The Department of Nerdly Affairs
The Department of Nerdly Affairs
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