In this episode, Don and Rob take a look at the messy history of the police in popular culture. Starting off with a history of the police themselves, the pair explore how police stories are very much a reflection of the society which produces them, and how we seem to alternate between two forms of cop story in the modern era depending on society’s mood. All this, and why Sherlock Holmes was the original Deadpool, is waiting for you in this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs.
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt
Criminals in Popular Culture DNA Podcast
A History of Police
Sam Vimes – Discworld
Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Moonstone (first Police Detective Novel)
The Keystone Kops
Heart to Heart
McMillan and Wife
Hill Street Blues
LAW and ORDER
LAW and ORDER: Criminal Intent
VG CATS – 67 – Choice Words
CSI Zoom and Enhance Meme
Murder She Wrote
Elementary TV Series
It just so happens that, for some reason, I’ve been thinking recently about the difference (or disconnect) between real world police and their pop culture counterparts, so I’m really looking forward to listening to this episode and hearing your thoughts therein – you guys always put together such a terrific, informative show. But seriously, why are there so few comments on here? 92 episodes in, does the general public not know about your podcast? Is there any small way I can help spread the nerdly word?
>why are there so few comments on here?
I’ve wondered that too…. especially considering how much of the internet is fueled by anger and argument. You’d think we would have cheesed off SOMEBODY by now….
Thanks for your comment, Abel! Glad you enjoy the show! Sadly, a lot of our listeners seem to prefer lurking over discussing the topics.
If you have any suggestions on how to improve our listener-ship, I’m all ears!