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

Episode 74 | The Free Play Holiday Gift Guide


About This Episode

The holiday season is in full swing, and chances are you’re probably out shopping for that special someone in your life… even if it’s you… which it probably is.

What should you get them?  Is it going to be worth your time to pick it up and their time to open it?  Well, fret not, nerd, because the Free Play Podcast is here for just a time as this.  We’ve created a little holiday shopping guide and that’s what we want to talk about this week of the Free Play Podcast!



Episode Hosts

Bubba Stallcup
Co-founder | Chief Community Nerd
Bubba is the Chief Community Nerd, host of the Free Play podcast and one of the founding members of Love Thy Nerd. He serves as Technology Director at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, TX. Bubba, and his wonderful wife Anna, have 3 children who are pretty good most of the time. A communal gamer at heart, Bubba loves to get in and play games with other people #gameNightIStheRightNight
Matt Warmbier
Co-founder | Chief Outreach Nerd
Matt is the Chief Outreach Nerd and host of the Free Play podcast for Love Thy Nerd. When not bustin’ his rump for LTN, Matt can be found, more than likely, playing Gloomhaven. He and his wife Erin have something like a billion kids, and they all love to be in the woods all the time. If you follow him on Instagram, everything he posts is a day behind. You’ve been warned.
Kate Kadowaki
Chief Social Media Nerd
Kate is the Chief Social Media Nerd and the best girl host of the Free Play podcast for Love Thy Nerd. Some of her favorite games ever include: Stardew Valley, the Assassin's Creed franchise, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. She also enjoys slime instagram accounts, salt & vinegar chips, and Dr. Pepper. Her husband Steven says that she dies too much in games.

Episode Producer

Kate Kadowaki
Chief Social Media Nerd
Kate is the Chief Social Media Nerd and the best girl host of the Free Play podcast for Love Thy Nerd. Some of her favorite games ever include: Stardew Valley, the Assassin's Creed franchise, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. She also enjoys slime instagram accounts, salt & vinegar chips, and Dr. Pepper. Her husband Steven says that she dies too much in games.
Bubba Stallcup
Co-founder | Chief Community Nerd
Bubba is the Chief Community Nerd, host of the Free Play podcast and one of the founding members of Love Thy Nerd. He serves as Technology Director at First Baptist Church of Marble Falls, TX. Bubba, and his wonderful wife Anna, have 3 children who are pretty good most of the time. A communal gamer at heart, Bubba loves to get in and play games with other people #gameNightIStheRightNight


Episode Discussion

Related Content

Games that Brought Us Peace

Free Play 84 | Puma Momma Drama

Kate talks about puma mamma drama and Matt shares stories about his broken bathtub and his plan to binge all 7 seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Free Play 83 | Animal Crossing: Pillage the Village

Week 2 of quarantine finds Kate pillaging her friend's island in Animal Crossing while Matt and Bubba reflect on the benefits of chickens in the house.

Things From Video Games We Wish We Could Do In Real Life

Rationalizing Evil in Doom

Despite Doom's satire, its portrayal of demonic influence is hardly unbelievable with characters showing evil cannot be used for good nor excused.

Free Play 82 | Quarantine is on the Horizon: Zero Dawn

Well, here we are.  The entire world in the midst of a global pandemic.  It is crazy, really.  We’ve all seen 100 post-apocalyptic movies and played through games like The Last of Us and Fallout more times than you could shake a radioactive stick at, but I’m not sure that anyone really ever thought we’d […]

Free Play 81 | Live from PAX East 2020

Bubba and Matt are at PAX East 2020 with Love Thy Nerd's EIC Drew Dixon. The trio reflects on the games and Love Thy Nerd's future efforts in the community.

Free Play 80 | Ask Us Anything

Bubba, Matt, & Kate take your questions in this Ask Us Anything episode along with Matt and Kate's "free range posse" escapades in Red Dead Online.