In this episode of Professional Geek Podcast, hosts Mark Beers and Blaire Knight-Graves interview Paul Tassi, science fiction author and video game, technology & pop culture journalist for Forbes. Paul has taken his long time passion for all things pop culture and transformed that into a career where he criticizes or praises pop culture content. His work has appeared on IGN, The Daily Dot and The Colbert Report. Paul is also the author of the science fiction Earthborn trilogy, and has a new book coming soon.
Paul discusses how a degree in economics became a career as a prominent games journalist, the sometimes grueling hours he needs to spend playing video games in order to write about them, the games journalism community and the strife game journalists have seen in the recent years, and his claim to journalism fame as one of the reporters who’s written the most about Pokemon Go since the game’s release in 2016.