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

Free Play 133 | It’sa ME… a STARLORD!

SHOW NOTES

Everyone has been talking about the moment where Nintendo announced that Chris Pratt was going to be the voice of Mario. Yes, MARIO! And reactions have been mixed. We did not see that one coming. With Chris Pratt joined by a host of other A-list celebrities, what do we think this movie could look like? That’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play podcast.

WATCH LIVE ON TWITCH

FRI  +  3p EST

Love Thy Nerd is live on Twitch 7 days a week, so come and hang out with us in the chat! When we’re not live, feel free to spend your free time in the LTN Discord server and chat about the things you are engaging with in nerd culture.





Episode Hosts

Bubba Stallcup
CEO + PRESIDENT + FOUNDER
Bubba is the CEO, President and Founder of LTN, host of the Free Play Podcast and the Church Nerds Podcast. He is also a full-time Nerd-Culture Missionary. Bubba, and his wonderful wife Anna, have 4 children who are pretty good most of the time. A communal gamer at heart who loves to get in and play games with other people #gameNightIStheRightNight
Kate Kadowaki
CO-FOUNDER | LTN ADMIN COORDINATOR
Kate is a co-founder, admin coordinator, and best girl host of the Free Play podcast for Love Thy Nerd. Some of her favorite games ever are Red Dead Redemption 2, the Assassin's Creed franchise, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Kate has a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology and thinks games research is awesome. Her husband Steven says that she dies too much in games.
Matt Warmbier
CPO + FOUNDER
Matt is the CPO & Founder of LTN as well as one of the hosts of the Free Play podcast. 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.

Episode Producer

Kate Kadowaki
CO-FOUNDER | LTN ADMIN COORDINATOR
Kate is a co-founder, admin coordinator, and best girl host of the Free Play podcast for Love Thy Nerd. Some of her favorite games ever are Red Dead Redemption 2, the Assassin's Creed franchise, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Kate has a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology and thinks games research is awesome. Her husband Steven says that she dies too much in games.

Episode Discussion

Related Content

Nerd History 9 | The Nerd History of the Nintendo Switch

The Nerd Historians take a trip back to 2017 to relive the birth of the console that saved Nintendo: The Switch. Join them as they take a look at the console history of Nintendo and why the Switch was a "make it or break it" situation. They'll also take a look at the best games of the system and what's coming next for Nintendo.

10 Video Games from 2023 You Still Need to Play

2023 is in the rearview and a new slew of games are on the horizon. But while you're waiting, you might want to spend some of your Christmas money from Grandma on one of these hits you missed.

Under Video Game Pressure

10 Video Games That Teach Us Gratitude

With Thanksgiving coming up soon, Craig Nash takes us through a list of video games that help us focus on themes that foster gratitude.

NCMU 12 | MmamaLlamaFace & the Gospel Work in Livestreaming

In this episode Bubba talks with Jaclyn S Parrish, Director of Marketing at South Western Theological Seminary and keynote speaker at the 2023 Nerd Culture Ministry Summit. Join the conversation as Jaclyn speaks on the importance of community and how dungeons and dragons can help people find friendships in the places they already are.

Today in Nerd History | October 12

A daily re-cap of this date in the history of movies, TV shows, video games, comics, wrestling and more!

Today in Nerd History | October 11

A daily re-cap of this date in the history of movies, TV shows, video games, comics, wrestling and more!

Free Play 177 | Better Late Than Never (Season 9 Premiere)

It’s been a wild summer and the gang is so glad to finallyyyyy be back at it on the illustrious Free Play podcast which will be more unhinged than ever this season, guaranteed. Matt, Bubba, and Kate catch up on what they’ve been into, the art and value of collecting nerdy things, the new direction of this show, and of course, the chaos that usually occurs when they try to do anything.