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Episode 70 – Interview with Jonathan Tweet

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Grandmother Fish
Grandmother Fish

We got another chance to interview Friend of the Hole and rockstar game designer Jonathan Tweet, whose magnificent book Grandmother Fish comes out today in his new deal with Macmillan. We’re going to the launch party at Ada’s Technical Books in Seattle on Saturday 9/10 from 10am-2pm, and you should too.

In the interview, we also got to talk a bit about Clades, a game Tweet is designing to teach evolution to kids and their adult companions. We played a bit of his early design and had a great time. We’ll let you know when he fires up that Kickstarter next month.

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Episode 40 – Interview with Jonathan Tweet

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Grandmother Fish
Grandmother Fish

We spoke with author and game designer Jonathan Tweet about his new book Grandmother Fish, which tells the story of evolution for pre-K kids. We also delved into his storied history as a game designer and got some terrific inside stories from his super-smart daughter Tessa.

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Episode 26 – Today’s Dino News

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If this doesn’t make you want to spend $10.50, consult a physician.

Mary unleashes her feature (and life’s work?) Today’s Dino News in an all-new format this week, thanks in part to the hotly anticipated summer blockbuster Jurassic World featuring nerdstar Chris Pratt. She also schools us on the return of the brontosaurus to scientific canon–this debate goes all the way back to the wonderful, ridiculous Bone Wars of the 19th century. If you think dinosaurs aren’t your thing, Mary will convince you otherwise.

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Episode 20 – Spoiler Alert: You’re the Chosen One

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All this and he wants aiming, too.
All this and he wants aiming, too.

It’s Two-Topic Tuesday! First, Paul somewhat reluctantly shares his initial findings from Dragon Age: Inquisition after only 20 hours of play. Thanks, ridiculous expectations of games journalism! Then Mary dives into the Wiseman and Burch study of teenage gamers that reveals that our tireless efforts to recruit junior social justice warriors is finally showing concrete results. It’s lovely when science tells us something we want to hear and holds up to skepticism.

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