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Hidden Role Podcast

The Hidden Role Podcast reveals the people behind the toys, games, and companies that fuel playtime and game nights.

Launched in July 2021, the podcast features interviews with toy and game inventors and creative talents. Hosts, David Yakos and Branson Faustini, create a relaxed environment where guests talk freely about their successes and setbacks in a notoriously fast-paced and ever-changing industry. Interviewees have included Leslie Scott (Jenga), Tanya Thompson (Hasbro), Matthew Lillard (Beadle and Grimm’s), Mary Couzin (People of Play), Dan Klitsner (Bop It), and other industry insiders.

In addition to the traditional podcast audio format, interviews can also be watched on the Hidden Role Podcast YouTube channel.

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