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March 17, 2017 01:01:14
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#22 - Linux Fans

We're compiling (notes) and choosing our favourite distro for when we talk about this week's fandom: Linux Fans! What _is_ Linux? Why are its fans so dedicated? What is the appeal? Stay tuned! Want to see more awesome fandom content? [Become a Patron on Patreon!](http://patreon.com/thenickscast) Find more like this: [fanthropological.com](http://fanthropological.com) Find us on social media Twitter: [@thenickscast](http://twitter.com/thenickscast) Instagram: [@thenickscast](http://instagram.com/thenickscast) Facebook: [fb.com/thenickscast](http://fb.com/thenickscast) Youtube: [youtube.com/thenickscast](http://youtube.com/thenickscast) Email us about fandoms you want to hear about: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Citations ["Does GNU-Linux *have* to be a "techies-only" platform?"](https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/5vtxq8/does_gnulinux_have_to_be_a_techiesonly_platform/#bottom-comments) ["Christmas Gift Ideas For Linux Fans"](http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/12/linux-xmas-gift-ideas-2016) ["It's time Linux fans open their arms to closed source"](http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.techrepublic.com/article/time-linux-fans-open-their-arms-to-closed-source/&gws_rd=cr&ei=UXCzWP-AC8ipjwSyhJxY) ["5 Things We (Secretly All) Miss About Ubuntu"](http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/09/5-things-secretly-miss-ubuntu) ["Whats so great about Ubuntu Server?"](https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2349610) ["What Is Linux? | The Linux Gamer"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFFNiMV27VY) ["Six Reasons PCs are Better with Linux"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly1geVr-Xi4) ["r/linux - Why do you love Linux & FOSS?"](https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/2qbxv8/why_do_you_love_linux_foss/) ["r/linux - Why Do You Choose Linux over Some Other Unix-Like OS?"](https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/5sr0ks/why_do_you_choose_linux_over_some_other_unixlike/) ["r/linux - Do You Think Linux Will Ever Die?"](https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/24eb6o/do_you_think_linux_will_ever_die/) ["r/linux - Why *I* Still Use Linux"](https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/5iv8ue/why_i_still_use_linux/) ["Linux - Album on Imgur"](https://imgur.com/gallery/AJG6t) ["r/linux - I'm Curious About Linux, Just a Few Questions if You Don't Mind!"](https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/1ts0a4/im_curious_about_linux_just_a_few_questions_if/) ["What Is Free Software?"](http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html) ["About LinuxChix"](http://www.linuxchix.org/node/754) ["Women in Linux - About"](http://www.womeninlinux.com/index.php/about/) ["50 Places Linux is Running That You Might Not Expect"](http://www.comparebusinessproducts.com/fyi/50-places-linux-running-you-might-not-expect) Credits Music: All this week's music is provided by our very own G! Logo: ["Glasses"](https://thenounproject.com/term/glasses/132894) by [Anton Anuchin](https://thenounproject.com/antonwebium) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/) ["Emperor Penguin"](https://thenounproject.com/term/emperor-penguin/184639) by [Felipe Perucho](https://thenounproject.com/felipeperucho) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/) ["Terminal"](https://thenounproject.com/term/terminal/715962) by [Bernar Novalyi](https://thenounproject.com/bernar.novalyi) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/) ...

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March 10, 2017 01:03:31
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#21 - LEGO Fans

Are we building a mystery? No, we're talking about Lego fans! Who are Lego for? Is there more than just building? Is it about collecting (and making money??)? Stay tuned! Want to see more awesome fandom content? [Become a Patron on Patreon!](http://patreon.com/thenickscast) Find more like this: [fanthropological.com](http://fanthropological.com) Find us on social media Twitter: [@thenickscast](http://twitter.com/thenickscast) Instagram: [@thenickscast](http://instagram.com/thenickscast) Facebook: [fb.com/thenickscast](http://fb.com/thenickscast) Youtube: [youtube.com/thenickscast](http://youtube.com/thenickscast) Email us about fandoms you want to hear about: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Citations ["Mechs, big ships and community: a chat with long-time LEGO fan and Mecha Builder, Mark Neumann [Interview]"](http://www.brothers-brick.com/2017/02/06/mechs-big-ships-community-talk-long-time-lego-fan-mecha-builder-mark-neumann-interview/) ["Seriously Nerdy."](http://bricknerd.com/about/) ["Lego Fan Opens 'Brick Burger' Restaurant"](http://www.eater.com/2017/2/7/14538990/lego-burger-restaurant-philippines) ["Lego to open giant playhouse for fans by Danish HQ"](http://www.thelocal.dk/20170217/lego-to-open-giant-playhouse-for-fans-in-denmark) ["What are some of the best models for introducing an adult to LEGO?"](https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-of-the-best-models-for-introducing-an-adult-to-LEGO) ["LEGO Glossary"](http://www.brothers-brick.com/lego-glossary/) ["History of Lego"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Lego) ["BrickRecycler"](http://www.brickrecycler.com/) ["Collectors Weekly - Collectible LEGO Toys, Sets, and Bricks"](http://www.collectorsweekly.com/toys/lego) ["The Brick Fan - About"](http://www.thebrickfan.com/about/) ["BrickNerd - About"](http://bricknerd.com/about/) ["PCHLUG - Join Us"](http://www.pchlug.com/?page_id=25) ["Why Fans Are Sending the Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Boxes of Legos"](http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/10/ai-weiwei-versus-lego/412402/) ["r/lego - What Pulled You Out of Your Dark Age?"](https://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/5ilehq/what_pulled_you_out_of_your_dark_age/?ref=search_posts) ["r/lego - The Evolution of a LEGO Addict: Part 3"](https://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/5mceef/the_evolution_of_a_lego_addict_part_3/?ref=search_posts) ["How Legos Became More Violent"](https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/484286) ["Lego is a way of life for some adults"](http://www.nbcnews.com/id/37716463/ns/business-retail/t/lego-way-life-some-adults/) ["Adult Fans of Lego: Why Lego is fun at any age"](http://www.sbs.com.au/news/thefeed/story/adult-fans- lego-why-lego-fun-any-age) ["Why we love Lego - Leading psychologist reveals the 'builder instinct' is the key to the popularity of the toy"](http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2178872/Why-love-Lego--leading-psychologist-reveals-builder-instinct-key-popularity-toy.html) ["Adult Fan of LEGO"](http://www.brickwiki.info/wiki/Adult_Fan_Of_LEGO) ["Lego Certified Professionals"](https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/lego-group/programs-and-visits/lego-certified-professionals) ["The cult of Lego: why are people so in love with the colourful bricks?"](http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11276191/The-cult-of-Lego-why-are-people-so-in-love-with-the-colourful-bricks.html) ["Notoriously expensive Lego prices scale linearly, remain constant over time"](http://nerdist.com/notoriously-expensive-lego-prices-scale-linearly-remain-constant-over-time/) ["I like Lego"](http://chris.pirillo.com/2010/06/01/i-like-lego/) ["How to Invest in Legos and Make a Bazillion Dollars"](https://www.wealthsimple.com/en-us/magazine/how-to-invest-in-legos) ["BrickPicker: Lego Price and Investing Guide"](https://www.brickpicker.com/index.cfm) ["10 Reasons Why We Love Lego"](http://whatculture.com/offbeat/10-reasons-why-we-love-lego) Credits Music: ...

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March 03, 2017 01:10:55
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#20 - Craft Beer Fans

If it's suds and buds you're looking for, you'll enjoy this week's cast on craft beer fans, and who better to talk about craft beer than Nick H from the [Epic Film Guys Podcast](http://www.epicfilmguys.com/)! Is it about getting drunk? Why beer? Why IPAs?? We're hop-ping to it, and getting the fans-eye-view for you! Want to see more awesome fandom content? [Become a Patron on Patreon!](http://patreon.com/thenickscast) Find more like this: [fanthropological.com](http://fanthropological.com) Find us on social media Twitter: [@thenickscast](http://twitter.com/thenickscast) Instagram: [@thenickscast](http://instagram.com/thenickscast) Facebook: [fb.com/thenickscast](http://fb.com/thenickscast) Youtube: [youtube.com/thenickscast](http://youtube.com/thenickscast) Email us about fandoms you want to hear about: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Citations ["Walmart is being sued for inventing a fake craft brewery"](http://www.avclub.com/article/walmart-being-sued-inventing-fake-craft-brewery-250375) ["THE 5 STRONGEST NATURALLY-FERMENTED BEERS IN THE WORLD"](http://berghoffbeer.com/blog/5-strongest-naturally-fermented-beers-world/) ["Anthony Bourdain: Craft beer fans have gone too far"](http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/anthony-bourdain-says-craft-beer-fans-have-gone-too-far-a7388996.html) ["Facebook group provides outlet for craft beer fans"](http://hrgrowler.com/facebook-group-provides-outlet-craft-beer-fans/) ["Why craft beer fans freak out when small breweries sell to big-name companies"](http://www.guidelive.com/craft-beer/2016/11/03/craft-beer-fans-freak-small-breweries-sell-big-name-companies) ["How Craft Beer is Disrupting Traditions | Sebastien Morvan | TEDxBrussels"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHhIkynELNQ) ["Brussels Beer Project"](http://www.beerproject.be) ["Anthony Bourdain: Craft Beer Fans Have Gone too Far"](http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/anthony-bourdain-says-craft-beer-fans-have-gone-too-far-a7388996.html) ["What Colorado's Craft Beer Fans are Fearing"](http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-colorados-craft-beer-fans-are-fearing/) ["15 Things Craft Beer Fans Think (But Nobody Says)"](http://firstwefeast.com/drink/2013/04/15-things-craft-beer-fans-think-but-nobody-says/) ["Craft Beer Asia"](https://craftbeerasia.com/) ["Competition Brewing in Germany as Consumers Tire of Traditional Beer"](http://www.dw.com/en/competition-brewing-in-germany-as-consumers-tire-of-traditional-beer/a-19526706) ["Brewing Beer in the Middle East Is a Tough Business"](https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/microbreweries-in-jordan-909) ["How Beer is made"](http://blog.beeriety.com/2009/07/06/how-beer-is-made/) ["Elitism, or something else? Millennials and the war on Big Beer"](http://www.cnbc.com/2014/11/07/why-those-elitist-millennials-hate-big-beer.html) ["Does craft beer taste better than mainstream beer or do people drink it to benefit their own self-perception?"](https://www.quora.com/Does-craft-beer-taste-better-than-mainstream-beer-or-do-people-drink-it-to-benefit-their-own-self-perception) ["Why is craft beer so white?"](https://bensbeerblog.com/2016/06/08/why-is-craft-beer-so-white/) ["There are almost no black people brewing craft beer. Here's why"](https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/there-are-almost-no-black-people-brewing-craft-beer-heres-why) ["Charting All the Beer Styles"](http://flowingdata.com/2016/12/19/beer-styles/) ["New Brewer FAQ - Reddit"](https://www.reddit.com/r/Homebrewing/comments/3yjvxb/new_brewer_faq/) Credits Music: All this week's music is provided by our very own G! Logo: ["Glasses"](https://thenounproject.com/term/glasses/132894) ...

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February 24, 2017 00:51:05
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#19 - KISS Army

It's gettin' late, and we just can't wait... to talk about this week's fandom: KISS Army! How did KISS Army start? Is it just about the music, or is there something more? We're gonna rock and roll all night, and podcast ... once a week? Sure. Everyone's a fan! Want to see more awesome fandom content? [Become a Patron on Patreon!](http://patreon.com/thenickscast) Find more like this: [fanthropological.com](http://fanthropological.com) Find us on social media Twitter: [@thenickscast](http://twitter.com/thenickscast) Instagram: [@thenickscast](http://instagram.com/thenickscast) Facebook: [fb.com/thenickscast](http://fb.com/thenickscast) Youtube: [youtube.com/thenickscast](http://youtube.com/thenickscast) Email us about fandoms you want to hear about: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) ...

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February 17, 2017 01:16:51
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#18 - Barbie Fans

Will we be astronauts, debutantes, farmers, or computer scientists today? Today, we'll be podcasters as we talk about Barbie fans! Why do folks become Barbie fans? Why do they collect the dolls? Is it just about the dolls? We're not going shopping on this week's episode! ...But in order to do that, we'll need our special guest, Chloe! Everyone's a fan! Want to see more awesome fandom content? [Become a Patron on Patreon!](http://patreon.com/thenickscast) Find more like this: [fanthropological.com](http://fanthropological.com) Find us on social media Twitter: [@thenickscast](http://twitter.com/thenickscast) Instagram: [@thenickscast](http://instagram.com/thenickscast) Facebook: [fb.com/thenickscast](http://fb.com/thenickscast) Youtube: [youtube.com/thenickscast](http://youtube.com/thenickscast) Email us about fandoms you want to hear about: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Play-by-play 0:00:05 - Theme Song 0:00:22 - Introduction 0:00:38 - Special Guest Introduction: Chloe! 0:01:08 - Who is Barbie + Trivia 0:05:20 - What are Barbie fans called? + Earring Magic Ken + MORE TRIVIA 0:22:53 - Why Barbie Collecting? 0:30:00 - Thoughts on the 'new' Barbie 0:36:25 - Barbie (the character) as an icon and role model 0:44:42 - Barbie and play 0:48:55 - Barbie Superbowl commercial and men's attitudes towards dolls and play 0:53:45 - Fan of the week 1:01:25 - Spotlight: [Sailor Moon Celebration](http://sailormooncelebration.com/), June 24 2017 @ The Ontario Science Centre 1:03:11 - Where can I find more about Chloe? [Imgur](https://imgur.com/user/lumpyspacepharmacist), [Instagram](http://www.instagram.com/lumpyspacepharmacist) 1:04:07 - Where can I learn more about Fanthropological / The Nickscast? 1:07:16 - Outtakes Citations ["The new realistic Barbies squash kids' imaginations"](http://nypost.com/2016/01/29/the-new-realistic-barbies-squash-kids-imaginations/) ["The 9 Most Expensive Barbies of All Time"](http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/money/g3844/most-expensive-barbies-ever/) ["Barbie collectors from around the globe gather in Jacksonville"](http://www.news4jax.com/news/barbie-collectors-from-around-the-globe-gather-in-jax) ["The History of the Barbie Doll"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIfJiqbgHDY) ["The Zen of Ken, or Life as Barbie's Boyfriend"](http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-collector-jef-beck-on-vintage-ken-dolls-and-ken%E2%80%99s-evolution-in-the-barbie-franchise/) ["Beautiful Trouble - Barbie Liberation Organization"](http://beautifultrouble.org/case/barbie-liberation-organization/) ["16 Questions for the 'Real-Life Barbie,' Valeria Lukyanova"](http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/05/16-questions-for-the-real-life-barbie-valeria- lukyanova.html) ["What We're Missing by Banishing Barbie"](http://www.themarysue.com/what-were-missing-by-banishing-barbie/) ...

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February 10, 2017 01:13:52
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#17 - LARPers

This week, we're filling our backpacks with trail rations as we head out into the wilderness to talk about Live-Action Role-Playing (LARP)! Why do folks become LARPers? Is it just Dungeons and Dragons? What's the appeal? Hopefully we level up our knowledge skills and find out! ...But in order to do that, we'll need our special guest, Luke: Scholar, Poet, musician, and "LARP apologist"! Everyone's a fan! Want to see more awesome fandom content? [Become a Patron on Patreon!](http://patreon.com/thenickscast) Find more like this: [fanthropological.com](http://fanthropological.com) Find us on social media Twitter: [@thenickscast](http://twitter.com/thenickscast) Instagram: [@thenickscast](http://instagram.com/thenickscast) Facebook: [fb.com/thenickscast](http://fb.com/thenickscast) Youtube: [youtube.com/thenickscast](http://youtube.com/thenickscast) Email us about fandoms you want to hear about: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Play-by-play 0:00:09 - Theme Song 0:00:27 - Introduction 0:01:00 - Special Guest Introduction: Luke! 0:01:26 - What, Who, and Why of LARPing 0:41:31 - Differences in expectations in LARP 0:49:20 - LARP vs Re-enactors and more discussion 0:58:09 - Nicks + Guest: Would you LARP? 1:04:20 - Spotlight: [College of Wizardry](http://www.cowlarp.com/) 1:09:56 - Where can I find more of Luke's work? [lukemaynard.wordpress.com](https://lukemaynard.wordpress.com/about/), [Luke's Ukes (Youtube)](http://www.youtube.com/user/lukesukes), [Cthulu Sattva](http://martianmigrainepress.com/Cthulhusattva) 1:11:35 - Where can I learn more about Fanthropological / The Nickscast? 1:13:16 - Outtakes Citations [Live Action Role-Playing Game - Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_action_role-playing_game) [What different styles of LARP combat exist](http://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/11861/what-different-styles-of-larp-combat-exist) [Magic Kingdom: Why Live-Action Role Playing is one of Denmark's Most Popular Pastimes](http://world.time.com/2012/07/20/magic-kingdom-why-live-action-role-playing-is-one-of-denmarks-most-popular-pastimes/) [How To: LARP](http://news.nationalpost.com/posted-toronto/how-to-larp) [Live Action Roleplaying | The Feed](https://youtu.be/dQcMKWncRR8) [Here Are Some Of The American Adults Who Started Live-Action Role Playing And Never Stopped](http://www.businessinsider.com/why-people-love-larping-2014-10) [FORGET VIDEO GAMES: Here's What It's Like To Put On A Costume And Go Live-Action Role Playing](http://www.businessinsider.com/we-went-larping-2014-10) [Larp Census](http://larpcensus.org/) [Why Japan does not LARP](https://www.academia.edu/3462882/Why_Japan_does_not_Larp) [LARPing Saved My Life - YouTube ](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXNGFb2p90k) [16x9 - Role Play: What's it like to LARP? - YouTube ](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p9AYvoF4VM) ...

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