Matthew Rhoades, the lead designer on The Banner Saga, joins Drew and Chris this week. With credits including the much beloved Spider Man 2 from Treyarch (before they only made Call of Duty), Matthew talks about his admiration for the new Spider-Man from Insomniac, how he feels games can teach empathy, and how he has a lot of respect for BioWare’s Mass Effect trilogy.
In the second half the talk turns to Matthew’s formative years as he was raised in house that was not religious and encouraged him to make his own decisions in life leading him to the secular humanist stance he has today. The trio reflect on his feelings on the tribalism that is found in the western church and politics.
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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.
Executive Editor at Penguin Random House. Author of Know Thy Gamer: A Parent's Guide to Video Games and founder of Love Thy 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.