Happy 1st Anniversary to us!

One year ago today, our first episode with Chris Algoo dropped, Prism Shells, Tres Witchers and E3 Predications.

Who knew that a show put together on a shoestring, eight hours prep time and a MP3 Skype recorder would still be here a year later? We’ll we’re still around, still getting amazing guests willing to share their stories with us.

Thank you everyone who’s been a guest, who’s sent a comment or review in on iTunes or Stitcher. Thank you to everyone who listens and sends us questions for guests, or has supported us along the way.

Thank you to Steve Lubitz of Disruption FM, Cicero Holmes, Kahlief Adams and Shareef Jackson of Spawn on Me for their guidance as I struggled with even starting a podcast.

Everyone who had advice along the way, for good or ill. Especially y’all who heard that first episode and stuck with us! ❤

Thank you to Tim (Thain1982) for his non-stop support and this lovely message to celebrate our first year:

I truly loved both times I got to be on Fresh Out of Tokens. I was a little nervous when I found out the episode with David and Andrew would be a free discussion, since that was my first time on any podcast, but we had a really fantastic conversation, and the Star Trek discussion we had was great fun.

Coming back to guest host the interview with BioFanOfficial was even more fun. Sharing all the Bioware feels was just fantastic, and I love that Tanya brings Bioware love up so much in the show in general.
I love the work y’all are doing, and getting to be a small part of it was a tremendous honor (and an absolute blast).  Any time y’all need an emergency guest host, just say the word.
-Tim (@thain1982)

Another big thank you to @krageinsf/Juls for this awesome message, which is especially touching since she’s not a gamer and find something in our show.

Hello Tanya and David.

I just wanted to send a note about how much I love your show and how much it means to me, as someone who is NOT a gamer. I don’t play many of the games you talk about, but I started listening because of the #INeedDiverseGames.
The content of your show is just superb. As a teacher, I am always looking for other sources of information to strengthen and improve my teaching/presentations. The wealth of knowledge shared by you (as hosts), your guests, and the other listeners of the show is amazing. I feel so lucky to have stumbled onto your podcast and listen in exchange for a few donations when I can scrape together the cash. (To other listeners, if you are able, PLEASE PLEASE DONATE!).
Although I am not a gamer, your show has helped me learn about pros, cons, and _meh_ about some of the games my sister and her partner do play. There is a really great balance of enough detail that I can follow along when I watch her play, but not so overwhelming that I’m completely shut out of the discussion.
Thank you so much for your show.

We’re looking forward to an even better year, and to do that we’d love your feedback! Please fill out this brief feedback form so we can improve.

Here’s our episode roster in case you’re new to the show, or missed an episode over the last year.

  1. Prism Shells, Tres Witchers and E3 Predications – Chris Algoo
  2. Hip Hop Can help you Code, and #GamingLooksGood thanks to Shareef Jackson
  3. Games Critique As POC: Pitfalls, Perils & Perls of Wisdom – Austin Walker, Katherine Cross & Tauriq Moosa
  4. Brooklyn Gamery and #BlackGameDev for the Win – Catt Small, Chris Algoo and Dennis Liaw
  5. The Great Gita Escapade
  6. We had a @WickedGood time with Steve Lubitz
  7. Caelyn is a Gem
  8. We Go Back In the Crates of our Gaming Past & More with Lauren Warren from Black Girl Nerds
  9. Tiene dos languages en est podcast; we asked @Comosedicenerd, se habla geek?
  10. Get your #AltGames fix with Jason Vega
  11. Feminist Gaming Fight Club with Amy Isaac
  12. Ladies Night – AKA HAWKE FEELS!
  13. #SwordsOfSorrow and Magical Cupcakes with Mikki Kendall
  14. GX3 & Teaching Turing with Matt Conn and Toni Rocca
  15. Navigating the Grey Areas of ACE Representation in gaming & beyond with Defira85 – Kirsty Connor
  16. Interview with a Fennec Slayer, Allan Schumacher
  17. Die Nachtblume, Twine and Pitching Tips with Katriel Paige
  18. An Altus for All Seasons, on how Dorian came to be with David Gaider
  19. Night of the Living Memes, Academics and Political Gaming bodies with Megan Condis
  20. We’re running away to the Savage Empire with Tim Lewinson
  21. We Spun the Dialogue Wheel with ChachiBobinks and Andrew Baker!
  22. Let’s Get Brainy with Deborah Budding, aka @Nebula63
  23. We re-Spawned in #Brookago with Kahlief Adams & Cicero Holmes, our podcast fam from @SpawnOnMe
  24. Double the Wu, double the fun! We got Bri-jacked by @Spacekatgal & @TheFrankWu
  25. We got our Interactive Fiction fix with Carolyn VanEseltine
  26. Bonus episode! Battle of the F-Bombs with Anthony Burch
  27. We got it on with BrothaDom behind the mic about writing, diversity and his origin story
  28. We got our Theological Geek on with Jeremy Yoder of @GeekCrossShow
  29. We rolled a nat 20 with @NJWGames
  30. A conversation with @Thain1982 and @ABakerN7 (all white men have strong opinions on Star Trek)
  31. Sangfroid_San on #GamesSoWhite, Black women in gaming and games journalism – Sidney Fussell
  32. On Monstrous Women and overly equipped police in Games with @MaxxieBytes
  33. Tevinter Family Values with @BioFanOfficial
  34. Dudes, we had the Best Chat with Holly Brockwell about Gadgette and more! (Tauriq Moosa guest co-hosting)
  35. We hit all the right notes in our convo with Guild Wars 2 dev, Lena Chappelle
  36. We got Jimquisited!
  37. Josh Samuels ‘Arrived’ to chat with us about the Taino people, representation, Arrival Game & more!
  38. We went back to the arcade with @Sparklebliss about Coin Operated Americans, masculinity and games marketing changes over the years – Carly Kocurek
  39. We got our Seven hearty dreaNABIT’s in during our chat with Simply Undrea
  40. Martin Sahlin swung by to spin a yarn about Unravel game!
  41. We realized that gaming misses a lot even with eyes wide open thanks to @snarkbat – Elsa Sjunneson-Henry
  42. We got our dose of blerd goodness when Jamie Broadnax of @BlackGirlNerds dropped by!
  43. Localization, Devil Spit, and sailing with Bioware’s Mel Fleming
  44. Meet the devs that made We Are Chicago, hear about their process and journey to make this game. Cindy Miller, Michael Block & Guest Co-Host, Shareef Jackson
  45. We cast a temporal spell and landed at Midnight with Eve Eschenbacher
  46. Games Critique as POC re-release, Directors cut😛 Austin Walker, Katherine Cross & Tauriq Moosa
  47. Pop Culture Covens and Hipster Holy Priestesses – Tzufit A.
  48. We Rolled a Critical Hit for tabletop Diversity with Donna Prior
  49. We’re so glad that Meg Jayanth is in the gaming industry
  50. Twitch, Bioware feels and fandom with LadyInsanity – Ashe Soriano
  51. Liam Esler disproves his twitter bio of all style and no substance during his visit with us!

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