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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!

The Department of Nerdly Affairs 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!

    DNA Podcast 141 – Martial Arts in Popular Culture (of the 20th Century)

    DNA Podcast 141 – Martial Arts in Popular Culture (of the 20th Century)

    Original Poster for The Five Fingers of Death (aka King Boxer) In this episode, Don and Rob are back exploring how movies and television took martial arts from being weird and forbidden arts practiced by a select few to the McDojos of the 1990s. Along the way, they discuss how the Shaw Brothers changed everything,... Read More

    • 2 hr 34 min
    DNA Podcast 140 – Marvel Product Tie-In Comics

    DNA Podcast 140 – Marvel Product Tie-In Comics

    Written by Bill Mantlo – of course! In this episode, Rob, Don and Jack Ward take a trip back to the 1970s and 1980s, when a floundering Marvel Comics was saved by barbarians, vampires, giant robots and toys soldiers. It’s the story of product tie-ins brought life back to the dying comics company, and in... Read More

    • 2 hr 38 min
    DNA Podcast 139 – Half-Hour Toy Commercials of the 80s

    DNA Podcast 139 – Half-Hour Toy Commercials of the 80s

    In this episode, Rob and Don revisit their childhoods as they talk about the time when capitalism and animation joined together to create one of the greatest marketing forces known to mankind – the half-hour animated toy commercials of the 1980s! Strawberry Shortcake! HE-MAN and the Masters of the Universe! GI JOE! The Transformers! JEM!... Read More

    • 2 hr 6 min
    DNA Podcast 138 – Family in Popular Culture

    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”... Read More

    • 2 hr 17 min
    DNA Podcast 137 – AI in Popular Culture

    DNA Podcast 137 – AI in Popular Culture

    In this episode, Rob and Don look back at the past of humanity’s relationship with Artificial Intelligence and ponder where it will be going in the future. The duo discuss recent innovations in AI, how people’s concept of what AI is has changed over the years, and why AI might not want to wipe us... Read More

    • 2 hr 9 min
    DNA Podcast 136 – Classic Doctor Who

    DNA Podcast 136 – Classic Doctor Who

    LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: English actor Tom Baker in his role as the fourth incarnation of Doctor Who in the British science fiction television series of the same name, circa 1975. With him are two of his arch-enemies the Daleks. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) In this episode, Rob and Don are joined... Read More

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