Ego Check with The Id DM

Ego Check with The Id DM is an interview podcast series hosted by a licensed psychologist, Michael Mallen, Ph.D. The podcast delves into a variety of game types (e.g., tabletop roleplaying games, boardgames, videogames) from a psychological perspective. Dr. Mallen has been interviewing members of the gaming community for articles on his blog, The Id DM, since 2011 and is now posting these interviews for others to enjoy.

https://theiddm.podbean.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h1m. Bisher sind 56 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
subscribe
share



 

episode 49: Elizabeth & Jared Kilmer on Therapeutic D&D for Veterans


I'm joined by Elizabeth Kilmer (soon-to-be PhD) and Jared Kilmer, PhD this week as they discuss their use of Dungeons & Dragons in clinical settings with military veterans. They present how the therapy gaming groups are structured and the themes that com...


share





   55m
 
 

episode 48: Dr. Rachel Kowert on Video Games & Mental Health


Dr. Rachel Kowert is a psychologist with years of published research examining the mental health effects of video games. She details how her research has NOT supported a variety of commonly-held and spread myths about video games. She discusses her role ...


share





 2019-10-29  59m
 
 

episode 47: Matt Henderson on Designing Loke Battle Mats


Matt is the map designer for Loke Battle Mats, which has been releasing tabletop battle mats for roleplaying games in recent years. Matt talks about the origins for the product line and his inspirations while designing the maps. We discuss how Dungeons &...


share





 2019-10-17  40m
 
 

episode 46: Matt Dixon on Illustrating Hearthstone


Matt Dixon talks about his career as a freelance illustrator and his work in digital spaces leading to his work with Blizzard. He talks about starting on the World of Warcraft TCG and how he got hired again for the Goblins & Gnomes expansion in Hearthsto...


share





 2019-08-27  1h7m
 
 

episode 45: Elisabeth de Kleer on Dungeons & Dragons Behind Bars


Elisabeth de Kleer is an award-winning documentary producer and director that has experience working in the true crime genre. She has been working for the past two years on the subject of Dungeons & Dragons in prisons, and is attempting to Kickstart a do...


share





 2019-08-09  56m
 
 

episode 44: Teos Abadia on Designing Acquisitions Incorporated


Teos Abadia joins Ego Check once again to talk about how wonderfully diverse the tabletop roleplaying game hobby has become in recent years. He details how he got involved in the Acquisitions Incorporated book for Dungeons & Dragons, and speaks to the ph...


share





 2019-07-30  1h2m
 
 

episode 43: Jim Zub on Creating the Young Adventurer's Guides for Dungeons & Dragons


Jim Zub, writer and creator, joins me this week on Ego Check with The Id DM to talk about the Young Adventurer's Guides for Dungeons & Dragons. The first two books in the series, Warriors & Weapons and Monsters & Creatures, release this month, and I was ...


share





 2019-07-16  1h5m
 
 

episode 42: Grant Ellis on Streaming RPGs & Celebrating A Knight's Tale


Grant Ellis joins me to talk about his efforts to create unique livestream tabletop roleplaying game content with a diverse cast of performers. He talks about his game design efforts and how playing and streaming games like D&D are different processes. W...


share





 2019-06-28  1h22m
 
 

episode 41: Allison Spence on Journalism, Marketing & Finding the "Why?"


Allison Spence joins me to talk about her early career as a journalist that resulted in her diving into a variety of difficult subject matters. She shares her views on the importance of emotional intelligence, and details how her work in journalism led h...


share





 2019-06-27  1h0m
 
 

episode 40: Jason Massey from The Dungeons & Randomness Podcast on Building a Career out of D&D


Jason Massey joins the pod to talk about his start with 4th Edition D&D and how that evolved into a full-time career in creating the actual play podcast, Dungeons & Randomness. He speaks about his enjoyment of 4th Edition, and elements of that system tha...


share





 2019-05-14  58m