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

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

SHOW NOTES

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

Other Podcasts in the LTN Network

Free Play
The Pull List





Episode Hosts

Chris Gwaltney
Co-founder | Chief Executive Nerd
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
Founder
Executive Editor at Penguin Random House. Author of Know Thy Gamer: A Parent's Guide to Video Games and founder of Love Thy Nerd.

Episode Producer

Jonathan Clauson
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.

Episode Discussion

Related Content

Nerd History 8 | The Nerd History of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

The Nerd Historians welcome you to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, as they travel back to 1968 to the premiere of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. They'll share the history of the show, moments where Fred Rogers took on tough topics, and one possible controversy involving as popular GIF.

Nerd History 7 | The Nerd History of YouTube

Radio Matt & Deidra take a deep dive into some of the history of YouTube (there's just too much for one show, but they hit some highlights), as well as sharing some of their favorite channels, 19 years after YouTube first launched.

Why Are So Many Big YouTubers Quitting?

Faith & Fandom 7 | Chris Poirier: The Nomad

Hector welcomes his friend and podcast co-host from The Pull List to talk about Chris and nomadic ways in church culture and nerd culture. Chris also shares about his non-profit gaming-focused ministry - Columbus Got Game - and his soon-to-launch business, Bytes and Brews.

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!

Today in Nerd History | September 17

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

Crafting a Successful Podcast: Finding the Best Length, Schedule, and Style

When starting a podcast, you have to consider the style of show, your posting schedule, and how long your podcast episodes should run. LTN has some tips.

15 Steps to Creating Your Own Podcast