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General Chat

General Chat

By Anastazja Soliz
General Chat is a podcast about fandom. Fans are full of passion, enthusiasm, and dedication. These are the things that motivate folks to camp for a rare mount spawn, to solve every puzzle, to romance that one extremely difficult-to-romance character. General Chat seeks to explore the passion behind fandom with in-depth interviews every week.
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D&D For Me with Jessica Marcrum
  You might know this week’s guest from the acclaimed Uncaged Anthology, or her D&D module for feline bards and other folks too -- the College of Caterwauling, or from her very own game Nekomancy. I am talking, of course, about Jessica Marcrum. We talk about the challenges that come with creating a game, her love of wonder woman, and how the TTRPG community is changing for the better. Follow Jessica @Miss_Jess03  Support her Patreon:  Buy her games:  --- Follow General Chat @GeneralChatPod
August 08, 2019
Punch Your Fears with Ioana Muresan
 We return from our break with an amazing guest, artist Ioana Muresan! We talk about her OP AF Barbarian, meeting URL friends IRL, and why it’s never to late to follow your dreams.  She drew the wonderful episode art of us chatting, mere moments after we stopped recording. She's one cool bean, please check out her work at the links below: Twitter: @IoanaMuresanArt  Patreon:  Support General Chat at: Twitter:  @GeneralChatPod Patreon:  If you have questions you'd like me to ask the guests please send me an e-mail at
July 11, 2019
Everyone Can Be A Hero with Matt Baume
My guest this week is writer, DM, and the host of Queens of Adventure, Matt Baume! We talk about the importance of queer heroes, striving to grow as a DM, and how to balance mechanics and storytelling in a D&D podcast.  Please take a look at their Patreon:  Matt's Twitter: 
May 23, 2019
Ethical Podcasting Under Capitalism with Sarah Zedig
This week I talk to Sarah Zedig of  Let's Talk About Stuff and Trans Questioning.  We discuss the parallels between werewolves and the queer community, why being paid in exposure is bullshit, and our thoughts on gaining clout vs cancel culture.  Follow Sarah:  Follow the show: 
April 26, 2019
Fantasy Fandom with ArseQueef
This is a pure Critical Role fandom talk episode! We talk about how he feels about his responsibilities to the community, the surreal experience of meeting online friends in real life, and the origin story of your, my, our Beloved ArseQueef. 
April 11, 2019
Introverted Extrovert with AliandrasK
This week's guest is Aliandrask. We end up getting into some discussion about depression and isolation so if you are sensitive to those topics please be aware that we talk about them in this episode. We talk, like typical podcasters, about why she started podcasting, about taking a moment to appreciate the amount of thought that goes into game lore, and unlearning self destructive thoughts.
March 14, 2019
Animal Crossing Blues with Chuck
 Our guest this week is Chuck (@Charlubby) the creator of adorably relatable comics about mental health issues. Her comics feature pigeons and those trash birds help us figure out the trash thoughts our brain tries to tell us. We talk about her upcoming book Bird Brain,  how creating art can help ease the stigma around mental health, and why animal crossing is so appealing to adult audiences. Her book is available for pre-order here: Chuck's Twitter: General Chat Twitter: E-mail General Chat:
February 28, 2019
Fans, Forums, and Fears with Bonnie Qu
This weeks guest is Bonnie Qu! We talk about how Bonnie got into esports writing, the importance of team and fan interaction in Overwatch, and our very embarrassing early fandom experiences.
February 14, 2019
Roland in Time with James Ridgers
  This week's guest is James Ridgers! In this episode we discuss his earliest game memory Roland in Time,  interactive storytelling and why it matters, and how he copes with mental illness and how you can take care of your mental health.  Find James on Twitter:  @englishguy Find me on Twitter:  @GeneralChatPod 
January 17, 2019
The Marvelous Galactic Jonah
The first episode of 2019 features the marvelous  Galactic Jonah! We discuss feeling like your art doesn’t matter, entitled fandom, and the mysteries of the universe as seen through Jonah’s D&D experience.  Jonah's Twitter:  @GalacticJonah 
January 03, 2019
Deep Delve with Rho
This week’s episode features Rho from Realm Maintenance! We throw it all the way back with zork and the commodore 64, talk D&D and his actual play podcast, and after that things get deep. Rho opened up about some big losses in his life. He was vulnerable and open about topics that were personal, and I cannot thank him enough for talking to me about those experiences and how they shaped him. Rho: Rho's Shows: @RealmPodcast @Plus5ToHit @RestartCast @Hearthcasual
December 06, 2018
Nerd Family with Frazley
Today's episode is a thanksgiving treat! The guest is Frazley from the Frazelcast, a wonderful and wacky blizzard fan podcast. We talk about growing up in a family full of nerds. We discuss the importance of community and lifting one another up to be better than we could be as individuals. We talk about embracing yourself and learning to create content that is truly yours while also learning how to avoid burnout. We got deep, it was wonderful. Enjoy this episode with guest Frazel! Frazely's Twitter: @Frazleytastic @FrazlCast Frazely's Family TTRPG Company:
November 22, 2018
A Brief History of Jason Lucas
This week's guest is Jason Lucas, co-host of The Starting Zone podcast! We talk about impostor syndrome, cover a brief history of WoW, and discuss which fighting game reigns supreme. Jason's Twitter: The Starting Zone: Jason's Twitch:
October 11, 2018
Cosplay with Kazplay
This week's guest is Kazplay, cosplay master and co-host of The Worgen's Howl. We discuss winning the Blizzard costume contest, staying true to yourself, and what it means to get into character when your character is a wild beast. Kaz: The Worgen's Howl:
September 27, 2018
Esports Communities with Brightwing / Royalite
This week's guest is Brightwing and her human counterpart Royalite! We talk about OpenRaid, what we love about HotS, and why small esports communities matter. Royalite: HotSLogs:
September 06, 2018
Age Sex Location with Perfect Nomad
This week's guest is Anthony aka Perfect Nomad of the Freezing Nomad podcast! We talk about about our fathers and how our relationships impacted our views on video games and nerd culture. We also talk about the Medieval Times Blizzard nights, Overwatch League, and A/S/L  Perfect Nomad: Freezing Nomad:
August 30, 2018
Fireside Gatherings with J.R. Cook
This week's guest is J.R. Cook, co-host of Well Met! and co-founder of BlizzPro. We discuss the journey to create BlizzPro, Heartstone firesides, and growing up as a nerd in a small town. J.R. Cook: Well Met!: BlizzPro:
August 23, 2018
The SIMS with Freckleface
This weeks guest is Freckleface from Hearthcast! We talk about life lessons learned playing the SIMS, sneaky rogue trickery, and community building. Freckleface Twitter: Hearthcast: Fish Mace:
August 16, 2018
Lazy Vacation Episode
Hi guys! I’m on vacation this week so I recorded a short talk about arcades and what they mean to me. Enjoy!
August 09, 2018
Double Entendre with Thornbrow
This week's guest is Thornbrow and we have what feels like a chat between old friends. We talk about fluffy kittens, recommend shows to each other, and discuss the nuances of growing up around the country. Minecraft Coral Reef Article: Video Games Live: Lagging Balls: Thornbrow: Thyst:
August 03, 2018
That's Awkward with Jon Jagger
This week's guest is Jon Jagger! Podcaster, gamer, D&D's #1 Politician. He is a host on on Azeroth Roundtable, CORE, and can be found running around a post apocalyptic wasteland in There Will Be Dungeons. Join us as we discuss sentimental raid music, binging games, and awkward D&D encounters.  Jon's Twitter: There Will Be Dungeons: Azeroth Roundtable: CORE:
July 26, 2018
Final Fantasy with Serephita
This week's guest is @Serephita the talented cosplayer, streamer, and social media wrangler. We discuss Final Fantasy, how to survive a convention, and why being inclusive makes the world better. Super cool Project Ebonblade twitter: Serephita: D20 Article on Geekery:
July 19, 2018
Challenges with Stonegrasp
This week's guest is Stonegrasp! Stone is the co-host of two WoW based podcasts, Adventures In Azeroth and WoW Challenges, he helms the Wow Challenges wedsite, and runs a yearly charity stream in benefit of ALS. Please join us as we talk about WoW challenges and IRL challenges, Blizzcon goodness, and why Overwatch League made us quit playing Overwatch. Find Stone here: @Stonegrasp @AdvAzeroth @WoWChallenges Classic LAN photo:
July 12, 2018
Mall Goth D&D with Michel Lee Garrett
This week's guest is Michel Lee Garrett my long time friend and all around nerd. In this episode we trade insults, gush over Kingdom Hearts and Studio Ghibli, and Michel shares her love of Shadowrun with me while I insult all Shadowrun players by calling it "Mall Goth D&D".
June 28, 2018
Twitch Chat with Kikibunny
Today's guest is a positive force in the streaming world, a kind and funny human being, it's Kikibunny!
June 15, 2018
Mentorship with Marconin
Today's guest is Marconin! Marconin is one of the hosts of Tauren Think Tank, a voice over artist, and audio producer. We talk Triple T, mentorship and what it means to help others, as well as the driving force of frenzied fandom that is Blizzcon. Marconin's Matrix Online AMV: Fan Made Video: @MarconinWoW, @TaurenThinkTank
June 07, 2018
OverTalk part 2 with Ziomara
Today's episode is audio from Overtalk, a bi-weekly twitch stream hosted by @AtomicZiomara and I. We discuss last week's games and OWL news.
June 05, 2018
MTG with Trogdor
Today's episode features twitch streamer Trogdor. We talk corny games, MTG, and streaming struggles.
May 31, 2018
Fairy Princess Faebelina
Today's guest is the lovely Faebelina! We discuss fandom, art, and the intersection of the two. Follow Faeb at: @Faebelina
May 17, 2018
OverTalk with Ziomara
Taken from our bi-weekly OverTalk podcast, my co-host Ziomara and I discuss our Overwatch trip, predict the upcoming week of games, and discuss meta changes.
May 15, 2018
Sweet Memories with Salfademas
We return from hiatus with @Salfademas, who shares some sweet Warcraft memories.
February 06, 2018
Patreon Pals with Frenone
This week’s episode features the talented @Frenone! We talk lore and art advice. I fangirl a modest amount. The Lost Codex episode referenced in this episode: Music used in this podcast was created by: @MichaelMGarrett
February 06, 2018
The Enigmatic Mage
This week’s episode features the charming @HighArchmage, a plethora of video game knowledge, and a special shout out to Milton, our guild’s resident hunter pet. Music used in this podcast was created by: @MichaelMGarrett
February 06, 2018
Training Dummies with Rob Copeland
This week’s guest is Rob Copeland, co-host of the Training Dummies podcast! I pick his mind about roles in Warcraft and elsewhere. Follow him on twitter: @robcopeland Follow his podcast: @TrainingDummies
February 06, 2018
Purveyor of Puns with Hannah Straw
This week’s episode features a marvelous mage, a purveyor of puns, and the founder of the Icecrown Challenge–It’s Hannah Straw otherwise known as Arcane Ratsel!
February 06, 2018
The Beginning with Lepus
On this short but sweet inaugural episode of General Chat I sit down with my Guild Master Lepus and talk about his experience with video games.
February 06, 2018