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Humans of Gaming 131 | Rachel Kowert, PhD on Stereotypes and Parenting

As one of the first career researchers into the video game culture, Dr. Kowert joins us this week. She began her studies by looking at the perceived stereotypes of gamers at the time the MMO universe exploded. The questions she asked included,  “Did the game create the socially awkward gamer stereotype that lived in the basement or did the new medium tap into something already there?” and “Do online skills translate into offline skills?” Drew and Chris also ask the good doctor to weigh in on the video game violence discussion in addition to her book, “A Parent’s Guide to Video Games.”





Episode Hosts

Drew Dixon
Co-founder | Chief Content Nerd
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.
Chris Gwaltney
Co-founder | Chief Executive Nerd
Chris is the Chief Executive Nerd of LTN and co-host of Humans of Gaming. He loves his wife and games. He lives in Ventura, California with his wife and his games.

Episode Producer

Jonathan Clauson
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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