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statue in park in Santiago
AnnMaria calls in from Santiago to fill in Maria on how things are going in Start-up Chile, which has selected 78 companies from 21 countries around the world to build out their companies in Latin America. Find out how Maria is managing running the 7 Generation Games office with the president out of town. Listen to the end to find out what AnnMaria is doing that you can't.

Santiago and Start-up Chile: No problem!


Maria and AnnMaria at conference
We've been SO busy that's a podcast in itself! The topic of unpaid versus paid internships caused so much debate around the office this week that we decided we just had to stop everything and record it. Maria has some VERY strong feelings on this, while AnnMaria is uncharacteristically ambivalent. More than Ordinary - even our podcast makes you smarter. Oh, by the way, if you want to know what we decided and why, post in the comments. Feel free to give us your opinions as well. We really are interested.

The Great Intern Debate: AnnMaria & Maria May Come to ...



you create art
Most people with artistic interests think their choices are starving artist or becoming an accountant. Adrianna Garcia explains her career path from art therapist to art entrepreneur. Did you ever wonder what an art therapist actually does? Can you really help victims of domestic violence with your art? In the second half of the podcast, Adrianna tells what it's like to give up a safe position with the county and step out into the unknown as an art entrepreneur.

Adrianna Garcia : Art Therapist and Entrepreneur


Maria and AnnMaria
AnnMaria and Maria give the questions for the Family Textbook trivia contest. We debate whether the problem is that Maria is too boring or AnnMaria is too disgusting and obscene. Since our Howler monkey was out to lunch the swearing exceeded Maria's quota of 1 word per episode. Clearly NSFW. We discuss good things we've seen lately, from 4H to Girl Scouts to youth in software design projects.

We’re back! Family texts, swearing, 4H & the Girl Scouts






Dale Sidebottom
Dale Sidebottom is SO not your average gym teacher. He explains how his unusual name forced him to come up with games when he was a substitute teacher (called 'supply teacher' in England and Australia, where he has taught). He has created 35 apps, run workshops for professional development through his company "Energetic Education" - all while teaching full time. Now he travels the world running teacher workshops. You'll be inspired (and tired) just listening to him. He is also the first elite cricketer we have had on the podcast.

More than ordinary energy! Dale Sidebottom, Physical Education Re-invented



American flag with eagle
Dean Dauphinais, Jr. rejoins us for another episode where he talks about his current venture, All Star Vets. The organization uses sports, outdoor activities and possibly, soon, gaming, to bring together veterans with and without physical disabilities in activities that promote physical and mental health.

All Star Vets: Helping ALL of our warriors


Dean Dauphinais, Jr
Dean Dauphinais, Jr. is a Marine, enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Ojibwe, father, history major, social entrepreneur who is the CEO of All Star Vets. In this first of a two-episode interview, he discusses how his service in the Marines , Little Hoop (Cankdeska Cikana) College and UND shaped his views and knowledge of history, Native American and otherwise. (Listen next episode for all about All Star Vets)

Dean Dauphinais, Jr. -Marine, Native American, History Teacher, Social Entrepreneur


Maria and AnnMaria
In amazing turn of events, Maria violates her own 'no swearing on the company podcast' rule in her rant about the people who say they will support her and then when we are running a Kickstarter campaign, they promise to back us, but don't. AnnMaria assumes everyone is a lying dirt bag (except you, podcast listener) so she is not surprised. We rant about the hypocrisy of people who bemoan the lack of women in tech, low math scores and inequality in education but don't lift their big toe to help. Back us on Kickstarter! Check the link on our web page or search Aztech Games on Kickstarter.com

AnnMaria’s & Maria’s Rants about how people suck