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Hey, Lesson! is a show about science, history, language, and other fascinating topics explored through the lens of popular videogames. Every episode features two experts: a guru of games, and an expert from reality. Let's see what we can learn.

Hey, Lesson! is a show about science, history, language, and other fascinating topics explored through the lens of popular videogames. Every episode features two experts: a guru of games, and an expert from reality. Let's see what we can learn.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Hey, Lesson! is a show about science, history, language, and other fascinating topics explored through the lens of popular videogames. Every episode features two experts: a guru of games, and an expert from reality. Let's see what we can learn.

Twitter:

@HeyLesson

Language:

English


Episodes

Why do we love vampires? (Resident Evil Village)

5/19/2021
To celebrate Resident Evil Village, a horror expert tells us why the vampire is so enduring as a monster

Duration:00:42:26

How did sailors become pirates? (Sea of Thieves)

4/21/2021
We play Sea of Thieves and ask a pirate historian: how did everyday sailors join a pirate crew and begin a life of high seas shenanigans?

Duration:00:42:54

Why do people like to fight? (Guilty Gear)

3/24/2021
We ask a psychologist (who is also a judo coach) why some people enjoy the pain of the ring, and what they do to prepare themselves mentally

Duration:00:41:56

How do you survive in the arctic? (Subnautica: Below Zero)

3/10/2021
A polar expedition leader and wildlife photographer tells us what it is really like to trudge through the snowy landscape of the frozen north

Duration:00:42:30

How do you design a dream home? (The Sims 4)

2/24/2021
We showed a professional interior designer some photos of our first Sims house to see what she thought. Her response was polite.

Duration:00:43:21

Who invented Chess?

2/10/2021
Will we every know who invented Chess? We ask a board game historian to reveal the background of this ancient game, and ask why it has stuck around so long

Duration:00:42:43

How do mediums speak to the dead? (The Medium)

1/27/2021
The Medium is a new horror game about talking to spirits. We spoke to fact-checker Susan Gerbic about the tricks mediums use to fool an audience.

Duration:00:42:10

Are Japan’s Yakuza disappearing? (Yakuza: Like A Dragon)

1/13/2021
The Yakuza games always feature a mobster with a heart. But what about the real Yakuza? We speak to an investigative journalist about these savvy criminals.

Duration:00:42:11

The Trial of the Tomb Raider

12/30/2020
Lara Croft stands accused of being a bad archaeologist. In this episode, three of her peers will judge her

Duration:00:45:26

Can you escape from Hades?

12/16/2020
An archeologist and expert in Greek myth tells us what Hades the game gets right (and wrong) about the Gods...

Duration:00:41:39

How does a language die? (Heaven’s Vault)

12/2/2020
In Heaven's Vault you uncover a long-lost language. But how do real languages die? We ask a linguist about the Zapotec family of endangered languages

Duration:00:41:41

Who were the Viking shieldmaidens? (Assassin’s Creed Valhalla)

11/18/2020
What do we know about the shieldmaidens of the Viking era? We talk to a bioarcheologist to find out

Duration:00:41:29

Can hackers defeat fascism? (Watch Dogs: Legion)

11/4/2020
An expert on hacker culture tells us what makes a "hacktivist" and what they face when taking on the government like in Watch Dogs: Legion

Duration:00:41:41

Do you have a brain parasite? (Baldur’s Gate 3)

10/21/2020
Baldur's Gate 3 sees your hero coping with a horrible brain parasite. But you might already be infected in real life (don't worry, it's not that bad)

Duration:00:41:38

Is war in space inevitable? (Star Wars: Squadrons)

10/14/2020
Star Wars: Squadrons envisions a conflict among the stars. But what would real war in space look like? And why should we try our best to avoid it?

Duration:00:41:06

What does real cave exploration look like? (Spelunky 2)

10/4/2020
Spelunky 2 puts you in the boots of a cave explorer. But what does a real-life spelunker make of snake-infested caves? Let's ask one.

Duration:00:40:50

Why do we crave ‘likes’? (Death Stranding)

10/4/2020
We ask a neuroscientist: why do we crave 'likes' in Death Stranding?

Duration:00:40:07

What happens when humanity disappears? (The Last of Us Part 2)

10/4/2020
The Last Of Us 2 shows us earth with humanity almost wiped out. Is that how our world would really look? We ask an environmental journalist

Duration:00:41:23

Trailer – We ask the big questions at Hey Lesson

10/3/2020
The hard-hitting questions we ask on the Hey Lesson podcast, a show about science, history, videogames, and earth.

Duration:00:03:18