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 044 – Musical Brains
In this episode, Don and Rob are joined by their friend Richard Moule to discuss music and how it affects us. The trio explore the physical processes behind our reactions and interactions with music and discuss how music and humans evolved together over time. The three also delve into music as soundtrack, and discuss the ways in which moviemakers use music to control and shape the emotions of the audience. All this, and why John Williams owes Gustav Holst royalties is waiting for you in this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs.
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt
Dr. Daniel Levitan
Sylvanian Nose Flute (earliest musical instrument)
Yoruba Tribe Talking Drums
Edgar Varez (Experimental Composer)
Insane Clown Posse Fucking Magnets How Do they Work?
A History of Talkies and Silent Film
Holst’s The Planets
John Carpenter (composer)
Invisble Soundtrack Music
Opening to JAWS
You Could Be Mine
Blood Red Skies
Lalo Schifrin (Dirty Hairy Soundtrack)
Barry Gray (actual composer of the Thunderbirds)
Saturday Night Fever
Music in Neo-Natal Wards
The Simpsons- Yvan Eht Nioj