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A Legacy of Harm

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A Legacy of Harm

So everything is broken: What do we do to fix the world we love?

Dr. Kishonna Gray tells us how to identify the legacy of issue facing the gaming industry, and how the gaming community can give us a small window into the future of society. Emma Vossen comes back to teach us a little more about gaming's leaky pipeline.

Later Daniel Rosen explains a really bad handshake.

This episode is a follow-up to a Crisis for Toxic Nerds: Gamers and Comics.

Dr. Kishonna Gray’s Recommended Reading List


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Crisis of Toxic Nerds: Comic Books

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Crisis of Toxic Nerds: Comic Books

We try to make sense of an old beast with a new face: Comicsgate

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We’re back with "Crisis of Toxic Nerds," a multi-part documentary investigating where the toxicity in geek culture comes from, and what we can do about it.

In this part, Radio Free Krypton hosts Justin and Jacob speak to comics writer and editor Stephanie Cooke, rapper More or Les, professor Benjamin Woo and writer and PhD candidate Safiyya Hosein about how toxicity develops and the importance of diverse representations in comics.


Originally broadcast on CJRU 1280 AM in Toronto. Written and reported by Justin Chandler and Jacob Dubé. Produced by Jacob Dubé, Justin Chandler and Mitchell Thompson.

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Crisis of Toxic Nerds: Gamers

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Crisis of Toxic Nerds: Gamers

How men ruined nerd culture and made gaming a toxic place for everyone else

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In partnership with Radio Free Krypton we're doing two (three) episodes on toxicity in nerdom. Our episode focuses on toxic masculinity in gaming specifically. We talk to talk to Laine "Superphrenic" Yuhas about Dota 2, sexism and her organisation, Desoladies.

Later, researcher Emma Vossen, an expert on gaming and gender, gives us a run down on what it means to be a gamer, and why that sucks for everyone.

PLUS: It's CJRU 1280 AM Fund Drive time! Together with Radio Free Krypton, we have a group goal of $140. If we can pull that off, we’ll do a full bonus episode together! In it, we’ll recap and analyse the new Spider-Man video game. It’ll be a blast, and we really want to do this. Are Syrian refugees and a love of Spider-Man not good enough? Well, don’t worry, we have a few more incentives.

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