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Media Nerds Podcast

Kenton and Dan. Dan and Kenton. Two peas in a movie/TV/Internet/video game/iPhone/social media-filled pod, or rather – podCAST. Every week the conversation ranges from Star Wars to Breaking Bad, Google AdWords to Instagram vs. Vine. No media will be left untouched, they consume it all. Take a listen and join the discussion. Tweet @kentonlarsen to let him know what you think (criticism only, please!) while @danvadeboncoeur is happy to accept all praise.
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Dec 19, 2015

Star Wars Nerd extraordinaire Chris Schiffman returns to the podcast with Wookie Cookies, and Red River College CGI instructor Matt Broeska rounds out the First Night Panel, discussing all aspects of seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening night. Spoilers ensue.

Dec 17, 2015

It's finally here! The Force Awakens comes out this weekend! In this episode,Kenton & Dan conclude the original trilogy by finishing Return of the Jedi and then discuss what they are most looking forward to/dreading in the new film. 

Dec 16, 2015

Kenton & Dan wrap up their Original-Trilogy-watching party with Dan’s favourite, Return of the Jedi. The Nerds spot some previously unknown details, wonder why Luke & Leia are so secretive about their sibling rivalry, and determine that the Ewoks aren’t all that bad…

Dec 12, 2015

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 out 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. It does get better about halfway through.)

Dec 10, 2015

Kenton & Dan continue working their way through the original trilogy with the second half of Empire Strikes Back. Spoiler Alert: turns out Darth Vader is Luke's father. Who knew?

Dec 8, 2015

Dan & Kenton continue their journey through the original trilogy with The Empire Strikes Back. They ask "why is this film everyone's favourite?" And the answer elides them in this first part.

Dec 5, 2015

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.

Dec 3, 2015

We conclude our viewing of Episode IV, moving through the incredible Death Star rescue and mind-blowing Battle of Yavin. Kenton loves the densely-packed jokes while Dan wonders what kind of film this would have been had Biggs played a larger role. 

Dec 1, 2015

Dan & Kenton sit down to watch the original (kinda) Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope. While reminiscing about their childhood experiences with the film, they hate on most of the "Special Edition" enhancements and question Ben Kenobi's true motives in recruiting Luke...

Nov 28, 2015

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?

Nov 24, 2015

The Nerds discuss the recent Star Wars acapella performance at the AMAs and the flood of new TV spots that came with it. Plus new entries to the "unrelated to Star Wars" Star Wars merchandise, another crazy fan theory about The Force Awakens and George Lucas talk about being dumped by Disney.

Nov 21, 2015

Dan & Kenton dump on radio again after a massive round of layoffs at Bell Media. Is is time for Old Media to completely re-think the way they do things? Yes. Yes it is.

 

Nov 17, 2015

Dan & Kenton talk about the new The Force Awakens TV spots, as well as all the other Star Wars-related news that broke this week. Dan adds to the list of "Unrelated To Star Wars Star Wars Merch" and Kenton debunks two ridiculous Star Wars rumours.

Nov 14, 2015

Dan & Kenton delve once again into the death of print journalism, a topic that keeps coming back from the grave. In recommendations, it's a Netflix-binge weekend!

Nov 9, 2015

Dan & Kenton talk about the new Force Awakens international trailer as well as the 30 second television spot. Dan rails against random, everyday Star Wars-themed products (Star Wars gum, anyone?) while Kenton speculates wildly (and inaccurately) about possible plot lines in Episode VII

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