Episode 369 - Propaganda and agendas

Apr 9, 2018

This week's Quackcast was inspired by a newspost that Banes made about propaganda. We used that as a jumping off point to talk about political messages and social agendas in creative works- when it's deliberate and when it's not. Tantz Aerine made a great point that the world of the Federation in Star Trek is like showing us the world from the perspective of a fascist regime. It's certainly NOT intended that way but that IS an unintentional message. You'll have to listen to the Quackcast to hear her argument for that idea. A movie like Starship Troopers is brilliant at subverting the whole propaganda thing. :) This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to Coga nito: Slide into some retro 1970s classic disco, with a modern twist! You’ll feel like your wearing shiny white polyester stretch flares with high white leather platform shoes, then rocket back into the present with the cool techno dance feel of the synthesised beats. Get onto the dance floor and strut your stuff!


Topics and Show Notes

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
The Last Sheriff - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/apr/03/featured-comic-the-last-sheriff/

Propaganda newspost - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/mar/20/points-of-view-propaganda-and-marketing/

Creative works discussed in the cast:
Jesus 2016 - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Jesus_2016/
A handmaid's tale - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Handmaid's_Tale
Star Trek - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek
Futurama - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurama
The Simpsons - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Simpsons
Family Guy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Guy
24 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_%28TV_series%29
The 300 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300_%28film%29
Mephisto - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082736/
The Beast - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094716/
Starship troopers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starship_Troopers
Doonesbury http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/

Comment reply notifications newspost - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/mar/23/test-the-comment-notifications-today/
Reply Notifications - http://next.theduckwebcomics.com/user/replies

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean

Featured music:
Coga Nito - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Coga_Nito/, by Toby Durr, rated T.

Episode 202 - The Lady is a Stranger

Jan 19, 2015

7 likes, 11 comments

Howdy Pardner, is you ready fer a western adventure? For Quackcast 202 we decided to build on the experiment we started in Quackcast 201. We constructed a play quickly with four people all working together. It took us all 3 hours to write, collaborating on a Google doc and over skype to make a half hour play, and it seems to have turned out pretty nicely! This is the last for now in our writing exercises. We only really show the play here and not the 3 hours of umming and ah-ing as we worked on it, because that was too much to edit down, but if it's something people would like to hear maybe we'll make a condensed version available some time in the future. For now please enjoy our little Western romance, train and bank heist adventure! And Bane's great piano playing! Oh, and the great intro music by Gunwallace called "Solosteel"!

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