By Porter Green and Steve Discont
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Session Zero is a discussion podcast that seeks to explore the psychology of roleplaying. Each episode will feature a new aspect of the experience of roleplaying, viewed through the lens of psychology by clinical psychologist Porter Green and industrial-organizational psychologist Steve Discont, They're doing the thinking, and you get to do the listening.
||CleanEpisode 8: Bleed, Part One||Porter & Steve are joined by game developer and conservationist Emily Care Boss in the first of a two-part interview where they come together to discuss the idea of bleed, the different types, how it can manifest, what might be causes of it, and how to||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Seven: Emotions||Porter & Steve discuss what the literature says about what emotions are at their core, what their meaning and value can be in the gaming experience, and some useful ways to consider and manage the emotions of yourself and your fellow roleplayer.||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Six: Gaming with ADHD||Steve and Porter explore the challenges that come with gaming at the table when you have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by exploring what ADHD is, how it can manifest, and what are strategies for working around it.||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Five: Termination||Steve and Porter explore what it means when things come to an end, be it for a game or a gaming group, and how you can prepare for it.||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Four: Implicit Theories of Playership||The Session Zero duo discuss what it might mean to be a player at the table, including player expectations, norms, and styles of play.||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Three: Feedback||The Session Zero duo explore the idea of feedback at the table, how to structure it, and the importance and benefits of active communication for the roleplaying group.||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Two: Implicit Theories of GMing||The Session Zero duo explore the rules and expectations that are often placed upon the person who sits at the head of the gaming table: the gamemaster.||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode One: Group Dynamics||Steve and Porter discuss one of the fundamental social units within roleplaying: The gaming group and the group's dynamics, norms, and more.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Zero: Introductions||Porter and Steve have their own session zero for Session Zero as they introduce themselves, talk about their professional backgrounds, and discuss what roleplaying means to them.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I haven’t heard any other podcasts on the network, but Session Zero was recommended to me by a friend. I’m a PsyD student in clinical psychology with a passion for role playing. This hits all my major interests. I can’t wait to see where it goes. Good job!!