Media Nerds Podcast


The End of Newspapers and Peter Mansbridge

Dan & Kenton discuss the career and retirement of Canada’s most beloved national news anchor, then move on to the topic of the “Great Newspaper Bailout.”

For reference, listen to the Canadaland podcast featuring Winnipeg Free Press publisher Bob Cox:

And the recent House of Commons report & recommendations on how government can help Canadian Journalism:

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Han Solo is One Rogue

Kenton & Dan have a beer at Fionn McCool’s and discuss the 40th anniversary of Star Wars opening in their home town. Plus, there’s that little thing about RON HOWARD directing a Star Wars movie! All that and more on this week’s Star Wars Nerds.

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In Trevorrow We Trust

Kenton & Dan discuss the new Star Wars: Battlefront II trailer/gameplay footage from E3, touch on the new 40th Anniversary black series figures, and worry about Book of Henry director Colin Trevorrow’s foray into the Star Wars universe for Episode IX.

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Local News Gets You Local Work

Dan & Kenton celebrate #ComeyDay by talking about something completely unrelated to the former FBI Director: local media. With another round of layoffs razing the Corus creative and production departments, and new TV newscasts coming from CTV and CityTV, the Winnipeg media scene is a ch-ch-changin’…

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“I’m Dougie Skywalker”

Kenton and Dan discuss the tragic theft of Star Wars memorabilia from Rancho Obi Wan. Then it’s on to the leaked Last Jedi Lego images and experiencing Star Wars the way it was meant to be: in VR! Lots of Twin Peaks jokes thrown in on this one, so don’t worry about it if you don’t get it. Or, watch Twin Peaks and you will!
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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...]