ADHD getting the games going with Polygon co-founder & Fun historian Russ Frushtick
ADHD getting the games going w/h Polygon co-founder & Fun historian, Russ Frushtick
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This week we caught up with grown-up gamer & tech guru Russ Frushtick. Russ is the co-founder of Polygon, Vox Media’s gaming, technology and pop culture vertical. He has been covering gaming and technology for over a decade now, writing for The New York Times, Laptop Magazine, The Daily, Edge Magazine and Complex. He’s also appeared as a tech expert on national broadcasts for Fox News, MTV, and the BBC. He can be heard weekly as a co-host of CNET’s long-running technology podcast, “The 404”, and now on “The History of Fun” podcast. Super cool- enjoy!
In this episode, Peter and Russ discuss:
0:40- Thanks again to Sudio.com for sponsoring this podcast!
2:14- Introducing Russ Frushtick
3:31- When were you diagnosed and what’s your backstory?
6:18- Adderall. What differences do you experience on, versus, off of your prescription?
7:38- Y’know that scene in the movie “Limitless”?
8:23- Fighting a stigma
9:05- Talk to us about video games, tech and your journey with these passion(s)?
11:28- E3, yep
11:43- What tips and lifehacks via ADHD, have you been able to employ in your work?
12:40- How do you ‘reset’ when you start losing focus?
14:12- Some of the benefits of playing video games…
14:44- What are some of your most favorite video games of “All time”!?
15:25- What would be your one tip for parents who are wondering: What’s next for my child who may have ADD, or ADHD?
17:45- Thank you Russ!!
18:04- Faster Than Normal Podcast info and credits
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