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Free Play Ep. 36 | LTN: Year One (Free Play Finale)


About This Episode

2018 is almost over and that means so is the first year of Love Thy Nerd.  It’s been a crazy 10 or so months and we’ve seen some amazing things happen.  Our community has grown to over 1,300 people, we’ve done 2 recon trips and our website, podcasts and social media presence are all killing it online!  We were also able to use our new show model to continue to develop relationships with our friends, new and old, in the gaming industry.

God is truly blessing what we are doing and we are glad that, if even only by listening to this podcast, you are a part of how we are changing gaming culture.

Love Thy Nerd: Year One was great, and that’s what we want to talk about this week on the season one finale 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.

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