We’re heading to Cincinnati at the end of the month to visit family and play escape rooms (in that order).
On The Air
In advance of the trip, we had the opportunity to record an interview with Dan Hurley of Cincinnati Public Radio, WVXU. We teased the interview before it aired. Here is the link to listen.
This conversation opened up with the basics, but ended up covering some serious subjects.
We’ve been giving our new audio recording rig a serious workout by putting out a bunch more podcast-y content. To make it easier to take it in, we’ve provided timestamp breakdowns of the discussion.
We hope you enjoy.
00:00 – Dan Hurley’s introduction
00:51 – What’s an escape room?
02:35 – Escape room tourism
03:28 – US escape room industry scale
04:15 – Escape rooms are about playing. Can you learn through them?
04:44 – Corporate and family groups… what do these group dynamics reveal?
07:35 – How often do we lose and why do we lose?
08:47 – What makes for a good game?
10:02 – One of Lisa’s favorite escape room experiences (Escape My Room, New Orleans, LA)
11:23 – What is a puzzle in an escape room context?
13:15 – The importance of diversity of thought in escape room success
14:50 – One of David’s favorite escape room experiences (Strange Bird Immersive, Houston, TX)
16:30 – How does local culture effect escape room design?
18:50 – Are there escape rooms that pull from history and explore concepts like slavery?
22:00 – Who is the audience for escape rooms?
From the Same Episode
The same episode of the Cincinnati Edition also included a piece on Twilight Zone creator, Rod Serling, as well as a new book about him:
I adore Serling’s work, so I’m pretty interested in this book.