Slashcast

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Podcast
Title: Slashcast
Created by: Emma Grant and charlotteschaos?
Date(s): 2006-2007, 2011-2013?
Focus: slash news, commentary, interviews
Fandom: Harry Potter, multifandom
External Links: LiveJournal community
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Slashcast originated as a news podcast for the Harry Potter slash community. Episodes consisted of hour-long audio files featuring fandom news, LGBT news, fandom commentary, and interviews with fans.

According to the LiveJournal community info page, the staff included Emma Grant, charlotteschaos, complete, padys, phaballa, greyandgrey, blonde_cecile, kriken, el_em_en_oh_pee, incunabulist, and karaz.

21 episodes were produced and distributed with the first incarnation of Slashcast, all on the topic of Harry Potter. The podcast was on hiatus from November 2007 until September 2011.

In August 2011, Emma Grant announced that Slashcast would resume production shortly, this time as a multifandom podcast.[1] In September 2011, the podcast returned. Episodes consist of hour-and-a-half-long audio files featuring LGBT news, interviews with fans, convention reports, fandom commentary and discussion, and the "pimping" of new and small fandoms and pairings.

According to the Livejournal community info page, the staff of the revamped Slashcast includes Emma Grant, elanorofcastile, burnfor, el_em_en_oh_pee, kriken, and wook77.

New episodes were released early every month.

The episodes are on iTunes: Slashcast.

The podcast appears to have gone on indefinite hiatus in August 2013.

Interviews

Slashcast conducted many interviews with fans. There are twenty-three interviews with fans (one with a fan who is in character as Dolores Umbridge), two interviews with professional creators, and one interview with an acafan. See: Slashcast Insider Interview Series

For a 2016 interview with the creators of "Slashcast," see Focusing on the Fannish -- The Three Patch Podcast.

Other Works

Episodes

Sat, 3 August 2013 = Slashcast 42: Tumblr and the New Direction of Fandom

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!

Tue, 23 April 2013 - Episode 41: Fandom Goggles

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.

Tue, 12 March 2013 - Episode 40: Reboots

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.

Sun, 10 February 2013 - Episode 39: Romance

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.

Wed, 2 January 2013 - Episode 38: Wank, wank, wank!

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!

Sat, 1 December 2012 - Episode 37: Breaking the Fourth Wall

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.

Fri, 2 November 2012 - Episode 36: The Day of the Dead

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.

Tue, 2 October 2012 -Episode 35: The Halloween Episode

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.

Tue, 11 September 2012 - Episode 34: Old School and Back To School Fandoms

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.

Sun, 5 August 2012 - Episode 33: Video Game Fandoms

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.

Sun, 1 July 2012 - Episode 32: RPF Fandoms

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.

Fri, 1 June 2012 - Episode 31: Multimedia Fandoms

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.

Tue, 1 May 2012 - Episode 30: Sex Positivity In Fandom

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.

Sun, 1 April 2012 - Episode 29: The Cracky One

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.

Wed, 29 February 2012 - Slashcast Episode 28: March Madness

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.

Wed, 1 February 2012 - Slashcast Episode 27: The Kinky One

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.

Sun, 1 January 2012 - Slashcast Episode 26: Fandom Behind the Scenes

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.

Thu, 1 December 2011 - Slashcast Episode 25: The Holiday One

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.

Thu, 3 November 2011 - Slashcast Episode 24: TV Fandoms

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.

Sat, 1 October 2011 - Slashcast Episode 23: Being Multifandom

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.

Thu, 1 September 2011 - Slashcast Episode 22: We're Back!

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!

Tue, 27 November 2007 - Slashcast Episode 21: The Really Late One

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.

Mon, 1 October 2007 - Slashcast 20: Lies on Lies

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.

Sat, 18 August 2007 - Slashcast 19: Eye Magic Mix

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.

Fri, 13 July 2007 - Slashcast Episode 18: Do the Whirlwind

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.

Wed, 23 May 2007 - Slashcast Episode 17: Your Ex-Lover is Dead

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.

Sat, 7 April 2007 - Slashcast Episode 16: Consider This

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.

Sat, 7 April 2007 - Slashcast 16 Extra: Podcasting meta (part 2)

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.

Sun, 4 March 2007 - Slashcast Episode 15: Friday Night

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.

Mon, 5 February 2007 - Slashcast Episode 14: Razor Sharp

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.

Slashcast Episode 13: Le Disko -

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

Sat, 2 December 2006 - Slashcast Episode 12: They

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

Sun, 5 November 2006 - Slashcast Episode 11: We Are All Animals

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.

Sat, 14 October 2006 -Slashcast Episode 10: Lets Dance

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

Sat, 23 September 2006 - Slashcast Episode 9: Grounds For Divorce

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.

Sat, 26 August 2006 - Slashcast Episode 8: Good Things

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.

Sun, 6 August 2006 - Slashcast Episode 7 Lumos Special: Oh Yeah

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

Fri, 14 July 2006 - Slashcast Episode 6: Even If You Don't

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.

Sat, 17 June 2006 - Slashcast Episode 5: Rebellion

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.

Fri, 26 May 2006 - Slashcast Episode 4: Seventeen

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.

Sat, 6 May 2006 - Slashcast Episode 3: Greener

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.

Sat, 15 April 2006 -Slashcast Episode 2: Dear Mr. Popstar

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.

Fri, 31 March 2006 - Slashcast Episode 1: Lets Misbehave

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.

References

  1. ^ emmagrant01. Slashcast: We're back!!, posted August 10, 2011 to LiveJournal.