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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 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.

The Pull List 9 | Comics, Community, and Conventions

Chris and Hector shift focus this week to flip through the pages of comic book news and to talk about their passions of comics, community, and conventions.

Free Play 39 | Gaming in the workplace

What if gaming in the workplace actually made you a better employee and team player. New evidence on this is this week's topic.

Free Play 38 | The Free Play Behind The Scenes VIP Demo

We want to tell you a little bit about ourselves and ltalk about the interesting Anthem VIP Demo that fell into players’ hands this week.

Free Play 37 | Retrospective at PAX South 2019

The 2019 convention year kicks off for Love Thy Nerd at PAX South! Bubba and Matt are joined by Drew Dixon to talk about the convention and LTN's first year

Free Play Ep. 36 | LTN: Year One (Free Play Finale)

2018 is almost over and that means so is the first year of Love Thy Nerd.  It’s been a crazy 10 or so months and we’ve seen some amazing things happen.  Our community has grown to over 1,300 people, we’ve done 2 recon trips and our website, podcasts and social media presence are all killing […]

Free Play 31 | Nintendo Sixty Foooooooooooour Classic

We are throwing out all of the games we would like to see on this throwback classic. No game or franchise is off limits as we speculate wildly. Did we affirm or throw shade on your favorite game from your youth? More than Likely, both… and that’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play Podcast.

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.

Free Play Ep. 29 | Staying Current

how do we do as much as we possibly can to stay current in our favorite areas of nerdom while still acting as a responsible, well-functioning adult that contributes to society?  That’s what we want to talk about this week on the Free Play Podcast.

Free Play Ep. 28 | Spoopy Games

We’ve compiled a list of tabletop and video games to tie you over this Halloween, and that’s what we want to talk about this week on the free play podcast.