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Take a deep dive with us! Explore some of your favorite Movie, TV, and Video Game properties from perspectives less traveled. Joe and Mark tackle the 80's, 90's, and 00's to bring focus back to the properties that made us before they're forgotten too soon.
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That's a wrap on season three everyone! Thank you so much to all of our special guests, friends, subscribers, and listeners for helping us make another great season! Download this episode to hear our hosts discuss some of their favorite parts from season three and we'll see you all again in season four! Music by Joystock: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.joy…
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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 129 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! On this episode the Dissectors welcome back Noah Falstein! You might remember Noah from last season, as he returns to catch us up on all that has happened since last year! Be sure to download this episode to hear about his work with VR, which of his games he would like to …
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Gordan Ramsay is a household name these days because in 2007 he came bursting onto our TV's swearing his way through some of the most disgusting kitchens we had ever seen. Welcome to Season 3, Episode 128 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! On this episode, Mark and Joe revisit Gordan Ramsay's first run of Kitchen Nightmare! From rotting fo…
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Welcome to season three, episode 127 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! This episode is another retro review and this time we revisit the N64 classic, Paper Mario! Our hosts are once again joined by friend of the podcast, and brother to Mark, Nate! Download this episode to relive some simple RPG goodness, find out the proper use of the ter…
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Video games becoming movies will likely always have a rotten stigma to them, but when one of them gets five sequels it must have done something right... right? Welcome to Season 3 Episode 126 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! On this episode our hosts are joined by the Daily Dad himself, Nick! By their powers combined they recall 2002's c…
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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 125 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! You have likely heard the work of this episode's guest several times before. His songs have come into our homes during the Super Bowl and a beloved anime... and much more. The Dissectors get to have a special interview with Jason Paige! His body of work also includes comme…
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Reality TV believe it or not has evolved somewhat over the years. From social group experiments, to competition; reality TV eventually created the subgenre... hidden camera TV. Often it was a joke or prank being carried out on an individual who would be able to laugh at themselves upon reveal. One show however, was no laughing matter for individual…
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Welcome to season three, episode 123 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! If you know anything about this podcast, you know that bustin' makes us feel good!...In a spiritual sense of course...with your minds out of the gutter, come join us as we do a retro review of Ghostbusters The Videogame 2009! While the previous attempts at making a Gho…
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We live in a cinematic era of sequels and reboots and Hollywood seems to be too afraid to step out of the comfort zone of their successful properties. Meanwhile audiences and critics alike are starting to get pretty tired of it, but what if there was a time when a reboot was good? Welcome to Season 3, Episode 122 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture …
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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 121 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! We are absolutely honored to have the incredibly talented actor, musician, and season two guest Noah Watts back on the podcast! Noah is known for his role in Assassin's Creed 3 as Ratonhnhaké:ton (Connor) Kenway as well as for his musical work with Nickels & Bones and his …
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The concept may have been a hard sell but now the property is hard to keep down! Welcome to Season 3 Episode 120 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! On this episode, our hosts welcome back long time friend of the podcast Doug Eberle! Together they look back on the original 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series! Come back with th…
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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 119 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! Today, Mark and Joe do a retro review of the 2015 game Rocket League! This game continues to keep players in front of screens today with over 91 million active players! Download this episode to hear about what keeps people coming back to rocket powered cars playing soccer!…
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Japan's influence on global pop culture is staggering. In the recent decade, anime has found its way to TV's everywhere and has been embraced globally. Unfortunately in the recent past, many questionable anime dubs tried to "localize" content. It didn't only begin there however, as bad live action dubs humorously added voiceover despite its actors …
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Welcome to Season 3 Episode 117 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! On this episode, our hosts get to have a chat with actor Adrian Hough! Adrian's impressive acting career includes being part of many iconic properties! You may remember him for his roles in Assassin's Creed III (Haytham Kenway), X-Men: The Animated Series (Nightcrawler), Ho…
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While nerd culture is synonymous with pop culture these days, that certainly wasn't always the case. Some beloved series chose to show the grittier and harsher side of growing up nerdy while a vast majority of movies in the 80's depicted nerds as either lovable oddities or perverse computer junkies. Nearly a decade into the new millennium, a sitcom…
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Some games make us push ourselves until we want to throw our controllers. Others pit us against each other in PvP combat to see which of our friends is superior. Then there is a third category of video game that brings everyone together to have a good time, laugh, and forget about everything else. Welcome to Season 3 Episode 115 of Digital Dissecti…
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In 2007 millennials got a chance to see something they hadn't seen before. While comic book superheroes had come off the page and onto the big screen in the world of live action movies, the same couldn't really be said for our beloved Saturday morning cartoons. That is... until one explosive director attempted to prove he was more than meets the ey…
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Fighting demons, taking down mechs, and solving crime through forensic science is all second nature for today's guest! Welcome to Season 3 Episode 113 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! On this episode, our hosts are joined by actor Samantha Ferris! She is known for her roles in Supernatural, Gundam Wing, and the New Tales from the Borderl…
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Few if any TV series can boast the effect they had on pop culture like Game of Thornes. It had warm protagonists, villains we loved to hate, and not a single character we were comfortable getting too attached to. After eight seasons we stopped talking about it virtually over night. Welcome to Season 3 Episode 112 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture …
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2012 was a monster of a year for video games, and today Mark and Joe do a retro review of one that outshined the original! Welcome to Season 3 Episode 111 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! On this episode, Borderlands 2 is put through the wringer to see if this classic holds up to the test of time! Be sure to download today's episode and …
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In 2004 few coming of age movies dared to be different or try new things. They were often filled with stereotypes, forced emotional moments, and the "transformation" of a beautiful, misunderstood person wearing glasses into a beautiful person without glasses. There is one movie that made us look at what we should do with our lives after college, an…
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Welcome to Season 3, Episode 109 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! Today our hosts chat with actor and fellow gamer Mitchell Whitfield! Mitchell's talents extend to the stage, screen, and voice acting! You probably know him for his appearances in My Cousin Vinny, "Friends" as Rachel's fiance Barry, or lending his voice to Donatello in the…
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Let's face it, while we generally love our parents there are plenty of things we don't need to know about them... ...especially if those things take nine years to explain. Welcome to Season 3, Episode 108 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! Today Mark and Joe discuss the early 2000's hit sitcom "How I Met Your Mother!" From it's unforgettab…
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Far Cry 3 was a significant improvement over its predecessors. Offering an even richer and more expansive world to explore like previous entries, but trailblazing down a path still followed by the series today. Welcome to season three episode 107 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! Today's retro review looks back on a very well received gam…
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What is a revolution without a good symbol? A figure that can be used by its people to rally around and draw strength from that may or may not be a good source of alliteration. Welcome to Season 3 Episode 106 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! Today, our hosts Mark and Joe dissect the 2005 film V for Vendetta! The DC/Vertigo movie that cre…
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Welcome to Season 3 Episode 105 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! On this episode we welcome Erik Todd Dellums to the podcast! Erik extensive experience as an actor stretches over several decades, evolving from TV to Film, and eventually across major video game properties. You might recognize him as Arcann in Star Wars: The Old Republic, …
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In 2003, most of us didn't know what goes into the jobs that keep the world running... admittedly, most of us didn't want to know. However, one man dared to do those jobs; ALL of those jobs, and he brought every single, dirty one onto our TV's each week. Welcome to Season 3 Episode 104 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! This week Mark and …
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2001 was quite the year for video games. The big three (Nintendo, Playstation, and Xbox) were pushing out hits for their console exclusive titles like Super Smash Bros. Melee, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, and Halo: Combat Evolved. However, one game would outsell them all and keep us all playing for hours upon hours, thanks in part to its g…
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Making the jump from TV to the big screen can be met with challenges, even if it you've done it six times before. Welcome to Season 3 Episode 102 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! Today Mark and Joe talk about the the starship Enterprise's seventh go at a feature film; Star Trek Generations! A film that was widely disliked by its 1994 aud…
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Welcome to Season 3 Episode 101 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! On this week's episode our hosts sit down and speak with Programmer, Designer, and Engineer... SEAN CALLAHAN! Callahan has experience creating games for MECC, Rocket Science Games, and Microsoft! Most notably you'll recognize his work on iconic games such as The Oregon Trai…
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Joe and Mark live several hours away from each other. For years, this meant sharing conversations over the phone, discussing movies, TV, video games, and anything pop culture wanted to throw at them. That idea became a podcast, the conversations expanded to friends, celebrities, and digital creators. 100 episodes later, the Dissectors are joined by…
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An anime that has managed to stay under the radar in the West finds its way to a Digital Dissection! Welcome to Season 3 Episode 99 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! Download today's episode to learn more about Guyver: The BioBoosted Armor; a 2005 attempt to bring the successful manga to the small screen! This series has a little bit of e…
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When you've been a plumber, an artist, a driving instructor, a typing teacher, pro carter, and a doctor; you begin to wonder what's next for yourself? You gather your best friends, and you build yourself an RPG. Welcome to Season 3, Episode 98 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! Today's retro review is the love child of Square and Nintendo …
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While Marvel has become synonymous with higher quality superhero cinema since 2008, the years leading up to the MCU had mixed results. Some gave us typical leather clad heroes thwarting extremist villains and others had performances so memorable they would be reprised in the modern movies...THIS was not one of those films. Welcome to Season 3, Epis…
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Welcome to Season 3 Episode 96 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! Today hosts Joe, Mark, and returning guest host Chris get to sit down with writer and experienced pug blogger, Baron Destructo himself... Joseph Mallozzi! Join us today to hear about Mallozzi's experience getting started, the kinds of stories he likes to tell, his favorite a…
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Before the True Crime genre swept the world it existed as a half hour of our lives each week on the network of our choice. Before we had COPS and America's Most Wanted giving us either real footage of law enforcement in the streets or updates on the worst of society, the soothing yet chilling voice of Robert Stack came on our television. It was the…
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Deep in the lands of Zaron, the humans of Kupa Keep struggle to stay alive as they are attacked by the wicked Drow Elves of Larnion. They seek the humanity's most treasured relic: The Stick of Truth. Welcome to Season 3 Episode 94 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! Today, Mark and Joe are joined by good friend of the podcast Doug Eberle, t…
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As the weather begins to warm and magical feeling of spring is in the air, we all hope that someone special will pull us in close and say those seven little words we all want to hear..."I'm gonna steal the Declaration of Independence." Welcome to Season 3, Episode 93 of Digital Dissection: Pop Culture Nerdity! Our hosts are excited to once again br…
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Well, this is it everyone. This is the end...of season two! Mark and Joe take a look back at this season's special guests by talking about some of our favorite discussions with them as well as a few things that didn't make it to the final episodes. Our hosts also talk about what it was like adding reviews to this season, some of their favorite (non…
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Myths have to come from somewhere right? Welcome to POP CULTURE LEGENDS, a Digital Dissection Mini-series. In our final Pop Culture episode of 2022, the Dissectors head to ancient Egypt to find out where pop culture and history collide. The curse of King Tut's tomb began in 1922, after the discovery of the 18th dynasty Pharaoh by Howard Carter. The…
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In 2003 Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman entered our homes once each week to help us sort myth from reality. Welcome to Season 2 Episode 92 of Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast! On today's episode, Mark and Joe discuss the monumental show Mythbusters! The show's original run had nearly 300 episodes where five hosts tested everything the internet coul…
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Christopher Nolan's body of work speaks for itself -- and from Batman to Interstellar he has captivated audiences across the globe. In 2006, Nolan wowed movie goers with a Victorian tale of two competing illusionists in a way that is still memorable to this day. Welcome to Season 2 Episode 91 of Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast! Today, Joe and Ma…
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The 2004 hit National Treasure starring Nicholas Cage and Diane Kruger helped to inspire a sense of adventure and a love of history in its viewers. Using prominent figures in United States history, as well as global fraternal organizations that date back several hundred years, National Treasure made a very convince piece fiction... but is there a c…
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In 1992 The Legend of Zelda was still a relatively young franchise with just two games under its belt. We had previously traversed the fallen kingdom of Hyrule from a birds-eye-view and then returned to a well sold but poorly received side scroller. However, as the old idiom would have it, it turned out the third time really was the charm. Welcome …
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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 89 of Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast! Today Mark, Joe, and Nate are joined by voice actor and food critic Dominic Armato! Join us as Dominic discusses how he got into voice acting and food journalism; as well as how to find the best authentic Chinese food in town. Stick around for the ups and downs of Flamin' Hot Che…
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There are no clever openings this episode. Truth be told, it has been a difficult week after the passing of Jason David Frank and we wanted to make this episode in honor of how he came into our lives. This week Mark and Joe discuss the afternoon epic "Green with Evil." While we recall the greatness that came into our living rooms for five straight …
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Our modern era of cinema seems to be plagued with reboots and sequels. While many complain that the lack of new ideas is killing Hollywood, and they aren't entirely wrong, we argue that this rebooted gem from 1999 goes against that grain. Welcome to Season 2 Episode 87 of Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast! Today, Mark and Joe discuss the swashbuck…
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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 86 of Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast, where it's time for another retro review! Today Mark and Joe journey back to 1997 to review a movie tie-in that was released two years after the movie premiered. It also only had one joystick to navigate you through 64 bits of spy game glory! That's right, it is time to talk abou…
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When you grew up watching your favorite cartoons on Saturday morning, you may not have noticed some differences in quality amongst your favorite shows. Maybe you were too busy getting swept up by the excitement, maybe they were just too subtle, or maybe you were too hyped up on the sugar we disguised as cereal to have noticed. It may forever be a m…
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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 85 of Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast! Join us today as we sit down with producer, writer, and fellow nerd Dan Hernandez! Mark has a one-on-one chat with Dan about how he got into collecting comics, his adventures in table top, his first experience being on a San Diego Comic Con panel. He also discusses the rigors of …
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