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It’s the mission of Victor Media Group to make the world a better place by making ourselves better people. Tune in as we interview entrepreneurs, leaders, and more.

    Natalia Warren: Her Journey to Patient Advocacy

    Natalia Warren: Her Journey to Patient Advocacy

    Natalia Warren was studying for her second master’s degree when a painful medical condition changed the course of her life and led her to patient advocacy. She currently serves as the chair and co-founder of the Not A Dry Eye Foundation, the only patient-driven, non-profit foundation focused on raising awareness of Dry Eye Syndrome. Listen and learn from Natalia Warren’s experience with dry eye, as well as her perspective on the conflict in Ukraine, the need for patient advocacy in the American healthcare system, and her advice for non-profit organizations.






    01:22 -- Guest intro, discussion of Your Dry Eye Mystery Solved

    10:00 -- Backstory, what it means to be Ukrainian

    14:58 -- Professional journey, becoming a patient advocate

    25:43 -- Natalia Warren’s Crummer experience

    29:31 -- Advice for non-profits






    Books

    Your Dry Eye Mystery Solved by Steven L. Maskin and Natalia A. Warren -- https://tinyurl.com/37xvauub






    Resources

    Crummer Graduate School of Business -- https://www.crummer.rollins.edu/

    Not A Dry Eye Foundation -- notadryeye.org

    Come Back Alive (Ukrainian Army Charity Fund) -- savelife.in.ua

    National Bank of Ukraine -- bank.gov.ua

    Dr. Steven L. Maskin -- drmaskin.com

    Amazon Smile -- smile.amazon.com






    Credits

    Guest -- Natalia Warren, https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalia-warren-9733241/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Creator / Host -- J.B. Adams

    Executive Producer -- Gerard Mitchell

    Technical/Production Design -- Angel Colon

    Technical/Production Assistance -- Hao Do

    Video and Audio Editing -- Anna Hughes

    • 33 min
    Shannon McDowell Investigates Cultural Bias in Escape Rooms

    Shannon McDowell Investigates Cultural Bias in Escape Rooms

    Shannon McDowell (she/her) is a board game inventor and puzzle designer who was hired to research and mitigate cultural bias in the puzzles for the 2019 Red Bull Escape Room World Championships. Shannon walks us through how she became a professional puzzle designer, how cultural biases manifest in escape rooms & puzzle design, and how to design puzzles that are challenging while remaining inclusive.






    00:02:07 - How We Connect Through Games

    00:04:28 - Meet Shannon

    00:10:21 - “We Haven’t Seen Everything That’s Possible”

    00:17:36 - Cultural Bias in Escape Rooms

    00:20:26 - Five Categories of Cultural Bias in Puzzles

    00:24:55 - How to Make a Bad Escape Room

    00:38:18 - How Hints Can Make or Break A Puzzle

    00:50:55 - On Physical Accessibility in Escape Rooms

    01:01:00 - The Value of Inclusivity in Gaming






    Resources

    Shannon’s publications - https://www.shannonmcdowell.ca/publications-media

    Shannon’s free puzzles - https://www.shannonmcdowell.ca/puzzles

    SCRAP Entertainment Inc - https://realescapegame.com/about/

    2019 Red Bull Escape Room World Championship - https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/events/red-bull-escape-room-world-championships-final

    Cryptex Hunt - https://cryptexhunt.com/2022/






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    Credits

    Guest - Shannon McDowell, https://www.shannonmcdowell.ca/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. - https://victormediagroup.co/

    Original Music by Byson - https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l

    Creator / Host - Clara Mount (@bubblegum_titan on Twitter)

    Executive Producers-- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell

    Sound Editing - Anna Hughes

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Raquel Skellington is the World’s First Professional LARPer

    Raquel Skellington is the World’s First Professional LARPer

    TW: sexual assault and abuse, grooming, bullying, threats, talk of suicide, racism.

    Raquel Skellington (she/her), the world’s first full-time professional LARPer, tells the story of how she built her career, survived a traumatic public character assassination during the peak of cancel culture, and now represents some of the biggest companies in the LARP sphere. She also shares her thoughts about being the first pro LARPer as a woman of color, and what that means for her.






    00:02:06 -- Meet Raquel!

    00:13:02 -- “LARP fundamentally changed me”

    00:22:49 -- Becoming a professional LARPer

    00:39:38 -- When modeling and LARPing converge

    00:47:59 -- Surviving a racially fueled public attack

    01:06:51 -- Recovery and growth

    01:21:21 -- What keeps Raquel going






    Games

    Sims series -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sims

    House of the Dead 2 -- https://bit.ly/39cqL25

    Civilization series -- https://bit.ly/3zpXWK9

    Paladins -- https://www.paladins.com/

    Dystopia Rising -- http://www.dystopiarisinglarp.com/

    Dammerung -- https://www.larpcoop.com/dammerung






    Other Resources

    Calimacil -- https://calimacil.com/?aff=117

    Ateliers Nemesis -- https://ateliers-nemesis.com/en/

    Drachenfest US -- https://www.drachenfest.us/






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    Credits

    Guest -- Raquel Skellington, https://raquel-skellington.carrd.co/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Original Music by Byson -- https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l

    Creator / Host -- Clara Mount (@bubblegum_titan on Twitter)

    Executive Producers -- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell

    Sound Editing -- Anna Hughes

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Elaine Gómez is Leaving a Legacy of Accessibility

    Elaine Gómez is Leaving a Legacy of Accessibility

    Elaine Gómez (she/her), Puerto Rican game designer at Brass Lion Entertainment, shares how game design can be a tool for exploring and celebrating culture, and how she’s leaving a legacy of accessibility through her work in the video game industry.






    00:01:19 -- Meet Elaine!

    00:15:11 -- A beautiful storybook

    00:20:40 -- Game design philosophy

    00:29:20 -- Leaving your mark as a designer

    00:39:36 -- Representing cultures with sensitivity

    00:51:22 -- The importance of accessibility design

    01:03:21 -- The industry needs to learn to share

    01:15:15 -- Getting started with accessible design






    Games

    Child of Light -- https://bit.ly/3wqQwUR

    Assassin’s Creed 3 -- https://bit.ly/3815A2g

    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey -- https://bit.ly/3FYHbH8

    Mulaka -- https://www.lienzo.mx/mulaka/

    The Last of Us -- https://bit.ly/3G6gnVy






    Other Resources

    Brass Lion Entertainment Careers -- https://brasslionentertainment.com/careers/

    AbleGamers -- https://ablegamers.org/

    Accessible Player Experiences (APX) -- https://accessible.games/accessible-player-experiences/






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    Credits

    Guest -- Elaine Gómez (she/her), @chulatastic or http://www.elaine-gomez.com/

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Original Music by Byson -- https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l

    Creator / Host -- Clara Mount (@bubblegum_titan on Twitter)

    Executive Producers -- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell

    Sound Editing -- Anna Hughes

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Chel Wong is a Freelancer with the Power of Friendship

    Chel Wong is a Freelancer with the Power of Friendship

    “If you like video games and music so much, why don’t you write music for video games?” Today’s guest said “BET!” Tune in for a behind the scenes look at game audio and insights on networking in the game industry, featuring Chel Wong (she/they), award-winning game music composer and sound designer with credits on games such as Kine, OnlyCans, and Whisker Squadron.






    01:06 -- Meet Chel!

    08:27 -- A life shaped by games

    14:00 -- The secret life of game audio

    28:47 -- “I failed teaching”

    32:21 -- Advice on getting into audio

    38:11 -- Networking for gamers

    50:30 -- Curated spaces






    Games

    Kine -- https://www.kinegame.com/kine-home

    OnlyCans -- https://oxyoxspring.itch.io/onlycans

    Whisker Squadron -- https://bit.ly/3MKO0yf

    She Dreams Elsewhere -- https://www.studiozevere.com/

    Death’s Door -- https://playdeathsdoor.com/

    Sable -- https://www.shed-works.co.uk/sable

    Guilty Gear Strive -- https://www.guiltygear.com/ggst/en/

    Outer Wilds -- https://www.mobiusdigitalgames.com/outer-wilds.html

    NieR Gestalt – https://bit.ly/3sbp6zP

    Trails in the Sky -- https://bit.ly/3ycgUDs

    Pokemon Diamond -- https://diamondpearl.pokemon.com/en-us/

    RedOut -- https://redout.games/

    F-Zero -- https://bit.ly/3w3xRNG

    Kirby Air Ride -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirby_Air_Ride

    Ghost Trick -- https://bit.ly/3KC76oF

    Team Fortress 2 -- https://www.teamfortress.com/

    Undertale -- https://undertale.com/

    A Hat in Time -- https://www.gearsforbreakfast.com/games/a-hat-in-time/

    Heroes of the Storm -- https://heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/

    Warframe -- https://www.warframe.com/landing

    Hyper Light Drifter -- https://www.heartmachine.com/hyper-light-drifter






    Other Resources

    Charity EP Jam -- https://charityepjam.bandcamp.com/music

    AbleGamers -- https://ablegamers.org/

    Andrew Prahlow (composer for Outer Wilds) -- http://www.andrewprahlow.com/

    Akash Thakkar (music for Hyper Light Drifter) -- https://www.akashthakkar.com/










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    Credits

    Guest -- Chel Wong (she/they), @chelwongaudio on Twitter/IG or https://linktr.ee/chelwongaudio

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Original Music by Byson -- https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l

    Creator / Host -- Clara Mount (@bubblegum_titan on Twitter)

    Executive Producers -- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell

    Sound Editing -- Anna Hughes

    • 59 min
    LARPing in Color is Helping You Build a Better World

    LARPing in Color is Helping You Build a Better World

    The season 3 premiere features Lawrence Moore (he/him), Founder and CEO of LARPing in Color (LINC), and Dr. Rachael Cofield (they/them), Director of Programs and Operations at LINC. Tune in to hear the full story of the first time Lawrence cried at LARP, the origins of LINC, and the importance of normalizing inclusive behaviors to make LARP better for future players. And don’t forget to apply for free sensitivity consulting through the Normalize Paid Emotional Labor (NPEL) program!






    00:01:23 -- Meet Lawrence and Rachael!

    00:17:56 -- Lawrence gets scared and cries at a LARP

    00:25:06 -- LARPing for emotional impact

    00:30:56 -- LARPing in Color origin story

    00:42:24 -- Document your values, or Rachael’s PHD in “go the f*** home”

    00:53:20 -- Free (and paid) diversity resources

    01:05:15 -- Building a community based on values






    Games

    Garden of Destinies (LARP) -- https://gardenofdestinieslarp.com/

    Pantheon LARP -- https://www.clockworkmonsterproductions.com/pantheon






    Other Resources

    LARPing in Color -- https://larpingincolor.com/

    NPEL Program -- https://larpingincolor.com/npel






    Support my show! >> www.bubblegumbitchcraft.etsy.com






    Credits

    Guests -- Lawrence Moore and Dr. Rachael Cofield (@rachaeldoesgeography on Twitter)

    Production by Victor Media Group, Inc. -- https://victormediagroup.co/

    Original Music by Byson -- https://spoti.fi/3eoC47l

    Creator / Host -- Clara Mount (@bubblegum_titan on Twitter)

    Executive Producers -- J.B. Adams and Gerard Mitchell

    Sound Editing -- Anna Hughes

    • 1 hr 18 min

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