On Season 2, Episode 5 of Hyperlink Radio, Ray Sylvester and Matthew Gartland get together to share in a bit of nostalgia. They’re talking about Nintendo, the most popular video game company in the world and an enduring cultural legacy rooted in many of our childhoods. In fact, Nintendo is often credited with ushering in the current era of home gaming, as well as the advent of mobile gaming. But what makes Nintendo so special? Is it their characters? Their storytelling? Is it their innovative approach with systems like the Wii and the brand-new Nintendo Switch? And how does Nintendo continue to do such a spot-on job of staying fresh and innovative? Matt and Ray dive into these topics and a lot more—such as the ingenious Nintendo Labo—in today’s episode of Hyperlink Radio.
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Link of the Week
The Time Ferriss Show: Dr. Gabor Maté — New Paradigms, Ayahuasca, and Redefining Addiction
This week, it’s an interview between Tim Ferriss and Dr. Gabor Maté, an expert in the pathologies of addiction. It’s a long one—almost two and a half hours—so you know it’s going to be pretty incredible if we’re recommending it. Tim Ferriss is a dedicated interviewer, Dr. Gabor Maté is a fascinating guest, and they cover a lot of ground in the episode. Their conversation broaches deep subjects such as trauma and its root in childhood experiences; the link between sensitivity, creativity, and pain; and approaches to treating trauma and addiction that are outside the norm. This episode will give you a truly unique perspective on these topics, so check it out!
Special thanks to RoccoW for the use of his chiptune music in this week’s episode! (Used under Creative Commons license.)