Podcast Notes: War and Peace in Games, Mind the Gap and inside Basra
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- Following a Game Politics post we spoke about the
the Peacemaker Game. Talking to us was Eric Brown of Impact Games
- From Peace to War Noah Schactman of Dangerroom spoke about "Sim Iraq"
- Some moving sounds of the aid crisis in Somalia thanks to David Axe who also writes at Dangerroom and has his own blog Warisboring
- The founder of Miss Landmine Angola explores the controversy surrounding it. A longer version of that interview is available here.
- The Brit Blog Roundup from Jonathan Calder at Liberal England. Anyone who may have lost some human ashes in the vicinity of Islington should probably check out this post we mentioned
- Dan Hardie let us record two conversations he had with Iraqi former employees of British Forces in Basra and Syria about the grave practical difficulties they have trying to leave the country. More on his blog
- Emma Clarke who does voices for the Tube on the media firestorm surrounding her (and thanks to her also for the wonderful ident at the start - Emma is a voiceover artist). Thanks also to Annie Mole for providing a blog perspective
- Finally huge controversy in the world of viral marketing following this disputed post on Tech Crunch. Viral marketting expert Matt Smith who is the co-founder of The Viral Factory gave us an ethical marketeers perspective on the whole row.