Hello, Podwalkers, and welcome to the Goblin Lore Podcast!

cw, tw: suicide, suicidal thoughts, depression

In our forty-seventh episode, psychologist-in-training Chase (@manacurves on Twitter) comes on to discuss how Magic: the Gathering has handled suicide and suicidal thoughts in its stories – from Gideon Jura, to Chandra Nalaar, to the Primeval dragon Darigaaz. In an article on our website, too, we have explored some of these concepts and how they were handled in War of the Spark.

This is a sensitive topic that is extremely important to the members of the cast, and we feel like it’s necessary to examine the depictions of these mental health crises in popular media. We hope this episode can be educational for those who have not experienced these thoughts and feelings, and comfort and a resource for those who have.

If you’re thinking about suicide or just need someone to talk to right now, you can get support from any of the resources below (thank you to author Anna Borges for compiling this list).


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You can find the hosts on Twitter: Joe Redemann at @Fyndhorn, Hobbes Q. at @HobbesQ, and Alex Newman at @AlexanderNewm. Send questions, comments, thoughts, hopes, and dreams to @GoblinLorePod on Twitter or [email protected].

Opening and closing music by Wintergatan (@wintergatan). Logo art by Steven Raffael (@SteveRaffle).

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