This week, Bryan and Eric celebrate Nerdonomy’s one year anniversary by discussing… their own family histories, of course.
Nerds on History
Episode No. 68 — Auld Anxiety
Fresh off their trip to Las Vegas’s New Media Expo, Eric and Bryan offer a belated look at New Year’s traditions from across the globe, and reawaken deep-seated childhood fears.
Even though we were on break during the New Year, Eric and I still wanted to share some New Years traditions that we found intriguing , as well as our recent trip to Vegas. Let’s work backwards, shall we?
When I saw the picture above, it blew my mind. What the hell is going on? The Pope, the spiritual leader of 1.18 billion people, is in fact controlled by the insidious Umbrella Corporation.
As I write this, I do so with great fear, for we all know what Umbrella is capable of. With the Pope now under their influence, it raises some important questions. What is Umbrella’s ultimate plan? How many of the Pope’s inner circle have been affected? Perhaps most importantly, why retire?
With Eric just recovering from being sick, and Bryan just catching something, the Nerds thought, why not talk about Pandemics?! Join Eric and Bryan as they explore the cultural and historical impact from history’s most major diseases.
As the title suggests, this week Eric and Bryan discuss the history, etymology and culture evolution behind one of the most famous Halloween-related creatures ever: the vampire. Enjoy!
Photo from Carmilla, courtesy of the Wikimedia Foundation