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 062 – Taiwanese Comics with Julia Chien
7 days ago
In this episode, Don and Rob sit down with Taiwanese writer Julia Chien to discuss the past, present and future of Taiwanese comic books. Along the way, they talk about comic codes, what life for comics artists was like under military rule, and why many of Taiwan’s best and brightest artists are working in the Korean market. All this, and why the Taipei suburb of Beitou was once believed to be filled with witches and demons, are waiting for you in this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs.
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt
Julia’s article: Tales of Taiwan’s Comic Artists: Persecution, Isolation and Endless Talent
Korean Webcomic Layout (Manhua Nobelesse, which is still breaking it up, the actual comic would be one long strip)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Image to Audio Converter
Julie Chien (味王, Wei Wang) Mixcloud Page
Books From Taiwan Comics Page
Tsai Chi-Chung’s Chinese culture comic app
Patau (Beitou) on Comico