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My Perfect Console with Simon Parkin
My Perfect Console with Simon Parkin
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... more

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Episodes

Correspondence Special #3: What was the best year for video games?

In this special correspondence edition, host Simon Parkin reads out listeners' correspondence, answers questions, and offers at least one clue... more

20 Jun 2024 · 34 minutes
Eric Barone, creator of Stardew Valley.

My guest today is the American game designer and musician Eric Barone. Born in Los Angeles, he spent his childhood... more

17 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Nina Freeman, gamemaker (Cibele, Tacoma, Last Call).

Nina Freeman is an American independent video game writer and designer. While a student at Pace University in New York, she was... more

10 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Abubakar Salim, actor (Napoleon, House of the Dragon).

My guest today is the British actor Abubakar Salim. Born in Hertfordshire to a family of first-generation Kenyan immigrants, he... more

04 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Chet Faliszek, gamemaker (Half-Life 2 series, Left 4 Dead series, The Anacrusis).

My guest today is the American writer and game designer Chet Faliszek. In the nineties he and his friend Erik... more

28 May 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
MPC Game Club: Stephen's Sausage Roll (feat. Glenn Moore).

Friend of the podcast Glenn Moore joins Simon for a special bonus episode to discuss April's book-club-game, Stephen's Sausage Roll edition.This... more

23 May 2024 · 37 minutes
Veronica Roth, novelist (The Divergent Trilogy, When Among Crows).

My guest today is the American novelist and short story writer, Veronica Roth. Born in New York and raised in... more

20 May 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Correspondence Special #2: The best game Keita Takahashi never made.

In this special correspondence edition, host Simon Parkin reads out listeners' correspondence, answers questions, and offers at least one clue... more

16 May 2024 · 33 minutes
Teddy Dief, gamemaker (Hyper Light Drifter, We are OFK).

My guest today is the American videogame designer and writer, Teddy Dief. Born in Illinois, they graduated from Columbia University with... more

14 May 2024 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Keith Stuart, journalist & novelist (A Boy Made of Blocks, Love is a Curse).

My guest today is the English author and journalist, Keith Stuart. He grew up in a town near Stockport in... more

07 May 2024 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
My Perfect Console with Simon Parkin
Correspondence Special #3: What was the best year for video games?
My Perfect Console with Simon Parkin
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