Monopoly as Serious Game?

In the forty-third episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher Olson and I discuss the history and ideology of the classic board game, Monopoly. In this episode, we present the original intentions behind the board game as being meant to teach socialism — and most definitely not greed. We trace the history of the game…

Pop Culture Lens: Dungeons and Dragons

In the twenty-fourth episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher Olson (Seems Obvious to Me) and I welcome friend of the podcast, psychologist in training, and long-time gamer Steve Discont to discuss the classic table-top role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. In this episode, we each recall our experiences with role-playing games, from Dungeons and…