Parents' Guide to

The Totally Unauthorized Fan Show

By Robert Yaniz Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Young fans share love for gaming; references some violence.

Podcast Entertainment Pinna Average run time: 15 minutes
The Totally Unauthorized Video game fan show art: an outline of a video game controller over an orange background.

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The Totally Unauthorized Fan Show might give gamers a fun excuse to indulge in their favorite pastime a bit more. But for non-gamers, it's unlikely to spark much interest. The show wears its love for the medium on its sleeve, featuring enthusiastic young gamers who are wholeheartedly invested in the game or franchise they're discussing. This kind of passion is infectious and makes the podcast a joy to listen to.

The Totally Unauthorized Fan Show acknowledges the skill and strategy involved in gaming, yet it still, it downplays some of the more negative aspects, such as kids who become addicted to gaming, how stressful some games can be, and the prominence of violent games marketed specifically to kids. Adults should bear that in mind when deciding whether this podcast is right for their family.

Podcast Details

  • Release date: July 1, 2021
  • Genre: Entertainment
  • Average Run Time: 15 minutes
  • Production Company and Network: Pinna
  • Pricing structure: Free to try, Paid (Most seasons require a subscription of $3.99/mo or $29.99/yr. The first season is free on Apple Podcasts.)
  • Last updated: December 12, 2023

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