Podcasts aren’t a 2018 phenomenon, nor are toxic fandoms. But 2018 really did seem to be the year of insufferable podcast fan. Don’t believe me? Let's go.
The Socialist Bro
Between Chapo Trap House and the questionably titled Cum Town, the Socialist Bro fan is, at least to this list-writer, the defining podcast fan of 2018. Perhaps 2017 belonged to the "Murderino" (more on that soon), but 2018 was the year of men explaining Marxism to me through the prism of some in-joke from a podcast that makes $110k a month in Patreon pledges.