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Not Your Mamas Gamer

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NYMGamer’s podcast hosts and guests past and present include scholars, writers, and professionals from a variety of industries, but the focus is always the same: unpacking games from a feminist perspective, and having a good time while we’re at it.

On-Demand Episodes

This week we talk with Partnered Mixer content creator, blogger, podcaster, and freelance Community Manager and Consultant, Alicia Alexandra (@eightbitblonde) about Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018). What We're Playing: Maplestory 2... more

This week Samantha, Alisha, and Jordyn sit down and talk about the indie games they've been playing lately. So if you are looking for some new indie titles to check out (or just want to hang out for a while) this is definitely the episode for... more

This week Alisha and Samantha sit down and talk about PAX West, salty gamers, and whatever else comes to mind. NB in a huge Freudian slip Sam said Fortnite was her favorite Battle Royale when she clearly meant PUBG, LOL. What... more

This week Alisha and Samantha sit down and talk about social gaming (and social justice, of course) as we sit back and prepare for the beginning of the school year. We hope that you co-op this episode with your favorite gaming friends! What... more

This week we are joined by Melissa Boone and Jerome Hagen, User Researchers on Team XBox where they focus on Minecraft, online safety, and Gaming is For Everyone. This week we talk about education, access, and building inclusive... more

This week we are joined by TreaAndrea Russworm (Associate Professor- U Mass- Amhearst, @ProfessorTMR) and Yussef Cole (Writer and Games Critic, @youmeyou) as we talk about Quantic Dream's Detroit: Become Human. What... more

With E3 ending this week Alisha and Sam have come together to talk about the games that they are most looking forward to in the coming year. Sam tries to keep it positive, but Alisha pulls her (kicking and screaming) into the saltiest of... more

This week we have a conversation with Megan Condis, author of the new book Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Gendered Battle for Online Culture. We chat about toxicity and hope in the game community, academia,... more

This week we are joined by Brant Fitzgerald and Geoffrey Card of Undead Labs as we talk about the zombie survival game, State of Decay 2. This time around we talk about mechanics, weapons, diversity, narratives, and surviving the... more

This week we have a conversation with Alisha Karabinus and Rachel Atherton (@wrathertweets) about their research on how analog games, like the forum based social deception game Mafia, can serve as a model for video... more