Fanthropological

Exploring the weird and wonderful world of fandoms! Every week, we deliver fandom-related "fanalysis" complete with hard data, guests, and, of course, rampant speculation!

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October 28, 2016 01:05:42
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#4 - Twilighters

Love them or hate them, they have definitely been a very visible and vocal fandom, even in the mainstream. This week, we're talking about fans of the Twilight movies and books: Twilighters. What happens when fandoms hit the mainstream? What's the backlash like? What was it that allowed the franchise to connect people across different generations? We cunningly avoid taking sides, and instead focus in on what defines Twilight fans. Everyone's a fan! 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 00:00 – Cold Open 00:04 – Theme Song 00:29 – Introduction 01:03 – Who are the Twilighters? 05:07 – Trivia 19:07 – When fandom hits the mainstream 43:13 – Cross-generational fandom 57:57 – Community Post 61:12 – Spotlight: [Her Eternal Moonlight](http://hereternalmoonlight.com) 63:52 – Goodbye! 65:00 – Outtakes Citations ["Tree Graveyard – Forks, Washington"](http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/tree-graveyard) ["Awesome Places (Arguably) Ruined By Popular Books"](http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/awesome-places-arguably-ruined-by-popular-books) ["Twilight | Forks Washington Chamber of Commerce"](http://forkswa.com/twilight/) ["Teen 'Twilight' Vampire Tourism: Volterra's Battle for Authenticity"](http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/teen-twilight-vampire-tourism-volterra-s-battle-for-authenticity-a-690073.html ) ["Forever Twilight in Forks"](http://forkswa.com/forevertwilightinforks/) ["Crazy Twilight Fans"](http://oddculture.com/crazy-twilight-fans/) ["When 'Twilight' Fandom Becomes Addiction"](http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun/27/entertainment/la-ca-twilight-addiction-20100627) ["Stephenie Meyer 'Twilight' Author Q&A 'Austenland' Keri Russell Movie"](http://variety.com/2013/film/news/qa-stephenie-meyer-twilight-author-trades-undead-for-well-bred-in-austenland-1200577471/) ["Midnight Parties to Rage on at Walmart Despite 'Twilight' Ending"](http://variety.com/2013/digital/news/midnight-parties-to-rage-on-at-walmart-despite-twilight-ending-1200001723/) ["Studios Love and Fear Fans"](http://variety.com/2010/film/columns/studios-love-and-fear-fans-1118021212/) ["South Korean Werewolf Romance Eclipses 'Twilight' with 6.5 Million Admissions"](http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/south-korean-werewolf-romance-eclipses-twilight-396698) ["Twilight fans: No wonder they are called Twihards - Telegraph"](http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/9675725/Twilight-fans-No-wonder-they-are-called-Twihards.html) ["Twilight Ruined Comic-Con - YouTube"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbA1a7M7nx0) ["How the Nerds Lost Comic-Con - The Atlantic"](http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/07/how-nerds-lost-comic-con/313106/) ["When Comic Con Ruined Twilight – A Look Back At San Diego 2011 - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News"](http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/07/26/when-comic-con-ruined-twilight-a-look-back-at-san-diego-2011/) ["Is this Comic-Con? Fans debate 'mainstream' panels - CNN.com"](http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/07/22/is.this.comicon/) ["What Belongs at Comic-Con and who decides?"](http://thestake.org/2013/08/16/what-belongs-at-comic-con-and-who-decides/) ["Twilight ...

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October 21, 2016 00:58:16
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#3 - Leafs Fans

Continuing on their journey out of typical fandoms, this week's Fanthropological starts a foray into sports fandom: Toronto Maple Leafs fans! How are Leafs fans different from other hockey fans? From other sports fans? What is it about one of the most losing-est teams in NHL history that draws people to it? We try to unravel the puzzle of this much beloved (and hated?) team and ask: Who are Leafs fans? Everyone's a fan! 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-play00:00 – Cold Open00:10 – Theme Song00:43 – Introduction00:56 – Who are the Toronto Maple Leafs and Leafs fans?02:20 – Trivia14:30 – Loyalty and fandom47:05 – Z Rants: Leafzilla48:48 – Community Post52:32 – Spotlight: [Voices.com](http://www.voices.com/)55:16 – Goodbye!56:23 – Outtakes Citations ["Demographics - Toronto Maple Leafs"](http://www.coremedia.ca/mapleleafs/demographics) ["Ten Most Hated Toronto Maple Leafs of All Time"](http://thehockeywriters.com/ten-most-hated-toronto-maple-leafs-of-all-time/) ["Two Decades of Misery: A Guide to Toronto's Losing Generation"](http://specialreports.torontoobserver.ca/two-decades-of-misery-a-guide-to-torontos-losing-generation/) ["Leafs Fans Charged for Throwing Jerseys on Ice During Play"](http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/leafs-fans-charged-for-throwing-jerseys-on-ice-during-play-1.2197312) ["A history of Leafs fans not getting what they want"](http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/a-history-of-leafs-fans-not-getting-what-they-want/) ["ESPN names Maple Leafs worst franchise in sports - again"](http://www.thehockeynews.com/news/article/espn-names-maple-leafs-worst-franchise-in-sports-again) ["Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site! Catch the TML Fever."](http://www.tmlfever.com/) ["The Great NHL Dynasties"](http://thehockeywriters.com/the- great-nhl-dynasties/) ["Waffles fly in protest as Leafs losses pile up"](https://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2010/12/22/waffles_fly_in_protest_as_leafs_losses_pile_up.html) ["Empty rinkside seats an insult to Maple Leafs fans"](https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/12/22/empty-rinkside-seats-an-insult-to-maple-leafs-fans.html) ["Greediness of Maple Leafs franchise knows no bounds"](https://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/08/22/greediness_of_maple_leafs_franchise_knows_no_bounds_dimanno.html) ["Survey says, the Toronto Maple Leafs are the country’s most hated hockey team"](http://www.macleans.ca/society/for-canadians-the-toronto-maple-leafs-are-the-most-hated-team-in-the-nhl/) ["Go neurons go! Science explains why it hurts to be a Leafs fan – sports diehards are wired that way"](http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/go-neurons-go-science-explains-why-it-hurts-to-be-a-leafs-fan-sports-diehards-are-wired-that-way/article15214848/?page=all) ["Habs Fans vs Leafs Fans"](http://thehockeywriters.com/habs-fans-vs-leafs-fans/) ["Message to Maple Leafs: 'Yes, you can lose a fan base'"](https://www.thestar.com/sports/breakaway_blog/2015/03/message-to-maple-leafs--yes-you-can-lose-a-fan-base-.html) ["Why the ...

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October 14, 2016 01:06:15
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#2 - Deadheads

At the Nickscast Fanthropological Institute this week we move away from our wheelhouse and get into a crunchy groove as we dig into an interesting fandom of Americana: Deadheads. In what ways are Deadheads like the modern day fans we've come to know? Which prominent figures also happen to be Deadheads? What's the enduring legacy that Deadheads have contributed to fandom-at-large? We can't answer everything, but we'll try not to noodle around too much as we give a history of deadhead fandom, rap about how it has changed over time, its impact on the world, and, in general, keep on truckin'. Everyone's a fan! 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-play00:00 – Cold Open00:08 – Theme Song00:30 – Introduction01:27 – What is the Grateful Dead and who are Deadheads?02:30 – Trivia19:33 – Communities and subcultures39:20 – "The Vibe" / Fandom as Religion57:52 – Community Comments61:05 – Spotlight: [Forest City Comic Con](http://www.forestcitycomicon.ca/)65:10 – Goodbye! Citations[Official site of the Grateful Dead](http://dead.net/)["'Deadheads are what Liberals Claim to Be But Aren't': An Interview with Ann Coulter."](http://www.jambands.com/features/2006/06/23/deadheads-are-what-liberals-claim-to-be-but-aren-t-an-interview-with-ann-coulter)["'Extreme' Deadheads form Religious Cult."](https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=19920120&id=6eVLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=0IsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=966,1745154&hl=en)["A Long, Staid Trip: How Deadheads Ruined the Grateful Dead."](http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2002/08/a_long_staid_trip.html)["COMPANY NEWS - Ben & Jerry's."](http://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/30/business/company-news-ben-jerry-s.html)["Confessions of a Deadhead: 40 Years with the Grateful Dead."](http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/01/confessions-of-a-deadhead-40-years-with-the-grateful-dead.html)["Grateful Dead Donates Archives to UC Santa Cruz."](http://news.ucsc.edu/2008/04/2142.html)["Happiest Hour: Raising the Dead at the Top Hat."](http://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/IndyBlog/archives/2014/08/18/happiest-hour-raising-the-dead-at-the-top-hat)["How an Army of Deadheads (and their LSD) Invented Silicon Valley."](https://www.wired.com/2016/04/heads-jesse-jarnow-excerpt/)["How Grateful Dead Fans Became Deadheads."](http://time.com/3919040/history-deadheads/)["Scholarship is Dead: A Profile of Nicholas G. Meriwether, Grateful Dead Archivist, UC Santa Cruz."](https://jamesdmccallister.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/scholarship-is-dead-a-profile-of-nicholas-g-meriwether-grateful-dead-archivist-uc-santa-cruz/)["Spinner Phenomenon."](http://archive.org/post/90523/spinner-phenomenon)["Understanding Counterculture: The World's Biggest Deadhead Visits Austin, Explains the Importance of Preserving the Grateful Dead's Legacy."](http://austin.culturemap.com/news/arts/10-28-11-08-29-one-of-the-worlds-biggest-deadheads-comes-to-austin-to-talk-about-preserving-the-bands-legacy/)["Welcome Wharfrats!"](http://www.wharfrat.org)["Who or What is Dupree's ...

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October 07, 2016 01:13:14
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#1 - Trekkies

We start off Fanthropological with a look at the fans that often get credit for starting it all: Trekkies. Which activist leader loved Star Trek? What did the fans do when the original series ended? How did the first Star Trek conventions get started? We'll answer all of these questions and more as we deliver a history of Star Trek fandom, its key players, and its greatest moments directly to your ears. And be sure to set your phasers to fun! Everyone's a fan! 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 00:00 – Cold Open 00:05 – Theme Song 00:45 – Introduction 01:05 – What is Star Trek and who are Trekkies? 03:20 – Trivia 17:05 – Special Trivia: Nichelle Nichols and Martin Luther King Jr. 20:55 – History of Star Trek? No, the history of fandom! 37:10 – Who owns a fandom? 50:37 – Community Comments 60:19 – Spotlight: [Starfleet](http://sfi.org) 63:32 – Final Notes 70:28 – Goodbye! 71:30 – Outtakes Citations["Trekker vs Trekkie: The Controversy"](http://www.science-fiction-corner.com/trekker-vs-trekkie.htm)[Memory Alpha](http://memory-alpha.wikia.com)["Secret files reveal police feared that Trekkies could turn on society"](http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11611086/Secret-files-reveal-police-feared-that-Trekkies-could-turn-on-society.html)["What are the main differences between Trekkies and Star Wars fans?"](https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-main-differences-between-Trekkies-and-Star-Wars-fans)["What Makes a 'Star Trek' Fan?"](http://www.space.com/33996-star-trek-fans-stories-cosplay-slideshow.html)["On this day in pop culture history Trekkies gather for the first Star Trek convention" ](http://www.hitfix.com/news/on-this-day-in-pop-culture-history-trekkies-gathered-for-the-first-star-trek-convention)["'Star Trek' Fandom Lives Long and Prospers"](http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2016/09/01/star-trek-fandom/85714934/)[Timeline of Star Trek Fandom](http://fanlore.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Star_Trek_Fandom)["A Fragment in Time"](https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7989303/1/A-fragment-in-time)["Star Trek and the Culture of Fandom"](http://www.startrek.com/article/star-trek-and-the-culture-of-fandom)["Bjo Trimble: The Woman Who Saved Star Trek"](http://www.startrek.com/article/bjo-trimble-the-woman-who-saved-star-trek-part-1)["Notes for a Star Trek Bibliography: Fanzines!"](http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/stevereads/2010/08/notes-for-a-star-trek-bibliography-fanzines/)["Why 'Star Trek' was so important to Martin Luther King Jr."](https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/09/08/why-star-trek-was-so-important-to-martin-luther-king-jr/)[Where no man has gone before](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_no_man_has_gone_before)[Developer Survey Results 2016](http://stackoverflow.com/research/developer-survey-2016)["'Star Trek' still cruising space on TV"](https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=a-9VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DuEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6581%2C3716284)["Star Trek Fan Film In Legal Fight With Paramount"](http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Star-Trek-Fan-Film-Legal-Fight-With-Paramount-102997.html)["'Star Trek' Lives Despite Taboos"](https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QPFOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=nQEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7135,2042483&hl=en)["Tampa Bay Rays ...

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September 30, 2016 00:03:56
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Welcome to Fanthropological

Welcome to The Nickscast's new show, Fanthropological! In Fanthropological, The Nickscast crew of G, T, and Z pick a fandom and then talk about it. We'll be talking about Trekkies, Deadheads, Leafs fans, and many many more. Every episode we'll bring you facts and trivia about that episode's fandom, give you a brief history of the fandom, discuss issues in that fandom (and in fandom at large), and share what that fandom's community is saying. New episodes release every Friday. Subscribe to us on [PodBean](http://fanthropological.com "Fanthropological on PodBean"), or add us to your pod catcher of choice (Z recommends Podcast Addict to all you Android users out there!). Thanks for checking out the new show, and remember: Everyone's a fan. The [“Glasses”](https://thenounproject.com/term/glasses/132894) icon featured in the Fanthropological logo is the creation of [Anton Anuchin](https://thenounproject.com/antonwebium) and is used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/). ...

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