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 #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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Polygamer #120: Sabriel Mastin, D&D editor & Overwatch player
After years as a Dungeons & Dragons player, Sabriel Mastin stepped behind the DM screen to run her own campaign. She immediately loved it, creating her own adventures in the world of Eberron. With that experience under her belt, she realized she could help other DMs with their own creations as well. She now offers […]
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.
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.
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