Furry, Explained

Furry, Explained

The furry fandom is one of the most popular fandoms that one can be a part of. However, members often get a bad rap and, let's be honest, furries are pretty weird. But things that are weird deserve to be explained. Welcome to Furry, Explained, a show for new and old furries alike, and especially for those who are curious about the fandom. Join Finn each week for a detailed breakdown on a topic related to the furry fandom with the goal of explaining furries: one of the most unique, but misunderstood groups of people that you'll ever encounter. New episodes release every Thursday wherever you get your podcasts.

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March 16, 2023 20 min

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February 23, 2023 15 min

Here in the United States, we celebrate Black History Month, a time of remembering and celebrating the past, present, and future of the experiences of Black people in the country. In this episode, we take a step back from the usual experiences of the furry fandom as a whole and discuss the specific experience that Black furries have in this community!

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February 10, 2023 18 min

As someone who travels pretty frequently, I can sometimes forget how complicated the process of attending a furry convention. There's a lot of things to keep track of, and even if you have the basic pitfalls accounted for, there are still some unexpected struggles of attending a con that not figuring out can break an otherwise fantastic event. I've fallen victim to some of the struggles at some of the cons I've been ...

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January 26, 2023 20 min

Nick Wilde. Legoshi. Lucario. What is the one thing that ties these anthropomorphic animal characters together? Many in the fandom would describe those characters as "furry bait." On this episode, we give an official definition of furry bait, and explore if the creators of such bait do it on purpose, or if it's all in the heads of furries across the fandom.

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December 31, 2022 12 min

It's the end of 2022, which means it's also the end of this shows second year in existence! Let's take a look back at a fantastic second year of Furry, Explained!

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December 22, 2022 17 min

As 2022 comes to a close, so does Finn's second year being an active member of the furry fandom! It's been a wondrous time, but it hasn't been perfect, and there are some key things that could have gone a lot better in hindsight, things that Finn would have done differently if given a second chance. In this final episode of the year, we take a look back at those two years and unpack what changes Finn would make if he...

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December 17, 2022 17 min

Was it just me, or was 2022 a really good year movies that furries would be particularly interested in? On this episode, we try to find out why furries were treated to a lot of great films this year!

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I had the pleasure to attend Midwest FurFest 2022, the largest furry convention to ever happen. Let's talk about how it went and how it really this con in particular served as a great look into what the furry fandom is all about!

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December 1, 2022 19 min

It's no secret that there's a lot of younger members in the furry fandom. Despite the age of the fandom itself, most people that you'll find in the community will be in their mid to late teens. But what happens when you grow older? Do you grow out of being a furry, or even pushed out? On this episode, we find out if you can be too old to be a furry, and, as is all too common with this show, you might be surprised at ...

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October 27, 2022 14 min

One of the finer details about being a part of the furry fandom involves quite a lot of world building. Furries come up with complex and detailed characters or fursonas and use them to interact with them in what is essentially an entirely fan-created universe filled with anthropomorphic animals. It's no surprise then that you might think of furries just being a bunch of specialized role-players, and while that is true on the s...

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An update on the schedule and plans for the rest of the year for us on this show.
TL;DL: Three more main episodes, a lot more bonus episodes, and a fun project to look out for that should be completed soon.

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Furries, undoubtedly, have a certain love for animals that is a bit more than the average person. They go so far as to design entire personalities that encompass who they are as an anthropomorphic animal, and use that personality as their entire identity in the context of the fandom. However, they still know at the end of the day they are humans, and that their "animalistic" side of them is seperate from their person. How...

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September 29, 2022 17 min

A topic that comes up for discussion by people both in and out of the furry fandom is centered around the line that the fandom draws between how much "human" and how much "animal" should be represented in a fursona. There's a variety of different opinions and there are good reasons on both sides of that line as to why being more on one respective side is best. It's a fun topic, one we're going to ...

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September 15, 2022 15 min

One of the best parts about the concept of fursonas in the furry fandom is that everyone one of them is unique. They each have their own story to tell about their owner, and allows everyone to represent themselves as an anthropomorphic animal in their own way. But, if you look around the fandom, you might notice that some species of fursonas are seen more than others, and on this episode, we thought we'd shed some light on som...

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September 8, 2022 18 min

Furries are a very diverse fandom, but there are a few interests that are shared amongst the community at large. One of those interests is gaming; the history between furries and gamers is rich, and while they are unmistakingly different fandoms, there are many things about the two groups that are in common with one another. Part of the experience for both fandoms includes their own conventions, and Finn had a chance to experience ...

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The furry fandom is a rather unique fandom because there's not really much to compare it to. It really stands on its own as an entity, which can make it difficult to understand what it is and what it's members are in to from a quick glance. Because of this, there are a lot of misconceptions out there about this particular fandom. On this episode, we explain a few of the most common misconceptions about the furry fandom an...

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August 18, 2022 18 min

It's no secret how important art is in the furry fandom, and getting art of their fursonas is one of the most common activities members of the fandom partake in. But despite all the wonderful art that circulates in the fandom, hardly any of it gets the chance to be shown in person, and is reserved to be shared online. However, this is one particular piece of art that is specifically designed to printed out and shown in person,...

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August 11, 2022 20 min

The furry fandom tends to care about it's public perception. Members go through leaps and bonds to ensure that the community is shown in the best light, and that effort has been recently very successful. But one topic of discourse that members of the fandom still haven't settled on is a lot simpler: do too many people even know about furries in the first place? Or in other words, has the furry fandom gone mainstream? In t...

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August 4, 2022 21 min

We're back to talking about fursuits again, though not the traditional ones the fandom has come to know and love. Those are designed to be worn while standing on two feet, like we normally do as humans. But not everyone in the fandom prefers to express their view of anthropomorphism in that way. Some may like to keep all four paws on the ground, but still want to perform in a fluffy animal costume. In this episode, we explain ...

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