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!

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h7m. Bisher sind 166 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 21 hours 51 minutes


Episode 163: Freya Marske

In episode 163, Flourish and Elizabeth talk to novelist and Be the Serpent co-host Freya Marske upon the publication of A Marvellous Light, the first novel in her historical fantasy romance trilogy “The Last Binding.” As they discuss tropes,...



Episode 162: Ways of Seeing

In episode 162, “Ways of Seeing,” Flourish and Elizabeth dig into their recent respective fannish experiences—and how those experiences differ from the way they’ve “done fandom” in the past. Flourish considers whether their masked...



Episode 161: Brent Lambert

In Episode 161, Elizabeth and Flourish talk to writer and editor Brent Lambert about his work with FIYAH, a literary magazine of Black speculative fiction. Topics discussed include Brent’s formative experiences with collaborative fanfic writing, his...


 2021-11-03  1h3m

Episode 160: The Original Character

In Episode 160, “The Original Character,” Flourish and Elizabeth discuss the ways that fans create their own characters in their favorite story-worlds—especially when those characters are some version of themselves. Topics discussed include the...


 2021-10-20  1h4m

Episode 159: Gwenda Bond

In Episode 159, “Gwenda Bond,” Flourish and Elizabeth interview Gwenda Bond, author of many novels, including Lois Lane: Fallout, Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds, and (just released!) Not Your Average Hot Guy. Topics covered include  the...


 2021-10-06  58m

Episode 158: Ask Fansplaining Anything: Part 11

In Episode 158, “Ask Fansplaining Anything: Part 11,” Elizabeth and Flourish read and respond to a new batch of listener questions. Topics covered include the primacy of shipping in fanfic culture, the ethics of pirating Chinese novels, how to...


 2021-09-22  1h15m

Episode 157: Nichole Perkins

In Episode 157, Flourish and Elizabeth interview Nichole Perkins, host of the podcasts This Is Good For You and Thirst Aid Kit and author of her recently released memoir, Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be. Topics discussed include her history...


 2021-09-08  1h2m

Episode 156: The Exit Interview

In Episode 156, “The Exit Interview,” Fansplaining marks the end of Flourish’s time in the entertainment industry (!) with a conversation about what they’ve observed over thirteen years working on fan-related projects in Hollywood. Topics...


 2021-08-25  1h9m

Episode 155: Happy Anniversary #6

Flourish and Elizabeth celebrate their sixth anniversary in the traditional fashion: inviting back guests from the past year to talk about changes they’ve observed in fandom, from the global to the personal. Topics covered include the uncertain...


 2021-08-11  1h14m

Episode 154: Fans are Discussing…

In Episode 154, “Fans are Discussing…” Elizabeth and Flourish...discuss (heh) the way Twitter’s trending topics reflect—and fail to reflect—what fans are actually talking about. The conversation touches on the platform’s editorial...


 2021-07-28  1h7m