Mike Rugnetta Looks At Why We Love Zombies On PBS Idea Channel!

Anyone who regularly uses the internet and/or watches television, will have noticed that we have been overrun by zombies! Luckily the zombie apocalypse has not yet arrived, but there have been countless TV shows, movies, websites dedicated to surviving an invasion etc springing up all over the place.

In the latest episode of web show PBS Idea Channel, host Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) looks at the recent obsession with zombies in popular culture and puts forward several fascinating theories of what these shuffling, brain-eating, cumbersome folk might represent IRL. He also looks back through popular culture history and examines what various villains and enemies were symbolic of during specific eras. Continue Reading

Dungeons & Dragons Can Make You A Successful Person

We all know the not very pleasant stereotypes and associates made with people who have a fondness for playing role-playing tabletop games like the infamous Dungeons and Dragons.

But according to internet scientist Mike Rugnetta from the PBS Ideas Channel, it is not just a pastime undertaken by weird nerdy folk with no social lives that are failures in the real world.

Rugnetta makes a convincing argument that in actual fact the skills honed by playing the original (and best) tabletop rpg Dungeons and Dragons can help you to become a confident and successful person.

What do you think? Do you agree with Rugnetta’s point? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.