Category Archives: Podcast

Malls & Free-Range Kids: The Strangest of Stranger Things

After viewing the first episode of Stranger Things Season 3, your hosts of Childhood Ruined return to discuss the vastly different reality parents and children experienced in the mid-80s including crowded malls and the ability to wander around town without … Continue reading

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Ego Check with The Id DM – Episode 49 – Grant Ellis

Grant Ellis joins me this week and talks about his efforts to create engaging tabletop roleplaying game live shows. He discusses his background in the creative arts and how that translates into designing and producing roleplaying game content. He details … Continue reading

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Ego Check with The Id DM – Episode 48 – Allison Spence

Allison Spence joins me to talk about her early career as a journalist that resulted in her diving into a variety of difficult subject matters. She shares her views on the importance of emotional intelligence, and details how her work … Continue reading

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Ego Check with The Id DM – Episode 46 – Ryan Kelly, Ph.D.

Dr. Ryan Kelly joins me this week to talk about his work on how to use geek passions to grow. He is a psychologist and speaks about his work with a variety of clients including those that use videogames in problematic … Continue reading

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Ego Check with The Id DM – Episode 45 – Greg Leatherman

Greg Leatherman, founder of VRECast, joins me to talk about his life as a gay man and what it’s been like for him playing tabletop RPGs since the 1980s. He details the origins of the Very Random Encounters podcast, which … Continue reading

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Ego Check with The Id DM – Episode 44 – Adam Johns & Adam Davis

Adam Johns and Adam Davis from Game to Grow join the pod to talk about their years of experience running games for children on the autism spectrum and how their experience was funneled into the Critical Core tabletop roleplaying game. Critical Core is designed to teach children … Continue reading

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Ego Check with The Id DM – Episode 43 – Enrique “NewbieDM” Bertran

Enrique “NewbieDM” Bertran joins Ego Check once again to talk about his new Patreon campaign. I wanted to talk with Enrique to discuss the success of Critical Role and how other intellectual properties might capitalize on that formula. We ponder how … Continue reading

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