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Episode #24 – The Cat Is Flerken Awesome

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Bree & I squee about Captain Marvel and recommend superhero comics and novels.

Mentioned in this episode
Captain Marvel (2012) by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Captain Marvel (2014) by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Comics & Superhero Recommendations

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur by Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare & Natacha Busto
Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots by Seanan McGuire
Hawkeye by Jeff Lemire & Ramón Pérez
Strong Female Protagonist by Brennan Lee Mulligan & Molly Ostertag
Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn
Not Your Sidekick by CB Lee
Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine De Landro

Time Stamps:
00:04  Intro
00:44  Captain Marvel
32:51  Comics & Superhero Recs
44:06  Outro

If you have comments or questions, you can email the podcast at radiofreefandom@gmail.com or tweet us @RadioFreeFandom.

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: Claire Rousseau

Find Bree online:
Twitter: @breereadsbooks
Booktube: Bree Reads Books

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Episode #23 – It Must Mean Something

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Arlie & I discuss wild & delightful Harry Potter fan theories and recommend some of our favourite podcasts.

Mentioned in this episode
Arlie’s podcast, The Boy Who Hasn’t Lived
Imagine a Slytherin Tri-Wizard Champion

Podcast Recommendations
The Heart
Our Opinions Are Correct
Reply All
Love + Radio
Reading the End
Dear Prudence
Still Processing
The Allusionist
The Beef & Dairy Network

Time Stamps:
00:04  Intro
00:40  HP Fan Theories
31:42  Podcast Recs
46:22  Outro

If you have comments or questions, you can email the podcast at radiofreefandom@gmail.com or tweet us @RadioFreeFandom.

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: Claire Rousseau

Find Arlie online:
Twitter: @ArlieAdlington
Podcast: The Boy Who Hasn’t Lived

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Episode #22 – Jason Is Too Good For Tahani

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Ira & I discuss The Good Place, moral philosophy and why Jason is too good for Tahani. We’ll also recommend some of our favourite genre-bending books and media.

Mentioned in this episode
Ira’s meta at LadyBusiness, My Hot Take on “The Good Place”: Jason is TOO GOOD FOR TAHANI

Genrebending Recommendations
My Hero Academia
How To Get Away With Murder
Crazy Rich Asians
Trail of Lightning
All the Birds in the Sky
Sorry to Bother You

Time Stamps:
00:04  Intro
01:06  The Good Place
41:23  Genrebending Recs
59:11  Outro

If you have comments or questions, you can email the podcast at radiofreefandom@gmail.com or tweet us @RadioFreeFandom.

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: Claire Rousseau

Find Ira online:
Twitter: @itsjustira
Writing: Ira @ LadyBusiness
Writing: Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction!

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Episode #21 – The Pure Form of Shipping

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Gavia & I take a closer look at the Coffee Shop AU and why fandom loves it so. We’ll also recommend some of our favourite Coffee Shop & Bakery AUs.

Mentioned in this episode
Gavia’s Daily Dot piece, Millenials can’t stop writing fanfiction about coffee shops

Coffee Shop & Bakery AU Recommendations
The Rec Center #143 
New Beautiful Things Come by Raven
Here Come the Dreams by PorcupineGirl
You’re Adoughrable by grantairrible
Every Good Thing by erebones
Coffee, Trapper Hats and Chocolate Wasabi Fudge Cake by perfect_plan
Sugary Shenanigans by Madlyie
The Usual by aibidil

Time Stamps:
00:04  Intro
00:51  Coffee Shop AUs & why we love them
25:08  Coffee Shop & Bakery AU Recs
33:18  Outro

If you have comments or questions, you can email the podcast at radiofreefandom@gmail.com or tweet us @RadioFreeFandom.

Find Claire online:
Twitter: @ClaireRousseau
Website: http://www.clairerousseau.com/
Youtube: Claire Rousseau

Find Gavia online:
Writing for: The Daily Dot
Podcast: Overinvested
Newsletter: The Rec Center
Twitter: @Hello_Tailor
Tumblr: hellotailor

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Episode #20 – You Just About Melted Into A Puddle of Surprise

In our first ever Radio Free Fandom recorded on the road, my guests Alastair, Niamh, Nick, Charlotte, Susan, Renay, Jenny, Thomas & Denise talk about our favourite bits of Nine Worlds 2018 & Worldcon 76, with recommendations from Alasdair & a guest appearance from John Scalzi!

Time Stamps:
00:12  Intro
01:35  Nine Worlds
18:00  WorldCon
30:52  Recommendations

If you have comments or questions, you can email the podcast at radiofreefandom@gmail.com or tweet us @RadioFreeFandom. If you’d like to support the show, check out our Patreon page.

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

Find my guests online:

Alastair
Twitter: @AlastairJRBall
Website: Red Train Blog
Podcast: Moderate Fantasy Violence

Niamh
Twitter: @buckbeakbabie

Nick
Twitter: @nickmb
Website: http://www.nickbryan.com/
Podcast: Moderate Fantasy Violence

Charlotte
Twitter: @tambourine
Tumblr: alwaysalreadyangry
Dreamwidth: alwaysalready

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

Renay
Twitter: @Renay
Podcast: Fangirl Happy Hour
Writing for: Lady Business

Jenny
Twitter: @readingtheend
Website: Reading the End
Goodreads: Gin Jenny

Thomas
Twitter: @SFF180
Youtube: SFF180
Website: http://sff180.com/

Denise
Twitter: @mallow_girl
Youtube: Denise Harwood

Alasdair
Website: https://alasdairstuart.com/
Podcasts: http://escapeartists.net/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlasdairStuart

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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

If you have comments or questions, you can email the podcast at radiofreefandom@gmail.com or tweet us @RadioFreeFandom.

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Episode #18 – Epilogue, What Epilogue?

In this episode of Radio Free Fandom, my guest Elizabeth & 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

If you have comments or questions, you can email the podcast at radiofreefandom@gmail.com or tweet us @RadioFreeFandom.

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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

If you have comments or questions, you can email the podcast at radiofreefandom@gmail.com or tweet us @RadioFreeFandom.

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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

If you have comments or questions, you can email the podcast at radiofreefandom@gmail.com or tweet us @RadioFreeFandom.

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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!

If you have comments or questions, you can email the podcast at radiofreefandom@gmail.com or tweet us @RadioFreeFandom.

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