The Fandom Hybrid Podcast would like to welcome guest Kacey as an official member of the FHP family! Kacey has been a guest on the podcast since October 2020, joining Hanako in discussions of The Walking Dead Season 10, and The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 1. With the upcoming seasons of all current TWD shows (the Main show, Fear the Walking Dead, and TWD: World Beyond), as well as the expanding TWD Universe in the next few years (The Rick Grimes movies, the spinoff featuring Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier, and any other TWD works), Kacey will be a welcome addition, adding her knowledge and enthusiasm for all things TWD.
You can find out more about Kacey in her bio below, and also on the “Meet the Hybrids” page of the website.
“My Fandoms, in no particular order are The Walking Dead, The Marvel Universe, Black Panther, Transformers, Stranger Things and the Fast and the Furious franchise. I am a Danai Gurira and Tyrese Gibson superfan! My favorite cosplay is of course Michonne. I love action flicks, old school music, football, crafting, running my business and traveling with my wife.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 to the evasive Edward Kelly; and more questions than answers.
In this episode of the FHP, we discuss the 7th episode of WandaVision, where the characters break the fourth wall to deal with the aftereffects of Halloween Night. Wanda puts herself in time out. Vision makes a new friend. Monica undergoes a transformation. The twins may be in danger. Monica confronts Wanda, but Agnes comes to the rescue. A neighbor’s true identity puts Wanda and the twins in danger.
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew discuss S2E6 of A Discovery of Witches, which is arguably the best episode of the season (at least Hanako thinks so!) Diana comes to a realization in the aftermath of her attack. Philippe and Matthew come to blows. Philippe sees Diana in a new light. The trio receives a majestic sign. Matthew makes a heartbreaking confession to Diana. Diana is embraced as a De Clermont. Matthew and Philippe come to an understanding. Ysabeau receives a message from the past.
(Correction to the end of the podcast: there are four more episodes remaining in this season, not three as mentioned. ~ Hanako)
In this episode of the FHP, we discuss Episode 6 of WandaVision. It’s Halloween time in Westview, but that’s not the only strange thing happening. The WandaVision household adjust to a newcomer in their lives. Wanda and Vision show signs of trouble in paradise. Darcy, Monica, and Jimmy find themselves on Director Heyward’s bad side. Vision notices strange behavior in the neighborhood. Agnes reveals some harsh truths. Vision searches for answers. Wanda loses control.
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, we discuss episode S2E5 of A Discovery of Witches, where Diana and Matthew have made the journey to France and we get the much-anticipated meeting of the head of the De Clermont family. Matthew comes face-to-face with his father. Philippe challenges Matthew’s commitment to Diana. Kit stumbles into an unlikely ally. Philippe sends Diana mixed signals. An attack on Diana has tragic consequences.
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Michael takes the lead on the discussion as we discuss one of his favorite movies of all time, Howard the Duck. This episode is part of our FHP “Birthday Series”, where the birthday guy/gal gets to pick a topic of their own choosing for us to discuss. Since Michael had the first birthday of the year (January 13), he got first dibs (you can hear the excitement in his voice!).
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Lorrie have a fun time discussing “Salvatore: The Musical” from S3E3 of Legacies. Once again, we step into the nostalgia of the TVD universe (both good and bad) as the students of the Salvatore School put on a musical that squeezes in eight seasons of Mystic Falls drama into about 20 minutes of musical fun.
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Lorrie discuss the S3E2 of Legacies, in which we say a very problematic goodbye (whether temporarily or permanently remains to be seen) of one of the original characters. The Necromancer’s deal with Alaric comes at a heavy price. Alaric enlists Mac’s help to locate a missing person. Landon’s death/resurrection comes with an unexpected consequence. The gang work together to try to help a friend. Rafael has a very unexpected reunion.
As per usual with this show, we also discuss a little bit about The Vampire Diaries universe and how it ties in with the episode, now and possibly in the future.
In the 50th (!!!) episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the crew has a lot of questions regarding the events and reveals in S2E4 of A Discovery of Witches.
Marcus finds a clue to Matthew and Diana’s whereabouts in the past. Another attack puts the vampires in danger of being noticed. Domenico’s investigations begin to bear fruit. Questions from a new acquaintance puts Marcus in an uncomfortable situation. Sophie learns some discomforting news. Gerbert confronts an unshakeable Ysabeau. Ysabeau reveals a life-altering secret to Marcus.
There’s a lot to unpack in the latest episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, as the full crew discusses episode 5 of WandaVision. Wanda an Vision adjust to becoming new parents. Agnes breaks character. Tommy and Billy exhibit powers of their own. Monica, Agent Woo, and Darcy brainstorm to figure out the Maximoff Anomaly. Wanda briefly exits the Hex to issue to warning. Vision confronts Wanda over his suspicions. A surprise visitor changes the stakes.
In this episode of the podcast, Hanako and Anthony discuss the penultimate episode of The Stand. The Boulder Three are placed on trial. Larry tries to get through to Nadine. Glen’s attempt to speak the truth comes at a high price. Nadine acknowledges a harsh truth. Larry and Ray face the crowd. Stu has a change of heart. Lloyd finally takes a stand. The Dark Man loses control.
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, the FHP crew discuss episodes 3 & 4 of WandaVision, how it ties into the existing Phase I of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and speculate of where it may lead in Phase II.
In Episode 3, Wanda and Vision deal with the unexpected complications of Wanda’s exceptionally quick pregnancy journey. Vision takes notice of the strange happenings around him. The pregnancy causes Wanda’s powers to spiral out of control. The neighbors drop hints that all is not well in Westview. Wanda grows nostalgic remembering her lost twin. Geraldine casually (and accidentally) blows her cover. Wanda regains control of the situation.
In Episode 4, the victims of Thanos’ snap are restored. Monica Rambeau adjusts to life post-Blip. A last minute assignment turns into a life-altering event. Agent Woo and DOCTOR (!) Darcy Lewis team up to solve the mysteries of Westview. Wanda’s secret is revealed. A threat is eliminated from Westview.
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Anthony discuss episode 7 of The Stand. The Boulder Free Zone deals with the aftermath of the explosion. Trashcan Man finds what he is looking for. Harold and Nadine depart ways in a dramatic fashion. Mother Abagail sends Stu, Larry, Glen, and Ray on a new mission. Nadine and the Dark Man are finally together. Harold takes the cowardly way out. The Boulder Four are forced to leave someone behind. Nadine undergoes a morbid transformation.
Michael returns from his birthday getaway in time to join Hanako, Lorrie, and Anthony to discuss S2E3 of A Discovery of Witches. In the present day, a violent murder gives Domenico some bargaining power with Gerbert, as we learn a little background into their strained acquaintanceship. Emily seeks answers, but gets one she does not expect. Back in 1590, Matthew seeks forgiveness for a recent transgression. Diana trains with Goody Alsop and discovers a little more about her powers. Matthew and Diana discover the possible location of Ashmole 782. Cecil discovers the reason for Matthew’s recent sympathies towards the witches. Matthew and Diana are first summoned to Court to meet with Queen Elizabeth, and then later receive a summons from Phillippe to return to Sept-Tours. Diana receives yet another warning about the danger of Matthew becoming someone else.
In S2E2 of A Discovery of Witches, Sarah and Emily settle in at Sept-Tours, while they and Ysabeau express their dislike of the current situation. Satu goes to see her Mummo to get answers. In 1590, Diana finds an influential friend as she and Matthew make the rounds. Diana’s displays of uncontrolled magic get her an audience with Goody Alsop and the Rede (Witch’s Council). Matthew and Kit enjoy a day out. A crossroads puts Matthew in a difficult spot. Father Hubbard sends a letter that may have tough consequences for Matthew.
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Lorrie finally get to talk about the Vampire Diaries universe, as we discuss the Season 3 return of the CW show Legacies. The students at the Salvatore School deal with the aftermath of the events of last season while also working with Nimue, Lady of the Lake (recently escaped from the Malivore pit) to find one worthy enough to claim Excalibur – yes, that one – and prevent it from falling into the hands of the Green Knight (also from the pit).
We also recap a little about the show’s backstory (and of course, its prequel shows The Vampire Diaries and The Originals are also mentioned), which leads to a side discussion about how the current Covid pandemic has affected such things as show filming, cancellations and extended hiatuses, fan conventions and other such events.
Hanako and Anthony discuss episode 6 of The Stand, and we continue to discuss issues we have with the presentation of the story. The Trashcan Man is finally introduced, in a problematic way. Conflicts arise in Boulder as the residents disagree on whether to search for Mother Abagail. Stu and Harold have a heart-to-heart. Mother Abagail and the Dark Man come face-to-face. Fran gets more than she bargained for when she goes snooping for answers. A series of events points Flagg to Mr. M-O-O-N, the elusive third spy who is no longer in New Vegas. Joe gives Larry a cryptic message. Nadine chooses Larry in an unusual way. Joe comes to the rescue of someone in need. Harold and Nadine make their stand.
On this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Anthony discuss episode 5 of The Stand. We are now at the halfway point of the story, and we finally get a look at what Randall Flagg’s followers are doing in New Vegas. Tom Cullen is successfully hiding in plain sight, while Dayna’s ignorance of the definition of the phrase “low-key” raises a lot of questions. Harold takes in the “news” of Teddy’s death with mixed reactions. Fran sets a plan into motion with unexpected results. Nadine tries to change her tune. Larry is forced to make some hard choices. Dayna comes face-to-face with the Dark Man.
It’s back!!! The Season 2 premiere of A Discovery of Witches is FINALLY here after an almost 2 year hiatus (thanks, Covid!) and it does not disappoint. As Gerbert, Knox, and Satu close in, Matthew and Diana time walk to the year 1590. We meet Matthew’s circle of friends: Kit (Christopher Marlowe), Henry Percy (the Earl of Northumberland), and Sir Walter Raleigh, which gives Diana a clue into Matthew’s identity during that time. Kit and Diana get off to a rocky start. As the search begins to find Diana a teacher, she runs into a familiar face. Matthew begins to acclimate back into his old life, which is full of dangerous secrets. Diana’s powers begin to manifest in uncomfortable ways.
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako, Anthony, and Lorrie discuss the 2-episode premiere of the Disney + series, WandaVision. We discuss what we loved about the series, the questions we have about how the characters got to this place in their story arc, and speculate on what Wanda’s additional powers could mean for the show, and the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In this episode of the Fandom Hybrid Podcast, Hanako and Anthony continue their discussion on the CBS Access limited series The Stand, based on the novel by Stephen King. Episodes 3 & 4 have a central theme about meetings. We learn a little more about Nadine’s history with the Dark Man. A series of meetings and encounters lead Stu, Fran, Harold, Glen, and Dayna on a converging path towards Mother Abagail. We meet Nick (whose change in origin story does not make Hanako happy!), Tom Cullen, and Julie Lawry. The Dark Man tell Nadine his plans for Boulder, and her subsequent partnership with Harold proves deadly.