Critical Distance Confab

Episode 47 – A Measured Response: Hbomb

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Direct Download I managed to snag critic, rhetorician and YouTube vaudevillian Harry Brewis, more commonly known as Hbomberguy for this month’s interview. Mr. Hbomberguy is a bit of an odd duck with regards to YouTube games criticism. He first came to internet…

Episode 46 – Talking on Games

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Direct Download Freshly back from E3, YouTuber Hamish Black, the man behind the Writing on Games channel, sat down with me for this month’s interview. Nearly two years ago exactly, Hamish Black took the plunge and began making critical YouTube videos. He…

Episode 45 – Documentary Delight

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Direct Download With this interview, we move away from YouTube and delve into independent film, to talk with Philip Jones, the director of the 2015 documentary Gaming in Color. The documentary started with an intent to focus on the then-new Gaymer X…

Episode 44 – A Cagey Interview

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Direct Download This month I interview YouTuber Kevin John, also known as Cagey. YouTube essayist Cagey is a jolly old soul from Scotland. From writing at fan sites, he struck out on his own with his own YouTube channel. He has a…

Episode 43 – Think, Game, Love

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Direct Download In this episode, I interview the newly crowned Critical Distance 2016 Journalist of the Year, Heather Alexandra. Each new interviewee seems to bring some new aspect to the video criticism form. Heather Alexandra instead of jumping straight into video essays,…

Episode 41 – Every Game a Painting

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Direct Download We end this year of interviews with Mark Brown of Game Maker’s Toolkit. Mark Brown went a different direction with his video based video game criticism. Instead of interviews, opinion shows or holistic game examinations, he devoted his channel to…

Episode 39 – This is Innuendo Studios

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Direct Download Somewhat late, we present this month’s interview of the Critical Distance Confab! I interview Ian Danskin of the Innuendo Studios YouTube channel. In 2014, Ian Danskin made his first YouTube video about celebrity in internet culture: ‘This is Phil Fish,…

Episode 38 – The Spawn of History

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Direct Download We are back with another interview on the Critical Distance Confab! This month we are joined by Bob Whitaker, associate professor in Modern History at Louisiana Tech University and founder of History Respawned. In 2013, he started the YouTube channel by looking…