@lovethynerd
Love Thy Nerd
Love Nerds + Engage Culture + Build Community

Humans of Gaming 22 | Edmund McMillen of The Binding of Isaac on Feeling Like a Monster


About This Episode

Originally released in December of 2014, we revisit this interview with Edmund McMillen, the developer behind indie hits Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac. He joined Drew and former managing editor Richard Clark for a talk about his motivation behind creating a gross game with Christian elements, his varied spiritual relationship with his family, and how he finds solace in creating.

Links from Humans of Gaming 22

Edmund McMillen | Twitter
Drew Dixon | Twitter
Richard Clark | Twitter





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.
Richard Clark
Christianity Today's Branded Content and Partnerships Manger and Freelance Podcast Producer. He is co-founder of Christ and Pop Culture. He also hosts the "No Chill Enneagram" podcast. He resides in the Chicago suburbs often playing video games and being the father of 2 kids and husband of Jennifer.

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.

Episode Discussion

Related Content

Pull List 45 | 2020 Comics Wrap Up

2020 comics news wrap-up with Hector and listener rankings for the best comics of 2020 along Hector's own personal Top 7.

Church Nerds 31 | Is Thanksgiving Just A Side?

Bubba & Anna discuss Thanksgiving and if it's okay to have Christmas overshadow it.

Free Play 109 | PS5 & Xbox Series X Review

Matt and Bubba delve into the pros and cons of each console and Kate gets her viking on with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Free Play 108 | Best Games of the Current Generation

The PS4 and Xbox One are on their way out. Marking this transition the crew talk about their favorite games of the current generation.

Free Play 107 | Cloud Gaming & Cyberpunk 2077

Control is on the Switch but you may have to wait in line, Cyberpunk got delayed again, and Matt shaved his head for Haloween.

Free Play 106 | Console Wars and Overrated Games

The console wars with Sony and Microsoft's new hardware rages. Bubba, Matt, & Kate talk about it along with their most overrated games.

The Heart in Faith Based

Perhaps the most meta and interesting film of the year is Faith Based, a film in the style of a mockumentary, about the making of a movie, a faith-based one at that.

Church Nerds 28 | Say Hello to the Bad Guy

Bubba & Anna continue a thread from last week with the question, "Is is okay to play as a bad guy in a game?"