Slashcast

By fans of slash, for fans of slash.

The Podcasts

In this episode, Angelbabe_CJ brings us the latest in LGBT news, Emma, Katie, Roane, and Cara discuss Tumblr as a platform for fandom, and Joasakura pimps the Spartacus fandom, and the staff squee about the fandom events we're looking forward to in the next few months in the Mailbag segment.

Please note that after this episode, we'll be going on hiatus until 2014. In the meantime, you can check out the masterlist of all our episodes here. Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Episode_42.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:31am CST

This month we talk about fandom goggles and that even the kids' shows aren't safe!  Wook77 brings us our LGBT news update, DJin7 talks with tripperfunster in the Insider Interview, Kriken and ElanorofCastile talk about Stan/Kyle from South Park for Pimp My Fandom, and ElanorofCastile talks with xtinethepirate, Michelle and Tim in the Metachat on My Little Pony and more.

Direct download: Episode_41.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm CST

This month we talk about reboots and remakes.  Wook77 brings us our LGBT news update, ElanorofCastile talks with astudyinfic about Bond/Q in Skyfall for Pimp my Fandom, Kriken talks with Amand_r, Roane, and Chaeche in the Metachat, and some of the Slashcast staff chime in on the Mailbag to talk about your comments and rebooting Slashcast.

Direct download: Episode_40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20am CST

This month we talk all about romance in fanworks.  Angelbabe_CJ brings us our LGBT news update, Emma Grant talks with Diana Copland and Kryptaria in the Writer's Corner, in Pimp My Fandom Kris talks with imifos about The Hobbit (2012), Wook77 talks with tripperfunster, starduchess, and fiona_fawkes in the Metachat, and some of the Slashcast staff chime in on the mailbag to talk about your comments and their thoughts on romance fics.

Direct download: Episode_39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm CST

This month we talk about wank in fandom.  Wook77 brings us our LGBT news update, Emma Grant interviews Snacky from Fandom Wank, elanorofcastile reports on TeslaCon for Slashers on the Street, Wook77 talks with elanorofcastile, djin7 and midnitemaraud_r about wank in the Metachat, and the Slashcast staff chimes in on the mailbag to talk about your comments and squee about The Hobbit!

Direct download: Episode_38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm CST

This month we talk all about the fourth wall and fandom!  Wook77 brings us our LGBT news update, chaeche interviews Professors Rebecca Tushnet and Tisha Turk about copyright law and fanworks, in Pimp My Fandom Kris and incapricious talk about One Direction, Emma Grant reports from Sherlock Seattle for Slashers on the Street, Arie talks with slumber, affectingly and JLH in the Metachat about the future of the fourth wall, and all of the Slashcast staff chime in for the mailbag to talk about your comments and their thoughts on this month's theme.

Direct download: Episode_37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am CST

This month's episode focuses on character death. How do writers deal with this topic in fanfic, and why do they kill off the characters we love? How do we as readers and fans respond to the death of a favorite character in canon and in fanfic? Tune in to this episode for discussions about character death and the books, shows, and films that make our hearts bleed -- in a good way.

Direct download: Episode_36.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am CST

This month is our Halloween episode! Wook77 brings us our LGBT news update, our guest contributor DJ interviews speranza, Kris and Suiane talk about Teen Wolf in Pimp My Fandom, Slashers on the Street has wook77 and elanorofcastile reporting on Dragon*Con, elanorofcastile hosts the Meta Chat with Kris, xtinethepirate and tashilover on horror and fandom, and all of the Slashcast staff chime in on the mailbag to talk about your comments and their thoughts on this month's theme.

Direct download: Episode_35.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57am CST

This month we talk about old school and back to school related fandoms.  Wook77 brings us our LGBT news update, our guest contributor DJin7 hosts a metachat about old school fandom with Marcelle, Meri Oddities, Treewishes and CM Shaw. Emma Grant reports from Lubricus for Slashers on the Street, in a Metachat and Pimp My Fandom combined segment, Arie talks with eachtoeach and annakovsky about school AUs, and we wrap up with the Slashcast staff talking about your comments, their take on fandom evolution, and other topics on our theme from this month.

Direct download: Episode_34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm CST

This month we talk about video game fandoms. El Em En Oh Pee brings us our LGBT news update, Kris and Jo talk about Mass Effect in Pimp My Fandom, Wook77 interviews writer David Gaider, Emma Grant reports from Ascendio for Slasher on the Street, in the Metachat Wook77, Paul, KT, and Wai talk about LGBT inclusion/exclusion and video games, and we wrap up with some of the Slashcast staff talking about your comments and their own thoughts on this month's theme.

Direct download: Episode_33.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm CST

This month we talk about real person fic (RPF) fandoms.  Wook77 brings us our LGBT news update, Kris and Elanor of Castile talk about RPF in Pimp My Fandom, Emma Grant interviews Helens about writing RPF, Tree Wishes reports from Con.txt for Slashers on the Street, in the Metachat we have Arie, RubyTuesday and Valiant talking about RPF, and we wrap up with some of the Slashcast staff talking about your comments and their own thoughts on RPF.

Direct download: Episode_32.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm CST

This month we talk about comics and multimedia fandoms.  Wook77 brings us our LGBT news update, Kris and Gyzym talk about The Avengers in Pimp My Fandom, Wook77 shares a written report by reddwarfer from Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East for Slashers on the Street, in the Metachat we have Wook77, Jaime and Sebastian talking about comics, and we wrap up with the Slashcast staff discussing your comments and pretty much devolve into Avengers squee.

Direct download: Episode_31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm CST

This month on Slashcast we're talking about sex positivity in fandom.  Wook77 brings us our LGBT news update, Emma Grant interviews Dr Sarah Frantz from Dear Author, Kris and Ravenna C Tan talk about PWP in Pimp My Fandom, Rachel reports from Bitchin Party for Slashers on the Street, the metachat revisits the February chat with a focus on kink memes, and we wrap up with the Slashcast staff chiming in on your comments in the mailbag.

Direct download: Episode_30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am CST

This month on Slashcast we talk about crack and all its fun.  Wook77 brings us our monthly LGBT news update, Emma Grant interviews sfiddy, Kris and Wook talk about mpreg in Pimp My Fandom, Slashers on the Street has Emma reporting from the PBS Sherlock party at SXSW, Wook talks with Elanor of Castile and Ken Ichijouji in the Metachat, and all of the Slashcast staff chime in on the mailbag with responses to your comments and discussion of our guilty pleasures.

Direct download: Episode_29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm CST

This month on Slashcast we talk about things that make us crazy.  Wook77 shares our monthly LGBT news update, Emma Grant interviews Dr She Bloggo, Kris and Arie talk about Glee in Pimp My Fandom, Rachel talks with Dianne, Nick and Rose in the Metachat, and we wrap up with the Slashcast staff discussing your comments and our own thoughts on our fangirl anger.

Direct download: Episode_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02pm CST

This month on Slashcast we talk all about kink.  Wook77 brings us our monthly LGBT news update, Emma Grant interviews mijan about writing BDSM in fic, Kris and chaeche talk about True Blood in Pimp My Fandom, Slashers on the Street is brought to us by Kris reporting from Arisia in Boston, Arie is joined in the Metachat by Glee Kink Mod and thisprettywren, and all of us chime in on the mailbag segment on your comments from the last episode.

Direct download: Episode_27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04am CST

Happy 2012 everyone! This month we're talking about behind the scenes of fandom. Wook77 brings us our LGBT news update, Emma Grant interviews Laura McKeon and talks about being a beta reader, Kris and Wook talk about the video game fandom for Assassin's Creed in Pimp My Fandom, Slashers on the Street brings us memories of Lumos from 2006 with Lisa, Wook, Kris, and Emma. Wook, DJin7, and ThistleRose talk in the Metachat, and all of us from Slashcast talk about your comments from our previous episode and our fandom New Year's resolutions.

Direct download: Episode_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16am CST

This month on Slashcast we talk about the holidays in fandom.  Wook77 brings us our monthly LGBT news update, Emma Grant interviews Yuletide founder Astolat, Kris and Mlyn talk about the fandom for the movie 'The 13th Warrior' on Pimp My Fandom, Wook talks with Tracy Loo Who from Random Acts and Pinkfinity from Help_Haiti in the metachat, and all of us chime in on the mailbag segment on your comments from the last episode.

Direct download: Episode_25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm CST

This month we'll talk about TV fandoms.  Wook77 brings us our LGBT news update, then speaks with coffeejunkii for our insider interviews. Kris and casness talk about the series 'Suits' for Pimp My Fandom, affectingly and aggybird report on WinCon, Emma Grant talks with kerryblaze, CJ Marlowe and leoche in the Meta Chat, and the Slashcast staff talk about your comments on the previous episode.

Direct download: Episode_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:46am CST

This episode of Slashcast we're talking all about being multifandom. Wook77 brings another LGBT news update, Emma Grant interviews CJ Marlowe, Kris and Kaalee talk about the BBC series Sherlock in Pimp My Fandom, Wordplay and Clio give a Slashers on the Street report from DragonCon, Wook77 speaks with RubyTuesday5681 and TripperFunster in the metachat, and the Slashcast staff talk about the previous episode in the mailbag segment.

Direct download: Episode_23_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CST

This month we'll talk about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two and more.  Wook77 will share our LGBT news update, Emma Grant has an insider interview with Heidi from HPEF and Fiction Alley, Emma and Kris bring us a new segment called "Pimp My Fandom" and talk about White Collar, Wook and ElanorOfCastile report on Star Trek Las Vegas 2011 in the new segment Slashers on the Street, Kris and Arie talk with their guests Caitlyn and Rachel in the Meta Chat about Deathly Hallows Part Two and "extra canon", and everyone chimes in on the mailbag segment for introductions!

Direct download: Episode_22_final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40am CST

On this episode of slashcast, we have Phaballa with our GLBT news update  on ENDA, Emma Grant's insider interview with Jedi Rita, a meta discussion  about slashiness in Deathly Hallows, and Monalovely's fandom opinon on femmeslash.
Direct download: Slashcast_episode_21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00pm CST

This is the September episode of Slashcast. On GLBT with Phaballa discusses Larry Craig and the top 5 gay sex scandals of the past year. Emma talks with Maple Mahogany from the Harry/Ron side of fandom in the Insider Interview. We then have a meta chat with Slashcast staff musing on plotlines that didn't get wrapped up by Deathly Hallows. And we get get the five keys to writing post-DH Harry/Draco from ravenna_c_tan.
Direct download: Slashcast_episode_20_Lies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am CST

In our first episode since Deathly Hallows, please be
forewarned that there will be spoilers -- so if you haven't read the book, consider yourself warned.  Phaballa joins us with a discussion of the Presidential Forum on LGBT issues. The regular interview has been split into two parts and features live interviews with attendees at Prophecy. In the meta chat we've decided to postpone the DH discussion and instead focus on the current Livejournal mess.  Then Jedi Rita says her piece on life after Deathly Hallows.
Direct download: Slashcast_episode_19_Eye_Magic_Mix.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47am CST

In this last episode of Slashcast before the final Harry Potter book is released, Phaballa starts us off talking about Pride around the world.  In the meta discussion, some of the Slashcast staff muse on their predictions for Deathly Hallows, which is absolutely spoiler free, though not necessarily crack free.  MelusinaHP gives us her fandom opinion about Fear, Freedom, and Harry Potter Fan Fiction.  The Insider Interview wraps up the episode with a discussion of the biggest book 7 book release party in the world, with the organizers of Sectus. 
Direct download: episode18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22pm CST

Episode 17 of Slashcast begins with Phaballa reassuring us that things are getting better for GLBTQ folks.  In the Meta Chat, Char, Gina, and Penny talk about the impending end of the HP series and its impact on the fandom. Rexluscus gives her Fandom Opinion about putting yourself in your fic, and then Emma Grant interviews fanfic writer Captain Tulip.  In the Mailbag segment, Emma, Grey, and Arie respond to a comment about femmeslash and ask how you think the deaths of widely-shipped characters in Deathly Hallows might affect the fandom.
Direct download: Episode17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am CST

April brings Slashcast Episode 16, our first year anniversary.  First we have Greyandgrey with our GLBTQ news giving us a run-down on the Day of Silence.  In the Meta Discussion, Emma discusses podcasting and its influence on the HP fandom with Rachael of Snapecast, Annie of Quaffle Talk, and Robert of Spellcast.  DM_P gives us her opinion on the "End" of the HP series.  The Insider Interview with Char features Cursescar (a.k.a. Aspen).  Finally, we open up our mailbag with Char, Emma, and Phaballa.
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_16-Consider_This.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:50pm CST

This segment features the second half of the meta discussion on podcasting from episode 16, and includes material that had to be cut from the show for time.  It features me, Robert of Spellcast, Rachael of Snapecast, and Annie of Quaffle Talk talking about some of the technical issues we dealt with as we put our podcasts together.  We also talk about the future of podcasting and legal issues that may face podcasters in the future.
Direct download: Slashcast_16_Extra_PodcastingMeta_Part2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40am CST

Episode 15 of Slashcast is a condensed show: we have first our Meta Chat with Charlotte and her guests this week include livejournal users wook77, sazzlette and irrevokable then our Insider Interview with Emma Grant features pir8fancier. And wrapping up this episode is the winning entry for our Equus Tickets Giveaway titled "Draco's Howler" by dark0feenix. Rated R.
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_15__Friday_Night.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:32pm CST

This is Slashcast Episode 14 and as always we have Phaballa with our GLBT news then Charlotte with our Meta discussion. Charlotte has on this week BJ, miints and Phaballa discussing the love of the romantic fic. There's no Fandom Opinion this week so we go straight in to Emma's Insider Interview this time with LJ user owens_mom and lastly in the mailbag Charlotte Emma  and kriken wrap up this episode. Rated R.
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_14__Razor_Sharp.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:52pm CST

Slashcast is finally back from the Holiday season with Episode 13. As always Phaballa updates us on some GLBT news and Charlotte heads our meta discussion. This episode DJ, Emma, Lauren & Charlotte wrap up 2006 with a year in review. Mijan on Livejournal gives us her Fandom Opinion regarding genfic slash. Emma has on her Insider Interview gmth on LJ (aka Gina) and Charlotte, Emma and Kris wrap up the episode in the mailbag. Rated R
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_13__Le_Disko.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54pm CST

This first Saturday into the Holiday Season brings Slashcast 12. Phaballa gives us some GLBT news then our Great Ship Debate Series continues with Snupin, Snape and Lupin. Charlotte has Lydia (thetreacletart) and Anj (rosesanguina) on to discuss the pairing. Jedirita gives her Fandom Opinion then Emma continues her Henry Jenkins interview, this is part 2 of the 2 piece interview. And lastly Emma, Charlotte and Phaballa have a chat in the mailbag. Rated R
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_12__They.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:59pm CST

November 4th brings Slashcast 11 and a great episode. Phaballa updates us on GLBT news then Charlotte has kerryblaze and scarah2 on discussing "Movie Canon VS Book Canon: How the movies affect fan works". For our Fandom Opinion this week livejournal user stepps talks about not having an OTP. Ms. Emma Grant has a special Insider Interview this week with Dr. Henry Jenkins. Dr. Henry Jenkins is the Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and the Peter de Florez Professor of Humanities. His newest books include Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide and Fans, Bloggers and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture. Lastly Charlotte and Emma have a chat in the mailbag. Rated R.
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_11__We_Are_All_Animals.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01am CST

Slashcast Episode 10 starts with Phaballa with the GLBT news. Charlotte has on cursescar, djin7, miints & chaeche with our second Great Ship Debate: Snarry. Complete gives us her fandom opinion and Emma Grant has on the wonderful artist Lizardspots. Lastly Emma, Charlotte and our transcriber Kriken have a chat in the mailbag. Rated R


Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_10__Lets_Dance.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:06am CST

Slashcast Episode 9 starts off with Phaballa back from the dead! She gives us the scoop on GLBT news of interest to slashers around the world. Charlotteschoas, foreword, rosesanguina and karaz talk about OOC in our meta discussion this week. Livejournal user Lottelita gives us her Fandom Opinion regarding Ship Wars. In this Insider Interview Emma Grant talks with the ever-present Furiosity and lastly Charlotte, Emma and myself have a chat in the mailbag segment. Thanks for tuning in and enjoy the show. Rated R.
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_9__Grounds_For_Divorce.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35pm CST

Back to our normal format, Slashcast Episode 8 launches straight into our meta discussion, please note that GLBT news will be back next time. Charlotte and company (Livejournalers moony and scarah2) start off a series of discussions: "The Great Ship Debates" we'll start this one with Remus/Sirius, the puppy ship, the canon slash. Flamewarrior provided this weeks Fandom Opinion with 'Fandom, Celebrity & Power. BNFs.' Emma Grant's Insider Interview features dementordelta and lastly Charlotte, Emma and Phaballa have a chat in the mailbag segment. Thanks for tuning in and enjoy the show. Rated R.
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_8__Good_Things.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am CST

Slashcast Episode 7 is our Lumos Special! Of the 3 editors here at Slashcast only Emma Grant was able to attend but with some help from other Slashcasters we have a great show for you. Thoughout the show you'll hear clips of what we call "Fandomers on the Street": we were able to corner victims and ask them questions. Due to the quantity and, for those who attended I'm sure you can relate, the chaos we were unable to write down everyone's name who had something to say but thank yous everyone who contributed. Our Insider Interview with Emma Grant is with Bekki O who was the Head of Programming for Lumos. For our Fandom Opinion livejournal user Jedirita explains what she liked most about Lumos. And lastly our meta discussion features all guests this week: livejournal users emmagrant01, amanuensis1, kriken, and geoviki exclaim, "We went for the slash!". Thanks for tuning in and enjoy the show. Rated R
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_7_Lumos_Special__Oh_Yeah.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:17pm CST

Slashcast Episode 6 on this lovely Saturday in July starts straight in with our Meta Discussion, there's no GLBT News this show but it'll be back next time. As always Charlotteschaos leads our discussion this time on Incest, livejournal users Phaballa and Katho join her. For our Fandom Opinion Aspen (also know as cursescar on livejournal) speaks in a totally biased manner about the loyal House of Hufflepuff. Emma Grant's Insider Interview features the infamous Cassie Claire. Rounding up the show Emma, Charlotte and I talk about some feedback. Thanks for tuning in and enjoy the show. Rated R.
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_6__Even_If_You_Dont.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CST

This 5th episode of Slashcast not only removes the Fandom news segment and adds in a new one called Fandom Opinion, which will be a short editorial-type recorded essay on various fandom topics, our segments are also in a new order. First Anajali (Livejournal user Rosesanguina) takes over for Phaballa with this weeks GLBT news. Well wishes to Phaballa, feel better soon. Charlotteschaos hosts our meta discussion on "Horror: The Dark Side of Fanworks & Fandom". Guests Kye (livejournal user SonofDarkness) and Amy (the ever lovely Amanuensis1 on Livejournal) join her in the discussion. Then Emma Grant starts off our new segment, namely titled Fandom Opinion, with the question: So what is it with Wank? Fanartist Sherant is this weeks interviewee on the Insider Interview with Emma Grant. Lastly, the editors of Slashcast talk about some comments left for Episode 4 and talk a bit about the changes going on at Slashcast. Rated R.
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_5__Rebellion.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:52am CST

Slashcast Episode 4 starts with a brief Fandom and Canon news update then our meta discussion with Charlotteschaos discusses the Great Divide, the age of slashers with livejournal users katho and jcho. Phaballa then gives us an update on GLBT news of interest to slashers & this episode's Insider Interview with Emma Grant features Geoviki. To wrap it up Emma Grant, Charlotteschaos and Phaballa talk about some comments left for the last show. Rated R.
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_4__Seventeen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm CST

On May 6th, 2006 our third episode of Slashcast starts with a Fandom and Canon news update with Livejournal user astute_anomaly. Our meta discussion with Charlotteschaos discusses pairings in the Slash world. Livejournal users theregoesyamum, KerryBlaze and Foreword join Charlotte in this discussion. Phaballa then gives us an update on GLBT news of interest to slashers & this episode's Insider Interview with Emma Grant features the ever reccing, Painless_J. Lastly your editors of Slashcast discuss some of the comments left for the last episode. Rated R.
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_3__Greener.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47am CST

Slashcast: Episode 2 starts with a brief Fandom and Canon news update with Livejournal user a real phony. Our meta discussion with Charlottes chaos dives into the topic of females characters in slash and fandom. Are the vilified or marginalized? Or both? Livejournal users Furiosity, Jedirita and EmmaGrant01 join Charlotte in this discussion. Phaballa then gives us an update on GLBT news of interest to slashers & this weeks Insider Interview with Emma Grant features fan artist Glockgal. Lastly the editors talk a bit about some of the comments left for the last episode. Rated R.
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_2__Dear_Mr._Popstar.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:55am CST

Our first show features Fandom & Canon news with Jess/livejournal user astute_anomaly. Then Charlotteschaos, KerryBlaze and Sonofdarkness discuss "The Slash Fetish". Phaballa gives us an update on GLBT news of interest to slashers and our Insider Interview with Emma Grant features fanfic writer Amanuensis. Rated R.
Direct download: Slashcast_Episode_1__Lets_Misbehave_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01pm CST