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Polygamer – A Podcast of Equality & Diversity in Gaming & Video Games

130 EpisodesProduced by Ken Gagne of GamebitsWebsite

A podcast of equality and diversity in gaming

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Polygamer #128: Reflecting on Eight Years

July 27th, 2022


Host Ken Gagne concludes eight years of Polygamer with clips and reflections from eight of his most memorable episodes.

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Polygamer #127: Helene Utterback on polyamory

July 20th, 2022


Helene Utterback discusses polyamory, why we don't see this romantic relationship modeled in video games, and how modders have closed the gap.

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Polygamer #126: Aenne Schumann of Arcade Spirits

June 15th, 2022


A podcast interview with Aenne Schumann, narrative designer of the Arcade Spirits visual novels, about social justice, ADHD, and FMV games.

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Polygamer #125: Game to Grow

May 18th, 2022


Game to Grow is a non-profit that promotes the therapeutic, educational, and community growth benefits of gaming. With structured online sessions of Dungeons & Dragons and Minecraft, as well as their own tabletop …

Polygamer #124: Cyndi Wiley, Iowa State University’s Digital Accessibility Lead

April 20th, 2022


Cyndi Wiley is the Digital Accessibility Lead for Iowa State University’s Digital Accessibility Lab. Equipped with everything from screenreaders to …

Polygamer #123: Honey P. Rosenbloom of Friendship Garden

March 23rd, 2022


Honey P. Rosenbloom is the executive director of Friendship Garden, a founding member of the Alphabet Workers Union, and an accomplished indie game …

Polygamer #122: Web developer Allison Holt

February 23rd, 2022


A podcast interview with Allison Holt, a Webby-award-winning web developer who's worked at such video game companies as Turbine, Harmonix & 38 …

Polygamer #121: Arthur Inasi of Harmonix & Greasy Says

January 12th, 2022


Arthur Inasi has spent the last 15 years at Harmonix, developer of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band rhythm games, working as a sound designer, level designer, voice actor, mocap actor, and more. As creative lead of Dance …

Polygamer #120: Sabriel Mastin, D&D editor & Overwatch player

December 22nd, 2021


After years as a Dungeons & Dragons player, Sabriel Mastin stepped behind the DM screen to run her own campaign. She immediately loved it, creating her own adventures in the world of Eberron. With that experience …

Polygamer #119: Bonnie Gordon of Star Trek & Con Artist

November 29th, 2021


Bonnie Gordon is an actor, voice actor, and musician extraordinaire. Having previously been a Starfleet ensign at Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas, she now voices the ship’s computer on the animated series Star …

Polygamer #118: Freelance composer & sound designer Chel Wong

October 20th, 2021


Chel Wong is a Boston-based video game composter and sound designer. As a freelancer, she has worked on such titles as the music puzzler Kine, the Starfox-inspired Whisker Squadron, and the surreal adventure RPG She …

Polygamer #117: GamerDoc esports physician Dr. Lindsey Migliore

September 22nd, 2021


Dr. Lindsey Migliore, also known as GamerDoc, is a licensed esports physician. While hiking the Appalachian Trail, she realized that only by …

Polygamer #116: Beth Daggert of Lode Runner, Star Wars & Nox Archaist

August 25th, 2021


Beth Daggert has been a game designer, software engineer, lead programmer, director of engineering, and vice president of engineering, within and without the gaming industry. Having worked on such historic franchises as …

Polygamer #115: Brianna Dym on fanworks

July 21st, 2021


Brianna Dym is a Ph.D student in the University of Colorado Boulder’s information science department under Dr. Casey Fiesler. Brianna’s field of …

Polygamer #114: Dr. Melissa Chaplin on indie game marketing

June 16th, 2021


Dr. Melissa Chaplin is the head of client strategy at Game If You Are, a UK-based marketing firm helping indie video games get the attention they deserve. When not writing press releases, editing trailers, and landing …

Polygamer #113: Maia Weinstock of LEGO Women of Computing

May 19th, 2021


Maia Weinstock is the creator of LEGO Women of NASA, a kit she proposed on the LEGO Ideas site that won approval to be made into a real product. Now she’s pitching the Women of Computing, a set that pays homage to Ada …

Polygamer #112: Kate Olguin of Other Ocean Interactive

April 14th, 2021


Kate Olguin knew that finishing her undergraduate career and searching for a job would be difficult; she did not expect a pandemic to make it even …

Polygamer #111: Artist & unschooler Ivy Dolamore

March 17th, 2021


Ivy Dolamore is an artist, cryptid, and unschooler. The product of a curriculum-free homeschooling education, Ivy quit her job at GameStop to become …

Polygamer #110: Librarian Amanda Pegg-Wheat

February 17th, 2021


Amanda Pegg-Wheat is a children’s librarian and branch manager in Quincy, Massachusetts. In addition to books, movies, video games, and Internet access, Amanda offers her patrons another service: Dungeons & Dragons …

Polygamer #109: Dianna Lora of Massive Entertainment

January 27th, 2021


Dianna Lora is an account manager at Massive Entertainment, the Ubisoft studio working on the next Star Wars video game. She is an accomplished …

Polygamer #108: Dr. Rachel Kowert of Psychgeist

December 16th, 2020


A podcast interview with Dr. Rachel Kowert -- gamer, psychologist, author, research director at Take This, and host of the YouTube channel Psychgeist.

Polygamer #107: Kelsey Lewin of Video Game History Foundation & Pink Gorilla Games

November 11th, 2020


A podcast interview with Kelsey Lewin, the co-director of the Video Game History Foundation and co-owner of Pink Gorilla retail stores in Seattle, …

Polygamer #106: Courtney Garcia of Screen Therapy

October 14th, 2020


A podcast interview with Courtney Garcia, who uses media psychology to analyze video games and how they can help us develop our emotional …

Polygamer #105: T.L. Taylor on Twitch streaming

September 23rd, 2020


Dr. T.L. Taylor of MIT is the author of 'Watch Me Play'. We talk about Twitch, esports, online play, teaching during a pandemic, and amusement parks.

Polygamer #104: Creatrix Tiara

August 19th, 2020


A podcast interview with Creatrix Tiara, a Melbourne-based shenaniganist using stage magic & video games to advocate for immigration reform.

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Polygamer #103: Jordan Jones-Brewster of We should talk.

July 29th, 2020


An audio podcast interview with Jordan Jones-Brewster, narrative designer of the video game We should talk.

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Polygamer #102: Jason Oda of Waking

June 17th, 2020


A podcast interview with Jason Oda of Waking, a game that uses the player's personal memories as weapons in the fight to awaken from a coma.

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Polygamer #101: Gaming After Kids at PAX East 2020

May 13th, 2020


How do we hold onto our identity as gamers after becoming parents and find time for our favorite hobby? Ken Gagne talks with parents on this PAX East …

Polygamer #100: Voice actor Sarah Elmaleh

April 15th, 2020


Ken Gagne's podcast interview with Sarah Elmaleh, voice actor from video games Gone Home, Gears of War 5, Final Fantasy XV & co-founder of …

Polygamer #99: Ludomusicologist Dr. Dana Plank

March 18th, 2020


A podcast interview with Dr. Dana Plank, a ludomusicologist devoted to the study of video game music and audio.

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Polygamer #98: Nic Tompkins-Hughes

February 12th, 2020


Nic Tompkins-Hughes talks about being a gamer parent, raising neuroatypical children on the rainbow spectrum, and transitioning themselves.

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Polygamer #97: Dr. Carly Kocurek of Save Point & Games for Girls

January 22nd, 2020


A podcast interview with Dr. Carly Kocurek, who's crowdfunding issue #2 of Save Point zine on Kickstarter while studying the Games for Girls movement.

Polygamer #96: Caspian Whistler of A Profound Waste of Time

December 11th, 2019


A podcast interview with the founder & creative director of APWOT, an independent magazine inspired by video games, about the Kickstarter for its …

Polygamer #95: Dr. Jessica Hebert of the PDX Broadsides

November 13th, 2019


A podcast interview with Dr. Jessica Hebert, placentologist & nerd musician with the PDX Broadsides, about nerd music, touring, Rosalind Franklin …

Polygamer #94: Jeri Ellsworth of Tilt Five

October 9th, 2019


A podcast interview with Jeri Ellsworth, CEO of Tilt Five, about her successful Kickstarter to produce a mixed reality gaming headset to succeed …

Polygamer #93: Dr. Aurit Lazerus on playfulness

September 18th, 2019


A podcast interview with Dr. Aurit Lazerus, a gamer with a clinical practice who uses video & board games to incorporate playfulness into daily …

Polygamer #92: Bobbi A Sand of Transcenders Media

August 14th, 2019


A podcast interview with Bobbi Sand of Transcenders Media, developer and publisher of Knife Sisters, a BDSM visual novel released for Steam in April …

Polygamer #91: Alicia Caillier of Harmonix Music Systems

July 10th, 2019


A podcast interview with Alicia Caillier, product manager at Harmonix, developer of Dance Central for Oculus.

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Polygamer #90: Athena Z Peters of Adventure Pub

June 19th, 2019


An audio podcast interview with Athena Peters, the founder and co-owner of Adventure Pub, a gaming gastropub located outside Boston in Arlington, …

Polygamer #89: Twitch variety streamer SlyTQ

May 8th, 2019


SlyTQ is a variety Twitch streamer who hosts charity streams for Take This. We podcast about avoiding creative burnout and emotional support animals.

Polygamer #88: The Art of Craft at PAX East 2019

April 10th, 2019


A PAX East 2019 panel, moderated by Ken Gagne, featuring independent artists who create arts and crafts inspired by video games.

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Polygamer #87: Tifa Robles and The Explorers of Azullucent

March 6th, 2019


Tifa Robles is a freelance writer whose first book, the young-adult fantasy novel The Explorers of Azullucent, is currently on Kickstarter.

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Polygamer #86: Eve Leblanc of Clever Endeavour Games

February 13th, 2019


A podcast interview with Geneviève "Eve" Leblanc is the community manager and QA tester for Clever Endeavor Games, developer of Ultimate Chicken …

Polygamer #85: Shannon Symonds of The Strong Museum of Play

January 9th, 2019


Shannon Symonds is a curator at the Strong Museum of Play, home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG).

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Polygamer #84: Meagan Marie, author of “Women in Gaming”

December 5th, 2018


A podcast interview with Meagan Marie of Crystal Dynamics, author of Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play, a book of profiles and interviews.

Polygamer #83: Bahiyya Khan of after HOURS

November 14th, 2018


A podcast interview with Bahiyya Khan, the developer of after HOURS, a full-motion video (FMV) game about sexual assault & borderline personality …

Polygamer #82: Geek Remix’s Stacy & Mari

October 17th, 2018


A podcast interview with Stacy and Mari of YouTube channel GeekRemix, in which the two women Let's Play and analyze mainstream and indie video games.

Polygamer #81: Cynthia Lowen, director of NETIZENS

September 26th, 2018


A podcast interview with Cynthia Lowen, the director and producer of Netizens, a documentary that exposes the proliferation of gendered, online …

Polygamer #80: Angela O’Hara of Big Viking Games

August 15th, 2018


Angela O'Hara is the senior artist at Big Viking Games in London, Ontario. In this podcast interview, we talk vector art, Sailor Moon, and Flash …

Polygamer #79: Abbey Perl of the Diverse Gaming Coalition

July 11th, 2018


Abbey Perl is the founder of the Diverse Gaming Coalition, a non-profit charged with ending bullying in gaming and other media -- and having fun …

Polygamer #78: Katie Kaitchuck of GaymerX

June 13th, 2018


Katie Kaitchuck is the executive director of GaymerX, an LGBT video game convention. In this podcast interview, we talk about Pride Month and queer …

Polygamer #77: Dr. NerdLove on gaming & dating

May 9th, 2018


A podcast interview with Harris O'Malley, aka Dr. NerdLove, about online dating, video gaming, being a geek, and healthy relationships.

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Polygamer #76: Gaming Patreon at PAX East 2018

April 11th, 2018


A panel of Tanya C. DePass, Lon Seidman, and Ian Danskin about crowdfunding their YouTube channels, Twitch streams, and 501c3 non-profits.

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Polygamer #75: Matt Baume of Queens of Adventure

March 21st, 2018


A podcast interview with Matt Baume, dungeon master of Queens of Adventure, a Kickstarter-funded podcast based on Dungeons & Drag Queens.

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Polygamer #74: Joseph Bein of Out of Sight Games

January 17th, 2018


Joseph Bein of Out of Sight Games talks about the Kickstarter-funded audio-only game A Hero's Call, development tools for blind gamers & visual …

Polygamer #73: Wally S on nonbinary characters

December 13th, 2017


A podcast interview with Wally S, a Twine game developer and author who recently gave a GaymerX East talk on nonbinary character representation in …

Polygamer #72: Nicole Hunter of Black Gamers Revolution

November 8th, 2017


Nicole Hunter is a freelance writer for and a moderator for Black Gamers Revolution, an intersectional safe space for Black …

Polygamer #71: Susan Arendt of Genii Online

October 11th, 2017


Susan Arendt is the editor of Genii Online, a website dedicated to magic and deception for magicians, as well as co-host of the Continue gaming …

Polygamer #70: Kellian Adams Pletcher of Green Door Labs

September 13th, 2017


A podcast interview with Kellian Adams Fletcher, mastermind behind Green Door Labs, which builds mobile and transmedia games for museums and …

Polygamer #69: Tanya C. DePass of Fresh Out of Tokens

August 9th, 2017


Tanya DePass is the founder of I Need Diverse Games and former host of diversity audio podcast Fresh Out of Tokens, which we discuss in this …

Polygamer #68: Katie Hallahan of Phoenix Online Studios

July 12th, 2017


An audio podcast interview Katie Hallahan, whose studio created the King's Quest fan game The Silver Lining. She also covers The Walking Dead for …

Polygamer #67: Freelance writer Sarah LeBoeuf

June 28th, 2017


Sarah LeBoeuf reports from E3 about the Nintendo Switch and how the AFK Room by Take This made the event that much more tolerable. Also: Breath of …

Side Quest #2: Wonder Woman with Sabriel Mastin

June 7th, 2017


Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine is a successful film for DC, director Patty Jenkins, and feminists everywhere. Sabriel Mastin and I …

Polygamer #66: Charles Babbage Institute on historical diversity & representation

May 24th, 2017


The Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota is an archive and research center dedicated to preserving the history of information …

Polygamer #65: MIT’s Prof. Kishonna Gray on justice studies

May 10th, 2017


Prof. Kishonna Gray teaches in MIT's Comparative Media Studies/Writing, coming from Eastern Kentucky University, where she founded the Critical …

Polygamer #64: Dr. Noah J. Springer on reddit & GamerGate

April 26th, 2017


Dr. Noah J. Springer wrote his Ph.D. dissertation about how the online communities of reddit empowered GamerGate through the Kotaku In Action (KIA) …

Polygamer #63: +1 to Journalism at PAX East 2017

April 12th, 2017


Ken Gagne, Susan Arendt, Alexander Sliwinski & Jonathan Holmes give advice for being a better writer in the video games industry in this PAX East …

Polygamer #62: Sabriel Mastin of Overwatch & Overbuff

March 15th, 2017


A podcast interview with Sabriel Mastin, head of social media and support for Overbuff, a stats-tracking company for Blizzard's first-person shooter, …

Polygamer #61: Jonathan Holmes of Destructoid

March 1st, 2017


A podcast interview with Jonathan Holmes of Destructoid, Nintendo Force, and A Profound Waste of Time about voice acting, journalism, and PewDiePie.

Polygamer #60: Speedrunner Kungfufruitcup

February 15th, 2017


A podcast interview with Kungfufruitcup, a Twitch streamer and speedrunner who recently attended the Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) marathon.

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Polygamer #59: Video game culture photographer EMiSpicer

January 25th, 2017


EMiSpicer is a video game culture photographer who travels the world capturing gaming events and moments. From GaymerX in New York and California to …

Polygamer #58: Matt Baume of Playing With Pride

January 11th, 2017


An interview with Matt Baume of the book Defining Marriage and podcast Sewers of Paris about his and James Morris' video project, Playing With Pride.

Polygamer #57: Natalie Juhasz of ReVenture Games

December 14th, 2016


A podcast interview with Natalie Juhasz of ReVenture Games about point-and-click adventure games and crowdfunding Lorna Bains on Indiegogo.

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Polygamer #56: Live at GaymerX East

November 23rd, 2016


Podcast alumni Ken Gagne, Matt Conn, Khadeja Merenkov, and Francesca Carletto-Leon reunite to share their inspiration for pursuing diversity in …

Polygamer #55: Twitch streamer SeriouslyClara

November 9th, 2016


A podcast interview with SeriouslyClara, a Twitch content creator and livestreamer of indie games who promotes mental health awareness and body …

Polygamer #54: Amy Allison of WIGI on Girl Scout patches

October 26th, 2016


A podcast interview with Amy Allison of Women in Games International about the Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles' new video game patch.

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Polygamer #53: Ian Danskin of Innuendo Studios

October 12th, 2016


Ian Danskin is a freelance animator, writer, video editor, and visual essayist. His YouTube channel, Innuendo Studios, hosts a dozen videos analyzing …

Polygamer #52: Assassin’s Creed voice actor Tristan D. Lalla

September 28th, 2016


A podcast interview with Tristan D. Lalla, the voice actor of Adéwale in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed, about speech disorders, motion capture, and …

Polygamer #51: Ben Chicka of TheoNerd

September 14th, 2016


An interview with theologian Ben Chicka of the TheoNerd podcast about theology, philosophy, and empathy in video games.

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Polygamer #50: Chris Klimas of the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation

August 24th, 2016


A podcast interview with Chris Klimas, creator of Twine and co-founder of the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, about IF, text adventures, …

Polygamer #49: Serenity Caldwell of iMore on Pokémon GO

August 10th, 2016


A podcast interview with Serenity Caldwell of iMore on Pokémon GO, Twitter, telecommuting, Macworld, and roller derby.

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Side Quest #1: Star Trek Beyond with Sabriel Mastin

August 3rd, 2016


Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin review the movie Star Trek Beyond (2016), from Krall as a villain to the references to Enterprise.

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Polygamer #48: Gillian Smith on procedural generation

July 27th, 2016


In this audio podcast interview, Professor Gillian Smith of Northeastern University discusses diversity in procedurally generated content in video …

Polygamer #47: Mike Robles on fighting & board games

July 13th, 2016


Mike Robles of Take This, formerly of Microsoft, Lone Shark Games & Wizards of the Coast, discusses interviewing Stan Lee, the EVO fighting …

Polygamer #46: Tatjana Vejnovic of The Koalition

June 22nd, 2016


A podcast interview with Tatjana Vejnovic, editor at The Koalition, about writing in the games industry, working at GameStop & living with social …

Polygamer #45: You’re a Games Journalist! Now What?

June 8th, 2016


"You're a Games Journalist! Now What?", a panel by Ken Gagne at PAX East 2016 and featuring Susan Arendt, Samit Sarkar, Alexa Ray Corriea, and Holly …

Polygamer #44: Stephen Duetzmann of Engaged Family Gaming

May 25th, 2016


An audio podcast interview with Stephen Duetzmann, editor-in-chief of website Engaged Family Gaming, about gaming, children, families, and parenting.

Polygamer #43: Engagement Lab at Emerson College

May 11th, 2016


A podcast with Jordan Pailthorpe and Johnny Richardson about promoting civic engagement through the Engagement Lab at Emerson College in Boston, …

Polygamer #42: Tifa Robles of the Lady Planeswalker Society

April 27th, 2016


Tifa Robles is the founder of the Lady Planeswalkers Society, which aims to create welcoming, friendly environments for women to learn Magic: The …

Polygamer #41: Adelle Lin of the Code Liberation Foundation

April 13th, 2016


Adelle Lin joins the Polygamer podcast to discuss the Code Liberation Foundation, which offers free game programming workshops to women in New York …

Polygamer #40: Chachi Bobinks of The Dialogue Wheel

March 23rd, 2016


Chachi Bobinks, co-host of BioWare fan podcast The Dialogue Wheel, discuss Mass Effect, Dragon Age, feminism, GamerGate, and volunteering as a PAX …

Polygamer #39: Mark Saville of SpecialEffect

February 10th, 2016


This week's podcast features Mark Saville of SpecialEffect, a UK-based organization that makes video games accessible to people with physical …

Polygamer #38: Ashe Dryden of AlterConf

January 27th, 2016


In this podcast, Ashe Dryden discusses AlterConf, a traveling conference series of marginalized voices from the tech and gaming industries.

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Polygamer #37: Game designer Carolyn VanEseltine

January 13th, 2016


In this podcast interview, game designer and developer Carolyn VanEseltine shares her experience in the Global Game Jam.

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Polygamer #36: Gay erotica artist Steven H. Garcia

December 23rd, 2015


Steven H. Garcia is an artist of gay erotica pinups based on male characters from geek culture. We met at GaymerX, leading to this podcast interview.

Polygamer #35: Susan Arendt of Take This

December 9th, 2015


In this podcast, Take This co-founder Susan Arendt discusses mental health in Tomb Raider and Life Is Strange and the upcoming holiday Twitch stream.

Polygamer #34: Violinist Taylor Davis

November 25th, 2015


Taylor Davis speaks to the Polygamer podcast about her music video covers of video game theme songs, her recent American tour, and YouTube …

Polygamer #33: Francesca Carletto-Leon on Diversity in Gaming at WPI

November 11th, 2015


Francesca Carletto-Leon is the founder of the Diversity in Gaming student group at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts.

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Polygamer #32: Matt Conn of Read Only Memories

October 28th, 2015


Matt Conn of MidBoss discusses Read Only Memories, the point-and-click adventure game featuring a diverse cast of characters and marginalized voices.

Polygamer #31: Holly Green on Gameranx, Fry Scores & OCD

October 16th, 2015


Holly Green discusses being the managing editor of Gameranx, the author of the video game cookbook Fry Scores, and a gamer with OCD.

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Polygamer #30: GeekGirlCon’s Alyssa Jones & Danielle Gahl

September 30th, 2015


GeekGirlCon 2015 is happening October 10-11 in Seattle! Manager of Gaming Alyssa Jones & PR Manager Danielle Gahl give the Polygamer podcast the …

Polygamer #29: Kara Stone on sex, mental health & ableism

September 9th, 2015


Kara Stone, independent game developer of Sext Adventure, Medication Meditation, and more, discusses mental health portrayals in video games and more.

Polygamer #28: Benjamin Williams of the PAX Diversity Lounge

August 26th, 2015


In this podcast interview, Benjamin Williams, co-founder of Queer Geek, discusses diversity playgroups, the PAX Diversity Lounge, and white knighting.

Polygamer #27: Cosplayer Emma Bell

August 12th, 2015


Cosplayer Emma Bell talks about not being limited by gender when cosplaying,and what prompted the need for the instruction that "cosplay is not …

Polygamer #26: Christian Donlan of Eurogamer on multiple sclerosis

July 22nd, 2015


In this podcast, Christian Donlan of shares how XCOM & Spelunky taught him how to cope with his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Polygamer #25: Lilian Chen (Milktea) on Smash Bros. & sexism

July 8th, 2015


Lilian Chen (Milktea) is a semi-retired Super Smash Bros. e-sports gamer whose TED-Ed talk focused on sexism and misogyny in the competitive gaming …

Polygamer #24: Happy Father’s Day, Edward F. Gagne

June 24th, 2015


Edward F. Gagne reflects on 70 years of entertainment technology and, as a parent, how he raised a generation of geeks.

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Polygamer #23: GTFO director Shannon Sun-Higginson

June 10th, 2015


Ken Gagne & Monica Castillo interview Shannon Sun-Higginson, director of GTFO, a new documentary about women in gaming.

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Polygamer #22: Philip Jones, director of Gaming In Color

May 27th, 2015


Philip Jones, director of Gaming In Color, a documentary about the LGBTQ community in gaming, discusses the film's production, distribution, and …

Polygamer #21: Sabriel Mastin, indie game reviewer & Let’s Player

May 13th, 2015


Fargo native Sabriel Mastin is a prolific games reviewer for sites such as Indie Haven & Indie Gamer Chick, as well as being a Let's Player and …

Polygamer #20: Sarah Como of Zephyr Workshop

April 22nd, 2015


Zephyr Workshop COO Sarah Como talks about breaking out of college and into the game business, bringing board games & digital games to PAX and …

Polygamer #19: Elisa Meléndez on avatars, FragDolls, racial diversity & rock bands

April 8th, 2015


Sociology Ph.D candidate Elisa Meléndez discusses racial diversity, virtual avatars, the FragDolls, GamerGate, gaming within a relationship, and much …

Polygamer #18: Charles Battersby on atheism & religion in games

March 25th, 2015


Charles Battersby discusses his successful PAX East panel, "The End Boss Doesn't Exist: Atheism in Video Games", and how religion is represented in …

Polygamer #17: Jandy Hardesty on films, criticism & parenting

March 11th, 2015


Jandy Hardesty of Row Three, The Frame, and Not At Odds discusses how to juggle being a film critic, blogger, podcaster, gamer, reader, producer, and …

Polygamer #16: Fiona Cherbak on hiring and retaining women, GDC & BostonFIG

February 25th, 2015


Fiona Cherbak discusses her upcoming GDC panel on hiring and retaining women in gaming and co-founding the Boston Festival of Indie Games, or …

Polygamer #15: Zoë Quinn & Alex Lifschitz of Crash Override

February 11th, 2015


Zoe Quinn & Alex Lifschitz discuss why they founded an online anti-harassment task force and why gaming culture allowed GamerGate to happen.

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Polygamer #14: Parenting & game development

January 28th, 2015


Avida Michaud, Chris Hart, Amanda Warner, Caleb Garner, and Scott Macmillan discuss juggling the dual roles of game developer and parent at WIG …

Polygamer #13: Lorien Green of pinball documentary Shoot Again

January 14th, 2015


Lorien Green discusses making the gaming documentaries Going Cardboard and Shoot Again while being a gamer, parent, and introvert.

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Polygamer #12: An outside perspective

December 24th, 2014


I found four gamers who had never heard of GamerGate. After introducing them to the concept, I recorded their reactions.

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Polygamer #11: Ryan Green & Josh Larson of That Dragon, Cancer

December 10th, 2014


Ryan Green & Josh Larson discuss That Dragon, Cancer, an game that represents caring for Ryan's son Joel, who was diagnosed with cancer at 1 year …

Polygamer #10: PushingUpRoses (aka Sarah Wilson)

November 26th, 2014


PushingUpRoses (Sarah Wilson) talks with Khadeja Merenkov about being a YouTube personality, video producer, Let's Player, and body modification …

Polygamer #09: Duane de Four on masculinity in games

November 12th, 2014


Duane de Four of discusses depictions of men in gaming, toxic masculinity, and what men can do to make game culture more inclusive for …

Polygamer #08: Chris Barney on games for social justice

October 22nd, 2014


Chris Barney, game developer and sociologist, examines video games as a tool of social capital and change and how they can reinforce or influence …

Polygamer #07: Susan Arendt & Russ Pitts of Take This

October 8th, 2014


An interview with Susan Arendt and Russ Pitts of Take This, a non-profit that promotes awareness of mental health issues and resources in the gaming …

Polygamer #06: The F-Word panel at PAX Prime 2014

September 24th, 2014


Alexa Ray Corriea, Brianna Wu, Tifa Robles, Susan Arendt, and Andrea Rene discuss feminism in this PAX Prime 2014 panel.

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Polygamer #05: Khadeja Merenkov on Cultural Gatekeepers & White Privilege

September 10th, 2014


Voice actor and ethnographer Khadeja Merenkov speaks about the need to represent culture accurately in gaming and use white privilege responsibly.

Polygamer #04: Sheri Graner Ray on Gender-Inclusive Game Design

August 27th, 2014


Sheri Graner Ray, author of Gender Inclusive Game Design: Expanding the Market, discusses how games and the industry can and have evolved to include …

Polygamer #03: Shawn Allen of NuChallenger

August 13th, 2014


Shawn Allen of NuChallenger is developing Treachery in Beatdown City, featuring a diverse cast of characters; could that impact the game's commercial …

Polygamer #02: Keisha Howard of the Sugar Gamers

July 23rd, 2014


Keisha Howard is the founder of Chicago's Sugar Gamers, a female-oriented gaming group that encourages young women to enter the hobby and industry.

Polygamer #01: Matt Conn of GaymerX

July 9th, 2014


Why does gaming need a separate convention for the LGBTQ community? Matt Conn, founder GaymerX, addresses these issues in the premiere episode of …

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Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

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Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
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Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
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Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
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Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens