The Department of Nerdly Affairs
The Department of Nerdly Affairs
DNA Podcast 008 - Are Superhero Movies Bad for Us?


Welcome Operatives to the Department of Nerdly Affairs. In this episode, Rob and Don are joined by indomitable Jack Ward, host of the Sonic Society Podcast, to discuss actor/writer Simon Pegg’s article about the infantalization of popular culture and society. The trio go deep into the topic, and come out having discussed Nazis, Adult Films of the 70s, and the Honeymooners. All this, and how “Free to Be You and Me” affected our childhoods in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed:
The Sonic Society Podcast
Simon Pegg’s Infamous Article
Brave New World vs. 1984
Amusing Ourselves to Death (Video interview with the author.)
The Odessa File
Free to Be You and Me
Deep Throat
Flesh Gordon
Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Comedy
Caligula (film)
Episodes TV Series
Jackie Gleason and UFOs
The Canadian Conspiracy