52 episodes

NEON is a different way of sharing historical knowledge. NEON takes a pop culture phenomenon and turns it on its head by revealing lesser known facts, real-life events and history behind your favourite Netflix shows, movies or video games. From how the A-Team took inspiration from Vietnamese history and resistance leaders, to the Aryan purity and Harem breeding programs behind the Handmaid’s Tale. Even some of the most successful video games – Assassins Creed, God of War, and Fortnite – are steeped in history. NEON has already uncovered historical references in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Black Panther, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Greatest Showman and the musical, Hamilton. Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle

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NEON is a different way of sharing historical knowledge. NEON takes a pop culture phenomenon and turns it on its head by revealing lesser known facts, real-life events and history behind your favourite Netflix shows, movies or video games. From how the A-Team took inspiration from Vietnamese history and resistance leaders, to the Aryan purity and Harem breeding programs behind the Handmaid’s Tale. Even some of the most successful video games – Assassins Creed, God of War, and Fortnite – are steeped in history. NEON has already uncovered historical references in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Black Panther, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Greatest Showman and the musical, Hamilton. Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle

    #49 - Avengers: Endgame (2019) & Contagion (2011)

    #49 - Avengers: Endgame (2019) & Contagion (2011)

    Written & Presented by Jem Duducu
    Producer: Dan Morelle


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    #48 - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

    #48 - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

    Written & Presented by Jem Duducu
    Producer: Dan Morelle


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    #47 - Saving Private Ryan

    #47 - Saving Private Ryan

    Written & Presented by Jem Duducu
    Producer: Dan Morelle


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    Greg Chapman
    Katie Douglass 
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    #46 - NEON at the Movies: 300 with Tom Holland

    #46 - NEON at the Movies: 300 with Tom Holland

    Written & Presented by Jem Duducu
    Special Guest: Tom Holland
    Producer: Dan Morelle


    Tom Holland is a writer and popular historian who has published best-selling books on topics including classical and medieval history and the origins of Islam.


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    Curly Hooligan
    David Robertson
    Greg Chapman
    Katie Douglass 
    Luna Pixie
    Therese Prieur
    Fredrick Shumate


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    #45 - Castlevania: How a video game was inspired by 15th century Ottoman history

    #45 - Castlevania: How a video game was inspired by 15th century Ottoman history

    Written & Presented by Jem Duducu
    Producer: Dan Morelle
    Music: Kinuyo Yamashita and Satoe Terashima - Battle of the Holy


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    History Gems Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/History-Gems-405343956153479/


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    NEON Patreon Supporters


    Curly Hooligan
    David Robertson
    Greg Chapman
    Katie Douglass 
    Luna Pixie
    Therese Prieur
    Fredrick Shumate


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    #17 - Love Island: A genius show that combines our need for a companion with a much darker side of humanity

    #17 - Love Island: A genius show that combines our need for a companion with a much darker side of humanity

    This episode originally aired in 2018.


    How can an unscripted reality show, largely filled with vacuous individuals teach us history? For this one NEON goes way back and talks about the biological reason for finding a mate as opposed to the way strawberries or starfish can do it on their own. Finding a mate defines most of the natural world and a lot of human history too and Love Island shows us this. Add to that the dark under belly of human emotion enjoying mocking those less fortunate and you find out a lot about how the show works and about your own psychology in this episode.


    Written & Presented by Jem Duducu
    Produced by Dan Morelle
    Music: Kwabs - Wrong or Right
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Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Rooney c ,

Learning A lot

Getting insight into some of my favorite shows and movies, connecting to history, it’s so much fun. I enjoy film so this podcast was an easy addition to the rest of my podcast collection.

fun karma ,

Great!

My favorite pod cast, you see pop culture in a whole different way.

CultOfKnowledge ,

Great Show

Informative, entertaining, well produced, creative.
What more could you possibly want?

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