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Episode 52 — Comparison & Cynicism In The Creative Space

Episode 52 — Comparison & Cynicism In The Creative Space

In What Ways Do You Sabotage Your Own Creative Potential? / Do You Think People's Interests Are Remaining Childish For Longer Than Past Generations? / Comparison & Cynicism In the Creative Space 03:10 - Tom discusses frittering away creativity on frittery...

Episode 51 — The Language Of Visual & Verbal

Episode 51 — The Language Of Visual & Verbal

When You Switch To A New Project, How Often Do You Resurrect Old Ideas? / When Are You Most Creatively Motivated? / The Language of Visual & Verbal  03:37 - How Tom usually goes to his Idea Well10:13 - Marc differentiates inspiration &...

Episode 50 — Fear’s Role In Creativity

Episode 50 — Fear’s Role In Creativity

What Is A Misunderstood Pop Culture Franchise That Doesn't Get Enough Credit? / Does A Team Made Up Of Creative-Types Handle Adversity Better Or Worse Than A More Traditional Team? / Fear's Role In Creativity  01:32 - Lacey shares which franchise she wishes was...

Episode 49 — Pop Culture As Escapism Vs Catharsis

Episode 49 — Pop Culture As Escapism Vs Catharsis

If you have wanted to delve more deeply into the psyches of the O-Neb crew, this episode is your chance. Lacey leads Jared, Krista and Derek in an exploration of their own thoughts and feelings around the media they consume. What is missing from pop culture that would...

One Hyper-Specific Way D&D is Like Jazz

One Hyper-Specific Way D&D is Like Jazz

This is not an article that says the super most obvious thing: that Dungeons and Dragons is like jazz because of all the collaborative improvisation. Well, OK, it totally does say that, but with a very specific nuance. So it’s, like, the third most obvious thing....

Utopias in Pop Culture

Utopias in Pop Culture

The Hunger Games. 1984. The Handmaid’s Tale. Dystopian novels and stories comprise a vast swath of our entertainment. But what about utopian tales? Could you, without searching, name three utopian works? What is it about dystopian literature that fulfills something...

Need for Myth

Need for Myth

Humans need myths. We need stories. They perform a powerful and useful role in our societies and cultures. If I wanted to teach you about water safety I could give you hundreds of facts surrounding the need for water safety or I could tell you the story of a creature...

Women of Geekdom

Women of Geekdom

Gene Rodenberry, George Lucas, and Stan Lee are respected names in Geekdom. We know and respect their contributions. Do we know of the women of geekdom? At Orange Nebula, we believe representation matters. We know there are so many unsung heroines. From board game...

The Birth of Godzilla

The Birth of Godzilla

My intro to Godzilla might have happened on the streets of Japan. It certainly seems logical that I would have gravitated towards a large dinosaur-like creature as a toddler.  Years later, over the sultry tones of "Kasmir," by Led Zeppelin, Puff Daddy created a...