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'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