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Local News Gets You Local Work

Dan & Kenton celebrate #ComeyDay by talking about something completely unrelated to the former FBI Director: local media. With another round of layoffs razing the Corus creative and production departments, and new TV newscasts coming from CTV and CityTV, the Winnipeg media scene is a ch-ch-changin’…

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All About Maul

It’s a Nerds podcast mashup! Dan & Kenton combine the format of Media Nerds with the content of Star Wars Nerds as they discuss the penultimate episode of Star Wars Rebels Season 3.

Show Notes:

01:45 – Nerd News

1. Disney sued over Zootopia

2. Apple’s quiet announcement

3. Chris Evans is done as Captain America


22:35 – Star Wars Rebels discussion


43:00 – Recommendations 




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Skip The Ads & The Dishes

Lots of awesome Nerd News this week, including the Baby Driver trailer, Matrix reboot and Facebook Messenger Day. The Nerds get worked up about SkipTheDishes’ job interview process and are advertisements on smartphone games appropriate for kids?

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In case you missed it, here’s the Baby Driver trailer:

#OscarFail & RIP Bill Paxton

Kenton & Dan record a new Media Nerds episode fresh off of the Oscars SNAFU from the previous night. Whose fault was it? Could this have been prevented? In the end, does it really matter who wins the Oscars?

We also learned this weekend of the tragic passing of great American actor Bill Paxton. The Nerds take a few minutes to remember some of his best roles.
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Literally Media Literacy

Dan & Kenton re-visit their Oscar picks from a month prior, having actually seen some of the nominated films now. Then they delve into to the topic of media literacy: what does it mean and why does it seem like less and less people actually practice it.
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Trumped Up Media

Kenton says his media consumption has changed completely since Donald Trump took office as President of the United States. Dan, not so much. But they talk about how media has chanced in the past 30 days or so.
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