Feb 7, 2021
This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, what’s that sound? It’s Minisode 30: Whoosh.org! Vera, Katie, and Livy talk about the sprawling Xena website central to the fandom when the show was airing, and which continues to be an information hub today for fans both old and new. We discuss our own experiences using Whoosh.org to research our podcasts, and we also share the experiences of Whoosh webmistress Kym Taborn, who has seen everything there is to see in Xena fandom! Plus: the breadth and balance of the articles in the Journal of the International Association of Xena Studies, the cast and crew’s reaction to Whoosh.org, the website’s legacy, and how fandom has changed since the days of centralized fan communities. Where would we be without Whoosh?!