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Humans of Gaming 128 | Katya Szewczuk of Miscat Squad on Community and New Jersey


About This Episode

YouTube personality Katya Szewczuk is our guest this week to talk a little about having a fast growing YouTube channel and the challenges that comes with having such a large community. Starting out as a manga reviewer Katya ended up gaining a following with a focus on games with strong narrative direction, she shares some of the unique interactions she has had with her fans as well as when to call in the professionals.

Katya hails from the great state of New Jersey and shares some of her most despised practices of the Garden State with Drew and Chris including no left turns, not being able to pump your own gas, and the evil fire hydrants. Love Thy Nerd supporter Stephanie Skiles also joins in the conversation to ask questions as the group then talk about Katya’s formative years growing up in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the bonds she formed with her grandparents, mother, and priest and how their support helped her through the tough years with an abusive parent.

Humans of Gaming 128 Resources & Links

Katya Szewczuk / Twitter

Miscat Squad – YouTube Channel

Theme music by Jay Tholen

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Episode Hosts

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.
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 '90s, 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 audiobooks and podcast production services.

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