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Humans of Gaming 118 | Ben Esposito of Donut County on Questioning Childhood Faith


About This Episode

Ben Esposito, developer of Donut County, joins Drew this week to talk a bit about his first game about a hole in the ground. Ben also has credits on titles such as, What Remains of Edith Finch and The Unfinished Swan. The conversation turns to Ben’s Jewish heritage and upbringing and the urge to question what you are taught to believe blindly and why Super Mario Odyssey is truly a freaky and violent game.

The Humans of Gaming is a podcast dedicated to having open and honest conversations about games, life, and belief in the spirit of being good neighbors to all our fellow nerds.





Episode Hosts

Drew Dixon
Drew is the Chief Content Nerd for Love Thy Nerd and the co-host of Humans of Gaming. He is also the editor of Explore the Bible: Students and co-hosts the weekly CaPC Digest podcast for Christ and Pop Culture. Drew has written for Paste Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, and Think Christian. He lives in the Nashville, TN area with his wife and their three children.

Episode Producer

Jonathan Clauson
Chief Audio Nerd
Starting with Clear Channel Radio in the '90s, Jonathan has worked in audio and marketing for 20 years. Credits include stints at EA Tiburon, Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, and freelancing as voice talent for audiobooks and podcast production services.

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