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Humans of Gaming 2 | Michael Abbott of Brainy Gamer on Buddhist meditation and the Destiny beta


About This Episode

The Humans of Gaming podcast is dedicated to having open and honest conversations about games, life, and belief, and is hosted by our Chief Content Nerd, Drew Dixon, and co-host Richard Clark. Every week we invite a special guest to talk with us about life, games, and belief. This week we’re joined by Michael Abbott, the man responsible for Brainy Gamer, one of the original blogs dedicated to thoughtful game criticism. Michael talks with us about how his Buddhist meditation practices relate to videogames, whether Vlambeer’s Nuclear Throne conveys peace or anger, and how Earthbound conveys genuine, heartbreaking childhood.

Original Air Date – July 25, 2014





Episode Hosts

Drew Dixon
Drew is the Chief Content Nerd for Love Thy Nerd and the co-host of Humans of Gaming. He is also the editor of Explore the Bible: Students and co-hosts the weekly CaPC Digest podcast for Christ and Pop Culture. Drew has written for Paste Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, and Think Christian. He lives in the Nashville, TN area with his wife and their three children.
Richard Clark
Christianity Today's Branded Content and Partnerships Manger and Freelance Podcast Producer. He is co-founder of Christ and Pop Culture. He also hosts the "No Chill Enneagram" podcast. He resides in the Chicago suburbs often playing video games and being the father of 2 kids and husband of Jennifer.

Episode Producer

Jonathan Clauson
Chief Audio Nerd
Starting with Clear Channel Radio in the '90s, Jonathan has worked in audio and marketing for 20 years. Credits include stints at EA Tiburon, Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, and freelancing as voice talent for audiobooks and podcast production services.

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