The Critical Stans 2.0

THE DAILY VOX  |  Podcast , ±35 min episodes every 5 weeks, 1 day  | 
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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04
AUG
2020

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
28
JUL
2020

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
21
JUL
2020

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
14
JUL
2020

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
07
JUL
2020

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
01
JUL
2020

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
23
JUN
2020

Episode 2: Rise of New Cultural Powers

Is there a decline in America's soft power, especially when it comes to television. What role has the rise of Turkish and Korean dramas played in this?

Shaazia Ebrahim and Fatima Moosa chat all things K-dramas, Bollywood and Turkish dizi and why they're so over American television.

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
19
JUN
2020
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Special Episode: Alumni on The Daily Vox's 6th anniversary

To celebrate The Daily Vox's sixth anniversary, we put together a special episode featuring the voices of past members of The Daily Vox team. They share their thoughts and experiences of being part of the team in its beginning stages and their hopes for its future.

Featuring Pontsho Pilane, Aaisha Dadi Patel, Faranaaz Parker, Benazir Cassim, Theresa Mallinson, Nathi Ngubane, Lizeka Maduna, and Shaazia Ebrahim.

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
16
JUN
2020

Episode 1: What's the deal with Stan?

"We stan" is something that's often used on social media to show appreciation to someone or something. But what exactly does it mean to "stan"?

Shaazia Ebrahim and Fatima introduce their new podcast by defining what are stans and what they have to do with the rapper Eminem?

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
15
JUN
2020
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Welcome to The Critical Stans 2.0 where we live our best lives through fandoms and pop culture. Come along on this interesting deep dive into the world of fans, stans and the politics of pop culture with hosts Shaazia Ebrahim and Fatima Moosa.

Make sure to subscribe, rate and review 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)
20
SEP
2018

The Critical Stans Episode 11: “Time To Say Goodbye For Now!”

It’s the special edition of The Critical Stans. In this episode we lament all the podcasts we could have made, but didn’t because pop culture news never takes a rest. We talk Comic Con Africa and what we learned about cosplay, consent and representation. We speak of all the badass female characters that JK Rowling wrote in Harry Potter from Hermione Granger to Dolores Umbridge. The final two topics we wanted to cover was K-dramas and the romance novel genre. We chat about our favourite K-dramas and why we think romance gets such a bad reputation in literary circles.

Produced by Sipho Hlongwane
13
SEP
2018

The Critical Stans Episode 10 : “How Women Are Misportrayed In Pop Culture”

Will women ever get escape the awful portrayals in popular culture? We speak about how Serena Williams was cast into an “Angry Black Woman”, how Nicki Minaj and Cardi B are always deliberately pitted against each other (without denying their agency to beef if they want to, of course) and how the “Yoko Effect” still lives as Ariana Grande was blamed for her ex Mac Miller’s death. Spoiler alert: we get angry.

Producer by Sipho Hlongwane.

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