@lovethynerd
Love Thy Nerd
Love Nerds + Engage Culture + Build Community
Holding On Billy Kerr Interview

Humans of Gaming 125 | Michael Fox of “Holding On” on God Sprinkles and Pagan Chips


About This Episode

Michael Fox, co-creator of the board game Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr joins Drew and Chris this week to talk about a game in which there is no real way to win, but how to loose in the best way possible. This premise sets the discussion for how board games are becoming mediums for playing out more mature scenarios.

The second half of the interview talks about Michael’s formative years after he was born in both London and Ireland. His proclivity to wanting answers to everything lead him to question his fear based Catholic upbringing and how he remains “Death Positive” in his atheism.

Drew Dixon: @DrewDixon82

Chris Gwaltney: @clgwaltney

Michael Fox: Little Metal Dog Podcast / @idlemichael

Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr, Official Site



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 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

Humans of Gaming 131 | Rachel Kowert, PhD on Stereotypes and Parenting

Dr. Rachel Kowert joins us to talk about her career research into video game stereotypes, addictions, and World of Warcraft

Humans of Gaming 130 | Jamey Stegmaier on Kickstarter and Questioning Your Beliefs

Jamey Stegmaier joins us this week to talk about Kickstarter, Scythe and growing up in the Catholic Church. 

Humans of Gaming 129 | Jamie Madigan on Parenting and Relationships in Gaming

Jamie Madigan, PhD. talks about digital vs. real life relationships, how to be a parent that engages, and the "moral panic" often directed at video games. 

The Pull List 4 | Looking For Another Stan Lee In The Verse

The passing of Stan Lee weighs heavy on the minds of comic fans everywhere. Chris and Hector wonder who could possibly fill the persona he leaves behind.

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

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 joys and frustrations with having a YouTube community.

Free Play Ep. 30 | Red Dead Reflections

What is it that drives our need to bash the very thing we find so much joy and rest in?  If we boycott is it honoring to those who sacrificed so much to create it? That’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play Podcast.

Humans of Gaming 127 | Toiya Kristen Finley on Narrative Design and Gaming’s #metoo Moment

Toiya Kristen Finley talks about narrative design, a split denomination household, and how the industry needs to be rocked by the #metoo movement.

The Pull List 3 | Immature Marvel and Top 3 Starter Graphic Novels

Chris and Hector talk about the lack of growth in Marvel Comics, Walmart's giant sized comics, and recommend their Top 3 graphic novels for new readers.