FFR Episode 15: Rocking the Boat on the JoCo Cruise with Special Guest Wil Wheaton!

Welcome to our very first live episode of Feminist Frequency Radio! Recorded at sea aboard the JoCo Cruise, this episode finds Anita and Femfreq friend and board member Felix Kramer in conversation with actor and writer Wil Wheaton! The conversation reaches far and wide, with talk of Wolfenstein II, our shifting relationship to sci-fi in our increasingly dystopian present, confronting your privilege and being an effective ally, exploring ancient Egypt with the help of Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Discovery Tour mode, and much more. So take your Dramamine and hop aboard, we’ve got so much fun stuff to talk about!

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Segment timestamps:

00:01 Ebony welcomes you aboard
01:21 Greetings and introductions with Anita, Felix, and Wil
2:57 How the JoCo Cruise is going and what the JoCo Cruise is
8:28 Recent stuff we loved: Felix on Black Panther
9:34 Wil on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
14:26 Science fiction in the era of Trump
18:52 Has #MeToo changed how you engage with media?/Calling out abusers
28:55 Acknowledging your privilege and having hard conversations
33:33 Media that’s inspiring you right now, Wil on Journey (the game)
37:13 Felix’s history with video games
40:29 Wil on acting and writing
43:25 Intro to What’s Your FREQ-Out?
43:43 Felix on Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Discovery Tour mode
47:56 Wil on hating Cuphead and loving Red Dead Redemption
51:41 Anita on Creed and Tessa Thompson as Bianca
55:07 What Wil is up to and where you can find his work
57:22 Where you can find Felix online
58:08 Where you can find Anita / Bye!

Relevant links:

Learn more about the JoCo Cruise

Wil Wheaton’s book Dead Trees Give No Shelter

Audio version of Wil’s book