Video Wizards is created by Ben Cartlidge, Michiel Kroder and Juli Reed. But who are the people behind these names?
Host, Chief Researcher
Ben is obsessed with rescuing a fictional blue haired princess from the clutches of a giant satanic demon; that much is obvious.
An avid gamer since 1984, he regularly completes old games on a single credit and records them for posterity on his YouTube Channel, One Credit Classics.
Ben also enjoys judging mixed martial arts, drinking tea, eating grilled bread products, listening to music from the ’80s and ’90s and perhaps most importantly spending time with his wife and their Dachshunds, Larry and Bertie.
If it was up to Michiel, all stock zombie enemies in video games would be replaced by majestic sharks with legs.
A mercenary with a pen, he has been involved in the video game industry in one way or another since the mid 2000s, having worked on reports and reviews as a journalist, online promotional projects, game localisation and even some actual game design, with HitP Studio!
Michiel has also been a regular on the Cane and Rinse podcast of deep dive video game analysis since 2016, further expresses his love for games through his streams, practices martial arts and loves to throw on some shiny black vinyl, dug up from his collection of Hip-Hop, Funk and Soul records… when he’s not spending time with his wife, two kids and their cat and dog, Mimi and Chloe.
Editor, Majestic Musical Mastermind
If Ben & Michiel are Video Wizards, then what does that make Juli? …. the Sound Sorcerer?
Juli has been patiently carving out her repertoire with audio since middle school, going from messing around on the drumkit after class to crafting unique, atmospheric electronic music under the name Yuli Anna.
Ever since Juli was asked by Michiel to pen a fresh Baller of the Month theme for Video Wizards, she and the crew have been ruminating on ways she can continue to assist in affairs — and thus, co-editing duties on the podcast seemed like a good fit. While she and Michiel are busy discussing the finer bits of podcast editing, the rest of the world goes about its business. Babies cry; soul mates fall in love.
Juli’s main goal in life is acquiring a Peter Packrat tattoo on her left bicep. Subscribe to our Patreon, & thus demonstrably help dreams become reality.