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

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#158
Sun, 30 Aug 2015

Our FitForBlizzCon updates, more streams, and walking in Memphis start out this show on our new recording night-Sundays at 8pm CDT! Our discussion question: I’m a poor adult college student trying to support my family with a side endeavor website business, but I don’t know how to get the word out. What can I do? Our Think Tank question: I like to collect mounts and tabards, but every guild I’ve been in has been people competing or trying to beat me in my achievement goals. I’ve been playing solo for so long to avoid it. Should I seek out a guild again because I’m feeling lonely?  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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#157
Sun, 23 Aug 2015

Mount news, raiding and Ren Faire meetup stories on this week’s episode. Our discussion question: I sometimes dream that I’m cheating on my girlfriend, even though I don’t want to cheat on her! Am I a bad person for having these dreams? Our Think Tank question: My guild has just stopped doing anything together and it’s really bothering me. I’m not really not somebody who likes to create events or make people do things, but I don’t want to leave. 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!

 

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#156
Sun, 16 Aug 2015

It’s a week of multiple mounts and near-misses for Jules and Marconin this week! Our discussion question: Why are some people so quick to jump into a trusting friendship, and expect me to feel the same? It’s hard for me to make friends and trust that they really like me. Our Think Tank question: I just found out that the man who I always called “Dad” is not really my father, and he’s been stealing money from me all my life. Should I take legal action or just get out and never come back?  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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#155
Sun, 09 Aug 2015

Doctoral candidate Anthony Bean returns for another round of fun and gamer talk!

 

Special links from Tony’s discussion:

 

Budget spreadsheet template: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wvubf8CehWtTDTu_ZGzryBr9aX61x2CgyQxq4XVyM2o/edit?usp=sharing

The difference types of defense mechanisms with examples: http://imgur.com/sRboPw5

Our discussion question: Why do we get so uncomfortable talking about money - both asking for it for what we do, and comparing ourselves to others? Our Think Tank question: I have a problem, and its name is whiskey. I drink to feel better about my problems, but my drinking causes me even more problems. What can I do?  You can contact Tony directly with questions and advice about therapy at anthonymbean@gmail.com 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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#154
Sun, 02 Aug 2015

We are live at Nerdtacular 2015 with a studio audience! We share our experiences with N15 and the people we’ve met. Our Think Tank question: As a 15 year old guy, how can I get a girl to like me, when she says she only sees me as a friend?  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

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Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank

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#153
Sun, 19 Jul 2015

Note: This week’s discussion topic is adult in nature and parental discretion is advised! Marconin is adjusting to this daywalking stuff, and Jules has been a busy girl with the Well Played party Kickstarter promotion. Our discussion question: As a response to episode 144 and the cheating wife, what behaviors do YOU think constitute cheating? Our Think Tank question: I’m so hesitant to join a guild because I don’t feel like I can contribute to it. I’m a new player and everyone is so ahead of me in everything. Can I make friends even without doing activities with them?  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

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Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank

Facebook: http://facebook.com/taurenthinktank

#152
Sun, 12 Jul 2015

Marconin delivers another epic audio gem, and some personal news! Jules discusses the Well Played Party’s progress, and Cat on Fire’s current raid progression. Our discussion question: Are Americans much more cautious with letting their kids go places alone than other countries? Where did this all come from? Our Think Tank question: I met a guildie in real life, and she has become really frustrating. She wants me to go with her to a random meeting of people off of Craigslist, but I really don’t want to be a part of this. What do 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

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Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank

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#151
Sun, 28 Jun 2015

6.2 has arrived! Our first impressions, Marconin’s new mount news, and the official announcement of Well Played, a party being presented at BlizzCon 2015! Our discussion question: The aging of gamers - as the first generation of gamers continues to age, what will it look like 20-30 years from now? Will it be accepted that we’ll be gaming as retirees? Our Think Tank question: I have a guild member who is the first to criticize, cause trouble, and talk down everything we do, and the first to accept credit when our guild gets recognized for its successes. How can I handle this as a guild leader?  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

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Twitter: @TaurenThinkTank

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#150
Sun, 21 Jun 2015

Marconin acquired a bunch of new mounts this week and Jules has some preliminary BlizzCon party news! Our discussion question: Has anyone ever used their experience as raid leader or guild leader on a resume or job application? Will there ever be a time where this experience is applicable? Our Think Tank question: I’m in a dead guild. I want to have people around me again, but I’m not a leader or someone who likes recruiting. What would you do if you were me? 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

#149
Sun, 14 Jun 2015

Marconin’s running old raids with some new buddies, and Jules has the Heroes fever on this latest episode! Our discussion question: Why do standardized tests have so much weight in determining our future for success in school?  Our Think Tank question: I’m the one who always helps everyone with advice, support and a kind word, but I can’t let myself ask for help. It gets so bad that I want to scream, cry, smash my head against a wall, or worse. What can 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

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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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