A pair of gaymers, Travis and Mike, discuss the world of gaming through a queer lens.

June 22, 2022

Mental Health in Gayming

Travis and Mike are joined by therapist Mariya (she/her) for a special episode talking about mental health, therapy, using gaming for healing, and why anxiety can be your waifu.

You can find Mariya at https://www.chosenfamilytherapy.com/

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March 9, 2022

Unpacking: Think Outside the Box

Travis and Mike are joined by drag queen and illustrator Chara Couture (she/they) to recount their experiences with Unpacking - the game AND the chore. Enjoy 90s nostalgia as the crew compares notes on what they took away from each level, and recount some achievements you might have missed!

Find us on Twitter at @rainbowroadpod, or write to us at rainbowroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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February 23, 2022

Davey Double: Stanley Parable & The Beginner’s Guide

Ashley Cooper (she/her) returns, joining Matilda (she/her), Travis, and Mike as they peel back the many layers of Davey Wreden's two most well known games. Find out whether Coda is real, how the Stanley Parable REALLY ends, and which character we somehow manage to make queer so this still fits under our umbrella.

Twitter: @rainbowroadpod

Email: rainbowroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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February 9, 2022

Tell Me Why: Hot Off the Represses!

Content warning: discussions of suicide, substance abuse, & domestic violence. 

Kyah (they/them) helps Travis and Mike remember what actually happened in Tell Me Why, as they break the story down character by character.  Things get heavy as the gang talks about their personal relationships to the game, their thoughts on its value for queer people, and whether Travis will ever be allowed to host this show again.

Twitter: @rainbowroadpod
Email: rainbowroadpodcast@gmail.com

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February 2, 2022

Long Time, No Tea: A Comeback Teaser

Just when you thought you'd gotten rid of us! Travis and Mike catch up on the past few months, tease some upcoming episodes, and whine about the state of open world games for a bit. 

Twitter: @rainbowroadpod
Email: rainbowroadpodcast@gmail.com

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May 2, 2021

A Whole Year of Rainbows

To celebrate the podcast's first birthday, Travis and Mike invited past guests to rave about a character who's near and queer their hearts.

Featuring Andrew Orsie (he/him), Ashley Park (she/her), Chara Couture (she/they), Faustine Pelipel (she/her), & Mr. Gaboobily (he/him).

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April 8, 2021

Hades: for the Gawds

Travis and Mike have broken out of the Underworld to chat with Ashley (she/her) and Chara (she/they) about roguelike narratives, Sisyphian tasks, and the thirsty thighs of a specific God, on this week's episode about Hades! 

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March 18, 2021

San Junipero: PR for VR

Jordan (he/him) and Brooke (she/her) from Queer Quadrant are back to help Travis, Mike, and new guest Ophira (she/they) dissect the Black Mirror episode "San Junipero". The gang critiques the show's portrayal of disability, opines on love in a digital age, and puzzles over Yorkie's glasses.

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February 16, 2021

The Last of Us 2: Bury Your Straights

Travis brings on Matt (any pronouns), Ashley (she/her), and Kyah (they/them) to revel in the beauty and horror of Naughty Dog's most ambitious game yet, and all the controversy that came with it.

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January 20, 2021

Why We Love Zelda

Jacqueline (she/her) helps Travis and Mike explain the enduring appeal of the Zelda franchise to a Hyrule newcomer, Producer Matt (any pronouns).
 
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