Chachi Bobinks is the co-host of The Dialogue Wheel, a fan podcast dedicated to Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and all things BioWare — including diversity! Fittingly, Chachi wears multiple hats herself: podcaster, feminist, PAX Enforcer, parent, and cat lady. How she juggles it all is anyone’s guess.
In this rollicking hour of hilarity, Ken fires a series of difficult questions at Chachi: What makes BioWare so special that they get their own fan podcast? What’s your favorite BioWare game? How does podcasting ameliorate social anxiety disorder? Why volunteer to be a PAX Enforcer and thus miss most of the show? Does GamerGate require that we take sides? What does it mean to be a New Age feminist, and how many other kinds of feminism are there? And, most important: can a sex-positive feminist patronize Hooters?
Listeners are invited to make a donation to the organ transplant program of UMass Memorial Health Care in memory of Edward F. Gagné, guest of Polygamer #24.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Chachi Bobinks of The Dialogue Wheel
- The Dialogue Wheel #37 with Ken Gagne
- Trolls game
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Polygamer #27: Mass Effect cosplayer Emma Bell
- Polygamer #12: An outside perspective on feminism & GamerGate
- “If there was a patriarchy, it wouldn’t allow feminism to exist“
- Cyberbullying Research Center
- Polygamer #15: Zoë Quinn & Alex Lifschitz of Crash Override
- The Dialogue Wheel: Post Pax Post Pox Pandeminium
- Feminist PAX Enforcers tumblr
- Chessex dice
- Table Titans
- Kiva Bay
- Feminist Deck on Kickstarter