An Academic Study of Wargamers with Ian Cross & Aaron Bostian
Ever wondered if the stereotypical American wargamer is accurate? Y’know the one I mean. It’s the one where American wargamers are pigeonholed as:
- upper middle-class
- politically conservative or politically disinterested / apolitical
- “geeky” or “nerdy”
- unshowered, smelly, or exhibiting poor personal hygiene
Fulbright scholar Ian Cross researched this issue as part of his capstone project to receive his Masters in Public Policy. Recurring guest Aaron Bostian joins the conversation. Together the three of us discuss Ian’s survey of wargamers. He reveals his results. They just may surprise you.
This episode discussed:
- Wargame Survey Results Part 1
- Wargame Survey Results Part 2
- Wargame Survey Results Part 3
- Wargame Survey Results Part 4
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