Media Nerds

The Trouble With Television

Kenton & Dan talk about the current state of television, and why cable companies and broadcasters seem to have such a hard time adapting to the online world. Plus: selfie sticks! And what’s the deal with Easter?
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Better Call New Walking Dead Writers!

Dan vents about the frustrating mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead, gushes over the season premiere of Better Call Saul and is fairly neutral about Vinyl. Kenton’s just glad he jumped off the Walking Dead ship when he did.
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PuppyMonkeyBaby – Best & Worst 2016 Super Bowl Ads

Kenton & Dan run down this year’s crop of “Big Game” advertisements from the brands that paid millions of dollars to produce very “safe” commercials during the Superbowl.

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From The Vault – Blame Society Films

Originally Posted May 4th, 2015 – The Nerds speak with Matt & Aaron of Blame Society Films, creators of YouTube hits Chad Vader and Beer & Board Games. It’s a bit of a blast from the past as they speculate on the upcoming (at the time) The Force Awakens, discuss Winnipeg’s obsession with Phantom of the Paradise, and rave over Wisconsin beer and cheese.
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Late Night With Print Journalism

Dan & Kenton discuss the recent Postmedia layoffs, ad the sorry state of affairs print journalism finds itself in. Then, it’s on to the much lighter topic of Late Night television. How much have things really changed since Jay & Dave left the spotlight?

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And The Oscar For Best Bear Goes To…

Dan & Kenton take a few moments to pay their respects to the late Alan Rickman, then run down the list of Oscar Noms (giving their completely uneducated guesses on who will win.) They pledge to watch all of the Best Picture nominees before the Oscars, so we’ll see how successful they are with that.

And, recommendations are back. Yay.

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Best & Worst Media of 2015

Kenton & Dan finally get off of Star Wars long enough to review the best and worst films, TV shows, streaming shows, podcasts and music of 2015. Happy New Year!
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Radio Reminiscing With Pat Kaniuga

CBC Radio One morning show producer Pat Kaniuga joins Dan & Kenton for a pint at the King’s Head Pub to discuss all things radio: past, present and future. CBC recently won the fall ratings battle in Winnipeg, beating 680 CJOB by a staggering 4.4 share, and Pat talks about why he thinks more listeners are tuning in to the public broadcaster.

(Apologies for the sound quality, it’s completely Dan’s fault. The sound does get better about halfway through.)

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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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