[1] Beginning of My Nerdy Journey feat. Delia's Dad

Show Notes

In the inaugural episode of Culture by Culture, Delia interviews the first nerd and first Black nerd she ever knew; her dad. She explores what it was like growing up in the segregated south and how those experiences did or didn’t inform his interests in East Asian pop-culture to include: Shaw Brothers Studio, Godzilla, Dragon Ball, and Ocarina of Time! What anime or video game would you watch or play for the rest of time if you could only play one? Things discussed in this episode:

  • Anime: Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z Super, Inuyasha

  • Movies: Godzilla, kung fu movies, Shaw Brothers Studio, Bruce Lee, Green Hornet

  • Video games: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Madden, Halo, Diddy Kong Racing

  • Professional gaming

  • Blockbuster

  • The segregated south

  • Asian representation in mid-century media


This episode’s guest, is my dad! You can’t find him online, but you can find my essay, “Beyond the Kokiri Forest: A Father and Daughter’s Zelda Adventure” about playing through Ocarina of Time with my dad, here.

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About Culture by Culture

Culture by Culture is a multidimensional podcast exploration into Black and Asian pop-cultural ties. Part sociology, history, and pop-culture podcast, it covers everything from deep-dives into our favorite gateway media, interviews with experts to help guide us through our historical and current cultural connections, and conversations with fellow nerds digging into our cultural identities and our pop-cultural interests.Our mission is to understand and foster the unity that has historically existed between our cultures through our shared interests in each other’s pop-culture.