Edward West "Daddy" Browning was the Roaring '20s combination of Michael Jackson and The Donald, who adopted, bedded, and wedded teenage girls in NYC over and over. In this podcast, based on historian Benjamin Feldman's presentation at Nerd Nite NYC in December 2015, explores how Browning was the laughing stock of America in those years and his name was well known to your (great) grandparents. Just be glad you weren't a single, poor, teenaged girl named Peaches.
Although tough guys tend to get all the attention, there are numerous badass women who kick ass throughout the pop culture, fantasy, and sci-fi universes. Cici James of Brooklyn's Singularity & Co Bookstore gives us a primer of some of the most killer women ever to grace the silver screen. Based on her Nerd Nite NYC presentation in December 2015, James shows us why women like Sarah Connor and the AI robots of Ex-Machina are both deadly and emotionally complex.
What do Cobra Commander, Dr. Zaius and The Rhino have in common? They're all super at being villains. Based on Kevin Maher's presentation at Nerd Nite NYC in December 2015, you'll learn defining traits of archetypal super villains in pop culture, with a focus on physicality, vocal characteristics, coded mannerisms & intelligence. From early comic books to recent blockbusters, Maher looks at how these bad guys compare to the ideal masculinity embodied by boring Alpha Males like Aquaman.