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Fandom Hybrid Podcast

By Hanako Ricks
Fun discussions about all things geeky in genre TV and film, conventions, and pop culture.
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Fandom Hybrid Podcast #132 - TWD: World Beyond S2E2
#thewalkingdead #twdworldbeyond We're finally getting around to editing/posting some of our backlogged episodes from 2021 and since we got a new trailer today for The Walking Dead S11B, it felt like a good time to an episode from The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Hanako and Kacey discuss the second episode of the final season, and give some theories as to what might happen. (This episode was recorded on 11/15/21, and it's interesting to see how much we got right - and not right). 
01:04:03
January 20, 2022
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #131 - A Discovery of Witches S3E1
#adiscoveryofwitches #adow Our favorite show is back!!! A Discovery of Witches returns for its third and final season. Matthew and Diana return to the present day, just to witness an immeasurable loss. Their return brings about some familiar faces from the past. Peter Knox contends with the Congregation for his actions. Baldwin makes his position clear as head of the de Clermont family. Diana reaches out to an old friend for assistance.
01:54:38
January 18, 2022
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #130 - Marvel Rankings for 2021
#marvel #marvelcinematicuniverse #MCU #disney+ Hanako, Anthony, Lorrie and Mike discuss our rankings for all of the MCU properties released in 2021. Included in our rankings are the following:    Films (in order of release):  Black Widow  Shang-Chi  Venom: Let There Be Carnage (we included it because of the mid-credit scenes in both this film and Spider-Man: No Way Home)  The Eternals  Spider-Man: No Way Home   Disney+ Shows:  Wanda Vision  The Falcon and the Winter Soldier  Loki  What If...?  Hawkeye   What do you think of our rankings? Leave us a comment and let us know!
01:41:50
January 11, 2022
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #129 - Harry Potter
#harrypotter In our first recorded episode of 2022, Hanako, Anthony, and Mike discuss all things Harry Potter. We talk about the recently released special "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts", and talk about how we got into the fandom, our likes and dislikes about the reunion special and the series/films, and the impact the series has had on our geeky lives.
01:27:22
January 06, 2022
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #128 - New Year's Eve 2021
On this New Year’s Eve episode, Hanako and Lorrie get caught up and just shoot the breeze for a few minutes to ring in the New Year. They talk about Lorrie’s reaction to the final two episodes of Hawkeye, and discuss a little bit about how the pandemic has tried their patience (Hanako is currently on Covid-watch while waiting for test results after a possible exposure). Also discussed is the anticipation for the final season of A Discovery of Witches (which is due to premiere January 7), and the lack of (or lack of their knowledge of) POC-based groups and fans of fantasy-based shows/books that are usually discussed on the show, such as ADOW, Cursed, Shadow & Bone, etc. The episode cuts as 2022 rings in on the East Coast. Happy New Year! Mentioned in this episode: @allsoulssisterz , @DCblackgeeks *All Souls Sisterz, two Black women who love & support the All Souls Trilogy books by Deborah Harkness, the basis of the show A Discovery of Witches (which is covered on this podcast.  * Black Geeks of Dragon Con, a group of Black and other POC geeks that meet up at the annual Dragon Con convention to share their love of all things geek. 
46:24
January 01, 2022
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #127 - Hawkeye Finale
#hawkeye Hanako, Anthony, and Michael discuss the series finale (?) of Hawkeye. Kingpin makes one helluva entrance as Eleanor Bishop announces her intent to cease working for him in order to protect Kate. Kate learns the depth of her mother's crimes and must now make a decision about what to do. Maya's request for time away to "clear her head" does not sit well with "uncle", as he tells Kazi that the situation needs to be handled. Major confrontations take place during the Bishop Christmas party as Clint and Kate, Jack, Yelena, Maya, Kingpin, and the Tracksuits all have scores to settle with each other. Yelena finally gets the answers she needs from Clint about her sister's death. Clint finally makes it home in time for Christmas.  Make sure you watch the end credits for a full performance from "Rogers: The Musical".
01:32:10
December 27, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #126 - Hawkeye E5
#hawkeye In the penultimate episode for the series, we get a cold opening scene of Yelena's blip and return. She breaks into Kate's apartment to have a heart-to-heart talk while also informing Kate that she is Natasha's sister and plans to kill Clint. Clint arranges a meeting with Echo and reveals himself to her as Ronin, providing her with information about who hired him to kill her father. Yelena reveals to Kate who contracted her to kill Clint, and sends Kate a photo of her mother meeting with the notorious Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio, confirming that his character from the Netflix show Daredevil is indeed canon in the MCU). As Mike says, Kingpin confirmed!   This episode was recorded on Dec. 15, 2021.
01:37:40
December 21, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #125 - Spider-Man: No Way Home
#spidermannowayhome Hanako, Anthony, and Mike (with a cameo from Kacey) discuss the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: No Way Home. Picking up immediately after the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Mysterio's reveal of Spider-Man's secret identity causes some difficulties in the lives of Peter and his loved ones. Feeling guilty about the negative effect this has had on MJ and Ned, Peter seeks help from Dr. Strange, and ends up creating more chaos than originally planned. This film reunites long-time Spider-Man fans with a few familiar faces, and brings the Tom Holland trilogy to a nostalgic and emotional ending in the MCU.  Obviously: SPOILERS in this episode!!! Also, this episode is being released raw and unedited. 
02:51:12
December 19, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #124 - Hawkeye E4
The fourth episode of #Hawkeye has the FHP crew asking a lot of questions and making a few theories that sound farfetched at first, but may make sense by the end of the series. Jack and Eleanor have mixed reactions when they find out that Kate is working with Hawkeye on a project. Eleanor make her feelings for the project clear to Clint, in a not-so-very-nice way. Clint get some intel about the Tracksuits from a very unlikely source. Kate brings a little bit of Christmas cheer to Clint, and he opens up a little about Natasha. Kate enlists the LARPers to recover Clint's trick arrows. While tracking down a lead on the stolen Rolex watch, Clint and Kate are attacked by not one, but two enemies with different agendas. 
01:42:25
December 14, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #123 - Hawkeye E3
In the third episode of the Disney+ series Hawkeye, we get an introduction to Maya Lopez, a.k.a. Echo, as we see scenes from her childhood through adulthood, when she witnesses The Ronin kill her father. As Clint and Kate escape from Maya and the Tracksuit Mafia, Kate shows off her impressive archery skills while Clint shows off his impressive driving skills. Kath and Clint reach a sort of understanding that they must work together to find out who Maya's "Uncle" is, the person who commands the Tracksuit Mafia. As Kate and Clint search Bishop Securities' database for answers, Clint is confronted by Jack - wielding his old Ronin sword.  
01:18:13
December 06, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #122 - Hawkeye E1 & E2
On this episode of the FHP, Hanako, Anthony, and Mike discuss the premiere episodes of the new Disney+ series, Hawkeye. Taking place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, we catch up with Clint Barton as he tries to rebuild his life after the losses he suffered. During a holiday trip to NY to bond with his recently-returned children, Clint's trip gets cut short when a young college kid named Kate accidently causes a stir when she gets ahold of his old Ronan suit. Kate, who has idolized Hawkeye since childhood after seeing him fighting off Chitauri soldiers, has troubling matters of her own to deal with, which connect her unexpectedly with her hero. Chaos ensues. 
01:41:48
December 02, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #121 - Dune Part I
On this episode of the podcast, we finally get to talk about one of Lorrie's favorites, Dune. This film, based on the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert, tells the story of the conflict between House Harkonnen and House Atreides, and the events that take place on the spice planet Arrakis. Lots of references to the 1984 version of the film, and some book spoilers (Lorrie will record a separate episode that will be a deep-dive on all things Dune). 
02:34:43
November 17, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #120 - CONjuration Convention Wrap-Up
Another convention, yay! Hanako, Anthony, and Mike get together to talk about their experiences at this year's CONjuration Con in Atlanta (Nov. 5-7). Not only was this Anthony and Mike's first time attending, they finally got to meet for the first time in person. They discuss the convention overall, and talk about the panels they spoke on, attending a Harry Potter-styled burlesque show, and discuss possible panels ideas for next year. 
01:21:14
November 14, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #119 - TWD: World Beyond S2E1
The Walking Dead: World Beyond has returned for its second and final season and we pick up where we left off at the end of last season:. Hope and Huck are taken away in a CRM helicopter with Elizabeth, but before she can be reunited with her father, Elizabeth sets Hope loose on her own so that she can decide for herself whether she is ready to commit to the CRM and their mission. Newly reunited with a fugitive Will, Felix and Hope are introduced to the Perimeter Community, where they take the time to regroup and decide what to do next. The group finds out in different ways about the fate of Omaha and the Campus Colony. Elizabeth makes it clear to Huck that she can only have allegiance to one side. Having faced some of her fears, Hope is brought to the CRM and finally reunited with Leo. Iris confronts the real enemy - first in her dreams, and then in person - with deadly results. 
01:06:57
October 30, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #118 - Marvel's What If...E9
Finally!! After some real-life interruptions (booo!), we are back with our recap and discussion of the season finale of Marvel's What If...? series. The Watcher interferes justalittlebit - enough to pluck heroes (and one or two questionable allies) from various universes to deal with the threat of UltraVision - the name Mike came up with for this version of Ultron. The Guardians of the Multiverse have come up with a sound plan to defeat Ultron, but will it be enough? With some surprises in store during the episode (and finally - a mid-credits scene at the end!), we conclude the first season in an unexpected way, laying the groundwork for a possible season 2). This episode was originally recorded on October 7, 2021.
01:51:52
October 26, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #117 - The Walking Dead S11E8
How are we already on a hiatus??? Tonight's episode of The Walking Dead is the first of two mid-season finales for the final season, as the show closes out for 2021. Maggie, Negan, and the others march their walker herd straight to the gates of Meridian. Pope shows a singular focus in trying to defeat his enemy, putting the lives of his people at unnecessary risk. Leah begins to voice her doubts about Pope to Daryl. Maggie and Gabriel wreak havoc inside the walls of Meridian. Leah and Daryl establish their loyalties in a huge way. Meanwhile, back in Alexandria, the community struggles to protect themselves against a monstrous storm. Virgil gives Judith some much needed insight. Rosita reminds the group that she is a badass. Gracie and Judith find themselves in danger.  The Walking Dead will return on February 20, 2022 (Feb. 13 for AMC+ subscribers) with a second 8-episode arc. (This information was released after the recording of this episode).
01:19:54
October 11, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #116 - Marvel's What If...E8
In the penultimate episode of Marvel’s What If…? series, we are forced to ponder the question, “What If…Ultron won?” Picking up from the previous episode, we see the consequences of Tony Stark’s attempt to “place a shield around the world” if it had gone a different way. Imagine a world where Ultron not only had Vision’s body, but all of the Infinity Stones as well. With much of the regular universe destroyed, Ultron’s attention is turned to another being and the infinite possibilities of other worlds destroyed. In order to defeat Ultron, one sacrifices their life for the greater good, and another must break an oath and seek assistance from an unlikely source. In a world of what ifs, anything can happen.
01:07:58
October 05, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #115 - The Walking Dead S11E7
In this episode of The Walking Dead, our groups have to deal with lots of conflicts in order to move forward with getting much-needed help for Alexandria. After being chased into the woods, Maggie and Elijah encounter a face from the past. Maggie comes up with a plan to get to Meridian undetected, and it will require some instruction from Negan, which leads to some uncomfortable conversation between the two. Gabriel's scouting in Meridian leads to a moment of self-reflection when he observes another man of the cloth. Elijah's hopes for a reunion with his sister does not turn out as planned. In the Commonwealth, Eugene, Ezekiel, Princess, and Stephanie pay the price for breaking the rules. Yumiko bargains to work as an attorney in exchange for assistance for Alexandria, but she faces complications once her brother is taken in custody. Eugene finds himself in a precarious situation after saving, then attacking, an important member of the Commonwealth community. Daryl and Leah find themselves on Pope's short list, and a mission to find Maggie's group leads them to a situation that compromises Leah's loyalty to the Reapers.
01:33:09
October 04, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #114 - Marvel's What If...E7
It should be illegal to laugh so much in one hour. Join us as we discuss the seventh (and only lighthearted) episode of the Marvel's What If...? series, questionably titled "What If...Thor Was An Only Child?" In this version of the universe, Odin does not bring Loki back to Asgard with him, leaving him on Jotenheim to be raised by the Frost Giants. Raised as an only child, a spoiled Thor ducks his royal duties as his father enters the Odinsleep, and instead comes to Midguard (Earth) to throw the party to end all parties. The guest list is a Who's Who of darn near everyone in the Marvel Universe - alien and Earthling alike (including his brother-from-another-mother, Frost Giant Loki). When Thor's partying gets out of hand, it takes a few women - powerful in their own way - to get him to clean up his act. All seems well...until a visit from a strange being puts even The Watcher on edge.
01:07:48
October 02, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #113 - The Walking Dead S11E6
CONNIE IS BACK!!!! Is there really anything else you need to know about this episode? Oh wait, I guess some other important stuff happened too :) Running away from some unknown threat, Connie and Virgil emerge from the woods and seek shelter in an abandoned house. When Connie's instincts confirm that they are not alone, they are separated and forced to fight a new and dangerous threat. Having learned that her sister may still be alive and near, Kelly sets off on a solo hunt to find her, only to be joined later by Carol, Magna, and Rosita. Back at Meridian, Frost appears to give Pope a location for where Maggie and her crew may be hiding. As Leah leads a team to find them, Daryl has to find a way to warn Maggie without blowing his cover. Back at the creepy house, Connie and Virgil fight their way to safety and come across some unexpected allies. Daryl and Leah find themselves on the outside looking in.  This episode was originally recorded on September 26, 2021.
01:10:49
September 30, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #112 - Marvel's What If...E6
Tony...Tony...Tony! What are we going to do with you? The question is answered in the sixth episode of the Marvel's What If...? series, as we see the domino effect of what happens if Erik Killmonger had saved Tony Stark from being kidnapped. Without the lessons learned after being kidnapped in Iron Man, Tony remains the arrogant, narcissistic, playboy billionaire still trying to live up to and surpass the legacy left behind by his father. Having saved Tony in the desert, and subsequently outing Obadiah Stane as the mastermind behind Tony's kidnapping, Killmonger secures his place as Tony's Head of Security and right hand man - to the dismay and distrust of Happy and Pepper. Promising at first, the results of this partnership has long-reaching consequences for all involved.
01:12:48
September 28, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #111 - The Walking Dead S11E5
There's so much to discuss about this episode of The Walking Dead. Aaron is having nightmares about the collective enemies the group has faced over the years, and it begins to take a toll on his behavior. After walkers breach the failing wall, Aaron, Jerry, Lydia, Carol, and Rosita head out to Hilltop to see if there are any tolls to be salvaged to help rebuild the wall. They come across some stray Whisperers, and things get a bit out of control, until Carol steps in to be the voice of reason. As they leave, the receive a hopeful bit of news about one of their missing members. Back at Alexandria, Judith finds herself the victim of bullying by some of the older kids, and she expresses her fear of being alone to Rosita. While looking for supplies to fix a cherished broken object, they get a radio call from Eugene at the Commonwealth, just before he is caught and arrested for improper use of government property. Mercer and Princess share an awkward but promising interaction. Yumiko finds what she is looking for. Negan and Maggie clash in an uncomfortable confrontation. Eugene, Ezekiel, and Princess face punishment by the Commonwealth, until a possible ally steps in. This episode was originally recorded on September 17, 2021.
01:36:37
September 26, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #110 - Marvel's What If...E5
BRAINS!!!!! Not many of them left in this episode of Marvel's What If...? When Bruce Banner is hurled back to Earth to warn of Thanos' impending arrival, he finds Earth (and his fellow Avengers) very different from the way he left them. A zombie virus born in the Quantum Realm finds its way onto our plane of existence after Hank Pym's (this dude AGAIN!!!) attempt to retrieve his wife produces deadly consequences. A small group of our heroes try to get to an old S.H.I.E.L.D. base to find a cure, but incur heavy losses and encounter unexpected obstacles during their mission. This episode was fun, but let's just say we are all tired of Hank Pym being the cause of the Avengers' deaths! This episode was originally recorded on September 14, 2021.
01:27:44
September 24, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #109 - The Walking Dead S11E4
In this episode of The Walking Dead, we see the aftermath of the Reaper attack from Daryl's point of view. As he and Dog go after one of the Reapers, they are again attacked and separated. As Daryl searches for Dog, he runs into someone else from his past instead. Taken captive by the Reapers, Daryl is tortured for information and then put through a trial by fire in order to meet Pope, the mysterious leader of the Reapers. Not knowing the status of anyone else in his group, Daryl plays lone wolf in order to gain the Reapers' trust so that he can gather whatever information may help him and his group out. But Daryl quickly learns that Pope is not a man to break trust with, and must walk a very thin line to stay safe. Hanako also talks about her Dragon Con experience of meeting Ross Marquand (Aaron), Seth Giliam (Father Gabriel), and Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha). This episode was originally recorded on September 10, 2021.
01:04:59
September 22, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #108 - Marvel's What If...E4
Talk about Strange! The fourth episode of Marvel's What If...? series goes even darker as we see how far Dr. Strange would have been willing to go if he had lost his heart, Christine, in the car accident instead of losing his hands. After studying the mystic arts to repeatedly - and unsuccessfully - try to change the events of the crash, Dr. Strange pushes his limits trying to break the Absolute Point of Christine's death, with horrific consequences.  Article mentioned in this episode: What If...Is Officially MCU Canon (IGN) This episode was originally recorded on September 12, 2021.
50:53
September 17, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #107 - Dragon Con 2021 Recap
Dragon Con 2021 happened, and we are excited to talk about it! Listen to Hanako, Anthony, and Lorrie describe their experiences for this first Dragon Con since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hanako and Anthony talk about their panel experiences, celebrity interactions, and the DC experience all-around, while Lorrie talks about attending Dragon Con through the Virtual Streaming membership, and her experiences at other fan conventions through the years.  You can view videos of two of the panels at the links below: Supernatural Showdown: Battle of the Early Seasons 1-5 (Hanako)  Project Power: First on is Free (Anthony) This episode was originally recorded on September 7, 2021
01:41:52
September 16, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #106 – The Walking Dead S11E3
On this episode of the FHP, Hanako and Kacey discuss episode three of the current season of The Walking Dead. The ambush by the Reapers (which Kacey and I erroneously keep referring to as Ravagers in the show – blame Marvel’s What If…?) leaves Maggie and her group scattered. After escaping to an abandoned mall, she is forced to work with Negan as Reapers leave some of her reunited group gravely injured. Back at Alexandria, Aaron and Carol disagree about what missions need to take priority for everyone’s safety. Magna, Carol, Kelly, and Rosita bond while searching for the community’s missing horses. Judith, RJ, Herschel, and Gracie reflect on their parents and their own experiences. Gabriel comes to a life-changing decision as he confronts one of the Reapers. Maggie and Negan are forced to leave Alden behind as they move forward with their mission to overtake Meridian. This episode was originally recorded on August 31, 2021.
01:24:49
September 14, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #105 – Marvel’s What If…? Episode 3
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the third episode of Marvel’s What If…? titled “What if the World Lost It’s Mightiest Heroes?” Before Nick Fury has a chance to go into his “Avengers Initiative” spiel, the candidates are being picked off, one by one. As Fury, Natasha Romanoff, and Agent Phil Coulson (yay!) try to figure out who the killer is, Fury has to deal with a familiar Asgardian prince seeking his own brand of justice. This episode was originally recorded on August 28, 2021.
01:07:59
September 12, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #104 - The Walking Dead S11E2
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Kacey discuss the second episode of The Walking Dead, Season 11. Having survived after Negan left her to die, Maggie rejoins the group trapped in the train car and confronts him about his actions. Later on, Maggie has to make a tough decision regarding one of the members of the group, and this leads to an uncomfortable confession. In his search for Dog, Daryl reflects as he finds the remnants of an underground shelter from the days after the fall. At the Commonwealth, Yumiko asserts her own sense of authority and makes some headway with the assessors. Ezekiel, Princess, and Eugene make their own way through the Commonwealth's processing, and all four are reunited and officially welcomed to the Commonwealth by Mercer, and by Stephanie - Eugene's long-distance radio love. After escaping from the subway tunnels, the group heads to one of Maggie's safe houses to replenish supplies, but they are attacked by a small group of Ravagers.
01:09:52
August 30, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #103 - Marvel's What If...E2
On this episode of the FHP, Hanako, Anthony, and Mike discuss the second episode of the Disney+ series, Marvel's What If...? This episode is a bittersweet one, as it features a voiceover appearance from the late Chadwick Boseman in one of his final appearances as the Wakandan Prince, T'Challa. Young T'Challa has the heart of an adventurer and when he leaves the safety of the dome protecting Wakanda to retrieve his spear, his world is turned upside down when he is picked up by Kraglin and Taser Face, who mistake him for a young Peter Quill. T'Challa is taken to Yondu, and after expressing interest in exploring the stars, he becomes Yondu's ward, and with the Ravagers, they set about to save the universe. This episode features several surprising appearances, and is hilarious enough from start-to-finish to keep you from being saddened at the thought of the "what ifs" of the MCU had Boseman survived his years-long fight with cancer. The beautiful tribute at the end, however, will hit you in the feels.
58:59
August 24, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #102 - The Walking Dead S11E1
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Kacey discuss the return of The Walking Dead. In the season 11 premiere, tensions within the Alexandria group are starting to show and they struggle to keep everyone fed in the aftermath of last season's Whisperer attack on the communities. With the Hilltop and Maggie's group adding to the numbers, Maggie tells the group about her prior home, Meridian, and recalls the Ravager attack that left them homeless and led to her eventual return. , Maggie leads a group to try to take back Meridian (in order to get their food, supplies, and resources), but run into some difficulties on the journey, including a long overdue confrontation with Negan. Having made both of their thoughts known to everyone, the group (of course) gets cornered by a small herd, which leads to life-threatening danger for one of the group. In another city, Ezekiel's group are questioned by the advisors of The Commonwealth, and they are not comfortable with what they see. As they attempt to escape, they find a sign that someone from Yumiko's past may be within the Commonwealth's walls.
01:37:24
August 23, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #101 - Marvel's What If...? E1
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the new Disney+ animated series, Marvel's What If...?. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher, the series delves into the possibilities of the multiverse and asks what if the events we know from the MCU happened in a different way. The first episode, titled "What If...Captain Carter were the First Avenger?", shows how one seemingly small decision can change the course of history. As Steve Rogers prepares to take the Super Soldier serum, Peggy Carter decides to stay on the main floor with the other "esteemed" guests, instead of going upstairs. As a bomber puts the project in jeopardy, Peggy makes a decision that will change the events from Captain America: The First Avenger as we know them.
01:23:13
August 17, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #100 - 100th Episode Free-For-All
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we are celebrating a milestone: our 100th episode!!! We decided to do a free-for-all and just discuss nerdy stuff. Anthony starts out the conversation by asking Hanako, Lorrie, and Mike about their Funko obsession/collections. We also discuss our favorite nerdy items that we own, Dragon*Con and other fan conventions we have all attended, favorite (and not-so-favorite) celebrity encounters at fan conventions, and what we hope to add to the podcast for the next 100 episodes. We would like to give a huge shout out to our listeners - thank you for supporting us, giving us constructive criticism, and for sharing your love of the show with us. We hope you'll stick around for the next 100.
02:01:48
August 16, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #99 - Shadow and Bone Ep. 5
On this episode of the FHP, we discuss the fifth episode of Shadow and Bone. An injured Mal returns to the base camp, only to set off again when a mission to the Little Palace is presented to another soldier. Alina's attempt to have a little fun before the Winter Fete puts here within sight of a pursuer. As Kaz and crew prepare for their own mission, some new information gives him pause. Alina takes another step towards leaving her past behind. Events during the Winter Fete reveals sinister motives for several of its attendees. Mal and Kirigan finally come face-to-face. Alina learns the truth about the Fold from an unlikely source. Revelations at the Winter Fete puts everyone in unfamiliar and dangerous circumstances. Kirigan is betrayed by someone close to him. Destinies become intertwined in unexpected ways. This episode was originally recorded on June 13, 2021.
02:05:24
August 09, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #98 - Loki Ep. 4
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the full crew gets together to discuss the fourth episode of Loki. As they begin to accept their fate on Lamentis, Loki and Sylvie inadvertently create a nexus event that gives them a reprieve - even if it means finding themselves in TVA custody. As Mobius and Hunter B-15 begin to question the TVA's motives, Judge Renslayer works diligently to cover her tracks. Loki is forced to confront a memory from his past. Sylvie and Loki's appearance before the Time Keepers reveals a shocking truth. Renslayer finds herself in a compromising position, while Loki is forced to deal with a different reality. This episode was originally recorded on July 1, 2021.
01:45:44
August 04, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #97 - Shadow and Bone Ep. 4
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the fourth episode of Shadow and Bone. Mal volunteers for a mission that may get him closer to reuniting with Alina. Alina begins to bond with General Kirigan. Tensions are high between Nina and her Fjerdan captor. Kaz, Inej, Jesper, and Arken start to finalize their plans for getting into the little palace.  Alina frees herself so that she can fully focus on her Grisha training. Mal's mission is ultimately successful, but extracts a heavy price. This episode was originally recorded on June 1, 2021.
02:30:47
July 29, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #96 - Invincible S1E8
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the heartbreaking, jaw-dropping season one finale of Invincible. Mark fights for his life, and for the fate of the planet against an enemy he never saw coming. In the aftermath, everyone tries to pick up the pieces and figure out how to move forward while still trying to figure out how to prepare for the inevitable threat they will soon face. This episode was originally recorded on May 21, 2021.
02:02:03
July 21, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #95 - Loki Ep. 3
On this episode of the FHP, we discuss the third episode of the Disney + series, Loki. Having followed the Loki variant through a portal, Loki finds himself back at the TVA as the variant tries to locate the Time Keepers. Using a TemPad to escape Judge Renslayer's attempts to prune them, the Lokis find themselves on planet Lamentis, whose destruction is imminent, judging by the planet that is on a slow collision course. Loki and the variant - who goes by the name Sylvie - learn a little about each other as they attempt to find a way to get off of the planet before it is destroyed. However, things don't quite go the way they planned, and even as Loki picks up a few new magic tricks, it seems to be not enough to save them. Oh, and Sylvie also divulges to Loki that the TVA is made up of variants that were stolen from the Sacred Timeline. Oops. This episode was recorded on June 24, 2021.
01:37:49
July 18, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #94 - Black Widow
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the full crew gets together to talk about the long awaited, highly anticipated theatrical release of Marvel Studio's Black Widow. In this film (which takes place after the events of Captain America, Civil War), Natasha is on the run after violating the Sokovia Accords. As she goes off the grid for some much needed time for self-reflection, a near-death experience over a mysterious package sends her on a journey to confront the demons of her past, reuniting with her estranged "family" and finally breaking herself free of the burdens that have held her back in her new life. This episode was recorded on July 11, 2021
02:31:39
July 17, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #93 – F9:The Fast Saga
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we switch things up a bit as Hanako, Anthony, Mike, and Kacey team up to talk about the latest installment in The Fast Saga, F9. Taking place a several years after the last film (where Dom learned that he had fathered a child with Elena during Letty’s “death”), Dom, Letty, and Little Brian are living a seemingly blissful life off the grid, until trouble comes calling in the form of Roman, Tej, and Ramsey. Mr. Nobody’s plane has been hijacked – along with his high profile prisoner-in-transport, Cipher – and Dom and Letty join up with the rest of their family to get to the bottom of things. Unexpectedly, a long-lost Toretto has entered the fold, and he means to take Dom down by any means necessary. As Mia rejoins the team to try to help settle things between her two brothers, the film once again reiterates that nothing is more important than family – even in the midst of ridiculous shenanigans, unbelievable stunts, and a whole lot of silly fun.
01:42:54
July 06, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #92 - Loki Ep. 2
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the second episode of the Disney+ series Loki. Loki "joins" the TVA to assist in tracking down the dangerous Loki Variant. The Variant kills another hunt team, but kidnaps the lead hunter. Loki gives clues as to what the Variant is thinking, and figures out how to track them down. In a future pending apocalypse, the Loki Variant reveals itself in a major way. The TVA is compromised, and Loki goes after the Variant, leaving Mobius behind to deal with the fallout of the Variant's actions.
01:55:58
July 05, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #91 - Invincible S1E7
On this episode of the FHP, we discuss the penultimate season one episode of Invincible. Both Nolan and Mark deal with the fallout of keeping secrets from the people they love. The motives for Robot's questionable behavior and actions are finally revealed. William and Eve try to counsel Mark through the mess he has made of his love life. While Mark tries to pick up the pieces, Nolan is finally confronted with the truth. Debbie learns that sometimes the truth comes at a heavy price. Robot gives a bewildering confession to the Guardians. Mark comes face-to-face with an unexpected threat.
01:57:00
June 29, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #90 - Loki Ep. 1
On this episode of the FHP, we discuss the series premiere of Loki. This series begins during the time heist scene of Avengers: Endgame, where Iron Man, Captain America, and Ant-Man return to Stark Tower after the Battle of New York to try to take the Tesseract. In the ensuing chaos, Loki uses the Tesseract to escape and finds himself confronted by members of the TVA (Time Variance Authority), who arrest him for "disturbing the Sacred Timeline". This episode introduces us to the TVA and its agents, led by Agent Mobius, who are all on the hunt of a dangerous time variant who is moving through time, killing agents and stealing reset charges. We learn about the history of Time and the Time-Keepers, who oversee all of the timelines and uses the TVA to keep order.
02:32:18
June 25, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #89 - Invincible S1E6
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss episode 6 of Invincible. Mark, Black Sampson, and Monster Girl fight for their lives. Once recovered, Mark tries to live a normal teenage life for once. Black Sampson's recovery comes with a welcome surprise. Monster Girl's recovery reveals more about Robot. On a college tour, an attack on campus puts some strain on Mark's relationship with William and Amber. Debbie seeks answers, and doesn't like what she finds. Atom Eve makes some decisions about her future. Two of Nolan's important relationships are put to the test.
02:53:23
June 15, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #88 - Shadow and Bone Ep. 3
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the third episode of Shadow and Bone. Waking up to her new life as a Grisha, Alina quickly learns that her new identity as Sun Summoner does not endear her to everyone in the Little Palace. As Alina is introduced to the King and Queen to demonstrate her powers to the Court, Kaz and his group begin to prepare for their journey through the Fold. As they make their way to meet Nina, a Heartrender that works with The Conductor to smuggle Grisha out of the Little Palace, Nina is attacked and kidnapped by the Drüskelle. Alina makes some new friends in the Little Palace, including the King's spiritual advisor, who gives her some information that may be useful later on. As she begins her training, Alina continues to write to Mal, revealing more of her true feelings for him in her letters. The Conductor leads the Crows on a perilous journey
02:11:03
June 05, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #87 - Roundtable of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Hosted by The Marvelous Madames Podcast)
Something different for the podcast! Hanako was invited to be a guest on The Marvelous Madames Podcast in their special roundtable discussion of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Moderated by Madame Kris of the Marvelous Madames, the episode also features Darrell Taylor of the Mighty Marvel Mix Podcast and guest Robert Young in an insightful discussion that covers the aftermath of the Derrick Chauvin murder trial, as well as how the themes and issues explored in the Disney+ series are relevant today - especially as it relates to racial disparities in the real (and fictional) worlds. Thank you Madame Kris and Madame Amy for inviting the FHP to join the conversation! Follow The Marvelous Madames Podcast on Twitter Follow Darrell Taylor on Twitter Follow Robert Young on Twitter
01:08:21
May 31, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #86 - Invincible Ep. 5
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the fifth episode of Invincible. As Mark continues to fail with his time management skills, he befriends an old adversary who needs help getting out of a tough spot. Nolan cautions Mark about using his skills for things that are "beneath" him. Debbie continues to investigate her husband, with a little nudge from an unexpected source. We get a huge nerd meta moment with an appearance from the principal of Mark's school. The new Guardians of the Globe are forced to come together when the safety of their own is threatened. Against the advice from his father, Mark gets a very painful lesson in "Father Knows Best".
02:23:03
May 27, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #85 - Shadow and Bone Ep. 2
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the second episode of the Netflix series Shadow and Bone. In the aftermath of the Volcra attack in the Fold, Alina's life is forever changed when she is revealed to be the long-prophesied Sun Summoner. After Alina is whisked away to the Little Palace, Mal fights to be reunited with her. Kaz is determined to find a way through the Fold to take on Dessen's job, even though it puts him at odds with Inej. We learn more about General Kirigan, the power of the Grisha, and the Drüskelle (Grisha hunters). Alina struggles to settle into her new environment. Kaz has a run-in with a couple of old friends, and is moved to extremes to secure Inej's temporary freedom for the job at task.
02:36:08
May 18, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #84 - Invincible S1E4
On this episode of the FHP, we discuss the fourth episode of Invincible. We start out the episode with a nod to The Mummy when an ancient God is resurrected for reasons yet unknown. Mark and Nolan continue to train and bond, while Debbie's visit with Olga adds to her growing doubts about Nolan. Mark gets more than he bargained for on two fronts when he navigates his first official date with Amber, followed by being sent on a covert mission to Mars that has some disastrous results. As the remaining Mauler Brother begins to work on creating another clone, we learn that Robot may have his own, personal reasons for setting the Mauler Brothers free. Cecil lays his cards on the table with Damien Darkblood when his snooping becomes problematic. Side note: as of this posting it has been announced that Invincible has been renewed for Seasons 2 and 3!
01:42:54
May 14, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #83 - Shadow and Bone Ep. 1
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the new Netflix series Shadow and Bone. The series, which is based on the best-selling "Grishaverse" series of books by Leigh Bardugo, follows Alina Starkov as she embarks on an adventure that has the potential to change everything. In the country of Ravka, the The Shadow Fold is a mysterious wall of shadow that extends from one end of the country to the other, separating Ravka from the rest of the world. In the midst of war,  Alina and her best friend Mal find themselves in the middle of a prophecy that will not only change the course of their lives, but could also change the course of their country. Their only goal is to stay together and protect each other as they have done since childhood, but an unknown secret could tear them apart - if the monsters in the Fold don't do so first.
02:11:36
May 08, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #82 - Star Trek DS9: S3E11 & 12
On this episode of the FHP, we take another journey into the past with the second of our podcast birthday episodes, in which the birthday gal/girl gets to choose a show/movie that they want to discuss. For Lorrie's birthday (which fell on January 31), she decided that she wanted to discuss a two-parter from the Star Trek universe: the Past Tense episodes from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, season 3.  In this episode, Sisko, Bashir, and Dax attempt to beam themselves to Earth to attend a conference, but an anomaly sends them 300 years into Earth's past, to the year 2024. A time of social unrest, Sisko and Bashir have to try to survive within the city of San Francisco's "Sanctuary" community, while Dax has better luck on the other side of the tracks. They attempt to find a way back to each other (and home) without changing anything in the timeline that will alter history. You can probably guess how that goes.
02:16:09
May 03, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #81 - Invincible S1E3
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the third episode of the Amazon Prime series, Invincible. As the world says goodbye to the Guardians of the Globe, several people within Nolan's circle begin to have doubts about what really happened at Guardians HQ. In the wake of the funerals, Cecil hires Robot to form a new Guardians team, and the results are less than exemplary. Atom Eve deals with a double betrayal, and teams up with Invincible to face a new foe. Mark's social life seems to be taking a positive turn. The Mauler Twins receive assistance in breaking out of prison. Debbie receives a surprise visit from someone that gives her more reasons to have doubts about her husband.
01:40:12
May 01, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #80 - The Falcon and the Winter Solider Ep. 6
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew does a thorough recap and review of the finale (?) episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. As Karli and the Flag Smashers move forward with their attack on the GRC, Sam finally picks up the mantle passed down to him from Steve Rogers and goes to deal with the problem as the new Captain America. At Sam's request, Sharon has joined him and Bucky to try to bring the Flag Smasher problem to a peaceful resolution. However, John Walker's plans for revenge (and a not-so-unexpected reveal of the Power Broker) causes some complications. However, Sam's impact as the new Captain America starts to bear some fruit as the series comes to an end. Will we see Sam and Bucky again? The final title card for the series seems to suggest so, as well as an announcement that a new Captain America movie (focusing on Sam's Cap) is currently in development. Although the series is over (for now), there will be one more opportunity to discuss the series as a whole. Next month, Hanako will be joining a roundtable discussion of the series that will be hosted by the Marvelous Madames Podcast. The show will also feature Darrell of the Taylor Network of Podcasts, and Charles from the Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast. The episode is scheduled for release on Memorial Day, so we hope you'll check it out!
03:07:04
April 26, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #79 - Invincible S1E2
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the second episode of the Amazon Prime animated series, Invincible. In the aftermath of the fight at Guardians' HQ, Omni-Man is hospitalized while Cecil and his team attempt to piece together who was behind the attack that resulted in the deaths of the Guardians of the Globe. As Earth is attacked by an alien race called The Flaxons, Mark's attempt at his first large-scale mission proves that he is not fully prepared for the realities of being a superhero. A new superhero team, The Teen Team, makes their debut. Nolan recovers from his injuries, but something still seems off about his behavior. Omni-Man shows the Flaxons why an invasion of Earth is not a good idea while he is around.
01:16:33
April 21, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #78 - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Ep. 5
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the penultimate episode (sad face!) of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.  As John Walker faces the consequences of his actions, Sam does some soul-searching to figure out what he wants his narrative to be - both at home and as a superhero. Bucky rights a wrong and closes one chapter in his life, and when he makes a delivery to Sam, we see some healing and an understanding form between the two formerly reluctant allies. Sharon puts an asset into play that makes us question her motives, and Karli and the Flag Smashers put their plan into motion to stop the GRC from passing the Patch Act. Only one more episode to conclude the series!
02:10:40
April 18, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #77 - Invincible S1E1
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we found a new show to discuss: the Amazon Prime animated series Invincible, based on the comic books series of the same name, written by Robert Kirkman. Invincible tells the story of Mark Grayson, an awkward teenage boy who is half-human, half-Viltrumite. His father is Omni-Man, one of the superhero protectors of Earth; there are other heroes in this episode (called the Guardians of the Globe). This episode introduces us to the complexities of not only being a newly powered teenager trying to balance high school life with a desire to be a superhero, but also shows us that the life of a "superhero" is not always what it seems. This show boasts a "who's who" of voice talent: Steven Yeun (ahem, excuse me - 2021 Best Actor nominee Steven Yeun!), Lauren Cohan, Ross Marquand, Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lennie James, and Michael Cudlitz - who have all worked on another little show Kirkman did called The Walking Dead; Sandra Oh, J.K. Simmons, Zazie Beetz, Kevin Michael Richardson, Mahershala Ali, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins...I think you get the picture. The end of the episode contains a huge twist that all but guarantees that you will tune in for the next episode.
01:17:56
April 16, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #76 - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Ep. 4
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew comes together to discuss the shocking events on Episode 4 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. We learn a little about Bucky's time in Wakanda as Ayo helped him to overcome the Hydra programming that created his Winter Soldier persona. Zemo proves useful as he gains intel on Karli's next moves. John Walker and Lemar Hoskins are given a painful introduction to the Dora Milaje. A shocking loss at the hands of the Flag Smashers results in a brutal end of an untarnished legacy.
02:23:59
April 14, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #75 - The Walking Dead S10E22
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Kacey take a trip to the town of Senoia, GA - one of the primary filming locations for The Walking Dead - to discuss the season 10 finale, "Here's Negan". As Negan is moved to a site outside of Alexandria to put some space between himself and Maggie, we get a glimpse at the man he was in the early days of the zombie apocalypse, and what drove him to become the man we all love to hate. Editor's Note: This episode was recorded outside as part of a video recording, so it is not heavily edited.
38:51
April 05, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #74 - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Ep. 3
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the third episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. While John (we are not calling him Captain America!) and Lemar track down a lead on the Flag Smashers, Sam and Bucky pay a visit to Zemo for information on the super soldier serum. During an undercover operation, the guys are rescued by an old ally. The Flag Smashers step up their efforts to help the needy, and Bucky receives a visitor from a far-away land.
02:03:02
April 04, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #73 - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Ep. 2
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew expresses their glee at finally seeing the titular characters onscreen together in the second episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. As a new "Captain America" takes the stage, Sam and Bucky team up to try to find out what the Flag Smashers group is up to. Facing a familiar threat, Bucky fills Sam in on a long-held government secret. The guys both struggle with life post-Blip as they figure out how to work together to stop this impending threat, while trying to avoid the elephant-in-the-room, John Walker - the "new Captain America". Editor's Note: Please excuse the sound issues; we had winds and storms in the area during recording and it messed with the internet connection.
02:12:03
March 31, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #72 - The Walking Dead S10E21
In this episode of the FHP, Hanako and Kacey discuss S10E21 of The Walking Dead. In this episode titled "Diverged", we pick up with Carol and Daryl immediately after their argument in the S10E18 episode "Find Me". Daryl and Carol go their separate ways, with Daryl opting to stay out longer to continue scavenge while Carol returns to Alexandria, with Dog in tow. Carol attempts to ignore her despair by using busy work as a distraction, only to lose control while fighting a small enemy. Daryl deals with a few close calls when his trip is unexpectedly sidelined.
01:00:35
March 29, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #71 - Justice League (The Snyder Cut)
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the Snyder Cut version of the Justice League movie, and all of the many ways this film was better than the piece of crap we got back in 2017. Better character development, better story arcs, more diversity, removal of redundant scenes...this film showed that fanboys and fangirls will sit through a four-hour movie, if done correctly. And also, #westandwithrayfisher, and A>E.
02:11:15
March 24, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #70 - The Walking Dead S10E20
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Kacey discuss the S10E20 episode of The Walking Dead, titled "Splinter". Picking up where we left off in the season 10 finale, Ezekiel, Eugene, Yumiko, and Princess are captured by a group of soldiers and held in separate boxcars while their fate is being determined. Confinement to the dark, small space triggers some pre-Apocalypse memories for Princess, whose attempts to convince the others to escape reveal more about her character than we expected. Also, here is the link to the article that I mentioned in the show regarding the new spinoff "Dead in the Water", which will tie in to the sixth season of Fear The Walking Dead; also the link to the article for the cooking show idea "Run the Dish".
59:13
March 22, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #69 - The Falcon and the Winter Solder Ep. 1
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the first episode of the Disney+ limited series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Focusing on Sam Wilson and James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes, this series picks up about six months after the events of Avengers: Endgame, and sees both characters trying to find a sense of normalcy in the world, post-Blip.
01:39:14
March 21, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #68 - A Discovery of Witches S2E10
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew discusses the season 2 finale of A Discovery of Witches. A new time-walker makes their presence known in 1591. Diana completes her training. Matthew makes arrangements for Jack's care as they prepare to go back to their own time. Diana receives some closure from someone unexpected. Marcus introduces Phoebe to Ysabeau. Gerbert and Peter move forward in trying to obtain the lost pages of Ashmole 782. Domenico loses the upper hand. A devastating sacrifice is made to protect loved ones.
01:59:06
March 16, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #67 - The Walking Dead S10E19
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Kacey discuss S10E19 of The Walking Dead, "One More". Gabriel and Aaron are out scavenging for food for Alexandria, and come across signs of struggle in several locations. Finding shelter in an abandoned warehouse, they are placed into a situation that challenges their loyalty and trust in each other, and also learn that appearances are not always what they seem.
01:16:07
March 15, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #66 - A Discovery of Witches S2E9
We are almost at the end! In this episode of the FHP, we discuss the penultimate episode for season 2. Diana and Matthew discuss returning to their time, and learn some surprising news. Diana resumes her training and finally meets her familiar. Matthew goes to Whitehall to atone for his failure to retrieve Edward Kelly. Kit makes a desperate attempt to free Matthew from Diana's spell. Lord Burghley searches the Roydon home for The Book. Matthew provides some peace and hope to the Queen. Diana has a dangerous first meeting with her new sister-in-law. Louisa's reunion with Matthew does not go as she planned. Matthew and Diana reach a new level of intimacy in their relationship.
02:16:15
March 09, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #65 - A Discovery of Witches S2E8
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss S2E8 of A Discovery of Witches. The Book of Life has some adverse effects on Diana. Phoebe gives Marcus another chance. Domenico learns some interesting information about Marcus. A new life enters into the world. Marcus reaches out to Baldwin for help. Baldwin betrays Marcus' trust. Knox learns Agatha's secret. Gerbert makes a threat against Ysabeau. Emily delves deeper into higher magic. Diana has an ominous dream.
02:16:47
March 09, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #64 - The Walking Dead S10E18
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Kacey discuss the S10E18 episode of The Walking Dead. As Daryl and Carol go out to scavenge for materials to rebuild the wall in Alexandria, they come across a cabin in the woods that holds some meaning for Daryl. We get to look back in time at what happened to Daryl during the years he spent on his own, searching for any sign of Rick after his supposed death. This episode also gives us the history of Dog, whose presence in Daryl's life holds more meaning that we thought.
01:03:02
March 07, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #63 - WandaVision Series Finale
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako, Anthony, Lorrie, and Mike discuss the series finale of WandaVision and its possible implications for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
01:14:38
March 06, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #62 - WandaVision Ep. 8
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew discusses the penultimate episode 8 of WandaVision. Agatha takes Wanda on an emotional stroll down memory lane as she is forced to relive her worst memories. There is more to Director Heyward than meets the eye. Agatha figures out the true extent of Wanda's powers. A post-credit scene gives way to a huge reveal.
02:13:24
March 02, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #61 - The Walking Dead S10E17
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako is joined by special guest Kacey to discuss the first of six extended 10th Season episodes of The Walking Dead. This story, titled "Home Sweet Home", focuses on the return of Maggie Rhee in the aftermath of the Whisperer War. As Maggie absorbs the changes that have taken place leading up to the battle, we get a brief insight into what Maggie has been up to during her years-long absence from the group. There is also a new threat on the horizon.
01:17:54
March 02, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #60 - Legacies S3E4
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Lorrie discuss S3E4 of Legacies. Landon and Hope mark a milestone. The Necromancer moves forward with his plan to raise Malivore and the monsters. Alaric recruits his students to assist with the growing threat. Landon has an unexpected family reunion. Jo gets her magic back to help save MG. Alyssa has a change of heart. The witches find a solution to the Necromancer/Malivore problem. Lizzie misses her shot. Josie comes to a difficult decision. Hope's happiest moment becomes her worst nightmare.
01:03:48
February 28, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #59 - A Discovery of Witches S2E7
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss S2E7 of A Discovery of Witches; the year is 1591 and Matthew and Diana have finally arrived in Bohemia. Diana earns a new title from Gallowglass. An unexpected arrival from London worries the Matthew and Diana. The De Clermonts receive very different receptions from the King of Bohemia. An admirer of Diana tests Matthew's patience. The search for the book leads to the evasive Edward Kelly; and more questions than answers.
01:32:25
February 25, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #58 - WandaVision Ep. 7
In this episode of the FHP, we discuss the 7th episode of WandaVision, where the characters break the fourth wall to deal with the aftereffects of Halloween Night. Wanda puts herself in time out. Vision makes a new friend. Monica undergoes a transformation. The twins may be in danger. Monica confronts Wanda, but Agnes comes to the rescue. A neighbor's true identity puts Wanda and the twins in danger.
01:47:39
February 24, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #57 - A Discovery of Witches S2E6
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew discuss S2E6 of A Discovery of Witches, which is arguably the best episode of the season (at least Hanako thinks so!) Diana comes to a realization in the aftermath of her attack. Philippe and Matthew come to blows. Philippe sees Diana in a new light. The trio receives a majestic sign. Matthew makes a heartbreaking confession to Diana. Diana is embraced as a De Clermont. Matthew and Philippe come to an understanding. Ysabeau receives a message from the past.
01:15:18
February 20, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #56 - WandaVision Ep. 6
In this episode of the FHP, we discuss Episode 6 of WandaVision. It's Halloween time in Westview, but that's not the only strange thing happening. The WandaVision household adjust to a newcomer in their lives. Wanda and Vision show signs of trouble in paradise. Darcy, Monica, and Jimmy find themselves on Director Heyward's bad side. Vision notices strange behavior in the neighborhood. Agnes reveals some harsh truths. Vision searches for answers. Wanda loses control.
01:46:15
February 19, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #55 - A Discovery of Witches S2E5
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss episode S2E5 of A Discovery of Witches, where Diana and Matthew have made the journey to France and we get the much-anticipated meeting of the head of the De Clermont family. Matthew comes face-to-face with his father. Philippe challenges Matthew's commitment to Diana. Kit stumbles into an unlikely ally. Philippe sends Diana mixed signals. An attack on Diana has tragic consequences.
01:12:26
February 17, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #54 - Howard the Duck
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Michael takes the lead on the discussion as we discuss one of his favorite movies of all time, Howard the Duck. This episode is part of our FHP "Birthday Series", where the birthday guy/gal gets to pick a topic of their own choosing for us to discuss. Since Michael had the first birthday of the year (January 13), he got first dibs (you can hear the excitement in his voice!).
01:22:11
February 14, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #53 - Legacies S3E3
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Lorrie have a fun time discussing "Salvatore: The Musical" from S3E3 of Legacies. Once again, we step into the nostalgia of the TVD universe (both good and bad) as the students of the Salvatore School put on a musical that squeezes in eight seasons of Mystic Falls drama into about 20 minutes of musical fun.
01:11:21
February 13, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #52 - The Stand (2020) Finale
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Anthony discuss the finale of the The Stand.
01:14:46
February 12, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #51 - Legacies S3E2
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Lorrie discuss the S3E2 of Legacies, in which we say a very problematic goodbye (whether temporarily or permanently remains to be seen) of one of the original characters. The Necromancer's deal with Alaric comes at a heavy price. Alaric enlists Mac's help to locate a missing person. Landon's death/resurrection comes with an unexpected consequence. The gang work together to try to help a friend. Rafael has a very unexpected reunion. As per usual with this show, we also discuss a little bit about The Vampire Diaries universe and how it ties in with the episode, now and possibly in the future.
01:00:49
February 11, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #50 - A Discovery of Witches S2E4
In the 50th (!!!) episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew has a lot of questions regarding the events and reveals in S2E4 of A Discovery of Witches. Marcus finds a clue to Matthew and Diana's whereabouts in the past. Another attack puts the vampires in danger of being noticed. Domenico's investigations begin to bear fruit. Questions from a new acquaintance puts Marcus in an uncomfortable situation. Sophie learns some discomforting news. Gerbert confronts an unshakeable Ysabeau. Ysabeau reveals a life-altering secret to Marcus.
02:00:53
February 10, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #49 - WandaVision Ep. 5
There's a lot to unpack in the latest episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, as the full crew discusses episode 5 of WandaVision. Wanda an Vision adjust to becoming new parents. Agnes breaks character. Tommy and Billy exhibit powers of their own. Monica, Agent Woo, and Darcy brainstorm to figure out the Maximoff Anomaly. Wanda briefly exits the Hex to issue to warning. Vision confronts Wanda over his suspicions. A surprise visitor changes the stakes.
01:49:13
February 07, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #48 - The Stand (2020) Ep. 8
In this episode of the podcast, Hanako and Anthony discuss the penultimate episode of The Stand. The Boulder Three are placed on trial. Larry tries to get through to Nadine. Glen's attempt to speak the truth comes at a high price. Nadine acknowledges a harsh truth. Larry and Ray face the crowd. Stu has a change of heart. Lloyd finally takes a stand. The Dark Man loses control.
01:17:48
February 05, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #47 - WandaVision Eps. 3 & 4
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the FHP crew discuss episodes 3 & 4 of WandaVision, how it ties into the existing Phase I of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and speculate of where it may lead in Phase II. In Episode 3, Wanda and Vision deal with the unexpected complications of Wanda's exceptionally quick pregnancy journey. Vision takes notice of the strange happenings around him. The pregnancy causes Wanda's powers to spiral out of control. The neighbors drop hints that all is not well in Westview. Wanda grows nostalgic remembering her lost twin. Geraldine casually (and accidentally) blows her cover. Wanda regains control of the situation. In Episode 4, the victims of Thanos' snap are restored. Monica Rambeau adjusts to life post-Blip. A last minute assignment turns into a life-altering event. Agent Woo and DOCTOR (!) Darcy Lewis team up to solve the mysteries of Westview. Wanda's secret is revealed. A threat is eliminated from Westview.
01:56:09
February 04, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #46 - The Stand (2020) Ep. 7
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Anthony discuss episode 7 of The Stand. The Boulder Free Zone deals with the aftermath of the explosion. Trashcan Man finds what he is looking for. Harold and Nadine depart ways in a dramatic fashion. Mother Abagail sends Stu, Larry, Glen, and Ray on a new mission. Nadine and the Dark Man are finally together. Harold takes the cowardly way out. The Boulder Four are forced to leave someone behind. Nadine undergoes a morbid transformation.
01:44:43
January 31, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #45 – A Discovery of Witches S2E3
Michael returns from his birthday getaway in time to join Hanako, Lorrie, and Anthony to discuss S2E3 of A Discovery of Witches. In the present day, a violent murder gives Domenico some bargaining power with Gerbert, as we learn a little background into their strained acquaintanceship. Emily seeks answers, but gets one she does not expect. Back in 1590, Matthew seeks forgiveness for a recent transgression. Diana trains with Goody Alsop and discovers a little more about her powers. Matthew and Diana discover the possible location of Ashmole 782. Cecil discovers the reason for Matthew's recent sympathies towards the witches. Matthew and Diana are first summoned to Court to meet with Queen Elizabeth, and then later receive a summons from Phillippe to return to Sept-Tours. Diana receives yet another warning about the danger of Matthew becoming someone else.
01:36:52
January 30, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #44 - A Discovery of Witches S2E2
In S2E2 of A Discovery of Witches, Sarah and Emily settle in at Sept-Tours, while they and Ysabeau express their dislike of the current situation. Satu goes to see her Mummo to get answers. In 1590, Diana finds an influential friend as she and Matthew make the rounds. Diana's displays of uncontrolled magic get her an audience with Goody Alsop and the Rede (Witch's Council). Matthew and Kit enjoy a day out. A crossroads puts Matthew in a difficult spot. Father Hubbard sends a letter that may have tough consequences for Matthew.
01:44:18
January 30, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #43 - Legacies...and Other Stuff
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Lorrie finally get to talk about the Vampire Diaries universe, as we discuss the Season 3 return of the CW show Legacies. The students at the Salvatore School deal with the aftermath of the events of last season while also working with Nimue, Lady of the Lake (recently escaped from the Malivore pit) to find one worthy enough to claim Excalibur - yes, that one - and prevent it from falling into the hands of the Green Knight (also from the pit). We also recap a little about the show's backstory (and of course, its prequel shows The Vampire Diaries and The Originals are also mentioned), which leads to a side discussion about how the current Covid pandemic has affected such things as show filming, cancellations and extended hiatuses, fan conventions and other such events.
01:26:35
January 30, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #42 - The Stand (2020) Ep. 6
Hanako and Anthony discuss episode 6 of The Stand, and we continue to discuss issues we have with the presentation of the story. The Trashcan Man is finally introduced, in a problematic way. Conflicts arise in Boulder as the residents disagree on whether to search for Mother Abagail. Stu and Harold have a heart-to-heart. Mother Abagail and the Dark Man come face-to-face. Fran gets more than she bargained for when she goes snooping for answers. A series of events points Flagg to Mr. M-O-O-N, the elusive third spy who is no longer in New Vegas. Joe gives Larry a cryptic message. Nadine chooses Larry in an unusual way. Joe comes to the rescue of someone in need. Harold and Nadine make their stand.
01:46:55
January 24, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #41 - The Stand (2020) Ep. 5
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Anthony discuss episode 5 of The Stand. We are now at the halfway point of the story, and we finally get a look at what Randall Flagg's followers are doing in New Vegas. Tom Cullen is successfully hiding in plain sight, while Dayna's ignorance of the definition of the phrase "low-key" raises a lot of questions. Harold takes in the "news" of Teddy's death with mixed reactions. Fran sets a plan into motion with unexpected results. Nadine tries to change her tune. Larry is forced to make some hard choices. Dayna comes face-to-face with the Dark Man.
01:53:30
January 22, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #40 - A Discovery of Witches S2E1
It's back!!! The Season 2 premiere of A Discovery of Witches is FINALLY here after an almost 2 year hiatus (thanks, Covid!) and it does not disappoint. As Gerbert, Knox, and Satu close in, Matthew and Diana time walk to the year 1590. We meet Matthew's circle of friends: Kit (Christopher Marlowe), Henry Percy (the Earl of Northumberland), and Sir Walter Raleigh, which gives Diana a clue into Matthew's identity during that time. Kit and Diana get off to a rocky start. As the search begins to find Diana a teacher, she runs into a familiar face. Matthew begins to acclimate back into his old life, which is full of dangerous secrets. Diana's powers begin to manifest in uncomfortable ways.
02:02:43
January 21, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #39 - WandaVision Eps. 1 & 2
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako, Anthony, and Lorrie discuss the 2-episode premiere of the Disney + series, WandaVision. We discuss what we loved about the series, the questions we have about how the characters got to this place in their story arc, and speculate on what Wanda's additional powers could mean for the show, and the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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January 17, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #38 - The Stand (2020) Eps. 3 & 4
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Anthony continue their discussion on the CBS Access limited series The Stand, based on the novel by Stephen King. Episodes 3 & 4 have a central theme about meetings. We learn a little more about Nadine's history with the Dark Man. A series of meetings and encounters lead Stu, Fran, Harold, Glen, and Dayna on a converging path towards Mother Abagail. We meet Nick (whose change in origin story does not make Hanako happy!), Tom Cullen, and Julie Lawry. The Dark Man tell Nadine his plans for Boulder, and her subsequent partnership with Harold proves deadly.
02:13:23
January 16, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #37 - The Stand (2020) Eps. 1 & 2
In this episode of the FHP, Hanako and Anthony discuss the first two episodes of the new CBS Access limited series The Stand, based off of the best-selling novel by Stephen King. We also discuss the novel and comparisons of both to the original mini-series from 1994.
02:09:28
January 10, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #36 - Wonder Woman 1984
Happy New Year!!! The Fandom Hybrid Podcast welcomes 2021 by having our discussion on the Christmas Day release of Wonder Woman 1984. Listen in to find out what we loved, what we hated, and what didn't make sense. We also talk a little about the DC films in general, and what makes them so problematic.
02:15:53
January 02, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #35 - A Discovery of Witches S1E8
Vampires, and witches, and demons - oh my!!! The season 1 finale of A Discovery of Witches sees a "mini Congregation" of sorts coming together as the vampires (Matthew, Miriam, and Marcus) and demons (Hamish, Nathaniel, and Sophie) join the witches (Diana, Sarah, and Emily) in New York. Juliette confronts Diana and Matthew, with disastrous results Diana makes a bargain to save a life. Baldwin and Satu are both put on trial. Domenico picks a side. Diana and Matthew come up with a plan to hide from the Congregation and Knox. Matthew and Diana test her powers. Matthew gifts Marcus with a new responsibility. Matthew and Diana's attempts to leave may have been disrupted by Satu, Knox, and Gerbert. Episode ends with a huge cliffhanger. This is the final episode for 2020; we will resume in 2021 with a review of Wonder Woman 1984, and Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches. To all of our listeners, thank you for joining us this year, and we look forward to the conversations next year. Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!
01:56:02
December 29, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #34 - A Discovery of Witches S1E7
In S1E7, the penultimate episode for the season brings Matthew and Diana to New York to escape the Congregation. Diana learns the truth about her dormant powers and is given a glimpse of the past. Satu and Knox come to an understanding. Domenico continues to move his pieces around the chess board. Miriam and Marcus arrive in New York to provide extra protection. A ghost offers a new clue about the missing pages from Ashmole 782. Diana and Matthew receive an unwelcome visitor. Only one episode left until the season finale
02:17:08
December 28, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #33 - A Discovery of Witches S1E6
In S1E6 of A Discovery of Witches, Satu kidnaps Diana to try to find out the extent of her power. Baldwin and Matthew clash. The de Clermonts work together to locate Diana. Satu uses dark magic and gets more than she bargained for. Diana's visions help her to escape. Satu finds Gerbert's enthralled witch and sets her free. Matthew gives Baldwin an ultimatum. Sophie reveals an unbelievable truth to Agatha, to stress the importance of her finding out Diana's identity. The de Clermont's figure out the source of Diana's blocked magic.
02:07:11
December 24, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #32 - A Discovery of Witches S1E5
Tensions amongst the species are at a boiling point in A Discovery of Witches S1E5. Matthew returns to Oxford, where he discovers that a certain witch has broken into his lab. Ysabeau does everything she can to discourage Diana in her pursuit of Matthew. Hamish gives Matthew some much-needed insight. Ysabeau takes Diana hunting, as Matthew hunts his own prey. We learn more about Matthew's past, including how he came to be sired by Ysabeau. Chaos continues at the Congregation as all groups have different ideas about what to do about Matthew and Diana. Satu takes matters into her own hands and enters an unlikely partnership, which puts Diana into more danger.
02:10:10
December 22, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #31 - A Discovery of Witches S1E4
We are at the halfway mark for Season 1 of A Discovery of Witches, and things are happening fast. Matthew and Diana arrive at Sept-Tours, to a less-than-welcome reception. Diana finds out the disturbing truth behind her parents' deaths. The Congregation is thrown into chaos as Knox's accusations against Matthew causes conflict for its leader. Sophie's visions become more clear to Agatha, as she figures out to whom the statue must go to. Knox's secrets are revealed by unlikely sources, resulting in a different reaction than he'd hoped for. The Congregation delivers a message to Diana, and Matthew sends a response of his own back. As Matthew and Diana's new bond is put to the test, Diana's magic begins to reveal itself more and more.
01:57:22
December 21, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #30 - A Discovery of Witches S1E3
The FHP crew discuss the third episode of A Discovery of Witches, and there's a LOT to digest. As Diana and Matthew get closer, we learn more about Matthew's background. Satu visits the Congregation and finds more than she bargained for when she searches the Witches archives for information on Diana. The daemons are finally introduced to the story. Domenico and Gerbert begin to plot against Matthew. Diana and Matthew have dinner, with very mixed results. After a disgusting intimidation tactic, Knox finds himself on the wrong end of Diana's anger. For Diana's safety, she and Matthew flee to France, and come to a decision that will lead them into trouble.
02:16:55
December 16, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #29 - A Discovery of Witches S1E2
Hanako, Anthony, Mike, and Lorrie discuss S1E2 of A Discovery of Witches, in which we all determine that we are absolutely hooked on this show. After realizing the extent of his craving for Diana, Matthew leaves Oxford to try to curb his appetites. The supernatural community takes an increased interest in Diana, and she learns of a betrayal within her small circle. Diana meets someone from her mother's past, who quickly reveals his determination and motivation for wanting Ashmole 782. Matthew reveals to Diana the importance of the manuscript and how it relates to the work he's doing. We learn a little about Matthew's romantic past, and it's problematic to say the least.
01:25:59
December 04, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #28 - A Discovery of Witches S1E1
New show alert! The FHP crew have decided on A Discovery of Witches as our next show to cover. This show tells the story of Diana, a reluctant witch whose latent powers uncover a manuscript that could have a huge impact on the supernatural world she has tried to avoid all of her life. Things get even more complicated when she meets Matthew - a charismatic vampire who has been looking for the manuscript for centuries. The show is based on the "All Souls" trilogy, written by Deborah Harkness and can be found on the Sundance/AMC+ Channels. We will cover all of season 1 as we anticipate the January 9, 2021 release of season 2. 
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December 03, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #27 - TWD: World Beyond Season 1 Finale
Hanako and Kacey are back to discuss their favorite moments from the last few episodes and 2-hour season finale of The Walking Dead: World Beyond. We get to learn a little ore about most of the main characters (some good, some not so much), witness a few unexpected reunions, and see a few characters make noble sacrifices "for the greater good". Even though the show started out slow and sluggish, it is agreed that the season ended well, with interesting character developments for all, especially the two Bennett sisters - whose strong bond is the strength of the show (for us, at least). We also discuss a little bit of our theories and expectations for the other TWD shows in the near future.
01:14:50
December 01, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #26 - Cursed S1E10
The season finale of Cursed is here, and the explosive conclusion leaves us with as many questions as it does answers. Nimue and Merlin both surrender themselves to save those that they love. Several characters reveal their true selves (albeit, in different ways). The Fey escape from Gramaire, but must still fight for their freedom. Mike and Anthony have a theory on the identity of Red Spear, and Hanako and Lorrie agree that Squirrel is the best character on this show, period!!! All in all, we all enjoyed the show and are hopeful that we will soon receive news of a season two renewal.
01:42:34
November 30, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #25 - Cursed S1E9
The FHP crew are excited as we discuss episode 9 of Cursed. The Fisherman tracks down Merlin but gets more than he bargained for with his catch. The Queen Regent openly mocks King Uther when he makes a strategic decision, but Uther has another ace up his sleeve that she does not see coming. Father Cardin receives a couple of unexpected visitors - one welcomed and one, not so much. Nimue receives two offers from the opposing kings, and negotiates with both to save her people. Tensions between the Fey and humans of Gramaire lead to harsh consequences for the aggressors. Gawain withstands torture rather than betray Nimue, and Squirrel proves why he is one of the best characters on television, period. Only one more episode until the season finale!
01:44:39
November 29, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #24 - Cursed S1E8
In Cursed S1E8, titled "The Fey Queen", the Fey must leave the safety of Nemos as the Grey Monk and Red Paladins close in on their location. Arthur finds a smuggler willing to transport the Fey to safety, but the ships will not be there before the Grey Monk. Nimue comes up with a plan to take the city of Gramaire back from the Red Paladins, and is reunited with an old friend. Morgana begins to see her future take shape in Gramaire. Merlin tries to bargain with Cumber the Ice King for Nimue's safety, but her new title amongst the Fey and the fact that she holds the Sword of Power poses a threat in his quest to claim the throne. The Widow sees Nimue's future, and it does not look good. King Uther finds out the truth about his birth.
01:35:13
November 25, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #23 - Cursed S1E7
In episode 7 of Cursed, the story starts to move along at a quicker pace as we begin to approach the end of the season. Nimue, Morgana, and Kaze avert the Pendragon soldiers by hiding in an abandoned cave with a dark history. Gawain and Arthur find themselves trapped at the mill and have to make sacrifices in order to try to save the trapped Fey. Merlin attempts to strike a deal with Cumber the Ice King in return for Nimue's safety. While Gawain and Arthur come to a reluctant truce to ensure everyone's safety, Nimue comes to their rescue with her most dramatic show of magic yet. A ghost from Morgana's past comes to give her news of her future, and Nimue is crowned Queen of the Fey. 
01:42:03
November 24, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #22 - Supernatural "End of the Road" Group Therapy Podcast
It's DONE! Last night was the SERIES finale of Supernatural, and we had to celebrate it (and grieve) the right way! Cat (Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast) flew into Atlanta so that we could watch the show together, and afterwards we did a live video stream on Facebook that we recorded for both podcasts. 
01:06:38
November 20, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #21 - Cursed S1E6
Third time's the charm! Due to technical and audio difficulties, we had to re-record this episode twice in order to get a decent show done, but we will not be stopped! Hanako, Anthony, Mike, and Lorrie discuss episode 6, in which Nimue and Merlin finally meet face-to-face. Nimue begins to get answers to the questions she has - even if they are most disturbing than she expected. Gawain and Arthur continue to clash, but Gawain's disdain for humans puts his traveling party at risk. The Queen Regent spies on Merlin, which puts Nimue, Morgana, and Kaze in danger. 
01:17:30
November 16, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #20 - Supernatural S15E19
Hanako and Cat (from the Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast) continue their countdown of the final episodes of Supernatural. We discuss our thoughts and emotions following the penultimate series episode, "Inherit the Earth", which gives off finale vibes as we finally get the showdown with Chuck/God that we've been preparing ourselves for. This episode also featured a sweet, nostalgic montage towards the end that remembers "all those we lost along the way". Only ONE EPISODE REMAINING!!!!!
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November 14, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #19 - TWD: World Beyond...and Beyond
In this episode, Hanako is once again joined by Kacey as they discuss the first half of Season 1 of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, as well as all of the other current and future TWD projects. 
01:26:41
November 12, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #18 - Supernatural S15E18
In the next episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast/Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast collaboration on the ending of Supernatural, Hanako and Cat discuss the episode "Despair", which pretty much says all you need to know about the episode. Only TWO more episodes left before we say goodbye to the Winchesters. 
01:11:02
November 08, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #17 - Cursed S1E5
In episode 5 of Cursed, the validity of Uther's claim to the Pendragon throne is questioned. Merlin is arrested for treason and sentenced to death, only to receive a last-minute reprieve. Arthur and Nimue come to an understanding, just as someone from Nimue's past returns. Iris continues to follow the path laid out for her. Nimue and Merlin finally meet, and their connection is revealed. So many secrets revealed in this episode; join the FHP crew and we discuss (and as Mike proclaims his love for all things Pym).
01:44:23
November 07, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #16 - Cursed S1E4
This week the entire FHP crew is back to discuss "The Red Lake", episode 4 of Cursed. Arthur escapes from the Red Paladins. Nimue becomes a danger to just about everyone who crosses her path. Pym is alive! The Red Paladins set an example in a nearby village. Father Cardin prays for an avenging angel. Igraine/Morgana and Sister Iris both receive signs, with very different results. The Abbey pays a high price for sheltering Nimue.
01:22:52
November 07, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #15 - Cursed S1E3
In today's episode, Hanako, Anthony, and Mike continue our discussion of "Cursed". Arthur seeks to restore his family's honor, but his lies catch up to him. Nimue wakes up in a strange place surrounded by both allies and enemies seen (and unseen). The Red Paladins come across a very important object, and we meet Sister Iris, who we predict will become a huge problem for Nimue. qElMQgYkZc5p5yZedn8a
01:04:53
November 07, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #14 - Cursed S1E2
In this episode of the Podcast, Hanako, Anthony, and Mike talk about the second episode of "Cursed". Anthony finally gets the exposition he's looking for, as we get a glimpse at Nimue's complicated backstory and how it affects her Fae powers in the present day. Merlin's sets out to find the sword, and Arthur shows his true colors.
01:22:02
November 04, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #13 - Supernatural S15E17
In the next episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast/Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast collaboration on the ending of Supernatural, Hanako and Cat discuss the episode "Unity", where Hanako very firmly defends Jack and his importance to Team Free Will, but Cat is not hearing it.   Dean and Sam continue to clash over Jack's role in the fight against God/Chuck, Jack gets help from a "very" old ally, Meg (as The Empty) gives Sam some disturbing news about Death's true intentions, and Chuck reveals his hand.  We'd love to know what you thoughts are in the comments!
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October 31, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #12 - Supernatural S15E16
Hanako and Cat from the Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast continue to discuss the final episodes of Supernatural with some discussion about S15E16, where we get to take one last (?) trip down memory lane with the Winchester brothers as they come face-to-face with a monster from their past, and Dean feels the weight of keeping a huge secret from Sam. Only 4 episodes now remain before we reach the end. 
01:09:13
October 28, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #11 – The Boys S2E8
It’s here! Episode 8 of The Boys, “What I Know” answers a lot of our questions but leaves us with more, gives us an epic fight scene, and leaves both sides with heartbreak. Hanako, Michael, Anthony, and Lorrie thoroughly explore the season 2 finale and what the events will mean for season 3.
02:28:52
October 27, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #10 – The Boys S2E7
In S2E7 of The Boys, the episode titled “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker” brings us a lot of parallels to the real world with a fear-induced shooting, super villain propaganda, and an explosive Congressional hearing. Butcher deals with some long-overdue family drama, Hughie gets introduced to “supe porn”, and Homelander and Stormfront make a house call with disastrous results. Join the crew as we discuss the penultimate episode for Season 2.
02:19:28
October 26, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #9 – Supernatural: Beginning of the End
“If the guys or anybody from this show ever listens to this podcast, thank you, thank you, thank you for 15 amazing years. Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting your heart and your soul into it and giving us these characters and giving us this experience and giving us this Supernatural family that will endure forever. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” – Hanako This episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast is a collaboration with Cat, creator and hostess of the Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast (the show that gave me my start in podcasting, of which I am still a co-host for). We discuss the beginning of the end for the longest-running show in genre TV history, and give our thoughts over 15 seasons of story, fan experiences, and our love of this show, and of Sam and Dean Winchester.
01:06:26
October 21, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #8 – Cursed S1E1
Join the Fandom Hybrid crew as they discuss the new-ish Netflix series Cursed, which is one of the latest retellings of the King Arthur legend, with the main focus on the character of Nimue, a member of the Sky Fae race.
01:01:50
October 20, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #7 – The Boys S2E6
The FHP crew discuss S2E6 of The Boys, “The Bloody Doors Off”, which gives us a look at what happened the night Lamplighter killed Mallory’s grandkids and the history between Frenchie and Lamplighter. We find out more about Vought and Stormfront’s connection to Sage Grove, and we finally find out the true extent of Stormfront’s history.
01:31:27
October 20, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #6 – The Boys S2E5
Butcher lashes out in the midst of an existential crisis, The Deep dives deeper into the Church of the Collective, Black Noir finds what he’s been looking for, we are introduced to the phrase “laser my tits”, and MM becomes Hanako’s favorite character due to his television-watching habits. Join the crew as we discuss S2E5 “We Gotta Go Now”.
01:37:32
October 11, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #5 – Return of The Walking Dead
It’s back, it’s finally back!! Hanako is joined by her friend Kacey as they gush over the return of The Walking Dead. Listen as they discuss the long-overdue conclusion to Season 10, the new spinoff series The Walking Dead: World Beyond, and the future of the TWD universe.
01:17:05
October 09, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #4 – The Boys S2E4
In this episode of the podcast, Hanako, Michael, and Lorrie discuss S2E4 of The Boys, in which Starlight bonds with Hughie and MM on a road trip, Liberty’s identity is revealed, Butcher reunites with Becca, and Homelander confronts his enemies. 
01:36:21
October 04, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #3 – The Boys S2E3
So…just how many different ways can we say EWWW? In S2E3, titled “Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men”, The Boys (and Kimiko) attempt to make an exchange aboard a Big Wet Dream, The Deep tries to find an in back into The Seven (with disastrous results), and Stormfront shows her true colors (let’s just say she is not a fan of black or yellow). Oh, and Hughie is (you guessed it!) covered in blood…AGAIN.
01:42:44
October 01, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #2 – The Boys S2E2
In S2E2 of The Boys, Butcher has returned but his arrival causes tension within the group. Stormfront is making one helluva impression during her media tour with Starlight and Queen Maeve (“Girls Get it Done!”), A-Train makes a very awkward comeback, Homelander begins campaigning for Father of the Year (not!), and Hughie is covered in blood…AGAIN. Join us as we discuss the episode titled “Proper Preparation and Planning”.
01:23:34
October 01, 2020
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #1 – The Boys S2E1
It’s here! The first episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast is available to stream. Listen to Hanako, Michael, Lorrie, and Anthony as they discuss S2E1 of the Amazon series, “The Boys”.
01:05:46
October 01, 2020