Dr. Nicholas Taylor is an Associate Professor of Digital Media at North Carolina State University. In this episode, we discuss the edited collection Masculinities in Play, which Dr. Taylor is the lead editor, along with Dr. Gerald Voorhees, . Dr. Taylor has published in numerous journals including Critical Studies in Media Communication, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Game Studies, among others, and is the incoming director of the PhD program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) at North Carolina State University. Dr. Taylor’s most recent publication as co-editor, along with Dr. Chris Ingraham, is, LEGOfied Building Blocks as Media published in February 2020 with Bloomsbury Publishing. We also discuss Getting a Game Studies PhD: A Guide for Aspiring Video Game Scholars by Dr. Ruberg.