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Hey, Lesson!

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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

Is artificial intelligence going to murder you? (Portal)

5/25/2022
Is AI a threat to mankind? We ask Mike Cook, AI researcher, if they are actually a danger, and talk to voice actor Sarah Elmaleh to find out what makes a good robot voice.

Duration:00:47:04

How does a real Sifu teach Kung Fu? (Sifu)

3/23/2022
Is Sifu the game realistic? We talk to martial arts instructor Carrie Ogawa Wong about what it's really like to teach Kung Fu to students.

Duration:00:41:53

What is worldbuilding? (Elden Ring)

2/26/2022
Elden Ring is set in world "built" partly by George R R Martin. But what is worldbuilding? We talk to games writer Jon Ingold of Inkle Studios to find out.

Duration:00:47:36

Would you quit the city to work on a farm? (Stardew Valley)

2/2/2022
We ask a farm worker who left the city to live in the countryside if it's anything like Stardew Valley

Duration:00:45:41

How does gravity work on a ring world? (Halo Infinite)

12/15/2021
We speak to astronomer Scott Manley about how artificial gravity works on a rotating ring world like the one in Halo Infinite.

Duration:00:42:11

What’s your zombie apocalypse plan? (Back 4 Blood)

11/25/2021
We chat to Dr Emily Zarka about the zombie's origin in Haiti and why having a "zombie plan" might not just be a stupid fantasy.

Duration:00:43:09

Is time an illusion? (Deathloop)

10/20/2021
We ask a professor of philosophy and physics whether time exists, and why we can never create a time loop like in new shooter Deathloop

Duration:00:40:42

How do you become a medieval knight? (Chivalry II)

9/15/2021
We ask a medieval history buff what it took to become a knight, as we battle foes in the multiplayer mayhem of Chivalry 2

Duration:00:41:50

What would alien life look like? (Mass Effect)

8/18/2021
We ask an astrobiologist from NASA if aliens would look anything like your friends in the Mass Effect trilogy. Short answer: Nope.

Duration:00:42:02

What is zookeeping really like? (Planet Zoo)

6/23/2021
Is running a zoo like management game Planet Zoo? We talk to a zookeeper about picky polar bears, high-strung cheetahs, and escaping monkeys.

Duration:00:46:03

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