The Department of Nerdly Affairs
By The Department of Nerdly Affairs
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The Department of Nerdly Affairs is a bi-weekly talk podcast dedicated to exploring different aspects of nerdly arts and culture. Together bringing over 80 years of experience to the table, the hosts, Rob and Don, try to take a seasoned, knowledgeable, and real-world approach to looking at the creation of nerd culture and the forces shaping it. The podcast covers topics ranging from from film and comics to writing and history, and pretty much everything in between. If it's a hobby shared by few or by many, you can expect to hear it talked about by the Department of Nerdly Affairs. New episodes every second Friday! Come chat with us at obeythedna.com!
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 054 – TV Superheroes||In this episode, Don and Rob sit down to discuss the history of American TV superheroes. From the open plains where the Lone Ranger roams, to Gotham City and Smallville, the pair chart the history of TV supers as from the dawn of TV to the present day.||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 053 – The Horror of Paul E. Cooley||In this episode, Rob and Don sit down with horror author Paul E. Cooley to talk about his genre of choice. The three discuss exactly what horror is, Don’s Eight Types of Horror, and the good and bad sides of podcasting your work. All this, and a he||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDNA Podcast 052- A Brief History of American Comics||In this episode, Rob and Don plunge into the vast history of American comic books and try to make sense of it all. The pair explore the origins of the first comic books, and how the name Gains changed the comic book world not once, but twice! Then they||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 051 – Comedy Tabletop RPGs||In this episode, Don and Rob are joined by their friend Chad to discuss Comedy Tabletop Roleplaying Games. The three delve into the classics of the genre like Paranoia and Toon, check out their old Alma Mater, hang with Beach Bunny Bimbos with Blasters,||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 050 – Horror Tabletop RPGs||In this episode, Don and Rob trip the night fantastic with their friend Chad and discuss the creepy subject of Horror Role Playing Games. Long regarded as one of the harder types of RPGs to run, the three probe the different types of horror RPGs and do||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 049 – Star Trekking with Jack Ward||In this episode, Don and Rob are joined by Jack Ward to go where no man has boldly gone before! The past and future collide as the three discuss the history of Trek and whether or not it’s still relevant in today’s world. All this, and Jack a||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDNA Podcast 48 – History of Manga (Part 2)||In this episode, Rob and Don finish their discussion of the History of Japanese Comics. Starting in the 1980’s, they discuss the rise and fall of Shonen Jump, how Dragonball changed everything, and how modern manga have been influenced by animation||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Episode 47 – The History of Manga (Part 1)||In this episode, Rob and Don journey back into the past of Japanese comic books to explore it from its roots 1300 years ago until the great experimental manga age of the 1970s. They explore the European roots of Manga, how the medium was shaped by th||7/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDNA Podcast 046 – Interview with Larry Houston||In this episode, Don and Rob sit down with Larry Houston, storyboard artist and animation producer, to talk about his history in animation and work on X-men: The Animated Series. The trio discuss how Larry broke into the animation industry back in the||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA 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||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|