Scott Benner is my guest this week, along with my cat, his dog, my shaky internet connection, and his possessed phone. Despite the real world getting in the way, we talk at length about life after his book, putting Katie Couric on hold for NPR, his new podcast, and his perspective on connecting with parents of children recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Enjoy.
I wanted to write about Resident Evil 5. There’s been a big hullabaloo about the racism, real or apparent. I honestly couldn’t find a way to expand beyond my initial thoughts so here they are:
- I don’t think the game is racist.
- I can see how people can interpret the game as racist.
- I think it’s necessary to have this discussion so we can move one step closer to eliminating racism in this country, in this world.
Now that that is out of the way, I have some words for the parents of the up and coming generation of gamer. Continue reading