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Kids on Bikes with Doug Levandowski

We are so excited to share with you, a conversation we had with Doug Levandowski. If one of the roles of Rolling for Change is to identify games with the potential for self discovery and confrontation of the unconscious self,

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Born to the Purple

The whole idea behind our Conspiracy of Light podcast is that you have 2 friends getting together to watch Babylon 5 together, and you the listener, get to hear the discussions we have after the episode ends.

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Consent in Gaming with Sean K Reynolds

In this episode, Brian and Woody discuss with Sean K Reynolds the Consent in Gaming document, recently released on Drive Thru RPG. Sean K Reynolds and Shanna Germain wrote this pdf to assist GMs and players alike to develop consensual games.

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Roses Madness

Sometimes fear keeps up trapped keeps us unable to try new things it keeps us stuck in the past and unwilling to change. The Crystal Gem’s fear of Homeworld keeps them battling marbles on a consistent basis always on the defense.

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Frozen 2

#7: In typical Geek Therapy fashion, we react to Frozen 2, and look at its relatable themes and how it addresses difficult emotions. Spoiler alert for all the Frozens! And when in doubt, do the next right thing! Questions? Comments?

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Gassy Hard-drives and Soul Hunters

In this episode, Josue and Woody discuss the Babylon 5 Episode, “Soul Hunter”. Want to know more about gassy hard-drives and the things that make Minbari children quiver in their beds at night? Well, you have come to the right place.

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Disney+ Is Here! (But Not For Everyone)

#6: Disney+ is finally here! But this episode is actually about the psychological pain and negative effects of exclusion. According to researchers, the social pain of exclusion and ostracism can hurt just as much or more than physical injuries.

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Larping with Joie Martin

This time around we are talking with Joie Martin, author of free-form LARPS and founder of Drowning Moon Studios. Join Brian, Joie and Woody for a brief exploration into the world of larping and learn more about Joie’s larps at Drowning Moon.

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COL: Midnight on the Firing Line

This was the episode that made it clear to me that Josue and I were going to generate some good discussions out of the Babylon 5 story. When you join us on these journeys, it’s really not meant to be about a cult of personality. Hopefully,

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Gaming & Friendship

In this episode Brian, Ginger, Suzi and Woody discuss the ways that gaming creates community and friendship. We have discussed this topic a few times in the past, but this time around its probably more personal.

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The Gathering

#2: The Gathering is ultimately episode zero of the saga that is Babylon 5. Josué and Woody discuss the impact and meaning of this episode in this podcast. For those who are joining us on this journey, know that this is a building block and certainly n...

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Welcome to Babylon 5

#1: And so it came to pass that Josué and Woody embarked upon a new adventure to explore the worlds of Babylon 5. Woody would serve as the guide to acolyte Josué and Josué would challenge all of Woody’s preconceived notions about this hallowed story.

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Revelations: Ezio’s Finale

#10: In this final lesson of season 1, we cover the rest of Assassin’s Creed Revelations and reach the end of Ezio’s story, including Assassin’s Creed Embers. Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum.

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Play therapy and therapeutic gaming with Dr. Brian Quinones and Tim Grant

In this episode we discuss the challenges of adapting play therapy and game therapy to the social milieu of evidence based practice. We also discuss games that are easily usable in building a therapeutic gaming practice. In all honesty,

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Revelations: Present Day

#9: In this lesson, we learn more about what the Templars are up to and finally meet subject 16. Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. Join the Geek Therapy Discord server. Find us at codex.geektherapy.

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Maximum Forecast

Why are they not setting their marshmallows on fire??? Steven gets gifted with future vision and sees several outcomes of procrastinating and hanging out with Connie. Steven learns that sometimes when he makes the right choice he will still get exactly...

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Using Music and Comic Books in the Classroom and in Therapy

#7: The Hero Nation team discusses the healing power of music and comic books in the classroom and in therapy and share a few of their favorite resources. Resources for Educators and Mental Health Professionals: https://www.musictherapy.

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Brotherhood: Ezio’s Story

#8: In this lesson, we cover Ezio’s ongoing adventure, as he recruits new assassins to build a new brotherhood. We also cover Ezio’s tragic repressed memories and learn more about Subject 16. Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum.

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Talking with Jack Berkenstock of the Bodhana Group

In this episode we get the opportunity to hear from Jack Berkenstock about his work in the Bodhana group. Together we talk about the therapeutic use of all sorts of games, the state of gaming as a tool for therapeutic growth, and many other areas.

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Steven Universe: The Movie

This is a SPOLIERIFIC episode be prepared. We talk about some of our thoughts with Steven consistently having to clean up his mother’s messes. But there is no deep dive into psychology. Just us showing our love for Steven Universe, the music,

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Brotherhood: Present Day

#7: In this lesson, we cover Desmond’s adventure at Villa Auditore and the Colosseum in Rome. Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. Join the Geek Therapy Discord server. Find us at codex.geektherapy.

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Assassin’s Creed II: Endgame, Pieces of Eden, and Subject 16

#6: In this lesson, we cover Ezio’s adventure in Venice to the end of the game. We also learn about the Ones Who Came Before, the pieces of Eden, and subject 16’s clues. Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum.

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The Running Horror Boys

Pearl finally tells Amethyst she belongs, in a sort of backhanded way. Lars is jealous of Sadie having any friends other than him and when he hears that Sadie is going to a party with Steven and Reynoldo he has to go to,

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Gaming, Identity, and Loss

In 100 years, none of this will matter. At Geek Therapy we are fond of saying media matters, and it does, but it is perhaps a temporary state of being that finds meaning in those things we consume. We self identify often with what we own.

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Assassin’s Creed II: Ezio Auditore da Firenze

#5: In this lesson, we meet Ezio Auditore da Firenze and begin his journey toward becoming a member of the Assassin Brotherhood. On this episode, we cover Ezio’s story until he departs for Venice. Questions? Comments?

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Assassin’s Creed II: Present Day

#4: In this lesson, we look at the present-day events of Assassin’s Creed II and get to know the modern-day assassin’s Rebecca and Shaun. Questions? Comments? Discuss this episode on the GT Forum. Join the Geek Therapy Discord server.

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Disney+ at D23: Too much content!

#5: We learned a lot about Disney+ at this year’s D23 event and it was overwhelming! So many new shows and movies were announced for the service and we go through all of them. From more live-action Disney remakes to more Marvel and Star Wars series,

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The Cost of Making Graphic Video Games

#63: A recent Kotaku article about a game developer who was diagnosed with PTSD after working on Mortal Kombat 11 inspired this conversation about the potential secondary and vicarious trauma that can occur from prolonged exposure to graphic content.

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Assassin’s Creed: Altaïr’s World

#3: On this episode, we take a look at the original Assassin’s Creed’s historical setting and its characters. We meet Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad, Al Mualim, Richard the Lionheart, and more and recap the story set in Masyaf in the year 1191. Questions?

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Comic-Con Chameleon

Welcome to the eighth and final episode of the first season of Queer Comics Podcast! Today Lauren Keller and Jessica Vazquez talk about Comic-Con and discuss the queerest news that was announced at the convention.

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The Building Blocks of Assassin’s Creed

#2: We dive into the building blocks of the Assassin’s Creed universe. What is the animus? Who are the Assassins and the Templars? Who is Desmond Miles and what makes him special? We take a look at the original Assassin’s Creed and everything you need ...

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Reflections of Dicetower 2019

In this episode, Ginger, Brian, Suzi and Woody share their experience of Dicetower Con 2019. We discuss our favorite experiences, games played, and moments that rolled for change.

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Why is THAT your favorite game series?

#62: We have favorite games and series but what makes that your favorite game series? We are joined by special guest Marc Cuiriz, host of the new Assassin’s Creed podcast The Codex to talk about what makes our favorite game series our favorite.

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Orientation

#1: Welcome to The Codex! We are fans of Assassin’s Creed and this is our dive deep into its lore. We discuss the incredible world-building and story-telling of one of our favorite franchises. Welcome to orientation! Questions? Comments?

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Future Test

What happens when you have the ability to see into the future? Does it help or do all the infinite possibilities hinder you from living your life?Garnet learns that even though she wants Steven to learn all about her she still has to be careful on the ...

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The Lion King Is Still the Best

#4: The Lion King live-action remake isn’t actually live-action but it’s here and we loved it. We compare the movies and the Broadway musical, look at what makes us love this story so much, and discuss some of its themes in depth.

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