Episode 01 - Origin Story


In the very first episode, I tell the story of how I got here and why this podcast was created. It started with me on the couch playing video games and ended all the way in my office recording the show (okay, I didn't move very far, but a lot of stuff happened in between). Along the way, I hear from scientists and gamers and journalists from all over the world, who try to help me 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'.