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 #106: Courtney Garcia of Screen Therapy
Courtney Garcia is the host of Screen Therapy, a blog and YouTube channel about how movies and games can be used to promote mental and emotional well-being. Whether they are putting us in a good mood or fulfilling unconscious emotional needs, video games can be used to help us develop our empathy and emotional intelligence […]
Polygamer #105: T.L. Taylor on Twitch streaming
Dr. T.L. Taylor is a professor at M.I.T. and the author of several books, including Watch Me Play – Twitch and the Rise of Game Live Streaming. Her ethnographic research into esports and online game streaming have led her to co-found AnyKey, an advocacy organization that supports diversity, inclusion, and equity in competitive gaming; and […]
Polygamer #104: Creatrix Tiara
Creatrix Tiara is a shenaniganist — one who performs in a variety of media and activities, from spoken word to interactive storytelling to sleight of hand to event organizing. Tiara performs as Queer Lady Magician, has been a writer for such games as Here’s Your F****n’ Papers and What The $!#&@! Do They Need Now?, and […]
Polygamer #103: Jordan Jones-Brewster of We should talk.
Jordan Jones-Brewster is the narrative designer of We should talk., a short-form narrative game available for Steam and consoles. During a single night at a local bar, players will interact with several characters while maintaining a conversation with their girlfriend via text message. Using an innovative “sentence spinner”, players can choose from dozens of responses […]
Polygamer #102: Jason Oda of Waking
Jason Oda is the designer and developer of Waking, a game that uses gamers’ personal memories as weapons in the fight to awaken from a coma. As players explore the landscape of their subconscious, they are prompted to meditate and reflect on their experiences, choosing the memories that will strengthen them and fight alongside them. […]
Polygamer #101: Gaming After Kids at PAX East 2020
Parents are raising the next generation of gamers — but let’s give some self-care to the current generation, too. How do we hold onto our identity as gamers after becoming parents? When do we find time for our favorite hobby, and how does having children change what games we’re playing? At PAX East 2020, I […]
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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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