Kenton & Dan raise their periscopes and stream the podcast live from the popular video streaming app. They celebrate the return of the Muppets, mourn the loss of Joss Whedon’s Twitter account, and (for some reason) disparage the quality of British food.
No, that’s not a double-entendre. That’s the episode title suggested by Dan’s son Jack (the meaning will become clear a few minutes in.)
That’s right, it’s “bring your kid to the podcast” day! Jack joins the nerds for a somewhat chaotic discussion of Star Wars, Interstellar, and other sci-fi favourites.
Dan & Kenton discuss the current state of social media, jumping off a recent keynote by NYU Marketing Professor Scott Galloway about the “Four Horsemen” of tech: Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple. Watch it below for context, fascinating stuff.
As well, here are some stills from the video: social media stats that may surprise you.
Famed Couch Potato Brett Megarry joins Kenton and Dan for the final show of the year to talk about his favorite movies and TV shows. Brett co-hosts the All News Drive on Winnipeg’s 680 CJOB and is one half of the illustrious Couch Potatoes, a weekly radio talk show that features news and reviews off all the top media properties. The consensus: it was a great year for entertainment, but 2015 is going to be even better! (ageofultronstarwarsageofultronstarwars…)
A big spoiler has “leaked” from the set of Episode VII, and this week Kenton & Dan drill down to determine whether or not it could be true. Plus, a successful Facebook campaign grows the Media Nerds community in time for the 50th episode and Kenton watched a whole bunch of music movies.
This week’s guest is brand spankin’ new CreComm Journalism instructor James Turner, a veteran crime and courts reporter with experience working at the Winnipeg Sun, CBC and the Winnipeg Free Press. A great discussion about the future of journalism ensues. Kenton makes bad jokes throughout.
One week after the tragic death of Robin Williams, Kenton & Dan take some time to reflect on his incredible body of work and the impact that he had on our culture.
Rest in peace, Mr. Williams. The world is a richer place for having known you.
This week, Kenton & Dan welcome Fake News Fangirl Sharilyn Johnson to the podcast for a great conversation about comedy, social media and her 15-year-long obsession with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Sharilyn is in town for the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. You can see her show almost every day of the Fringe at the Prairie Theatre Exchange in Portage Place.
This week, the Media Nerds venture out from their dank, dark studio to record the podcast somewhere different! Kenton & Dan travel to Carbone Coal Fired Pizza in downtown Winnipeg to drink beer, eat some awesome pizza and wings, and of course discuss the media news. Topics covered this week include: the World Cup, the new Amazon phone, the epic Game of Thrones finale, and whether Dan can set up a microphone properly (spoiler alert – he can’t.)