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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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?
Here are some of the winners featured in this episode:
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…
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
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.
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