FanDummies - Fandom and Pop Culture Podcast

FanDummies - Fandom and Pop Culture Podcast

Weekly podcast discussing our favorite current fandoms and Pop Culture. Listen for TV, movies, streaming content, games, and more! The FanDummies Podcast features Greg, Erin, and Jessica. If you like Star Trek, Stranger Things, Supernatural, Marvel, DC, Science Fiction, and Fantasy then this podcast is for you. ... Show More

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Who is The Mandalorian? WHAT is A Mandalorian? In this episode, we dive into the rich history of the Mandalorians and discover what makes this show on Disney+ so interesting. Spoilers for the first two episodes! 

00:00:59 DC's Titans renewed for Season 3
00:01:14 DC's animated Harley Quinn show will debut Nov. 29th: http://bit.ly/2CX8nGl
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November 13, 2019 34 min

Comic spoiler alert! Jay Garrick? Barry Allen? Wally West? They're all here! This episode of FanDummies will help navigate The Flash comic universe (multi-verse?) from the Golden Age to Rebirth. Also Greg surprises Jessica with a very special Facebook group.

00:00:52 What We're Watching, Reading, etc.

Erin and Greg Watching:
Silicon Valley
The Walking Dead

Jessica Playing:
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November 10, 2019 30 min

This week is all about the Fastest Man Alive! In this episode, we discuss the CW’s The Flash, how it fits into the Arrowverse, and what we like about the show. Stay tuned for our next episode, in which we’ll dive into The Flash comics.

00:01:20 Arrow's series finale will be Tuesday, Jan 28th
00:01:32 Supernatural's final episodes will be on Mondays from March 16th to May 18th
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November 6, 2019 39 min

Comic spoiler alert! Do you know the origins of Supergirl? Who is Linda Lee? What the heck is Midvale high school? Supergirl dies? This episode of FanDummies will help navigate the Supergirl comic universe from the Silver Age to Rebirth. Put on your big person cape, it’s Supergirl mania on FanDummies.

00:00:57 What We're Watching, Reading, Etc.
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November 3, 2019 27 min

This week is all about the Girl of Steel! In this episode, we discuss the CW's Supergirl, how it fits into the Arrowverse, and what we like about the show. Stay tuned for our next episode, in which we'll dive into the Supergirl comics.

00:00:40 CW announces Superman and Lois spinoff starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch
00:00:50 Another Life starring Katee Sackhoff gets a season 2
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October 30, 2019 25 min

Last episode we talked about My Hero Academia and realized there is a lot more accessible anime out there. In this episode, we discuss and recommend anime we like more than My Hero Academia!

00:02:37 Knights of Sidonia
00:05:28 Kuromukuro
00:06:12 Dragon Pilot
00:06:59 Fruits Basket
00:12:49 Sword Art Online
00:19:05 The Devil Is A Part-Timer
00:20:18 Blue Exorcist
00:20:44 Pokemon Read more

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In this episode we discuss My Hero Academia with best-selling Sci Fi author J.N. Chaney! We talk about how we each got into My Hero Academia, a little bit about other anime, and about J.N. Chaney's Sci Fi books.

00:01:14 J.N. Chaney Joins Us
00:02:26 My Hero Academia
00:03:33 How We Each Got Into My Hero Academia
00:09:41 Anime becomes more accessible with Funimation and Netflix
00:12:47 My Her... Read more

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October 25, 2019 23 min

Trick or Treat! In this special episode, we discuss our favorite Halloween episode or movie! We also discuss our Halloween plans and our favorite Halloween Candy.

00:01:27 Happy Halloween!
00:03:42 Greg's Pick
00:07:56 Greg's Honorable Mention
00:08:48 Erin's Pick
00:12:33 Erin's Honorable Mention
00:14:22 Jessica's Pick
00:17:58 Jessica's Honorable Mention
00... Read more

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October 23, 2019 28 min

As Sam and Dean approach their final battle, we find ourselves looking back on all the good times we had with the show. In this episode we talk about our three favorite Supernatural episodes! Did yours make our list? Listen to find out!

00:00:30 What we're watching and reading
00:04:00 Jessica's #3
00:06:25 Greg's #3
00:09:16 Erin's #3
00:13:14 Jessica's #2
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Supernatural FanExpert, psychologist, and author Dr. Lynn Zubernis joins us as we talk about the fandom of Supernatural! We discuss how the show has changed over the years, how fandom helps people deal with depression, anxiety, and shyness, and just how awesome the cast is. Get Lynn's latest book, Family Don't End With Blood, here: https://amzn.to/2N1hvOP and you can ... Read more

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In part two of Walking Dead week, we discuss Fear the Walking Dead, the upcoming Rick Grimes movies, and the new spinoff.

00:01:20 Fear the Walking Dead Seasons 1-5 Recap (spoilers!)
00:27:31 Rick Grimes movies starring Andrew Lincoln
00:31:42 Rumors of a Negan movie starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan
00:33:28 The Walking Dead spinoff, tentatively titled We Are the Endlings

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October 14, 2019 56 min

It's Walking Dead week! Here is part one of our two part Walking Dead series. In this episode we discuss the original Walking Dead show and how it relates to the comics. Stay tuned for part two on Thursday in which we will discuss the rest of the Walking Dead universe including Fear the Walking Dead, the Rick Grimes movies, and the new spinoff.

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October 6, 2019 39 min

It's Phoenix week! In episode 13, we discuss X-Men: Dark Phoenix starring Sophie Turner and the new Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix.

00:00:43 Suzanne Collins announces The Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, at NYCC
00:02:24 Christian Kane cast in Supernatural's final season
00:03:02 Osric Chau returns as Kevin Tran for Supernatural's final season
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September 29, 2019 53 min

The Good Place is back! Everything is fine. In episode 12, we discuss The Good Place up to and including the Season 4 premiere which aired last week. We also discuss how well Men in Black International fits into the Men in Black franchise.

00:00:52 Jared Padalecki cast in Walker Texas Ranger remake
00:02:21 Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, and Laura Dern return for Jurassic World 3
00:02:50 Ghost Rider series starr... Read more

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September 23, 2019 70 min

We had a fun night at the theater watching Brad Pitt and Sylvester Stallone star in two movies that couldn't be more different: Ad Astra and Rambo: Last Blood.

00:00:26 NBC Peacock will revive Battlestar Galactica, Saved By the Bell, Punky Brewster, and maybe The Office
00:09:10 HBO Max acquires the rights to stream The Big Bang Theory
00:11:35 Netflix acquires the rights to stream Seinfeld
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September 15, 2019 68 min

Fasten your capes and stretch out your wings! This week we talk about Carnival Row on Amazon Prime Video and DC Universe's Titans.

00:01:02 Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock short film
00:02:25 Cast announced for Stephen King's The Stand
00:03:26 It Chapter Two is a hit, but you couldn't pay Jessica to go see it
00:04:53 J.J. Abrams makes huge deal with Warner Media
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The Dark Crystal fandom has been around since the movie was released in the 80s. Netflix takes us back to Thra in the new series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. This week we talk all things Dark Crystal.

00:01:06 The Good Place releases season 4 first look
00:02:52 Goran Visnjic and Claudia Doumit join The Boys season 2
00:03:50 Kit Harington joins The Eternals as the Black Knight
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September 1, 2019 65 min

Grab your Walkman and your fanny pack! Episode 8 is all about our favorite 80s movies! Greg's is a sci-fi classic, Jess' is one of the most quotable movies of all time, and Erin's reminds us we just gotta have fun once in a while.

00:00:31 Joker Trailer
00:01:37 Terminator: Dark Fate Trailer
00:03:22 The Flash movie has a new director: Andy Muschietti
00:04:26 The CW's Flash, Arrow, and ... Read more

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August 25, 2019 66 min

The D23 Expo overloads us with Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars news! Plus we talk about DC Universe’s Doom Patrol and Batman: Hush.

00:00:54 He-Man revival from Kevin Smith
00:03:07 The Matrix 4 is a GO!
00:05:32 Sony and Marvel split
00:07:52 D23 Expo announcements including Disney Plus, Star Wars, and Marvel
00:29:54 Doom Patrol
00:47:55 Batman: Hush

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August 18, 2019 53 min

In this episode, we talk Detective Pikachu and all three Stranger Things seasons. Episode six is hosted by Jessica. Fandom news at the beginning of every episode.

00:00:24 Ghost Rider, Howard the Duck
00:01:46 Cloak and Dagger, Runaways
00:03:07 Disney, ESPN
00:04:37 Legion, Elementary
00:06:16 The Crown
00:08:06 Ginny and Georgia, Gilmore Girls
00:09:25 CBS, Viacom, Star Trek
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