Fanthropological Finale: Fanthropological AUs (⅔)

Episode 16 October 09, 2020 00:30:44
Fanthropological Finale: Fanthropological AUs (⅔)
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As we continue wrapping up Fanthropological, we talk about several alternate universes (AUs) of topics we could have covered. Topics we would have liked to have covered * Number 5 * Z’s Choice: Haruki Murakami, or <insert niche author du jour> * T’s Choice: VTubers * G’s Choice: Folk Music * Number 4 * Z’s Choice: “Concept: Are there fandom archetypes?” * T’s Choice: Dan Harmon’s Community * G’s Choice: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure * Number 3 * Z’s Choice: Zappa * T’s Choice: Western Comics * G’s Choice: Drag * Number 2 * Z’s Choice: Cyclists * T’s Choice: Undertale * G’s Choice: Breadtube * Honorable Mention: * Z’s Choice: “Is admiration for a politician, fandom?” * T’s Choice: Archer (or possibly H. Jon Benjamin) * Number 1 * Z’s Choice: Aidyn Chronicles * T’s Choice: Classic Anime (In particular, 90s anime) * G’s Choice: Improv Comedy 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: [facebook.com/thenickscast](https://facebook.com/thenickscast) * Twitter: [@thenickscast](https://twitter.com/thenickscast) And of course, we can be found where all fine podcasts are found (e.g. [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/2IVp8MBIUyCqlKyZn79iHn), [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fanthropological/id1163621210?mt=2), [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLnBvZGlhbnQuY28vZmFudGhyb3BvbG9naWNhbC9yc3MueG1s)). Oh, and here at [fanthropological.com](https://fanthropological.com) ## 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](https://facebook.com/thenickscast), [Twitter](https://twitter.com/thenickscast), [Instagram](https://instagram.com/thenickscast)), see all of our projects on [thenickscast.com](https://thenickscast.com), or [email us](mailto:[email protected]). ## Credits * [ReMix: Final Fantasy VI "Tastes Like Victory"](https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02694) by [Leitbur](https://ocremix.org/artist/12943/leitbur) from [http://ocremix.org](http://ocremix.org) used under [ocremix.org content policy](http://ocremix.org/info/Content_Policy#If_you.27re_using_our_content_elsewhere_.28.22Terms_of_Use.22.29%E2%80%A6) * All other music and sound for this week's episode were provided by Nick Green! ([http://fragileair.bandcamp.com](http://fragileair.bandcamp.com))

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