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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 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.
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 110 | 2020 Game of the Year

2020 has been a trip of a year, and the annual Video Game Award nominees are a testament to that. Did we agree with the list or could it have been altered just a little? Well, that’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play podcast.

Free Play 109 | PS5 & Xbox Series X Review

Matt and Bubba delve into the pros and cons of each console and Kate gets her viking on with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Free Play 108 | Best Games of the Current Generation

The PS4 and Xbox One are on their way out. Marking this transition the crew talk about their favorite games of the current generation.

Free Play 107 | Cloud Gaming & Cyberpunk 2077

Control is on the Switch but you may have to wait in line, Cyberpunk got delayed again, and Matt shaved his head for Haloween.

Free Play 106 | Console Wars and Overrated Games

The console wars with Sony and Microsoft's new hardware rages. Bubba, Matt, & Kate talk about it along with their most overrated games.

Free Play 105 | Zelda’s 35th Anniversary, Mango-Jaw, and Kate reads Fables

Zelda's 35th Anniversary is coming up, Matt talks about his hopes for Zelda collections, and Kate has a "mango-jaw" ailment and reads the Fables comics.

Free Play 104 | Uncooked Games

Do all these games lead to more games being developed in a rush and cultivate a lack of quality over quantity mindset? That’s what we want to talk about this week on the FreePlay Podcast.

Free Play 103 | LTN Con Online 2020 Recap

Well… we did it. We held our very first online con, and we think it was pretty dope. We had great speakers from some of our favorite people in nerd culture missions, played a metric ton of games both in-person and online and I’m pretty sure I ate my body weight in beef sticks. How was LTN Con Online received and what were some of our favorite moments? Well, that’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play podcast.

Free Play 102 | Next-Gen Pandemonium

We touch on Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, Matt shares how he managed to successfully pre-order himself a Playstation 5 amidst the chaos of pre-orders

Free Play 101 | Cats, Chickens, and Bent Backs

After the excitement of our 100th live episode, we update you all on what really matters: Matt’s sick chicken, new cat, and Bubba’s bent back. And trust us, Kate hasn’t laughed that hard in a while. We catch up on the latest that we’ve been playing, what we’re looking at playing, and MORE this week […]