General Chat

General Chat

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General Chat is a podcast about fandom. Fans are full of passion, enthusiasm, and dedication. These are the things that motivate folks to camp for a rare mount spawn, to solve every puzzle, to romance that one extremely difficult-to-romance character. General Chat seeks to explore the passion behind fandom with in-depth interviews every week.


D&D For Me with Jessica Marcrum
Aug 8 • 64 min
You might know this week’s guest from the acclaimed Uncaged Anthology, or her D&D module for feline bards and other folks too — the College of Caterwauling, or from her very own game Nekomancy. I am talking, of course, about Jessica Marcrum. We talk about…
Punch Your Fears with Ioana Muresan
Jul 11 • 63 min
We return from our break with an amazing guest, artist Ioana Muresan! We talk about her OP AF Barbarian, meeting URL friends IRL, and why it’s never to late to follow your dreams. She drew the wonderful episode art of us chatting, mere moments after we…
Everyone Can Be A Hero with Matt Baume
May 23 • 67 min
My guest this week is writer, DM, and the host of Queens of Adventure, Matt Baume! We talk about the importance of queer heroes, striving to grow as a DM, and how to balance mechanics and storytelling in a D&D podcast. Please take a look at their Patreon:…
An Announcement!
May 9 • 55 min
Good news everybody! I am officially launching my Patreon. Please consider supporting me there: https://www.patreon.com/AnastazjaSoliz I included an old episode along with the announcement, please enjoy that vintage content!
Ethical Podcasting Under Capitalism with Sarah Zedig
Apr 26 • 106 min
This week I talk to Sarah Zedig of Let’s Talk About Stuff and Trans Questioning. We discuss the parallels between werewolves and the queer community, why being paid in exposure is bullshit, and our thoughts on gaining clout vs cancel culture. Follow…
Fantasy Fandom with ArseQueef
Apr 11 • 70 min
This is a pure Critical Role fandom talk episode! We talk about how he feels about his responsibilities to the community, the surreal experience of meeting online friends in real life, and the origin story of your, my, our Beloved ArseQueef.
Introverted Extrovert with AliandrasK
Mar 14 • 59 min
This week’s guest is Aliandrask. We end up getting into some discussion about depression and isolation so if you are sensitive to those topics please be aware that we talk about them in this episode. We talk, like typical podcasters, about why she started…
Animal Crossing Blues with Chuck
Feb 28 • 59 min
Our guest this week is Chuck (@Charlubby) the creator of adorably relatable comics about mental health issues. Her comics feature pigeons and those trash birds help us figure out the trash thoughts our brain tries to tell us. We talk about her upcoming…
Fans, Forums, and Fears with Bonnie Qu
Feb 14 • 54 min
This weeks guest is Bonnie Qu! We talk about how Bonnie got into esports writing, the importance of team and fan interaction in Overwatch, and our very embarrassing early fandom experiences.
Roland in Time with James Ridgers
Jan 17 • 84 min
This week’s guest is James Ridgers! In this episode we discuss his earliest game memory Roland in Time, interactive storytelling and why it matters, and how he copes with mental illness and how you can take care of your mental health. Find James on…
The Marvelous Galactic Jonah
Jan 3 • 106 min
The first episode of 2019 features the marvelous Galactic Jonah! We discuss feeling like your art doesn’t matter, entitled fandom, and the mysteries of the universe as seen through Jonah’s D&D experience. Jonah’s Twitter: @GalacticJonah
Deep Delve with Rho
Dec 6, 2018 • 78 min
This week’s episode features Rho from Realm Maintenance! We throw it all the way back with zork and the commodore 64, talk D&D and his actual play podcast, and after that things get deep. Rho opened up about some big losses in his life. He was vulnerable…
Nerd Family with Frazley
Nov 22, 2018 • 91 min
Today’s episode is a thanksgiving treat! The guest is Frazley from the Frazelcast, a wonderful and wacky blizzard fan podcast. We talk about growing up in a family full of nerds. We discuss the importance of community and lifting one another up to be…
A Brief History of Jason Lucas
Oct 11, 2018 • 103 min
This week’s guest is Jason Lucas, co-host of The Starting Zone podcast! We talk about impostor syndrome, cover a brief history of WoW, and discuss which fighting game reigns supreme. Jason’s Twitter: http://bit.ly/2EhguBd The Starting Zone:…
Cosplay with Kazplay
Sep 27, 2018 • 76 min
This week’s guest is Kazplay, cosplay master and co-host of The Worgen’s Howl. We discuss winning the Blizzard costume contest, staying true to yourself, and what it means to get into character when your character is a wild beast. Kaz:…
Esports Communities with Brightwing / Royalite
Sep 6, 2018 • 75 min
This week’s guest is Brightwing and her human counterpart Royalite! We talk about OpenRaid, what we love about HotS, and why small esports communities matter. Royalite: http://bit.ly/2MQnfOj HotSLogs: http://bit.ly/2wOICFJ
Age Sex Location with Perfect Nomad
Aug 30, 2018 • 83 min
This week’s guest is Anthony aka Perfect Nomad of the Freezing Nomad podcast! We talk about about our fathers and how our relationships impacted our views on video games and nerd culture. We also talk about the Medieval Times Blizzard nights, Overwatch…
Fireside Gatherings with J.R. Cook
Aug 23, 2018 • 100 min
This week’s guest is J.R. Cook, co-host of Well Met! and co-founder of BlizzPro. We discuss the journey to create BlizzPro, Heartstone firesides, and growing up as a nerd in a small town. J.R. Cook: http://bit.ly/2w30D2C Well Met!: http://bit.ly/2w2rbks…
The SIMS with Freckleface
Aug 16, 2018 • 67 min
This weeks guest is Freckleface from Hearthcast! We talk about life lessons learned playing the SIMS, sneaky rogue trickery, and community building. Freckleface Twitter: http://bit.ly/2vOvmk5 Hearthcast: http://www.hearthcast.com/ Fish Mace: bit.ly/2nGNrvF
Lazy Vacation Episode
Aug 9, 2018 • 29 min
Hi guys! I’m on vacation this week so I recorded a short talk about arcades and what they mean to me. Enjoy!
Double Entendre with Thornbrow
Aug 3, 2018 • 89 min
This week’s guest is Thornbrow and we have what feels like a chat between old friends. We talk about fluffy kittens, recommend shows to each other, and discuss the nuances of growing up around the country. Minecraft Coral Reef Article:…
That’s Awkward with Jon Jagger
Jul 26, 2018 • 76 min
This week’s guest is Jon Jagger! Podcaster, gamer, D&D’s #1 Politician. He is a host on on Azeroth Roundtable, CORE, and can be found running around a post apocalyptic wasteland in There Will Be Dungeons. Join us as we discuss sentimental raid music,…
Final Fantasy with Serephita
Jul 19, 2018 • 59 min
This week’s guest is @Serephita the talented cosplayer, streamer, and social media wrangler. We discuss Final Fantasy, how to survive a convention, and why being inclusive makes the world better. Super cool Project Ebonblade twitter:…
Challenges with Stonegrasp
Jul 12, 2018 • 85 min
This week’s guest is Stonegrasp! Stone is the co-host of two WoW based podcasts, Adventures In Azeroth and WoW Challenges, he helms the Wow Challenges wedsite, and runs a yearly charity stream in benefit of ALS. Please join us as we talk about WoW…
Mall Goth D&D with Michael M Garrett
Jun 28, 2018 • 67 min
This week’s guest is Michael M Garrett my long time friend and all around nerd. In this episode we trade insults, gush over Kingdom Hearts and Studio Ghibli, and Michael shares his love of Shadowrun with me while I insult all Shadowrun players by calling…
Twitch Chat with Kikibunny
Jun 15, 2018 • 64 min
Today’s guest is a positive force in the streaming world, a kind and funny human being, it’s Kikibunny!
Mentorship with Marconin
Jun 7, 2018 • 83 min
Today’s guest is Marconin! Marconin is one of the hosts of Tauren Think Tank, a voice over artist, and audio producer. We talk Triple T, mentorship and what it means to help others, as well as the driving force of frenzied fandom that is Blizzcon.…
OverTalk part 2 with Ziomara
Jun 5, 2018 • 67 min
Today’s episode is audio from Overtalk, a bi-weekly twitch stream hosted by @AtomicZiomara and I. We discuss last week’s games and OWL news.
MTG with Trogdor
May 31, 2018 • 83 min
Today’s episode features twitch streamer Trogdor. We talk corny games, MTG, and streaming struggles.
Fairy Princess Faebelina
May 17, 2018 • 48 min
Today’s guest is the lovely Faebelina! We discuss fandom, art, and the intersection of the two. Follow Faeb at: @Faebelina https://t.co/G3ui1CjxMx
OverTalk with Ziomara
May 15, 2018 • 68 min
Taken from our bi-weekly OverTalk podcast, my co-host Ziomara and I discuss our Overwatch trip, predict the upcoming week of games, and discuss meta changes. https://www.twitch.tv/anastazja https://www.twitch.tv/ziomara
Sweet Memories with Salfademas
Feb 5, 2018 • 36 min
We return from hiatus with @Salfademas, who shares some sweet Warcraft memories.
Patreon Pals with Frenone
Feb 5, 2018 • 73 min
This week’s episode features the talented @Frenone! We talk lore and art advice. I fangirl a modest amount. The Lost Codex episode referenced in this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxmbKm3jUNs Music used in this podcast was created by:…
The Enigmatic Mage
Feb 5, 2018 • 82 min
This week’s episode features the charming @HighArchmage, a plethora of video game knowledge, and a special shout out to Milton, our guild’s resident hunter pet. Music used in this podcast was created by: @MichaelMGarrett
Training Dummies with Rob Copeland
Feb 5, 2018 • 67 min
This week’s guest is Rob Copeland, co-host of the Training Dummies podcast! I pick his mind about roles in Warcraft and elsewhere. Follow him on twitter: @robcopeland Follow his podcast: @TrainingDummies http://www.thetrainingdummies.com/
Purveyor of Puns with Hannah Straw
Feb 5, 2018 • 71 min
This week’s episode features a marvelous mage, a purveyor of puns, and the founder of the Icecrown Challenge–It’s Hannah Straw otherwise known as Arcane Ratsel! twitter.com/ArcaneRatsel www.arcaneratsel.com
The Beginning with Lepus
Feb 5, 2018 • 18 min
On this short but sweet inaugural episode of General Chat I sit down with my Guild Master Lepus and talk about his experience with video games.