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Dorks and Discourse

Dorks and Discourse

By Marcel Alonzo
Two nerds have a fun time thinking way too much about their favorite nerd topics over a nice cup of tea. Its like NPR, but y'know, interesting. Updates Monthly.
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How to Cancel your Cancellation: Atoning for your Sins in the Court of Public Opinion
In this episode we talk about Cancel Culture, propose a method for forgiving those who have done things worth cancelling, and reveal our deepest sins to the harsh scrutiny of the internet. God help us.
December 18, 2019
Invasion Of The Nazi Gamers: How To Keep our Gaming Spaces Nazi Free
In this Episode we delve into the connection (or lack thereof) between violent video games and mass shootings, how Nazis use gaming spaces for recruitment, and what we can do about it so we can enjoy our video games in peace.
November 16, 2019
Send In The Jokers: Identifying with Terrible (Fictional) People
This week we tackle the upcoming Joker Movie, Punisher stans, and why we identify so strongly with fictional characters who like to swim in the deeper darker, end of the alignment pool.
September 15, 2019
High Art, Low Art, and the Illusion Between the Two
This episode is all about the difference between low art and high art, who put that distinction there, and why it's mostly crap. Join us as be make more Shakespeare jokes, bite our thumbs at the Academy Awards, and generally go off the rails entirely. Warning: LOTS of tangents.
August 16, 2019
How to End Your Game: A Guide to Good Endings
In this episode, We gnash and wail at the endings of both Game of Thrones and Avengers Endgame, lay out the dos and don'ts of writing an ending, and make mortal frenemies of the Russo Bros.
July 15, 2019
All Edge and No Point: The Ethics of Stand Up Comedy
In this episode, we explore the logic and purpose of edgy comedy, why its important, and what we need to remember about comedy as an art form. Also, Staircases. Written By Marcel Alonzo Hosted by Marcel Alonzo and Kat Beaufort Edited by Marcel Alonzo
June 15, 2019
"Make It Gay, You Cowards!": An Examination of Queerness in Fan Works
In this episode, we delve into the history of queer fanworks, discuss why so much fan work tends to cater to queer tastes, rail against the idea of "forced diversity", and sing the praises of chopsticks. Written by Kat Beaufort Hosted by Marcel Alonzo & Kat Beaufort Edited by Marcel Alonzo
May 15, 2019
Turning to the Dark Side: Toxicity in the Star Wars Fandom
In our first episode, we tackle issues of Toxic Fandom within the Star Wars Fandom and geek culture as a whole, where it comes from, and what it means for the Star wars franchise going forward. Written by Marcel Alonzo Hosted by Kat Beaufort & Marcel Alonzo Edited by Marcel Alonzo Sound Engineering assistance by Christopher Moore
April 15, 2019