First Person Podcast is a subset of First Person Scholar. Our content advocates for a new dynamic, one in which we demonstrates our relevancy through timely, rigorous, and accessible criticism that challenges all players to engage in what Mary Flanagan calls critical play.
The podcasts we produce encourage players—be them developers, scholars, critics, or enthusiasts—to consider alternatives to popular interpretations of games, game play, and games culture. Through this discourse we seek to establish and sustain a critical conversation amongst those producing and playing games, demonstrating in the process that the player is a figure capable of enriching and challenging our understanding of games and what they are capable of.
First Person Podcast is produced by Giuseppe Femia with support from The Games Institute at the University of Waterloo. You can find us @FPSWeekly, or start a conversation using the #FirstPersonPodcast on Twitter.