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A weekly podcast featuring Shaazia Ebrahim and Fatima Moosa, two brown women living in the world as avid consumers of all things fan-related. It is impossible for them to ignore the politics of pop culture. So listen as they take a deep dive into the world to try and make sense of it all.

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A weekly podcast featuring Shaazia Ebrahim and Fatima Moosa, two brown women living in the world as avid consumers of all things fan-related. It is impossible for them to ignore the politics of pop culture. So listen as they take a deep dive into the world to try and make sense of it all.

    Episode 8: Black Lives Matter and Pop Culture

    Episode 8: Black Lives Matter and Pop Culture

    It's finale time for The Critical Stans and hosts Shaazia Ebrahim and Fatima Moosa are chatting all things Black Lives Matter and pop culture. (Please note this episode was recorded in early June 2020)

    They unpack the idea of keyboard activism, what it means for anti-Black celebrities to "support" the movement, what they think of K-pop fans getting involved and what they think of South African celebrities supporting Black Lives Matter and much more...

    Make sure to go and listen to all the previous episodes of #TheCriticalStans. We will hopefully be back soon with a second season.

    If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe, rate, and leave a comment (IT'S FREE) on iono.fm, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

    The Critical Stans 2.0 is brought to you by The Daily Vox.

    Episodes are produced by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

    Connect with us on Instagram (@thedailyvox), Facebook (thedailyvox) and Twitter (@thedailyvox, @shaaziaebrahim, @fatimamoosa17) and use the hashtag #TheCriticalStans

    • 48 min
    Episode 7: Coming of age and representation in Young Adult and Fan-Fic

    Episode 7: Coming of age and representation in Young Adult and Fan-Fic

    "You are never too old to read young adult books."

    In this episode of The Critical Stans which is a slightly longer episode but totally worth it, hosts Shaazia Ebrahim and Fatima Moosa chat about one of their favourite things: young adult books and fan fiction. They explain why young adult books has helped with find a sense of belonging while fan fiction has allowed them to keep in touch with their favourite books even after the series has ended.

    Check out their pieces on young adult books here: https://www.thedailyvox.co.za/why-were-reading-ya-well-into-our-adult-years/ and https://www.thedailyvox.co.za/8-summer-books-to-chase-away-the-winter-blues/ and here https://www.thedailyvox.co.za/the-9-most-badass-women-in-ya-fatima-moosa-shaazia-ebrahim/

    If you'd like to find out about the books mentioned in the podcast: tweet our hosts @shaaziaebrahim and @fatimamoosa17

    If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe, rate, and leave a comment (IT'S FREE) on iono.fm, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

    The Critical Stans 2.0 is brought to you by The Daily Vox.

    Episodes are produced by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

    Connect with us on Instagram (@thedailyvox), Facebook (thedailyvox) and Twitter (@thedailyvox, @shaaziaebrahim, @fatimamoosa17) and use the hashtag #TheCriticalStans

    • 40 min
    Episode 6: Let's meet on the Internet

    Episode 6: Let's meet on the Internet

    Do you have a secret stan Twitter account? Well in this episode, hosts Shaazia Ebrahim and Fatima Moosa chat all about fandoms they're part of but more importantly the internet communities they use to interact with these communities. They chat all about these communities as well as the downsides of some of these internet fandom communities.

    Check out their piece of fandoms here: http://kultscene.com/its-time-to-stop-infantilizing-k-pop-idols/ and here: https://www.thedailyvox.co.za/meet-south-africas-k-pop-fans/

    If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe, rate, and leave a comment (IT'S FREE) on iono.fm, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

    The Critical Stans 2.0 is brought to you by The Daily Vox.

    Episodes are produced by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

    Connect with us on Instagram (@thedailyvox), Facebook (thedailyvox) and Twitter (@thedailyvox, @shaaziaebrahim, @fatimamoosa17) and use the hashtag #TheCriticalStans

    • 29 min
    Episode 5: Let's talk about Masculinity

    Episode 5: Let's talk about Masculinity

    Masculinity as a social construct is something that comes up again and again in conversations around gender. But just how it is represented in pop culture and particularly in Bollywood and Korean dramas? Shaazia Ebrahim and Fatima Moosa deconstruct masculinity in pop culture and how it influences real-life behavior.

    Check out their piece on masculinity in the K-pop industry: https://www.thedailyvox.co.za/redefining-masculinity-bts-way/

    If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe, rate, and leave a comment (IT'S FREE) on iono.fm, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

    The Critical Stans 2.0 is brought to you by The Daily Vox.

    Episodes are produced by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

    Connect with us on Instagram (@thedailyvox), Facebook (thedailyvox) and Twitter (@thedailyvox, @shaaziaebrahim, @fatimamoosa17) and use the hashtag #TheCriticalStans

    • 30 min
    Episode 4: Desi Representation

    Episode 4: Desi Representation

    As two brown fangirls, Shaazia and Fatima decided to discuss desi or South-Asian representation in the latest episode. From their favourite representation in pop culture, to what they find problematic it's a jam-packed episode

    Check out their piece on Zayn Malik here (https://www.thedailyvox.co.za/what-zayn-malik-meant-to-us-as-brown-directioners-shaazia-ebrahim-fatima-moosa/) and why they don't stan Priyanka Chopra (https://www.thedailyvox.co.za/why-bollywood-stars-shouldnt-cheer-for-war/)

    If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe, rate, and leave a comment (IT'S FREE) on iono.fm, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

    The Critical Stans 2.0 is brought to you by The Daily Vox.

    Episodes are produced by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

    Connect with us on Instagram (@thedailyvox), Facebook (thedailyvox) and Twitter (@thedailyvox, @shaaziaebrahim, @fatimamoosa17) and use the hashtag #TheCriticalStans

    • 39 min
    Episode 3: The Confusing World Of Tik Tok

    Episode 3: The Confusing World Of Tik Tok

    Tik Tok has a massive surge in popularity over the past couple of months with millions of users logging on to the app. From dance challenges to recreating viral movie scenes and to political messaging, the app has something for everyone. But it also remains a huge mystery for many.

    Shaazia Ebrahim and Fatima Moosa chat all about Gen Z's favourite app Tik Tok and how it's surprisingly found popularity with baby boomers.

    If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe, rate, and leave a comment (IT'S FREE) on iono.fm, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

    The Critical Stans 2.0 is brought to you by The Daily Vox.

    Episodes are produced by Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

    Connect with us on Instagram (@thedailyvox), Facebook (thedailyvox) and Twitter (@thedailyvox, @shaaziaebrahim, @fatimamoosa17) and use the hashtag #TheCriticalStans

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