My podcast rotation has expanded a bit lately. Here are the ones I’ve found particularly enjoyable:
A gaming podcast featuring 3 ladies and only 1 guy. They discuss games and pay particular attention to:
- Did the game creators lazily fall back on stereotypes or create a well-rounded, believable characters with history, motivations, feelings?
- Are we forced to play as a male lead? Extra points off if we have to rescue a damsel in distress.
- Are women represented less-kindly than men? More kindly?
Straight white men aren’t the only people playing games.
A podcast about games from a game developer’s perspective. An early episode about game length, Three Quarters of Half-Life, struck a chord with me. I’m about six hours into Half Life, and I’m quite bored. It could do with being shorter, having more diversity, or perhaps having more of a story.
Still loving this podcast. Related: I stopped listening to Back to Work about 8 months ago.
Recently learned about the history of fondue, specifically about it being tied to Switzerland’s search for a broader market for cheese in the early 1900s.