Fansplaining is a podcast about by, for, and about fandom. It’s hosted by Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel. New episodes come out every two weeks. If you want to call us and leave a message for us to read on air, our number is 1-401-526-FANS!

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episode 129: Letting Harry Potter Go

Elizabeth and Flourish talk about J. K. Rowling’s unremitting transphobia—and how, beyond the books, they no longer want anything to do with the Harry Potter fandom.



episode 128: The K-pop Narratives

In Episode 128, “The K-pop Narratives,” Keidra Chaney returns to the podcast to discuss mainstream framings of K-pop fans and their online actions in support of Black Lives Matter. Topics covered include the flawed foundations of these narratives,...



A Note from Fansplaining

A short statement about why there's no new episode today.



episode 127: A Fan of Fandom

In Episode 127, “A Fan of Fandom,” Elizabeth and Flourish get (too?) meta answering a listener letter about the term “fan of fandom,” which Flourish had previously dismissed as “cute.” They discuss the ways different communities use the...


 2020-05-27  1h11m

episode 126: Social Media Fic

In Episode 126, “Social Media Fic,” Elizabeth and Flourish welcome Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, culture journalist and Elizabeth’s collaborator on “The Rec Center,” back to the podcast to talk about how fanfic has expanded across Twitter. Topics...


 2020-05-13  1h15m

episode 125: Con-solation

In Episode 125, Flourish and Elizabeth discuss the state of fan conventions in 2020, whether they’ve been canceled, moved online, or, in a few cases, are supposedly going forward (DragonCon, what are you doing???). What’s lost in the transition...


 2020-04-29  1h16m

episode 124: Ask Fansplaining Anything: Part 7

In Episode 124, “Ask Fansplaining Anything: Part 7,” Elizabeth and Flourish dig into a new pile of listener questions and comments. Topics covered include fan reactions when male versus female actors talk about shipping, whether spec scripts count...


 2020-04-15  1h11m

episode 123: Reread, Rewatch, Replay

In Episode 123, “Reread, Rewatch, Replay,” Elizabeth and Flourish think about that most ubiquitous of comfort activities—returning to old favorite books, shows, films, games, and fics. Topics covered include the specific pleasures of...


 2020-04-01  1h9m

episode 122: Wash Your Hands and Read Some Fic

In very self-isolated Episode 122, “Wash Your Hands and Read Some Fic,” Elizabeth and Flourish share the results of a mini-survey about people’s fiction habits in times of crisis—the personal, the global, and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Are...


 2020-03-18  1h6m

episode 121: The Money Question 2: The Appening

In Episode 121, Flourish and Elizabeth revisit the themes of in the wake of the recent brouhaha about apps like Fanfic Pocket Archive Library. They talk to fanfic author and copyright law professor Earlgreytea68 about “the AO3 App Wars,” digging...


 2020-03-04  1h25m