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NEON: The Real History Behind Popular Culture

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NEON: The Real History Behind Popular Culture
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NEON has already uncovered historical references in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Black Panther, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Greatest Showman and the musical, Hamilton.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

Latest Episodes

#46 - NEON at the Movies: 300 with Tom Holland

Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Special Guest: Tom Holland Producer: Dan Morelle Tom 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 onTwitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: 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 Supporters Curly Hooligan David Robertson Greg Chapman Katie Douglass Luna Pixie Therese Prieur Fredrick Shumate Go ad free AND get early access to full episodes, support us on Patreon: patreon.com/NEONpodcast For information regard...

33 MINJUN 14
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#46 - NEON at the Movies: 300 with Tom Holland

#45 - Castlevania: How a video game was inspired by 15th century Ottoman history

Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Music: Kinuyo Yamashita and Satoe Terashima - Battle of the Holy Subscribe to the podcast and follow us onTwitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: 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 Supporters Curly Hooligan David Robertson Greg Chapman Katie Douglass Luna Pixie Therese Prieur Fredrick Shumate Go 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

39 MINJUN 9
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#45 - Castlevania: How a video game was inspired by 15th century Ottoman history

#17 - Love Island: A genius show that combines our need for a companion with a much darker side of humanity

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 Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music:Kwabs - Wrong or Right Be awesome, support us on Patreon Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

39 MINJUN 2
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#17 - Love Island: A genius show that combines our need for a companion with a much darker side of humanity

Latest Episodes

#46 - NEON at the Movies: 300 with Tom Holland

Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Special Guest: Tom Holland Producer: Dan Morelle Tom 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 onTwitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: 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 Supporters Curly Hooligan David Robertson Greg Chapman Katie Douglass Luna Pixie Therese Prieur Fredrick Shumate Go ad free AND get early access to full episodes, support us on Patreon: patreon.com/NEONpodcast For information regard...

33 MINJUN 14
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#46 - NEON at the Movies: 300 with Tom Holland

#45 - Castlevania: How a video game was inspired by 15th century Ottoman history

Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Producer: Dan Morelle Music: Kinuyo Yamashita and Satoe Terashima - Battle of the Holy Subscribe to the podcast and follow us onTwitter ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instagram: https://instagram.com/NEONpodcast Twitter: 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 Supporters Curly Hooligan David Robertson Greg Chapman Katie Douglass Luna Pixie Therese Prieur Fredrick Shumate Go 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

39 MINJUN 9
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#45 - Castlevania: How a video game was inspired by 15th century Ottoman history

#17 - Love Island: A genius show that combines our need for a companion with a much darker side of humanity

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 Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music:Kwabs - Wrong or Right Be awesome, support us on Patreon Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

39 MINJUN 2
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#17 - Love Island: A genius show that combines our need for a companion with a much darker side of humanity

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