76 episodes

In this podcast, two long distance friends take turns teaching each other about their geeky interests and their queer, feminist experiences living in the world of nerd culture. Join us as we discuss nerd topics such as video games, tabletop gaming, anime, sci-fi, and fantasy as well as personal topics such as sexuality, growing up awkward, mental health, and our love for one another.

Femsplained Diana Gaeta & Avalon Mason

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    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

In this podcast, two long distance friends take turns teaching each other about their geeky interests and their queer, feminist experiences living in the world of nerd culture. Join us as we discuss nerd topics such as video games, tabletop gaming, anime, sci-fi, and fantasy as well as personal topics such as sexuality, growing up awkward, mental health, and our love for one another.

    Jennifer‘s Body is Good Actually

    Jennifer‘s Body is Good Actually

    In this episode, Diana basically recounts the entire plot of poorly received cinema release - turned cult classic Jennifer's Body to Avalon, so if you haven't seen it and care about spoilers, this episode can wait till after you've checked it out! We talk about why the movie was poorly received, and why we all need to make amends with Meghan Fox. But mostly, it's about how much of a fun romp this movie actually was. Chase this episode by listening to the one and only hit by Low Shoulder on Spotify. 


    And please, check out our friends at the NEW podcast Kill Every Monster! You will find a familiar femsplainer in the werewolf episode, but we truly love them all. 


    And if you want to support us, as well as see behind-the-scenes clips, and things from the cutting room floor, find us on Patreon!

    • 1 hr
    Gender, and Other Fairy Tales

    Gender, and Other Fairy Tales

    This is a very special episode - our very first episode recording in person, the three of us all together in the same place! We took the opportunity to talk about a mutual breakdown of our feelings on gender identity during this episode, and it's a very honest deep dive into the ways we connect and differ at this point along our journey. Please note that we talk about bodies, presentation, and dysmorphia at points throughout the episode, and that our experiences are very much our own and may not remotely apply to others who share the Nonbinary label. 

    If you want to hear the FULL cut of the mansplain minute recorded live, and other behind the scenes clips, please head to our Patreon at patreon.com/femsplained. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    War and Puberty - LOTR

    War and Puberty - LOTR

    In this episode Avalon recaps the feeling of the Lord of the Rings cinematic trilogy for them growing up. Avalon truly has to explain Lord of the Rings to Diana in this episode, but please don't worry, it does quickly devolve into the longest run of FMK this podcast has ever seen. At times, it may be sacrilege so approach this episode with caution. Please do check out our Patreon for some exclusive behind the scenes from editing this episode, and more on the way!

    Also please check out our friends at Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries wherever you find your podcasts!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dating Sims - Where Everyone Can Be a Boyfriend

    Dating Sims - Where Everyone Can Be a Boyfriend

    Oops, Diana fell in love with dating sims, and now it's everyone's problem. Diana spoils most of Dream Daddy and Dungeon Boyfriend in this episode, so beware! But if this leads to Avalon playing either, it will all be worth it. Please join us on Patreon if you haven't already, for behind the scenes editing of the show, covers of the theme song, and more! And don't forget to give a listen to our friends at Asians Represent podcast, and if you have not already, please vote for them at the ENnie Awards!!!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Queer Arcana 101

    Queer Arcana 101

    We are delighted to have the opportunity to chat with some of the members of Queer Arcana, a queer drag Dungeons & Dragons experience. We really got to speak about our love of fantasy, performing, and experimenting with identity through the lense of RPGs and performance. Please, please do yourself a favor and check out their show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/QueerArcana

    And if you love them as much as we did, please consider joining them on Patreon: www.patreon.com/DndqNL

    And of course please listen to our friends at the Broadswords everywhere you listen to podcasts!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Final Fantasy 10 Million

    Final Fantasy 10 Million

    In this episode, Avalon explains what Final Fantasy is to a bewildered Diana, who has never played any game in the series. Avalon focuses in on their favorite, game 10. Featuring a random honest heart-to-heart and a classic FMK. 

    Please come join us over on Patreon now to hear a ...special cover of the Femsplained theme song (or to just support us), and feel free to shout out who you'd like to see come and guest on Femsplained next by hitting us up on twitter!

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Voom6 ,

Femsplained friendship is magic!

The hosts are knowledgeable. They ask questions to help “introduce” the topic to each other and the listener. You get personal experiences, advice, but overall you get friendship. The two hosts are cohesive and you’ll want to take this podcasting journey with them. Most podcasts have a worst episode. It’s usually the first episode where the hosts are getting the lay of the land and building the foundation of a home. The first episode feels like I jumped in on the latest episode of an already built house. So fun, so real. Check it out.

zstones ,

Happy Splaining

Delightful show to enjoy. Fun if you know the topic and fun if you don’t. Don’t worry fellow dudes, there’s a “Mansplain Minute” at the beginning of each show so we can understand too!

Adventures in Questing ,

Diana & Avalon rock!

I love listening to these two—even just as an observer, I feel like I'm hanging out with my friends! Their topics are engaging and the original music is super fun. It's equally entertaining to hear them riff on things that I love and things I'm not familiar with. Keep up the great work!

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