I kind of love the PBS Ideas series. It appeals both to my inner nerd (the child who watched Nova and 3-2-1 Contact incessantly many years ago) and to my current internet-based, short-on-time self.

In this latest installment, host Mike Rugnetta takes a hard look at the stereotype that gamers and tabletop gamers still can't seem to shed—that of the basement-dwelling failed adult—and digs into the reasons why it's such a falsehood, complete with examples of real-life famous folks who love dungeon-crawling.

Most of us who play games realize that in fact, gaming and tabletop gaming in particular make a person more social and connected, rather than less, but the wider, non-playing world in large part still hasn't gotten that message.

Can Dungeons & Dragons Make You A Confident & Successful Person? | Idea Channel | PBS [YouTube]