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Rainbow Road: a Gay Gaming Podcast
44 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
Unpacking: Think Outside the Box
Travis and Mike are joined by drag queen and illustrator Chara Couture (she/they) to recount their experiences with Unpacking - the game AND the chore. Enjoy 90s nostalgia as the crew compares notes on what they took away from each level, and recount some achievements you might have missed! Find us on Twitter at @rainbowroadpod, or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Theme Music by UzzBuzz
52 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Davey Double: Stanley Parable & The Beginner’s Guide
Ashley Cooper (she/her) returns, joining Matilda (she/her), Travis, and Mike as they peel back the many layers of Davey Wreden's two most well known games. Find out whether Coda is real, how the Stanley Parable REALLY ends, and which character we somehow manage to make queer so this still fits under our umbrella. Twitter: @rainbowroadpod Email: email@example.com. Theme music by UzzBuzz.
54 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
Tell Me Why: Hot Off the Represses!
Content warning: discussions of suicide, substance abuse, & domestic violence. Kyah (they/them) helps Travis and Mike remember what actually happened in Tell Me Why, as they break the story down character by character. Things get heavy as the gang talks about their personal relationships to the game, their thoughts on its value for queer people, and whether Travis will ever be allowed to host this show again. Twitter: @rainbowroadpod Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Theme music by UzzBuzz.
24 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Long Time, No Tea: A Comeback Teaser
Just when you thought you'd gotten rid of us! Travis and Mike catch up on the past few months, tease some upcoming episodes, and whine about the state of open world games for a bit. Twitter: @rainbowroadpod Email: email@example.com Theme music by UzzBuzz.
46 minutes | May 2, 2021
A Whole Year of Rainbows
To celebrate the podcast's first birthday, Travis and Mike invited past guests to rave about a character who's near and queer their hearts. Featuring Andrew Orsie (he/him), Ashley Park (she/her), Chara Couture (she/they), Faustine Pelipel (she/her), & Mr. Gaboobily (he/him). Theme music by UzzBuzz.
42 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Hades: for the Gawds
Travis and Mike have broken out of the Underworld to chat with Ashley (she/her) and Chara (she/they) about roguelike narratives, Sisyphian tasks, and the thirsty thighs of a specific God, on this week's episode about Hades! Theme music by UzzBuzz.
47 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
San Junipero: PR for VR
Jordan (he/him) and Brooke (she/her) from Queer Quadrant are back to help Travis, Mike, and new guest Ophira (she/they) dissect the Black Mirror episode "San Junipero". The gang critiques the show's portrayal of disability, opines on love in a digital age, and puzzles over Yorkie's glasses. Theme music by UzzBuzz.
67 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
The Last of Us 2: Bury Your Straights
Travis brings on Matt (any pronouns), Ashley (she/her), and Kyah (they/them) to revel in the beauty and horror of Naughty Dog's most ambitious game yet, and all the controversy that came with it. Theme music by UzzBuzz.
51 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Why We Love Zelda
Jacqueline (she/her) helps Travis and Mike explain the enduring appeal of the Zelda franchise to a Hyrule newcomer, Producer Matt (any pronouns). Theme Music by UzzBuzz.
57 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
The Consoles of Christmas Past
Ashley Cooper (@ashleyversus, she/her) joins Travis and Mike to recount fond memories of past console generations, in preparation for the PS5 and the new XBoxes. Theme music by UzzBuzz.
46 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Explaining Kingdom Hearts (and Why We Love It)
To prepare Mike for potential future Kingdom Hearts episodes, Travis invited Eitan (he/him) and Andrew (he/him) back to help explain the convoluted plot of the series, and why something so disjointed has captured the hearts of so many fans. The Red Dead Redemption video we reference is at https://youtu.be/7rWYlQduZMQ (and doesn't contain any spoilers). Theme Music by UzzBuzz.
50 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Games Near and Queer to Us
Matt emerges from the mixing studio once more to talk with Travis and Mike about the trios most cherished games, the horror of aging, and how they all became... like this. Theme music by UzzBuzz.
47 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Video Game Movies: Unskippable Cutscenes
Our friends from Queer Quadrant, Jordan (he/him) and Brook (she/her) join Mike and Travis to talk about video game movie adaptations! Let's debate the ultimate Tomb Raider adaption, enjoy the fluffiness of Pokemon, and fan-cast the new Last of Us series! Theme music by UzzBuzz.
43 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
High Score: We've Always Been Queer
Travis and Mike bring on Ashley Cooper (she/her) and Ike Pastel (any pronouns) to revel in the positivity and nostalgia trip that is Netflix's new docuseries, High Score. Theme music by UzzBuzz
39 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
Final Fantasy VII: Nailed It, Thank You
Travis and Mike host Eitan (he/him) and Faustine (she/her) to talk environmentalism, class consciousness, and hand massages. Theme music by UzzBuzz.
66 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Dream Daddy: Like Goths to a Flame
Travis and Mike are joined by Eitan (he/him) and Andrew (he/him) to simp for some cartoon zaddies, recount their dating horror stories, and realize the real dream is the Amandas we raised along the way. Theme music by UzzBuzz.
47 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Gone Home: Sissy That Walking Sim
Travis and Mike coax producer Matt (he/him) out of the booth again to join Kenzie (she/her) for a chat about Gone Home, other walking sims, and the inherent queerness of lonely journalling. Theme music by UzzBuzz.
78 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Mass Effect: Glamazons and Humanitis
With Mike on vacation, Travis recruits the Ashleys - Park (she/her) and Cooper (she/her) - along with Eitan (he/him) and Anthony (he/him/they/them) to talk the granddaddy of queer gaming, its many alien races, and how it stands the test of time. Theme music by UzzBuzz.
70 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
The Last Of Us: The Daddyfication of Gayming
Travis and Mike bring on Kyah (they/them), and Ashley Cooper (she/her) to recount memories of their first terrifying play-throughs of the Citizen Kane of gaming, and remind themselves, before getting their hands on the sequel, that the series has always been queer. Theme Music by UzzBuzz.
50 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Life is Strange: Be Gay, Bend Times
Travis and Mike, as well as guests Ashley Park (she/her) and Ashley Cooper (she/her), rewind time to 2015 to discuss Life Is Strange. Spoilers for all episodes of season 1, warn your earholes. If you need a break from these trying times, a list of black-developed games is at https://bit.ly/2BUHLZH. Theme music by UzzBuzz.
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