Fanwidth 003: Crank It Up With Apex Legends

Welcome once again to Fandwidth. It’s your official Fanbyte podcast about fandom, culture, the world, and frequently even video games. It’s a lot of fun and usually pretty informative. And this week, we really do our best to inform you about how we feel about the Activision Blizzard layoffs. Sadly, we recorded before the atrocious events fully developed, but you can read more of our thoughts about the awful situation here.

For now, though, Steven still can’t stop playing Apex Legends — despite the fact that he doesn’t usually love battle royale games. Meanwhile, merritt is watching Russian Doll, but… We talk about the 2006 Jason Statham movie Crank instead. Oh, and we have Overwatch expert Sabriel Mastin on to talk about, well, Overwatch!

Now join us as we try to explain that there are, in fact, other games and movies in the world. Marvel as we try (and mostly fail) to explain what JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is to someone who’s never read or seen it. Basically… Just be prepared for a lot of really silly, nerdy talk. That’s what we do best over here. And that’s probably why you’re listening in the first place!

Be sure to check back every Wednesday for another roughly 60 minutes of pure audio goodness. And hey! If you’ve already read this far, why don’t you head on over to iTunes and give Fanwidth a rating and review? It really does help (seriously) and would mean the absolute world to us. And if you like our show, or have suggestions and questions for next episode, leave a comment below! Steven reads all of them and just might mention your query in the future.

Discussed on this episode: Overwatch, Apex Legends, Russian Doll, Crank, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5, and Crank 2: High Voltage

Our intro and outro music is “Namasteee” by Fashion, acquired through Epidemic Sound.