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 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|
||CleanDNA Podcast 69 – Retro TV Recycle Bin with Jack Ward||In this episode, Rob and Don sit down with their friend Jack Ward to talk about the TV shows that might have died too soon (or not soon enough!). The trio leave no unfinished stone unturned as they delve into shows about science fiction, fantasy, comedy||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 068 – Super Sentai with Squall Charlson||In this episode…everybody say HAI! Because Rob and Don sit down with YouTuber and Tokusatsu fan Squall Charlson to discuss the history of Japan’s Super Sentai genre. Donning the colours of Red, Blue and Yellow, the three heroes discuss the ge||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 67 – Intelligence in Popular Culture||In this episode, Don and Rob sit down with Jack Ward to discuss portrayals of Intelligence in popular culture. The three delve into the hows and whys of the way smart people are portrayed the way they are in the media, the difference between wisdom and||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 66- A History of Mecha Anime Part Two – Real Robots||In this episode, Rob and Don continue exploring the world of mecha anime with a journey into the “Real Robot” subgenre. The pair discuss how the Real Robot genre split off from the Super Robot subgenre they covered in the last episode, and th||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDNA Podcast 65- A History of Mecha Anime Part One – Super Robots||In this episode, Don and Rob sit down to discuss the origins of Super Robot mecha anime. The pair discuss how it exploded onto Japanese TV in the 1970’s, how it changed and evolved over time, and it’s invasion of the minds of youth everywhere||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|