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#178
Sun, 28 Feb 2016

This week, we welcome back Sgt. Jim Beverly from the US Army. Jim is a long-time Blizzard gamer, and we brought him back to share his story of being deployed in Baghdad, being severely injured, dealing with PTSD, staying positive and resilience in the face of adversity. This is a special show with messages and inspiration you don’t want to miss. 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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#177
Sun, 21 Feb 2016

It’s another show and an update on what’s been happening in our worlds (hint, it’s a lot!) Our discussion question: When people say they’re quitting my raid team because they’re bored with WoW, I feel like they’re actually bored with me. I love to raid and it’s hard when people decide raiding isn’t fun to them like it is to me. Am I taking this too personally? Our Think Tank question: I would like to train to be a software developer, but I work full time and earn the money for our household. I could take a 16-week bootcamp class but I’m not sure if that’s the right move. What should I do? 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

#176
Wed, 10 Feb 2016

Our update and recap from our time presenting at PAX South! Our discussion question: I’m beyond stressed out from working 40 hours a week, going to school, taking care of my family and dealing with major life crises over the last few months. How can I learn to cope better with all the stresses in my life? Our Think Tank question: I’ve had a falling out with two friends and recently with a different friend. I’m an introvert and don’t make friends easily. Why does this keep happening. I feel like I will never make good friends. 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

Our 24-hour chat room has moved to Discord, and you can join our community there at: http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2

 

#175
Mon, 01 Feb 2016

Jules and Marconin were joined by Dr. Anthony Bean, PhD and Dr. Holiday Bean, PsyD for a panel at PAX South on Friday, January 29th. This is the audio version of our panel discussing gamer identity, why we feel different and excluded by people who don't relate to the gaming culture and so much more. We talk about our experiences as gamers, relating to non-gamers, and what we can do to help people understand the gamer identity. We also took audience questions, and they delivered!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at PAX South!

You can find Dr. Anthony Bean on Twitter: @VideoGameDoc and through his website: http://beanpsychologicalservices.com

You can contact Dr. Holiday Bean through e-mail: drbean@jonesccta.com

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#174
Sun, 24 Jan 2016

It’s a week of snow stories and stream appearances! Our 24-hour chat room has moved to Discord, and you can join our community there at: http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2 Our discussion question: My fiance struggles with depression but won’t consider therapy. I want us to plan our life together, but he doesn’t have a desire to plan anything. How can I have a conversation with him about my feelings? Our Think Tank question: My biological father was never a part of my life. He died a few years ago, and I learned about his family through his obituary. I would like to contact them but I’m not sure how. What should I do?  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

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#173
Sun, 17 Jan 2016

We’re back with updates on PAX South, Jules’ move and Marconin’s mount acquisitions! Our 24-hour chat room has moved to Discord, and you can join our community there at: http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2 Our discussion question: How do you open a conversation with a guy who you believe is being taken advantage of by a girl who just wants what he can buy for her? Our Think Tank question: I’m really lonely, but my brain tells me that any person I meet doesn’t really like me, even if they’re being friendly. How do I get the confidence to make friends and not feel paranoid that I’m being left out of things by people?  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

#172
Sun, 03 Jan 2016

Happy Moo Year! We’re back with updates on how our holidays went, and all the latest in our crazy lives. Our 24-hour chat room has moved to Discord, and you can join our community there at: http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2 Our discussion question: We’ve all heard about post-con blues, but what about those who can’t ever make it to a convention or meetup? How does someone handle the fear of missing out? Our Think Tank question: I’ve come back to the guild I left about a year ago and found it to be a ghost town. My friend and I were told that we were the reason everyone was there in the first place. What advice do you have to revive this dead guild and avoid the mistakes of the past? 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

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#171
Sun, 20 Dec 2015

It’s our holiday episode, completely with our annual holiday parody song! Our 24-hour chat room has moved to Discord, and you can join our community there at: http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2 Our discussion question: Have you ever experienced raid anxiety? How do you handle it when you’re afraid to even raid because you might make a mistake? Our Think Tank question: I began dating a woman, and she stopped responding to my texts and messages with no warning. We’re part of the same raid team, and it hurts to hear her voice each week like nothing’s happened. Should I leave the team or confront 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

#170
Sun, 06 Dec 2015

Welcome back to a snort-laugh inducing episode of TTT! We are heading to PAX South in January 2016 to talk in a panel and we’re so excited to tell you about it! Our 24-hour chat room has moved to Discord, and you can join our community there at: http://tinyurl.com/tttchat2 Our discussion question: I’m a police officer, and my coworkers and captain recently pushed me too far with horsing around, and caused me to lose my temper with a superior. Now everyone treats me differently. How should I handle this? Our Think Tank question: I want to date, but I struggle with how people treat me for being a gamer and loving to raid and play WoW. When do I tell a potential love interest about what I love doing? 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

#169
Sun, 29 Nov 2015

It’s Thanksgiving week, and we have a lot to be grateful for - new mounts, family, pets, even when they’re sick! Our discussion question: the holidays can be challenging for many who suffer from depression, and barbermk426 wanted to share a blog post that has helped her during her own battle. https://twloha.com/blog/there-still-some-time/ How can we help each other during this season? Our Think Tank question: In my circle of friends, a rift between two people has caused me our group to fracture. I am now be excluded from events because of the side I chose. How can I get everyone to just get along like they used to? 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

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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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