17 06, 2020

Video Games Are Now Medically Necessary (Cool Weird Awesome 322)

By |2020-06-17T08:05:43-04:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Video games are now as artistically and technically challenging as any other art form. But now they've really leveled up: the FDA has just approved a video game-based treatment for ADHD. Plus: a school librarian in western Virginia just found a clever way to get books to her students while schools and libraries are closed.

3 12, 2019

How Oregon Trail Inspired A Generation To Learn About Dysentery (Cool Weird Awesome 184)

By |2019-12-03T06:22:31-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

It was 48 years ago today that kids first got to play the video game Oregon Trail - the invention of three student teachers from Minnesota who ended up changing video game history without realizing it. Plus: a hospital in San Antonio, Texas marks the holiday season by sending all its December newborns home in red and white hats… and stockings!

9 05, 2019

Dear Ralph Baer, Thanks, Signed, All The Video Gamers (Cool Weird Awesome 36)

By |2020-06-17T08:14:37-04:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Ralph Baer invented home video games from his workshop in Manchester, New Hampshire - and now the city is honoring this gaming pioneer with a "Baer Square," complete with a statue, in a city park.

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