177 episodes

Hello there! We are your hosts, Laura Marie and Jessica Marie and this is A Court of Fandoms and Exploration: A Podcast.
Every Monday, we discuss the epic highs and lows of YA literature, fantasy/sci-fi, and the tv shows (old and new) that made us the slightly-damaged young millennials we are today. Experience the life-altering realizations and unresolved trauma that only YA and sci-fi/fantasy can soothe as we explore the worlds of Sarah J. Maas in Prythian, Crescent City, and Erilea, and head over to Sunnydale, Elfhame and more!
Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) and on our TikToks!
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A Court of Fandoms and Exploration - A Podcast‪.‬ Laura Marie and Jessica Marie

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 67 Ratings

Hello there! We are your hosts, Laura Marie and Jessica Marie and this is A Court of Fandoms and Exploration: A Podcast.
Every Monday, we discuss the epic highs and lows of YA literature, fantasy/sci-fi, and the tv shows (old and new) that made us the slightly-damaged young millennials we are today. Experience the life-altering realizations and unresolved trauma that only YA and sci-fi/fantasy can soothe as we explore the worlds of Sarah J. Maas in Prythian, Crescent City, and Erilea, and head over to Sunnydale, Elfhame and more!
Thank you for listening to us! Please subscribe, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/acofaepodcast/) and on our TikToks!
TikTok:
ACOFAELaura : Laura Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaelaura?)
ACOFAEJessica : Jessica Marie (https://www.tiktok.com/@acofaejessica?)

    160. Ferngully: The Last Rainforest: "You two keep calling it Faerie!"

    160. Ferngully: The Last Rainforest: "You two keep calling it Faerie!"

    ACOFAE Podcast Presents: Ferngully: The Last Rainforest


    Happy Earth Day! When is the last time you sat down and watched Ferngully? ACOFAE is joined by editor Sam to discuss Ferngully: The Last Rainforest. A quick environmental delight, Ferngully explores the complexities around nature and humans while Crysta, a tree fairy, just explores humans. Featuring Robin Williams in his first animated role, Christian Slater as ACOFAE Laura's fave, Pips, and Tim Curry as Hexxus; Ferngully has something for all ages. Join Laura Marie, Jessica Marie, and Sam Marie as the three of them discover that Crysta probably shouldn't be biting her lip so much and THEY SHOWED THIS WHERE?! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!
    "Yo the name is Batty."


    TW / CW: none to our awareness
    For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/


    Spoilers: Ferngully


    Mentions: ACOTAR, Aladdin, Bluey, Captain Planet, Avatar


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE 014: Our new friend, J.M. Wallace!

    SPECIAL EPISODE 014: Our new friend, J.M. Wallace!

    ACOFAE Podcast Presents: SPECIAL EPISODE 014: Our new friend, J.M. Wallace!


    ACOFAE welcomes to the podcast Romantasy author J.M. Wallace to discuss her new audio release Heir of Shadows and Ice! JM and ACOFAE keep things spoiler free and discuss everything from ironing out the writing process, finding your inspiration, how the audio experience is different, and even Shadowhunters! Laura Marie and Jessica Marie loosely touch on the plot, the politics, and the men of the world JM has created while keeping the mystery alive for book 2 which will release on audio Summer 2024! Laughing like old friends, J.M. Wallace and ACOFAE talk out their favorite tropes and bond over found family and being true to yourself and discover that greatest strength is self acceptance.


    TW / CW: none to our awareness
    For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/


    Spoilers: none to our awareness


    Mentions: Heir of Shadows and Ice, Shadowhunters


    Follow J.M. Wallace!
    Instagram: @j.m.wallaceauthor
    https://www.instagram.com/j.m.wallaceauthor/


    Read Heir of Shadows and Ice and all other work by J.M. Wallace
    https://jmwallaceauthor.wordpress.com/


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    • 52 min
    159. The Prisoner's Throne: “We’re here for the Jude and Cardan of it all.”

    159. The Prisoner's Throne: “We’re here for the Jude and Cardan of it all.”

    ACOFAE Podcast Presents: The Prisoner's Throne:


    Welcome back to Elfhame, things are a bit wild at the moment. Oak is in prison and The High King and Queen are going to do something about it in 3 days. 3 days Oak! Get it together! Jumping off right from where the The Stolen Heir ended, The Prisoner's Throne gives the reader exactly what they (ACOFAE!) wants, namely some epic Jude and Cardan content as well as some excellent parties, politics, and murders. It wouldn't be Faerie without a little betrayal by characters old and new and it wouldn't be Elfhame without murders. Listen with ACOFAE as Laura Marie and Jessica Marie admit that they've lost the plot a little bit and revel in the majesty that is Jude. High Fucking Queen.


    TW / CW: none to our awareness
    For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/


    Spoilers: The Folk of the Air series (The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, Queen of Nothing, How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories, The Stolen Heir, The Prisoner's Throne)


    Mentions: House of Hollow, Manacled


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Pop Culture Poetry 001: Megan Fox: Pretty Boys are Poisonous.

    Pop Culture Poetry 001: Megan Fox: Pretty Boys are Poisonous.

    ACOFAE Podcast Presents: Pop Culture Poetry: Megan Fox: Pretty Boys are Poisonous.


    How do we feel about Poetry? Are we cool with it? ACOFAE hopes so because Laura Marie and Jessica Marie are thrilled to introduce a new section of the podcast: Pop Culture Poetry! Each new PCP episode will cover a celebrity poetry book and Megan Fox was the only choice to kick off this new venture! Megan's new poetry book Pretty Boys are Poisonous is filled with poems that make you think, make you feel, and make you reflect in ways that may be uncomfortable but worth it in the end. Join Laura Marie and Jessica Marie as they discuss their background with poetry, sort through their favorite poems, and decide if the audio or the physical reading experience was the choice for them.
    "I am my own Prince Charming"


    TW / CW: sexual assault, suicide, miscarriages, toxic relationships
    For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/


    Spoilers: Pretty Boys are Poisonous by Megan Fox


    Mentions: The Vagina Monologies, Jennifer's Body, ACOTAR, Friends, Transformers, A Night Without Armor


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    158. My So-Called Life: "They don't make them like they used to."

    158. My So-Called Life: "They don't make them like they used to."

    ACOFAE Podcast Presents: My So-Called Life: "They don't make them like they used to."


    Do you remember being 15? Everything MEANT something, everything was important, and everything was life or death. Friendships were deep and intense and crushes were the only thing that like, kept us going. Angela Chase is on a journey to discover herself and is making it everyones problem as ACOFAE covers Episode 1 and Episode 2 of the cult classic "My So-Called Life." If you're looking for intense friendships, parents with their own drama, and a gorgeous boy by the name of Jordan Catalano then look no further. Angela and her friends Rayanne, Ricki, Sharon, and Brian take us along on their journey of self discovery and evolution and challenge us to find the beauty in the mundane.


    "So when Rayanne Graf told me my hair was holding me back, I had to listen ... 'cause she wasn't just talking about my hair. She was talking about my life."


    TW / CW: sexual assault
    For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/


    Spoilers: none to our awareness


    Mentions: Drive Me Crazy, The Mortal Instruments, The Little Mermaid, The OC, The Summer I Turned Pretty, Euphoria, Dawson's Creek


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    157. Iron Flame: "Hear me out..."

    157. Iron Flame: "Hear me out..."

    ACOFAE Podcast Presents: Iron Flame: "Hear me out..."


    If you think you know where this is going, ACOFAE assures you that you do not! Surprises abound as Laura Marie and Jessica Marie strap in to discuss Iron Flame. Violet is reeling with a shock, Xaden is hiding things, and don't call it a rebellion, it's a revolution. Romance takes the center stage here but it's the politics between regions, dragons and leadership that really grabs your attention. Secondary characters and plots hold a lot of sway as discussions about assimilation, absorption, translation and the loss of culture are the meat of the story. What happens when every source has been translated 4x times? What happens when the scribes hold all the power? How do you know what really happened?
    Secrets secrets are no fun, secrets secrets hurt someone.


    TW / CW: death of a parent
    For additional TW/CW information for your future reads, head to this site for more: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/


    Spoilers: Fourth Wing, Iron Flame, Crescent City: House of Flame and Shadow (HOFAS)


    Mentions: JLA, The Shadowhunters (specifically The Mortal Instruments), Josie and the Pussycats, ACOTAR (book 1), ACOWAR, The Black Witch Chronicles (specifically The Demon Tide), Kingdom of Ash, Supernatural, 28 Days Later, Game of Thrones, The Prisoner's Throne


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    • 2 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Mbhumo ,

Thank you for the wonderful ride

I found this show in search of some fellow humans who had tackled the emotional rollercoaster that is Manacled (and you absolutely nailed the breakdown). I stayed for the wonderful surprise that was Jessica sobbing over the Clockwork Princess in the same way that I did back in 2014 (and the few times I've allowed myself to read it since). You gave me a small community to join when I've ridden the Shadowhunter train solo for so long.

It's hard to find others who like to deep dive in a way that is so raw. It's ok to hate a bit, it's definitely ok to love and it's encouraged to cry. I love this approach to reading and the mentality these women show up with in every episode - and for tackling some cannons that are greatly enjoyed by so many, and also hated upon by many as well :) you handle it with grace, humor and emotional intellect. I love to listen!

Thank you for the beautiful surprise this podcast has been for me the last couple weeks and keep doing what you're doing - if I could, I'd join you in a heartbeat!

starbucksofancientgreece ,

This is the podcast. THE podcast.

I will never listen to anything else, I am genuinely crying laughing every time these ladies bless me with their voices. Is is chaotic? Yes. Is it unhinged? Also yes. Is it the aiR iN mY LunGS? Also yes. I would sell my spleen for them, I would commit arson for them. ACOFAE is the love of my life.

BeckyReadsBooks ,

Best podcast best hosts

I might be biased, but this podcast hits all the notes. Laura Marie is our guide and teacher of all fandoms and Jessica Marie our most loyal trusted of reactions. I love these girls with all my heart, and this podcast cannot be beat. And of course, no review could be complete without a shoutout to editor Sam!

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