Tag: Cyberpunk

DNA Episode 045 – Affluence in the Media


In this episode, Rob and Don delve into the topic of Affluence in the Media. Where do our ideas of wealth come from? How does the media shape our ideas of what it is to be wealthy? And why is Richie Rich a post-apocalyptic warlord? All this, and Sigmund Freud’s Nephew are waiting for you in this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs.

    Closing Music:

Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed:

Orwell’s A, B, and C (The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism)
Dan Carlin
Capitalism vs Socialism
Edward Bernays
The Century of the Self
The Honeymooners
The Bickersons
Fibber McGee and Molly
Grunge Music
Undercover Boss
Dragon’s Den
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Product Placement
Cutthroat Kitchen
Top Gun Product Placement
Macross Vending Machine
AirForce Ones by Nelly
Life Lessons of an Ad Man -Rory Sullivan
School Choice Movement
Cognitive Dissonance
Biological Determinism
Dark Conspiracy
Richie Rich

DNA Podcast 020 – Tabletop RPG Memories


In this episode, Rob and Don are joined by their friend Chad to discuss their love of Tabletop Role-Playing Games. The trio explore the history of TRPGS, and talks about their own experiences and growing up playing these games. Along the way, they discuss the appeal of Gamma World, point based vs. random character creation, and their love of Superhero Gaming. All this, and the future of TRPGs are waiting for you in the 20th episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed:

Chainmail: Rules for Medival Miniatures
Dungeons and Dragons
Little Wars by HG Wells
Metamorphosis Alpha
Traveller RPG
Gamma World
Superhero 2044
Villains and Vigilantes
Champions Review
HERO System (Champions)
TSR Marvel Superheros RPG Review
Mayfair DC Heroes RPG
Palladium Fantasy RPG
TMNT: And other Strangeness RPG
Ninjas and Superspies
Call of Cthulhu
Robotech RPG
D20 System
GNS Theory (Narrativst Games)
Pathfinder RPG
Weapons of the Gods Review
Exalted RPG
Beyond the Supernatural
Chill Horror RPG
World of Darkness RPG Universe
AR Gameboards

DNA Podcast 007 – Welcome to Cyberpunk


Greetings Operatives! In this episode Rob and Don discuss the ways in which the reality has come to mirror Cyberpunk fiction. It’s 2016, and in the 1980’s Cyberpunk promised us Netrunning, Posergangs and Rockergirls! What did they get right? What did they get wrong? We also discuss why AKB48 are the perfect girl group, For-Profit Prisons and the glorious show that is Max Headroom! So jack into the net and let your avatar soar into the Department of Nerdly Affairs!

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Show Notes:

African American Culture
New Star Trek Series Premiers January 2017
William Gibson
Bruce Sterling
Walter John Williams
Greg Bear
Cyberpunk RPG
Pewdiepie (video)
Fred (video)
Baby Metal
3 ways the Japanese entertainment industry keeps idol singers from dating
Hatsune Miku (video)
My Girlfriend Got a Virus (lyrics because they’ve taken down the song)
Most American Pop Written by 2 Guys
American Flag
Macross Plus
Facebook and Polarization Study
Campus Activists Weaponize Safe Spaces
Horse Race Journalism
Max Headroom Promo Video
Max Headroom Episode One
League of Legends
“The Wizard” (video trailer)
The Wizard – Nintendo Powerglove (video)
Judge Dredd
Telephone Booth Stuffing
Ray J. Johnson
West Virginia’s Water Crisis
For Profit Prisons
Is Technology Making Society Safer?
EH: The Broad Street Pump (sanitation)
World’s Largest Clone Factory
Insurance company now offers discounts — if you let it track your Fitbit
Insurance Monitoring Drivers