NEON: The Real History Behind Popular Culture

A Society, Culture and History podcast featuring
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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NEON has already uncovered historical references in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Black Panther, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Greatest Showman and the musical, Hamilton.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
52 episodes
50 episodes
This is an excellent podcast. It tends to talk about lots of different things that I find interesting, and bring things to light that I didn't know. No matter what the subject being discussed, I always come away from it having learned something, and for a lot of podcasts, that's something. Also, I like the fact that the people behind the podcast not only encourage discussion and interaction, but actually follow up with action. You really can be part of the conversation. One of my favourite podcasts.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Jem Duducu
Podcast Status
Mar 5th, 2018
Latest Episode
Mar 27th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
34 minutes
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