This week we mark our 100th episode with a special guest. Dan Wirth joins us virtually to discuss fun and games and the important role they play in the lives of teens. We’ll discuss the finer points of what makes a good game, why challenges in games help us to build character and learn how to interact with others. We’ll also talk about how games and play an educational role with their subject matter.
We’ll also talk about collecting and the benefits that having a passion for building and curating a collection. We’ll learn how it helps teens to learn focus, manage their money and learn responsibility that will benefit them later in life.
In our Disney Detective, the Magical Express is going away as well as annual passes at Disneyland
Then in our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, Heir to the Empire is resurrected, Lucasfilm is expanding who can make games under it’s license’
And for our Entertainment News, is Chris Evan’s reprising his iconic role as Captain America? And a “touching” reunion between Neegan and Maggie on The Walking Dead
And then we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week….
In another of our question and answer series we talk about school, interests and activities. We’ll explore what aspects of school Madison enjoys the most, what classes she’s learning the most in, her favorite part of school and much more.
We’ll also talk about her hobbies, what video games she’s playing, her collecting hobbies, the music she likes to listen to and much more. We were joined this week by a viewer from Estonia who took advantage of the opportunity to pose some of their own questions in a unique two way conversation.
This week we take a look at screen violence in the form of video games, television and movies. We look at the different types of violence and the effect it has on today’s youth. We’ll look at some interesting statistics and several studies that offer insights into both sides of the argument of whether screen violence leads to violence in today’s youth. Then we’ll take a look at what parents can do to help teens cope with the violence that is so prevalent in our current media and entertainment.