|Created by:||Elizabeth Minkel and Flourish Klink|
|External Links:||Fansplaining — About, Archived version|
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The first podcast was July 2015.
Each episode includes fannish commentary by Minkel and Klink, an interview with one or more fans, and occasional responses to questions fans have asked.
Each episode includes a written transcript and show notes.
Fansplaining is a podcast about fandom: not a fandom, but fandom and fan culture in general. How are fans making an impact on pop culture? On industry? How has fandom changed over the years? And what truly is the best fanvid ever? Fansplaining features fan, academic, and entertainment industry guests, and it’s hosted by Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel. New episodes come out every two weeks. 
The podcast grew out of a panel at San Diego Comic-Con in 2015. Flourish and I had never met but we wound up on the same (too-large) panel of people who straddled the intersection between creators and fans. Our go-to line is that everyone on the panel was having a different conversation—but Flourish and I were having the same one. Afterwards she approached me about starting a podcast; I laughed and said sure, why not, assuming this was the sort of throwaway suggestion you make at a party. But Flourish was not kidding: a few days after we flew back from San Diego, we were having a long and very business-like call where we were setting up the whole thing.
- Fansplaining: Why Wasn't I Consulted?!, Episode 1
- Fansplaining: GeekyCon and Meredith Levine, Episode 2
- Fansplaining: What's the Deal with Wattpad?, Episode 3
- Fansplaining: Buncha Lawyers, Episode 4
- Fansplaining: SuperWiki!, Episode 5
- Fansplaining: The Meme Librarian, Episode 6
- Fansplaining: The Dark Fantastic, Episode 7
- Fansplaining: One True Fandom, Episode 8
- Fansplaining: The Will It Waffle Radio Hour, Episode 9
- Fansplaining: Fangirling Through Time, Episode 10
- Fansplaining: Muggles v No-Maj, Episode 11
- Fansplaining: The Year in Fandom 2015, Episode 12
- Fansplaining: Destination: Stats!, Episode 13
- Fansplaining: Death and the Fangirl, Episode 14
- Fansplaining: ~fanspeak, Episode 15
- Fansplaining: Larry is Real, Episode 16
- Fansplaining: The Powers That Be, Episode 17
- A Conversation with Clay Liford, Episode 18
- Fansplaining: Cataloging Fandom, Episode 19
- Fansplaining: Inside Baseball, Episode #20
- Fansplaining: Trash Ships and Fandom IRL, Episode 21
- Fansplaining: Race and Fandom Part 1 and 2, Episode 22A, Episode 22B
- Fansplaining: The Fourth Wall, Episode 23
- Fansplaining: Kfan: Trapped in His Own Game, Episode 24
- Fansplaining: Lawsuit at Axanar, Episode 25
- Fansplaining: Consplaining, Episode 26
- Fansplaining: Fanart Insights, Episode 27
- Fansplaining: Happy Anniversary #1, Episode 28
- Fansplaining: Shipping and Activism, Episode 29
- Fansplaining: Games and Fandom, Episode 30
- Fansplaining: Get Recced, Episode 31
- Fansplaining: Nerds For Her, Episode 32
- Fansplaining: A Hundred Thousand Worlds, Episode 33
- Fansplaining: Five Tropes Fanfic Readers Love (And One They Hate), Episode 34
- Fansplaining: No Escape, Episode 35
- Fansplaining: There’s No Place Like Home, Episode 36
- Fansplaining: Queer YA and Beyond, Episode 37
- Fansplaining: The Year In Fandom 2016, Episode 38
- Fansplaining: Fansplaining!!! On Ice, Episode 39
- Fansplaining: Axanar (Lawsuit Intensifies), Episode 40
- Fansplaining: Fandom Trumps Hate, Episode 41
- Fansplaining: Fresh Out Of Tokens, Episode 42
- Fansplaining: A Fangirl Goes To Hollywood, Episode 43
- Fansplaining: Mary Sue, Episode 44
- Fansplaining: Tall Princess, Episode 45
- Fansplaining: Defining Fanfiction: The Survey, Episode 46
- Fansplaining: Grace and the Fever, Episode 47
- Fansplaining: Con or Bust, Episode 48
- Fansplaining: Defining Fanfiction: The Results, Episode 49
- Fansplaining: Bookcon(s), Episode 50
- Fansplaining: Desi Geek Girls, Episode 51
- Fansplaining: Fanfic v FANtasies, Episode 52
- Fansplaining: Stealth Fandom, Episode 53
- Fansplaining: Is This Real Life? Is This Just ARG?, Episode 54
- Fansplaining: Happy Anniversary #2, Episode 55
- Fansplaining: Ships and Showrunners, Episode 56
- Fansplaining: Nerf Herder, Episode 57
- Fansplaining: Flourish Attends A Concert, Or, Elizabeth Agrees To Talk About Harry Styles For Half An Hour, Episode 58
- Fansplaining: Fandom Histories, Episode 59
- Fansplaining: Orlando Jones, Episode 60
- Fansplaining: Episodic, Episode 61
- Fansplaining: Adrian Hon, Episode 62
- Fansplaining: Fanworks and Counterfeits, Episode 63
- Fansplaining: The Year in Fandom 2017, Episode 64
- Fansplaining: Fandom and Capitalism, Episode 65
- Fansplaining: The Humanizing Turn, Episode 66
- Fansplaining: Stephanie Burt: Part 1, Episode 67
- Fansplaining: Stephanie Burt: Part 2, Episode 68
- Fansplaining: Fan Tourism, Episode 69
- Fansplaining: "Our Most Passionate Fans", Episode 70
- Fansplaining: Lori Morimoto, Episode 71
- Fansplaining: Alternate Universes, Episode 72
- Fansplaining: Ship It, Episode 73
- Fansplaining: Ask Fansplaining Anything: Part 1, Episode 74
- Fansplaining: Bad Fans, Episode 75
- Fansplaining: Camp Austen, Episode 76
- Fansplaining: The Truth About Toxic Fandom, Episode 77
- Fansplaining: The Fan Studies Network, Episode 78
- Fansplaining: Who Is Comic-Con For?, Episode 79
- Fansplaining: Real Person Fiction, Episode 80
- Fansplaining: Happy Anniversary #3, Episode 81
- Fansplaining: Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Episode 82
- Fansplaining: Ask Fansplaining Anything: Part 2, Episode 83
- Fansplaining: Purity Culture, Episode 84
- Fansplaining: Age and Fandom, Episode 85
- Fansplaining: The Money Question, Episode 86
- Fansplaining: What We Discourse About When We Discourse About the Discourse, Episode 87
- Fansplaining: Kenyatta Cheese, Episode 88
Periodic special episodes are made available for Patreon subscribers only.
- Fansplaining Special Episode 1: "Harry Potter and the Curse of the Neverending Canon"
- Fansplaining Special Episode 2: "Primary Colors"
- Fansplaining Special Episode 3: "Fanfiction Book Club #1"
- Fansplaining Special Episode 4: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
- Fansplaining Special Episode 5 "Brooklyn 99"
- Fansplaining Special Episode 6: "The Good Place"
- Fansplaining Special Episode 7: "The Serial Numbers"
- Fansplaining Special Episode 8: "The Lurker"
- Fansplaining Special Episode 9: "No Edith, No Peace"
Reactions and Reviews
An Informative Delight: by Alcloxa -- Elizabeth and Flourish grapple with the nature of fandom culture. No easy task since it represents the passions of millions of people in arts, sports, and media. The approach it with humor, zest, and their own keep observations. The guests are engaging and insightful.
Great Podcast Discussing Diverse Fandoms: by mlfh23 -- I found the Fansplaining podcast a few weeks ago through their joint show with SRSLY, and I’ve been listening to all the back episodes in my spare time. It’s definitely one of my new favorites. Flourish and Elizabeth are both smart and savvy podcasters who have consistently interesting things to say about fandom at large. I love the way they talk broadly about fan issues without making you feel left out if you aren’t a part of a particular fandom.
Thoughtful and fun: by Tegansblueworld -- This is my favorite fan culture podcast. They dig into some interesting issues. 
Its hosts Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel get so much right with this podcast. It is, as they note in this interview, not the place you go to get fan theories about Game of Thrones, not that there's anything wrong with that. They are doing what fans call Meta, asking big questions about how fandom works, who gets included or excluded from fandom, how fans intersect with the industry or journalism, why fans do what they do -- in other words, it is about fandom culture and its practices, not about the shows fans love. They may have Orlando Jones as a guest one week and an academic studying race and fandom the next. They work hard to insure a diverse and inclusive representation of fandom, week by week, and in the process, they often help me to discover new and emerging perspectives in the field who had not crossed my radar in any other way. I do not know how they do it -- stay some far ahead on the trends and consistently call attention to new voices and new ideas. They often allow room for graduate students and junior scholars who are not yet being heard elsewhere, and in the process, they are helping to define the next generation of researchers in this space. 
- Fansplaining — About, Archived version
- The Multiplicity and Diversity of Fandom: An Interview with Fansplaining's Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel (2017)
- comment by Henry Jenkins in his intro to The Multiplicity and Diversity of Fandom: An Interview with Fansplaining's Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel (2017)