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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 75 | Top 8 Tabletop Games of 2019

Well, we did it.  This is the last Free Play episode of 2019 and Matt and I are in the same room to record it!  With all of the games that came out this year, we thought it would be a good idea to do the most creative thing we would think of, so we came up with what we thought were the top 8 tabletop games released this year and that’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play Podcast.

Episode 74 | The Free Play Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is in full swing, and chances are you’re probably out shopping for that special someone in your life… even if it’s you… which it probably is.
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Free Play 73 | Too Many Streaming Services?

Are there just too many streaming services? Disney +, HBO Max, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and so many more make it hard to get the content we want in one place.

Free Play 72 | Should RPG’s be Shorter?

Who doesn’t love a 400-hour story mode? But is all of that time worth it?  Would it be better to play for a shorter time and move on to the next best thing? 

Free Play 72 | What is Death Stranding Even About?

After what feels like a thousand years of waiting, we finally had a chance to see what Kojima has up his sleeve. But is it any good?

Free Play 32 | Spoopiest Moments in Games (Community Edition)

We polled our Facebook Community and asked them about a few of the more memorable times when they got a little more than scared playing games.

Free Play 69 | Gaming’s Weirdest PR Stunts

Well… Fortnite broke itself… and the internet in a brilliant PR stunt. This, and other wierd gaming PR stunts is what we want to talk about this week.

Free Play 68 | LTN Con 2019 Recap

Nerds from all over the US and Canada came to learn what exactly Love Thy Nerd is, who runs it and why it’s important. But was it worth it?

Free Play Episode 67 | The Legend of FreePlay: Matt’s Awakening

We’ve been excited about the Link’s Awakening remake since the day it was announced and, ladies and gentlemen, IT IS FINALLY HERE!

Free Play Episode 66 | How Much Money is Your Game Time Worth?

Games cost money, and we’ll gladly hand over all the pennies that we’ve got for them. But how many plays or hours do you expect to get out of a game to make the financial investment “worth it”? How many dollars are you willing to pay or do you expect to pay per play to […]