Hello Podwalkers,

Welcome back to the Goblin Lore Podcast!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the plan is for all the episodes this month to relate to important topics within mental health. We are also participating (along with other excellent creators) in #MentalHealthMtG and attempting to raise money for mental health organizations!

In today’s episode, we have the fortune to be joined by the fantastic force known as Taya from the Loregoyfs (one of our favorite podcasts, though they are currently on hiatus). Today, we are discussing the character of Narset, who has been identified as neurodivergent (see Doug Beyer Question, and the story “The Great Teacher’s Student” by Kimberly Kreines). This episode focuses on autism, with a discussion of Taya’s experience as an autistic transwoman. We delve into organizations that have been harmful towards those with autism as well as organizations that are better advocates and good resources (such as the Autism Self Advocacy Network). We discuss the harm of therapies such as ABA as well as how there are therapy options that might be helpful to autistic individuals.

Goblin Lore is also are proud to have partnered with Grinding Coffee Co a black, LGBT+ affiliated and owned, coffee business that is aimed at providing coffee to gamers. You can read more about their mission here. You can use our partner code for discounted coffee!


As promised, we plan to keep these Mental Health Links available moving forward too. For general Mental Health the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has great resources for people struggling with mental health concerns as well as their families. We also want to draw attention to this article on stigma from NAMI’s site.

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.


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You can find the hosts on Twitter: Hobbes Q. at @HobbesQ and Alex Newman at @Mel_Chronicler. 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).

Goblin Lore is proud to be presented by Hipsters of the Coast, and a part of their growing Vorthos content – as well as Magic content of all kinds. Check them out at hipstersofthecoast.com.

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