Fan Theory World – Podcast Review

In this Episode I talked about my experience with Fan Theory World. The show delves into a new fandom every week to speculate upon the hidden theories that thicken some of our favorite plots.

PodApplaud- Fan Theory World  

Welcome to PodApplaud, the Monday through Friday podcast that aims to enable your Podcast habit. I’m your host Seb, and today we are going to talk about The Podcast: Fan Theory World.

Fan Theory World is conversational podcast between two buddies that looks at theories people conjure up about their favorite, shows, films, or any other media franchise. They currently have a large 90 episode backlog and put out a new episode every week. The show usually runs between 45 minutes to an hour long.

I came across Fan Theory World on Twitter the other day and I was very intrigued .I’ve always been a big fan of fan theories, crossovers, and continuity type easter eggs so I queue so episodes for downloading right away. Turns out I have listened to the show before. Last time I got a new phone I lost my previous podcast subscriptions and this was one of them. So it was like being reunited with an old friend.

Erik and James are long friends or at least it definitely seems like it, they have a great rapport on the show and the conversation flows very naturally. There isn’t really any top of the episode dilly dallying they get right to the subject matter on hand, the episodes are very focused, there is no filler or meandering. They manage to have their character shine through without bogging down the show at all. Each episode they will have a topic, like Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones, Quentin Tarantino, Pokemon, any kind of pop culture is fair game. They quickly introduce the topic, talk a bit about it share their relationship to the material and get right into their favorite theories. After discussing their favorite theories they take turns sharing additional theories one at a time. After a sufficient amount of theories have been swapped they mix it up by getting into the real weird and wacky ones. Then finally they wrap up the show with a brief summary of their thoughts and call it a day. Despite the length of the show, it flows so smoothly and I find it interesting enough, that each episode it seems to go by in half the time. The audio is pretty good, sometimes the two hosts seem to have a different quality of audio or microphone but it is not distracting enough for me to notice after I listen for a minute or two. I like that Erik and James are not phased by going back and recovering certain topics when they had not completely covered it before or have dug up some more clever theories. For example, they revisited the wizarding world of Harry Potter,  in anticipation of the Crimes of Grindelwald movie. Many theories that are brought up on the show can be found scattered online, and you may of heard of theme before, especially if you are quite fanatic about the topic. But sometimes the theories are complete originals since the hosts have a keen eye after so much time living in the theory world and end up thinking about these things a lot

Ok so here on PodApplaud I rate shows on a 1-5 scale, 1 is silence, 2 is a slow clap, 3 is applause, 4 is a round of applause, and 5 of course is a standing ovation! I give Fan Theory World a ⅘, it’s a lot of fun to speculate and pick at the loose ends of fictional worlds. I recommend this show to all pop culture fans, just be aware if you are completely immersed in fan communities for the source material online, you may be familiar with many of the theories.

So that’s been the show for today I hope you found it valuable If you wish to reach out to me you can find me on twitter @podapplaud or send an email to Thank you for listening, and please tune in again.