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Host Aaron Mak talks with e-sports analyst Daniel Lee about his approach to coaching Mango, one of the best competitive Super Smash Bros. players in the world. They discuss the culture of e-sports and what it’s like for amateur gamers to travel and participate in tournaments. They also discuss Lee’s tactics for coaching a superstar, how to get into the right mental headspace, and how he’s trying to bring modern-day analytics to gaming.
After the interview, host Aaron Mak joins co-host Shannon Palus and new host Lizzie O’Leary for this week’s edition of Don’t Close My Tabs.
If Then is a show about technology, society, and power. Each week, the hosts take you on a lively tour of the tech news that actually matters, from fake news in your Facebook feed to the algorithms that want your job to the Uber drivers who want a job with benefits. With news-making interviews of key tech-industry figures, fascinating academics, and top tech journalists, we explore not only how the technology that’s shaping our world works, but the ideas, ideologies, incentives, and biases that underlie it.