BONUS | Why Lamp? An Exploration on the Power of Fandom

With fandom, turns out it’s just the same shit, different century. Join August for a special episode with guest host, artist, and scholar Valerie Gritsch where we discuss on the power of fandom! We’ll dive into the origins of modern fan communities (thanks Star Trek), how fandom spaces have become sacred to the many who inhabit them, and what it’s like as we try and ascend to an era with more inclusivity and the death of cringe.

SPOILER ALERT: This episode briefly discusses elements of the series finale of Supernatural.

CONTENT WARNING: Discussions on disability, mental health, and suicide.

EPISODE NOTE: This episode was recorded prior to August, our main host’s, name change. Please pardon any in episode usage of their former name.

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