Episode 134 – Anne Marie Porter: Gaming & Health Research

This week we catch up with researcher and graduate student, Anne Marie Porter. Anne Marie shares with us her research exploring games and health. Yes, you read that right. HEALTH. Listen to hear some fascinating effects gaming can have on the brain.

Rhonda and I WRaP up our week as the fall TV season takes off. I share some shows I am reluctant to return to this season – are there any on your NOT to watch list?

WATCHING

“Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge”, SyFy, HuluPlus
New Girl“, Season 3 on Netflix
Brooklyn Nine Nine“, Fox
Selfie“, ABC

READING

Chicks Dig Gaming“, Mad Norwegian Press, out November 11
In the Woods“, Tana French
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory“, Caitlin Doughty

PLAYING

Magic: The Gathering

COMING

NC ComicCon, November 15 & 16, Durham, NC
John Wick
that samari movie Keanu Reeves did (“47 Ronin“)
Constantine“, NBC
2 Broke Girls“, CBS

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Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

I will eviscerate you in fiction. Every pimple, every character flaw. I was naked for a day; you will be naked for eternity.

– Chaucer, A Knight’s Tale

Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards mobile and social gaming online, Regina also loves a good round of 7 Wonders, Qwirkle, Small World, or Lords of Waterdeep. Someday, she hopes to actually take part in a D&D campaign so she can officially “roll” a character and role play her as a devious, highly intelligent mischief maker, which would be nothing like she is in real life.

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