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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 94 | LTN Arcade Weekend Recap AND MORE!!!!

Pull up a chair as we catch you up on the LTN Arcade weekend, Kate’s shoe addiction, and how good Matt is at video games. 

Free Play 93 | The Last of Us Part 2 State of Play

Sony opened up a little bit more about the story and sharing some never before seen gameplay with us and that’s what we want to talk about.

Free Play 92 | Tony Hawk Nostalgia

Sit back and enjoy some stories about Tony Hawk shaped the growing minds of Bubba, Matt, and Kate in the early 2000s, this week on the Free Play Podcast!
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Free Play 91 | Steven Speaks

Steven Kadawoki speaks about Snowrunner, Matt encounters a WoW player in the wild, and Bubba drools over the Unreal 5 tech demo on the PlayStation 5. 

Free Play 89 | Assassins Creed: New Horizons

Bubba rants about turnips, Kate gets excited over Assassins Creed and won't hear any negativity on it, and Matt gets grumpy over returning to work.

Free Play 88 | Truths, No Lie: A Game

if you’ve ever wanted to know some of the deepest darkest secrets that we have… you’re gonna be pretty disappointed, but probably entertained.

Episode 87 | Nookazon and the Turnip Exchange

Animal crossing is hard. You have to catch bugs, shake sticks out of trees, and make friends. Lucky for us, the internet is here to rescue us from the burden that is responsibility in-game. We share a few helpful services on the old online that make life on an island a little more bearable… oh, […]

Free Play 86 | Ask Us Anything Part 2

today we get down to the nitty-gritty as we answer some of the hard-hitting questions that you, the listeners, asked our opinions on.

Free Play 85 | Trash Room & WrestleMEHnia

The self-isolation descent into insanity continues as Bubba, Matt, and Kate continue to document their activities (or lack thereof).

Free Play 84 | Puma Momma Drama

Kate talks about puma mamma drama and Matt shares stories about his broken bathtub and his plan to binge all 7 seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation.