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Kendama mentioned in BBC podcast
« on: 13 December, 2017, 15:16:58 »
I haven't listened to this yet, but the description mentions kendama:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05qq8y9

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Re: Kendama mentioned in BBC podcast
« Reply #1 on: 13 December, 2017, 17:19:29 »
Listened!
Skip to 31:50 for the interview about yo-yo (and then kendama). Nothing groundbreakingly interesting for a pre-converted kendama nut, but it's great to hear them being talked about to a wider audience.... by none other than this very forum's @spadgy ! Well done Will.

I also enjoyed the interview at 15:45 about "100 video games that never were": "First Person Shooter" made me lol.
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Re: Kendama mentioned in BBC podcast
« Reply #2 on: 13 December, 2017, 21:30:25 »
Oh yeah - that was me! I think I've said here before - I work as a video game journalist. I'm a little well known in the UK video game industry for my enthusiastic sharing of hobbies. Among the many places I write for, I write for a family-targeted games site, so thus my appearance on the show. 'And that show's very lovely host Adam said before we went on air: 'if you're talking about family friendly video games for Christmas, why not mention board games and yo-yo?'. He then forgot to ask me about board games (another obsession of mine) but did bring up yo-yos. I was a bit nervous on air, and when I get nervous I waffle - and so out came a mention of kendama! I'm glad I did, though... in seriousness, I do think in terms of a skill toy for Christmas, Kendama maybe does trump unresponsive yo-yo, just in terms of being more accessible, more affordable, and a bit more distinct as a gift.

As far as I know the show went out on the actual Radio (BBC 5 Live) in a shorter form, and then that podcast is the full cut.

Glad to help expose kendama to the masses!

 

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