By Brian Fabry Dorsam
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A monthly podcast about video game characters and the people who create them.
||CleanSide Quest – The Gun Show||Do violent video games cause violence? No. But some video games support the weapons industry through licensing fees and advertising revenue. If it's time to get gun money out of politics, it should also be time to get gun money out of games.||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 04 - Going Home||What are the ways in which video games and 'home' intersect? Can games help us reclaim stolen space? Can they help us reckon with trauma? Can they show us a life that we never could have imagined on our own?||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 03 - Gotcha!||Pokemon is one of the most famous video games in the world. This month, I talk with art historian Daisy Charles and writer Omari Akil about the influence of Pokemon Go on public space, and find out what happened to Nintendo's first United States Pokemon||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 02 - Patriot Games||An exploration of the complex living history of war and gaming.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSide Quest: Cuphead's Racist Grandparents||Samantha Blackmon and Yussef Cole dig up the troubled history of Fleischer and Disney animation and hold 'Cuphead' accountable for its racist ancestors.||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 01 - Origin Story||In the very first episode, Brian tells the story of how he got here and why this podcast was created. It started with him on the couch playing video games and ended all the way in his office recording the show (okay, he didn't move very far, but a lot of stuff happened in between). Along the way, he hears from scientists and gamers and journalists from all over the world, who try to help him answer one big question: Why do video games mean so much to us? Guests: Evan Narcisse, games journalist and writer for Marvel's 'Rise of the Black Panther'; Ahmed Ali Akbar, writer and podcaster for Buzzfeed; and Tom Boellstorff, anthropologist and author of 'Coming of Age in Second Life'.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSide Quest: Interview with Gabby DaRienzo||The creator of 'A Mortician's Tale' talks about Zelda, NeoPets, and the Death Positive movement that inspired her critically-acclaimed game.||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great new Podcast on gaming for non-gamers and gamers alike!
With only one epidode I am already so excited about this podcast! Brian is a great host mixing his personal experience with in depth interviews with gaming experts. I felt totally drawn into the gaming universe and I'm not that much of a gamer. Also, I love the sound design. Definitely give it a listen!
Fantastic for gamers AND non-gamers
As someone who doesn't play video games, this is a fascinating look into gaming culture. It does a great job of using games as a way to discuss broader themes of selfhood and identity, as well as unpacking the ways in which video games influence society as a whole. Can't wait for more!
Great even for non-gamers
I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how engaging this podcast has been even for a non-gamer such as myself. Video games have become so woven into the fabric of our culture that the relevance is a great fit whether or not you play.