This week's guest is Dr. Anthony Bean (The Video Game Doc). He talks about how he's evolved his passion for video games into his clinical psychology practice. You'll also hear his thoughts on what might constitute a "gaming addiction" vs. a passion, as well as other misconceptions about video games.
Bean Psychological Services
Experts Questions WHO's "Gaming Addiction" Claims
Book - Work with Video Gamers & Games in Therapy
Despite an autism and Asperger's Syndrome diagnosis, as well as attempts to hold him back in school, Andy Behbakht blazed a path of academic successes and creative endeavors. Find out how his journey through fandom helped him launch a successful podcast and a podcast network.
The Flash Podcast
With 75,000 action figures and over 120,000 comics, author and content creator Mark Bellomo knows a thing or two about toys and collecting. In today's episode, Mark talks about how a early passion and a unique opportunity led to having an extensive career in geek culture.
Scott talks with Jim Mello and Alex Ray about their fan made Star Wars comic series - A Star Wars Comic. Find out about the challenges and rewards that came with producing their own stories from a galaxy far, far away..
Emily discovered her love of Harry Potter, Star Wars and video games at an early age. In this week's episode of Geek Culture Spotlight, you'll hear how her fandom (especially Harry Potter) helped her cope with bullying, personality disorder and depression. You'll also find out how her passion for geek culture evolved into new opportunities in life and work.
This week on Geek Culture Spotlight, Scott talks with the dynamic geek author father/son duo, Dr. Travis Langley and Alex Langley. In their first interview together, they'll talk about their shared experiences of being geek authors and all of the challenges and rewards that come with it.
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The For The Win Project is an organization that gives kids who are going through challenging times a chance to be heroes. Jesse Wilson and Jaimie Trueblood are both in the Hollywood film industry, and they use their skills to create movie-themed experiences. Scott talks with them about how it all started, who they've helped and what's in store for the future.
About the Show
Geek Culture Spotlight will feature interviews with people who've made geekdom part of their careers or daily lives. You'll also hear stories from everyday people who talk about the impact of geek culture in their lives. Hosted by Scott Murray.