We’re back witches, with another magical episode of the Coven Podcast. This week, we’re looking at the toxic fandoms. Can a show be ruined by its fandom? The shows themselves are fairly unproblematic on their own… but then in comes the fandom… My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is perhaps forever tainted by the bronies who love it, but in recent years other fandoms have been cited as having ruined the show by making it cringe-y, ruining online searches for it with shipping and NSFW fanart, and other crimes. These fandoms include Undertale, Steven Universe, and perhaps most notably Rick and Morty with the whole sauce/intellectual nihilism thing. Can the fandom really ruin enjoyment of the show/game itself? Is this blown out of proportion?
Hosted by: Daley Wilhelm, Tanner Kinney, Kora Wilson
Edited by: Carmen Peterson
Graphic by: Daley Wilhelm