The RPG Talk Show

Welcome to the RPG Talk Show, covering role-playing game related news, information, commentary, community discussions, and debate about the effects of all role-playing game formats (tabletop, live-action, electronic, and hybrids), and their potential uses for professional, educational, recreational, and therapeutic goals.

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Hawke Robinson

Recreational Therapist with a background in neuroscience, computer sciences, research psychology, play therapy, and therapeutic recreation.

Role-playing gamer since 1977, professional paid game master since 1983.

Level 19 Role-Playing Game Professional.

Founder RPG Research & RPG Therapeutics.

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John Welker

Role-playing gamer since 1979. US Army (retired), LPN (retired), WA State Dept. of Health registered recreational therapist.

Level 5 Role-Playing Game Professional.

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Danielle Whitworth

Recreational Therapist with a background in sports medicine. Role-playing gamer since 2016.

Level 3 Role-Playing Game Professional.

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Audio-only Podcasts

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Role-playing game talk show covering RPG Entertainment, Education, Professional, & Therapeutic news, reviews, debate, theory and applied discussions, community discussions. We cover all RPG formats:

  • Tabletop (TRPG)

  • Live-action (LRPG  and larps)

  • Electronic (ERPG)

  • Hybrid (HRPG)

RPG Talk show is not about the latest modules and releases, there are plenty of sources for that information, we will mention such releases when related to the aforementioned topics however.

The RPG Talk Show is hosted by:

  • Hawke Robinson, a Recreational Therapist with a background in recreation and music therapy, neuoscience, computer science, therapeutic recreation, research psychology, and a role-playing gamer since 1977. He has been a professional paid game master since 1983, using RPGs in educational settings since 1985, with incarcerated populations since 1989, and therapeutic settings since 2004. He is founder of the non-profit RPG Research and the for-profit RPG Therapeutics, among many others.

  • John Welker, also a gamer since the late 1970s, a military veteran with a combat medic and civilian nursing, medical home care, and more. John is founder of Spokane Area Gaming Alliance, and Vice President of RPG Research.

  • Danielle Whitworth, a Recreational Therapist with a background in sports medicine.

During live broadcasts, you can chat with us in our twitch channel at, or tweet us @rpgresearch

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