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Beyblade - A New Spin on an Old Top

In the early 2000s a new contender in the “collect-’em-up to beat-’em-up” genre emerged. But instead of cards or monsters, this show was all about battle tops called Beyblades. Just like those other shows, though, the tops featured in the show could be bought, built, and battled by real life flesh and blood fans and a quiet phenomenon was born. Listen along as we try to suss out the path that phenomenon took to knock fans hearts and minds out of the stadium that is the everyday world.

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RWBY - Questionably Animated Authorial Intent

What is it about this American (?)… anime (???) that people love (to hate)?

Star Wars - It's Been a Minute

Alex Robinson from Star Wars Minute joins us to explain the who and the why of Star Wars fandom.

Transformers - Trukk not Munky and other things Ruined Forever

Transform and roll out? More like transform and rollback… our bad and outdated opinions.

The X-Files - When the Internet Wanted to Believe

Ever since our sister went missing, we just can’t go back to other fandoms...not until we find out what’s really happening with X-Files fans.

Power Rangers - Yo evil. I'm a Power Ranger. BIZAM!

Over thirty years of retro lo-fi special effects through our patented nostalgia filter.

Minisode: A Premonition

We take a departure from our regular format to explore a bold, familiar new world.

Minisode: 20+ Years of Conventions with Sid

Where did the time go? Time well spent, I assure you.

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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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