter: @ShippersGuide
Instagram: Shippers Guide
Youtube: Shippers Guide To The Galaxy

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Episode #13 – The Perfect Ray-Gun Sound Effect

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Ellen & I are going a bit meta and talking about podcasts & why we love them, and then recommending some found family stories that give us happy warm, fuzzy feels.

Mentioned in today’s episode:
Ellen’s podcast Feminist Poltergeist
Witch Please!
Free sound effects
Not Now I’m Reading
Renay of Fangirl Happy Hour (also my guest on Episode #10 of this very podcast!)
Galactic Suburbia
Welcome to Nightvale
Uncanny Magazine podcast
Escape Artists
Mur Lafferty of I Should Be Writing & Ditch Diggers
Sheep Might Fly

Found Family Recommendations
The Toby Daye series by Seanan McGuire
The InCryptid series by Seanan McGuire
New Girl
The Pangalactic Interstellar Starship Musain by
Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron (also Brian Wood and Brian Michael Bendis)
The Society of Gentlemen series by K. J. Charles
My video review of The Society of Gentlemen series
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The Bearer of Good Food
this has been a public service announcement by Nokomis

Time Stamps:
00:04  Intro
01:18  Podcasts!
21:03  Found Family Recs
31:29  Outro

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClaireRousseau

Find Ellen online:
Twitter: @butnotdegeneres
Podcast: Feminist Poltergeist
Podcast Twitter: @femepoltergeist

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Episode #12 – Unleashes a Bunch of Tweets

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Susan & I talk about the media we’ve been consuming recently, squee about the delightful hockey- and pie-based webcomic Check, Please! and finally discuss the many aspects of Holmesian fandoms.

Mentioned in today’s episode:
Final Fantasy XV
Lindsay Ellis on Youtube
A Spoonful of Murder by Robin Stevens
Seanan McGuire’s InCryptid series, a Hugo Award finalist for Best Series!!
The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Zami: A New Spelling of my Name by Audre Lorde
Bygone Badass Broads by Mackenzi Lee
Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu
Get Up Again by snowdarkred – Yuri!!! On Ice NHL AU
jack zimmermann is a straight shooter by heyfightme – Jack keeps *trying* to come out
221B Baker Towers – modern-day Tumblr adaptation
Watson & Holmes: A Study In Black – Harlem-based comic book adaptation
Commonplaces by Naomi Novik, published in The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Time Stamps:
00:13  Intro
01:25  Media Consumed
14:14  Check, Please!
45:14  Holmesian fandoms
1:05:04  Outro

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClaireRousseau

Find Susan online:
Twitter: @spindilly
Dreamwidth: Spindizzy
Writing for: Lady Business & The Lesbrary

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Episode #11 – This Is A Deep Dive, Everybody…

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Jenn & I talk about podfic, what it is and where to find it, as well as our recent experience seeing hit musical Hamilton in London and wonderfully cynical 90s animated series Daria.

Mentioned in today’s episode:
Auralphonic podcast
Auralphonic pinboard
Auralphonic on twitter

Time Stamps:
00:15 – 01:16  Intro
01:24 – 14:00  Podfic
14:09 – 38:49  Hamilton
38:58 – 55:24  Daria
55:32 – 56:14  Outro

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClaireRousseau

Find Jenn. online:
Personal Twitter: @Jenepel
Podfic Twitter: @Jenepod
Podcast: Auralphonic

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Episode #10 – Very On Brand For Both Of Us

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Renay & I discuss the Hugo Awards nomination process and fanfiction tagging, as well as recommending some fic in fandoms we’re not both in!

Fanfic Recommendations
i blinked (and there you were) by Della19
sentimental you and faithful me by myrmidryad
New Beautiful Things Come by Raven (singlecrow)
Planting a Hobbit by northerntrash
And Then We Shot the Ox by coltsbane
Apple by somewhatdeluded
Escape Velocity by miss_pryss
In Duty Homeward Shall We Fly by toomuchplor
The Alchemists’ Revenge by afrai

Mentioned in today’s episode:
The Hugo Awards
Hugo Nomination Eligibility Spreadsheet 2018

Time Stamps:
00:13 – 01:01  Intro
01:08 – 15:34  Fanfic Recs
15:42 – 41:01  Hugo Awards Nominations 101
41:09 – 57:42  To tag or not to tag?
57:49 – 58:23  Outro

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClaireRousseau

Find Renay online:
Twitter: @Renay
Podcast: Fangirl Happy Hour
2017 Best Fanzine Hugo Winner LadyBusiness!!!

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