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The Shipping (Pod)Cast

The Shipping (Pod)Cast

By Shirasade
A multi-fandom podcast for the shipper in you, hosted by Shirasade. Creating a chain of interviews with fans talking about their OTPs and why they love them. Zero judgement, 100% squee. On an indefinite hiatus after January 2021.
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Special 04 - Boys Love Recommendations
As a last hurrah, I hope you enjoy this Patreon special from August 2020, in which I ramble about my favourite BL shows. You can find a continually updated recs list here. Thanks for sailing with me, my dear sailors! Please stay safe, stay healthy, let fandom help you stay sane - and remember: You are the captain of your ship.
January 10, 2021
Spot x Racetrack (Newsies) with Savannah
A multifandom podcast for the shipper in you. Happy new year! I'm getting into it more at the end of the episode, but this will be the last interview, at least for the foreseeable future. So it’s great that  we’re wrapping with a fun chat with the lovely Savannah about Spot and Race from the musical Newsies. Thanks for sticking with me, sailors! Show notes on
January 3, 2021
Arwen x Aragorn (Lord of the Rings) with Shania
A multi-fandom podcast for the shipper in you. This episode brings  out the Lord of the Rings nerd in me and I had a wonderful time waxing  rhapsodic with Shania not only about Arwen and Aragorn’s literally epic  love story but also many other things we love about Tolkien’s enchanted  world. Show notes on
October 31, 2020
Peggy x Steve (Marvel) with Gen
A couple of days late, but here I am with another offering from the MCU – in another lengthy episode Gen and I talk about yet another Steve ship, because Steve apparently goes with everyone. ;) This one’s special, though, having the distinct honour of a) being canon and b) containing the amazing and wonderful Peggy Carter.   Show notes on
October 12, 2020
Beauregard x Yasha (Critical Role) with Dawn
Back from my summer hiatus, this is a whopper of an episode - not just a crash course in the D&D podcast Critical Role and its canon femslash couple but also a fun conversation about everything from fandom to cosplay to queerness. Show notes on
September 25, 2020
Hiatus 2020 Check-in
Just checking in from my summer hiatus, which will last a bit longer than originally planned.
August 12, 2020
Enjolras x Grantaire (Les Mis) with Perlog Annwyl
Who would have thought there’s so much to talk about a ship originating in an 19th century novel… But Perlog Annwyl and I sure have a lot to talk about, making this a nice long episode for you to dig your teeth into before my summer break. Show notes on
June 19, 2020
Winn Schott x Querl Dox/Brainiac 5 (Supergirl) with Rachel
Sometimes we latch onto ships that might at first glance seem far-fetched, just because we feel that these two characters would somehow click and make a good couple. That’s what happened to Rachel with Winn and Brainy - and when they finally met in Supergirl canon, it turned out the chemistry was undeniable. :) Show notes on
June 5, 2020
Edward x Winry (Full Metal Alchemist) with Derek
A multi-fandom podcast for the shipper in you. In many places, restrictions are being lifted, but we’re all still a long way from normal. So maybe you won’t mind that this week’s episode turned out a bit longer and ramblier than normal, because as it turns out, Derek pretty much discovered fandom while preparing to talk about the canon ship of Edward Elric and Winry Rockbell from Full Metal Alchemist. We had a blast chatting not just about EdWin but also many other shiny things. :) Show notes on
May 22, 2020
Booth x Brennan (Bones) with Athena
I hope this episode finds you healthy and safe, wherever you are, whatever restrictions you might be living under. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have found refuge in fandom. Personally, I also find the structures and guaranteed outcomes of mystery shows soothing, so today’s episode is pretty perfect, as Athena​ and I visit the crime procedural Bones, which ran from 2005 to 2017, and its ultimate ‘opposites attract’ ship. Show notes on
May 8, 2020
Special 03 - Rare Pair Shipping Round Table
In turbulent times like these, fandom can prove a wonderful distraction and escape. Therefore I’m releasing my three Patreon specials for all my listeners in between the regular scheduled episodes. This is the third and last one - a round table chat with previous interview partners Mia, Nich, Kimmy and Phoe about the special hell - or special pleasure? - of rare pair shipping. Enjoy!
May 1, 2020
Rey x Kylo (Star Wars) with Ray
A multi-fandom podcast for the shipper in you. Reylo is the biggest ship to come out of the new Star Wars trilogy, and Ray explains with great passion why she fell in love with this ultimate enemies-to-lovers pairing. (We also talk a bit about our quarantine experiences - if that's not your thing, skip about 13 minutes after the intro.) Show notes on
April 24, 2020
Special 02 - On- and Offscreen Chemistry with Jalec Squad (live from ItaCon 3)
In turbulent times like these, fandom can prove a wonderful distraction and escape. Therefore I'm releasing my three Patreon specials for all my listeners in between the regular scheduled episodes. Attending a Shadowhunters convention with some of the lovely ladies from Jalec Squad, we tackled the controversial topic of Real Person Ships. Show notes on Patreon.
April 17, 2020
Pagan x Ishwari (Far Cry 4) with miss-rivia
These are trying times. I very much hope listening how Mazikeen  introduces me to Pagan Min and Ishwari Ghale, our first video game ship  from Far Cry 4, will provide you with distraction and entertainment -  that’s what fandom’s for, isn’t it? Show notes can be found on
April 10, 2020
Special 01 - Steam Powered Giraffe with maya-zulf
In turbulent times like these, fandom can prove a wonderful distraction and escape. Therefore I’m releasing my three Patreon specials for all my listeners in between the regular scheduled episodes. Today it's all about the awesome steampunk concept band Steam Powered Giraffe. They consist of a bunch of steam-powered robots (yes really!), and maya-zulf introduces me to their wide-ranging lore and funky music with great enthusiasm. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! :) Show notes on Patreon.
April 3, 2020
Jude x Cardan (The Folk of the Air) with Alyssa
Especially in these turbulent times, fandom can be a wonderful distraction, and this week Alyssa introduces me to the young adult book series The Folk of the Air by Holly Black and its main ship of Jude Duarte and Cardan Greenbriar. Show notes on
March 27, 2020
Brienne x Tormund (Game of Thrones) with teamreylo
Brienne and Tormund were never one of the big ships in the Game of Thrones fandom, but teamreylo was attracted to them right away. She makes a very good case as to why they could have made a great couple. Show notes as always on
March 13, 2020
Valery x Boris (Chernobyl) with Elena
In this episode Elena and I talk about the HBO mini-series Chernobyl, which covered the 1986 nuclear plant disaster and its aftermath. Valery and Boris aka Valoris start out in a wary, almost antagonistic partnership and end up firm allies. No wonder Elena ships them! Show notes can be found on
February 28, 2020
Stanley x Stanford (Gravity Falls) with Mitchan
We celebrate Valentine's Day with our first incest ship as Mitchan tells me all about the interesting dynamic between twins Stanley and Stanford Pines from the animated show Gravity Falls. Show notes as always on
February 14, 2020
Koiso Ryoko x Seiichirō Kitano (The Angel Densetsu) with Trevosh
In this episode Trevosh introduces me to this wonderfully weird slice-of-life manga series with its unique protagonist and adorable friends-to-lovers slow burn. Show notes on
January 31, 2020
Padme x Anakin (Star Wars) with Kaitie
Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker from the Star Wars prequel trilogy share the ultimate tragic story of forbidden love. Kaitie shares some of the things that appeal to her the most, despite me getting side-tracked by all sort of other fandom things. We also talk some more general Star Wars (and Jar Jar Binks in particular), because it’s almost impossible not to have opinions in this fandom. Show notes on
January 17, 2020
Marinette Dupain-Cheng x Chat Noir (Miraculous Ladybug) with Theabeea
We’re starting the new year with Miraculous Ladybug, another animated series, and the het pairing of Marinette Dupain-Cheng aka Ladybug and Chat Noir aka Adrien Agreste, who make up an entire love square all by themselves. As always, show notes on
January 3, 2020
Adora x Catra (She-Ra) with August
With She-Ra we’re back with a fandom I know nothing about, but August gives me a great primer on what makes Catra and Adora such a wonderful pairing – one with the definite potential to become canon, which makes a nice chance, especially for a lesbian couple. Show notes on
December 20, 2019
Steve x Bucky (Marvel) with Jen
A multi-fandom podcast for the shipper in you. To call Stucky a fandom juggernaut is to put it mildly, and Jen and myself have lots of fun exploring the vast realms of Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes in the MCU. Show notes with links on
December 6, 2019
Tang Yi x Shao Fei (HIStory3: The Trap) with Evelyn
Thank you for sticking with me, sailors! For this first episode after the hiatus Evelyn kindly came to my rescue - and we talked about a ship I enjoy very much as well. The Trap is part of the third season of the Taiwanese HIStory anthology series and our first foray into BL (Boys Love). This is an area I've fallen headfirst into recently, so we do get a bit side-tracked sometimes, but always come back to Tang Yi and Shao Fei. All links in the show notes.
November 22, 2019
Hi from my hiatus!
A quick update: Unfortunately the episode planned to end my mini hiatus fell through, so now I'm looking for someone who'd like to talk to me about their OTP. Any and all ships welcome that haven't been covered before!
October 11, 2019
JC x Justin (NSync) with stellarbisexual
With popslash we're moving into dangerous waters, as I talk with stellarbisexual about the first Real Person ship for this podcast (not counting the special Patreon episode). However, mostly we bond over being fandom olds and squee excitedly as we reminisce - not just about JC Chavez and Justin Timberlake but also some other shared fandoms. Show notes on
August 30, 2019
Ep. 19 - Eddie x Richie (IT) with Xander
When I realised I’d be visiting the famous horror franchise IT, I must admit to being just a bit apprehensive, since I’m a total wuss - but after all, I’d survived talking about cannibals before, in the episode about Hannibal. And when I talked with Xander about Richie Tozier and Eddie Kaspbrak (aka Reddie), I learned much to my surprise that this fandom likes its ship mostly in one flavour: fluff! Show notes on
August 16, 2019
Arthur x Eames (Inception) with Bucket
Arthur and Eames only share a handful of moments in Christopher Nolan’s Inception – however, the subjects of episode 18 somehow managed to take fandom by storm. Looking into the hows and whys and whatfors with Bucket was especially fun for me, because it’s been quite a while since an episode was about a pairing that I myself ship, too. Show notes on
August 2, 2019
Bakugou Katsuki x Kirishima Eijirou (Boku No Hero Academia) with Aida
We revisit another fandom - this time, we’re looking at Boku No Hero Academia from the perspective of Aida, who ships previous podcast object Bakugou Katsuki with Kirishima Eijirou and shares some of the reasons why she loves how their relationship develops in canon as well as plenty of fanworks for you to enjoy. Show notes on
July 20, 2019
Steve x Tony (Marvel) with Meeya
In the longest and most indepth episode to date, we revisit the Marvel universe as Meeya delves into the decades-long history of Steve Rogers and Tony Stark in their many iterations. Show notes as always on
June 28, 2019
Hannibal x Will (Hannibal) with Stitch
Unsurprisingly, this episode contains themes not for the faint of heart - yet despite my own cannibalism squick, Stitch was a very insightful and fun interview partner, not just when it came to Hannigram. We found plenty of common fandom ground, leading to a few detours, which I hope you enjoy as much as I did! Show notes on
June 15, 2019
Finn x Rey (Star Wars) with diversehighfantasy
Apologies for the delay in posting, but I promise my chat with Holly about Finn, Rey and the role of race in fandom is totally worth it, even if it’s a bit heavier fare than normal, focusing more on meta than fanworks – although of course those are mentioned, too! :) Show notes can be found on
May 26, 2019
Korra x Asami (Legend of Korra) with lj-writes
After having to scrap the originally planned episode 13, luckily L.J. jumped into the breach and talked with me about the canon femslash ship of Korra and Asami from Legend of Korra, the sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Show notes can be found on:
May 3, 2019
Percy x Annabeth (Percy Jackson) with sugar-butter-dumbass
A multi-fandom podcast for the shipper in you. We revisit the Percy Jackson fandom, but this time with the canon pairing of titular hero Percy and Annabeth Chase, for which my chat with Matilda gives me an entirely new perspective. The beauty of fandom! Show notes can be found on
April 18, 2019
Connor Murphy x Evan Hansen (Dear Evan Hansen) with Nich
Episode 11 brings us our first musical with Dear Evan Hansen - but while the songs are undeniably catchy, the story they tell is anything but fluffy, making for a fascinating interview about the Tree Bros with Nich aka bbcotaku. Show notes can be found on
April 5, 2019
Sasori x Deidara (Naruto: Shippuden) with forthewoolfy
A multi-fandom podcast for the shipper in you. In this episode I finally learn what Naruto is all about as Woolfy tells me all about Sasori and Deidara and what makes them work - both as separate characters and together. Show notes with links on
March 22, 2019
Blake Belladonna x Yang Xiao Long (RWBY) with neon-crayons
A multi-fandom podcast for the shipper in you. This episode marks our first femslash and first canonical ship, and I loved hearing all about it from Yami, despite some major technical difficulties. Show notes can be found on
March 8, 2019
Ep. 08 - Holmes x Watson (Sherlock Holmes) with thelordgrey
A multifandom podcast for the shipper in you. In this episode Grey and I get our geek on, not just about our shared love of Sherlock Holmes but also detouring a few times about fandom in general and generally having a blast. Fic recs and other links can be found in the show notes.
February 23, 2019
Ep. 07 - Kyoutani Kentarou x Yahaba Shigeru (Haikyuu!!) with hijackedhoneybeeez
A multi-fandom podcast for the shipper in you. We stay in anime/manga territory as I learn that "Kyouhaba is good!", to paraphrase my interview partner Honey, whose enthusiasm for this ship is absolutely infectious. We also detour a little, talking about fandom as a place of community and incredibly creativity. Show notes on
February 2, 2019
Ep. 06 - Bakugou Katsuki x Midoriya Izuku (Boku no Hero Academia) with mellowdoodles
A multi-fandom podcast for the shipper in you. Show notes on Episode 6 goes into unknown-to-me manga/anime territory. Luckily Mel is more than happy not only to introduce me to the BakuDeku ship, but also to dive deeply into these two different characters and how their relationship develops and changes over time.
January 18, 2019
Ep. 05: Dick Grayson x Jason Todd (DC) with kunfyouzed
In this episode, Alison (aka kunfyouzed) has to introduce me to the pairing of Dick Grayson and Jason Todd as we explore the DC multiverse and talk about how this ship works in any world. Show notes and additional info on
January 4, 2019
Ep. 04: Percy x Nico (Percy Jackson) with Takaraphoenix
With Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series we’re covering our first predominantly book-based fandom, and Takaraphoenix has to give me a newbie’s guide to the Percy-Nico ship and fandom. Luckily she’s the exactly right person to ask, having created something like 250 fanworks for the ship alone. Info and show notes can be found on
December 21, 2018
Ep. 03 - Bruce x Tony (MCU) with Kimmy
A fortnightly multi-fandom podcast for the shipper in you. The topic of this episode is the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ship of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. Show notes on
December 7, 2018
Ep. 02 - Doctor x River (Doctor Who) with Mia_Zeklos
A multi-fandom podcast for the shipper in you. Episode 2 features the fascinating, timey-whimey relationship between The Doctor and River Song, as Mia and myself dive into everything we love about this pairing. Show notes and other episode related posts can be found on Tumblr.
November 23, 2018
Ep. 01 - Jace x Alec (Shadowhunters) with Danae
A multi-fandom podcast for the shipper in you, hosted by Shirasade. Creating a chain of interviews with fans talking about their OTPs and why they love them. Zero judgement, 100% squee.
November 10, 2018