52 episodes

Ego Check with The Id DM is an interview podcast series hosted by a licensed psychologist, Michael Mallen, Ph.D. The podcast delves into a variety of game types (e.g., tabletop roleplaying games, boardgames, videogames) from a psychological perspective. Dr. Mallen has been interviewing members of the gaming community for articles on his blog, The Id DM, since 2011 and is now posting these interviews for others to enjoy.

Ego Check with The Id DM Dr. Michael Mallen, The Id DM

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    • 4.8, 12 Ratings

Ego Check with The Id DM is an interview podcast series hosted by a licensed psychologist, Michael Mallen, Ph.D. The podcast delves into a variety of game types (e.g., tabletop roleplaying games, boardgames, videogames) from a psychological perspective. Dr. Mallen has been interviewing members of the gaming community for articles on his blog, The Id DM, since 2011 and is now posting these interviews for others to enjoy.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

DrSinan ,

Successful Insight Check!

Dr. Mallen is doing good work with the Ego Check podcast! Episodes have featured a really diverse set of guests and Dr. Mallen asks great questions to keep conversations flowing. I’ve appreciated listening to the discussions about gaming culture, mental health, and inclusivity at the table. Thanks for providing such an insightful perspective for the RPG community!

MgD99 ,

Split audio

Having the audio split is really annoying, with the guy speaking in one ear and his guest talking into the other.

The content is good and interesting, but the audio makes it very difficult to listen to.

Valthonis ,

Good Stuff!

Dr. Mallen, aka The Id DM, has a continuous cavalcade of guests on this show that run the gamut of the gaming hobby. He's a great interviewer with an approachable style. My one nitpick with the show is audio quality, but this is one of those rare shows where the quality of the content outshines any technical deficiencies.

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