Episode 6: Gaming the System

Taryn Siegel

Mike Sheetal

Mike Sheetal | Photo by Mike Sheetal

This week the podcast team sits down with Mike Sheetal, founder and CEO of Playbrain (among many other things). Mike tells us about landing in Japan with two suitcases and zero job leads, making his way onto the club scene with home-made VJ software, working on a music TV show, running a fake political campaign – oh, and starting two companies. A mind-boggling CV, indeed.

And in our Tokyo Stories, Chris finds the bank culture in Japan confounding, Greg tries to explain how a political candidate won his election with the platform ‘people should smile more’ and Taryn shares another tale from the Ruby Room open mic.

Got something to share with the podcast team? We would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at podcast@tokyocheapo.com.

Produced/edited/mixed by Taryn Siegel

Music by Ryan Carter

Live music performed by Kate Beck

Written by:
Filed under: podcast
Tags: Esports, Featured, Playbrain, Podcast, Video Games, VJ
Tokyo Cheapo small logo

Watch this next
New Video: Free Things To Do In Shibuya

Photograph the famous Shibuya scramble crossing, wander around the curious and quirky love hotel hill, visit Yoyogi park and Meiji shrine...

Get our Tokyo Cheapo Hacks direct to your inbox

Questions or comments about this article? Start a thread on our community forum