128 episodes

Polygamer is a monthly audio podcast that encourages and celebrates equality and diversity in gaming by interviewing voices pushing for change. By speaking with traditionally marginalized voices, host Ken Gagne of Gamebits provides a platform to discuss problems and seek perspective on matters of sexism, racism, ableism, ageism, and more, within our industry, our community, and our games. Polygamer airs the second Wednesday of every month.

Polygamer – A Podcast of Equality & Diversity in Gaming & Video Games Ken Gagne of Gamebits

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Polygamer is a monthly audio podcast that encourages and celebrates equality and diversity in gaming by interviewing voices pushing for change. By speaking with traditionally marginalized voices, host Ken Gagne of Gamebits provides a platform to discuss problems and seek perspective on matters of sexism, racism, ableism, ageism, and more, within our industry, our community, and our games. Polygamer airs the second Wednesday of every month.

    Polygamer #126: Aenne Schumann of Arcade Spirits

    Polygamer #126: Aenne Schumann of Arcade Spirits

    A podcast interview with Aenne Schumann, narrative designer of the Arcade Spirits visual novels, about social justice, ADHD, and FMV games.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Polygamer #125: Game to Grow

    Polygamer #125: Game to Grow

    Game to Grow is a non-profit that promotes the therapeutic, educational, and community growth benefits of gaming. With structured online sessions of Dungeons & Dragons and Minecraft, as well as their own tabletop game called Critical Core, Game to Grow teaches gamers of all ages and to become more confident, creative, and socially capable. In […]

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Polygamer #124: Cyndi Wiley, Iowa State University’s Digital Accessibility Lead

    Polygamer #124: Cyndi Wiley, Iowa State University’s Digital Accessibility Lead

    Cyndi Wiley is the Digital Accessibility Lead for Iowa State University’s Digital Accessibility Lab. Equipped with everything from screenreaders to Xbox consoles, the Lab helps students and faculty create, advocate for, and consume media that is accessible to users of all different abilities. In this interview, Cyndi and I chat about how disability is a […]

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Polygamer #123: Honey P. Rosenbloom of Friendship Garden

    Polygamer #123: Honey P. Rosenbloom of Friendship Garden

    Honey P. Rosenbloom is the executive director of Friendship Garden, a founding member of the Alphabet Workers Union, and an accomplished indie game developer.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Polygamer #122: Web developer Allison Holt

    Polygamer #122: Web developer Allison Holt

    A podcast interview with Allison Holt, a Webby-award-winning web developer who's worked at such video game companies as Turbine, Harmonix & 38 Studios.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Polygamer #121: Arthur Inasi of Harmonix & Greasy Says

    Polygamer #121: Arthur Inasi of Harmonix & Greasy Says

    Arthur Inasi has spent the last 15 years at Harmonix, developer of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band rhythm games, working as a sound designer, level designer, voice actor, mocap actor, and more. As creative lead of Dance Central VR, he oversaw the series’ reboot for Oculus virtual reality headsets. His side hustles include producing […]

    • 57 min

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Ches | +7 Intelligence ,

The show we need

This show is tackling some of the biggest issues in gaming. Ken brings on guests who have uniqe and interesting perspectives: academics, journalists, and more. He is also a great host - balancing a casual conversation with weighty topics and complex subjects. These conversations are pushing the gaming community forward.

Nmrjess ,

Love it! Diversity in gaming!

Great podcast! If you love gaming and want to diversify your world view, this is for you. Ken has excellent conversations with folks all throughout the industry.

nathangsm ,

5 Stars

I like this podcast enough to rate and review it on iTunes, even though I don't use iTunes. That's how much I like it.

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