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Light On Light Through

You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series and movies, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my media theory and political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it became more or less often than once a month, usually less often.  But in the Summer of 2020, I began getting more in the mood to podcast, and on 17 October 2023, I began publishing a new episode of the podcast every Tuesday at 12:01 pm -- a minute after Noon (New York time).  - Paul Levinson 

24 October 2021: Interview about Light On Light Through podcast

26 December 2023: Chuck Todd interviews Paul Levinson about Alternate Realities on The Chuck Toddcast  

Sep 3, 2007

Welcome to Light On Light Through podcast Episode 43, Violence and Videogames: The Truth, where I examine the two main types of "scientific evidence" that purport to show that violence in videogames leads to violence in the real world - and explain why they show nothing of the sort.  The experiments measure violence "profiles" based on results of tests, not violence in the real world.  The surveys show correlation not causation between violent videogames and violence in the real world - and I explain exactly what that means.

I've been studying and teaching about the statistical flaws and inadequacies in these studies for years as a Professor of Communication and Media Studies.  If you'd like to really understand what these studies are trying to demonstrate, but why they do not, invest 15 minutes of your time and listen to this podcast.

Plus flashes ... iTunes and NBC split - no big deal - bitTorent is the future, anyway ... now ABC is not only misreporting Ron Paul, but cropping Kucinich out of photos ... great summer television... 

  1. Fallacies of Connections Between Violence and Videogames
  2. Videogamers Beware: Hillary's Not On Your Side
  3. Ron Paul Has Company: Now ABC Crops Out Kucinich
  4. Infinite Regress  my weekly reviews of Mad Men, Weeds, Californication
  5. The Silk Code podiobook - my award-winning novel, read by Shaun Farrell, available free -  at or
  6. Patsy Terrell's podcast - Patsy does the Light On Light Through - Blubrry id 
  7. The Plot to Save Socrates  published in trade paperback February 20 - this means you can get a new copy, if you like, for $10+ at Amazon and most places ... (click on the above title to get to Amazon) ... and if you'd like an autographed copy at no extra charge to you, just send me an e-mail at for details

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