Welcome to Fanthropological

Episode 1 September 30, 2016 00:03:56
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Show Notes

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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