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

Humans of Gaming 134 | Heidi McDonald on Penny Farthings and Romance


About This Episode

Heidi McDonald joins Drew this week to talk about various topics including a public confession of not knowing how to ride a bicycle, asset comparisons between herself and her avatar in Dragon Age, the great “Squee!” incident of 2013, and learning how to be bold from her boss riding into a wall on a penny farthing bicycle.

Heidi has several books to her name including Digital Love: Romance and Sexuality in Games. She also worked as the “translator” for iThrive Games and designer at School Games in her hometown of Pittsburg, PA.

Image Credit – GDC



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.

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

Related Content

Free Play 61 | Nintendo Switch Lite & Pro Rumors

Nintendo is bringing us the Switch Lite, a simplified version of it’s predecessor and that’s what we wanna talk about this week on the Free Play podcast.

The Pull List 19 |Doomsday, Hellblazer, and Hector at SDCC

We're going to hit the latest news (Doomsday Clock) just can't keep on schedule, Hellblazer is BACK, More not zombies from Marvel, and so much more.

Humans of Gaming 159 | Teri Litorco of Renegade Games on Faith and Heritage

Teri Litorco talks about painting minatures, the heritiage of her culture and faith in Roman Catholicism, and how it effecters every aspect of her life.

Humans of Gaming 158 | Henry Audubon of Parks on Spiritual Curiosity

Henry talks about board game design, passing high school, making his own D&D campaigns, and experiencing the open ended spiritual influences of his mother.

Humans of Gaming 157 | Paul Shortt of Exploding Kittens

Paul Shortt of Exploding Kittens joins Drew and Chris to talk about his life in Detroit area Michigan.

The Pull List 18 | DC Black Label Impressions

Covering the latest comic book news, we talk about DC Comic's recent imprint realignment and specifically DC's Black Label as well as our favorite pulls.
are loot boxes ethical

Free Play 59 | Are Loot Boxes Ethical?

Players are once again again asking, "Are loot boxes ethical?" Are they gambling? Are they fair?That’s what we want to talk about this week on the show.

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

For the developer of The Binding of Isaac and Super Meat Boy, the defining characteristic of his faith is the mystery of death.