Ego Check with The Id DM

Ego Check with The Id DM is an interview podcast series hosted by a licensed psychologist, Michael Mallen, Ph.D. The podcast delves into a variety of game types (e.g., tabletop roleplaying games, boardgames, videogames) from a psychological perspective. Dr. Mallen has been interviewing members of the gaming community for articles on his blog, The Id DM, since 2011 and is now posting these interviews for others to enjoy.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h1m. Bisher sind 56 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast


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