Welcome to SYFY WIRE's brand-new podcast, The Fandom Files!
The Fandom Files is an exploration of different fandoms, featuring conversations with hardcore geeks and members of fan communities to discuss their nerd origin stories and the inner workings of their chosen worlds.
SYFY is all about fandom, celebrating the love of genre entertainment and the people who obsess over it most. This podcast will move the focus from the people who speak at Comic-Con to the people who attend, telling the incredible stories of dedication and love in the fan community. The hosts are SYFY WIRE Features Editor Jordan Zakarin and Newsweek pop culture reporter Emily Gaudette. The guests? Could be you!
This week, we host far more accomplished podcast hosts: Steve Black, Jr., of the top-rated Pokémon podcast It's Super Effective, and his frequent co-host, Micah Zeilinger. An in-depth chat covers origin stories, parents who swindled children in Pokémon card deals (we're talking about Steve's dad), the Pokémon Go craze (and port-a-potty tipping riots), and whether humans can mate with Pokémon (keep an eye on Mr. Mime).
To contact us about the podcast -- or to nominate yourself or someone else as a future guest! -- feel free to drop us an e-mail or tweet at us. And if you like what you hear, please be sure to rate and review us on iTunes!