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Tauren Think Tank: The World of Warcraft Interpersonal Advice Podcast!

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017

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#225
Thu, 30 Mar 2017

Oh no, the Blizzard Store is on sale! Will the show go on? (Yep, it did!) Our Think Tank question: From our discussion two weeks ago about the collector mindset, some comments were made in the chat room about spouses finding their partner’s interests dumb, making fun of them, and/or not understanding of them. Why do we make fun of or shame the ones we love for what they enjoy? Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to questions@taurenthinktank.com. Slash Moo, everybody!

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Discord server:  http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2

#224
Thu, 23 Mar 2017

Twitch partner and competitive Heroes of the Storm player Steph, aka Oddish, returns to the show for an update on everything that’s happened in her life this past year (spoilers: it’s a lot!), and to help us with our listener question of the week! Our Think Tank question: I’m a transgender lesbian, and I would like to come out to my raid team. I’m nervous on how to do this, because it’s either got to be on the spot during raid via voice or in raid text chat, and I don’t know how people are going to react. I wish my voice was more feminine to help this process along, but it’s not, and I’m afraid people will continue to use the wrong pronouns when talking to me. What advice do you have for me to come out without making it weird? Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to questions@taurenthinktank.com. Slash Moo, everybody!

Website: http://taurenthinktank.com

Patreon site: http://patreon.com/taurenthinktank

Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank

Facebook: http://facebook.com/taurenthinktank

Discord server:  http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2

#223
Thu, 16 Mar 2017

It’s all about BlizzCon announcements and Overwatch to start this week off right! Our Discussion topic: The collector mindset - Marconin is a collector and Jules is not, so we talk about what it’s like to understand the other person’s mindset, and why collectors are driven to get all the things! How much is too much, where is the line, and how can you be supportive of people who collect when you aren’t driven by it yourself? Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to questions@taurenthinktank.com. Slash Moo, everybody!

Website: http://taurenthinktank.com

Patreon site: http://patreon.com/taurenthinktank

Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank

Facebook: http://facebook.com/taurenthinktank

Discord server:  http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2

#222
Thu, 09 Mar 2017

This week, our special guest is Lisa Huetteman from Find My Perfect Job and JobSeek Radio! It’s all about the job hunt in this episode - how to change your career, why LinkedIn and networking are the best ways to find a job, what not to do when you’re trying to make a career change, and lots more.  Lisa gives excellent advice about interviewing, discovering what your best skills are, and getting your resume noticed. Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to questions@taurenthinktank.com. Slash Moo, everybody!

Website: http://taurenthinktank.com

Patreon site: http://patreon.com/taurenthinktank

Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank

Facebook: http://facebook.com/taurenthinktank

Discord server:  http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2

#221
Thu, 02 Mar 2017

Jules has been traveling, Marconin has been mount-hunting, and we both got to do some serious raiding this week! Our Think Tank question: I’m a caretaker to family members who are dealing with mental health issues like anxiety and severe depression. How can I decompress and relax better beyond the things that I’m doing, being a caretaker and having to be “on” all the time? Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to questions@taurenthinktank.com. Slash Moo, everybody!

Website: http://taurenthinktank.com

Patreon site: http://patreon.com/taurenthinktank

Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank

Facebook: http://facebook.com/taurenthinktank

Discord server:  http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2

 

#220
Thu, 16 Feb 2017

What’s been happening for us lately in WoW? A whole lot for the two of us, it seems! Our Discussion topic: experiencing sensory overload in a high stress environment.  For example  feeling uncomfortable when surrounded by people, loud noises, and maintaining your cool (conventions, parties, shopping). How do you handle these things when they make you nervous and anxious? Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to questions@taurenthinktank.com. Slash Moo, everybody!

Website: http://taurenthinktank.com

Patreon site: http://patreon.com/taurenthinktank

Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank

Facebook: http://facebook.com/taurenthinktank

Discord server:  http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2

#219
Thu, 09 Feb 2017

Love Is In The Air, and Marconin’s quest for the Big Love Rocket resumes for the year! Will 2017 be the last year to have to run this 30 times a day? Our Discussion topic: Dealing with disappointment. It’s been a volatile year so far and emotions are running high, with disappointment being a big part of what people are feeling in their everyday lives. How can we cope with disappointment in healthy ways to be productive and happier?  Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to questions@taurenthinktank.com. Slash Moo, everybody!

Website: http://taurenthinktank.com

Patreon site: http://patreon.com/taurenthinktank

Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank

Facebook: http://facebook.com/taurenthinktank

Discord server:  http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2

#218
Thu, 02 Feb 2017

We give our summary of PAX South and our experiences speaking on two panels this year! Our Think Tank question: My dear friend Zan passed away from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 29 right before BlizzCon, and it’s been devastating for me. How can I deal with the crippling grief I’m feeling, and not burst into tears every time something reminds me of her? Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to questions@taurenthinktank.com. Slash Moo, everybody!

Website: http://taurenthinktank.com

Patreon site: http://patreon.com/taurenthinktank

Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank

Facebook: http://facebook.com/taurenthinktank

Discord server:  http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2

#217
Thu, 02 Feb 2017

We're happy to present the audio from our two panels at PAX South 2017. (Please note, this audio was taken from the video we recorded at each of two panels, so this episode will be a lot more "roomy" than a normal podcast recording. You'll get what we mean when you listen.)

If you wish to jump to Panel #2, it's located at 1:02 in the recording.

Panel #1 - Finding Your Tribe - The Psychology of Online Communities

Online communities are a powerful and influential force in many of our lives. We build strong and lasting relationships with people before ever meeting them face-to-face. How do communities form and what are the challenges of maintaining an online “family?" We talk about community connection, finding a place you call home, and when it’s okay to say goodbye. Our speakers are gamers and self-proclaimed nerds who are experts in psychology, research, advice, community-building, and content creation. Dr. Anthony Bean [Owner/Psychologist, Bean Professional Psychological Services/Framingham State University], Jules Scott [Podcast Host, Tauren Think Tank Podcast], Corey Spencer [Podcast Host, Tauren Think Tank Podcast]

Panel #2 - Embracing The Chaos Emeralds: Understanding Your Nerd Power

Being a nerd is finally cool! So many of us remember being considered awkward, unpopular, and feeling like an outcast for loving sci-fi, video games, anime, comic books, etc. We explore the psychology of feeling like you don’t fit in, and the negative effects of not accepting who you are. We talk about embracing, loving, and accepting your geek fortitude/fandom. You’ll hear from gamers and self-proclaimed nerds who are experts in psychology, research, advice and community-building. Dr. Anthony Bean [Owner/Psychologist, Bean Professional Psychological Services/Framingham State University], Jules Scott [Podcast Host, Tauren Think Tank Podcast], Corey Spencer [Podcast Host, Tauren Think Tank Podcast], Joel Christiansen [Indie Developer, Dog Theory Games]

#216
Thu, 19 Jan 2017

In this episode, we welcome Ryan (@RyCP1209) from the Victors Sanctum podcast as our special guest. Ryan sent us a powerful letter about his journey to treatment for depression and anxiety, and we invited him on the show to tell us his story of diagnosis, taking medications, hitting “rock-bottom”, almost losing everything important to him, and learning that mental health carries a stigma that needs to be recognized and changed by society. If you or a loved one has been struggling with depression or anxiety, and has resisted getting help because they’re afraid or don’t feel like they need it, this show is a must-listen. Be a part of the show by sending your Tell Us One Thing questions, feedback, and requests for advice to questions@taurenthinktank.com. Slash Moo, everybody!

Website: http://taurenthinktank.com

Patreon site: http://patreon.com/taurenthinktank

Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank

Facebook: http://facebook.com/taurenthinktank

Discord server:  http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2

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A weekly podcast hosted by Jules and Marconin, Tauren Think Tank focuses on the interpersonal issues that Blizzard gamers experience both in-game and in their outside lives. This show is an audio advice column, where listeners send in their questions asking for help about anything from interacting with other players to managing depression and social anxiety. Come sit by the fire, meet new friends, and know that you're never alone! Questions can be sent to questions@taurenthinktank, or send them through Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank, @JulesRPG, and @MarconinWoW.

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