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A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

May 4, 2021

Episode 44 features Ethan Gilsdorf, journalist, teacher, essayist, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks. We discuss his book, how gaming is important to who we are, being creatives, finding your place, and so much more.

During the episode we cover:

  • Generational Geekdom
  • Gaming Apprenticeship
  • Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks
  • Dungeon Master or Player
  • Theatre of the Mind
  • When it all clicks
  • Grognard
  • Digital Infringement on Pen and Paper
  • Being a Creative
  • Teaching
  • Inclusion
  • Escapism
  • And much more...

Mentioned and Helpful Links from This Episode

Watch Ethan's TEDx Talk "Why Dungeons and Dragons is Good for You (In Real Life).

Get a copy of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks by Ethan Gilsdorf at your favorite books store or at IndieBound or Amazon.

Read my review of Ethan's book.





Other Links

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Even in LEGO form, the ISS is an engineering marvel

Amy Shira Teitel delivers the Easily Digestible History of Spaceflight before NASA


You can also hear more Palmer in the meantime on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier and as mentioned on this show as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette.

Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions.

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