255. TikTok, You Don't Stop!
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255. TikTok, You Don't Stop!

156. Oscar and the Winter Soldier

Kenton rips The Oscars a new one after last week's sub-par ceremony, and both Nerds weigh in on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadebonco ...   Show more

254: Put Back The Snyder Cut

Dan & Kenton could not make it all the way through Zack Snyder's Justice League, but that's not going to stop them from talking about it on the podcast! Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  tw ...   Show more

253. Where's Wanda?

Kenton & Dan break down the 1st season of WandaVision. In the Nerd News, trouble is brewing for the royal family.  Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur --- Support ...   Show more

252. Marketing Mars to the Masses

It's been an exciting couple of weeks for Space Nerds as NASA explores the surface of Mars with its Perseverance rover. Dan & Kenton talk all about how the enthusiasm of the NASA scientists and spokespeople really shine through during media coverage of the mission. Plus, a Winnip ...   Show more

251. Best & Worst Super Bowl Ads 2021

Kenton and Dan once again review this year's crop of Big Game advertisements, from Jason Alexander Hoodie to Wow Wow No Cow. In the Nerd News: some new developments in the Streaming world: https://whatsondisneyplus.com/every-movie-show-we-know-is-coming-to-disney-via-star-so-far/ https://whatsondisneyplus.com/every-movie-show-we-know-is-coming-to-disney-via-star-so-far/ ...   Show more

250. TikTok Gamestop Trump Insurrection (isn't SEO grand?)

Kenton & Dan kick off season 9 of the podcast by talking about how social media has affected the real world as of late. Among the topics of discussion: the U.S. Capitol insurrection, Twitter banning Trump for life, the GameStop stock saga, and everything fun happening over on Tik ...   Show more

249. Presidential Debates and Presidential COVID

What a week in the world of U.S. politics! Dan and Kenton take a look at the "dumpster fire" of the first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Plus, Trump's got COVID now, not much of a surprise there. In the Nerd News, Borat is Back and so is Electro?  Join th ...   Show more

248. Jimmy Kimmel doesn't give a Schitt.

Last week's Emmys were delivered in an interesting way. Dan & Kenton break down the good, the bad and the otherwise. Plus, they discuss the new Oscar Diversity Rules AND Kenton claims victory in his war against the word "unique." Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E ...   Show more

247. I Propose We Never See Each Other Again After Tonight

Kenton interviews Winnipeg filmmaker Sean Garrity as part of a CreComm guest speaker session. Sean spoke with students about his career as a Canadian filmmaker, and it was a fascinating discussion. Sean Garrity’s new film, I Propose We Never See Each Other Again After Tonight, is ...   Show more

246. Teaching in the Time of COVID

With just one week until classes start at Red River College, Dan and Kenton talk about what they've done to prepare for teaching an entire semester of their CreComm classes online. Plus, a remake of Planes, Trains and Automobiles? Bad idea. Join the Media Nerds Facebook community ...   Show more

245. Don't Forget Your Umbrella Academy!

Season 2 of Netflix's The Umbrella Academy has arrived and Kenton & Dan binged it in record time! They get into what they loved and didn't love about the show. Plus, Intellivision is launching a new console next year and Mulan goes straight to Disney+. Join the Media Nerds Facebo ...   Show more

244. Better NOT Call Uncle Ben!

Dan finally watches season 5 of Better Call Saul, and the Nerds talk about strategic re-branding in the wake of Black Lives Matter. Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadebonc ...   Show more

243. COVID Comfort Food

When will movie theatres open again and what will that look like? Will TikTok be banned from the U.S.? Why the hell would HBO bring back Perry Mason? All these questions and more are answered in this week's episode.  Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Twe ...   Show more

242. What We're Watching - Pandemic Edition

Dan and Kenton return from an extended break to discuss what movies and TV shows they've been watching to keep themselves entertained during quarantine. And yes - there are a few stinkers in there as well. Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: t ...   Show more

241. SNL: The Not Funny From Home Players

The Nerds discuss various Nerd News topics including the "at home" SNL episode and the new Dune movie images. Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur --- Support this ...   Show more

240. No More Covid Complaining

Dan tries to keep the complaining about COVID-19 to a minimum in this episode, but some still slips though. The Nerds then discuss how they've been teaching their classes online during the pandemic. Plus, Dan discovers a classic Winnipeg film during his effort to watch a movie fo ...   Show more

239. Picard? Puh-leeze!

Week four of COVID quarantine finds the Nerds talking about the first season of Star Trek: Picard, and how it compares to The Mandalorian, the first Star Wars live-action TV show. Plus, they're playing lots of video games. Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  ...   Show more

238. Nerds at a Social Distance

Kenton & Dan record this week's episode from a comfortable "social distance," i.e. their own homes as they discuss the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the media at large.  NBCUniversal releases this week's theatrical films on demand: https://cnn.it/2UgtnAs https://cnn.it/2UgtnAs Colin Lougheed's TP ...   Show more

237. Roll Up The Rim To Not Win

Dan & Kenton break down the latest changes to Tim Hortons annual marketing extravaganza, and take a look at restaurant app/contest marketing in general.  Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  t ...   Show more

236. Super Bowl vs. The Oscars 2020

It's a busy week for live television events. Last Sunday was the Super Bowl, and so Dan & Kenton run down their favourite Big Game ads on the podcast. And oh yeah, there was a football game in there as well. Then, this upcoming Sunday is the 92nd annual Academy Awards, so the Ner ...   Show more

235. A Plethora of Podcasts

Dan asks Kenton about his preferred podcasts, and about how he decides which ones to listen to. As well, the Nerds mourn the loss of a Python. Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/ ...   Show more

234. Too Many Pope Shows

The Nerds kick off awards season with a discussion about the Golden Globes. Plus, another beloved Lucasfilm franchise returns in the Nerd News. Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com ...   Show more

233. Best & Worst of 2019

Another media-filled year has come and gone, and the Nerds run down their favourite movies, TV shows, podcasts, books and music from 2019. They also touch on some of their least favourite. Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_ ...   Show more

232. Our Favourite Holiday Ads

'Tis the season to be shopping, and the Nerds reminisce about their favourite holiday TV advertisements that tried to sell all the hot toys and gifts of the year.  Links to all of the relevant videos: Black Widow trailer: https://youtu.be/inPefFXGwPQ https://youtu.be/inPefFXGwPQ E.T. for Xfinity: https://you https://you ...   Show more

231. Breaking the Bad (Local) News

Another year means another round of layoffs across Canadian media outlets. Does this mean the death of local journalism?  Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur --- S ...   Show more

230. Whose Dark Materials?

The Nerds check in with the current slate of HBO shows: Watchmen, Silicon Valley, Catherine the Great and His Dark Materials. They answer the question, "how well is HBO doing in a post-GoT world?" Also: "is the Tim Hortons Hot Dog Sandwich worth the price of admission?" Join the ...   Show more

229. Movie Marketing Malpractice

It's a movie-centred discussion on the podcast this week: Dr. Doolittle has his license revoked, El Camino was... just okay, Bob Odenkirk stops traffic in Winnipeg, and Kenton soldiers on through his Amazon Prime binge.  Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or ...   Show more

228. CBS Pulls a "Reverse Doogie."

Dan & Kenton are slumming it this week, talking about the lowly U.S. TV Networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX & CW) and their new Fall 2019 offerings.  They also observe O.J. Verdict Day, discuss Devon Sawa, and marvel at the new Microsoft gadgets. (Not really the last one, but alliterati ...   Show more

227. The Art of Election Advertising

Dan and Kenton review some examples of current election campaign advertising for the Manitoba Provincial Election.  Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.com/danvadeboncoeur --- This ep ...   Show more

226. Crossing The Streams

Kenton is looking to pare down his cable subscription, so Dan helps him take a look at which channel packages are worth keeping, and what's not.  Join the Media Nerds Facebook community: bit.ly/2E1BFGC  Or Tweet at us: twitter.com/nerds_podcast twitter.com/kentonlarsen  twitter.c ...   Show more

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