Confessions of a Fangirl: Tales from Hannah Ewens’ Fangirls

This week we dive back into the world of Fangirldom by discussing topics from Hannah Ewens’ incredible book Fangirls: Scenes From Modern Music Culture. Join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million as they go deeper into the world of fangirls and discuss all things from why we’re made to feel guilty about crushing on band members, to what it’s like fangirling over an artist the world doesn’t see as fangirl friendly. Were boybands created to make girls feel the need to cater to men? Is fangirling as an adult something to be ashamed of? We answer these questions and so many more in this week’s episode in hopes of validating our listeners and their unabashed love of music.

!!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we’ve picked up from Hannah Ewens’ book which is linked above.

If you’d like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million

Below are articles mentioned in our episode that Hannah brought to our attention in her book


Fangirls: Scenes From Modern Music Culture by Hannah Ewens

One year on, we must recognise the misogyny of the Manchester bombing (The New Statesmen – 2018)

Nazir Afzal’s Diary: the Manchester bombing was an attack on women and girls (The New Statesmen – 2018)

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