@lovethynerd
Love Thy Nerd
Love Nerds + Engage Culture + Build Community
kickstarter killing creativity

Free Play 52 | Is Kickstarter Killing Creativity?


About This Episode

We’ve all been there.  It’s 2 am and you’re trolling around on the internet when a force beyond your control stops your scroll dead in it’s tracks.  That force’s name: Kickstarter. Suddenly it’s 4 am and you have backed dozens of things you never knew you needed.

Now Kickstarter may be killing creativity with a strange turn this past month by suspending several projects… some of which had fully funded to the tune of $200K.  So this left us all asking… “but… why?” and that’s what we want to talk about this week on 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 are Red Dead Redemption 2, the Assassin's Creed franchise, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Kate is currently working on a master’s degree in developmental psychology. Her husband Steven says that she dies too much in games.

Episode Producer

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 are Red Dead Redemption 2, the Assassin's Creed franchise, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Kate is currently working on a master’s degree in developmental psychology. Her husband Steven says that she dies too much in games.
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.

Episode Discussion

Related Content

Book Club 2 | David Petrie’s Party Hard

Join the club as Madeline Turnipseed interviews author and LTN Community member David Petrie about Party Hard, the first book in the Pixel Dust series.

Free Play 115 | Nerdom on the Small Screen

We have seen a shift in nerdy adaptations of things that we love arriving on the smaller screen. Which are the best and what do we want next?

Peaceful Video Games: 5 Titles That Will Boost Your Mood

LTN Radio | Week 19 | New Wine

Our weekly re-cap of the Specials, Shorts, and Exclusives aired on LTN Radio for the week of Feb. 15th through Feb. 21st. Listen live on LTNonair.com!

Back Row 331 & 332 | The Bumbling TV Dad

In the early 90s, we saw a shift from the family stalwart father figure to the bumbling man-child dad character in our TV shows. Is it still happening? This, and much more!

The Weight of Lies in WandaVision Episode 6

WandaVision Episode 6 demonstrates the exhaustion and pain that come from continually perpetuating lies.

Free Play 114 | CD Projekt Wrecked

CD Project Red had source code held ransom. That’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play podcast?

Humans of Gaming 179 | Yannick LeJacq Part 2

Yannick LeJacq finishes his conversation with Drew and Chris about his time working at Blizzard as well as his transition from game journalism and narrative design to social work. Be sure to check out Part 1 if you missed it!