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Humans of Gaming 135 | Greg Lobanov of Wandersong on Shared Adversity and Community


About This Episode

Greg Lobanov of the hit indie title Wandersong talks with the crew about his 6 month trek across the United States on his bicycle that taught him about shared adversity and community. Starting in the North East, Greg and a small team made it all the way to Miami, FL before everyone backed out of the trip leaving him alone to complete the journey West. During this time he encountered both feelings of fear and elation as the best of humanity’s compassion presented itself to him and bikers he crossed showed solidarity with sometimes no more than a nod of the head.

Greg also talks about his family from Russia where Bibles were illegal during his youth and how a CIA agent smuggled Bible’s into the country and helped to baptize his mother in secret. Growing up in Philly, Greg attended a Roman Catholic school and while he does not follow the teaching of the church, he believes in the soul and the need for all people to be kind and do good to make the world a better place.



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.
Chris Gwaltney
Chris is the Chief Executive Nerd of LTN and co-host of Humans of Gaming. He loves his wife and games. He lives in Ventura, California with his wife and his games.

Episode Producer

Jonathan Clauson
Chief Audio Nerd
Starting with Clear Channel Radio in the 90's, 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 audio books and podcast production services.

Episode Discussion

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