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The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Fighting Ageism, with Kate Edwards

Ex-IGDA director discusses how the industry is neglecting experienced professionals and ignoring new perspectives

The latest episode of The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast is now available to download, and explores one of the less-highlighted challenges of working in the video games industry: ageism.

Recorded at E3 2018, we're joined by Geogrify founder and former IGDA director Kate Edwards. Together, we discussed who is being affected by ageism in the industry, and the impact on both victims but also the companies neglecting them. 

Edwards also shares the process behind her recently unveiled 50 Over 50 list, which highlights both notable figureheads within the industry and those who have perhaps been denied the spotlight throughout their careers.

Finally, she offers advice to industry members of all levels on how we can combat ageism.

You can listen to our latest episode below, subscribe to our RSS feed, or download the file directly here. It is also available via iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Player FM, TuneIn and other widely-used podcast platforms.

All our previous episodes can be found here.

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James Batchelor has been a journalist in the games industry since 2006, joining GamesIndustry in 2016, and also runs Non-Violent Game of the Day (@NVGOTD). He does play violent games, but always on Story/Easy mode.

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