Level One Dad
About This Show
Level One Dad is a weekly podcast presenting snippets of retro gaming wisdom applied to parenthood. In each episode we'll pull one cool thing from an old school title - a theme, a game mechanic, a story element - and talk about how it relates to raising kids.
New episodes air every Wednesday and run about 10'ish minutes in length.
Most Recent Episode
The Childlike Wonder of Getting an NES and Those First Video Game Console Memories
2 days ago
Childlike Wonder: Those First Video Game Console Memories Kids find joy in the oddest places, turning just about anything into a good time. They have no filters or baggage. They also don't know any better, delighting in things that might be baffling to adults. It reminds me of my first video game console memories on the NES. Episode Breakdown Kids can find joy in just about anything (00:32) How are children able to turn goofy little activities into uproarious good times? (02:11) The answers to all of life's questions can be found in some game, somewhere (02:49) Talking about being a kid and getting my hands on the Nintendo Entertainment System (03:15) Everything on the NES was fresh and new to me, just like those moments of unexpected joy for kids (04:42) Modern games can be fun, but they don't garner the same child-like wonder (05:16) Snap judgments towards new games based on a lifetime of experiences (05:55) Kids have no bias when it comes to trying new activities (06:50) Tying children exploring the world with selecting games to play (07:27) Playing out game genres and settings (09:16) Providing opportunities as a parent; sending a kid off to college is like renting a game (10:06) Wrapping up, closing thoughts (12:29) [l1d_follow]