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

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Sun, 05 May 2013

With Jules away, Rem sits down with Mama Rem for a special edition of TTT.  They discuss their weeks in WoW, Mama Rem answers questions from the Moo Crew, and the two enter a conversation about social interaction and how it's changed so dramatically in a short period of time.  Mama Rem attempts a commercial and takes a shot at the outro.  All this and more!  Questions and comments are always welcome - questions@taurenthinktank.com.

Sun, 28 Apr 2013

It's Episode 50! Jules is back from Vegas; Rem can't find Tortos; Rem was THAT GUY again on Nalak; BlizzCon ticket fun; Tell Us One Thing; a mash-up made by SpencerHD; feedback from you; we answer questions from a new guild member who has ideas for the leadership that are not being implemented, a raid team that is losing their drive, and a husband struggling with helping his ailing wife understand that gaming helps him de-stress from the major challenges in their lives.  Send us your questions to questions@taurenthinktank.com to be part of the show!

Sun, 14 Apr 2013

We speak to special guest Sgt. Jim Beverly, a pharmacy technician in the U.S. Army.  Sgt. Beverly has been an avid gamer and WoW player throughout his service.  In 2003, he was severely injured while on patrol in Baghdad, and has suffered PTSD for the past 9 years.  We discuss gaming while deployed, how WoW and other games have helped with PTSD recovery, and much more.  We hope you will enjoy this look into gaming from a soldier's perspective.

Sun, 07 Apr 2013
Summary: T14 is now clear; Jules talks LFR woes; Rem finally got a kill on Galleon; Blizzcon tickets sale dates announced; Tell Us One Thing; Korean snack tasting, and Jules tries Marmite from England; we answer questions from a guild master who wants to have it all, how to find love for a character again after having a bad experience in a dungeon group, and a player asking for help to not play WoW so much.  Next week, join us for a very special discussion with gamer and Army sergeant Jim Beverly. We will be talking gaming while deployed, how gaming helps PTSD recovery, and much more.  Send your emails to the show at questions@taurenthinktank.com!
Sun, 31 Mar 2013

An epic week of raiding progression; Rem announces a new show with Phytt; Ask Mama Rem; a mashup made by SpencerHD; feedback from you; we answer questions about co-GMs that don't feel equally responsible, why trolling in dungeons is so much harder to take than in battlegrounds, and a gamer with PTSD who wants to connect more with others and feel like he belongs.  Send us your questions to questions@taurenthinktank.com to be part of the show!

Sun, 24 Mar 2013

A productive week in raiding; doing dailies with friends is a good thing; the Ask Mama Rem contest is still going; Tell Us One Thing; feedback from you; Mexican treat tasting with more spicy; we answer questions from a raider and wife whose husband has started raiding 4x a week with another guild, an addon user who is curious why we are so dependent on outside programs to play effectively; and a transgender raider who is afraid to speak in voice chat for fear of being shunned.  Send us your questions to questions@taurenthinktank.com to be a part of the show!

Sun, 17 Mar 2013

Rem is back in the lead; enjoying the new patch content; doing LFR on the first day is always an adventure; Ask Mama Rem contest announcement; TTT t-shirts are now available on slashloot.com; Tell Us One Thing; Mexican treat tasting; feedback from you; we answer questions about whether attending Blizzcon alone will be a good time, how to avoid getting guild leader burnout, and an aspiring raider wanting to know how much he sucks at raiding.  Send us your questions to questions@taurenthinktank.com to be a part of the show!

Sun, 10 Mar 2013

Rem dinged Reported for Awesome to level 25; Jules had another crazy week; 5.2 dropped; we saw the first boss in Throne of Thunder; Tell Us One Thing; lots of feedback from Episode 43 about Asperger's and raiding; Ubisoft gamer researcher joins us to discuss his studies on relationships in game vs. outside of game, gender stereotypes in MMORPGs, the effect of having jobs in virtual worlds, and the power that avatars have on external self-confidence.  You can find more about Nick Yee at http://nickyee.com and you can send your questions to the show at questions@taurenthinktank.com.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013

Rem saw Galleon; we raided with renewed focus; recruitment is closed for Reported for Awesome; a reminder of our special guest next week; Tell Us One Thing; Aussie food testing with special guests Moogyver and Natanie; feedback from you; we answer questions from a benched raider not sure where to go from here, a team with an impatient, insensitive member, and a player with Asperger's syndrome who is afraid his social anxiety will prevent him from raiding on a team.  Next week: gaming researcher Nick Yee will join us for questions and discussions about the science behind MMO interactions. Send your questions to us at questions@taurenthinktank.com to be a part of this very interesting show!

Sun, 24 Feb 2013
Rem is fighting the zombie plague; we discuss our challenges with raid progression; the debut of "Ask Mama Rem"; a special guest announcement for Episode 44; Blizzcon is coming; we taste some Aussie snacks sent to us by Moogyver and Natanie; feedback from the Moo Crew; we answer questions about a GM council with very different personalities, a player in search of the perfect raid/guild combo for him, and a wife concerned that her husband is being distracted from making his career change by playing WoW instead of studying.  Send us your questions to questions@taurenthinktank.com to be a part of the show!



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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