Time Travel: The Groundhog Day Conceit

Welcome everyone to the very first episode of the Player’s Guide Podcast!

Today, your hosts Daniel and Jackson discuss Time Travel and its use in video games, television, and movies. From save scumming to the terrible ending of Interstellar, time is a fast and loose concept in most speculative fiction and we decided to take a look at how it can be used well and how it can be fumbled.

The episode also contains Daniel’s rant about Pym Particles and an in-a-minute synopsis of Lovecraft’s “Shadow Out of Time”.

This will likely be the format of the podcast going forward: your two hosts picking apart the things you love and telling you why they are great/bad. Also, tangents – many, many tangents.

Also, we will include a recommendation section in which you can find what Daniel and Jackson are enjoying themselves:

This week you should listen to the podcast Fictional

This week you should play Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus




Dystopia: Let’s All Get Depressed Together

So, this is it, the very first post to go with the very first ‘cast. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited in all kinds of different ways. This first recording is myself and Daniel discussing dystopian fiction. We cover some of our favourite dystopian works and talk about what makes them effective examples of the genre. This is the first step on what we hope will be a lengthy journey. A journey filled with special guests, topical commentary, video expansions, and a lot of puns.

The “About” section is up. Over the coming weeks the rest of the site should follow. By the new year you should be looking at a vibrant and beautiful webpage, but in the meantime, we’re learning.

A small note, this first ‘cast is being uploaded late on a Friday for scheduling reasons, from now on, they’ll be appearing on Saturdays. Look for the next podcast on October 26th… we’re gonna talk about Pokemans. We’re pretty pumped.