Media Nerds Podcast


Media Nerds

Dead & Bloated (RIP Scott Weiland)

Kenton & Dan talk about the loss of Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, and the death of the Winnipeg Folk Fest music store. Songza also died this week, but no one really cared about that one.
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2015 Cannes Lions: Ads or Viral Videos?

Dan & Kenton take their students to a pre-screening of the 2015 Cannes Lions, the best of the best advertisements in the world. But are these really ads? Or are brands just trying to create the next viral video?

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Another Nail in Radio’s Coffin

Dan & Kenton dump on radio again after a massive round of layoffs at Bell Media. Is is time for Old Media to completely re-think the way they do things? Yes. Yes it is.

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Tales From the Con


Kenton interviews Andy Secombe, the voice of Watto himself at the Central Canada Comic Con.

Dan & Kenton speak of their adventures at C4: the Central Canada Comic Con. From Kenton’s addiction to Star Wars toys to Dan mistaking James Masters’ bodyguard for James Masters, it’s a fun romp through nerddom.

P.S. Dan screwed up the recording, which is why it sounds like shit. Next week will be better…

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Dan Goes To The Dark Side – Android!

Yes, it’s true. After years of drinking the Apple Kool-Aid, Dan has given in to his hate. Plus, Kenton rants about Elite Fitness and the nerds talk Walking Dead.
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The Joys of Election Advertising

Dan & Kenton discuss the good, bad, and extremely ugly aspects of political advertising. Do these awful attack ads actually influence who we vote for?

Regardless, this Monday is Election Day in Canada, be sure to GO OUT AND VOTE!

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The Media Nerds Second Screen Experience

Dan makes an announcement regarding the upcoming Central Canada Comic Con, then the Nerds tear into Facebook for trying to hijack their second screen.

00:00 – Intro

01:30 – Dan’s announcement

06:45 – Nerd News: Bill & Ted 3 and Jimmy “What’s up with that?” Iovine

16:10 – Facebook’s new second screen tools for broadcasters

37:05 – New & returning TV shows

42:00 – Media recommendations

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Adblocking Amateur Hour Featuring Robert Patrick

Dan & Kenton talk advertising this week, given Apple’s recent introduction of Adblocking technology to iOS. The conversation ranges from high-end Ford television spots to intrusive, cookie-tracking online banner ads. And Robert Patrick comes up more than a few times.

Podcast Notes:

00:00 Intro – happy podcasting week!

04:42 Nerd News – X-files trailer, the Terminator Dies, and Amazon bans Apple TV

15:30 Jaguar – For men who want hand jobs from women they hardly know

21:00 Online Ads – Are we obligated to view them in order to support the content?

34:00 Facebook legal disclaimer posts – why do people think this will work?

41:00 Lotion-imbued Kleenex – It’s like God kissing you

55:20 Media recommendations for the week

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Television: The Drug of a Nation

Dan & Kenton gear up for the new TV season by running down their fave and not-so-fave new and returning shows. Then, the Nerds make their Emmy picks. Spoiler alert: Kenton predicts a disastrous hosting job by Andy Samberg.
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The Apple Colbert Report

The Media Nerds began this week excited about Stephen Colbert’s return to television, but was the excitement warranted? And finally, Apple delivers the set-top box Kenton & Dan have been talking about for years.
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