Philosophiraga: The Video Games and Philosophy Podcast

A monthly Society, Culture and Philosophy podcast
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Video games are such a powerful form of media! They give us the opportunity to basically live stories through a character's eyes, and that's incredible. Sadly, video games still often get the side-eye from idiot politicians and other non-gamer types who have no idea what they're talking about. It's hard to shake stereotypes... That's why brilliant podcasts like Philosophiraga (this needs to be an official spell in the next Final Fantasy game) are so freaking important! Chris utilizes a superbly strong voice to discuss some pretty deep gaming philosophy topics, along with a perfect dose of humor. Lots of bonus points for creating the wonderful music playing in the background and teaching me stuffs, too! Every university should offer a course called Philosophiraga, with Chris providing the material to professors.
Amazing podcast, amazing caster. Insightful and a joy to listen to.
This podcast covers an idea that many would think is easy, but would be terribly boring if attempted. Chris brings a philosophical topic and ties it into a video game in ways that make sense and keep the topics open for further discussion. His episode on Undertale intrigued me enough to finally pick it up, and it is now easily one of my favorite games that I've played. The length is perfect and he sounds relaxed and personable in his element(s). I'm normally not a fan of podcasts recorded by an individual person, but Chris makes me a believer while still questioning the nature of that belief. If you're a gamer who is willing to look just a little differently at your favorite (or soon to be favorite) games, cast Philosophiraga at your playlist.
I just had to binge through every episode after starting Philosophiraga this afternoon. Chris does a great job of keeping it short and to the point while also making you really think about each topic. I found myself discussing some of the philosophical questions with my wife, and it is really fun to see how they relate to some of your favorite games as well.
Video games are a fantastic medium for exploring philosophical concepts, but many outlets focus their coverage on only a practical review of the mechanics. Having a podcast that explores the deeper themes of games is a fantastic idea. The episode length helps accessibility for busy listeners and the fact that each episode focuses on one game provides good structure and seeing a game you enjoy in the episode title helps you get excited to jump in. The Sometimes Vaguely Philosophical Mage has a voice that's easy on the ears and a manner that is funny, relaxing, and educational. I would certainly recommend Philosophiraga to any fan of the intersection of gaming and philosophy - or even just folks who like one of the two!
Bright, intelligent and educational chat with some very philosophical folk! I thought so hard I strained my brain!
I've only listened to the first module and I'm already hooked! I loved how you started with morality as the first topic. This podcast gives a very brief and entertaining introduction into philosophical theories and ties them to various games, making them easily accessible to the public. As a writer, I feel it's important to think about the morality of the characters you write about. I, for one, will be thinking very long and hard about that for days on end, so thanks for the inspiration! Courtesy, your friendly neighborhood Coffee Mage ☕.
Every time I think the sheer awesomeness of the TWRM crew has hit It's peak, it throws me another surprising curve ball.
A trained legion of monkeys fiddling with audio equipment could not produce a philosophy and gaming podcast of this quality, no matter how many millions of years they worked at it!
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Podcast Details

Created by
Little Fella Media
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Oct 29th, 2019
Latest Episode
Dec 11th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
21 minutes

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