100 episodes

Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things ‘geek’, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies and TV shows. Andy Farnsworth and most of his co-hosts and guests live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

Fan Effect KSL Newsradio

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things ‘geek’, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies and TV shows. Andy Farnsworth and most of his co-hosts and guests live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

    Andy's KSL-T #WhatToWatch: Cobra Kai season 5 is back just ahead of cast guests at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2022

    Andy's KSL-T #WhatToWatch: Cobra Kai season 5 is back just ahead of cast guests at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2022

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 9, 2022. Andy’s favorite steaming show is back on Netflix for season 5 and already is a big hit. The cast of Cobra Kai is back ( Part of them are coming to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2022 just around the corner!), and Andy has already binged the whole season; it's that watchable! Over on DisneyPlus, the latest live-action/CGI remake came out for DisneyPlus Day and is uplifting some audiences. “Pinnochio” stars Tom Hanks as Geppetto, Joseph Gordon-Levitt expertly voices Jiminy Cricket, and the wooden boy himself is voiced by newcomer Benjamin Evan Ainsworth. Also on DisneyPlus the “Cars on the Road,” shorts with a stop at a familiar local attraction by Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater. And on a more solemn note, “The Anthrax Attack” documentary/feature movie on Netflix will remind you of and educate you about the OTHER attack that happened in the U.S. back in September 2001.

    Andy and KSLtv’s Dan Spindle also remind listeners not just to visit FanX to see the Cobra Kai cast members, but to join them for a live Fan Effect Podcast recording at their panel Saturday, Sept 24th at 3 pm in room 251A. Join Andy, Dan, producer KellieAnn, and Fan Effect friend Natalie Mollinet as they discuss “What draws us to our favorite fandoms?” 

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan-culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 
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    • 7 min
    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Labor Day weekend is a great weekend for Lord of the Rings fans and three-dollar movies

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: Labor Day weekend is a great weekend for Lord of the Rings fans and three-dollar movies

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of September 2, 2022. There are so many great shows to stream and see this labor day weekend. Amazon Prime Video’s much-anticipated “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” is based on The Silmarillion. In theaters is “Gigi and Nate,” a movie based on a true story about a teenager whose service animal capuchin monkey helps him and his family to heal after he is paralyzed by disease. Netflix has “Me Time,” with Mark Wahlberg & Kevin Hart. Paramount Plus has the animated Star Trek comedy premiere of Season Three of “Lower Decks.” And most exciting, most theaters have tickets this Saturday for $3 a person as part of National Cinema Day! You can even see Jaws on Imax. What weekend?!

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 7 min
    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: She-Hulk Attorney at Law smashes her way into the MCU

    Andy's KSL-TV #WhatToWatch: She-Hulk Attorney at Law smashes her way into the MCU

    Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of  August 19, 2022.  A new TV series from the Marvel Cinematic Universe called “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”  biggest name among the offerings, but will she win over audiences' hearts? Over on Netflix adaptation of the Broadway musical "13" is turning heads, or as Andy would call it, Junior High School Musical. The Peanuts gang is heading back to school on Apple. And last but not least, there be dragons!  Season 3 of Dragons: The Nine Realms on Hulu, and the “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” starting on HBO Max.

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 7 min
    Will there be thunderous love for 'Thor: Love and Thunder?' With Chris Provost

    Will there be thunderous love for 'Thor: Love and Thunder?' With Chris Provost

    Thor is back on the big screen for the fourth time, but more importantly, Jane Foster’s Thor is on screen for the first time!!! Marvel fans are rejoicing at the latest addition to the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of “Thor: Love and Thunder.” The question is, will there be thunderous love for the summer flick or a ho-hum reception? Our hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen are joined by Provost Park Pass host and FanX emcee Chris Provost to dive deeply (and straight into spoilers) into a tangent-laden review. 

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Deep Dive with KSL-TV's Dan Spindle, Round 2

    'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Deep Dive with KSL-TV's Dan Spindle, Round 2

    Put on your Jedi rebreather, because we're diving DEEP into the final 3 episodes of Disney Plus series 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'.

    KSL TV's Dan Spindle joins Andy Farnsworth once again for an extended discussion of the second half of the popular streaming series, which sees the former Jedi Master Kenobi pressed into action and out of hiding when he receives a call from an old friend, but also puts him on a collision course with his former friend-turned-enemy, Darth Vader.

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Wars, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful state of Utah, declared by TIME as The Nerdiest State in America, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture.   

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Does ‘Lightyear’ live up to the ‘Toy Story’ legacy? Featuring a former Disney Parks cast member

    Does ‘Lightyear’ live up to the ‘Toy Story’ legacy? Featuring a former Disney Parks cast member

    A generation of kids grew up on the iconic ‘Toy Story’ character, Buzz Lightyear. Now with the new Disney/Pixar film 'Lightyear,’ we take a closer look at the more human side of this zealous Space Ranger. Will this movie live up to the legacy of the original films? That's what Fan Effect Hosts Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen ask. Together they discuss the new out-of-this-world movie along with Brooke Larson Whipple, a former Disney Parks cast member, current artist, and fellow movie nerd. 

    Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah’s unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME.   

    Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

SherylRun ,

Fun ride with peeps

It's so good to hear from those who think like me (or disagree in a friendly way) about the universes and fandoms which I have loved for so long! This is an entertaining ride and feels so much like back in the day. I'll be listening.

EaBaldwin ,

Great show for "fanboys"

SLC Fanboys give entertaining reviews for superhero movies and other movies similar. So far they've only really talked about movies and TV, and I would really like to hear them talk about comic books a bit more.

Car11113 ,

Fun talk on the hits

These guys know their stuff and a blast to listen to.