We’re looking at women in fandoms through a couple of different lenses today. First, Mariquita and Renee discuss a book that took them both completely by surprise. This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch: The Joy of Loving Something–Anything–Like your Life Depends on It by Tabitha Carvan is sort of about Benedict Cumberbatch, but it’s mostly about fandom, women’s desire, motherhood, passion, and joy. Then Renee chats with Kaitlyn Tiffany, author of Everything I Need I Get From You: How Fangirls Created the Internet As We Know It, about fandom as cultural production, subversive power, and identity discovery, particularly for girls and women in the One Direction fandom.
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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose