In this episode, we discuss how board games can be educational and if there is any value to making a distinction between regular games and educational ones. Then we switch gears and talk about the news of the day, because when you think important, hard-hitting commentary on the great issues of our time, you think Tom and Johannes's board game podcast.
Intro Gag: Comin' to ya' live from 12,000 years in the future, I'm the unfrozen head of Johannes Stauffer, and with me as always is the partially-defrosted left patella of MIkhail Gorbachev, and this is the Mildly Alarming Podcast. Episode 27: Yes, Isaac, We Know These Episode Numbers Don't Match Up.
Segment 1: Educational Games
We're actually very fond of The Five Minute Geek Show and its host is a delightful man.
Here are the articles we discussed in the EduGames segment:
The Book Johannes referenced that mentioned the James Earl Jones Effect is The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.
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Segment 2: Booze 'n the News
And here are the ones we discussed in the Booze n' the News segment. I've kept the headlines secret to preserve the surprise for listeners.
Outro Gag: Like a Rock
There was no time to make an intro from scratch, so the intro music for this week's "Booze 'n the News" segment is courtesy of SoundBible.com user Maximilien.