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NEON: The Real History Behind Popular Culture

NEON: The Real History Behind Popular Culture

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NEON is a different way of sharing historical knowledge. NEON takes a pop culture phenomenon and turns it on its head by revealing lesser known facts, real-life events and history behind your favourite Netflix shows, movies or video games. From how the A-Team took inspiration from Vietnamese history and resistance leaders, to the Aryan purity and Harem breeding programs behind the Handmaid’s Tale. Even some of the most successful video games – Assassins Creed, God of War, and Fortnite – are steeped in history. NEON has already uncovered historical references in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Black Panther, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Greatest Showman and the musical, Hamilton. Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle
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Written & Presented by Jem DuducuSpecial Guest: Tom HollandProducer: Dan MorelleTom Holland is a writer and popular historian who has published best-selling books on topics including classical and medieval history and the origins of Islam.Subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/History Gems Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/History-Gems-405343956153479/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NEON Patreon SupportersCurly HooliganDavid RobertsonGreg ChapmanKatie Douglass Luna PixieTherese PrieurFredrick ShumateGo ad free AND get early access to full episodes, support us on Patreon: patreon.com/NEONpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Written & Presented by Jem DuducuProducer: Dan MorelleMusic: Kinuyo Yamashita and Satoe Terashima - Battle of the Holy Subscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/History Gems Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/History-Gems-405343956153479/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NEON Patreon SupportersCurly HooliganDavid RobertsonGreg ChapmanKatie Douglass Luna PixieTherese PrieurFredrick ShumateGo ad free AND get early access to full episodes, support us on Patreon: patreon.com/NEONpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
This episode originally aired in 2018.How can an unscripted reality show, largely filled with vacuous individuals teach us history? For this one NEON goes way back and talks about the biological reason for finding a mate as opposed to the way strawberries or starfish can do it on their own. Finding a mate defines most of the natural world and a lot of human history too and Love Island shows us this. Add to that the dark under belly of human emotion enjoying mocking those less fortunate and you find out a lot about how the show works and about your own psychology in this episode.Written & Presented by Jem DuducuProduced by Dan MorelleMusic: Kwabs - Wrong or RightBe awesome, support us on PatreonSubscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Written & Presented by Jem DuducuProducer: Dan MorelleMusic: The Herbaliser - The Sensual WomanSubscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/History Gems Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/History-Gems-405343956153479/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NEON Patreon SupportersCurly HooliganDavid RobertsonGreg ChapmanKatie Douglass Luna PixieTherese PrieurFredrick ShumateGo ad free AND get early access to full episodes, support us on Patreon: patreon.com/NEONpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
COMPETITION TIME: Win a pair of Apple AirPods. Enter now: neonpodcast.com/winWritten & Presented by Jem DuducuProducer: Dan MorelleMusic: The Herbaliser - The Sensual WomanSubscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/History Gems Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/History-Gems-405343956153479/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NEON Patreon SupportersCurly HooliganDavid RobertsonGreg ChapmanKatie Douglass Luna PixieTherese PrieurFredrick ShumateGo ad free AND get early access to full episodes, support us on Patreon: patreon.com/NEONpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The TV show Lucifer is back on Netflix. One of the few hit movies Keanu Reeves has done that doesn’t involve gunplay is the devils advocate. So it’s the perfect time to talk about the devil. In this episode of Neon we take these 2 pop culture views of satan and explore this most ancient of evils. It takes us to areas that will genuinely surprise.Written & Presented by Jem DuducuProducer: Dan MorelleMusic: The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The DevilSubscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/History Gems Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/History-Gems-405343956153479/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NEON Patreon SupportersCurly HooliganDavid RobertsonGreg ChapmanKatie Douglass Luna PixieTherese PrieurFredrick ShumateGo ad free AND get early access to full episodes, support us on Patreon: patreon.com/NEONpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The TV show Lucifer is back on Netflix. One of the few hit movies Keanu Reeves has done that doesn’t involve gunplay is the devils advocate. So it’s the perfect time to talk about the devil. In this episode of Neon we take these 2 pop culture views of satan and explore this most ancient of evils. It takes us to areas that will genuinely surprise.Written & Presented by Jem DuducuProducer: Dan MorelleMusic: Jidenna - Long Live The ChiefSubscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/History Gems Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/History-Gems-405343956153479/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NEON Patreon SupportersCurly HooliganDavid RobertsonGreg ChapmanKatie Douglass Luna PixieTherese PrieurFredrick ShumateGo ad free, support us on Patreon: patreon.com/NEONpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
American gods is a supernatural drama set in contemporary America, and yet its characters date back thousands of years from across the globe. Allow Neon to take you on a journey from the dark forests of central Europe to the Savannah grasslands of Africa.Written & Presented by Jem DuducuProducer: Dan MorelleMusic: Brian Reitzell - Main Title ThemeSubscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/History Gems Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/History-Gems-405343956153479/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NEON Patreon SupportersCurly HooliganDavid RobertsonGreg ChapmanKatie Douglass Luna PixieTherese PrieurFredrick ShumateGo ad free, support us on Patreon: patreon.com/NEONpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
American gods is a supernatural drama set in contemporary America, and yet its characters date back thousands of years from across the globe. Allow Neon to take you on a journey from the dark forests of central Europe to the Savannah grasslands of Africa.Written & Presented by Jem DuducuProducer: Dan MorelleMusic: Romare - Work SongSubscribe to the podcast and follow us on Twitter-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/History Gems Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/History-Gems-405343956153479/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NEON Patreon SupportersCurly HooliganDavid RobertsonGreg ChapmanKatie Douglass Luna PixieTherese PrieurFredrick ShumateGo ad free, support us on Patreon: patreon.com/NEONpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
With the army of the dead baring down on Winterfell Jon Snow finds it’s hard to get the houses to fight for a common goal. Realistic? Yes, there have been many occasions in history where factions squabble as the real danger is on the horizon. This episode of Neon looks at real examples of the challenges Jon Snow faces.Written & Presented by Jem DuducuProducer: Dan MorelleSubscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/NEONpodcast NEON Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NEON-Podcast-617697421894792/History Gems Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/History-Gems-405343956153479/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NEON Patreon SupportersCurly HooliganDavid RobertsonGreg ChapmanKatie Douglass Luna PixieTherese PrieurFredrick ShumateGo ad free, support us on Patreon: patreon.com/NEONpodcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Daniel Conner

I have been listening to Neon for about a month now, and this has become one of my favorites. Taking popular culture and deconstructing it with historical context has become my favorite way to consume it. In the same way Pennywise uses fear to salt his meat, Neon is my favorite pop culture seasoning.

Jun 10th
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Shannon OC

Some sources for your material would be great.

Jun 1st
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