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Season 2,

S2 Episode 23 – How Real is the Tail?: Hobby vs Lifestyle

March 09, 2013

Geo joins Roo and Tugs as they delve deep into the topic of if furry is a lifestyle or a hobby. Helped along by your amazing letters and voicemails, we share your points of view – from lifestyle to hobbyist to everything in between. After a great discussion, we torture Geo with THE GAME and answer your questions.


Thanks for everyone who wrote in!


Show Notes

Special Thanks

  • Geo
  • Reign of Peace
  • YuuRyuu
  • Keyni
  • Scoodoo
  • Kasstrick
  • Ellen Natalie
  • Sketch
  • Daxenobis
  • Eric Mason
  • Mark
  • Ryuu Okami
  • Kristian
  • Shelvok
  • Cane
  • Robert Larsen
  • Calvin
  • Naught0
  • Trent Lauria

Music & Breaks

Creative Commons Attributions

  • News Theme 1 by Ithaca Audio Ltd is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
  • News Theme 3 by Ithaca Audio Ltd is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Next episode: Our next episode, Fur What It’s Worth LIVE! at FurIdaho 2013 will be released March 24, 2013. If you have any questions or responses to this topic, send them to

  • retro_j

    Yes, read Furry Experience. It’s awesome. Inviting Ms(Mrs?) Ellen to the show would be awesome too! Or else no more cookie tie for Roo! Anyways enjoy the rest of the week at FurIdaho guys!

    • Dreamcasting

      You seriously make me smile with your art – thanks Retro! 😀

      • Mew

        Could I do a picture sometime for the site? O:

        • Dreamcasting


  • Ellen Natalie

    Thanks for taking the time to read my letter. I didn’t realize you’d read the website URL out loud, as well~you guys are awesome! Hope you enjoyed FurIdaho!

    • Dreamcasting

      Thank YOU for writing! 🙂

  • Zenikai

    I love the show, you guys are amazing. I might send an email for the podcast at some point, keep up the great work! : 3

    • Dreamcasting

      Send it! Send it! 😀

      • Zenikai

        Hehe, will do.

        • Zenikai

          Also my legal name is Kristian too. : )

  • listened to about 5 episodes, and this one is the best by far~!
    you’ve manage to stay on topic, & cover many different point of views.
    the take-away was very insightful elaboration on being a lifestyler.
    you were able to articulate a deeper fundamental difference in thinking/relating to
    one’s fursona between a casual fur & someone who genuinely feels as if their
    identity & fursona are inseparable. you’ve raised A LOT of valid points and gave
    us alternate ways to explain our furriness (without sounding crazy*) (*we’re always gonna seem crazy but you know what i mean…)

    • Dreamcasting

      Thanks! 🙂 Now which one are you? Lifestyler or hobbyist?

      • definitely a lifestyler~ <3

  • DarkYuan

    So what would you call something less than a hobbyist? I’ve considered myself a fan of the fandom, and I know it’s been said you don’t need a fursuit to be a part of it, but I don’t even have a fursona. I’ve liked the art for years now, and obviously there’s a sexual side to the interest, but I don’t know if I’ll ever settle on a representation of me in the genre.

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