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Show 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
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 include: Stardew Valley, the Assassin's Creed franchise, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. She also enjoys slime instagram accounts, salt & vinegar chips, and Dr. Pepper. Her husband Steven says that she dies too much in games.
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.

Episodes

Free Play 49 | The Lost Episode of Horpens and Bread Slime

Bubba, Matt, and Kate are out this week so we treat you, to an unreleased episode with Justin Bowers, a dark tale of Horpens, and bread slime.

Free Play Podcast 48 | 90’s Nostalgia

The 90’s were a seriously tubular time in history when games shaped the way we interact with the media came were made and we talk about that this week.
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Free Play 47 | We Tried Our Best

Games are a part of our lives for those of us that really love them. We talk about how they’ve affected our faith and relationships with other Christians.
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Free Play Episode 46 | Google Here to Stadia?

Is it possible to have a seamless, high end gaming experience across almost any gaming device? That’s what we want to talk about the Free Play Podcast!
DIY Games

Free Play 45 | Games DIY

Playing games is a big part of the hobby.  But these things take time, creativity and passion to develop. That’s what we want to talk about this week.
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Free Play Episode 44 | What’s Up Birds?

Stonemaier games’ retail release of Wingspan wasn’t met with the response they might have hoped with preorders. We talk about the response to the community.
You're Not Hardcore

Free Play 43 | You’re Not Hardcore Unless You Game Hardcore

It used to take you WEEKS to beat a game. Why is that?  What’s changed in the gaming industry and sub culture? That's our topic this week on Free Play.
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Free Play 42 | Git Gud Kate

Games have all kinds of inherit value that they rarely get credit for and that’s what we want to talk about this week on the free play podcast.

Free Play 41 | Nintendogs Direct

Nintendo had a direct this week and we want to talk about where we think they went right, and how they didn't give us the games we so rightfully deserve.

Free Play 40 | Horse Stories and Groundbreaking Games

Matt is still mourning the loss of his horse Horpens in Red Dead 2. Bubba and Kate try to distract him by talking about what makes a groundbreaking game.