#232: Before we officially kick off season 6 next week, here’s a preview of everything going on at the Geek Therapy Network in 2020!
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Josué Cardona 0:07
Welcome to gt radio on the geek therapy network. Here at geek therapy, we believe that the best way to understand each other and ourselves is through the content that we care about. My name Josué Cardona. And welcome to the unofficial start of season six of DC radio. I just wanted to take a moment to kind of give you a snapshot. And maybe a preview is a better name of what the geek therapy network is up to. in 2020. So it's January, the new year has started we've we've taken a small break, but we're hard at work on a lot of stuff. So I kind of wanted to review everything we have to offer everything we have been offering everything we're going to offer, and how you can get involved and see if you're interested in any of these things, maybe some updates on projects that you care about. So it's a pretty long list, but this shouldn't take too long. So let's see, you are listening to gt radio, originally the just geek therapy podcast. This is the original D therapy podcast that started not only that it cannot kick off the network. But the first episodes were in 2012. And it all started, you know, taking the idea that we had started a year before in the on get therapy therapy website, right on cue therapy, calm, introducing all of those ideas, like how, you know, how can we use video games? How can we use comic books in therapy? How can they help people expanding that into education and health and all these different things, right? We've broken it down into a few ideas, which is like, Can we celebrate good culture, right? Like there's nothing wrong with identifying as being a geek. There's nothing wrong with geeking out even if you don't consider yourself a nerd or a geek. There's still this beautiful thing that happens when you you love something so much and you really, really into it. And not only is it like a feel good thing and something that we we try really hard to celebrate, and we don't see it as anything wrong here. But can we use that to to help each other to help ourselves. And over the years we've we've come to the conclusion that you know, like if we look at it as a as a means of understanding, it can be really helpful. And so this podcast has always been about celebrating those ideas, teaching you how to do that, taking the ideas that we've invented here at therapy and presenting them over and over again in different ways so that you can learn and also continue to practice what we're talking about keep keep practicing the therapy theory that there'll be method. I like to think I like to talk about it as a key therapy mindset. So welcome to gt radio. This is it. This is the flagship This is the One that will be here. And you know, almost every week, this is the consistent one. This is the one with the most episodes, welcome. But we're part of a much larger network of content, right, not just podcast, but mostly podcasts.
So let's get into that.
The first podcast that we that we launched after gt radio was psych tech. So we were talking about psychology and technology. So I don't know some really cool episodes that kind of stand out to me and I think about all the time are one about job searching, you know, in this day and age online, how hard it is the stress that comes with that the technology that's available things we can do to make that easier options that are available. We talked a lot about robots. There's a lot of cool episodes there. That website is currently down, because we have had so many they already like I don't think they're malicious hacks. Like I don't think somebody is actually attacking our websites. It's more bots and things like that. And the site tech site in particular, is damaged in a way that the feed still works, but I can't access like, there's something wrong with it. And I think I'm gonna have to pay somebody to fix it. And it's a shame because there's over 100 episodes there. Me and Kelly Dunlap, doing most of those episodes. And then we did an offshoot of that, which is headshots, our psychology and video gaming podcast or psychology and gaming podcast in general. That show has had two seasons and season three will be back very soon. I I love that show. It's very near and dear to my heart. I love headshots. And that'll be that'll be back soon. We've also got geek family therapy, which is from our local from our marriage and family therapist. Local if you're in Pennsylvania, I guess, California, and she It was cool. Like I met her at New York Comic Con a few years ago. And she said something to me, like, you know, you should talk more about family, like family therapy and family dynamics on the therapy podcast. And I was like, Well, why don't you do that? why don't why don't like you come on board and start having those conversations that, you know, we're like a once a week show, we can't do that every week. So she started that show. Be on the lookout for that. If you're interested. That one's been around for a while, and the episodes are currently sporadic, but I know she's, she started doing her PhD now. So that takes up a lot of time. So but but that feed is still out there.
Then we have rolling for change. Rolling for change is woody Harris, the woody Harris hosted tabletop board gaming podcast, mostly, like whenever I'm there, I'm talking more about video games. I'm about word games. But it's also like general gaming. But the core idea is the transformational power of games. Like, do we change? Do we become different people through the experience of play? Can we sit down and play a board game and learn something about ourselves about the people in the room? Can we learn about other ideas? I think the most recent episode we did was on environmentalism, and not only touching the topic of the environment in games, but then also our impact on the environment as gamers as board gamers in particular, although of course I bring up video games too, in that conversation, but really for changes awesome. I love rolling for change, definitely check it out. One of our it's become more and more consistent over time and it's probably one of our more consistent shows. So if you if you need a lot of episodes, rolling for changes and get on. Then we have a hero nation. Your nation is hosted by Sophie Ansari and Breck Warren and it's it's a mental counselor and teacher and they are talking about diversity in comic books diversity in superheroes and I don't know that show like every episode is like going to school i love it i love not only the perspectives but I always learned something because you know they're doing this thing that we do it therapy or we're talking about one topic and then we're bringing all the media examples that we can to present that idea to discuss it better and i don't know i freakin love here nation here nation again. sporadic once every few months, but always really really good. Definitely check out her donation. Got the CCP acquitted comics podcast that started with Nina caster who like I want to send you a comic con and she's involved in she was involved in the prism awards, which is an award show for LGBT comics. And I remember being there thinking, This is amazing. Like I've never heard of most of these comics, I don't think they get the attention they deserve. There aren't enough people in this room like reading or watching this right now. We I would love to hear conversations about this more often. And so Nina and Jessica Vasquez together started the show critic comics podcast. Again very much like hero nation in that every episode is so educational, like I always learn something from that show, but it's also really cool and fun conversations that you're bringing up on topic and then bringing up all this queer content to to reference and to show, you know, from different perspectives on you know, and showing different versions of the same thing. It's, it's great, that's the queer comics podcast. And then we also have the happiest pot on Earth, which we started last year, which is me Mr. Taylor talking about Disney. Basically, it is geek therapy. Using only Disney examples. So that includes Star Wars now, I guess it'll include more Marvel in the future. But the idea is to focus on, you know, use the geek therapy model just like we do on this show. But what if we only like, what if we did it about, you know, Disney stuff on on gt radio, we've, like, done bonus episodes where we talked about a particular movie and we saw Listen, we've got so many live action Disney movies coming up. And Disney Plus, I think this is worth like, there's so much content there that we can pull from, and we can do it within a broader conversation of Disney. So that one's for Disney fans, and, you know, more and more geek therapy. I, I love that show who also sporadic it comes out, you know, whenever there's a big thing or whenever we're inspired, but that I'm really proud of the happiest pot on Earth. Now, we do have what I like to call the deep dives
you know The happiest place on earth. I don't consider it a deep dive into Disney more of, hey, we're going to do geek therapy but only using Disney content. Right? That's that's, I don't consider it a deep dive. But we have some shows that are really deep dives. So California from GFT, her and john Ramos and Mark waitis. They started here comes a thought, which is a deep dive into Steven Universe. And it's funny because that's a podcast I want to make for a really long time. I love Steven Universe. I think it is great. I think it is an amazing tool for therapists and teachers and parents to have access to and really understand. And so they I think it's about to have to Steven Universe episodes per episode of Here comes a thought so they dive deep into each episode. They're going in order from the first episode, and I know it kills them because the show, you know, continues and they know what happened in the future. They, they don't talk about what happens in the future, they only talk about the, the episodes in order and with the knowledge that they have up to now. That is, if you're if you're interested in Steven Universe, and really going deep into a show like that, just again, not just broad ideas, but going. Basically, they spend more time talking about the episodes themselves, then then the episodes last, each episode is only 11 minutes. And an episode of terms of thought can be like an hour, and they're covering 211 minute episodes. So again, deep dive. That was really our first deep dive. The second deep dive was Mark waitis, wanting to start a show about Assassin's Creed. So this is his favorite show. I mean, I'm not sure it's his favorite game series, maybe franchise, I don't know. And that means that there is that that is a show that means something really special to him, and I love the fact that he's exploring That series from the perspective of someone who loves it. So I think it's a great exercise in hearing somebody talk about something that you may not be familiar with, and hearing why they love it and how they love it. And he goes into each and every one of the games in order. So season one covered the first four games in the series. And that's an ongoing game series. And there's a lot to cover there. Also comic books and novels, and there's a movie. So there's a lot of cool stuff there. And again, I think it's just a wonderful exercise of hearing someone go deep into something that they love and all the reasons why. And you know, there are moments when he's he's remembering how he you know where he was or how he felt when he first played it. I don't know, I think I think it's I think it's great. I joined him on that one. I'm a big street fan. not as big as him but it's it's a it's been a lot Fun. And I'm looking forward to very soon. starting up Season Two and getting into the next series of games. The newest deep dive that we have is called conspiracy of light. So this is woody Harris from rolling for change. For him, the TV show Babylon five from the 90s is
I forget what word he would use, but it's like,
formative, I think maybe the word that he's used that that show it. It helped him see the world differently. It helped him learn things about himself. It helped him think differently, learn things it was, it was one of those things that when you hear him talk about the show, you know how important it is to him. And so this shows that he's seen repeatedly over the years, and that one's a really fun one because it's a deep dive into every single episode and Woody, I love what he so much. We have I joined him on that one. I've never seen the show so I'm seeing it as someone with with fresh eyes. And we have some incredible conversations like there's some episodes that have us talking about philosophy and religion in ways that I did not expect. But like, you know, Babylon five is good sci fi so it gets us talking about all sorts of stuff. And so all those shows are currently available. You can you can subscribe to them. You can find them all on network ducie therapy, calm find links to all of them. And if you search for E therapy network on on iTunes or wherever you you find your podcast, you will find all the shows, but we're not stopping there. We have new shows that we're working on. So and I mean like literally we're working on them we're recording episodes, things are things are happening. So one of those is gt adventures, which is our key therapy RPG tabletop RPG podcast last year on on this feed, it was Episode 206 to seven to eight. I believe that we we did our d&d trilogy we, we talked about. We talked about the end, which was Brandon Saxons favorite, favorite show. We then went on to favorite show it's his favorite game, right? The favorite thing in the world, I think. So we did that. Then we played a session and I've never really played the end. So it was a lot of fun for me. And then we reflected on the experience in a third episode. Reflecting on on gaming experiences is something we talk a lot about especially I mean, I'm this show a lot, but also on rolling for change. And so that adventure was a lot of fun, and some people have reached out some of you have reached out and asked to make his adventure gonna continue that you guys keep playing. We have and we're recording it and it's going to be the first campaign and rgt adventures. feed. And the feed isn't actually live right now. But it will be very soon, actually. So stay tuned. I will once once the feed is like the website is up, but I don't have the feed up. But it will be up soon. I don't think it'll be up by the time this episode publishes, but it'll be up soon. Stay tuned, I'll keep you posted. And Brendan is is taking over. Like he is in charge of that show. And, and, you know, we want to do something pretty cool. It's the first time we do anything like that those episodes are really long. It's harder to make than then our other shows. But we're trying to do some some fun stuff with it. Hopefully we won't get too carried away. So that you know, we actually publish these episodes, but but it's it's happening. We've recorded more sessions. So there's a lot of hours of that campaign already, and it'll be coming out very soon. Another new show that we're working on is an anime show called otaku, yo, which translates to geek therapy in Japanese. So this is john Ramos and I covering, again, key therapy model. You know, how can we use media to talk about important themes? How can it help us? Explain what we're trying to say? How can it help us understand other people? How can we learn something from it, use it to connect with other people. Typical geek therapy stuff, we are doing that completely using anime. And we have a slightly different format than some of our other shows, which is a lot of fun. And so that one, again is similar to the happiest part on Earth, which, you know, we limit ourselves to talking about Disney. In this show, we we limit ourselves to the world of anime, which is huge, which is huge, by the way, but it's a lot of fun. Me and john have pretty different tastes and Enemy so it's cool that I mean some of it overlaps with the most part where our favorite shows are different than what we watch is different. And we're big anime fan. So if you like anime check that out. Another new show that is coming out is and we're already recording episodes for is a Mr. Robot retrospective. So this is Jessica Vasquez idea. And I love this because
it it's a version of reflection, right? It's like okay, let's now that the show is over now that Mr. Robot is done, the four seasons are done. We have knowledge at the end that we didn't have at the beginning. So what if we revisit the beginning with the knowledge that we have all the way from the end? What would we see that we didn't see before? What will we notice what you know? What meaning is there that we couldn't possibly understand before, but now we can and I don't know. I love that idea. Different from like, here comes a thought, where you're going from Episode One, fresh right? Or at least trying to only discuss it with the information you have available up to that point as if you were just watching it now. Which makes me think maybe once they're done with the show, with Here comes a thought maybe they can go back and actually discuss it all over again, with all of the knowledge from from afterwards, which is, which will be really cool. And it'll be a different as a completely separate show. I don't know, we haven't talked about that. But the Mr. Robot idea again, going back reflecting on everything, seeing it through brand new lens with new information. I think that's a really helpful skill. And using something like Mr. Robot is pretty cool, because there's obviously things going on there that you don't know until much later and then you go back you're like, Oh, that's what was happening. So that's a really cool exercise. Being on lookout for that. There's a few episodes of that already recorded. So we will we will haven't like the name Not 100% sure of what it is yet. It's still in flux. He'll probably be Mr. Robot reloaded. But we'll, we'll see. Be on the lookout for that. And now I've been talking about the show for two years, but I really want to do the synapse, I have all these outline to have everything ready. I want to get it done. But I'm like, I get so excited when everybody else wants to do a project. I spend a lot of time and resources on getting those off the ground. So I haven't been able to to start publishing my pet project, which I really want to do called the synapse, which is, again, using the therapy model, which is taking media to understand stuff, and that is my use of sci fi to discuss some, I don't know some exciting, really out there ideas, some complicated ones and using sci fi to understand them and to explain them Maybe to relate to them. I don't know, there's a lot that I want to do there, there's some really cool ideas. And I think sci fi is so helpful in allowing us to visualize a feature or allowing us to visualize possibilities that we may not have been able to, to think of on our own. And
all media it allows us to do that but science fiction in particular maybe it may not be better or worse than any other but I think there's a there's a flavor to it, you know, there's that there's a certain type of thing that is happening with with science fiction, that what if, and, you know, probably a lot of the stuff that we talked about on the other shows falls on their science fiction. But there's some really cool ideas I want to explore. So be on the lookout for the synapse that that feed was live, Apple took it down, but I'll repeat that again. There's just like in general.
There's a lot of moving pieces. So there's always like,
like, cracks and things that are like breaking. And I'm trying to fix them as fast as I can. But I'm, I'm working on that. Actually, I'll talk about that later. And so we have other stuff like Patrick O'Connor has come Expedia, which is a blog and a database, which really inspired a lot of the work that we've been doing now, the GT library, which I'll talk about in a second. Laura has her blog therapeutic code. We have a blog in Spanish called local bustling flaky, and we have a few more that you can find on network dakki therapy.com. And if you want to blog with us, let me know. Let me know. Let's talk about it. And then you know, we're super busy. So right now we are. We're streaming. Sorry about that. We're streaming at least three times a week on Twitch. So that's at twitch TV slash geek therapy, and we've got Patrick O'Connor. We've got Mark Wheaties we've got Jessica Vasquez, and Myself streaming again at least three times a week. O'Connor is always streaming Apex legends, Mark streamed a few different things I've been joining Jessica to play some No Man's Sky, and just be on the lookout for it for for that you can follow us again at twitch TV slash geek therapy. And you can watch our old archives join us live. It's a lot of fun. We've got a lot of cool stuff going on in the chat. It's a lot of fun. They kick their butt YouTube, we're working on a few videos, just especially because like we're just trying to reach more people. We have a ton of videos there. I took them down to separate them cup. There's You know, we've had the channel for years, but there's some things that I want to do with it. In particular, the Geek therapy library which is again inspired by motivated by O'Connor's come Expedia. We we created a database of
it's an open source resource of We're a collection of media examples. Using the geek therapy model. It's like, Oh, look, I can use this to talk about anxiety, or I can use this as talk about LGBT issues. And it has insights. And it has quick some quick summaries. So it's, it's like our pride and joy if. And I'm not saying I'm not going to do this, but actually, that's something I want to do. I want to, you know, file some for some grants to actually help us spend money. So we can put way more time into the geek therapy library, I think it's very, very important. Every time somebody who isn't lower I goes in and makes an entry or edits an entry. It just, it's the best feeling in the world. We also have forums that you can use to just suggest ideas, and then we'll go ahead and make the entries for you. So again, it's open source. The idea is that anybody can come in and not only suggest, but create entries, edit and entry, add something to it like recently. I forgot what it was there was an entry that I had a different insight for there was something I think was Dr. Strange and I wanted to add something to it. So I went ahead and I added a piece to it that I felt was was super important. And hopefully, you know, more of us in the community will will do that and will continue to help each other in that way. And so what I'd love to do is then this is the plan, I need to stop saying, like I love to do it. This is, this is what I'm planning on doing. This is what what will likely happen is that I will start making YouTube videos of the library entries, and then rip that audio and also make it a podcast. That is the plan. It is a little ambitious, because making videos is hard, but since they're not too long, it shouldn't be too bad. Anyway, I've been talking about that since last year. That's still the plan that should be going on the geek therapy YouTube. Now, the duty library now lives in the GT forum. So the therapy forum is a message board. Really, very modern, very cool message board and each and every A piece of content that we create every podcast episode has a link to it in the D therapy forum. So it's really the comment section for all of the therapy. And but it's also an open forum. So anybody can create their own their own posts, you know, ask questions, things like that. It's like, if there's anything heartbreaking about hockey therapy right now, it's that we don't use the forum enough. I don't use it enough. But I still think that it's the, it's the best investment that we make. Because I think that it just has to reach that critical mass to get people to start using it. And I think people will really see how helpful it is. We have the geek therapy Facebook group, the therapy community Facebook group, we have the E therapy discord, those have people in them and and everything that happens they're just, it's it just it just disappears. You know, it doesn't stay like it could on the forum. And again, moving things from those monitoring those and moving us to the forum is a lot of work. Probably something that we can't afford to do right now, time wise or money wise, but I still think it's, it's amazing. And I'm glad it's there. The Gift every playbook, the book we, we announced in 2017 is, is for pre order on Amazon. So that's gt playbook. You can go to get therapy calm slash playbook. And it'll take you to a page that talks about the different versions of the book. The ebook version is up for pre order, and should be out very soon. And that is designed to answer the question like how do I do that? How do I do get therapy? I've been I've been answering that question on this podcast in many different ways in in in emails and conversations at events for years and so we've we finally got it down in a way in a format that I think I'm super proud of and I think is super helpful. And then we have the geek there bu which is the online school. For you therapy, we've got seven courses that you can sign up for right now, if you've joined our beta program, you'll get more information about that and other things that we're working on. But basically right now, in the form that it's that it's in, you can pre enroll for free for one of seven different courses on geek there for you.
yeah, definitely sign up for all the classes you want. And as they become available, you'll be notified. And finally, like I mentioned before, things are always breaking and there are some costs involved. So if you can, if you want to the economy, Patreon is where we get like, you know, we get money from all of you who really want to support this and have and help us continue to grow and move forward. And it like it not only keeps the websites up and running, it helps us
do new things and explore new things. Like
as we you know, we're always growing so there's always a point where you're Like, okay, we need to upgrade this, we need to make this bigger and that always cost more money.
Eventually, you know, if if the if the Patreon
got good enough, which I expect that someday it will be, you know, we can hire somebody to start doing a lot of the stuff that is just, it just takes too much time even just like a part time person to take care of some things,
that some administrative things would be fantastic.
And, honestly, this is, this is mostly our media and content side, I think there are more things
are in the works that may not happen, you know, in the very near future like not even for the next three or six months. But after that there are some even more exciting things going on. There's a roadmap. So so that should be a key thing. every.com slash roadmap. Maybe you've seen development companies that do these roadmaps on Trello where they show you what they want do or what they plan to do for the next few months or years, get therapy has that we've, I think we've always been very transparent. And when we've, you know, like we, we make announcements and maybe it takes us a while to get it done. But, but we do it, you know, and we keep talking about it. And we try to keep ourselves accountable here on this show. And the roadmap is a new version of that. It's also it's also interactive. So if you go on the roadmap, you're like, Oh, this thing that's scheduled for like, I think I'll put under the category future vision and that's it. Like that's really far out there. You can you can like it, like a like a like a thumbs up. I don't know if you can do a thumbs down. I forgot. But you can you can interact with it in certain ways, so that we can get some feedback that way. I'll know like if a few people, you know, like one thing over another. That instigates that indicates to me that there's interest in it and it's probably worth moving up over other things.
The kind of feedback is always super helpful. You can always
call us out on social media,
you can email us at Hello at geek therapy. com, if you want to support us, even as little as $1 a month on Patreon, you can go to patreon.com slash geek therapy. There'll be a link to all of that in the show notes. And yeah, network Jackie therapy calm is the website for links to almost everything. There should be some feeds there. Oh, there's a there's a we have get there be gaming, which is like a separate media brand to talk about all the gaming stuff. Yeah, because we have a lot of gaming stuff. And I think that's, that's pretty cool, too. So you can follow it at therapy gaming on social media. And that website has feeds to to our shows too. If you ever find anything that's broken or missing or like half finished, please let me know. Please let me know. ADHD is no joke. And there are many times that I've started something and I did not even realize that I didn't fit Because I had already jumped on to something else. And that is, that's, that's ADHD and having a lot of stuff going on at the same time. But again, I'm super excited about everything that's happening about all the things that we're working on. If I forgot anything, I'm so sorry. I'm really really sorry. Oh, actually, I'm looking at my notes. Now, I realized I did forget to mention General Counsel, which is no longer a running podcast, but it still exists. Like we have archived it. The feed exists. There's over 100 episodes there. That's Brendan Saxon and Katie Gordon. Good stuff there, too. It's living on the network. It'll live there forever, along with all of our other shows. So please, get there be question queue. That's, that's another way for you to contact us. If you have any questions for us. Any feedback, go to get therapy.com slash qq that's the letter Q followed. By the way Q and and it'll go straight to us, it'll will maybe bring it up on the show unless you don't want us to. It'll it may inspire a future episode will answer the questions on on our shows. And again, we're working on some new stuff. We want to know what you think. And I hope you're looking forward to some of these new ideas that we have. And maybe if you're not, if you know somebody who might bring them aboard, you know, send them a link, tell them about it, tell them about us. have them join our mailing list, get every.com slash mail. And and that way we'll we'll keep them informed of new stuff going on. And hopefully, there will be something that is not only of their interest, but can be useful for them to get in work in life. That's what we're all about here. So thank you for this again, unofficial start to season six. I just wanted to remind everybody that the geek therapy network is super busy. We're doing tons of stuff and and you know We have so many things that we've been doing for so many years. There's like it, you know, it's it's a lot. It's it's, it's all available for you to reference consume. And you know, we're working on new stuff. So again, he therapy.com is probably your best place to go to find all that stuff. My name is also Cardona. Thank you so much for listening, the regularly scheduled, typical, you know, regular cast of Geek therapy radio. We'll be back next week. So thank you so much for listening. Remember to geek out and do good. We'll talk next week. But this episode is brought to you in part by our Patreon supporters. We'd like to say a very special thank you to all of our Patreon producers this month, including Ben
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