I have a bit of a think about how the world asks us to divide ourselves. Yeah, I am still thinking Iran - but in my defense, I recorded this 2 weeks ago. All still very relavant. I promise, near the end, I talk games, entertainment, and culture... but the beginning is a bit political.
I travel to the Tehran Game Convention in Iran, as a guest of the Iranian government. I have a lot to say about the trip, and share some travel stories and thoughts about Iran. I don't talk much about games or the convention, but I have more of that coming up in other interviews and stuff.
I'm working through a bunch of things after my trip to Iran, including the viewpoint of other on my decision to travel to Iran, and while I am sorthng through my more concrete thoughts on that specific trip... I needed to get this out there. It's not about games, its not really about entertainment, but its some stuff I am working through, and perhaps it's interesting.
This is a very different episode - I'm talking about my trip to Nepal, and my involvement in the 3 Summits for Nepal charity. Then I chat at length about Nepal and 3 Summits for Nepal with local Nepali entrepreneur Jwalant Gurung, owner of Crystal Mountain Treks, and founder of 2 Summits for Nepal. This is something very near and dear to me, and a bit of a departure from my usual rants about video games and whatnot - I hope you'll indulge me.
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I have a long response to the people on my Facebook about the concept of the "Selfmade man" and my experiences in travelling in Indonesia.
I talk about the joy of ignorance, and how sometimes it's critical to the process to put your experience aside.
Chris talks about community, and what it means to belong to something. He also digresses a great bit about Japan, the 1980's, whisky, and Reddit.
Chris talks about overcoming fear, and getting through the wall that stops most people from succeeding. It's shockingly relevant.
I have a very frank and rather foul-mouthed rant about whats happening around the world concerning immigration and race relations, and how it affects the entertainment industry.