Welcome to episode 13 of The Gateway Geeks Podcast! This week, Grandpas Joe and Aaron reminisce about the good ol’ days, when geeks were geeks, and Joe once wrastled crash bandicoot for tickets to E3. Kids these days and their damned pokemans! Ok ok, we’re playing it 24/7- let’s be honest- Team Mystic for the win! This week, we talk nostalgia. Who carefully cultivates the gardens of our respective childhood memories, and who drags our treasured IPs through the mud? Speaking of which, what did we think of the Ghostbuster’s movie? These answers and more on this week’s episode- Grandpa Nerd and Dat Throwback Dollar.
Joe Kohlburn is a PhD student in Information Science at University of Missouri. He is also a practicing academic librarian and art historian. Joe is interested in activist media ecologies, the emotional and intellectual life of librarians, the means by which art investigates and challenges the social, political, and ethical underpinnings of culture, in artists as complete beings, and in the communicative and occult mechanisms of creative practice. He is 2022 Chair of the Missouri Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee, and working on various studies on media use and consumption and information seeking among gamers and readers. Joe is co-creator of Critical Conversations, and host of the 5 Questions Podcast, both Critical Mass for the Visual Arts programs. View all posts by Joe Kohlburn