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The A-Team

8/24/2018
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The A Team was one of the most beloved series of the 1980s (and a fairly average 2010 movie). It made a star of Mr. T and reminded the world of George Peppard, creating an unlikely behind the scenes rivalry. However the question has always been what kind of army unit would ever have this group and rank of people ...including a pilot? NEON rolls it’s sleeves up and does it’s job, stripping away the 80s glitter to reveal the real history. The discussion turns from 80s frivolity to the...

Duration:00:33:39

Assassin's Creed

8/1/2018
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Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: Black Sheep - Counting Sheep Be awesome, support us on Patreon Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter

Duration:00:33:51

Handmaid's Tale & The Running Man

7/17/2018
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Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: Sunset Lover - Petit Biscuit Be awesome, support us on Patreon Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter

Duration:00:39:19

The World Cup

6/28/2018
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What is Soft Power? Can England win the World Cup? Is there more to British history than 2 World Wars and 1 World Cup? What about China? Jem breaks it down. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: House of Pain - On Point (Beatminerz Instrumental) Be awesome, support us on Patreon Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter

Duration:00:45:04

Love Island

6/24/2018
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You wouldn't think there was much, if any history at all in the vacant shallows of a reality television programme where 'on fleek' eyebrows, sex, and love are used to drum-up TV ratings - but there really is, and in this episode, Jem uses his NEON night vision goggles to see the real do-bits of history that are going on under the pop culture duvet covers. This is NEON. Prepare to have your mind blown. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu (honest guv, doesn't watch Love Island but thinks Eyal...

Duration:00:40:00

Battlefield 1

6/13/2018
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Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. Despite its name, Battlefield 1 is the fifteenth instalment in the Battlefield series, and the first main entry in the series since Battlefield 4. It was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 21, 2016. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: Cavern - Liquid Liquid Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on...

Duration:00:34:13

Westworld

6/9/2018
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Westworld is an American science fiction western television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Produced by HBO, it is based on the 1973 film of the same name (written and directed by Michael Crichton) and to a lesser extent its 1976 sequel, Futureworld. The story takes place in Westworld, a fictional, technologically advanced Wild-West-themed amusement park populated by android "hosts". The park caters to high-paying "guests" who may indulge their wildest fantasies within the...

Duration:00:39:22

Vikings

6/4/2018
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Vikings is a historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst for the History channel. Vikings is inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the best-known legendary Norse heroes and notorious as the scourge of England and France. The show portrays Ragnar as a farmer who rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a Scandinavian king, with the support of his family and fellow warriors. After Ragnar's death, the later seasons...

Duration:00:34:58

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

5/25/2018
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In this episode Jem pings the NEON battarangs at Batman to extract the real history of Victorian London's Whitechapel murders and much more. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: Bat For Lashes - Prescilla Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:35:35

Hip Hop

5/14/2018
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Hip Hop cast in History. Jem compares Eminem to Chaucer and calls Shakespeare the 'Original Gangster'. Written & Presented by Cool J-Dee Produced by The DZA Music: The Next Episode - Dr. Dre Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:33:59

Predator

5/11/2018
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Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action horror film directed by John McTiernan and written by brothers Jim and John Thomas. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite special forces team which is on a mission to rescue hostages from guerrilla-held territory in Val Verde in Central America's Northern Triangle. Kevin Peter Hall co-stars as the titular antagonist, a technologically advanced form of extra-terrestrial life secretly stalking and hunting the...

Duration:00:43:46

Far Cry 5

5/8/2018
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Far Cry 5 is an action-adventure first-person shooter game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the eleventh entry and the fifth main title in the Far Cry series. The game takes place in the fictional Hope County, Montana, where charismatic preacher Joseph Seed and his cult Project at Eden's Gate holds a dictatorial rule over the area. The story follows an unnamed junior deputy sheriff, who...

Duration:00:15:17

Star Wars

5/4/2018
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Star Wars is completely riddled with historical references, you could say, history is at the heart of Star Wars. In this episode Jem draws connections not only with Japanese film making and the multiple homages to cinema history but also World War 2, the Nazis, and a whole lot more. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: Nas - Hip Hop is Dead Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:32:06

God of War

4/27/2018
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The smash hit Sony Playstation video game franchise and the universality if stories, myths, and legends. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: Run the Jewels - Legend Has It Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:33:19

Game of Thrones

4/23/2018
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Jem deciphers the History encoded in Game of Thrones, covering The War of the Roses, Hadrian's Wall, ancient Egyptian incest, and more. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: Copenhagen - Orbital Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:33:21

Minisode: Ready Player One

4/9/2018
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Steeped in 80's pop culture, try tearing us away from giving NEON's take on Steven Spielberg's latest blockbuster! Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: Jump - Van Halen Win a pair of tickets to see Ready Player One Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:13:44

Troy: Fall of a City

4/8/2018
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In this episode Jem discusses the British-American TV miniseries based on the Trojan War. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: Gary Numan - Films Win a pair of tickets to see Ready Player One Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:41:28

Raiders of the Lost Ark

3/30/2018
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What has The First Emperor of China's tomb, Nazi super cows, and secret German weapons got to do with Indiana Jones? Jem breaks it down. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: Critical Mass - College Win a pair of tickets to see Ready Player One Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:40:20

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

3/22/2018
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In this episode: Bohemia, the Holy Roman Empire, the problem with armour Skyrim, and neckties! Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: Beastie Boys - Piano Jam Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:35:08

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

3/16/2018
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In this episode: Napoleon, Hitler, the Roman Empire, War Hammer, and conspiracies about Jar Jar Binks. Written & Presented by Jem Duducu Produced by Dan Morelle Music: The Prodigy – Diesel Power Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes and follow us on Twitter.

Duration:00:30:49