Episode 44 – A Cagey Interview


Direct Download This month I interview YouTuber Kevin John, also known as Cagey. YouTube essayist Cagey is a jolly old soul from Scotland. From writing at fan sites, he struck out on his own with his own YouTube channel. He has a…

Episode 43 – Think, Game, Love


Direct Download In this episode, I interview the newly crowned Critical Distance 2016 Journalist of the Year, Heather Alexandra. Each new interviewee seems to bring some new aspect to the video criticism form. Heather Alexandra instead of jumping straight into video essays,…

Episode 41 – Every Game a Painting


Direct Download We end this year of interviews with Mark Brown of Game Maker’s Toolkit. Mark Brown went a different direction with his video based video game criticism. Instead of interviews, opinion shows or holistic game examinations, he devoted his channel to…

Episode 39 – This is Innuendo Studios


Direct Download Somewhat late, we present this month’s interview of the Critical Distance Confab! I interview Ian Danskin of the Innuendo Studios YouTube channel. In 2014, Ian Danskin made his first YouTube video about celebrity in internet culture: ‘This is Phil Fish,…

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Episode 38 – The Spawn of History


Direct Download We are back with another interview on the Critical Distance Confab! This month we are joined by Bob Whitaker, associate professor in Modern History at Louisiana Tech University and founder of History Respawned. In 2013, he started the YouTube channel by looking…

Episode 37 – Noah’s Crit


Welcome back for another interview on the Critical Distance Confab! This month our guest is  Noah Caldwell-Gervais, a video maker who is skilled at creating richly layered arguments. He started making long-form video essays on games in 2013 with a thorough look…