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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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Mar 26, 2016

Dan & Kenton break down this week's Apple Keynote, but not before delving into the case of the college weiner thief!

Feb 23, 2016

Kenton & Dan talk about the current state of television, and why cable companies and broadcasters seem to have such a hard time adapting to the online world. Plus: selfie sticks and what's the deal with Easter?

Feb 17, 2016

Dan vents about the frustrating mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead, gushes over the season premiere of Better Call Saul and is fairly neutral about Vinyl. Kenton's just glad he jumped the Walking Dead ship when he did.

Feb 6, 2016

Dan's kids crash the podcast to talk Star Wars, their YouTube channel and about how they're marketed to. Slight chaos ensues, and somewhere in there Dan & Kenton discuss the new Winnipeg radio station 94.3 The Drive.

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.

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 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 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 4, 2015

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...

Oct 25, 2015

Yes, it's true. After years of drinking the Apple Kool-Aid, Dan has given in to his hate. Plus, Kenton rants about Elite Fitness and the nerds talk Walking Dead.

Oct 17, 2015

Dan & Kenton discuss the good, bad, and extremely ugly aspects of political advertising. Do these awful attack ads actually influence who we vote for? 

Regardless, this Monday is Election Day in Canada, be sure to GO OUT AND VOTE!

Oct 3, 2015

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.

Podcast Notes:

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

Sep 18, 2015

Dan & Kenton gear up for the new TV season by running down their fave and not-so-fave new and returning shows. Then, the Nerds make their Emmy picks. Spoiler alert: Kenton predicts a disastrous hosting job by Andy Samberg.

Sep 11, 2015

The Media Nerds began this week excited about Stephen Colbert's return to television, but was the excitement warranted? And finally, Apple delivers the set-top box Kenton & Dan have been talking about for years.

Aug 26, 2015

Dan & Kenton jump on board the popular hashtag and give their returning students a bit of advice on how they can be successful in the Creative Communications program.  Plus, some minor changes are on the way to this podcast and the Nerds are gearing up to launch an all-new podcast in a galaxy far, far away....

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