Fansplaining: Alternate Universes

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Episode Title: Fansplaining: Alternate Universes
Length: 1:16:09
Featured: Morgan Leigh Davies of Overinvested
Date: April 18, 2018
Focus: Alternate Universe fic
Fandom: Panfandom
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Fansplaining: Alternate Universes is an episode of the podcast Fansplaining by Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel.

For others in the series, see Fansplaining.


In Episode 72, “Alternate Universes,” Elizabeth and Flourish are joined by Morgan Leigh Davies, co-host of the “Overinvested” podcast, to discuss alternate universe fanfiction. Topics covered include the relationship between canon and fanon, the “any two guys” trope, how AUs can raise or lower stakes, and the true nature of teens.

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