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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #189 (The Return of ‘Saga’ & More)

In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week.

In the Season 7 premiere episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guests Rich Douek and Joe Mulvey (Happy Hill) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the return of Saga, the banning of Maus by a Tennessee school board, whether Spider-Man: No Way Home should be nominated for an Oscar, and the legacy and impact of the Star Wars special edition releases.

: Claire Thorne, Drew Siragusa, and Barbra Dillon

Special guests: Rich Douek and Joe Mulvey (Happy Hill)

This month’s sponsor: This episode of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast is sponsored by the Dice Tower Theatre, an audio fiction podcast which offers a dramatic retelling of the events of their ongoing roleplaying game. With a full cast, score, and sound design, listeners get an even more immersive experience. Follow the story now as they enter the city of fire looking for something, or someone, to stop the growing power of the dark dragon army and its undead legions. The next episode launches on February 6th. For more information, visit or on Twitter (@dicetowrtheatre) and Instagram/Facebook/Twitch (@dicetowertheatre).

18:43 – (GamesRadar+) SAGA – Experts and insiders look at its importance ahead of its return
28:25 – (io9) Tennessee School Board Removes Holocaust Graphic Novel MAUS From Its Curriculum
45:50 – (Variety) I Hated SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. But the Academy Should Absolutely Nominate It for Best Picture (Column)
58:00 – (io9) Looking Back at the STAR WARS Special Editions In the Era of Disney

The Fanbase Weekly
Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon

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Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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