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Dart Against Humanity, the podcast where Dart Adams discusses whatever he feels like discussing whenever he feels like it however he feels like it. Enjoy... Or don’t. It’s a free country. At least for the time being it is...

Dart Against Humanity, the podcast where Dart Adams discusses whatever he feels like discussing whenever he feels like it however he feels like it. Enjoy... Or don’t. It’s a free country. At least for the time being it is...
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United States

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Dart Against Humanity, the podcast where Dart Adams discusses whatever he feels like discussing whenever he feels like it however he feels like it. Enjoy... Or don’t. It’s a free country. At least for the time being it is...

Twitter:

@Dart_Adams

Language:

English

Contact:

617.513.0304


Episodes

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 60: LVL 44 ///

8/16/2019
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On the final episode of Dart Against Humanity Season 3 I discuss the problems with trying to have genuine exchanges with people via Twitter and real time social media and the havoc that can ensue in part one. In part 2, I discuss leveling up using the 1989 classic NES game "Dragon Warrior" as a metaphor for growth & taking on new challenges. It's easy to get complacent and not push yourself for fear of failure, not realizing you will grow exponentially quicker from the lessons learned from...

Duration:00:53:13

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 59: The Power Of The Written Word

8/9/2019
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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss the sheer power of the written word, the neverending chase of trying to get the reader feel or understanding what you were attempting to convey plus try to make people who may or may not have cared about something before they began reading to care about it now. In the second half of the podcast I discussed how being able to retain even information I think is useless benefits me at my advanced age then I just asked my listeners to tell me...

Duration:00:49:58

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 58: The Sequence Of Events

8/2/2019
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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss my fixation/fascination with album sequencing, specifically the difference between classic albums that are sequenced almost perfect vs. classic albums that could be sequenced in a way that make the album flow as well if not better than the original version. I begin with the case studies of Janet Jackson's "Control" & Anita Baker's "Rapture" vs. Phil Collins' "No Jacket Required" & Tears For Fears' "Songs From The Big Chair". Music nerds...

Duration:00:49:54

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 57: Nintendo vs. The 4th Generation

7/26/2019
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In today's episode of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss Nintendo fighting video stores on the subject on game rentals and the lengths they went through trying to maintain their dominant market share of the videogame industry with the 4th generation of gaming consoles looming over the horizon (Sega Genesis & NEC Turbo Grafx 16). I also discuss the upcoming developments with the IV Boston x Mathmatik Athletics Boston Legends Podcast & Summer 2019 Collection and a few other recent...

Duration:00:45:40

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 56: The Recognized Thresholds Of Nerdery

7/19/2019
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Today's episode of Dart Against Humanity subject stems from a tweet I made saying that Hip Hop had nerds involved it in from the outset & the resistance it received from some Twitter users who fail to see the connection. I decided to be the wholebrained INTJ-A that I am and break down exactly why I'm right and present a case beginning with the definition of the word and what it's often conflated with. Also, I discuss my new venture, the Boston Legends Podcast which debuted yesterday on...

Duration:00:51:03

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 55: Know Your Role

7/12/2019
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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I discuss the cross section of playing role playing games, watching cartoons/anime, reading comic books/graphic novels and how it's an entry point for comic book/video game creators as well as writers and directors who are tasked with entertaining different audiences and world building for a living. I also run down a list of independent comic book companies from the 80's to the early 90's that are 95% now defunct but were springboards for many...

Duration:00:53:23

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 54: Music Supervision In Film x TV

7/5/2019
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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity, I decide to discuss my fascination with music departments in film and television and my dream of becoming one in the near future by recapping some films and television (network, cable, Hulu/Amazon/Netflix) shows that I feel have incredible music supervision. This is a topic I'm passionate about which is near and dear to my heart as someone into the world of synch licensing, music placement and clearances. --- This episode is sponsored by ·...

Duration:00:46:03

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 53: Context, Depth & Nuance

6/28/2019
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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I discussed the lack of perspective, context, depth & nuance in much of today's art criticism and music journalism then I discuss many of the differences between the upbringings of Generation X, Millennials & Generation Z which often leads to misunderstandings and resentment plus I briefly discussed the 35th anniversaries of "Purple Rain" and "Graffiti Rock". --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast....

Duration:00:48:40

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 52: Street Level Post Draft Show

6/21/2019
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The first half of today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I break down the false narrative that Danny Ainge had all the leverage and the assets imaginable and was at fault because no one wanted to make deals with him or the Boston Celtics. The second half of the episode is spent on the 25th anniversary of The Beatnuts' groundbreaking LP "The Beatnuts"/"Street Level". --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:...

Duration:00:49:49

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 51: Contra Spread Gun

6/14/2019
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I talk about my panel The State Of Black Music & The Arts Across Greater Boston happening today at Hibernian Hall. my frustrations with the lack of representation on a national stage in terms of Black Boston plus the importance of history & controlling the narrative. I reflect on the Boston Bruins losing the Stanley Cup, not knowing what the hell the Boston Celtics are doing and my take on the Showtime series "City On A Hill". I covered everything like the Spread Gun in "Contra". --- This...

Duration:00:45:15

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 50: Beat Street Breakdown

6/7/2019
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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss my recent DJ Booth piece "Rap Journalism's Long Standing Research Problem" and the response to it. In addition, I share how I might have figured out the release date of MF DOOM's "Operation: Doomsday". In the second half of the podcast I spend a good amount of time discussing "Beat Street" and what went wrong with it. I also discuss why it remains a cult classic in spite of its shortcomings. Read the 35th anniversary piece about it I...

Duration:00:49:17

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 49: Late Night Walks

5/31/2019
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On today's episode, Dart Adams reaches an epiphany about how he's presently living as a writer/creative who's constantly in survival mode even at his advanced age. He then goes on a couple of rants regarding different aspects of modern journalism. Per usual... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dartagainsthumanity/support

Duration:00:45:22

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 48: The Sun Rises In The East/The Art Of Storytellin'

5/24/2019
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In today's episode of Dart Against Humanity, I research whether or not it was the 30th anniversary of Chill Rob G's "Ride The Rhythm" album yesterday then discuss the 25th anniversary of Jeru Tha Damaja's classic "The Sun Rises In The East". In the second half of the episode, I discuss the 20th anniversary of Slick Rick's classic LP "The Art Of Storytellin'" then finish it off with my frustrations in not being able to find the definitive release date for MF DOOM's "Operation: Doomsday" for...

Duration:00:46:33

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 47: I Soundbomb Atomically

5/17/2019
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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I explain what's going on with the new ads on this installment of Dart Against Humanity and why I decided to spilt the episode rather than record it all the way through. I then dive into the recent Showtime 4 part documentary "The Wu Tang Clan: Of Mics & Men" and my last segment I spend discussing Rawkus' breakthrough compilation "Soundbombing II" which will have its 20th anniversary tomorrow on May 18th. Loaded episode. Enjoy... --- This episode...

Duration:00:46:42

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 46: All The Data Is In

5/10/2019
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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity I finally discuss what happened with the Boston Celtics' extremely disappointing season now that it's over. I close out the episode by discussing my gripes with people who complained about some of the developments in "Avengers: Endgame". It's been three goddamn weeks already, people. Time to discuss things after the "Spider-Man: Far From Home" trailer went live. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast....

Duration:00:50:46

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 45: Breaking Down "Breakin'"

5/3/2019
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I decided to spend this episode discussing how tomorrow is the 35th anniversary of the release of the film "Breakin'" and how it forever changed the perception of Hip Hop culture in America and internationally. It essentially ushered in the era of Hollywood and Madison Avenue using Hip Hop culture to sell products to people. I didn't see it in theaters and I thought it was corny when I did see it so do not expect me to wax poetic anbout this mediocre piece of 80's cinema. Enjoy. --- This...

Duration:00:43:06

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 44: 4venge The F4llen

4/26/2019
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Today Dart went to see an early screening of "Avengers: Endgame" and he refuses to drop any spoilers. I also managed to make a short episode for a change. I'm so proud of myself... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dartagainsthumanity/support

Duration:00:42:16

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 43: Illmatic Doomsday

4/19/2019
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On today's episode of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss the 25th anniversary of Nas' classic debut album "Illmatic" and tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of MF DOOM's classic debut album "Operation: Doomsday". I've spent the past week writing pieces about both albums on Medium and I discuss both albums and their lasting legacy in the continuum of classic material. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:...

Duration:00:48:37

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 42: Al Horford's Number

4/12/2019
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On Episode 42 of Dart Against Humanity, I discuss my recent visit to General Assembly to a Music & Data panel discussion, another trip to Bow Market to Vinyl Index & Union Sound, my thoughts on representation in regards to Boston, gatekeepers/tastemakers/influencer culture's affect on the digital music space, Record Store Day being tomorrow, the upcoming Boston Marathon on Patriot's Day (4.15) and I also run down my old work history in local record store within walking distance. --- This...

Duration:00:48:45

Dart Against Humanity Ep. 41: My Music Obsession

4/5/2019
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Last night I went to the store opening event for Union Sound, an interactive storefront/boutique/studio for the Boston beat culture in Somerville's Bow Market next to 7L's (7L & Esoteric/CZARFACE) record store Vinyl Index. While there, some conversations and interactions I had made me realize that one of my childhood passions led me on a path I still follow well into middle age. This episode is dedicated to my undying obsession with music. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The...

Duration:00:52:38