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Feature Interview: Professional psychologist and gamer Dr. Megan Connell (@MeganPsyD) spoke to Shelly and Greg back in April about what it's like to run D&D for young people and the benefits of roleplaying games for players with social challenges.
Lore You Should Know: Your hosts can barely hold it together before introducing Lore You Should Know w/ Chris Perkins on Born Again Monsters in D&D, who just keep coming back despite how much damage you deal.
Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:
00:00: Intro with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito
12:25: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins
30:00: Interview with Dr. Megan Connell
1:19:50: Outro with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito
Here’s video of the interview segment from today’s podcast:
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Your Podcast Hosts
Greg Tito has had weird and long career as an Off Broadway stage manager, a playwright, a theater carpenter, a secretary, an RPG designer, a games journalist, and now a PR/Marketing person. He has loved Dungeons & Dragons ever since 1985 when he found an old copy of the AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide on his brother’s bookshelf and he honed that love of fantasy storytelling in the dark streets of Sasserine by way of the Upper West Side gaming group he joined in 2004. He moved his family (wife + two young kids) to Seattle in 2015 to work on D&D and he’s never looked back.
- Twitter: @Gregtito
Shelly Mazzanoble will always play a magic-user. There. She said it. Enough pretending to want to break out of her comfort zone. She’s a magic-user. She’s also the brand lead for Avalon Hill and loves talking about that one time she played Diplomacy and SOMEONE (okay, it was Ben Petrisor) stabbed her in the back and took over her beloved Russia. If you enjoy tales of sorcery, board game upheavals, and reasons her 3 year-old is crying (HINT: She tried to make him eat a Nutella crepe), find Shelly on Twitter and Facebook.
Your Podcast Guests
Dr. Megan Connell
Dr. Megan Connell is a board-certified psychologist practicing with Southeast Psych in Charlotte NC. In addition to her therapy work, she is the co-founder of Geeks Like Us, host of Psychology at the Table, and Game Master for Clinical Roll. In her private practice, Dr. Connell treats anxiety, trauma, depression, and motivation she is a therapeutic Dungeon Master (DM) running 2 therapeutic Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) games. She runs the only all-girls D&D therapy game, where the focus is on issues of empowerment and assertiveness training. Prior to joining Southeast Psych she served for six years in the US Army and was deployed to Iraq.