Fandom Hybrid Podcast
By Hanako Ricks
Fandom Hybrid PodcastMay 24, 2023
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #236 - Shadow and Bone S2E7
#shadowandbone #grishaverse The penultimate episode of season 2 finds our heroes coming to grips with what destiny has in store for them. Mal is resigned to his fate, while Alina grasps at straws for an alternate solution. Kirigan enacts a horrific plan in order to flush out the Sun Summoner and the Firebird. Nikolai and his group are on the run after falling for a well-calculated trap. Tolya, Zoya, and The Crows make a stunning return to Ravka. Alina and Mal prepare to perform a miracle, but an attack by Kirigan has major consequences on both sides of the fight.
Fast X - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #236
#thefastfamily #fastx This episode is our unedited livestream discussing the latest film in the Fast and Furious franchise. Dom Toretto is living a happy and peaceful life raising his son Little Brian. When Roman, Tej, Han, and Ramsey are off on a mission in Rome, Dom is paid a visit from an injured Cypher, who warns him of a coming war with an unknown enemy. Ten years ago, Dom was responsible for the destruction and death of Hernan Reyes in Rio de Janeiro, and now his unhinged son Dante has come to claim his revenge wreaking havoc and mayhem and putting Dom's family in danger. How far will one man go to prolong the suffering of another? How far will one man go to protect everything he holds dear?
As the first of a planned three-film franchise finale, Fast X brings a lot of what we expect from the Fast and Furious franchise, as well as gives some unexpected surprises and pays tribute to characters we have lost along the way.
Fear the Walking Dead S8E1 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #235
#fearthewalkingdead #TWDuniverse We're back in the world of The Walking Dead with the Season 8 premiere of Fear the Walking Dead. Seven years after Morgan and Madison head to PADRE to rescue Baby Mo, we find them both as broken people living with the consequences of decisions they made. We also meet a young girl named Wren, as she moves through day-to-day life at PADRE and discovers secrets she was never meant to learn.
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #234
#guardiansofthegalaxy #marvelcinematicuniverse #MCU The final entry for the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy comes with a lot of Mike’s favorite catchphrase, “emotional damage”! Rocket’s traumatic past is brought to the forefront of the story when his life is put in jeopardy after a kidnapping attempt by his former captor, The High Evolutionary. As the Guardians work to figure out a way to save him, they must all face their own demons and fears in order to heal and help one another (and save the galaxy…again).
The Wheel of Time S1E8 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #233
#thewheeloftime In the season one finale, a glimpse into the past reveals a conversation that may have led to the breaking of The Wheel 3000 years ago. Nynaeve encourages Lan to go after Moraine and Rand. The city of Fal Dara prepares to battle against a massive trolloc attack. Nynaeve, Egwene, and Perrin all contribute to the defense of Fal Dara. A familiar face on the wrong side give Perrin pause. As the Dark One entices him with the possibilities of life as the Dragon Reborn, Rand makes his choice.
Shadow and Bone S2E6 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #232
#shadowandbone #grishaverse As Alina, Mal, and Baghra search for Morozova's workshop, Baghra tells a shocking story about her family's history. Knocked out by the poison in Ohval's home, the Crows face down their deepest fears in their subconscious. Kirigan takes his fight to Keramzin in the hopes of drawing Alina out. Ohval fights to protect the thing most precious to her. Baghra delivers a stunning blow to both Mal and Kirigan. The feverish pursuit of the Firebird has heartbreaking consequences for both Alina and Kirigin.
The Wheel of Time S1E7 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #231
#thewheeloftime In the penultimate season one episode of The Wheel of Time, lots of truths are revealed as Moraine and the group make their way through The Ways - without Mat. Rand's origin story is revealed. In the aftermath of Mat's abandonment, the group begins to fight amongst each other, while fighting against their deepest fears and insecurities. Forced to seek refuge in the city of Fal Dara, grievances are aired, relationships are fractures, formed, and repaired. One of the group realizes they are the Dragon Reborn, and makes a tough decision to protect the rest.
Shadow and Bone S2E5 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #230
#shadowandbone #grishaverse Alina, Nikolai, and the rest of the group from the Spinning Wheel try to regroup after Kirigan's attack. Tolya and Zoya arrive in Ketterdam to ask the Crows for assistance in locating the blade Neshenyar. Baghra and Genya reunite with Alina, but Genya's arrival forces Nikolai to come to terms with harsh truths. A simple question leads to tension between Wylan and Jesper. The Crows arrive in Bhez Ju to locate the blade, but face some troubles. Alina's attempt to sever her connection to Kirigan and her focus on saving Ravka causes division between her and Mal. Pekka Rollins has an eventful first day in Hellgate.
The Wheel of Time S1E6 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #229
#thewheeloftime Tensions arise in the White Tower with the return of Siuan Sanche - the Amyrlin Seat. Liandrin, Moraine, and Alanna are called to receive judgment after Logain's gentling. Political machinations and personal conflicts put Moraine and the Amyrlin Seat in a position to make a difficult choice. Egwene and Perrin arrive in Tar Valon. The Amyrlin Seat renders judgment on Moraine. A long-waited reunion leads to the start of a new journey, but one person's decision may have consequences for the rest of the group.
Shadow and Bone S2E4 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #228
#shadowandbone #grishaverse Prince Nikolai and Alina unveil their “plan” to unify Ravka, but not everyone is thrilled with the announcement. Baghra continues to berate her son for his actions, but fails to make him see reason. A former enemy brings news of the Darkling while seeking protection in Alina’s camp. Mal finds a possible solution for the nichevo’ya. The Crows stage an elaborate plan to bring Pekka Rollins to his knees. The Darkling makes the first deadly move in his war against Ravka.
The Wheel of Time S1E5 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #227
#thewheeloftime Having suffered a heavy loss, the Aes Sedai return to the White Tower with the now-gentled Logain. Rand and Mat find their way into Tar Valon. Perrin and Egwene find themselves in trouble when they run into Child Valda again. Stepin struggles with life after Kerine's loss. Nynaeve is reunited with Rand and Mat, just as Mat's condition worsens. As Egwene channels to save Perrin's life, Perrin hints at a power of his own. Lan endures another tragic loss.
Shadow and Bone S2E3 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #226
#shadowandbone #grishaverse Powered by the second amplifier, Alina experiences a block while trying to tear down The Fold. Sturmhond's true identity reveals an unexpectedly powerful ally for Alina. Kaz's obsession with taking down Pekka Rollins causes dissention amongst the Crows, Inej faces down her demon. A hurtful betrayal leaves Kirigan determined to keep control over the Grisha. Alina finds more allies as she is reunited with fellow Grisha. Kirigan realizes the extent of his connection to Alina. The Crows lay out the perfect plan to take down Pekka Rollins. After discussing her options with Mal, Alina makes a decision in the hopes of unifying Ravkans and the Grisha for good.
The Wheel of Time S1E4 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #225
#thewheeloftime The fate of the self-proclaimed Dragon Reborn is debated amongst the Aes Sedai. As Rand, Matt, and Thom find shelter for the night, Thom warns Rand of Mat's worsening condition. Egwene and Perrin continue traveling amongst the safety of the Tuatha'an, Nynaeve and Lan form a truce. Rand and Mat flee as danger finds them. As Logain's army attacks, a tragedy reveals the most powerful channeler ever seen.
This episode was originally recorded on January 26, 2022.
Shadow and Bone S2E2 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #224
#shadowandbone #grishaverse A new ally helps Alina and Mal look for the Sea Whip. Kaz and the Crows come up with a plan to hit Pekka Rollins where it hurts. A little more of Kaz's background is revealed. Kirigan retrieves some important items to assist with regaining his power. The Sea Whip's memories are illuminating. The Crows find themselves in uncharted territory. Kirigan realizes he is still connected to the Sun Summoner.
The Wheel of Time S1E3 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #223
#thewheeloftime After the events the led them to flee Shadar Logoth, our group finds themselves separated and trying to find the best path forward. Rand and Matt seek shelter in a small town, where friend or foe are hard to tell apart. Egwene and Perrin are guided to safety by unlikely allies. As Moraine's condition worsens, Lan finds himself surprised by a ghost. Rand and Matt disagree on a path forward, but find themselves united when they are confronted by a threat. The Aes Sedai make a bold claim.
This episode was originally recorded on January 19, 2022.
Shadow & Bone S2E1 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #222
#shadowandbone #grishaverse IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!! Shadow & Bone Season 2 has finally arrived and the first episode did not disappoint! Alina and Mal's life on the run is short-lived. The Crows return to Ketterdam to find that they have lost everything. Nina struggles to reach Matthias. Alina and Mal make some new acquaintances. With a new demolitions expert and Heartrender, Kaz begins to make a dangerous stand. Kirigin makes his rebirth known.
The Last of Us (Gamer Episode) - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #221
#thelastofus #TLOU We loved the show so much we had to come back for one final discussion, and this time we brought some friends along! Join us as we talk about season 1 of The Last of Us with our gamer friends Carlos, Ben, and Jason, who were fans of the game long before the show. Hear their thoughts on how the game was adapted for the show, what they loved about the changes, and what they are looking forward to for season 2.
Find Carlos on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dragonbourneapostate
Fine Jason on the Brang Da Popcorn Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/@UCZJj5UJznWg5hZ8T703V7qw
The Last of Us S1E9 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #220
#thelastofus #TLOU The season finale of The Last of Us shows us that while love is arguably the most powerful emotion of all, it can also be the most destructive. Ellie's origin story is finale revealed. Joel struggles to keep Ellie engaged in the aftermath of the events with Pastor David. Ellie and Joel both reach an understanding. An unexpected reunion leads to an unacceptable truth. Joel makes a decision that will alter the course of his and Ellie's lives and relationship.
The Last of Us S1E8 = Fandom Hybrid Podcast #219
#thelastofus With Joel still unconscious, Ellie searches for food. An unexpected encounter provides Ellie with assistance while also placing her in danger. A nearby community resorts to the desperate measures in order to survive. Ellie finds herself in a compromising situation. A now-conscious Joel resorts to his old ways to track down someone dear. Ellie faces off against her biggest threat yet. A solemn reunion solidifies the evolved relationship of Joel and Ellie.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #218
#antmanandthewasp #quantumania #marvelcinematicuniverse #MCU The MCU is back for its first cinematic release of 2023, Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania. On the heels of saving the world with The Avengers, Scott Lang is leading a happy, low-key kind of life. But when his ambitious daughter Cassie creates a portal to the Quantum Realm, all hell breaks loose as they - and the Pyms - are sucked into the subatomic dimension and come face-to-face with a new enemy that has the potential to make Thanos look like child's play.
The Last of Us S1E7 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast Episode #217
#thelastofus The Last of Us continues to break our hearts by giving us the origin story of Ellie's bite and what really happened at the mall. Ellie finds shelter for Joel, but he tries to convince her to go back to Tommy. Ellie has flashbacks of her last "normal" night in the Boston QZ with her best friend, Riley. Ellie makes a decision about Joel.
The Last of Us S1E6 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #216
#thelastofus Reunited and it feels so good...kind of. Three months after the heartbreaking events in Kansas City, Joel and Ellie are still wandering towards Wyoming and their search for Tommy and the Fireflies. Joel and Ellie are warned to abandon their search or else they will find trouble. Joel continues teaching Ellie about the old world. Joel and Tommy reunite, but things are still tense between the brothers. Ellie learns a sad truth about Joel. Tommy reveals some huge news, which adds additional strain to his relationship with his brother. After finding their base camp abandoned, the search for the Fireflies continues. An unexpected confrontation leaves Joel and Ellie's future up in the air.
The Boys S3E8 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #215
#theboys The season 3 finale of The Boys is full of confrontations and revelations. Butcher makes a move to save Hughie's life in a way only Butcher could. Maeve finds a way out of her predicament. Homelander finds something he was looking for. Soldier Boy and Butcher compare crappy dad stories. Black Noir makes a return to Voight Tower. Homelander lays all cards on the table to his team. The Boys come up with a plan to take Soldier Boy down, but not all are on board. Homelander's plans for a family reunion don't go quite as planned. A sacrifice is made in order to save the day.
The Last of Us S1E5 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #214
#thelastofus What better way to say "Happy Valentine's Day" than by discussing the latest heartbreaking episode of The Last of Us. Joel and Ellie form a reluctant alliance with the most wanted man in Kansas City. Kathleen shows no mercy in her search for Henry and Sam. Ellie finds a kindred spirit in Sam. Kathleen faces her nemesis, but a larger threat makes itself known. The mistakes of the previous leadership has disastrous and deadly consequences.
The Last of Us S1E4 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #213
#thelastofus Joel and Ellie continue to make their way towards Wyoming. Ellie tries to break the ice with Joel, who does not find her attempts humorous. A forced detour lands the pair in hot water. After saving Joel during an attack, Ellie makes a startling confession. The leader of a new group pursues a defector, while ignoring a much larger problem in her camp. Joel and Ellie seek shelter, but find themselves in a compromising situation.
Mentioned at the end of the show: we will be presenting panels at this years ATL Comic Convention, to be held Feb. 24-26 at the Georgia World Congress Center. You can find out more information about the panels on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
The Wheel of Time S1E2 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #212
#wheeloftime The gang from the Two Rivers continue to lead the Trollocs away from home. Eamon Valda and the White Cloaks hunt down the Aes Sedai. Moraine's life is in jeopardy as her wound gets worse. The group finds shelter in an abandoned city, but safety is fleeting.
The Last of Us S1E3 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #211
#thelastofus The Last of Us takes a break from harrowing fear this week, replacing it with happiness and heartbreak. As they deal with the loss of Tess, Joel and Ellie continue their trek towards Bill and Frank's. Ellie experiences a lot of firsts, and tests her boundaries in the process. Bill and Frank are introduced in a series of flashbacks that lead to present day. Joel and Ellie come to an understanding as they continue on their search for Tommy and the Fireflies.
Arthurian Legends Series: Cursed - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #210
#arthurianlegends #cursedonnetflix New on the FHP – we have decided to do a monthly series focusing on works with a central theme; for 2022, we will be discussing some of our favorite works based on Arthurian Legends, starting off with a look back at one of the first shows we covered on the podcast, the Netflix series Cursed.
Cursed tells the story of a young woman named Nimue, whose encounter with a dark force in her youth causes her to be shunned within her Fae community. Through a series of events, she sets out on a journey to discover who she really is, while encountering other figures that will have a huge impact on her journey. The usual characters are present – Arthur, Merlin, Morgana, Gawain – but there are also a few surprises in store.
The series only ran for one season, leaving viewers with a cliffhanger on where the story would be going. If you would like to hear our earlier discussions of the show, you can find them at this link: https://www.fandomhybrid.com/category/cursed-on-netflix/
The Last of Us S1E2 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #209
#thelastofus As we get into episode 2 of The Last of Us, we get a flashback to the morning all hell breaks loose in Jakarta, Indonesia. While Joel and Tess discuss the pros and cons of following through with their mission, Ellie gets her first glimpse ever of the world outside the QZ. Tell teaches Ellie some of the basics of surviving in an Infected world. The Clickers are introduced in a terrifying way. When tragedy strikes, Tess urges Joel to set things right.
The Last of Us S1E1 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #208
#thelastofus In this episode, we begin our coverage of the new HBO Max series, The Last of Us. In the year 2003, a series of violent events introduces the start of a global pandemic caused by a fungal infection that turns humans into parasitic monsters intent on infected all living beings. Joel Miller, his brother Tommy, and daughter Sarah attempt to navigate through the blockades and widespread panic to get to safety when tragedy occurs. Twenty years later, Boston is a wasteland and Joel - in an attempt to escape the Quarantine Zone to search for his missing brother - unexpectedly finds himself tasked with smuggling a young girl out of the QZ to safety.
The Boys S3E7 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #207
#theboys In the aftermath of the events at Herogasm, everyone tries to find a way to move forward. Soldier Boy, Butcher, and Hughie locate Mindstorm, whose powers take Butcher to a dark place. Black Noir faces his traumatic past with the help of childhood friends. The Deep tries to spice up his marriage in an unconventional way. A-Train gets a new lease on life. Kimiko makes a tough decision about her future. Some unexpected information from Mindstorm gives Soldier Boy pause, while Butcher also learns some devastating news.
The Wheel of Time S1E1 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #206
#thewheeloftime #amazon In this episode, we discuss the first episode of the Amazon Prime series, The Wheel of Time, based on the best-selling novels by Robert Jordan. It’s been 3000 years since the last Dragon walked the earth, and as the Wheel of Time spins, the time has come for the new Dragon to be reborn. Moraine Sedai and her warder, Lan, travel to a small village in search of the person who may be the next Dragon. However, this small village holds several who have the potential of greatness, and Moraine must make a choice that may decide the fate of the world. Meanwhile, the bonds between 5 lifelong friends are tested when danger finds its way into their home.
This episode was originally recorded on December 7, 2021.
The Boys S3E6 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #205
#theboys #herogasm We kick off 2023 by picking up where we left off with one of 2022's biggest shows, The Boys, and its most talked about episode. Little Nina shows no mercy after Frenchie's disobedience. Homelander begins to show signs of stress at the reappearance of Soldier Boy. The paths to justice, or revenge, or taking a stand, all lead to the TNT twins in Vermont, where they are currently hosting the 70th anniversary of Herogasm. Homelander comes face-to-face with his former idol. Hughie makes an huge admission to Annie. Kimko and Frenchie deal with the aftermath of Little Nina's attack. A-Train gets justice for his brother's injury, but it comes at a cost.
House of the Dragon S1E10 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #204
#houseofthedragon We round out the year with our discussion of the season finale of House of the Dragon. After learning of the death of King Viserys and coronation of Aegon, Rhaenyra and Daemon take different approaches in dealing with their grief and anger. Rhaenyra goes into labor while Daemon plans revenge. In the midst of tragedy, Rhaenyra is crowned Queen on Dragonstone. Jaecerys and Lucerys leave Dragonstone to seek allies for their mother. A confrontation over an old grudge results in an act of war.
The Walking Dead SERIES FINALE - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #203
#thewalkingdead #seriesfinale Oh, it's so hard to say goodbye...to The Walking Dead. After 11 seasons, we reach the final (?) conclusion for most of our characters in the series. Trying to save Judith, Daryl finds himself in a precarious situation. Gabriel, Eugene, and Rosita find and rescue the toddlers, but find themselves in trouble when they are surrounded by walkers. Judith makes a startling admission to Daryl and Carol regarding her parents. The group organizes themselves to make a last stand for the people of the Commonwealth. Negan and Maggie have a long overdue conversation. In the aftermath of war, some characters find their place, while others say goodbye. As one story ends, a new one takes shape.
Hanako and Kacey also talk about their trip to LA, where they attended The Walking Dead Serie Finale Live Event, which included a live taping of the supersized Talking Dead aftershow.
This episode was originally recorded on December 5, 2022.
The Walking Dead S11E23 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #202
#thewalkingdead In this penultimate episode for the series, our group in Alexandria head back to the Commonwealth to find their missing children and reunite with the rest of their group. Judith decides to join the fight for her family. Max and Yumiko continue to rile up the crowds against Pamela, while Mercer is sent to deal with a growing threat, leaving Eugene alone to hide from the soldiers. Tragedy befalls Aaron’s group as they are separated by the horde. Ezekiel and Negan have a long overdue talk. Pamela lays several traps, resulting in some huge mistakes. The group gets trapped while Daryl tries to save a life.
Check out our YouTube channel to see Hanako’s live reaction video to this episode. https://youtu.be/1bjQRs97NUU
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #201
#blackpantherwakandaforever #longlivekingtchalla The Atlanta crew of the FHP got together at an early screening to see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Mourning the loss of their leader, King T'Challa, Shuri, Queen Romunda, and the rest of Wakanda isolate further isolate themselves from the world. But when a government-funded expedition finds Vibranium on the ocean floor, a new threat rises to the surface to challenge the Wakandans in order to protect their underground world. Shuri, with the help of friends new and old, must find a way to heal from the past and forge her own path forward to save Wakanda. With some leveled humor amidst the heartbreak and surprises, this film pays a loving tribute to the character of King T'Challa - the Black Panther - as well as his portrayer, the late Chadwick Boseman. Wakanda Forever.
Our 200th episode! - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #200
It's our 200th published episode!!!! Come join us as the original FHP crew catches up and chats about lots of geeky stuff as we reminisce on 200 episodes.
The Walking Dead S11E22 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #199
#thewalkingdead #TWD Although separated, the Alexandrians begin making plans to reclaim their home. The group with Daryl and Maggie enter the sewers to gain access to Alexandria, while Ezekiel, Negan, and the others try to plan a rebellion within the walls. Aaron's group are reunited with members from Oceanside, who inform the group of the Commonwealth's takeover. In the Commonwealth, Yumiko fights a losing battle to prove Eugene's innocence. Eugene begins to accept his fate as Yumiko makes a last appeal for help. The Alexandrians make a stand with the help of unexpected allies. Mercer makes a very clear declaration.
The Walking Dead S11E21 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #198
#thewalkingdead #TWD Thanks to conflicting schedules, we are playing catchup (or are we delaying the inevitable?) on the last few episodes of the series. In this episode, titled “Outpost 22”, we figure out what the Commonwealth has done with our crew. Daryl and Carol follow the train to try to locate the kids, but find another hostage instead. Maggie, Gabriel, and Rosita escape their transport but are separated in the process. Negan, Ezekiel, and Kelly are sent to do hard labor. All crews work towards locating and rescuing their kids and people. The location of Outpost 22 is a surprising reveal.
This episode was recorded on November 13, 2022.
The Walking Dead S11E20 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #197
#thewalkingdead #TWD After narrowly escaping Pamela's goons, Carol and Daryl set off to find and rescue their family and friends. Yumiko is presented with an ultimatum. Lance is rescued in exchange for information. Yumiko seeks an ally from the inside, but her pleas fall on deaf ears. Pamela loses her upper-hand. Carol and Daryl learn one of the Commonwealth's secrets. In light of his past misdeeds, Lance learns a harsh lesson.
CONjuration 2022 Recap - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #196
#conjurationcon In this episode, Hanako, Anthony, and Mike share their thoughts about their recent experience at CONjuration in Atlanta. They are joined by their CONjuration co-panelist Dena, who is also a long-time friend and listener of the FHP. Together, they discuss their shared panel experiences, the fun and frustrations of competitive game participation, and why - as a smaller convention - CONjuration just feels like home and family.
Dena is the co-host (along with her husband, Adam) of the vlog Drunk and Blerdy with Nyx and Quat, which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/user/andromeda0477
For more information about CONjuration, check out their website: https://www.conjurationcon.com/
House of the Dragon S1E9 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #195
#houseofthedragon The death of the King exposes major cracks within the Targaryn/Hightower household in the castle. Queen Alicent navigates through her grief while pondering her husband's final words. Otto Hightower and the Small Council take matters into their own hands. The High Lords and Ladies of Kings Landing are presented with an ultimatum. Princess Rhaenys finds herself an unwilling guest. Loyalties are questions as the question of succession begins to divide. Queen Alicent is placed in a difficult position. An unlikely coronation takes place, with an unexpected conclusion.
The Walking Dead S11E19 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #194
#thewalkingdead #twdfinalseason After another real-life hiatus, we are back to discuss episode 19, "Variant". In the aftermath of Sebastian's death, Eugene goes into hiding while Pamela soldiers search for him. Max is urged to safe herself by betraying Eugene. The Alexandrians find themselves on the outside again. Heading to Oceanside, an accident forces Aaron, Jerry, Elijah, and Lydia to seek shelter to avoid a herd. However, they face a threat unlike anything they have experienced. Daryl and Rosita create a plan to escape, but Eugene makes a decision to stay behind and make a stand. Loyalties divide Mercer and Princess. Lance learns that his betrayal has unexpected consequences. Pamela makes the first move against the Alexandrians.
The Walking Dead S11E18 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #193
#thewalkingdead Carol tells the others about her deal with Pamela. Pamela takes Lance into custody and uses him as a scapegoat for Sebastian's crimes. The Alexandrians make preparations to go home, but not everyone is planning to leave. Max and Eugene work on a plan to bring Sebastian down. Daryl seeks parenting advice. Lance shows that he is still a major player in Pamela's game. Judith voices her desire for a peaceful life. Lance's plan causes a deadly disruption during The Founder's Day celebration.
House of the Dragon S1E8 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #192
#houseofthedragon After a six-year time jump, the story starts to shift as we get closer to the Dance of the Dragons. With Lord Corlys suffering a life-threatening injury, his brother Vaemond sails for Kings Landing to challenge the succession of its seat. Princess Rhaenyra returns home to defend her son's legitimacy and status as heir to Driftmark, and finds her home completely different from when she left. The Hightowers all but rule the Seven Kingdoms as King Viserys' health has worsened. Rhaenyra pleads with her father to stand up and defend her. Viserys makes it known that he is still the King, and his word is law. The Targaryens and Hightowers make peace with each other for the King's sake, but that peace is short-lived. Queen Alicent's misinterpretation of the King's words will have dire consequences for the realm. King Viserys finds peace.
The Walking Dead S11E17 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #191
#thewalkingdead #twd It is finally - and sadly - the beginning of the end. In this, the first of the final eight episodes of the series, Lance and his soldiers continue to track down Daryl, Maggie, Aaron, and Gabriel. The groups sends an ally to the Commonwealth to warn the rest of their people. Carol and Jerry team up to protect the kids from Lance's inside cronies. The people of the Commonwealth demand Sebastian's arrest for his crimes. Carol locates a hiding Sebastian and trades him to Pamela for the safety of her people. The Alexandrians try to figure out a way to save the people of the Commonwealth from the Miltons' corruption. A herd makes its way towards the Commonwealth. Lance falls for a trap.
House of the Dragon S1E7 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #190
#houseofthedragon This episode had it all: a wedding, a funeral, a dragon theft, a huge brawl, an attempted murder, and an actual murder - just another day in Westeros. The Targaryens and Velaryons gather at Driftmark to say goodbye to Lady Laena. Rhaenyra and Daemon bond over their lost loved ones. Prince Aemond finally claims a dragon, which leads to a major confrontation between Targaryens and Velaryons. Ser Laenor's desire to live a different life gives Rhaenyra the clarity she needs. Rhaenyra makes a huge decision to protect the future of her family. The lines between the Blacks and the Greens have been firmly drawn.
Shadow & Bone S1E8 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #189
#shadowandbone #grishaverse Discussion of the Season 1 finale of Shadow and Bone. Kirigan usurps Alina's power to reveal his true intent for The Fold. The Crows gain a new ally, as Mal leads the way to put a stop to Kirigan's evil plans. Zoya has a change of heart after a major betrayal. Nina and Matthias reverse positions as Nina tries to save Matthias' life. The Crows, Alina, and Zoya join together to defeat Kirigan. In the aftermath of success, a larger threat reveals itself.
This episode was originally recorded on July 18, 2021, hence some out-of-date references that are made within the episode.
Happy Birthday to Us! - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #188
We celebrated our 2nd "birthday" with a livestream (the first of many, we hope!) just talking about a range of different topics. We mention She-Hulk, House of the Dragon, Star Wars, Star Trek, Being Human, Warehouse 13, True Blood, Dragon Con, CONjuration, and a LOT of other geeky stuff! This is unedited audio from the stream.
House of the Dragon S1E6 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #187
#houseofthedragon After a ten year time jump, House Targaryen is a House divided. A happy occasion for Princess Rhaenyra is overshadowed by the vicious tempers of Queen Alicent and Ser Criston Cole. House Strong takes great measures to restore honor to their House. Rhaenyra makes a proposal to try to force a truce with the Queen. In Pentos, Prince Daemon and the Lady Laenor discuss their family's future when tragedy strikes. Anticipating tensions that threaten her family's safety, Princess Rhaenyra relocates her family to Dragonstone. A confidante of the Queen's will prove to be her greatest asset, or her biggest downfall.
Shadow & Bone S1E7 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #186
#shadowandbone #grishaverse Another one from the backlog!! In the penultimate episode for Season 1, Kirigan, Mal, and Alina have a major confrontation with disastrous results. The Crows come up with a dangerous plan to get back home. Already reeling from a betrayal, Alina is shocked to learn of another that cuts just as deep as the first. Mal gets help from an unusual source. As his Grisha make moves to take over the Palace, Kirigan prepares to show Ravka the powers of the Sun Summoner.
This episode was originally recorded on July 17, 2021.
Shadow & Bone S1E6 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #185
#shadowandbone #grishaverse After sorting through some major technical issues with this recording (and a really busy recording/posting schedule), we are finally able to post our episode discussing Shadow & Bone, episode 6. Kirigan and his Grisha conduct a widespread search for his escaped Sun Summoner. Inej is forced to make difficult choices regarding her faith and her friends' safety. Alina and Mal have a tense reunion. Nina and Matthias have to work together to ensure their survival. Alina begins to realize the depth of Kirigan's deceit. Kirigan, Mal, and Alina all set their sights on the same goal.
This episode was originally recorded on June 22, 2021.
House of the Dragon S1E5 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #184
#houseofthedragon It's wedding time in Westeros and you know what that means - mayhem and murder! King Viserys and Lord Corlys come to an agreement regarding the marriage of their children, while Princess Rhaenyra and Ser Laenor come to their own agreement and understanding. Ser Criston makes a series of surprising confessions that may ultimately alter the course of House Targaryen. After learning of a betrayal close to her heart, Queen Alicent makes a bold statement in front of the Lords of Westeros. A surprise guest and an unwelcome observance bring about a disastrous end to the engagement celebration. King Viserys' health continues to cause concern.
Tales of TWD E5 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #183
#talesofthewalkingdead #talesoftwd This episode of "Tales of The Walking Dead" follows a young man named Davon as he recovers after being found unconscious and severely injured in the woods near an isolated Maine town. After stumbling onto a horrible secret, Davon tries to separate fact from fiction in his injured mind as he fights to expose the truth.
House of the Dragon S1E4 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #182
#houseofthedragon Trying to fulfill her duty to the Realm, Princess Rhaenyra embarks on a "courtship tour", where the most eligible bachelors in Westeros compete for her affections. Her homecoming coincides with the return of Prince Daemon, whose presence grows more chaotic - especially when he decides to introduce his niece to the ways of the world outside of the castle walls. Princess Rhaenyra takes control over her life and her fate, and her actions have both positive and negative effects in the lives of several members of the royal household. King Viserys issues an ultimatum to the Princess regarding her marital status, and she issues a challenge of her own. The King is forced to cut ties with someone close when he realizes he can no longer trust their judgement.
EDITOR'S NOTE: We mistakenly identify a character in an early scene of this episode as a Baratheon; upon a closer look (and some internet research), realize that the character in question is actually named Jerrel Bracken).
House of the Dragon S1E3 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #181
#houseofthedragon Approximately three years after his shocking announcement, the Realm prepares to celebrate the 2nd birthday of the King's young son, Aegon. As happy as the occasion is, King Viserys show visible frustration towards everyone who encourages him to supplant Rhaenyra with Aeron as heir. Meanwhile, in the Stepstones, Prince Daemon and Lord Corly are losing their war against the Crabfeeder, and the King is also being urged to make a decision regarding the war. Rhaenyra makes her feelings about marriage known after a Lannister makes a bold assumption. King Viserys attempts to clear the air and put an end to Rhaenyra's doubts. Daemon makes a bold move to ensure victory against the Crabfeeder for himself, and not the Crown.
Tales of TWD E4 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #180
#talesofthewalkingdead #talesofTWD The fourth episode in the anthology series introduces us to Dr. Everett, a scientist living a secluded life studying the existence of Homo Mortis - his term for the walkers. His quiet and idyllic existence is interrupted when Amy, a young woman who has lost her way, somewhat forces her way into his life. While Amy tries to talk Dr. Everett into joining her group, he tries to get her to understand the changing shift of the world through a different view.
House of the Dragon S1E2 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #179
#houseofthedragon Six months after the death of his Queen and son, King Viserys feels pressure from the kingdom to protect his royal line. The mysterious Crabfeeder begins to make his presence known, threatening the safety and status of Lord Corlys. Prince Daemon issues a challenge to his brother, but is surprised when the response comes from an unexpected source. Lord Corlys and Lady Rhaenys offer their young daughter to the King as a suitable political match, but the King's choice of bride further fractures an already fragile relationship. In his anger, Lord Corlys proposes a dangerous alliance.
Dragon Con 2022 Pre-Show - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #178
#dragoncon It's the most wonderful time of the year...DRAGON CON!!!! In this episode, Hanako and Anthony discuss their panelist schedules for this year's Dragon Con, memorable celebrity experiences, and other things Dragon Con. For more information on their panels and what they will be geeking out over this weekend, please check out our blog post at this link: https://www.fandomhybrid.com/blog/dragon-con-2022-where-you-can-find-the-fhp/
Tales of TWD E3 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #177
#talesofthewalkingdead #talesofTWD Episode 3 of The Walking Dead anthology brings us more backstory on one of the biggest rivals in recent TWD history, Alpha. Known in this episode as Dee, we pick up with her and her daughter Lydia sometime after the death of her husband and their escape from the doomed basement we saw them in in Season 9. Roughly a year later, Dee and Lydia are living aboard an old cruise ship with other survivors. Dee doesn't like the way they are living, with the survivors clinging to the life they once knew instead of preparing for life the way it is. Dee's observant ways forces an unexpected conflict aboard the boat, and in the aftermath she must make a tough decision regarding her daughter and their survival. Before she can act, she is approached by new survivors that will alter the course of her life.
Thor: Love & Thunder - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #176
#thorloveandthunder #marvelcinematicuniverse #MCU For this episode of the FHP, the entire Atlanta crew discuss the latest Marvel offering, Thor: Love & Thunder. A devastating loss of both family and faith gives a being named Gorr a brutal mission in life: to slay all of the gods. In another part of the universe, Thor has been busy being a hero while working with the Guaradians of the Galaxy. But when they part ways, Thor has to figure out who he is without the Guardians, the Avengers, or as King. As Gorr makes his way to New Asgard to threaten the residents, Thor returns home to fight alongside King Valkyrie, coming face-to-face with a powerful new ally in the form of his fomer flame, Jane Foster - now the Mighty Thor.
Oh, and there are goats.
Towards the end of the episode, we talk a little bit about the upcoming Dragon Con convention, where Hanako and Anthony will appear as panelists. Full details coming soon!
House of the Dragon E1 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #175
#houseofthedragon Hanako, Anthony, and Michele discuss the highly anticipated first episode of the new Game of Thrones spinoff series, House of the Dragon. Two hundred years before the story of Daenerys Targaryen and her pursuit of the Iron Throne, we meet another Targaryen King, Viscerys I, and begin to learn about his reign and what led to the infamous "Dance of the Dragons" war. In a time when dragons are still soaring the skies, we learn that family politics, intrigue, and betrayals have always been a part of the Targaryen dynasty.
Tales of TWD E2 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #174
#talesofthewalkingdead #talesofTWD In the city of Atlanta, things are beginning to get a little weird. There's reports of sick people doing strange things, like biting and scratching others in attacks. In the second episode of the anthology, we are taken back to the very beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Blair and Gina are co-workers who have an extremely antagonistic working relationship. However, a hostile confrontation between the two seems to have a larger impact on them then they realize, as it bonds them in an unexpected way. Forced to relive their worst moments over and over again, this episode brings dark humor to the TWD universe in a hilarious, twisted way.
Tales of TWD E1 - Fandom Hybrid Podcast #173
#thewalkingdead #talesofTWD Hanako, Kacey, and Michele discuss the first episode of the new TWD anthology series, Tales of the Walking Dead. In this first episode, Doomsday preppers Joe and Evie cross paths when they both decide to leave the safety and comfort of their bunkers in order to search for the people they care about. Distrustful of each other at first, they form an unlikely friendship when their individual pursuits do not go as planned.
We also discuss the future of the TWDU, including updates on recently announced projects (that surprise Rick/Michonne spinoff news, Isle of the Dead, and the Daryl spinoff), TWD cast appearances at the upcoming Dragon Con convention in Atlanta in a few weeks, and other fan event/convention information.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #172 - The Boys S3E5
#theboys Butcher and The Boys must deal with the ramifications of their field trip to Russia when Soldier Boy shows up in the neighborhood. Hughie makes a confession to Starlight. Frenchie makes a tough decision after Little Nina demands he be the one to make up for the events in Russia. Soldier Boy and Homelander both face harsh truths from the people they once loved. A-Train's attempt at bridging the gap between his neighborhood and Blue Hawk has deadly results. Kimiko's recovery further proves that Soldier Boy is the weapon that can be used to kill Homelander. Soldier Boy learns the painful truth about his abduction. Butcher and Hughie's reluctant deal with Soldier Boy puts them at odds with MM and Starlight.
We have our first trivia giveaway! Answer the question asked at the end of this episode to win a copy of the "Herogasm" issue of The Boys comic. You may submit your answer to email@example.com using the subject "Herogasm Giveaway". All correct entries received by August 17 will be entered into a drawing for one of two copies. Good luck!
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #171 - Outlander S6E8
#outlander In the Season 6 finale of Outlander (how are we already here?), Richard Brown and his Committee of Safety come to the Ridge to arrest Claire for the murder of Malva Christie. Not planning to go quietly, Jamie and Claire engage in a shootout to defend home and heart. On their way to Edenton, Roger and Brianna discover an answer to a years-old question. After agreeing that Jamie and Claire will travel together to seek a judge for Claire's trial, Tom Christie volunteers to accompany them to ensure their safety. However, with Brown and his crew declaring Claire a murderer in every town they come upon, the trip takes a nasty turn, ending with Jamie and Claire being torn apart. And with that, Droughtlander has begun.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #170 - The Boys S3E4
#theboys This episode of The Boys is full of surprises, and not necessarily the good kind. You will never hear “Rapture” by Blondie in the same way again. Stan Edgar’s plan to publicly go after Homelander backfires in a huge way. Butcher makes a deal with Little Nina to get the team to Russia. Undercover, Kimiko finds some unusual and creative ways to deal with a target. Trying to get back into the Seven (and Homelander’s good side), A-Train and The Deep go after each other. As Butchers' secret is revealed, he and the Boys find the weapon that could kill Homelander, awakening a ghost with disastrous results. Starlight learns a painful lesson about loyalty and betrayal.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #169 - Moon Knight E6
#moonknight #marvel In the series (season?) finale, Marc makes a selfless decision that frees him and Steven from the Duat. As Harrow realizes his plan to free Ammit and becomes her avatar, Layla agrees to become Tawaret’s avatar in an effort to stop him. As she frees Khonshu, he feels Marc/Steven’s presence back in the living world. Battles ensue between the gods and their avatars. Khonshu keeps his promise to Marc/Steven, but has one final trick up his sleeve to deal with Harrow once and for all.
We also discuss the future of the Moon Knight character and where we think the MCU is going next with the introduction of certain characters/films from Phase 4.
This episode was originally recorded on June 6, 2022.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #168 - The Boys S3E3
#theboys On this episode of The Boys, Homelander's birthday celebration rant gets an unexpected reaction from the public. Marvin and Hughie go back home. Frenchie's past comes back to bite him in the ass. In a flashback that introduces us to Payback, Mallory reveals what happened the day Soldier Boy was killed. Tensions begin to mount between disgraced members of The Seven. Butcher hatches a plan to retrieve the weapon from Russia. The Deep pays a horrific price to stay on Homelander's good side. At the finale of American Hero, Homelander makes a surprising announcement.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #167 - Moon Knight E5
#moonknight #marvel This episode of Moon Knight gave all of us – in Mike’s words – emotional damage! While trying to balance their scales, the goddess Tawaret guides Marc and Steven on a painful and emotional journey through Marc’s memories, and we discover the event that broke down the walls keeping them separate.
This episode was originally recorded on May 17, 2022.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #166 - The Boys S3E2
#theboys Happy birthday Homelander! As America prepares to celebrate Homelander, Butcher's appeal for help with the Soldier Boy inquiry brings up bad memories for Mother's Milk. Butcher gets a taste of what it's like to be a Supe. Hughie and Starlight look into Victoria's past. Frenchie, Kimiko, and Butcher visit former members of Payback for info on Soldier Boy's death, all with disastrous results. An unexpected event on his birthday sends Homelander over the edge.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #165 - Moon Knight E4
#moonknight #marvel In the fourth episode of Moon Knight, Layla and Steven work together to locate Ammit’s tomb in the wake of Khonshu’s sacrifice. Marc feels threatened by the obvious connection between Steven and Layla. As they reach the inside of the tomb, Steven tracks down and locates Ammit’s ushapti as Layla narrowly escapes death. Confronted by Harrow, Layla learns a harsh truth about her father’s murder. A deadly confrontation with Harrow leaves Marc/Steven in unfamiliar territory.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #164 - Outlander S6E7
#outlander Rumors run rampant after Claire is found in a compromising position. Roger makes a decision about his desire to become a Minister. Having doubts about her sanity and questioning her own actions, Claire makes an anguished confession to Jamie. The Frasers are presented with a complicated situation regarding Lizzie and the Beardsleys. The Christies' have conflicting reactions to their family tragedy. Brianna, Roger and Jemmy leave the Ridge to pursue Roger's desire. Richard Brown and his Committee of Safety arrive at Fraser's Ride to arrest Claire for murder.
Editor's Note: for some reason, I kept saying the town name as "Westchester" instead of "Wilmington". I guess I had NY on the brain. - Hanako
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #163 - Outlander S6E6
#outlander On this episode of the FHP, Hanako and Michele discuss the explosive sixth episode of Outlander, Season 6. A mystery illness pops up on the Ridge, killing dozens and making others sick. But when Claire and Tom Christie both get deathly ill with unrelated symptoms, she begins to wonder about the origin of the illness. The Christies appear at the Big House to bring some unbelievable news to the Frasers. Claire’s ether use gets out of hand, and the consequences will have a huge impact on everyone in the Ridge.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #162 - FHP Miscellany
Our plans for an episode recording changed at the last minute, so the FHP decided to just kick back and hit the record button while we talk about whatever came to mind. Starting with some non-spoilery thoughts about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, we veer into Star Wars, Stranger Things, DCEU, Legacies (Vampire Diaries) and other random topics.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #161 - The Boys S3E1
#theboys The Boys are back in town! Season 3 comes in with an explosive start, figuratively and literally! At the movie release for Dawn of the Seven, we begin to see that things are not all right within The Seven, and Homelander's ill-fated romance with Stormfront is still a top news story, one year after her Nazi background was revealed. Butcher and the Boys continue to hunt supes down, but working within the law tests Billy's patience, especially when he is gifted something that could put him on an even playing field. As Billy continues to keep his promise to Becca by ensuring Ryan's safety, Mother's Milk has left the group altogether to try to put his family back together. Hughie's job with the Federal Bureau of Superhuman Affairs is going well, until he uncovers a huge secret about his boss. A power struggle is emerging between Stan Edgar and Homelander, with Starlight caught in the middle as everyone still tries to figure out how to handle Homelander. Meanwhile, all bets seem to be off as Homelander drops the fake nice guy act and begins showing everyone who he truly is.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #160 - Outlander S6E5
#outlander Hanako and Michele discuss episode S6E5 of Outlander. Jamie and Claire travel to Wilmington to listen to a speech from former Jacobite-turned-Loyalist Fiona MacDonald – known for helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape Scotland after the failed Jacobite Rebellion. While there, Jamie is approached by the Sons of Liberty. Claire gets a brief, unexpected reminder of home. Jamie’s new allegiances causes some strain an old one. On the Ridge, Roger’s willingness to help the Widow McCallum draws some criticism from Brianna. Malva’s true colors begin to reveal themselves after she is caught in a compromising position by Roger. Brianna shares a secret with Roger and Marsali.
This episode was originally recorded on May 19, 2022.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #159 - Moon Knight E3
#moonknight #marvel Episode 3 of Moon Knight finds Marc/Steven in Cairo, each fighting for control of their body as they also fight to stop Harrow’s plans to release Ammit. Khonshu and Marc summon the other gods to expose Harrow’s plan, but the plan backfires when Harrow is able to use Marc’s condition to manipulate the truth. Layla joins Marc in Cairo to help his search for Ammit’s tomb. Khonshu makes an unexpected sacrifice to help Steven and Layla locate the tomb.
This episode included an appearance by Gaspard Ulliel, who tragically passed away in a skiing accident several weeks before Moon Knight’s premiere. #RIP
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #158 - Moon Knight E2
#moonknight #marvel We’re back! After an almost month-long unexpected hiatus in which we dealt with real life and Covid (grrr), we are back with our recap and discussion of Moon Knight, episode 2. Coming to grips with the fact that he is sharing his body with another persona, Steven’s life gets more complicated when he comes face-to-face with not only Harrow – a man he believed was a figment of his imagination, but he also meets Marc’s wife, Layla – who has some questions about why her husband has been MIA for the last six months. Learning about Harrow’s ideology and what he plans to do to release the god Ammit, Steven and Marc must find a way to work together to stop Harrow from succeeding in his plans – all while trying to assert some independence from Khonshu.
This episode was originally recorded on April 27 2022.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #157 - Outlander S6E4
#outlander Trying to put some space between himself and his recent actions, Fergus leaves for New Bern to work on the newspaper and to heal. While preparing the newly obtained guns for distribution to the Cherokee, Brianna tells her father of the future of the Native Americans. Ian's past comes back to haunt him as he runs into some of his former Mohawk family. Jamie's encounter with another Indian representative gives him pause as he re-evaluates his position in the upcoming conflict. Back on the Ridge, Claire shows Malva how to administer ether for surgery, using Lizzie and Keziah as test subjects. Ian tells Jamie the sad story of what happened during his time with the Mohawk. Claire and Jamie's passionate reunion is unknowingly witnessed by Malva.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #156 - Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
#doctorstrange2 #doctorstrangeinthemultiverseofmadness #marvel #mcu In this episode Hanako, Anthony, and Mike discuss the highly anticipated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. As Doctor Strange continues to deal with the impact and repercussions of his part in the Infinity Way, a multiverse traveler by the name of America Chavez appears, trying to escape from a demon determined to steal her powers of multiversal travel. As Doctor Strange puts everything on the line to protect this young girl, he faces opposition from an old acquaintance that literally turns his life inside out; Wanda is not coping very well after the events in Westview, and Strange finds that asking her for help may be more trouble than he intended. Traveling the multiverse while escaping the more powerful foe he's ever faced, Doctor Strange and America have to learn to trust each other if they are going to survive.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #155 - Outlander S6E3
#outlander The Frasers must figure out a way to deal with rumors and ignorance on The Ridge when Henri-Christian is placed in danger. Fergus confesses to Claire his fear for Henri-Christian's life by recalling a horrible memory from his childhood living in the brothel. Tom decides to go through with the surgery on his hand, for extremely selfish reasons. Claire continues to be haunted by the image of Lionel Brown. Fergus takes drastic measures to fix his problems. The Redcoats bring the guns for the Cherokee, signaling to Claire that the start of the American Revolution is near.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #154 - The Walking Dead S11E16
#thewalkingdead #TWD It's the FINAL mid-season finale for The Walking Dead and this episode did not disappoint. Maggie, Elijah, Marco, and Lydia have not one, but two sets of Commonwealth soldiers after them; one led by Lance, and one led by Leah. Daryl, Aaron, and Gabriel defend themselves against an attack. Maggie makes a surprising admission to Negan. Eugene, Connie, Kelly, Magna, Ezekiel, and Max plot to expose the Commonwealth's dirty secrets. By the end of the episode, the lines are clearly drawn, and it's apparent that war is imminent.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #153 - The Walking Dead S11E15
#thewalkingdead #TWD In this episode, titled "Trust", all of our players are starting to learn who they can - and can't - trust. Seeing that Aaron and Gabriel are the only survivors of Carlson's failed mission, Lance heads to the Hilltop on a mission of his own, and makes an enemy in the process. Back at the Commonwealth, Princess and Mercer get close, until Mercer puts up a wall. Eugene and Rosita enlist Connie, Kelly, and Max to help expose the Commonwealth's lies. Ezekiel pays his good-fortune forward. Lance recruits Leah to solve a mutual problem.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #152 - Moon Knight E1
#marvel #moonknight Our discussion on the first episode of the new Marvel/Disney+ series, Moon Knight. Steven Grant (that's Steven, with a V) is a museum gift shop worker with a sleeping disorder whose life is turned upside down when he starts experiencing blackouts that leave him in some dangerous scenarios. Hearing a few new voices in his head doesn't help, especially when he comes across the path of a mysterious stranger who is determined to retrieve an artifact that Steven has somehow ended up with.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #151 - The Walking Dead S11E14
#thewalkingdead #TWD As Carlson deals with the fallout of his actions against the residents of the apartment building, new enemies move in help defend against the Commonwealth soldiers. Maggie and Co. unexpectedly reunite with Negan, whose alliance with the building's residents brings about some very unexpected information. Negan is forced to confess his sins to an unlikely source. Meanwhile, in the Commonwealth, Rosita and Daryl find themselves in a dangerous situation as a result of a run-in with Sebastian. Lance reveals some information that may place him on Carol's bad side. The thief who attached the Commonwealth convoy is revealed.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #150 - The Batman
This episode was originally recorded on March 14, 2022.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #149 - Outlander S6E2
#outlander In this episode of Outlander, Jamie's position as Indian Agent puts him in a tough spot as he learns about the future fate of the Cherokee. A strange funeral unexpectedly brings about more speculation about Claire. Fergus and Marsali have an emotional reconciliation as he helps her get through a troublesome birth. The birth of the new baby signals that tough times may not be over yet for the younger Frasers.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #148 - The Walking Dead S11E13
#thewalkingdead #twd In this episode, a mystery rider arrives at the gates of the Hilltop, injured and seeking help. After he dies, Maggie, Lydia, and Elijah head out to try to locate his group and provide assistance. In the Commonwealth, Aaron - who is now part of the Commonwealth's outreach team - recruits Father Gabriel to provide some assistance in reaching out to a religious group holed up on a run down apartment building. The two seemingly separate events lead to some unexpected reunions and some eye-opening insights into the Commonwealth and their dealings. With the Commonwealth, nothing is as what it seems.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #147 - Outlander S6E1
#outlander #DROUGHTLANDER IS FINALLY OVER!!! After 656 days, we are finally back on Fraser's Ridge with an extended 81-minute episode! An old prison mate of Jamie's makes a disruptive entrance onto the Ridge. Marsali and Fergus' marriage seems to be on shaky ground. The Crown wants Jamie to be their "Indian Representative", and Claire's newest invention will help the Ridge, but also helps her to deal with her PTSD from the attack.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #146 - The Walking Dead S11E12
#thewalkingdead #twd Pamela Milton makes her first trip across state lines to visit the communities of Alexandria, Oceanside, and Hilltop - which Maggie has relocated back to and is attempting to rebuild. Pamela and Maggie feel each other out, and Lance tries to convince Maggie to bring her people to the Commonwealth while they fix up the Hilltop. But, Maggie notices things that make her uneasy about the decision she must make for her people.
We also talk about our recent visit to Senoia and the upcoming Fandemic Tour convention www.fandemictour.com
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #145 - The Walking Dead S11E11
#thewalkingdead #twd Eugene's newfound happiness in the Commonwealth is put to the test when Stephanie seemingly disappears after declaring their love for each other. After searching for her with Princess, Eugene makes a heartbreaking discovery. Carol shows her usefulness when she accompanies Lance on a trip outside the walls. Connie's determination to find out more about Tyler's claims of resistance lands her on an unwanted assignment with Mercer. Mercer finds out that he may not be as important as he thought in the Commonwealth hierarchy. Eugene meets the real face behind "Stephanie".
In this episode we also discuss our recent visit back to Senoia, where we participated in a golf cart tour of some filming locations; our efforts to record in front of the Alexandria location was thwarted by strong winds and technical difficulties, and we got a chance to meet and briefly chat with Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel), who stopped into Nic & Norman's during the viewing party.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #144 - Outlander Preseason
#outlander Droughtlander is almost over!!! Recorded a week before the Season 6 premiere, Hanako is joined by special guest Michele, commonly known to FHP listeners as "The Person That Anthony Lives With, To Whom He's Related To By Marriage", and will be joining the show for the next seven weeks to discuss the loooooonnnng awaited return of Outlander. In this episode they discuss how they got into the series, their thoughts on Season 5 and what they hope to see in Season 6.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #143 - A Discovery of Witches SERIES FINALE
On this episode, we discuss the series finale (boo hoo!) of A Discovery of Witches. Armed with the power of the Book of Life, Diana goes to Poland to confront Benjamin and an unexpected Satu in order to rescue Matthew. Having learned the truth of Gerbert's treachery over the last several hundred years, Baldwin finally joins forces with the rest of the de Clermonts to locate Matthew, and bring the truth of the Book of Life to the Congregation. Gerbert's plea to Ysabeau falls on deaf ears. Chris and Miriam discover the missing piece of the creatures' declining numbers. A new head of the Congregation is voted upon.
While this is one of our favorite shows, we all had a few complaints about the way the show closed out some storylines. However, overall we did enjoy the end of the show, and we hope that we will see more of these characters in future spinoffs.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #142 - The Walking Dead S11E10
#thewalkingdead #TWD Welcome to the Commonwealth! This episode of The Walking Dead takes place a month after Lance's arrival in Alexandria, with most of our residents getting used to life in "regular" society. The kids get to experience a Halloween carnival, complete with a Haunted House (with real zombies). Daryl, Rosita, Carol, Ezekiel, Magna, and Connie have been placed in jobs that “suit their talents” (or was similar to what they did in the pre-walker world). Some relationships are mended, some have fallen apart, and some show signs of promise. But behind all of this "normalcy", there is an undercurrent of trouble as one of the Commonwealth's residents make a very public show of resistance, with chants of "Down with the Commonwealth". What have our people gotten themselves into?
There was also an Andrew Lincoln sighting in Atlanta! Rumor is, he’s here until the end of March (which is also when the final episodes will be shot and completed)– what does this mean for the show? After 4 years, will we finally get an appearance of Rick Grimes to close the show out?
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #141 - A Discovery of Witches S3E6
#adiscoveryofwitches #ADOW In the penultimate episode for the series, the lines have been drawn as the de Clermonts prepare to make their stand. Having discovered Philippe's watch in the coat Lena brings from her captivity, Matthew determines where Benjamin is hiding and seeks out his estranged son. Meanwhile, Diana decides it's time to head back to Oxford to seek out Ashmole 782. Gerbert makes unlikely alliances and also reveals to Domenico the true extent of his plans against the de Clermont family. The Book of Life is whole once again and reveals itself in a huge way to Diana. A confrontation with Peter Knox has heavy consequences. Before Matthew can put an end to him, Benjamin has an ally that saves the day. Benjamin sends Diana a message that threatens the future of her family.
Only ONE more episode left in this series!
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #140 - The Walking Dead S11E9
#thewalkingdead #twd Welcome back to Season 11B! In the fallout from Pope's death and Leah's betrayal, Maggie, Negan, Gabriel, and Daryl fight for their lives with the remaining Reapers. After capturing Carver, Daryl tries to bargain with Leah for both of their family's survival. Gabriel's faith is challenged when he is confronted by the Reaper's priest. Leah and Maggie both make decisions that affect the fate of the Reapers. Maggie finally has an emotional breakdown when she loses another loved one. Negan makes the decision to leave the group. Maggie, Daryl, Gabriel, and Elijah return with food to a destroyed Alexandria, just in time to welcome back Eugene - who has returned with Lance and members of the Commonwealth guard with supplies. Lance makes the Alexandrians an offer for assistance.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #139 - A Discovery of Witches S3E5
#adiscoveryofwitches #ADOW On this episode of the FHP, the de Clermont family drama takes center stage in the fifth episode of "A Discovery of Witches", season 3. All of the extended de Clermont family (with one notable exception) return to Sept-Tours for the christening of the twins. Baldwin's arrival at the chapel and his ill-timed ultimatum lead to a long-overdue confrontation between the brothers. The twins begin to reveal a little of themselves to their parents and Jack. Meanwhile, Benjamin puts his plan into place, revealing a crucial detail that is sure to challenge Matthew's control. In the aftermath of Baldwin's reluctant approval of Matthew's scion, the Knights of Lazarus is reestablished, with new members rounding out all four species.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #138 - Battle Beyond the Stars
#birthdayepisode #battlebeyondthestars We finish out our 2021 Birthday episodes with Anthony's pick, the 1980 Sci-Fi film, Battle Beyond the Stars. After his peace-loving planet is threatened by the space conqueror Sador, a young farmer named Shad goes into space to recruit a group of mercenaries to fight Sador's army and protect the planet Akir. Keeping in mind that this is a film from the 80s (which means there are lots of problematic aspects based on today's standards), watching and discussing this film was a lot of fun.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #137 - A Discovery of Witches S3E4
#adiscoveryofwitches #adow In this episode, we discuss S3E4 of "A Discovery of Witches". Miriam takes a trip to New Orleans to give Matthew some news about their research. Phoebe finds a huge clue into the whereabouts of the third page. Gallowglass makes a huge confession. Matthew arrives back in England just in time to welcome the twins into the world.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #136 - TWD World Beyond Series Wrap-Up
#thewalkingdeaduniverse #twdworldbeyond #twd In this episode, Hanako and Kacey talk about the end of the limited series, The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Due to some technical difficulties (I accidentally erased our discussion of S2E3 - ouch) and real life, we decided to just wrap up the show as a whole and talk about what the ending of the series (and that post-credit scene - YIKES!!!) could mean for the larger TWD world in general. We both suspect that this will not be the last we see of the Foundlings and the CRM.
With the main show is coming back (in two weeks!!!), you may be a little foggy on what happened in Season 11A (the first eight episodes of the final season). Click here to check out all of our episodes about The Walking Dead universe, and check in with us on February 20 when the show returns for Season 11B.
This episode was originally recorded on December 12, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #135 - Smokin' Aces
#smokinaces Continuing to work through a backlog of fun episodes, we finally get around to posting Hanako's birthday episode from last year. Smokin' Aces is a 2006 film that tells the story of a Las Vegas entertainer-turned-mafia crime boss wannabe-turned FBI information, Buddy Israel, and the many people who are trying to kill him to collect a hefty bounty. The movie is as funny as it is bloody and has one of the best ensemble casts playing some of the best characters ever (Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Ben Affleck, Chris Pine, Taraji P. Henson, Common, Alicia Keys - seriously, it's a great cast. Go check it out!
This episode was originally recorded on November 17, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #134 - A Discovery of Witches S3E3
In this episode of A Discovery of Witches, Marcus appeals to his New Orleans family in regard to the new scion, but is met with resistance at every turn. Matthew's plan to keep Jack's presence quiet fails as Ransome - the current leader of the New Orleans family - makes an introduction. Matthew places himself in harm's way in order to show the New Orleans vampires that he is a changed man.
Meanwhile, back in England, Diana tracks down the second missing page, while Phoebe gains on the locations of the third. Sarah feels alone and helpless but is talked out of returning home by Fernando and Gallowglass. Gerbert begins to put a plan in motion, and Benjamin reaches out to Satu to work together.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #133 - A Discovery of Witches S3E2
#adiscoveryofwitches #adow The crew discusses the second episode of A Discovery of Witches, Season 3. The reappearance of Father Hubbard reveals some long-kept secrets and brings about an unexpected reunion for Matthew and Diana. The identity of the blood-raged vampire is revealed, which causes complications and lines drawn between the de Clermont brothers. Diana and Satu both exhibit strengthened power and resolve when they are challenged. Gerbert forms an unlikely alliance. Matthew considers Marcus' plea for a scion, but must first answer for his past in order to move forward.
Editors Note: I misspoke two names during the discussion - the actor who portray Baldwin in S1 and S2 is Trystan Gravelle, not Graham, and the sequel to the original trilogy (the book that starts Marcus and Phoebe's story) is Time's Convert, not Convent. I apologize for the errors. ~ Hanako
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #132 - TWD: World Beyond S2E2
#thewalkingdead #twdworldbeyond We're finally getting around to editing/posting some of our backlogged episodes from 2021 and since we got a new trailer today for The Walking Dead S11B, it felt like a good time to an episode from The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Hanako and Kacey discuss the second episode of the final season, and give some theories as to what might happen. (This episode was recorded on 11/15/21, and it's interesting to see how much we got right - and not right).
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #131 - A Discovery of Witches S3E1
#adiscoveryofwitches #adow Our favorite show is back!!! A Discovery of Witches returns for its third and final season. Matthew and Diana return to the present day, just to witness an immeasurable loss. Their return brings about some familiar faces from the past. Peter Knox contends with the Congregation for his actions. Baldwin makes his position clear as head of the de Clermont family. Diana reaches out to an old friend for assistance.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #130 - Marvel Rankings for 2021
#marvel #marvelcinematicuniverse #MCU #disney+ Hanako, Anthony, Lorrie and Mike discuss our rankings for all of the MCU properties released in 2021. Included in our rankings are the following:
Films (in order of release):
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (we included it because of the mid-credit scenes in both this film and Spider-Man: No Way Home)
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
What do you think of our rankings? Leave us a comment and let us know!
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #129 - Harry Potter
#harrypotter In our first recorded episode of 2022, Hanako, Anthony, and Mike discuss all things Harry Potter. We talk about the recently released special "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts", and talk about how we got into the fandom, our likes and dislikes about the reunion special and the series/films, and the impact the series has had on our geeky lives.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #128 - New Year's Eve 2021
On this New Year’s Eve episode, Hanako and Lorrie get caught up and just shoot the breeze for a few minutes to ring in the New Year. They talk about Lorrie’s reaction to the final two episodes of Hawkeye, and discuss a little bit about how the pandemic has tried their patience (Hanako is currently on Covid-watch while waiting for test results after a possible exposure). Also discussed is the anticipation for the final season of A Discovery of Witches (which is due to premiere January 7), and the lack of (or lack of their knowledge of) POC-based groups and fans of fantasy-based shows/books that are usually discussed on the show, such as ADOW, Cursed, Shadow & Bone, etc. The episode cuts as 2022 rings in on the East Coast. Happy New Year!
Mentioned in this episode: @allsoulssisterz , @DCblackgeeks
*All Souls Sisterz, two Black women who love & support the All Souls Trilogy books by Deborah Harkness, the basis of the show A Discovery of Witches (which is covered on this podcast.
* Black Geeks of Dragon Con, a group of Black and other POC geeks that meet up at the annual Dragon Con convention to share their love of all things geek.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #127 - Hawkeye Finale
#hawkeye Hanako, Anthony, and Michael discuss the series finale (?) of Hawkeye. Kingpin makes one helluva entrance as Eleanor Bishop announces her intent to cease working for him in order to protect Kate. Kate learns the depth of her mother's crimes and must now make a decision about what to do. Maya's request for time away to "clear her head" does not sit well with "uncle", as he tells Kazi that the situation needs to be handled. Major confrontations take place during the Bishop Christmas party as Clint and Kate, Jack, Yelena, Maya, Kingpin, and the Tracksuits all have scores to settle with each other. Yelena finally gets the answers she needs from Clint about her sister's death. Clint finally makes it home in time for Christmas.
Make sure you watch the end credits for a full performance from "Rogers: The Musical".
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #126 - Hawkeye E5
#hawkeye In the penultimate episode for the series, we get a cold opening scene of Yelena's blip and return. She breaks into Kate's apartment to have a heart-to-heart talk while also informing Kate that she is Natasha's sister and plans to kill Clint. Clint arranges a meeting with Echo and reveals himself to her as Ronin, providing her with information about who hired him to kill her father. Yelena reveals to Kate who contracted her to kill Clint, and sends Kate a photo of her mother meeting with the notorious Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio, confirming that his character from the Netflix show Daredevil is indeed canon in the MCU). As Mike says, Kingpin confirmed!
This episode was recorded on Dec. 15, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #125 - Spider-Man: No Way Home
#spidermannowayhome Hanako, Anthony, and Mike (with a cameo from Kacey) discuss the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: No Way Home. Picking up immediately after the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Mysterio's reveal of Spider-Man's secret identity causes some difficulties in the lives of Peter and his loved ones. Feeling guilty about the negative effect this has had on MJ and Ned, Peter seeks help from Dr. Strange, and ends up creating more chaos than originally planned. This film reunites long-time Spider-Man fans with a few familiar faces, and brings the Tom Holland trilogy to a nostalgic and emotional ending in the MCU.
Obviously: SPOILERS in this episode!!! Also, this episode is being released raw and unedited.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #124 - Hawkeye E4
The fourth episode of #Hawkeye has the FHP crew asking a lot of questions and making a few theories that sound farfetched at first, but may make sense by the end of the series. Jack and Eleanor have mixed reactions when they find out that Kate is working with Hawkeye on a project. Eleanor make her feelings for the project clear to Clint, in a not-so-very-nice way. Clint get some intel about the Tracksuits from a very unlikely source. Kate brings a little bit of Christmas cheer to Clint, and he opens up a little about Natasha. Kate enlists the LARPers to recover Clint's trick arrows. While tracking down a lead on the stolen Rolex watch, Clint and Kate are attacked by not one, but two enemies with different agendas.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #123 - Hawkeye E3
In the third episode of the Disney+ series Hawkeye, we get an introduction to Maya Lopez, a.k.a. Echo, as we see scenes from her childhood through adulthood, when she witnesses The Ronin kill her father. As Clint and Kate escape from Maya and the Tracksuit Mafia, Kate shows off her impressive archery skills while Clint shows off his impressive driving skills. Kath and Clint reach a sort of understanding that they must work together to find out who Maya's "Uncle" is, the person who commands the Tracksuit Mafia. As Kate and Clint search Bishop Securities' database for answers, Clint is confronted by Jack - wielding his old Ronin sword.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #122 - Hawkeye E1 & E2
On this episode of the FHP, Hanako, Anthony, and Mike discuss the premiere episodes of the new Disney+ series, Hawkeye. Taking place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, we catch up with Clint Barton as he tries to rebuild his life after the losses he suffered. During a holiday trip to NY to bond with his recently-returned children, Clint's trip gets cut short when a young college kid named Kate accidently causes a stir when she gets ahold of his old Ronan suit. Kate, who has idolized Hawkeye since childhood after seeing him fighting off Chitauri soldiers, has troubling matters of her own to deal with, which connect her unexpectedly with her hero. Chaos ensues.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #121 - Dune Part I
On this episode of the podcast, we finally get to talk about one of Lorrie's favorites, Dune. This film, based on the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert, tells the story of the conflict between House Harkonnen and House Atreides, and the events that take place on the spice planet Arrakis. Lots of references to the 1984 version of the film, and some book spoilers (Lorrie will record a separate episode that will be a deep-dive on all things Dune).
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #120 - CONjuration Convention Wrap-Up
Another convention, yay! Hanako, Anthony, and Mike get together to talk about their experiences at this year's CONjuration Con in Atlanta (Nov. 5-7). Not only was this Anthony and Mike's first time attending, they finally got to meet for the first time in person. They discuss the convention overall, and talk about the panels they spoke on, attending a Harry Potter-styled burlesque show, and discuss possible panels ideas for next year.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #119 - TWD: World Beyond S2E1
The Walking Dead: World Beyond has returned for its second and final season and we pick up where we left off at the end of last season:. Hope and Huck are taken away in a CRM helicopter with Elizabeth, but before she can be reunited with her father, Elizabeth sets Hope loose on her own so that she can decide for herself whether she is ready to commit to the CRM and their mission. Newly reunited with a fugitive Will, Felix and Hope are introduced to the Perimeter Community, where they take the time to regroup and decide what to do next. The group finds out in different ways about the fate of Omaha and the Campus Colony. Elizabeth makes it clear to Huck that she can only have allegiance to one side. Having faced some of her fears, Hope is brought to the CRM and finally reunited with Leo. Iris confronts the real enemy - first in her dreams, and then in person - with deadly results.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #118 - Marvel's What If...E9
Finally!! After some real-life interruptions (booo!), we are back with our recap and discussion of the season finale of Marvel's What If...? series. The Watcher interferes justalittlebit - enough to pluck heroes (and one or two questionable allies) from various universes to deal with the threat of UltraVision - the name Mike came up with for this version of Ultron. The Guardians of the Multiverse have come up with a sound plan to defeat Ultron, but will it be enough? With some surprises in store during the episode (and finally - a mid-credits scene at the end!), we conclude the first season in an unexpected way, laying the groundwork for a possible season 2).
This episode was originally recorded on October 7, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #117 - The Walking Dead S11E8
How are we already on a hiatus??? Tonight's episode of The Walking Dead is the first of two mid-season finales for the final season, as the show closes out for 2021. Maggie, Negan, and the others march their walker herd straight to the gates of Meridian. Pope shows a singular focus in trying to defeat his enemy, putting the lives of his people at unnecessary risk. Leah begins to voice her doubts about Pope to Daryl. Maggie and Gabriel wreak havoc inside the walls of Meridian. Leah and Daryl establish their loyalties in a huge way. Meanwhile, back in Alexandria, the community struggles to protect themselves against a monstrous storm. Virgil gives Judith some much needed insight. Rosita reminds the group that she is a badass. Gracie and Judith find themselves in danger.
The Walking Dead will return on February 20, 2022 (Feb. 13 for AMC+ subscribers) with a second 8-episode arc. (This information was released after the recording of this episode).
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #116 - Marvel's What If...E8
In the penultimate episode of Marvel’s What If…? series, we are forced to ponder the question, “What If…Ultron won?” Picking up from the previous episode, we see the consequences of Tony Stark’s attempt to “place a shield around the world” if it had gone a different way. Imagine a world where Ultron not only had Vision’s body, but all of the Infinity Stones as well. With much of the regular universe destroyed, Ultron’s attention is turned to another being and the infinite possibilities of other worlds destroyed. In order to defeat Ultron, one sacrifices their life for the greater good, and another must break an oath and seek assistance from an unlikely source. In a world of what ifs, anything can happen.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #115 - The Walking Dead S11E7
In this episode of The Walking Dead, our groups have to deal with lots of conflicts in order to move forward with getting much-needed help for Alexandria. After being chased into the woods, Maggie and Elijah encounter a face from the past. Maggie comes up with a plan to get to Meridian undetected, and it will require some instruction from Negan, which leads to some uncomfortable conversation between the two. Gabriel's scouting in Meridian leads to a moment of self-reflection when he observes another man of the cloth. Elijah's hopes for a reunion with his sister does not turn out as planned. In the Commonwealth, Eugene, Ezekiel, Princess, and Stephanie pay the price for breaking the rules. Yumiko bargains to work as an attorney in exchange for assistance for Alexandria, but she faces complications once her brother is taken in custody. Eugene finds himself in a precarious situation after saving, then attacking, an important member of the Commonwealth community. Daryl and Leah find themselves on Pope's short list, and a mission to find Maggie's group leads them to a situation that compromises Leah's loyalty to the Reapers.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #114 - Marvel's What If...E7
It should be illegal to laugh so much in one hour.
Join us as we discuss the seventh (and only lighthearted) episode of the Marvel's What If...? series, questionably titled "What If...Thor Was An Only Child?" In this version of the universe, Odin does not bring Loki back to Asgard with him, leaving him on Jotenheim to be raised by the Frost Giants. Raised as an only child, a spoiled Thor ducks his royal duties as his father enters the Odinsleep, and instead comes to Midguard (Earth) to throw the party to end all parties. The guest list is a Who's Who of darn near everyone in the Marvel Universe - alien and Earthling alike (including his brother-from-another-mother, Frost Giant Loki). When Thor's partying gets out of hand, it takes a few women - powerful in their own way - to get him to clean up his act. All seems well...until a visit from a strange being puts even The Watcher on edge.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #113 - The Walking Dead S11E6
CONNIE IS BACK!!!! Is there really anything else you need to know about this episode? Oh wait, I guess some other important stuff happened too :)
Running away from some unknown threat, Connie and Virgil emerge from the woods and seek shelter in an abandoned house. When Connie's instincts confirm that they are not alone, they are separated and forced to fight a new and dangerous threat. Having learned that her sister may still be alive and near, Kelly sets off on a solo hunt to find her, only to be joined later by Carol, Magna, and Rosita. Back at Meridian, Frost appears to give Pope a location for where Maggie and her crew may be hiding. As Leah leads a team to find them, Daryl has to find a way to warn Maggie without blowing his cover. Back at the creepy house, Connie and Virgil fight their way to safety and come across some unexpected allies. Daryl and Leah find themselves on the outside looking in.
This episode was originally recorded on September 26, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #112 - Marvel's What If...E6
Tony...Tony...Tony! What are we going to do with you? The question is answered in the sixth episode of the Marvel's What If...? series, as we see the domino effect of what happens if Erik Killmonger had saved Tony Stark from being kidnapped. Without the lessons learned after being kidnapped in Iron Man, Tony remains the arrogant, narcissistic, playboy billionaire still trying to live up to and surpass the legacy left behind by his father. Having saved Tony in the desert, and subsequently outing Obadiah Stane as the mastermind behind Tony's kidnapping, Killmonger secures his place as Tony's Head of Security and right hand man - to the dismay and distrust of Happy and Pepper. Promising at first, the results of this partnership has long-reaching consequences for all involved.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #111 - The Walking Dead S11E5
There's so much to discuss about this episode of The Walking Dead. Aaron is having nightmares about the collective enemies the group has faced over the years, and it begins to take a toll on his behavior. After walkers breach the failing wall, Aaron, Jerry, Lydia, Carol, and Rosita head out to Hilltop to see if there are any tolls to be salvaged to help rebuild the wall. They come across some stray Whisperers, and things get a bit out of control, until Carol steps in to be the voice of reason. As they leave, the receive a hopeful bit of news about one of their missing members. Back at Alexandria, Judith finds herself the victim of bullying by some of the older kids, and she expresses her fear of being alone to Rosita. While looking for supplies to fix a cherished broken object, they get a radio call from Eugene at the Commonwealth, just before he is caught and arrested for improper use of government property. Mercer and Princess share an awkward but promising interaction. Yumiko finds what she is looking for. Negan and Maggie clash in an uncomfortable confrontation. Eugene, Ezekiel, and Princess face punishment by the Commonwealth, until a possible ally steps in.
This episode was originally recorded on September 17, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #110 - Marvel's What If...E5
BRAINS!!!!! Not many of them left in this episode of Marvel's What If...? When Bruce Banner is hurled back to Earth to warn of Thanos' impending arrival, he finds Earth (and his fellow Avengers) very different from the way he left them. A zombie virus born in the Quantum Realm finds its way onto our plane of existence after Hank Pym's (this dude AGAIN!!!) attempt to retrieve his wife produces deadly consequences. A small group of our heroes try to get to an old S.H.I.E.L.D. base to find a cure, but incur heavy losses and encounter unexpected obstacles during their mission. This episode was fun, but let's just say we are all tired of Hank Pym being the cause of the Avengers' deaths!
This episode was originally recorded on September 14, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #109 - The Walking Dead S11E4
In this episode of The Walking Dead, we see the aftermath of the Reaper attack from Daryl's point of view. As he and Dog go after one of the Reapers, they are again attacked and separated. As Daryl searches for Dog, he runs into someone else from his past instead. Taken captive by the Reapers, Daryl is tortured for information and then put through a trial by fire in order to meet Pope, the mysterious leader of the Reapers. Not knowing the status of anyone else in his group, Daryl plays lone wolf in order to gain the Reapers' trust so that he can gather whatever information may help him and his group out. But Daryl quickly learns that Pope is not a man to break trust with, and must walk a very thin line to stay safe.
Hanako also talks about her Dragon Con experience of meeting Ross Marquand (Aaron), Seth Giliam (Father Gabriel), and Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha).
This episode was originally recorded on September 10, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #108 - Marvel's What If...E4
Talk about Strange! The fourth episode of Marvel's What If...? series goes even darker as we see how far Dr. Strange would have been willing to go if he had lost his heart, Christine, in the car accident instead of losing his hands. After studying the mystic arts to repeatedly - and unsuccessfully - try to change the events of the crash, Dr. Strange pushes his limits trying to break the Absolute Point of Christine's death, with horrific consequences.
Article mentioned in this episode: What If...Is Officially MCU Canon (IGN)
This episode was originally recorded on September 12, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #107 - Dragon Con 2021 Recap
Dragon Con 2021 happened, and we are excited to talk about it! Listen to Hanako, Anthony, and Lorrie describe their experiences for this first Dragon Con since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hanako and Anthony talk about their panel experiences, celebrity interactions, and the DC experience all-around, while Lorrie talks about attending Dragon Con through the Virtual Streaming membership, and her experiences at other fan conventions through the years.
You can view videos of two of the panels at the links below:
Supernatural Showdown: Battle of the Early Seasons 1-5 (Hanako)
Project Power: First on is Free (Anthony)
This episode was originally recorded on September 7, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #106 – The Walking Dead S11E3
On this episode of the FHP, Hanako and Kacey discuss episode three of the current season of The Walking Dead. The ambush by the Reapers (which Kacey and I erroneously keep referring to as Ravagers in the show – blame Marvel’s What If…?) leaves Maggie and her group scattered. After escaping to an abandoned mall, she is forced to work with Negan as Reapers leave some of her reunited group gravely injured. Back at Alexandria, Aaron and Carol disagree about what missions need to take priority for everyone’s safety. Magna, Carol, Kelly, and Rosita bond while searching for the community’s missing horses. Judith, RJ, Herschel, and Gracie reflect on their parents and their own experiences. Gabriel comes to a life-changing decision as he confronts one of the Reapers. Maggie and Negan are forced to leave Alden behind as they move forward with their mission to overtake Meridian.
This episode was originally recorded on August 31, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #105 – Marvel’s What If…? Episode 3
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the third episode of Marvel’s What If…? titled “What if the World Lost It’s Mightiest Heroes?” Before Nick Fury has a chance to go into his “Avengers Initiative” spiel, the candidates are being picked off, one by one. As Fury, Natasha Romanoff, and Agent Phil Coulson (yay!) try to figure out who the killer is, Fury has to deal with a familiar Asgardian prince seeking his own brand of justice.
This episode was originally recorded on August 28, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #104 - The Walking Dead S11E2
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Kacey discuss the second episode of The Walking Dead, Season 11. Having survived after Negan left her to die, Maggie rejoins the group trapped in the train car and confronts him about his actions. Later on, Maggie has to make a tough decision regarding one of the members of the group, and this leads to an uncomfortable confession. In his search for Dog, Daryl reflects as he finds the remnants of an underground shelter from the days after the fall.
At the Commonwealth, Yumiko asserts her own sense of authority and makes some headway with the assessors. Ezekiel, Princess, and Eugene make their own way through the Commonwealth's processing, and all four are reunited and officially welcomed to the Commonwealth by Mercer, and by Stephanie - Eugene's long-distance radio love.
After escaping from the subway tunnels, the group heads to one of Maggie's safe houses to replenish supplies, but they are attacked by a small group of Ravagers.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #103 - Marvel's What If...E2
On this episode of the FHP, Hanako, Anthony, and Mike discuss the second episode of the Disney+ series, Marvel's What If...? This episode is a bittersweet one, as it features a voiceover appearance from the late Chadwick Boseman in one of his final appearances as the Wakandan Prince, T'Challa. Young T'Challa has the heart of an adventurer and when he leaves the safety of the dome protecting Wakanda to retrieve his spear, his world is turned upside down when he is picked up by Kraglin and Taser Face, who mistake him for a young Peter Quill. T'Challa is taken to Yondu, and after expressing interest in exploring the stars, he becomes Yondu's ward, and with the Ravagers, they set about to save the universe. This episode features several surprising appearances, and is hilarious enough from start-to-finish to keep you from being saddened at the thought of the "what ifs" of the MCU had Boseman survived his years-long fight with cancer. The beautiful tribute at the end, however, will hit you in the feels.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #102 - The Walking Dead S11E1
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Kacey discuss the return of The Walking Dead. In the season 11 premiere, tensions within the Alexandria group are starting to show and they struggle to keep everyone fed in the aftermath of last season's Whisperer attack on the communities. With the Hilltop and Maggie's group adding to the numbers, Maggie tells the group about her prior home, Meridian, and recalls the Ravager attack that left them homeless and led to her eventual return. , Maggie leads a group to try to take back Meridian (in order to get their food, supplies, and resources), but run into some difficulties on the journey, including a long overdue confrontation with Negan. Having made both of their thoughts known to everyone, the group (of course) gets cornered by a small herd, which leads to life-threatening danger for one of the group.
In another city, Ezekiel's group are questioned by the advisors of The Commonwealth, and they are not comfortable with what they see. As they attempt to escape, they find a sign that someone from Yumiko's past may be within the Commonwealth's walls.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #101 - Marvel's What If...? E1
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the new Disney+ animated series, Marvel's What If...?. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher, the series delves into the possibilities of the multiverse and asks what if the events we know from the MCU happened in a different way. The first episode, titled "What If...Captain Carter were the First Avenger?", shows how one seemingly small decision can change the course of history.
As Steve Rogers prepares to take the Super Soldier serum, Peggy Carter decides to stay on the main floor with the other "esteemed" guests, instead of going upstairs. As a bomber puts the project in jeopardy, Peggy makes a decision that will change the events from Captain America: The First Avenger as we know them.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #100 - 100th Episode Free-For-All
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we are celebrating a milestone: our 100th episode!!! We decided to do a free-for-all and just discuss nerdy stuff. Anthony starts out the conversation by asking Hanako, Lorrie, and Mike about their Funko obsession/collections. We also discuss our favorite nerdy items that we own, Dragon*Con and other fan conventions we have all attended, favorite (and not-so-favorite) celebrity encounters at fan conventions, and what we hope to add to the podcast for the next 100 episodes.
We would like to give a huge shout out to our listeners - thank you for supporting us, giving us constructive criticism, and for sharing your love of the show with us. We hope you'll stick around for the next 100.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #99 - Shadow and Bone Ep. 5
On this episode of the FHP, we discuss the fifth episode of Shadow and Bone. An injured Mal returns to the base camp, only to set off again when a mission to the Little Palace is presented to another soldier. Alina's attempt to have a little fun before the Winter Fete puts here within sight of a pursuer. As Kaz and crew prepare for their own mission, some new information gives him pause. Alina takes another step towards leaving her past behind. Events during the Winter Fete reveals sinister motives for several of its attendees. Mal and Kirigan finally come face-to-face. Alina learns the truth about the Fold from an unlikely source. Revelations at the Winter Fete puts everyone in unfamiliar and dangerous circumstances. Kirigan is betrayed by someone close to him. Destinies become intertwined in unexpected ways.
This episode was originally recorded on June 13, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #98 - Loki Ep. 4
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the full crew gets together to discuss the fourth episode of Loki. As they begin to accept their fate on Lamentis, Loki and Sylvie inadvertently create a nexus event that gives them a reprieve - even if it means finding themselves in TVA custody. As Mobius and Hunter B-15 begin to question the TVA's motives, Judge Renslayer works diligently to cover her tracks. Loki is forced to confront a memory from his past. Sylvie and Loki's appearance before the Time Keepers reveals a shocking truth. Renslayer finds herself in a compromising position, while Loki is forced to deal with a different reality.
This episode was originally recorded on July 1, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #97 - Shadow and Bone Ep. 4
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the fourth episode of Shadow and Bone. Mal volunteers for a mission that may get him closer to reuniting with Alina. Alina begins to bond with General Kirigan. Tensions are high between Nina and her Fjerdan captor. Kaz, Inej, Jesper, and Arken start to finalize their plans for getting into the little palace. Alina frees herself so that she can fully focus on her Grisha training. Mal's mission is ultimately successful, but extracts a heavy price.
This episode was originally recorded on June 1, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #96 - Invincible S1E8
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the heartbreaking, jaw-dropping season one finale of Invincible. Mark fights for his life, and for the fate of the planet against an enemy he never saw coming. In the aftermath, everyone tries to pick up the pieces and figure out how to move forward while still trying to figure out how to prepare for the inevitable threat they will soon face.
This episode was originally recorded on May 21, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #95 - Loki Ep. 3
On this episode of the FHP, we discuss the third episode of the Disney + series, Loki. Having followed the Loki variant through a portal, Loki finds himself back at the TVA as the variant tries to locate the Time Keepers. Using a TemPad to escape Judge Renslayer's attempts to prune them, the Lokis find themselves on planet Lamentis, whose destruction is imminent, judging by the planet that is on a slow collision course. Loki and the variant - who goes by the name Sylvie - learn a little about each other as they attempt to find a way to get off of the planet before it is destroyed. However, things don't quite go the way they planned, and even as Loki picks up a few new magic tricks, it seems to be not enough to save them. Oh, and Sylvie also divulges to Loki that the TVA is made up of variants that were stolen from the Sacred Timeline. Oops.
This episode was recorded on June 24, 2021.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #94 - Black Widow
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the full crew gets together to talk about the long awaited, highly anticipated theatrical release of Marvel Studio's Black Widow. In this film (which takes place after the events of Captain America, Civil War), Natasha is on the run after violating the Sokovia Accords. As she goes off the grid for some much needed time for self-reflection, a near-death experience over a mysterious package sends her on a journey to confront the demons of her past, reuniting with her estranged "family" and finally breaking herself free of the burdens that have held her back in her new life.
This episode was recorded on July 11, 2021
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #93 – F9:The Fast Saga
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we switch things up a bit as Hanako, Anthony, Mike, and Kacey team up to talk about the latest installment in The Fast Saga, F9. Taking place a several years after the last film (where Dom learned that he had fathered a child with Elena during Letty’s “death”), Dom, Letty, and Little Brian are living a seemingly blissful life off the grid, until trouble comes calling in the form of Roman, Tej, and Ramsey. Mr. Nobody’s plane has been hijacked – along with his high profile prisoner-in-transport, Cipher – and Dom and Letty join up with the rest of their family to get to the bottom of things. Unexpectedly, a long-lost Toretto has entered the fold, and he means to take Dom down by any means necessary. As Mia rejoins the team to try to help settle things between her two brothers, the film once again reiterates that nothing is more important than family – even in the midst of ridiculous shenanigans, unbelievable stunts, and a whole lot of silly fun.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #92 - Loki Ep. 2
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the second episode of the Disney+ series Loki. Loki "joins" the TVA to assist in tracking down the dangerous Loki Variant. The Variant kills another hunt team, but kidnaps the lead hunter. Loki gives clues as to what the Variant is thinking, and figures out how to track them down. In a future pending apocalypse, the Loki Variant reveals itself in a major way. The TVA is compromised, and Loki goes after the Variant, leaving Mobius behind to deal with the fallout of the Variant's actions.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #91 - Invincible S1E7
On this episode of the FHP, we discuss the penultimate season one episode of Invincible. Both Nolan and Mark deal with the fallout of keeping secrets from the people they love. The motives for Robot's questionable behavior and actions are finally revealed. William and Eve try to counsel Mark through the mess he has made of his love life. While Mark tries to pick up the pieces, Nolan is finally confronted with the truth. Debbie learns that sometimes the truth comes at a heavy price. Robot gives a bewildering confession to the Guardians. Mark comes face-to-face with an unexpected threat.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #90 - Loki Ep. 1
On this episode of the FHP, we discuss the series premiere of Loki. This series begins during the time heist scene of Avengers: Endgame, where Iron Man, Captain America, and Ant-Man return to Stark Tower after the Battle of New York to try to take the Tesseract. In the ensuing chaos, Loki uses the Tesseract to escape and finds himself confronted by members of the TVA (Time Variance Authority), who arrest him for "disturbing the Sacred Timeline". This episode introduces us to the TVA and its agents, led by Agent Mobius, who are all on the hunt of a dangerous time variant who is moving through time, killing agents and stealing reset charges. We learn about the history of Time and the Time-Keepers, who oversee all of the timelines and uses the TVA to keep order.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #89 - Invincible S1E6
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss episode 6 of Invincible. Mark, Black Sampson, and Monster Girl fight for their lives. Once recovered, Mark tries to live a normal teenage life for once. Black Sampson's recovery comes with a welcome surprise. Monster Girl's recovery reveals more about Robot. On a college tour, an attack on campus puts some strain on Mark's relationship with William and Amber. Debbie seeks answers, and doesn't like what she finds. Atom Eve makes some decisions about her future. Two of Nolan's important relationships are put to the test.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #88 - Shadow and Bone Ep. 3
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the third episode of Shadow and Bone. Waking up to her new life as a Grisha, Alina quickly learns that her new identity as Sun Summoner does not endear her to everyone in the Little Palace. As Alina is introduced to the King and Queen to demonstrate her powers to the Court, Kaz and his group begin to prepare for their journey through the Fold. As they make their way to meet Nina, a Heartrender that works with The Conductor to smuggle Grisha out of the Little Palace, Nina is attacked and kidnapped by the Drüskelle. Alina makes some new friends in the Little Palace, including the King's spiritual advisor, who gives her some information that may be useful later on. As she begins her training, Alina continues to write to Mal, revealing more of her true feelings for him in her letters. The Conductor leads the Crows on a perilous journey
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #87 - Roundtable of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Hosted by The Marvelous Madames Podcast)
Something different for the podcast! Hanako was invited to be a guest on The Marvelous Madames Podcast in their special roundtable discussion of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Moderated by Madame Kris of the Marvelous Madames, the episode also features Darrell Taylor of the Mighty Marvel Mix Podcast and guest Robert Young in an insightful discussion that covers the aftermath of the Derrick Chauvin murder trial, as well as how the themes and issues explored in the Disney+ series are relevant today - especially as it relates to racial disparities in the real (and fictional) worlds. Thank you Madame Kris and Madame Amy for inviting the FHP to join the conversation!
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Fandom Hybrid Podcast #86 - Invincible Ep. 5
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the fifth episode of Invincible. As Mark continues to fail with his time management skills, he befriends an old adversary who needs help getting out of a tough spot. Nolan cautions Mark about using his skills for things that are "beneath" him. Debbie continues to investigate her husband, with a little nudge from an unexpected source. We get a huge nerd meta moment with an appearance from the principal of Mark's school. The new Guardians of the Globe are forced to come together when the safety of their own is threatened. Against the advice from his father, Mark gets a very painful lesson in "Father Knows Best".
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #85 - Shadow and Bone Ep. 2
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the second episode of the Netflix series Shadow and Bone. In the aftermath of the Volcra attack in the Fold, Alina's life is forever changed when she is revealed to be the long-prophesied Sun Summoner. After Alina is whisked away to the Little Palace, Mal fights to be reunited with her. Kaz is determined to find a way through the Fold to take on Dessen's job, even though it puts him at odds with Inej. We learn more about General Kirigan, the power of the Grisha, and the Drüskelle (Grisha hunters). Alina struggles to settle into her new environment. Kaz has a run-in with a couple of old friends, and is moved to extremes to secure Inej's temporary freedom for the job at task.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #84 - Invincible S1E4
On this episode of the FHP, we discuss the fourth episode of Invincible. We start out the episode with a nod to The Mummy when an ancient God is resurrected for reasons yet unknown. Mark and Nolan continue to train and bond, while Debbie's visit with Olga adds to her growing doubts about Nolan. Mark gets more than he bargained for on two fronts when he navigates his first official date with Amber, followed by being sent on a covert mission to Mars that has some disastrous results. As the remaining Mauler Brother begins to work on creating another clone, we learn that Robot may have his own, personal reasons for setting the Mauler Brothers free. Cecil lays his cards on the table with Damien Darkblood when his snooping becomes problematic.
Side note: as of this posting it has been announced that Invincible has been renewed for Seasons 2 and 3!
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #83 - Shadow and Bone Ep. 1
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the new Netflix series Shadow and Bone. The series, which is based on the best-selling "Grishaverse" series of books by Leigh Bardugo, follows Alina Starkov as she embarks on an adventure that has the potential to change everything.
In the country of Ravka, the The Shadow Fold is a mysterious wall of shadow that extends from one end of the country to the other, separating Ravka from the rest of the world. In the midst of war, Alina and her best friend Mal find themselves in the middle of a prophecy that will not only change the course of their lives, but could also change the course of their country. Their only goal is to stay together and protect each other as they have done since childhood, but an unknown secret could tear them apart - if the monsters in the Fold don't do so first.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #82 - Star Trek DS9: S3E11 & 12
On this episode of the FHP, we take another journey into the past with the second of our podcast birthday episodes, in which the birthday gal/girl gets to choose a show/movie that they want to discuss. For Lorrie's birthday (which fell on January 31), she decided that she wanted to discuss a two-parter from the Star Trek universe: the Past Tense episodes from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, season 3.
In this episode, Sisko, Bashir, and Dax attempt to beam themselves to Earth to attend a conference, but an anomaly sends them 300 years into Earth's past, to the year 2024. A time of social unrest, Sisko and Bashir have to try to survive within the city of San Francisco's "Sanctuary" community, while Dax has better luck on the other side of the tracks. They attempt to find a way back to each other (and home) without changing anything in the timeline that will alter history. You can probably guess how that goes.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #81 - Invincible S1E3
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the third episode of the Amazon Prime series, Invincible. As the world says goodbye to the Guardians of the Globe, several people within Nolan's circle begin to have doubts about what really happened at Guardians HQ. In the wake of the funerals, Cecil hires Robot to form a new Guardians team, and the results are less than exemplary. Atom Eve deals with a double betrayal, and teams up with Invincible to face a new foe. Mark's social life seems to be taking a positive turn. The Mauler Twins receive assistance in breaking out of prison. Debbie receives a surprise visit from someone that gives her more reasons to have doubts about her husband.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #80 - The Falcon and the Winter Solider Ep. 6
Although the series is over (for now), there will be one more opportunity to discuss the series as a whole. Next month, Hanako will be joining a roundtable discussion of the series that will be hosted by the Marvelous Madames Podcast. The show will also feature Darrell of the Taylor Network of Podcasts, and Charles from the Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast. The episode is scheduled for release on Memorial Day, so we hope you'll check it out!
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #79 - Invincible S1E2
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the second episode of the Amazon Prime animated series, Invincible. In the aftermath of the fight at Guardians' HQ, Omni-Man is hospitalized while Cecil and his team attempt to piece together who was behind the attack that resulted in the deaths of the Guardians of the Globe. As Earth is attacked by an alien race called The Flaxons, Mark's attempt at his first large-scale mission proves that he is not fully prepared for the realities of being a superhero. A new superhero team, The Teen Team, makes their debut. Nolan recovers from his injuries, but something still seems off about his behavior. Omni-Man shows the Flaxons why an invasion of Earth is not a good idea while he is around.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #78 - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Ep. 5
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the penultimate episode (sad face!) of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. As John Walker faces the consequences of his actions, Sam does some soul-searching to figure out what he wants his narrative to be - both at home and as a superhero. Bucky rights a wrong and closes one chapter in his life, and when he makes a delivery to Sam, we see some healing and an understanding form between the two formerly reluctant allies. Sharon puts an asset into play that makes us question her motives, and Karli and the Flag Smashers put their plan into motion to stop the GRC from passing the Patch Act. Only one more episode to conclude the series!
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #77 - Invincible S1E1
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we found a new show to discuss: the Amazon Prime animated series Invincible, based on the comic books series of the same name, written by Robert Kirkman. Invincible tells the story of Mark Grayson, an awkward teenage boy who is half-human, half-Viltrumite. His father is Omni-Man, one of the superhero protectors of Earth; there are other heroes in this episode (called the Guardians of the Globe). This episode introduces us to the complexities of not only being a newly powered teenager trying to balance high school life with a desire to be a superhero, but also shows us that the life of a "superhero" is not always what it seems.
This show boasts a "who's who" of voice talent: Steven Yeun (ahem, excuse me - 2021 Best Actor nominee Steven Yeun!), Lauren Cohan, Ross Marquand, Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lennie James, and Michael Cudlitz - who have all worked on another little show Kirkman did called The Walking Dead; Sandra Oh, J.K. Simmons, Zazie Beetz, Kevin Michael Richardson, Mahershala Ali, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins...I think you get the picture. The end of the episode contains a huge twist that all but guarantees that you will tune in for the next episode.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #76 - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Ep. 4
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew comes together to discuss the shocking events on Episode 4 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. We learn a little about Bucky's time in Wakanda as Ayo helped him to overcome the Hydra programming that created his Winter Soldier persona. Zemo proves useful as he gains intel on Karli's next moves. John Walker and Lemar Hoskins are given a painful introduction to the Dora Milaje. A shocking loss at the hands of the Flag Smashers results in a brutal end of an untarnished legacy.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #75 - The Walking Dead S10E22
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #74 - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Ep. 3
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the third episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. While John (we are not calling him Captain America!) and Lemar track down a lead on the Flag Smashers, Sam and Bucky pay a visit to Zemo for information on the super soldier serum. During an undercover operation, the guys are rescued by an old ally. The Flag Smashers step up their efforts to help the needy, and Bucky receives a visitor from a far-away land.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #73 - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Ep. 2
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew expresses their glee at finally seeing the titular characters onscreen together in the second episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. As a new "Captain America" takes the stage, Sam and Bucky team up to try to find out what the Flag Smashers group is up to. Facing a familiar threat, Bucky fills Sam in on a long-held government secret. The guys both struggle with life post-Blip as they figure out how to work together to stop this impending threat, while trying to avoid the elephant-in-the-room, John Walker - the "new Captain America".
Editor's Note: Please excuse the sound issues; we had winds and storms in the area during recording and it messed with the internet connection.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #72 - The Walking Dead S10E21
In this episode of the FHP, Hanako and Kacey discuss S10E21 of The Walking Dead. In this episode titled "Diverged", we pick up with Carol and Daryl immediately after their argument in the S10E18 episode "Find Me". Daryl and Carol go their separate ways, with Daryl opting to stay out longer to continue scavenge while Carol returns to Alexandria, with Dog in tow. Carol attempts to ignore her despair by using busy work as a distraction, only to lose control while fighting a small enemy. Daryl deals with a few close calls when his trip is unexpectedly sidelined.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #71 - Justice League (The Snyder Cut)
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the Snyder Cut version of the Justice League movie, and all of the many ways this film was better than the piece of crap we got back in 2017. Better character development, better story arcs, more diversity, removal of redundant scenes...this film showed that fanboys and fangirls will sit through a four-hour movie, if done correctly.
And also, #westandwithrayfisher, and A>E.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #70 - The Walking Dead S10E20
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Kacey discuss the S10E20 episode of The Walking Dead, titled "Splinter". Picking up where we left off in the season 10 finale, Ezekiel, Eugene, Yumiko, and Princess are captured by a group of soldiers and held in separate boxcars while their fate is being determined. Confinement to the dark, small space triggers some pre-Apocalypse memories for Princess, whose attempts to convince the others to escape reveal more about her character than we expected.
Also, here is the link to the article that I mentioned in the show regarding the new spinoff "Dead in the Water", which will tie in to the sixth season of Fear The Walking Dead; also the link to the article for the cooking show idea "Run the Dish".
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #69 - The Falcon and the Winter Solder Ep. 1
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss the first episode of the Disney+ limited series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Focusing on Sam Wilson and James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes, this series picks up about six months after the events of Avengers: Endgame, and sees both characters trying to find a sense of normalcy in the world, post-Blip.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #68 - A Discovery of Witches S2E10
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew discusses the season 2 finale of A Discovery of Witches. A new time-walker makes their presence known in 1591. Diana completes her training. Matthew makes arrangements for Jack's care as they prepare to go back to their own time. Diana receives some closure from someone unexpected. Marcus introduces Phoebe to Ysabeau. Gerbert and Peter move forward in trying to obtain the lost pages of Ashmole 782. Domenico loses the upper hand. A devastating sacrifice is made to protect loved ones.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #67 - The Walking Dead S10E19
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Kacey discuss S10E19 of The Walking Dead, "One More". Gabriel and Aaron are out scavenging for food for Alexandria, and come across signs of struggle in several locations. Finding shelter in an abandoned warehouse, they are placed into a situation that challenges their loyalty and trust in each other, and also learn that appearances are not always what they seem.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #66 - A Discovery of Witches S2E9
We are almost at the end! In this episode of the FHP, we discuss the penultimate episode for season 2. Diana and Matthew discuss returning to their time, and learn some surprising news. Diana resumes her training and finally meets her familiar. Matthew goes to Whitehall to atone for his failure to retrieve Edward Kelly. Kit makes a desperate attempt to free Matthew from Diana's spell. Lord Burghley searches the Roydon home for The Book. Matthew provides some peace and hope to the Queen. Diana has a dangerous first meeting with her new sister-in-law. Louisa's reunion with Matthew does not go as she planned. Matthew and Diana reach a new level of intimacy in their relationship.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #65 - A Discovery of Witches S2E8
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss S2E8 of A Discovery of Witches. The Book of Life has some adverse effects on Diana. Phoebe gives Marcus another chance. Domenico learns some interesting information about Marcus. A new life enters into the world. Marcus reaches out to Baldwin for help. Baldwin betrays Marcus' trust. Knox learns Agatha's secret. Gerbert makes a threat against Ysabeau. Emily delves deeper into higher magic. Diana has an ominous dream.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #64 - The Walking Dead S10E18
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Kacey discuss the S10E18 episode of The Walking Dead. As Daryl and Carol go out to scavenge for materials to rebuild the wall in Alexandria, they come across a cabin in the woods that holds some meaning for Daryl. We get to look back in time at what happened to Daryl during the years he spent on his own, searching for any sign of Rick after his supposed death. This episode also gives us the history of Dog, whose presence in Daryl's life holds more meaning that we thought.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #63 - WandaVision Series Finale
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako, Anthony, Lorrie, and Mike discuss the series finale of WandaVision and its possible implications for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #62 - WandaVision Ep. 8
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew discusses the penultimate episode 8 of WandaVision. Agatha takes Wanda on an emotional stroll down memory lane as she is forced to relive her worst memories. There is more to Director Heyward than meets the eye. Agatha figures out the true extent of Wanda's powers. A post-credit scene gives way to a huge reveal.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #61 - The Walking Dead S10E17
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako is joined by special guest Kacey to discuss the first of six extended 10th Season episodes of The Walking Dead. This story, titled "Home Sweet Home", focuses on the return of Maggie Rhee in the aftermath of the Whisperer War. As Maggie absorbs the changes that have taken place leading up to the battle, we get a brief insight into what Maggie has been up to during her years-long absence from the group. There is also a new threat on the horizon.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #60 - Legacies S3E4
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Lorrie discuss S3E4 of Legacies. Landon and Hope mark a milestone. The Necromancer moves forward with his plan to raise Malivore and the monsters. Alaric recruits his students to assist with the growing threat. Landon has an unexpected family reunion. Jo gets her magic back to help save MG. Alyssa has a change of heart. The witches find a solution to the Necromancer/Malivore problem. Lizzie misses her shot. Josie comes to a difficult decision. Hope's happiest moment becomes her worst nightmare.
Fandom Hybrid Podcast #59 - A Discovery of Witches S2E7
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss S2E7 of A Discovery of Witches; the year is 1591 and Matthew and Diana have finally arrived in Bohemia. Diana earns a new title from Gallowglass. An unexpected arrival from London worries the Matthew and Diana. The De Clermonts receive very different receptions from the King of Bohemia. An admirer of Diana tests Matthew's patience. The search for the book leads