Falken's Maze: An 80s Guide to History

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Episode Summary

In this episode, we kick off a three-part series on video games and explore why 65% of American adults play them. Think you're not affected? Think again.

Episode Notes

In this episode, we kick off a three-part series on video games and explore why 65% of American adults play them. Think you're not affected? Think again.

This episode is the first in a three-part series. The overarching goal of this set of shows is to explore the rise of video games, their influence on art, literature, and medicine. And to explain the impact they’ve had on the sociology of the modern world.

In Falken's Maze technologist and former international relations professor Jason Thomas explores the intersection of technology, history, and culture. Created for listeners who wistfully long for the 80s but want to understand the complexities of today, this podcast demystifies and explains the world's most compelling technologies and events through 80's movies, music, and television.

This is where history, tech, and retro pop collide.

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References:

  1. No Sleep Til Brooklyn by Beastie Boys
  2. Tetris Them Music
  3. January 2019 Netflix Letter to Shareholders
  4. Homo Ludens: A Study of the Play Element in Culture by Johan Huizinga
  5. Starcade Episode (Dragon's Lair)
  6. A 2018 update on trends in eSports
  7. Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane Mcgonigal, PhD
  8. The Last Starfighter Theatrical Trailer

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