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Fandom with a Critical Lens

What does it mean to be a fan with a critical eye? How do we relate to the stories we loved as kids, as we come to see some of their problematic aspects? How do we balance our values with the desire to be entertained in an imperfect world? Logan Grendel returns to the podcast as we talk about these questions and more.

Logan Grendel is a dog guru, photographer, activist, urban gardener, magick practitioner, artist, musician, and nonbinary Black leftist rabble-rouser, who discusses all that and more on the Focused on Infinity podcast and Twitch stream. A lifelong fan of comics, fantasy, and dystopian tales of all kinds, Logan’s own photo/graphic novel creation, Harlequin’s Song, was completed in 2006 and has never seemed more timely. For the many places where Logan’s work can be found online, click here.

Riki Hayashi and Matthew Fox explore the ethical questions from the stories geeks love—superheroes, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, video games, and so much more.