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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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RIP HMV

Dan & Kenton mourn the death of the Canadian music store, as HMV Canada announced it’s filing for bankruptcy this week. In the Nerd News: late night has a new leader and Winnipeg radio personalities do the ol’ station shuffle.

This episode is sponsored by FanQuest, a new fan convention coming to Winnipeg. Support them on Kickstarter! Go to fanquestcon.com for more information.


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#OscarsSoPredictable

Dan & Kenton make their 2017 Oscar picks, having seen none of the nominated films. In the Nerd News they remember the groundbreaking career of Mary Tyler Moore.

This episode is sponsored by FanQuest, a new fan convention coming to Winnipeg. Support them on Kickstarter! Go to fanquestcon.com for more information.


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A Trump’s Purpose

Dan & Kenton discuss the ramifications of a Trump presidency. In the Nerd News, a dog’s purpose is NOT to be drowned, new trailers for Logan & Power Rangers, someone REALLY loves McDonald’s and the Nerds are seeing the ultimate nerd band.

This episode is sponsored by FanQuest, a new fan convention coming to Winnipeg. Support them on Kickstarter! Go to fanquestcon.com for more information.


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The Quest for Fans

Dan talks about why he left C4, and why he desired to start FanQuest, a new fan convention coming ti Winnipeg.

In the Nerd News, Conan gets a demotion, Norway loses a frequency and Winnipeg gains a Chucky.

 

This episode is sponsored by FanQuest, a new fan convention coming to Winnipeg. Support them on Kickstarter! Go to fanquestcon.com for more information.
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