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 Tuesday wherever you get your podcasts.

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May 17, 2022 25 min

One of the more common themes that tends to come up on this regards the fact that being a furry can be expensive! And there's few better examples of the cost of being a member of the fandom than furry conventions. For a lot of members, this is one of if not the most expensive thing they participate in while being a furry, but it's not uncommon for furs to look at their bank statement after attending one and wonder "wher...

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One of the most fun things that furries do is create and design their fursonas! Not only is it just an amusing challenge, it's also an important one, as the fursona that one has in the fandom acts as their identity as a furry, and therefore is how everyone else in the fandom preceives of them! Because of this, it can be worth taking some time ensuring that the design of a fursona is done with some care. So on this episode, we e...

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May 3, 2022 19 min

It should be no surprise that I talk to a lot of people about the furry fandom. But one of the questions I get the most frequently regards fursuits and more specifically, why the cost so much! It's a question that I've answered very generically in the past, but upon further review, the answer is a lot more complicated than it may seem. And this show likes complicated, so on this episode, we explain the various reasons why f...

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April 26, 2022 22 min

It's hard to dispute the idea that the furry fandom needs the internet; it wouldn't be where it is today without it! But, in the grand scheme of things, the internet hasn't been around for that long, and we as a society are still working out collective rules on how we want to act and communicate whilst on it. The furry fandom is no different in this endeavor, and while it too continues to adjust as time goes on, there a...

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April 19, 2022 23 min

One of the most common questions that furries find themselves answering is what got them to be a furry in the first place. And for good reason; almost everyone has a unique story of how they made their way to this rather weird community. We've discussed before on this show about why one may want to join, but how one ends up joining can be equally as interesting. On this episode, we explain the different ways how someone goes fr...

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April 5, 2022 26 min

Our quest to uncover the secrets of furry fandom original species is finally coming to a close, and what better way to end than with one of the most popular original species out there! Yes, we saved explaining the Protogen for last, not because they are the "best" original species, but one that best encompasses everything that we have looked at that makes original species in the furry fandom so special.

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March 29, 2022 22 min

Our journey looking at furry fandom original species continues, and things get a little interesting this time around. The Wickerbeast is another fantastic example of the creativity this fandom can provide, but today we focus no so much on the species itself, but the community surrounding it, and how in many ways, calling them the Wickerbeast community isn't the most apt description after all...

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March 22, 2022 27 min

As we continue our journey looking at furry fandom original species, we find ourselves explaining one that has a lot of information on it. And there is a lot, so much so that it can be hard to find just one thing that makes the Sergal so special. So we spare no expense, and spend nearly a half an hour talking about what makes the Sergal so out-of-this-world! Stupid pun, I know...

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March 15, 2022 23 min

We set the bar pretty high by starting our investigation of fandom original species with the Dutch Angel Dragon. But there are some species in the fandom that may not be as well known, but can fill a particular, important niche that no other animal in the fandom has had the opportunity to do so. And that's what makes the Manokit not only a great furry fandom original species, but a great example of how the fandom finds ways to ...

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Now that we know what an original species is in the furry fandom, now it's time to take a look at some examples and explain their key importance in the fandom! And what better way to start off by looking at Dutch Angel Dragons, one of the most iconic original species throughout the furry fandom?

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    When choosing a species for a fursona or character, the vast array of real and fictional animals just doesn't suffice for many furries. To solve this, some furries make their own fictional creatures, and allow other members of the furry fandom to use them for their creations as well! On this episode of Furry Explained, we start a new series on furry fandom original species! We'll be taking a deep dive into five species exam...

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    February 22, 2022 18 min

    Part of the reason why the furry fandom has been around for so long is that it's traditions have evolved and adapted with the times. However, like a lot of traditions, that's hasn't been without some pushback, and the dissolving of some furry traditions have been met with some pushback as the fandom continues to grow. On this episode, we explain one of the more well-known traditions that is starting to fall out of favor...

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    February 15, 2022 21 min
    Along with all the art and fursuits and cute anthropomorphic animals, one of the biggest draws the furry fandom has is the opportunity it provides to cultivate relationships! And that is not just reserved for meeting significant other;  the fandom allows for all types of relationships to originate and grow stronger overtime. In fact, for many furries, most if not all of their interpersonal relationships come from other furry fandom...
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    February 8, 2022 21 min

    Attending a furry convention can be one of the most fun activates one can do as a furry! These large gatherings of members of the furry fandom are seemingly filled with parties, dancing, and hanging out with friends. But despite what they may seem at face value, the most common activity that occurs at cons aren't parties or dances. They are actually based in education, where furries present to other furries about things regardi...

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    February 1, 2022 20 min

    There are many things that furries can have to externally express their connection to their fursona. But typically, these fursona artifacts are large and all-encompassing like a fursuit, or something small and easily discarded, like stickers. But there is a middle ground, and is something that many fursuiters carry around with them to augment their performance as their fursona. On this episode, we explain what these middle-ground o...

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    January 25, 2022 29 min

    To most furries, being a part of the fandom is simply a hobby they do for fun. But, with all the money that gets thrown around in this fandom, it's not hard to find something that a majority of members of the fandom need, and provide that for them... for a price. Unsurprisingly, this works, and there are a lot of furries out there that make their side hustle or primary job providing goods and services for the furry fandom. Whic...

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    December 28, 2021 18 min

    Let's take a look back at an incredible first year of Furry, Explained!

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    Thank you for checking out the show and an amazing first year! iTunes/Apple Podcast listeners: make sure to leave a rating and review! Stay wild!

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    December 14, 2021 22 min

    Well, after 39 previous episodes of explaining the what, now it's time to explain the why. On this episode, our host finally gives an answer to the question that tens of people have been asking: why did Finn join the furry fandom? A slightly simple, pretty predictable, but wonderfully wholesome end to an incredible first year of this shows existence!

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    You knew this episode was coming eventually, but after a year or explaining some of the ins and outs, it's time to make our case to you as to why you should join the furry fandom! But there's a catch! You shouldn't join right this second, in fact waiting until next year to join might be a lot better off for those still considering whether or not to join the furry fandom. On this episode, we explain the reasoning why 202...

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    It's no secret that furry conventions are one of the ultimate ways to enjoy the furry fandom. In fact they are so impactful, we really don't want them to end. But they do eventually end, and that crash from the high of being with immersed in the fandom can be tough to handle, so much so that it's identifiable by name. On this episode, we explain what post-con depression is, why it happens after furry conventions, and wa...

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