Guide to SPARTIE-Cast

Interested in SPARTIE-Cast but don’t know where to start listening? Here is a guide to our episodes! (Which you can listen to on all podcast platforms and watch on our YouTube channel)


MOST POPULAR (across all categories)

E2 Game Studies: The Past, Present, and Future (feat. Dr. Dmitri Williams & Dr. Mia Consalvo)

E14 A Historical Perspective: From Bell Labs to Analog Avatars (feat. Dr. Ramesh Lakshmi-Ratan)

E8 Prof G on Podcasting, Gaming, and Academia (feat. Scott Galloway)

E9 The Proteus Effect, Bias and Body Ownership (feat. Dr. Domna Banakou)

E12On Proteus with Praetorius: A Masters Student's Masterful Perspective on Avatar Effects (feat. Anna Praetorius)

E22 On the metaverse, Virtual Pets and Memories of Alhambra (feat. Dr. Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn)

E16 The Intersection of Video Games and Mental Health (feat. Dr. Raffael Boccamazzo)

E15 Cross-Platform Avatars From Ready Player Me (feat. Timmu Tõke)

E29 (Social) Architects of the Metaverse (Feat. Founders Sonya Sedarasan and Dr. Pierre Gerard)

E30 Dr. Robby Gets Interviewed About the Metaverse by Prof. Roxana Girju


Game Studies and Education

E2 Game Studies: The Past, Present, and Future (feat. Dr. Dmitri Williams & Dr. Mia Consalvo)

E3 Instructor Social Presence in eLearning (feat. Dr. Sonny Rosenthal)

E7 Spartielab Student Spotlight with Ann Desrochers and George McNeill

E18 From Production Studies to Serious Games (feat. Dr. Casey O'Donnell)

E20 Translating Game Studies, VR and the Metaverse for Journalists and the Public (feat. Dr. Maxwell Foxman)

E23 Learning in VR, Ready Player One and the Origins of “Avatar” (feat. Dr. Edward Downs)

E27 Dr. Kelly Tran: Game Designer, Researcher, Streamer, Player

E28 Student Spotlight: How to get a PhD in Game Studies (feat. Yiming Skylar Lei)


Psychology of Avatars, Proteus effect and Virtual Reality

E4 Proteus Effect and Creativity (feat. Dr. Stephanie Buisine)

E9 The Proteus Effect, Bias and Body Ownership (feat. Dr. Domna Banakou)

E12On Proteus with Praetorius: A Masters Student's Masterful Perspective on Avatar Effects (feat. Anna Praetorius)

E21 The Avatar Psychology of Pacific Rim (feat. Dr. Andrea Stevenson Won)

E22 On the metaverse, Virtual Pets and Memories of Alhambra (feat. Dr. Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn)

E25 Dr. Jorge Peña on VR Milgram Shock Experiment, Westworld, Black Mirror and the Metaverse


Metaverse, Art and Industry

E14 A Historical Perspective: From Bell Labs to Analog Avatars (feat. Dr. Ramesh Lakshmi-Ratan)

E15 Cross-Platform Avatars From Ready Player Me (feat. Timmu Tõke)

E17 Avatars and VR for the Workplace (feat. Recent MSU Grad, Ryan Feldman)

E19 Avant-Garde Artist, Absurdist VR Developer, and Assistant Professor: Dr. Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz

E29 (Social) Architects of the Metaverse (Feat. Founders Sonya Sedarasan and Dr. Pierre Gerard)

E30 Dr. Robby Gets Interviewed About the Metaverse by Prof. Roxana Girju


Games, Mental Health and Society

E1 Toxicity in Video Games (feat. Dr. Rachel Kowert)

E16 The Intersection of Video Games and Mental Health (feat. Dr. Raffael Boccamazzo)

E24 Cecilia D'Anastasio (of Wired) on Identity Exploration, Empowerment and Metaverse Skepticism

E26 Dr. Sarah Hays on Geek Therapeutics, Clinical Therapy With Video Games and Avatars for Well-being


Podcasting and Media Production

E8 Prof G on Podcasting, Gaming, and Academia (feat. Scott Galloway)

E10 An Introduction to SPARTIE-Cast & What's Next

E11 Podcasting for Impact: Lessons from Impact 89FM's General Manager (feat. Jeremy Whiting)