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Into the Archives: A Fanfiction Podcast

Into the Archives: A Fanfiction Podcast

By Talia Franks
Every month, host Talia Franks entertains a new guest with a wild rendition of their latest trip into the fanfic archives. Listen along with guests as they hear stories of wixen, time lords, angels, demons, superheros, royalty & more, a little different from how you've heard them before. Transcripts available on intothearchivespod.com/category/transcripts/ Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @ArchivesPod!
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Episode 5: Exploring Fanfic with Latisha Jones of Interspectional

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Episode 9: Queer Platonic Time Buddies with K Alexandra Mills
Here at last is the episode I recorded last October with K Alexandra Mills, where we talked all about one of my favorite fics "You Only Live Twice" by drift99 on Ao3. You can read the fic, and find a spotify playlist to go along with it at linktr.ee/gayfiction. Transcripts for Into the Archives are available at intothearchivespod.com/category/transcripts/. You can find K Alexandra on Twitter and Instagram as @kalexiswrite! Follow Into the Archives @ArchivesPod on Twitter and Instagram and find more information about the podcast at intothearchivespod.com. Contact us via email at archivespod@gmail.com.
01:16:22
January 30, 2022
Episode 8: Cats, Christmas, and Doctor Who with Brittany Shropshire
This month's episode of Into the Archives is a Christmas special featuring Brittany Shropshire of the In Hindsight Podcast! In this episode we discuss two delightful Doctor Who Christmas fics, "Strays" by multifanwho and "Home for Christmas" by RiversOfMars, both of which can be found on Ao3. Put your headphones on and get ready for wibbly wobbly cat-filled fun! Happy holidays and stay safe
49:45
December 19, 2021
Episode 7: A Wibbly Wobbly MCU with Tai Gooden
In this month's episode I had a great time talking to freelance writer and romance novelist Tai Gooden about one of my favorite Doctor Who/ MCU crossover fanfics, Time Anomaly by Morena_Evensong. You can read the fic on both Ao3 and FFN.  Transcripts for Into the Archives are available at https://intothearchivespod.com/category/transcripts/.  You can find Tai on twitter @taigooden and on instagram @writertaigooden. Follow Into the Archives @ArchivesPod on Twitter and Instagram and find more information about the podcast at intothearchivespod.com. Contact us via email at archivespod@gmail.com. Find extra Into the Archives Perks including extended cuts of episodes and more via supporting my personal Patreon at patreon.com/taliafranks.
59:53
November 21, 2021
Episode 6: The wonderful world of AUs with Donnalie Jamnah
In this episode I got to have a truly delightful conversation with educator, storyteller, and instructional designer Donnalie Jamnah (DJ) about why fanfic is important to authors and readers alike. Along the way we touched on some of their favorite fandoms, including our mutual favorite book, Legendborn, before diving into talking about my favorite oneshot anthology series, Modern Merthur AUs by acciomerlin on Ao3.  You can find DJ online at https://donnaliejamnah.com/ and on Twitter and Instagram @talespinningdj. Follow Into the Archives @ArchivesPod on Twitter and Instagram and find more information about the podcast at intothearchivespod.com. Contact us via email at archivespod@gmail.com. Find extra Into the Archives Perks including extended cuts of episodes and more via supporting my personal Patreon at patreon.com/taliafranks.  
33:07
September 19, 2021
Episode 5: Exploring Fanfic with Latisha Jones of Interspectional
Listen in on the lively conversation I had with podcast host Latisha Jones, as we discussed our fanfiction and fandom journeys that got us to where we are today before diving into a fun recounting of one of my favorite coffee shop AUs. In this general release we discuss Tales of Magic by amithia, a BBC Merlin fic available on AO3 that is one of my favorites. There is an extended cut of this episode on my patreon that includes an additional Good Omens fic, as well as extended conversation about community and the importance of platonic relationships and their reflection in media and fanfic. You can find Interspectional at https://interspectional.com/ and @interspectional on Twitter and @interspectionalpod on instagram. You can also find Latisha on her personal twitter @leticia_creates. Follow Into the Archives @ArchivesPod on Twitter and Instagram and find more information about the podcast at intothearchivespod.com. Contact us via email at archivespod@gmail.com. Find extra Into the Archives Perks and more via supporting my personal Patreon at patreon.com/taliafranks.
51:36
August 22, 2021
Episode 4: Queer and Trans Representation in Fanfiction and Media feat. Hashtag Ruthless Productions
In a divergence from my usual format, I hold a conversation with Jessie Blount and Lark Malakai, the producers of The Gayly Prophet, EsGAYpe from Reality, and We are the Gayers at Hashtag Ruthless Productions, about their experiences with fanfiction as well as the importantance of trans and queer representation in media and the important role that fanfiction plays in providing that representation. We also discuss the ability of fanfiction to fill gaps and transform works that have come from problematic sources, particularly Harry Potter, and the importance in firing JK Rowling/ finding ways to ethically engage with Harry Potter while denying her profits under our capitalist society. This episode is slightly longer than usual, but the conversation is important. If you'd like to listen to the ad-free extended cut (which was released two days early), join my Patreon today! A transcript for this episode can be found at intothearchivespod.com/2021/06/episode-4-transcript/.  Links mentioned in episode: Guide to firing JKR: hashtagruthless.com/resource-guide Hogwarts for Everyone Rated-R Activity Book: hashtagruthless.com/shop/activitybookpdf (Available through end of June) You can find Lark on Instagram @larkmalakai and Jessie on Instagram @livefromdetroit and on Twitter @Jessie_Detroit. You can find Hashtag Ruthless at their website hashtagruthless.com and on instagram and Twitter @thegaylyprophet. You can also support them on Patreon at patreon.com/thegaylyprophet.  Follow Into the Archives @ArchivesPod on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and find more information about the podcast at intothearchivespod.com. Contact us via email at archivespod@gmail.com. Find extra Into the Archives Perks and more via supporting my personal Patreon at patreon.com/taliafranks.
01:10:09
June 20, 2021
Episode 3: Could this be… character development? Exploring Doctor Who fanfic with Amanda-Rae Prescott
Join me in conversation with freelance entertainment journalist Amanda-Rae Prescott, as we take a deep dive into the modern era of Doctor Who via the fanfic Grounded by Flyorine. Herein we discuss Thasmin, the ridiculousness of certain fanfics and tropes, call out lack of canonical character development, and relish in the opportunities of fanfiction for expanding on character and picking up plot threads. The additional fanfic mentioned in the episode is Corona Australis, also by Flyorine. Both of them can be found on Ao3. A transcript for this episode can be found at https://intothearchivespod.com/2021/05/episode-3-transcript/. You can find Amanda-Rae on Twitter @amandarprescott and on her website https://amandaraeprescott.com. Her Ao3 handle lies in secret. Follow Into the Archives @ArchivesPod on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and find more information about the podcast at intothearchivespod.com. Contact us via email at archivespod@gmail.com. Find extra Into the Archives Perks and more via supporting my personal Patreon at patreon.com/taliafranks.
42:59
May 23, 2021
Episode 2: Alternate Universes, Awkward Romances, and Plenty of Penguins feat. Lucia Kelly
During this jam-packed episode I dive into a rabbit hole of fanfics with special guest Lucia Kelly, my co-host for The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Podcast. Herein we touch on fandoms and fics within Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, and The 100, and feature a Good Omens fic. You can read a transcript of this episode at https://intothearchivespod.com/2021/04/episode-2-transcript/.  The fics referenced in this episode are Polar Opposites by summerofspock, How You Stay Alive and How to Save a Kingdom by LaughingSenselessly, and Star Trek: PBS by hellotailor. All of these can be found on Ao3. Follow Lucia @luciaroseanne on Twitter and @little-oxford-st on tumblr. Follow The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Podcast @WibblyPod on Twitter and Instagram.  Follow Into the Archives @ArchivesPod on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and find more information about the podcast at intothearchivespod.com. Contact us via email at archivespod@gmail.com. Find extra Into the Archives Perks and more via supporting my personal Patreon at patreon.com/taliafranks.
33:42
April 18, 2021
Bonus Episode 1.5: Beginning Your Fanfiction Journey with Delia Gallegos
This bonus episode features Delia Gallegos of Black Girls Create, with whom I discuss what it’s like to read and write fanfic, including past shame regarding the practice and how to embrace its legitimacy. Woven within our praise of AUs, we hope to set listeners up for a better understanding of fanfiction before taking a deeper dive into the archives. A transcript for this episode can be found at https://intothearchivespod.com/2021/04/bonus-episode-1-5-transcript/.  The fics mentioned in this episode are World Ain't Ready by idiopathicsmile and The Barista, the Burglar, and the Sofa by SeasOfTrees. We also reference the Podfic version of The Barista, the Burglar, and the Sofa by xinasvoice for SeasOfTrees. All of these can be found on Ao3.  Follow Delia and Black Girls Create on Twitter at @deliaistyping and @blkgirlscreate. Also follow her on Instagram at @thenerdsaretyping and @blackgirlscreate. Follow Into the Archives @ArchivesPod on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and find more information about the podcast at intothearchivespod.com. Contact us via email at archivespod@gmail.com. Find extra Into the Archives Perks and more via supporting my personal Patreon at patreon.com/taliafranks.
40:17
April 04, 2021
Episode 1: Nicole Hill, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who, Oh My!
In the inaugural episode of Into the Archives I talk to Nicole Hill of Black Tardis and Black Girls Create about why fanfic is sometimes better than the original, what even is fanfic when it comes to Doctor Who, and how to selectively love Harry Potter as a trans person. The retelling in this episode is of the fics Not Not-Human and All Hail the Time Lord's Son by Forsensica X.  A transcript for this episode can be found at https://intothearchivespod.com/2021/03/episode-1-transcript/  You can find more information about Nicole at strangespeci.men and make sure to follow them on Twitter @queerspecimen!  We are @ArchivesPod on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Keep up with the latest news at intothearchivespod.com
45:01
March 21, 2021
Introducing Into the Archives
Listen to a sneak peek of the first few episodes of Into the Archives, a fanfiction podcast from Talia Franks! The podcast, which features a new guest and a new fanfic each month, will release its first episode on March 21st 2021!
02:44
March 07, 2021