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Video games: They’re serious business! Except when they’re not serious at all. Each week on Triple Click, video game experts Kirk Hamilton, Maddy Myers, and Jason Schreier journey into the fascinating world of games. They’ll explore hot topics in video game news and culture, answer burning listener questions, debate the pros and cons of the biggest new games, and replay old classics together.
 
Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may n ...
 
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After a short hiatus the gang is back and ready to dive deep into Microsoft's plan to buy Activision Blizzard. This week we're going through the Game Awards nominations....and more or less tearing them apart. We discuss how the deal came together, the future of Call of Duty exclusivity, and what it means for consolidation and unionization in the ga…
 
Will the metaverse of Ready Player One ever exist in our world? Has a bad ending ever ruined a video game? And just how does one get into Monster Hunter? This week, Jason, Kirk, and Maddy open up the listener mailbag and answer some of YOUR questions on all sorts of things. (Note: We recorded this episode BEFORE Tuesday's bombshell news that Micros…
 
Our abusive, for-profit healthcare system has left Americans swimming in harmful medical debt. On this week’s episode, Adam meets someone who’s doing something about it: Allison Sesso, executive director of RIP Medical Debt, a non-profit which uses donations to buy and abolish medical debt for good. Check them out at ripmedicaldebt.org.…
 
In the final episode of the first season Raphael Colantonio and Peter Salnikov wrap it up with a warm & friendly eye-to-eye conversation. Season one achievements and flaws; plans for season two. How this podcast came to life? We’re answering one of the most popular questions. Weird West postponed to March ’22 – why, what does the team do now, and w…
 
Рафаэль Колантонио и Петр Сальников завершают первый сезон подкаста The House of The Dev душевным разговором на двоих. Итоги первого сезона: что удалось, что нет, и почему. Планы на второй сезон. С чего начался этот подкаст? Отвечаем на один из самых популярных вопросов слушателей. Weird West перенесли на март — зачем, чем занята команда прямо сейч…
 
The year's only started but it's already full of GAMING NEWS! Join Jason, Maddy, and Kirk for a breakdown of this year's biggest headlines: Take-Two buying Zynga, E3 essentially dying, and the trials and tribulations of BioShock director Ken Levine. Plus: a cool new mystery show and the return of Jason's NFL stories! One More Thing: Kirk: Only Murd…
 
A deeply embedded idea in our culture is the sexist notion that men are the “default” human, and women the unknowable “other". Nowhere is this more visible than in the history of medicine, with disastrous consequences for women’s’ health. On the show this week to discuss her new book is Elinor Cleghorn, author of Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth…
 
It's time! Kirk, Jason, and Maddy revisit their predictions for 2021, determine who won the big bet (and what game they'll all play this year), and then lay down some predictions for 2022. One More Thing: Kirk: The Frustration of Wanting to Play Cyberpunk 2077 Maddy: Wordle Jason: Final Fantasy XIV Links: Support Triple Click: http://maximumfun.org…
 
As we all say farewell (and good riddance) to 2021, it's time to go through the BEST games of the year!!! Kirk, Maddy, and Jason each break down their ten (or more) favorites, from Metroid Dread to The Great Ace Attorney. KIRK'S LIST: Returnal Hitman 3 Deathloop Inscryption Wildermyth Halo Infinite Death’s Door Metroid Dread Psychonauts 2 Monster H…
 
This week on Factually we’re re-releasing one of our favorite episodes. Entomologist and professor Akito Kawahara joins Adam to discuss why insects are disappearing at an alarming rate, how humans must play a critical role in their survival, and how incredible insects truly are. Happy Holidays!By Earwolf & Adam Conover
 
The Triple Click Trio discuss the entirety of the Half-Life story so far. Back in September, Maddy, Jason, and Kirk recorded a spoilercast about the entirety of Half-Life 2. Here in December, they're taking this week off for the holidays, so they decided to drop this bonus episode in the feed. As always, if you'd like to become a Maximum Fun member…
 
Even though the COVID-19 vaccines were born of publicly-funded research, our privatized medical system has left them to for-profit companies like Pfizer to distribute, giving these private companies massive power in a time of great need. On the show this week to dive into the ways Pfizer has used and abuse its power is Financial Times global pharma…
 
It's Halo time! Maddy, Kirk, and Jason dive into Halo Infinite, the new game from Microsoft and 343 Industries. They talk about the story (bleh) and the grappling hook (yesssss) then get into the game's rocky development, the very fun open world, and the truth behind Cortana. Plus: Succession season 3 talk! One More Thing: Kirk: The Matrix Awakens …
 
As humans, we like to believe that we shape the natural world. But in reality, its laws and patterns have deeply structured our own society. To tell the story of how water has shaped humanity, on the show this week is Giulio Boccaletti, author of Water: A Biography. Check it out at http://factuallypod.com/books…
 
Today, the name Gucci, with its iconic double "G" logo, is an internationally renowned luxury fashion label. But what of the Gucci family responsible for its creation? In this week's two part series, we delve into the fashion history of one of the world's most instantly recognizable brands by centering the family responsible for its creation and it…
 
This week we talk with Cooper Hewitt textile curator Susan Brown about the life and legacy of Suzie Zuzek, the artist behind the iconic fabrics of American fashion brand Lilly Pulizter. Zuzek's incredible--and long overlooked--contributions are the subject of the museum's exhibition Suzy Zuzek for Lily Pulitzer: The Prints That Made the Fashion Bra…
 
It's the most trailer-filled time of the year, when Santa Keighley slides down our internet-chimneys to hastily deliver some awards in between ads for upcoming games. Jason, Maddy, and Kirk go over the history of The Game Awards, discuss the controversies surrounding this year's event, and of course, gripe about the games they wish had gotten more …
 
“Orwellian” has become such an overused adjective that we’ve forgotten what George actually believed and cared about. In her new book, Orwell's Roses, Rebecca Solnit argues that George Orwell's love of gardening reveals striking facets of his character and his work. You can check out Orwell’s Roses at factuallypod.com/books.…
 
This week we're going through the Game Awards nominations....and more or less tearing them apart. Listen to hear us go through the award categories and give our two cents about who we think will win, who we think should win, and which games the Game Awards snubbed entirely. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Noti…
 
Where should you look for money to fund your game? How to protect yourself and your studio from tricks, frauds and shenanigans? Raphael Colantonio and Peter Salnikov talk to Alexey Savchenko, managing director of Magnifier One investment company and ex-business development manager for Epic Games. – Do you really need that amount of money that you’r…
 
Где взять деньги на разработку игры? Как защитить себя и студию от выкрутасов потенциального партнера? Плюсы, минусы, подводные камни? Рафаэль Колантонио и Петр Сальников беседуют с Алексеем Савченко, управляющим директором инвестиционной компании Magnifier One, автором книги «Игра как бизнес» и бывшим менеджером по развитию бизнеса Epic Games. — В…
 
We are joined by Damian Jöel, an interdisciplinary artist and fashion storyteller whose fashion story "Songs of the Gullah" is at the heart of the new exhibition History is Rarely Black or White on view at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Ontario, Canada. Further Reading: Damian's work: https://linktr.ee/introxdj History is Rarely Black or White…
 
Come join Maddy, Kirk, and Jason for a battle to the death staged by a foul-mouthed, adorable talking bear. That's right — it's time to talk Danganronpa. What's the deal with this popular series of killing games? Why is it so popular? And what do you have to know ahead of the Switch release this week? One More Thing: Kirk: Arcane Maddy: Last Podcas…
 
It’s impossible to discuss the history of Cuba without talking about the history of America; the stories of the nations are simply too intertwined. To unpack this complex and fascinating history, on the show this week is Professor Ada Ferrer. You can check out her book, Cuba: An American History, at factuallypod.com/books.…
 
Jason Cyrus and Anne-Marie Guérin join us in a discussion about the complex histories quite literally woven into the cotton garments we wear, the subject of the new exhibition History is Rarely Black or White at Ontario's Agnes Etherington Art Centre's exhibition. For more on the exhibit: https://agnes.queensu.ca/exhibition/history-is-rarely-black-…
 
This week the crew is giving thanks...and talking games, of course. First, we kick things off with a discussion about the most recent gaming news (including what's going on at Activision Blizzard), then we give our honest reviews on the PS5 and Xbox Series X and S consoles. And finally, we each share what we're thankful for this year—both in terms …
 
Happy Thanksgiving! If you're celebrating, grab yourself a turkey drumstick and listen to Kirk, Maddy, and Jason talk gaming news. From the ongoing Activision Blizzard crisis to the inexplicable rise of NFTs, it sure has been a weird fall in the video game world. This week, the gang talks about those and other big headlines, like the new consoles a…
 
No periods in history are more fascinating than those moments when the status quo is overthrown and everything changes. This week, podcaster and author Mike Duncan is on the show to discuss why revolutions happen and what unfolds in their aftermath. You can check out his book, Hero Of Two Worlds, at factuallypod.com/books.…
 
My guest this episode is Halo Infinite head of creative and longtime Bungie writer Joseph Staten. In this career-spanning interview, Staten discusses his unique path into the video game industry, the early days of Halo at Bungie, helping create Destiny, and how he's affected Halo Infinite since joining the team in 2020 just prior to the one-year de…
 
This week, in honor of the release of Halo Infinite, we're taking a deep dive into the series as a whole. First, we kick things off with a little In The Headlines discussion, then we talk about the 20th anniversary of Halo, our thoughts on Halo Infinite, and how the game has changed over time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cal…
 
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