General Chat is a podcast about passion. Passion is the feeling that drives fans to devote hours to something. It's what motivates folks to camp for a rare mount spawn, to solve every puzzle, to romance that one extremely difficult-to-romance character. General Chat seeks to explore the passion behind fandom with in-depth interviews every week.
My guest this week is writer, DM, and the host of Queens of Adventure, Matt Baume! We talk about the importance of queer heroes, striving to grow as a DM, and how to balance mechanics and storytelling in a D&D podcast.
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This week I talk to Sarah Zedig of Let's Talk About Stuff and Trans Questioning. We discuss the parallels between werewolves and the queer community, why being paid in exposure is bullshit, and our thoughts on gaining clout vs cancel culture.
Follow Sarah: https://twitter.com/hmsnofun
Follow the show: https://twitter.com/GeneralChatPod
This is a pure Critical Role fandom talk episode! We talk about how he feels about his responsibilities to the community, the surreal experience of meeting online friends in real life, and the origin story of your, my, our Beloved ArseQueef.
This week's guest is Aliandrask. We end up getting into some discussion about depression and isolation so if you are sensitive to those topics please be aware that we talk about them in this episode. We talk, like typical podcasters, about why she started podcasting, about taking a moment to appreciate the amount of thought that goes into game lore, and unlearning self destructive thoughts.
Our guest this week is Chuck (@Charlubby) the creator of adorably relatable comics about mental health issues. Her comics feature pigeons and those trash birds help us figure out the trash thoughts our brain tries to tell us. We talk about her upcoming book Bird Brain, how creating art can help ease the stigma around mental health, and why animal crossing is so appealing to adult audiences.
Her book is available for pre-order here: https://unbound.com/books/bird-brain/
Chuck's Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlubby
General Chat Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeneralChatPod
E-mail General Chat: GeneralChatPodcast@gmail.com
This week's guest is James Ridgers! In this episode we discuss his earliest game memory Roland in Time, interactive storytelling and why it matters, and how he copes with mental illness and how you can take care of your mental health.
Find James on Twitter: @englishguy
Find me on Twitter: @GeneralChatPod
The first episode of 2019 features the marvelous Galactic Jonah! We discuss feeling like your art doesn’t matter, entitled fandom, and the mysteries of the universe as seen through Jonah’s D&D experience.
Jonah's Twitter: @GalacticJonah
This week’s episode features Rho from Realm Maintenance! We throw it all the way back with zork and the commodore 64, talk D&D and his actual play podcast, and after that things get deep. Rho opened up about some big losses in his life. He was vulnerable and open about topics that were personal, and I cannot thank him enough for talking to me about those experiences and how they shaped him.
Today's episode is a thanksgiving treat! The guest is Frazley from the Frazelcast, a wonderful and wacky blizzard fan podcast. We talk about growing up in a family full of nerds. We discuss the importance of community and lifting one another up to be better than we could be as individuals. We talk about embracing yourself and learning to create content that is truly yours while also learning how to avoid burnout. We got deep, it was wonderful. Enjoy this episode with guest Frazel!
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This week's guest is Jason Lucas, co-host of The Starting Zone podcast! We talk about impostor syndrome, cover a brief history of WoW, and discuss which fighting game reigns supreme.
Jason's Twitter: http://bit.ly/2EhguBd
The Starting Zone: http://bit.ly/2RIXb6p
Jason's Twitch: http://bit.ly/2OROAjk
This week's guest is Kazplay, cosplay master and co-host of The Worgen's Howl. We discuss winning the Blizzard costume contest, staying true to yourself, and what it means to get into character when your character is a wild beast.
The Worgen's Howl: http://bit.ly/2Im0fRZ
This week's guest is Brightwing and her human counterpart Royalite! We talk about OpenRaid, what we love about HotS, and why small esports communities matter.
This week's guest is Anthony aka Perfect Nomad of the Freezing Nomad podcast! We talk about about our fathers and how our relationships impacted our views on video games and nerd culture. We also talk about the Medieval Times Blizzard nights, Overwatch League, and A/S/L
Perfect Nomad: http://bit.ly/2C1kSTK Freezing Nomad: http://bit.ly/2NAXJsU
This week's guest is J.R. Cook, co-host of Well Met! and co-founder of BlizzPro. We discuss the journey to create BlizzPro, Heartstone firesides, and growing up as a nerd in a small town.
J.R. Cook: http://bit.ly/2w30D2C
Well Met!: http://bit.ly/2w2rbks
This weeks guest is Freckleface from Hearthcast! We talk about life lessons learned playing the SIMS, sneaky rogue trickery, and community building.
Freckleface Twitter: http://bit.ly/2vOvmk5
Fish Mace: bit.ly/2nGNrvF
This week's guest is Thornbrow and we have what feels like a chat between old friends. We talk about fluffy kittens, recommend shows to each other, and discuss the nuances of growing up around the country.
Minecraft Coral Reef Article: http://bit.ly/2AJe9x0
Video Games Live: http://bit.ly/2OEx9zG
Lagging Balls: http://bit.ly/2Klantu
This week's guest is Jon Jagger! Podcaster, gamer, D&D's #1 Politician. He is a host on on Azeroth Roundtable, CORE, and can be found running around a post apocalyptic wasteland in There Will Be Dungeons. Join us as we discuss sentimental raid music, binging games, and awkward D&D encounters.
Jon's Twitter: http://bit.ly/2LPVK2P
There Will Be Dungeons: http://bit.ly/2uPlRjO
Azeroth Roundtable: http://bit.ly/2OdVbBs
This week's guest is @Serephita the talented cosplayer, streamer, and social media wrangler. We discuss Final Fantasy, how to survive a convention, and why being inclusive makes the world better.
Super cool Project Ebonblade twitter: https://bit.ly/2uz6Mmp
D20 Article on Geekery: https://bit.ly/2zPMLgq
This week's guest is Stonegrasp! Stone is the co-host of two WoW based podcasts, Adventures In Azeroth and WoW Challenges, he helms the Wow Challenges wedsite, and runs a yearly charity stream in benefit of ALS. Please join us as we talk about WoW challenges and IRL challenges, Blizzcon goodness, and why Overwatch League made us quit playing Overwatch.
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This week's guest is Michael M Garrett my long time friend and all around nerd. In this episode we trade insults, gush over Kingdom Hearts and Studio Ghibli, and Michael shares his love of Shadowrun with me while I insult all Shadowrun players by calling it "Mall Goth D&D".
Today's guest is Marconin! Marconin is one of the hosts of Tauren Think Tank, a voice over artist, and audio producer. We talk Triple T, mentorship and what it means to help others, as well as the driving force of frenzied fandom that is Blizzcon.
Marconin's Matrix Online AMV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H98osHdvLN0
Fan Made Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=TDP_CDrpz3A
Taken from our bi-weekly OverTalk podcast, my co-host Ziomara and I discuss our Overwatch trip, predict the upcoming week of games, and discuss meta changes.
This week’s episode features the talented @Frenone! We talk lore and art advice. I fangirl a modest amount.
The Lost Codex episode referenced in this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxmbKm3jUNs
Music used in this podcast was created by: @MichaelMGarrett
This week’s episode features the charming @HighArchmage, a plethora of video game knowledge, and a special shout out to Milton, our guild’s resident hunter pet.
Music used in this podcast was created by: @MichaelMGarrett
This week’s guest is Rob Copeland, co-host of the Training Dummies podcast! I pick his mind about roles in Warcraft and elsewhere.
Follow him on twitter: @robcopeland
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This week’s episode features a marvelous mage, a purveyor of puns, and the founder of the Icecrown Challenge–It’s Hannah Straw otherwise known as Arcane Ratsel!