Special Episode 9: No Edith, No Peace

Special Episode 9’s cover: Lady Edith driving.

In Special Episode 9, Javier Grillo-Marxuach returns to Fansplaining to talk about the only television character worth discussing: LADY EDITH CRAWLEY. Specifically, Javi’s Downton/Indiana Jones crossover fic, “Indiana Jones and the Peril of the Middle Child.” Topics covered include family histories, crossovers and curative fandom, writing fic versus writing for television, and fanfiction’s marginalization in the broader culture. Plus they plot out a (possibly horrific) fic featuring everyone’s favorite slash ship, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Julian Assange and Martin Freeman’s nude-body-double character from Love ActuallyTo listen to this episode or read the transcript, pledge to our Patreon!