A Playable Stories Archive Podcast
The Playable Stories Archive (https://storiesinplay.com/playable-stories-archive/) is a resource for teachers who are interested in learning about story-rich, critical, reflective, and persuasive digital games that can be included in literary, media, and cultural studies courses at the secondary and postsecondary levels.
Like some great but very long and challenging works of literature, some great videogames (for similar reasons) are hard to include in high school, college, or university courses that study digital storytelling. Playable Stories: Unarchived ensures that teachers and students can learn about these games along with the games covered in the Playable Stories Archive. The Unarchived podcast provides an opportunity to discuss these ‘unsuitable’ games in order to broaden the knowledge of teachers, students, and scholars about how storytelling in videogames is used to delight, move, persuade, and educate.
Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/unarchivedpodcast
- Jeremy Andriano, B.A. Honours candidate, English, Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) (https://nerdsofacertainage.com/)
- Jason Boyd, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of English, TMU (Twitter: @jasonaboyd)
- Patrick Dolan, Ph.D. candidate, Communication and Culture, TMU/York University
- Kevin Ghouchandra, M.A., Literatures of Modernity, TMU
- Alex Hurezeanu, Ph.D. candidate, Communication and Culture, TMU/York University
- Noah Pedinelli, M.A. candidate, Literatures of Modernity, TMU
- Taryn Rollins, M.A. candidate, Literatures of Modernity, TMU
- Chelsea Russell, Ph.D. candidate, Communication and Culture, TMU/York University
Opening and closing theme music: “Magic Escape Room” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Episode 1: Jonathan Blow’s The Witness
with Jason Boyd, Jeremy Andriano, Patrick Dolan
Broadcast date: February 14th, 2023
Episode 2: Nier: Automata (PlatinumGames)
with Kevin Ghouchandra, Jeremy Andriano, and Alexander Hurezeanu
Broadcast date: March 14th, 2023
Episode 3: Elden Ring (FromSoftware)
with Noah Pedinelli, Jeremy Andriano, and Alexander Hurezeanu
Broadcast date: April 11th, 2023