Popaganda Episode: Fandom


Fandom is a powerful cultural force. It can bind together communities, drive the pop culture economy, and revive TV shows from the dead. This episode explores four ways fandom shapes identity, including a look at the Notorious RBG phenomena, a bold exploration of queer fanfiction, a discussion on video game fans, and a conversation with CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry.







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• Check out the Notorious RBG book right here.

• Watch all of Latoya's Peterson documentary series about video games at Fusion.

• Read the original 2003 article about queer fanfiction in the Bitch archives

• And, of course, you can find CHVRCHES' newest album on their site

• Ruth Bader Ginsburg tribute songs heard in this episode can be watched in their full glory on the YouTube pages of Jonathan Mann and Notorious RBG. The amazing RBG tattoo photo included here is from the Instagram of tattoo artist @nikkiballs

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Cheryl Green of Storyminders will transcribe this episode. We're proud to make Popaganda accessible to people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing.

by Sarah Mirk
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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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