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Can't Talk | February 27, 2017

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The Crafting System

A twice-monthly podcast about the art and craft of fandom. Hosted by Ness and Eris, The Crafting System features many awesome guests.

The Crafting System Episode 18: Basking in Reflected Fandom

July 26, 2016 |

Download this episode (right click and save) On this episode, Eris sits back while Ness enjoys the company of Elisabeth of the Enthusiastic Candle Co. who has actually seen “Hamilton” with her own eyes! No screen! Actual people on … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 17: Grief and Also Falconry

July 12, 2016 |

 

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On this episode, Ness and Eris talk about their comfort zones and an avalanche of books both read and unread. Bullet points include:

  • A Beaver That Welcomes You To Canada
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The Crafting System Episode 16 (Sort of): Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal

July 8, 2016 |

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On this episode of The Crafting System, it’s not really an episode. The dog ate our homework, which is to say that technology ate the audio of the one person who … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 15: Fandom Is Not A Monolith

June 20, 2016 |

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This time, Ness and Eris talk about fan entitlement, false equivalency, and punching down. Ness is really mad, you guys.

Before that, though, they talk about some cool stuff:

The Crafting System Episode 14: The Last Thing I Drew Was an Ass Hat

May 31, 2016 |

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Ness and Eris talk (again) with Amanda, aka Fluidfyre, about her Etsy shop, cosplay, and the games that grab onto our hearts and refuse to let us go. They also talk:

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The Crafting System Episode 13: The Fundamentals of Scissor Use

May 17, 2016 |

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On this episode, Ness and Eris come out of the gate feeling like they have a lot to say about something topical but still spend a lot of energy on their Marvel … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 12: Be the Merch You Want to See in the World

May 3, 2016 |

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On this episode, Ness and Eris have a great time trying to stay on topic with Becca of The Evergreen Burrow. (She’s also on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and newly on Twitter, so say … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 11: You’re Not My Dad, Alexander Hamilton

April 19, 2016 |

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Trigger warning: Rape. Ness and Eris briefly discuss the mention of Sally Hemings in “Hamilton.”

In episode 11, Ness and Eris talk about how fraught it can be to recommend something you … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 10: The Squirtle Hierarchy

April 5, 2016 |

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Ness and Eris have on Caitlin from Shiro Cosmetics to talk about cosplay, makeup, and Nic Cage. (Seriously, check out those glosses. Cages through the Ages. Classic.) Also the collection she’s … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 9: The Old Con and the Sea

March 22, 2016 |

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On this episode, Ness and Eris name drop an almost endless list of podcasts they enjoy before Eris takes over the whole conversation to babble about fun times on the Jonathan Coulton … Read More