(Nora Young, host of CBC Radio's Spark. Image: CBC)
(Nora Young, host of CBC Radio’s Spark. Image: CBC)

Archaeogaming debuted across the Canadian airwaves on October 4, 2015, as a 7-minute segment in CBC Radio’s Spark program, which features futuristic things that are happening now. I spoke with the host Nora Young for half an hour, and this was whittled down to a few digestible minutes, a decent introduction to the archaeology in and of video games.

Listen to the podcast here, which is titled (for better or worse),”‘We’re kind of making it up as we go along'” — What it’s like to be a video game archaeologist.” One of the things that was cut from the interview was one of my answers to the question, “how does digging in the real world differ from that of the virtual world?” My reply: “In the real world, no one is trying to set you on fire with a spell while you work.”

Spark‘s website also includes some extra information and links to other archaeogaming things.

Thanks to the CBC and Nora Young for having me on the show. You can follow Spark on Twitter.

-Andrew Reinhard, Archaeogaming

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