The Department of Nerdly Affairs
About This Show
The Department of Nerdly Affairs is a bi-weekly talk podcast dedicated to exploring different aspects of nerdly arts and culture. Together bringing over 80 years of experience to the table, the hosts, Rob and Don, try to take a seasoned, knowledgeable, and real-world approach to looking at the creation of nerd culture and the forces shaping it. The podcast covers topics ranging from from film and comics to writing and history, and pretty much everything in between. If it's a hobby shared by few or by many, you can expect to hear it talked about by the Department of Nerdly Affairs. New episodes every second Friday!
Come chat with us at obeythedna.com!
Most Recent Episode
DNA Podcast 033 – Writing Formulas
3 days ago
In this episode, Rob and Don sit down to discuss story structure. They explore the origins of the 3-act structure, discuss Chris Fox’s Write to Market strategy, and break down the Lester Dent Master Pulp Writing Formula and Michael Moorcock’s How to Write a Book in Three Days method. All this, and why Buffy the Vampire Slayer is really a ninja, are waiting for you in this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs!
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt
3 Act Structure Made Easy (video)
Save the Cat!
Chris Fox’s Write to Market
Buffy Vampire Slayer
Vampire the Masquerade
The Hero’s Journey
Writing Creative Procedural Fiction
Rob’s Thoughts on Different Story Structures (blog post)