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December 10, 2016 01:06:02
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#10 - Anglophiles

This week, we take a small jump across the pond to talk about fans of those dashing Brits: Anglophiles! Who are Anglophiles? Is it just Americans who are Anglophiles? What is the appeal? Stay tuned for a smashing good time! 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 00:08 - Theme Song 00:31 - Introduction 02:06 - Who are Anglophiles? 04:50 - Trivia 09:28 - Why are people Anglophiles? 52:03 - Fans of the week 55:17 - Spotlight: [Watchtower Restaurant KW](http://www.watchtowerrestaurant.com/) and the [Nickscast Youtube](http://youtube.com/thenickscast) 59:12 - Goodbye! 1:00:25 - Outtakes Citations ["What is an Anglophile? - ANGLOPHILES UNITED"](http://www.anglophilesunited.com/what-is-an-anglophile.html) ["Lost in the Pond: Why Are There So Many American Anglophiles? - Anglotopia.net"](http://www.anglotopia.net/anglophilia/lost-in-the-pond-why-are-there-so-many-american-anglophiles/) ["10 Reasons Why This US Dude Loves the English | The Huffington Post"](http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/norm-schriever/10-reasons-why-this-us-guy-loves-the-english_b_3737122.html) ["Why America's Anglophiles Are Missing the Point of the Royal Wedding - TIME"](http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2068118,00.html) ["Is the UK an introvert's paradise? - The Student Room"](https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1605906) ["Separated by a Common Language: accent attitudes"](https://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.ca/2011/06/accent-attitudes.html) ["Anglophilia: Anglophile Problems That We Have to Accept - Anglotopia.net"](http://www.anglotopia.net/anglophilia/anglophilia-anglophile-problems-that-we-have-to-accept/) ["Wikipedia - Anglophile"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglophile) ["Anglophones United"](http://www.anglophilesunited.com/) ["25 Signs You're an Anglophile"](https://www.buzzfeed.com/keelyflaherty/signs-youre-an-anglophile?utm_term=.plKnNk0Rn#.hf3veZQDv) ["Lost in the Pond: Why Are There so Many American Anglophiles"](http://www.anglotopia.net/anglophilia/lost-in-the-pond-why-are-there-so-many-american-anglophiles/) ["Confessions of an Anglophile"](http://landlopers.com/2011/02/09/confessions-anglophile) ["Reddit - Brits of Reddit, How Long Would an Anglophile Last in the UK"](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/3azxzm/brits_of_reddit_how_long_would_an_anglophile_last/) ["Reddit - What Do You Think of Anglophiles"](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskUK/comments/28p7r1/what_do_you_think_of_anglophiles/) ["Reddit - What Are Your Thoughts on Anglophilia and Anglophiles"](https://www.reddit.com/r/unitedkingdom/comments/4h30hq/what_are_your_thoughts_on_anglophilia_and/) ["Wikipedia - Paris Syndrome"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_syndrome) ["Anglicon 2017 ― Christmas in Whoville"](http://anglicon.com/) ["TV Tropes - Foreign Culture Fetish"](http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ForeignCultureFetish) ["Know your meme - Anglophiles"](http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/anglophile) ["Professor Elemental's "I'm British""](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkF_XpA5P48) ["Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer's "Straight Out of ...

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December 02, 2016 01:14:23
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#9 - Steampunks

Do you have your your goggles fastened? Are your firmly seated on your velocipede or dirigible? Tune in over the wireless as we talk about Steampunks! What is Steampunk (and is it over)? Who are they and what makes them... tick? Stay tuned (as we stoke the coals)! 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 00:25 - Introduction 01:10 - Who are Steampunks? What is Steampunk? 03:31 - Trivia 09:42 - Why Steampunk? 1:03:38 - Spotlight: [Soulless](http://yenpress.com/soulless/) and [Girl Genius](http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/) 1:06:17 - Goodbye! 1:07:40 - Outtakes Citations "Steampunk = Mad Scientist Inventor [invention(steam x airship or metal man/baroque stylings) x (pseudo) Victorian setting] + progressive or reactionary politics x adventure plot" -Jeff Vandermeer, The Steampunk Bible ["Steampunk - Fanlore"](http://fanlore.org/wiki/Steampunk) ["Beyond Victoriana | A Multicultural Perspective on Steampunk"](https://beyondvictoriana.com/) ["Airship Ambassador »"](http://www.airshipambassador.com/) ["What is Steampunk, and is it over?"](http://www.themarysue.com/what-is-steampunk-and-is-it-over/) ["What the hell is Steampunk?"](http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/william-higham/steampunk-what-the-hell-is-it_b_1015192.html) ["An Anthropological Perspective of the Steampunk Culture"](https://www.academia.edu/6727453/Steam_Culture_An_Anthropological_Perspective_of_the_Steampunk_Subculture) ["Steampunk: Reimagining Trash and Technology"](http://blog.castac.org/2013/08/steampunk-reimagining-trash-and-technology/) ["Does Steampunk have an ideology?"](http://drupagliassotti.com/2009/02/13/does-steampunk-have-an-ideology/) ["Does Steampunk have politics?"](http://drupagliassotti.com/2009/02/11/does-steampunk-have-politics/) ["Glue some gears on it (and call it Steampunk)"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFCuE5rHbPA) ["Wikipedia - Steampunk"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk) ["Oxford Dictionaries - Steampunk"](http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/steampunk) ["Steampunk Moves Between 2 Worlds"](http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/08/fashion/08PUNK.html) ["K.W. Jeter's Letter to Locus"](http://i.imgur.com/M7ema1o.png) ["Crafting Yesterday's Tomorrows: RetroFuturism, Steampunk, and the Problem of Making in the Twenty-First Century"](http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.2752/174967714X14111311182767) ["Steam Dream"](http://thephoenix.com//Boston/Life/61571-Steam-dream/) ["Steampunk Preppers.."](https://www.gunandgame.com/threads/steampunk-preppers.146495/) Vintage Tomorrows, Dir. Byrd McDonald (Netflix), 2015 Steampunk'd (Documentary), 2015, Game Show Network Credits Music: All music this week is courtesy of our very own, Nick G! Logo: ["Glasses"](https://thenounproject.com/term/glasses/132894) by [Anton Anuchin](https://thenounproject.com/antonwebium) used under [CC BY 3.0](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/) ["Steampunk"](https://thenounproject.com/term/steampunk/203055) by[Imangalieva Luiza](https://thenounproject.com/mangoluiza) ...

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November 25, 2016 00:56:44
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#8 - Esperantists

We take a departure from the ordinary as we get a bit more international, and talk about the "fandom" of this week: Esperantists! What is Esperanto? Are speakers of a language "fans"? What is its appeal and how did its followers come to be? Stay tuned for an educational episode! 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 (Esperanto???) 00:07 - Theme Song 00:29 - Introduction (Esperanto???) 00:56 - Introduction (English) 01:20 - Who are Esperantists? What _is_ Esperanto?! 41:30 - Fans of the week 47:16 - Spotlight: [Springboard to Languages](http://www.springboard2languages.org) 50:46 - Goodbye! 52:03 - Outtakes Citations ["The Joy of Esperanto - The Daily Beast"](http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/30/the-joy-of-esperanto.html) ["The Serious History Behind Esperanto | TIME"](http://time.com/4417809/esperanto-history-invention/) ["Esperanto: the language that never was | Prospect Magazine"](http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/the-language-that-never-was-esperanto-languages) ["The Secret Jewish History of Esperanto - Culture - Forward.com"](http://forward.com/culture/348344/the-secret-jewish-history-of-esperanto/) ["Regina home to smallest Esperanto language club in Canada - Saskatchewan - CBC News"](http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/esperanto-language-canada-smallest-club-regina-1.3557994) ["Esther Schor's Bridge of Words, reviewed."](http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2016/10/esther_schor_s_bridge_of_words_reviewed.html) ["Springboard… to Languages - an innovative introduction to language learning for KS1 and KS2"](http://www.springboard2languages.org/) ["Pasporta Servo - Wikipedia"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasporta_Servo) ["Learn Esperanto first: Tim Morley at TEDxGranta - YouTube"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gSAkUOElsg) ["paculo comments on Why learn Esperanto?"](https://www.reddit.com/r/Esperanto/comments/4ujrc4/why_learn_esperanto/d5qccpg/) ["Adventures in Esperanto - Finding Esperanto's little quirks"](https://adventuresinesperanto.wordpress.com/) ["Wikipedia - Esperanto"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto) ["The Secret Language of George Soros"](http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/216065/secret-language-of-george-soros) ["The Joy of Esperanto"](http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/30/the-joy-of-esperanto.html) ["The Hidden Perverse Effects of the Current System"](http://claudepiron.free.fr/articlesenanglais/effects.htm) ["Esperanto in China Faces Uncertain Future"](http://www.china.org.cn/china/2016-07/26/content_38959660.htm) ["Parolas Esperanton? Esperanto Language still has Appeal in Brazil"](http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article99066207.html) ["Johnson: Simple, Logical and Doomed"](http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2013/09/esperanto-0) ["Are there any esperantization movements - Reddit"](https://www.reddit.com/r/Esperanto/comments/3xx6xx/are_there_any_esperantization_movements/) ["Gufujo - Wikipedia"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gufujo) ["Oomoto - Wikipedia"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oomoto) ["Esperanto Culture - Wikipedia"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto_culture) ["Esperantido"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperantido) ["Esperanto Stack ...

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November 18, 2016 01:07:53
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#7 - Potterheads

You'd best _Accio Seat_ for this episode, as we enter the wizarding world of Harry Potter fandom and talk about Potterheads! What's it like growing up along side the object of fandom? Is Young Adult (YA) just for kids? Why do people of all ages love Harry Potter? Whether you're Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin, you won't need a Nimbus 2001 to catch this week's episode! 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 00:31 - Introduction 01:22 - Who are Potterheads? 02:10 - Trivia 21:00 - The work and the fans growing up together 36:35 - YA on the rise and Harry Potter fandom 56:16 - Fans of the week 61:58 - Spotlight: [Harry Potter Alliance](http://www.thehpalliance.org/) & [GeekyCon](http://www.geekycon.com/) 66:19 - Goodbye! Citations ["Political Scholar Studies the Harry Potter Generation"](http://www.metronews.ca/entertainment/2013/08/18/political-scholar-studies-the-harry-potter-generation.html) ["Harry Potter Did Help Shape the Political Culture of a Generation"](http://theconversation.com/harry-potter-did-help-shape-the-political-culture-of-a-generation-29513) ["The Times Plans a Children's Best-Seller List"](http://www.nytimes.com/2000/06/24/books/the-times-plans-a-children-s-best-seller-list.html) ["Warner Brothers' Bullying Ruins Field Family Xmas"](http://www.theregister.co.uk/2000/12/21/warner_brothers_bullying_ruins_field/) ["Warner Bros backs down on Harry Potter Web Site"](http://www.theregister.co.uk/2000/12/15/warner_bros_backs_down/) ["Grave of Real Life Harry Potter Killed 71 Years Ago: A Tourist Attraction for Fans"](http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333853/Grave-real-life-Harry-Potter-killed-71-years-ago-A-tourist-attraction-fans.html#ixzz4FKfqbxL3) ["AU Lily and Snape by julvett on DeviantArt"](http://julvett.deviantart.com/art/AU-Lily-and-Snape-318542315) ["Hogwarts Student Maker by Hapuriainen on DeviantArt"](http://hapuriainen.deviantart.com/art/Hogwarts-student-maker-302435099) ["How Ginny Should Have Looked by viria13 on DeviantArt"](http://burdge.deviantart.com/art/how-Ginny-should-have-looked-269991758) ["Harry Potter Chibis + Quotes by ShadowSeason on DeviantArt"](http://shadowseason.deviantart.com/art/Harry-Potter-Chibis-Quotes-243928228) ["#6 Polyjuice Potion y Picolo-kun on DeviantArt"](http://picolo-kun.deviantart.com/art/6-Polyjuice-Potion-565044947) ["Harry Potter and the Childish Adult"](http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/07/opinion/harry-potter-and-the-childish-adult.html) ["The New Powers That Be: Harry Potter, the Triumph of Fandom, and the Future of Creativity"](http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/the_next_20/2016/09/online_harry_potter_fans_transformed_what_it_means_to_love_a_story.html) ["Pottermania: Harry Potter Tourism, Where the Pilgrims are Adults and ...

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November 11, 2016 00:59:48
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#6 - Bruce Campbell Fans

If chins could kill, you'd want to watch out for fans of this week's topic: Bruce Campbell Are fans of Bruce Campbell distinct from similar fandoms (e.g. Evil Dead, Horror)? What makes them special? Does Bruce Campbell do a better job with fanalysis that we do?! Good. Bad. We're the one's with this week's episode. 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 00:06 - Theme Song 00:26 - Introduction 02:01 - Who are Bruce Campbell fans? 04:25 - Trivia 16:05 - Is Bruce Campbell fandom a thing (vs Evil Dead)? 30:02 - Does celebrity fandoms exist (through the lens of Bruce Campbell)? 36:06 - So, what is it about Bruce Campbell then?? 46:32 - Fans of the week 52:19 - Spotlight: [Anime Feminist](http://www.animefeminist.com/) 56:08 - Goodbye! 57:32 - Outtakes Citations ["'Ash vs Evil Dead' star Bruce Campbell reveals weird fan gift - Business Insider"](http://www.businessinsider.com/ash-vs-evil-dead-star-bruce-campbell-reveals-weird-fan-gift-2015-10) ["Bruce Campbell on How the Fans Brought 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' to Life"](http://variety.com/video/ash-vs-evil-dead-bruce-campbell-starz-tv-show/) ["I'm Bruce Campbell. I'm back. Ask Me Anything. : IAmA"](https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3saj8z/im_bruce_campbell_im_back_ask_me_anything/) ["Fans Call For Bruce Campbell As Mysterio In 'Spider-Man 4' - MTV"](http://www.mtv.com/news/2595331/fans-call-for-bruce-campbell-as-mysterio-in-spider-man-4/) ["LAST FAN STANDING Episode 1 FREE on CONtv - YouTube"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I2R65bUmvY) ["Fanalysis"](http://www.bruce-campbell.com/product.asp?specific=199) ["Bruce Campbell - Encyclopedia Dramatica"](https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Bruce_Campbell) ["Help Bruce Campbell fund the Last Fan Standing - Kickstarter"](https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1774323088/help-bruce-campbell-fund-the-last-fan-standing/description) ["Hail to the King: Bruce Campbell on Fandom - Kickstarter"](https://medium.com/kickstarter/hail-to-the-king-92c2e2a92a35) ["Cult hero Bruce Campbell has fun with Fan Expo - The Toronto Star"](https://www.thestar.com/amp/entertainment/2009/08/29/cult_hero_bruce_campbell_has_fun_with_fan_expo.html) ["Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless talk about Comic Con and the difference between their fans - AOL"](http://build.aol.com/video/57f5893fc7480e39fd58fca0/) ["Strong Lineup Kicks Off First Edition of Bruce ...

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November 04, 2016 01:16:58
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#5 - Moonies

Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight, never running from a real fight, they are the fans of Sailor Moon: Moonies! Why was Sailor Moon so influential in its time? Why has it endured as long as it has? And for that matter, what was it like being a fan in the 90s? In this week's episode, we fight in the name of love and justice... stay tuned! 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 00:06 - Theme Song 00:26 - Introduction 00:56 - Who are Moonies? 02:59 - Trivia (Yes, we had a lot this time!) 40:42 - Feminism, Femininity and Fandom 64:19 - Community Posts 68:20 - Spotlight: [Sailor Moon Screenshots Redraw](https://www.tumblr.com/search/sailor%20moon%20screenshot%20redraw) and [Moon Animate Make-Up!](https://www.facebook.com/moonanimate) 74:36 - Goodbye! 75:43 - Outtakes Citations [Official Sailor Moon Fan Club Finally Opening to Fans Overseas](http://otakumode.com/news/57dc92c1473fd73969f9f755/Official-Sailor-Moon-Fan-Club-Finally-Opening-to-Fans-Overseas!) [Saying No To "The Other Name" - We Want Serena!](http://www.wewantserena.com/saying-no-to-the-other-name.html) [Sailor Moon Fans Are the Best People on Earth | VICE | Canada](http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/why-sailor-moon-fans) [Male Sailor Moon fans - It Just Bugs Me!](https://itjustbugsme.com/forums/discussion/530/male-sailor-moon-fans) [Sailor Moon reboot far from magical | The Sheridan Sun](http://thesheridansun.ca/blog/2016/04/01/sailor-moon-reboot-far-from-magical/) [Sailor Moon Crystal Failures](http://sailormooncrystalfailures.tumblr.com/) [THEM Anime Reviews 4.0 - Sailor Moon](http://www.themanime.org/viewreview.php?id=405) [The Comics Journal: Essays](https://web.archive.org/web/20080531153057/http://www.tcj.com/269/e_own1.html) [How 'Sailor Moon' Fandom Became a Refuge for 90s Queer Kids | VICE | Canada](http://www.vice.com/en_ca/video/american-obsessions-sailor-moon-queer-indentity) [Sailor Moon: Fanlore](https://fanlore.org/wiki/Sailor_Moon) [What I learned about gender and power from Sailor Moon](https://bitchmedia.org/post/what-i-learned-about-gender-and-power-from-sailor-moon) [7 Authors who wrote fanfiction because its actually the best](https://www.bustle.com/articles/160939-7-authors-who-wrote-fanfiction-because-its-actually-the-best) [List of Sailor Moon Soundtracks](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sailor_Moon_soundtracks#Sailor_Moon_-_Songs_from_the_Hit_TV_Series) [What is a Moonie Code?](http://www.tuxedounmasked.com/2016/01/08/what-is-a-moonie-code/) [Ballet-fu](http://wikimoon.org/index.php?title=Ballet-fu) [Nerd Royalty #1: Linda Ballantyne on Sailor Moon & Love for ...

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