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The Dr. Ted Podcast
26 minutes | Dec 13, 2017
Episode 20 - Dr. Ted's Swan Song
Dr. Ted explains why there hasn't been a Podcast in over a year, and speculates about his Podcasting future. He tries to keep things upbeat but fails miserably.
62 minutes | Oct 26, 2016
Episode 19 - Horror and Sci-Fi (The Halloween Episode)
Just in time for Halloween, Shayne and I discuss the intersections between Horror and Sci-Fi and the common origins of the two sub-genres. We talk about both fictional and real-life boogeymen, including the incredibly terrifying Curse of the Technical Difficulties that caused us to lose 30 minutes worth of Podcast.
66 minutes | Sep 21, 2016
Episode 18 - Great Expectations
Shayne and I discuss fan expectations in movies and video games. What obligations do creators have to their fans/customers, and conversely, when do fan expectations become unreasonable? Dr. Ted also reviews the creative and bizarre anti-adventure game Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor (SundaeMonth).
51 minutes | Aug 31, 2016
Episode 17 - Let's Get Ready to Ramble
Ted goes on a rambly rant-o-thon today, throwing caution (and the script) to the wind. In the absence of any sort of preparation, good sense, or editing, he revisits No Man's Sky (Hello Games) and discusses the recent discovery of an Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri.
70 minutes | Aug 23, 2016
Episode 16 - Summer Movie Post-Mortem
Shayne is back once again to give a post-mortem on the summer blockbusters and not-so-blockbusters. In video games, I rant about Pokemon Go (Niantic) and review the much-anticipated No Man's Sky (Hello Games). And we say our farewells to, and reminisce about, The Tragically Hip and their final performance in Kingston, Ontario.
75 minutes | May 3, 2016
Episode 15 - The Good, The Bad, and The Internet
In today's episode, I welcome Shayne Kempton back on the program to talk about good and bad comic book movies. We discuss what went wrong with Batman vs. Superman, and get excited about the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. We also discuss the toxicity of certain internet denizens directed at a certain upcoming movie with an all-woman main cast, and Shayne has a favour to ask.
64 minutes | Apr 14, 2016
Episode 14 - Mike Vertolli on Automation and Basic Income
In today's episode, I welcome our new robot overlords and talk with Mike Vertolli (http://www.theworldmatrix.ca) about Automation, the Future of Employment, and Basic Income.
66 minutes | Mar 4, 2016
Episode 13 - Oscars, Diversity, and the Shaynies
In today's episode, I interview local film reviewer Shayne Kempton. We talk about the Oscars, diversity in film, and Shayne's top picks for the best films of 2015, aka The Shaynie Awards. Check out Shayne's blog, The Ottawa Edge at http://ottawaedge.wordpress.com.
54 minutes | Feb 5, 2016
Episode 12 - The Return of Gorkem
Gorkem Guduk returns for a post-Force Awakens discussion, and we talk about some of the games, movies, and TV shows that we've been enjoying lately.
47 minutes | Jan 14, 2016
Episode 11 - Happy New Year 2016
It's the first episode of 2016! Dr. Ted talks about Tabletop Simulator, Nidhogg, vacuum airships, and the end of the universe, and rants about music streaming and bad driving habits in movies.
32 minutes | Dec 17, 2015
Episode 10 - Goodbye 2015
In what may be his last podcast of 2015, Dr. Ted goes on about spoilers (don't worry, he doesn't reveal any), PixelJunk Shooter, and the brave new world of VR.
68 minutes | Dec 3, 2015
Episode 9 - (Cognitive) Science Fiction
It's my first double-interview! Matthew Kelly returns, and I'm also joined by Eric Iacono to talk about science fiction. We have an in-depth discussion about different kinds of science-fiction and cognitive science themes in science-fiction.
19 minutes | Nov 26, 2015
Episode 8 - New (For Me) Games, NaNoWriMo
Dr. Ted took a bit of a break last week, but he's back with some video game news(ish) and an update on his progress for National Novel Writer's Month (NaNoWriMo).
42 minutes | Nov 12, 2015
Episode 7 - Matthew Kelly on Writing
On today's episode, I sit down with Cognitive Science graduate student and fantasy author Matthew Kelly. We discuss his writing process, world-building, and talk a bit about narratives in video games.
35 minutes | Nov 5, 2015
Episode 6 - Dr. Jim Davies
In today's episode, I interview Dr. Jim Davies, Director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory at Carleton University. We talk about his book, Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One With the Universe. We also discuss what makes us empathize with the robots of the Star Wars universe.
44 minutes | Oct 30, 2015
Episode 5 - Wars Among the Stars
It's the Halloween Episode (but not really)! In this episode of the Podcast, Dr. Ted geeks out with his good friend Gorkem Guduk to talk a little bit (actually a lot) about Star Wars. We also discuss games, both video and board, and I revisit the topic of superheroes. There may be some stuff about hilariously bad politicians thrown in there.
39 minutes | Oct 22, 2015
Episode 4 - Blimps and Board Games
In this episode, Dr. Ted gets a bit silly. I do a bit of time travel into the past future without the help of a DeLorean, talk a bit about my preference for video games over board games, and discuss blimps to the Canadian north with my pal Andy O'Hara. Don't miss this jam-packed episode!
40 minutes | Oct 15, 2015
Episode 3 - Elections and Superheroes
Vote for Batman! I talk to my good friend Andy O'Hara about the Canadian election and Andy schools me on superheroes.
14 minutes | Oct 8, 2015
Episode 2 - Gendered Toys and a Martian
In this episode, Dr. Ted goes on about our desire to see familiar locations in video games, rants about gendered toys, and gives a sort-of-but-not-really review of the Martian.
18 minutes | Oct 1, 2015
Episode 1 - Petrie Island and Ridesharing
In the first ever episode of the Dr. Ted podcast, I go on about Petrie Island and talk to my good friend Andy about ridesharing.
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