Fri, 20 February 2015
Things get tense and uncomfortable as Dan and Andrew tread upon verboten territory: nerds and politics.
Week in Geek: Andrew bought and fiddled around with the Adobe-killer Affinity Designer by Serf while Dan plays the demo of the unfinished game, Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today.
So Long, Jon: Dan and Andrew spend some time to discuss the announcement that Jon Stewart––host of The Daily Show since 1999––is steping down as the show's host.
Geek Culture & Politics: Stepping lightly, Andrew and Dan investigate a relatively simple question: Does geek culture have a political agenda?
House of Cards: Dan finally watches the pilot of the Netflix hit (adaptation of a BBC show), House of Cards, and use it as a catalyst to discuss how American politics are portrayed in televised fiction.
Question of the Geek:
What kind of political fiction would you like to see told?
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For all intents and purposes, that was a show recap.
-"Stayin' in Black" by Wax Audio
-"Dog on Fire" by They Might Be Giants
-"Why Can't We Be Friends" by WAR
-"House of Cards Main Title Theme" by Jeff Beal
-"The West Wing Opening Theme" by W. G. Snuffy Walden