Media Nerds Podcast


Newspaper Swap Meet

Is Canadian journalism in it’s final death throes? The Nerds discuss the recent “newspaper swap” between Canadian news corporations Postmedia and Torstar, resulting in the closure of most of them. Why can’t print media figure this out?

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Battlefront Blow-up

We get to the news that broke less than an hour after last week’s podcast recording: RIAN JOHNSON IS DIRECTING THE NEXT STAR WARS TRILOGY! Needless to say we’re pretty excited. Also, Dan rants about the Battlefront II controversy even though he does not have the means to play it. Kenton is prepared to play the long game on this one: wait six months and it’ll all be sorted out (and free!)

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What Did Luke Do?

Kenton & Dan welcome comic creator Nicholas Burns to the podcast to talk about seeing Star Wars for the first time in a Minneapolis theatre in May 1977. They also discuss Luke’s possible backstory for the 30-year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

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Fixing Facebook

Dan & Kenton talk about Facebook’s recent woes concerning its (alleged) role in the 2016 Russian U.S. election hack. How can Zuckerberg & crew ensure this doesn’t happen again?

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International Star Wars Spoiler Day

Kenton & Dan talk about the “directing the Last Jedi” featurette released by Lucasfilm, possible (but not really) spoilers revealed by both the film’s international poster AND Adam Driver, and Kenton can’t wait to get his hands on the Black Series Porg figure.

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News Overload!

Dan & Kenton drill down into news overload: why they feel overwhelmed with the sheer number of news stories being published on the internet and other media. In recommendations, a couple of summer movies that were good, but not great.

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Movie Memories

Originally posted: June 13, 2007 at 9:25am Sometimes when you go to see a movie, it’s not just the film itself that is interesting (or not, if you’re going to see the latest Kevin Costner epic). For me the experience of seeing a movie in itself can be fun and can produce[read more...]
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The Media Nerds on Shaw TV Episode 4

Originally recorded January 27, 2017: [read more...]
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The Media Nerds on Shaw TV Episode 3

Originally recorded January 20, 2017: [read more...]