The Department of Nerdly Affairs
The Department of Nerdly Affairs
DNA Podcast 138 - Family in Popular Culture
Aka “Al” and “Peggy” Bundy

In this episode, Don and Rob do their best Vin Diesel impressions and spend the whole episode talking about family. They talk about what family really is, its place in society over time, and most importantly, its place in drama up until today. All this, and why “Punch and Judy” was the original socially destabilizing family comedy, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Dan Carlin: Suffer the Children
Aristotle’s “Poetics”
Punch and Judy
Bringing Up Father
The Gumps
Lil Abner
I Love Lucy
Leave it to Beaver
I Dream of Jeannie
One Day at a Time
The Brady Bunch
Family Ties
The Cosby Show
Cousin Oliver
Married with Children
Roseanne or maybe….
Big Bang Theory