Fanthropological Finale: Cover to Coverage (⅓)

Episode 15 October 02, 2020 00:36:31
Fanthropological Finale: Cover to Coverage (⅓)
Fanthropological Finale: Cover to Coverage (⅓)

Show Notes

If you’re joining us for the first time, sorry to say this is the beginning of the end of Fanthropological. Join us as we revisit our favourite episodes (and maybe check them out)! Our favourite episodes: * Number 5 * [Z’s Choice: Zelda]( * [T’s Choice: Nier]( * [G’s Choice: Galaga]( * Number 4 * [Z’s Choice: RPI]( * [T’s Choice: Bob’s Burgers]( * [G’s Choice: Pinball]( * Number 3 * [Z’s Choice: Breakfast Cereals]( * [T’s Choice: Breakfast Cereals]( * G’s Choice: Disney Parks ([Part 1]( and [Part 2]( * Number 2 * [Z’s Choice: Furries]( * [T’s Choice: Fanthropological World]( * [G’s Choice: Gunpla]( * Honourable Mentions * Z’s Choices: [Beyblade](, [The Office]( [Team ICO]( * T’s Choices: [Ghostbusters](, [SCP](, [Final Fantasy](, [Esperanto](, [Escape Rooms](, [Speedrunners]( * G’s Choices: [Rick and Morty](, [Vampire Chronicles](, [Pro Wrestling]( * Number 1 * [Z’s Choice: Galaga]( * [T’s Choice: Star Trek]( * [G’s Choice: Breakfast Cereals]( And more! All in about thirty minutes. ## Where can I get updates? If you want to follow us on social media, we’ve got you covered: * Facebook: []( * Twitter: [@thenickscast]( And of course, we can be found where all fine podcasts are found (e.g. [Spotify](, [Apple Podcasts](, [Google Podcasts]( Oh, and here at []( ## What is Fanthropological? Every week, our podcast, Fanthropological, delivers about an hour of fandom-related "fanalysis" covering a different fandom every week and giving you hard data, history, special guests, and, of course, speculation! We cover topics spanning the gamut of anime, manga, comics, video games, comics, movies, books, television, and, in general, geek culture. ## Who are you? We are the Nickscast! Three products of late-80s / early-90s pop culture who love exploring fandom and everything geek … who also happen to have been best buddies since high school, and all happen to be named Nick. We started the Nickscast as a labour of love, and as a place to entertain and to discuss our love of fans and fandom. We want to help others learn more about different fandoms, and to create empathy with other fans. If you want to learn more about us, you can follow us on most social media @thenickscast ([Facebook](, [Twitter](, [Instagram](, see all of our projects on [](, or [email us](mailto:[email protected]). ## Credits * [ReMix: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars "Farewell, Star Guardian"]( by [Russell Cox]( from []( used under [ content policy]( * All other music and sound for this week's episode were provided by Nick Green!

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