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Into the Archives: A Fanfiction Podcast

11 EpisodesProduced by Talia FranksWebsite

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… read more

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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 

Links mentioned in episode:
Guide to firing JKR:
Hogwarts for Everyone Rated-R Activity Book: (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 and on instagram and Twitter @thegaylyprophet. You can also support them on Patreon at 

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