My Perfect Console with Simon Parkin

My Perfect Console with Simon Parkin

In My Perfect Console, Simon Parkin, award-winning writer for the New Yorker and The Observer newspaper's video game critic invites a well-known guest from the worlds of gaming, film and television, music, comedy and more to pick the five video games they would like to immortalise on their very own fictional games machine. They discuss those five games in chronological order of release, interspersed with biographical chat about the guest’s life and career –– a lens that often leads to new and unexpected insights.


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Episodes

Title Duration Published Consumed
Correspondence Special #3: What was the best year for video games? 00:34:41 2024-06-20 07:00
Eric Barone, creator of Stardew Valley. 01:15:06 2024-06-17 07:00
Nina Freeman, gamemaker (Cibele, Tacoma, Last Call). 01:12:51 2024-06-10 07:00
Abubakar Salim, actor (Napoleon, House of the Dragon). 01:13:06 2024-06-04 07:00
Chet Faliszek, gamemaker (Half-Life 2 series, Left 4 Dead series, The Anacrusis). 01:22:20 2024-05-28 07:00
MPC Game Club: Stephen's Sausage Roll (feat. Glenn Moore). 00:37:25 2024-05-23 07:00
Veronica Roth, novelist (The Divergent Trilogy, When Among Crows). 01:10:00 2024-05-20 07:00
Correspondence Special #2: The best game Keita Takahashi never made. 00:33:20 2024-05-16 07:00
Teddy Dief, gamemaker (Hyper Light Drifter, We are OFK). 01:16:29 2024-05-14 11:24
Keith Stuart, journalist & novelist (A Boy Made of Blocks, Love is a Curse). 01:20:18 2024-05-07 07:00
Masaya Matsuura, musician, gamemaker (PaRappa the Rapper). 01:19:20 2024-04-30 07:00
Sarah Keyworth, comedian. 01:18:11 2024-04-23 07:00
John Johanas, creative director Tango Gameworks (The Evil Within, Hi-Fi Rush). 01:26:29 2024-04-16 07:00
Siobhan Reddy, co-deputy chair, BAFTA. 01:13:34 2024-04-08 07:00
Correspondence Special #1: Revisiting Jack Thompson. 00:38:25 2024-04-04 07:00
Wes Fenlon, senior editor, PC Gamer. 01:22:44 2024-04-01 07:00
Jack Thompson, Former lawyer, "anti-video-game activist." 01:15:32 2024-03-25 07:00
Abhi Swaminathan, gamemaker (Venba). 01:13:15 2024-03-18 07:00
Val McDermid, crime writer, Booker Prize judge. 01:07:12 2024-03-12 07:00
Patrick House, neuroscientist and writer. 01:20:49 2024-03-05 07:00
Yoshinori Kitase, director & producer (Final Fantasy series, Chrono Trigger). 01:05:27 2024-02-26 07:00
Rod Fergusson, SVP Blizzard Entertainment (Gears of War, Bioshock Infinite, Diablo IV). 01:18:03 2024-02-19 07:00
Helen Macdonald & Sin Blaché (Writers, H is for Hawk, Prophet). 01:18:24 2024-02-13 07:00
Iain Lee (broadcaster, comedian, counsellor). 01:19:30 2024-02-06 10:00
Gary Whitta, screenwriter (The Book of Eli, Star Wars: Rogue One). 01:20:44 2024-01-30 09:42
Best of 2023 (Part 2). 01:11:32 2024-01-08 07:00
Best of 2023 (Part 1). 00:58:29 2023-12-31 07:00
Console of the Year Award (2023) 00:29:12 2023-12-25 02:00
Nolan Bushnell, co-founder Atari. 01:13:44 2023-12-19 07:00
Josh Scherr, narrative director (co-writer Uncharted 4, The Last of Us Part II). 01:21:46 2023-12-12 10:36
Iain Stirling, comedian, voice of Love Island. 01:13:06 2023-12-04 07:00
Mike Rose, indie game publisher (No More Robots). 01:20:25 2023-11-27 07:00
Jason Schreier, investigative journalist, Bloomberg. 01:20:27 2023-11-20 07:00
Bryan Lee O'Malley, graphic novelist (Scott Pilgrim). 01:10:42 2023-11-13 07:00
Naomi Alderman, novelist (The Power, The Future). 01:16:17 2023-11-06 07:00
Meghna Jayanth, narrative designer (80 Days, Sunless Seas, Thirsty Suitors). 01:23:20 2023-10-30 07:00
Lucas Pope, gamemaker (Papers, Please; Return of the Obra Dinn). 01:15:27 2023-10-23 07:00
David Wilson, former Director of Communications, PlayStation. (LIVE @ WASD) 01:08:20 2023-10-16 07:00
Pierre Novellie, comedian. 01:08:39 2023-10-09 07:00
Jennifer Hale, voice actor (Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid, Knights of the Old Republic, Cinderella) 01:10:41 2023-10-02 07:00
Kieron Gillen, comic book author (Star Wars, X-Men, Iron Man, DIE). 01:16:01 2023-09-25 07:00
Annabel Ashalley-Anthony, founder Melanin Gamers. 01:10:41 2023-09-18 07:00
Clint Hocking, creative director (Splinter Cell, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs Legion, Assassin's Creed Infinity) 01:21:18 2023-09-11 07:00
Peter Molyneux O.B.E., video game designer (Populous, Theme Park, Fable). 01:14:41 2023-09-04 07:00
Frank Lantz, founding chair, NYU Game Center. 01:16:06 2023-08-28 07:00
Stella Wisdom, digital curator, British Library. 01:05:56 2023-08-21 07:00
Sam Barlow, game director (Silent Hill, Her Story, Immortality). 01:12:20 2023-08-14 07:00
Joseph Mackertich, editor, Time Out. 01:12:29 2023-08-07 07:00
Paul Chowdhry, actor, comedian. 01:09:20 2023-07-31 07:00
Dominic Armato, food critic & voice actor (The Curse of Monkey Island, Sea of Thieves) 01:17:01 2023-07-24 07:00
Chella Ramanan, narrative designer (Tales of Windrush; Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora) 01:06:22 2023-07-17 07:00
Dylan Cuthbert, President Q-Games. 01:14:06 2023-07-10 07:00
Glenn Moore, comedian. 01:18:46 2023-07-03 07:00
Marie Le Conte, political journalist. 01:06:32 2023-06-26 07:00
Jörg Tittel, writer & director (The Last Worker, C-Smash VRS) 01:10:51 2023-06-19 07:00
Greg Kasavin, creative director, Supergiant Games (Hades, Bastion.) 01:16:17 2023-06-12 07:00
Tom Bissell, author & scriptwriter (Gears of War, Star Wars: Andor.) 01:19:06 2023-06-05 07:00
Sooz Kempner, comedian. 01:02:01 2023-05-29 07:00
Kelsey Lewin, co-director Video Game History Foundation. 01:14:56 2023-05-22 07:00
Danny Pudi, actor (Community, Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet). 01:00:42 2023-05-15 07:00
Tetsuya Mizuguchi, gamemaker (Rez, Lumines, Child of Eden). 00:58:49 2023-05-08 07:00
Iain Cook, musician (Chvrches). 01:11:51 2023-05-01 07:00
Ellie Gibson, comedian (Scummy Mummies). 01:11:10 2023-04-28 09:17
Ronan Farrow, investigative journalist, New Yorker. 01:10:01 2023-04-24 07:00
Dan Vecchitto, gamemaker (Trombone Champ). 01:05:34 2023-04-20 07:00
Charles Cecil MBE, gamemaker (Broken Sword, Beneath a Steel Sky). 00:57:03 2023-04-17 07:11
Grace Curtis, science fiction author. 01:03:22 2023-04-13 07:00
Erik Wolpaw, writer Portal 1 & 2. 01:12:32 2023-04-10 07:00
Sir Ian Livingstone, co-founder Games Workshop. 00:52:34 2023-04-06 07:00
Susan Calman, comic, writer, presenter. 00:59:05 2023-04-03 07:00
Henk Rogers, the man who bought Tetris. 01:06:54 2023-03-27 07:00
Jake Solomon, game designer (Marvel’s Midnight Suns; XCOM: Enemy Unknown.) 01:14:25 2023-03-21 09:48
Phil Wang, comedian. 01:05:08 2023-03-13 07:00
Shahid Ahmad, former director, Sony PlayStation. 00:54:30 2023-03-06 07:15
Phil Fish, creator of Fez. 01:08:49 2023-02-27 07:15
Heather Anne Campbell, comedian, screenwriter (Rick and Morty). 01:04:13 2023-02-20 07:15
Tarn Adams, creator of Dwarf Fortress. 01:06:36 2023-02-14 07:15
Dara Ó Briain, comedian. 00:59:25 2023-02-07 07:11
Ashly Burch, actor (Mythic Quest, The Last of Us, Horizon.) 01:06:00 2023-01-31 10:33
Josh Wardle, creator of Wordle. 00:59:41 2023-01-24 07:15
Trailer 00:09:32 2023-01-16 10:46