In this week’s podcast, Anita opens the door on some of the strange imagery from her dreams. Then, we work through our feelings about Ava DuVernay’s film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s children’s classic, A Wrinkle in Time and discover that maybe how you feel about this movie depends on how in touch you are with your inner child. Also, because so many people seem to wrongly think that we “agree” with the ways in which the current administration is scapegoating video games, we dive into the White House’s tactics and what our critiques of games and media in general are actually saying. Finally, we wrap things up with some cheers and recommendations in What’s Your FREQ-Out?!
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Start: Ebony and Phil announce the winners of our book giveaway
2:45 Anita’s weird dreams
4:08 pop culture news (box office milestones and Ready Player One’s premiere)
8:10 A Wrinkle in Time
27:10 The Trump administration’s scapegoating of video games
44:10 What’s Your FREQ-Out?!
Ebony on Bodyminds Reimagined by Sami Schalk and on Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan saga
47:15 Carolyn on Radiant Historia
49:30 Anita on Anxy Magazine
Lois McMaster Bujold and the Vorkosigan saga
Bodyminds Reimagined by Sami Schalk
Brie Code’s Tru Luv Media (tend-and-befriend games)
Tom VanDerWerff’s piece on A Wrinkle in Time
Simon Parkin on violence and video games for The New Yorker
Tom Bissell on shooters for Grantland