Extra Life

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Extra Life

Extra Life


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EXTRA LIFE is a podcast about people’s life in gaming, and the games in their lives.Journalist Keza Macdonald (video games editor of The Guardian) and comedian Ellie Gibson (of TV’s Go 8Bit and hit podcast Scummy Mummies) talk to guests from the worlds of comedy (and beyond) about the games they grew up with and the games they love now.Whether you’re a nerd or a casual gamer, you’re in the capable controller-clawed hands of two friends who’ve spent decades being stupid about video games, and their very funny guests, so just press PLAY.

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Score: 4.4

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Nov 14, 2020

"Full disclosure: I do not play computer games. Despite my lack of basic knowledge or, indeed, interest, I enjoyed Extra Life greatly. In fact, Extra Life kept everything so light and funny, warm and welcoming that before long I found myself thinking: maybe I’m wrong! Maybe sitting in front of a screen manoeuvring a virtual person in a high-octane manner that makes me travel sick is the way to fill any free time I have! (It’s not.) What Extra Life showcases, other than MacDonald and Gibson’s presenting skills, is that a person’s interests are the way into their personality. You’re always going to get more out of someone when they’re enthusiastic about what they’re discussing."

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