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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.
 
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Studying health policy during a pandemic presents many unique challenges. This week Steve talks with PhD student Jason Semprini about his experiences and how covid19 and disparities in access and care are changing the future of health policy.Have an idea for a show? Questions or comments for our hosts? Send email to cph-gradambassador@uiowa.edu…
 
Yes, it's true. We're talking about presidents this week on Splitscreen. (How topical!) First, Fahey stumps Ash and Nathan on a presidential quiz (that spans both video game and real-life presidents). Spoiler alert: we know nothing about presidents. Then, we talk about the best and worst video game presidents. And finally, we wrap with a discussion…
 
Jason, Maddy, and Kirk open up the listener mailbag and answer some of YOUR questions about all sorts of things. What does it mean when an E3 demo is fake? What's our video game comfort food? And why do video game sequels always make you lose all your powers? One More Thing: Kirk: Gloomhaven Maddy: Dark Souls Jason: NFL playoff update Links: Jason …
 
In this episode, Oge and Steve talk to Cathy Ferree, CEO of the Indiana State Museum. Cathy led the development of a museum exhibit entitled, "FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis," with the aim of breaking stigmas surrounding opioid use disorder. They discuss the concept and the science behind the exhibit and the community partnership…
 
This week we dive into the weird world of video game twists, and spoiler alert: there WILL be spoilers. First Ash leads us in a discussion on the controversy of spoilers in the gaming world. Then, Nathan takes us through a speed run on the history of the MGS2 twist. And finally, Fahey quizzes us on the most memorable video game twists via bullet po…
 
In the wake of Cyberpunk 2077, a game with a rocky launch that will now try to find redemption, Jason, Maddy, and Kirk take a look at some other video game redemption stories. They talk about No Man's Sky, Destiny, Final Fantasy XIV, and other games that got better over time. What does a successful turnaround look like? And what are the ethical que…
 
This week, Alex and Steve talk about the issues surrounding reproductive justice with attorney, advocate, and University of Iowa alumna, Stephanie Kraft Sheley. They touch on the maternal mortality crisis, reproductive rights, and abortion.A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3bi2x4YHave an idea for a show? Questions or comme…
 
It's time: Kirk, Jason, and Maddy convene to go over their 2020 predictions and determine who got the most right. Who won, and which game will Triple Click play in 2021? You'll have to listen to find out! Plus: big predictions for video games in 2021! One More Thing: Kirk: Wonder Woman 1984 Maddy: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Jason: Never Split The…
 
For our first episode of the new and rebooted Splitscreen we’re discussing...wait for it...reboots! Join us as we chat about the difference between a reboot and a remaster, argue about which of our favorite reboots is the best, and Nathan holds us all hostage as he obsesses over the 2012 remake of the Atari hit SpyHunter.…
 
2020 is over!!! Thank goodness! It's time for Kirk, Jason, and Maddy to go over the best games of 2020. Each host shares their top-ten list, which includes some choices you might guess... and some that might surprise you! Plus: Jason and Kirk have finally finished the game they were obliged to play... Kirby Planet Robobot. One More Thing: Kirk: Spe…
 
In our final episode of 2020, Steve talks with CPH alumna Kate Florek, director of The Landing in Wausau, Wisconsin. She talks about her unique path through the public health landscape and the issues surrounding health policy, taking care of America's older adults, and keeping them healthy, active, and engaged in their communities.If you'd like to …
 
Happy Holidays, Splitscreeners! This week, to be somewhat on theme with the time of year, we're talking all things ice levels. First Fahey kicks us off by talking about the (supposed) very first ice level to show up in a video game, then we discuss our very favorite and our most-hated ice levels in video games. Finally, we wrap up with an interview…
 
Press Podcast Podcast Episode 177 Timestamps Pre-Show 00:00Intros 5:29PSP's Completed Games Of 2020 List 10:39Superchat Break #1 19:57Cyberpunk 2077 Release Fiasco & Impressions 22:43Cyberpunk 2077 Breaking Records 38:18CDPR Lied About Last-Gen Versions & Terrible Performance 38:52GOG Delisted Devotion From The Store After Promising It Would Be The…
 
This week, Emma and Steve talk to Owen Parker, Program Manager for the Office of Medical Cannabidiol at the Iowa Department of Public Health. Owen is also a 2015 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Public Health where he earned his MPH in occupational and environmental health. They discuss the issues surrounding medical cannabinoid use in…
 
This week we're talking about the disaster that is video game award shows. To kick things off, Nathan runs us through the brief (and odd) history of video game award shows. Then, despite ourselves, we present the very first Splitscreen Awards. And finally, we finish with a crosstalk segment in which we continue to dive into why video game awards ar…
 
Is Cyberpunk 2077 the biggest game of the year? Or just the most broken? This week, the gang dives into CD Projekt Red's hotly anticipated new RPG: the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly. Jason, Maddy, and Kirk talk about their impressions on the game and their thoughts on all the many, many, many controversies surrounding it. One More Thing: K…
 
Yes, we caved. There's no way we couldn't talk about Cyberpunk 2077 this week, and who better to talk with us about it than Kotaku's editor-at-large Riley MacLeod? First, we jump straight to the junk of Cyberpunk's character creator with a segment called That's a Good-Looking Penis. Then, Nathan and Riley answer Fahey and Ash's questions about the …
 
This 2nd episode of our global public health series focuses on mental health. Alexis and Steve talk to Rafael Munoz CEO of Human Reinvention based in Ecuador. He shares his thoughts on mental health and trauma as public health issues as well as how the pandemic is impacting the mental health of individuals.A transcript of this episode is available …
 
Maddy, Kirk, and Jason open up the mailbag to answer some of YOUR questions. Should there be a Game Award for the best studio culture? How do we honestly criticize games while knowing how many blood, sweat, and pixels they take to develop? And just how necessary is Twitter Discourse? One More Thing: Kirk: Warner Bros. / HBO Max Maddy: Hades Jason: …
 
This week we're exploring the nature of hype. Is it actually that helpful? When does it help vs. harm? First, Nathan guides us through video game hype history. Then, Ashley takes us through a new segment called Whyberpunk 2077, in which we talk about about the machinery of hype for games and how it may or may not be effective. Finally, Fahey walks …
 
Press Start Podcast Episode 177 TimestampsPre-Show 00:00Intros 9:05What Is Everyone Playing? 14:34How Many Games Has Everyone Beaten This Year? 27:01 Jay Harvey Played Cyberpunk 2077 Early 30:31Ori & The Will Of The Wisps Underrated Discussion 40:30Back To Cyberpunk Discussion 41:55Superchat Break #1 55:08What's The Biggest Gaming Disappointment Th…
 
PSP Episode 175 Timestamps (Sorry For Being Late With This One!)Pre-Show Talks 00:00Intros 2:06PS5 Final Impressions 6:11Miles Morales Discussions 11:35More PS5 Discussion 17:02Demon Souls Remake Discussions 24:59PS5 Text Censorship 41:44Last PS5 Discussions Segment + Kofi Caught Losing A Bet 45:26Captain Alex Pirating Cyberpunk 2077 49:20The Game …
 
This week, Alexis and Steve welcome Dr. Susan Brumby to the program. Dr. Brumby is the founding director of the National Centre for Farmer Health, an innovative partnership between Western District Health Service and Deakin University Australia. She discusses the issues surrounding the health, safety, and wellbeing of farmers and agricultural worke…
 
What are they, rocket ships? In honor of the recent release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, the gang looks back at the history of video game console launches. Which were the best ones? Which were the worst? And what were Kirk, Maddy, and Jason's personal experiences with console launches? Let's discuss!!! One More Thing: Kirk: Immortals Fenyx Rising …
 
This is an encore featuring one of our most popular episodes from last summer. Steve and Emma talk with Dr. Tala Al-Rousan about her work with refugees and prisoners and the many health challenges facing these populations including mental health trauma.Dr. Al-Rousan is an alumna of the the University of Iowa College of Public Health and is currentl…
 
Many dads enter...the same amount of dads leave feeling a little bit worse about their performance as fathers. In this special Thanksgiving edition of Kotaku's Splitscreen, we enter The Fatherdome! Listen in as we discuss the best found families in video games and what gaming is like within each of our own, real, meatier familial units. And brace y…
 
Maddy, Kirk, and Jason celebrate Thanksgiving in the best way possible: Leftovers. This week, the gang talks about all of the fall video games they haven't had a chance to analyze on previous episodes, including Demon's Souls, NBA 2K21, Yakuza Like A Dragon, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and much, much more. One More Thing: Kirk: Star Wars Squadrons M…
 
We're diving into sequels this week—and what makes something a sequel vs. a remake, remaster, or reboot? First, Ash gets everyone's hot takes on sequels (Assassin's Creed anyone?), then Fahey has us imagine a world in which Pong was the only video game ever made. Finally, Nathan leads us through a conversation on the changing nature of sequels in t…
 
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