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DNA Podcast Episode 011 – Teen Culture


In this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs, Rob and Don discuss the dreaded creatures known as teenagers! Slouching their way from post-WWII suburbia, these strange beings have had a huge effect on culture and media, and the pair are joined by the Sonic Society’s Jack Ward to discuss their past, present and future. Along the way they discuss Archie, Star Trek, Social Justice and Slactivism, with a dose of Footloose to keep everyone dancing. All this and Mr. Skygack of Mars are waiting for you in this, the 11th episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs!

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed:

Andy Hardy Movies
Pole Sitting
CBC’s The Current: Genius Linked to Geography
CBC’s The Current: The Harry Potter Generation
Universal Income
Wild in the Streets (trailer)
Wall-E (trailer)
John Cleese on Political Correctness (video)
Social Justice
Footloose 1984 (trailer)
You are not… speech from Fight Club (video)
Science Fiction Conventions (1936 was the right answer!)
Mr. Skygack of Mars
MST3K- Give Uncle Scotor a Hug! (video)

DNA Podcast Episode 001- Writing Scifi and Horror

Rob Paterson and Don Chisholm discuss the books Ready Player One and H. Beam Piper’s Space Viking. We’re also going to discuss the idea behind the common writing advice “Write what you know”, the techniques of Stephen King, and why writers have a lot to learn from HP Lovecraft and the Scottish pirate metal band Alestorm. All this, and a heaping helping of magic white guys are ahead for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed in This Episode:

The Fly (1958) Ending

Poltergeist Clown Scene

Salem’s Lot (1979) Window Scene

On Writing by Stephen King

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Alestorm (Pirate Metal Band)

Late Bloomer (HP Lovecraft Sex Ed Class)

The Cosmic Computer

Space Viking

Fuzzy Sapiens

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Starship Troopers

Heavy Metal L-Gaim

Mobile Suit Gundam

James Clavell’s Shogun

The Black Panther (Marvel Comic)

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