Episode 65 — Katie Fairchild of Radish Fiction

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Katie Fairchild talks to us about marketing for Radish and how an expertise in fanfiction informs her work. In the final installment of our fanfiction series, we talk with a publishing professional and fan fiction expert who works in the business of serialized fiction. Katie Fairchild is a marketing associate who uses her expertise in … Read more

Episode 64: Claudia Rebaza From The Organization For Transformative Works

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Communications staffer Claudia Rebaza from the Organization for Transformative Works joins Emily to talk about the world’s largest organization devoted to hosting and preserving fanworks and history. If you are a fanfiction writer or reader, you probably know about the biggest location for fanfiction on the web: Archive of Our Own, aka., AO3. It’s a … Read more

Episode 63: JT Reads the Most Notorious Fanfic of All Time

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JT gives a dramatic reading of My Immortal, the world’s most notorious fanfic. For over 15 years, online smartasses content creators have been doing dramatic readings of a single, infamous fanfic—My Immortal. It features an OC (original character) named Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way, Draco Malfoy, Good Charlotte, Harry Potter (who now goes by the … Read more

Episode 62— Fanfiction Part 1: An Introduction

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An introduction to fanfiction lingo and tropes. Hybrid Pub Scout Podcast · Fanfiction Part 1: An Introduction Friend of the pod Tara Lehmann and YA author and fanfic veteran Mary Elizabeth Summer join Emily to define different fanfic conventions and talk about their experiences writing and reading fic. If you’re worried you won’t be able … Read more

Episode 61: Anthropodermic Bibliopegy Part 2

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Emily and Chris continue to navigate the sordid world of books bound in human skin. Hybrid Pub Scout Podcast · Anthropodermic Bibliopegy Part 2 Content warnings for this episode: Corpse violation Medical ethics violations Abuse of power Objectifying the human body Worms Murder and Mutilation Racism & Colonialism The French The British …and swears of … Read more

Episode 60: Anthropodermic Bibliopegy Part 1

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Chris Curran joins Emily to discuss the practice of binding books in human skin: anthropodermic bibliopegy. Get ready for a whole lot of Yikes. The Necronomicon, tomes from the shelves of serial killers and war criminals—these are a few things that come to mind when we talk about books bound in human skin. Anthropodermic bibliopegy, … Read more

Episode 59: From Chaos to Creativity with Jessie Kwak

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Learn four guidelines to building a creative productivity system from guest Jessie Kwak. Hybrid Pub Scout Podcast · Episode 59: From Chaos to Creativity with Jessie Kwak If you’re a person who works in a creative profession, we’re coming in hot with some inspiration and guidance for 2022. In this episode, Emily speaks with writer … Read more

Episode 58: Ari Mathae and Denise Morales Soto of A Kids Company About

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Working on collaborative books and podcasts that empower kids to talk about the big stuff. What do you do when you need to talk to a kid in your life about a difficult subject but aren’t sure where to start? Enter A Kid’s Company About, a media company built on the belief that kids are … Read more

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