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!
||CleanDNA Podcast 080 – J-Novel Club with Sam Pinansky||In this episode, Rob and Don are joined by J-Novel club founder Sam Pinansky. J-Novel club is the largest online seller of translated Japanese Light Novels, and one of the pioneers in bringing these Japanese works to English readers. During this great i||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 079 – Giant Robot Smackdown with Professor Otaku||In this episode, Don and Rob enter the arena of giant robot combat with blazing hearts to face off with Professor Otaku- mecha history expert extraordinaire! The three discuss why Japan is so darn fascinated by giant robots, super robots vs. real robots||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 078 – We Robots with Jack Ward||In this episode, Rob, Don, and their friend Jack Ward attempt to delve into robots in popular culture, but what was intended as a light jaunt into robots and their place in entertainment turns into a deep existential discussion about what it really mean||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDNA Podcast 077 – Hub Comics with Tim Finn and Jesse Farrell||In this episode, Rob and Don team do an international team-up with Tim Finn and Jesse Farrell of Hub Comics of Somerville, Mass. to expose the true nature of owning a comic shop in this modern age. Thrill as the intrepid foursome discuss the perils of p||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 076 – American Superhero Comics||In this episode, Don and Rob delve deep into the history of American superhero comics. From their early murky and pulpy origins to the modern digital age, the pair explore the rocky history of superhero comics and how they reflect American society. Al||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDNA Podcast 074 – Toxic Fandom||In this episode, Rob and Don delve into the weird and wacky world of fandom. They talk about their own fandom backgrounds, explore modern fandom’s roots, and talk about how it evolved. Along the way, they discuss fandom’s positive side, and t||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 073- UFOs in Popular Culture||In this episode, Don and Rob explore the place of UFOs in our popular culture with the help of Jack Ward. The trio explore the earliest UFO reports, talk about how UFOs have changed with the times, and what our ideas about aliens say about us. Along the||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDNA Podcast 072 – Time Travel in Popular Culture||In this week’s episode, Rob and Don sit down to talk about time travel! The pair discuss the past, present, and future of time travel stories, how time travel seems to have developed fictional “rules” that everyone agrees on (but have n||8/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 071 – Fake News||In this episode, Don and Rob discuss The News, exploring the past, present and future of our primary source of knowledge about the world around us. In the process, they discuss the relationship between the news makers and the audience, how the news has||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDNA Podcast 070 – Trinidad Dreams with Justin Charles||In this episode, Don and Rob sit down with Justin Charles of the A Dude and Chick Walk Into a Studio podcast to talk about Justin’s life growing up as a geek in the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. The three explore how Trinidad and||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|