Our guest this week is Mike Winand (@UrLongLostPal), a podcaster and old college chum of Alex’s. Check out his podcast “For or Against” where each week old friends discuss new topics to decide if they are for or against those topics. More info at www.fororagainstpod.com, and listen wherever fine podcasts are purveyed!
Our cause is HAAM - which provides access to affordable healthcare for Austin’s low-income, working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. Many Austin musicians are self-employed and have no access to health insurance or basic healthcare. They often work multiple jobs and struggle to pay for food, clothing and shelter, with nothing left for healthcare. They have helped over 5,600 musicians access over $98 million dollars in healthcare value since they began in 2005. These include routine dental work, doctor visits and prescriptions, psychiatric counseling sessions, eye exams, out-patient procedures, specialist referrals, hearing screenings and more.
For more info check out myhaam.org
We've donated to them, and if you send proof of a donation to firstname.lastname@example.org we will shout you out on the pod!
This week we played...
About the podcast.....
Welcome to bundle buddies, we are playing through the ENTIRE itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality.
What is the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality? In June 2020, in response to the massive social movement following George Floyds murder, Indie gaming marketplace / community itch.io but together a game/media bundle with all proceeds going to support organizations that are working directly with those affected by racial injustice. When all was said and done the bundle included 1741 items from 840+ creators. It raised $8,153,803.03 for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund split 50/50. A truly incredible amount, and a testament to peoples desire to see justice enacted.
If you are one of those people who supported this worthy cause you have likely heard of the hits included in the bundle, but there is a LOT of stuff. Some great, some insane, and some bad. it's tough to know where to start, or if a game if worth it. So we're here! Each week we randomly dip into a few of the 1365 are games from the bundle and sharing our thoughts. In the spirit of this bundle, every episode we highlight a new cause and donate. If you donate we'll give you a shout out on the show.
Tune and and play along or just tune in to listen to two video game enthusiasts play some very wonderful and weird games.....and also some bad ones.
Theme Song: Neoishiki by Role Music
Hosted & Produced by: Eric T Roth & Alex Honnet