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Fanbase Feature: 60th Anniversary Retrospective on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (1962)

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.

In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts Barbra Dillon and Claire Thorne are joined by special guest Jay Sherer (writer – Death of a Bounty Hunter, Timeslingers, co-host of The Story Geeks podcast) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) in light of the film’s 60th anniversary, with topics including what the film says (or doesn’t say) about the racial oppression in the Southern United States during the “Jim Crow” era, how Gregory Peck’s Atticus Finch measures up against his status as an iconic hero figure in cinema, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for To Kill a Mockingbird abound in this panel discussion!)

Cast members
: Jay Sherer (writer – Death of a Bounty Hunter, Timeslingers, co-host of The Story Geeks podcast), Claire Thorne (creator – A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch, co-host – The Fanbase Weekly podcast), and Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief)

This month’s sponsor: Brett Weldele, Greg Smith, and Travis Webb are back with Starlite Issue 5! Everyone’s favorite stark-raving mad teenage superheroes are back in action, battling trans-dimensional spired wizards and space pirate cats! Updates and previous issues can be found on

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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