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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 58 | E3 2019 Coverage Part 2

Today we’re talking all about Nintendo, Square Enix, Ubisoft, PC Gaming Show, and the Kinda Funny Games Showcase on Part 2 of our E3 2019 coverage.

Free Play 57 | E3 2019 Coverage Part 1

If there’s one thing nerds like, it’s learning all of the things about new games and consoles announced during E3 2019 and thats what we want to talk about.

Free Play 56 | Pokémon Dreamin’

This week we are Pokémon Dreamin' about when in 1996, we were introduced to the video game Pokémon and how they are now invading our sleep.

Free Play 202 | Leveraging Fun, Games and Relationships

Games offer rest from the things of life that weigh us down while allowing us the opportunity to build relationships with the people around us.
Gaming Analysis Paralysis

Free Play 54 | Gaming Analysis Paralysis

Do you or someone you love suffer from Gaming Analysis Paralysis? Though we may not have a cure, we do have some helpful tips to get you over that hump.

Free Play 53 | Sonic and the Future of Video Game Movies

The Sonic the Hedgehog trailer showed us that parts of Hollywood still don't know how to handle video game movies and fandoms.
kickstarter killing creativity

Free Play 52 | Is Kickstarter Killing Creativity?

As great as kickstarter is, it may be killing creativity with a strange turn this past month by suspending several projects… some of which had fully funded.

Free Play 51 | What’s New In The News

 We have a few thoughts about things like Disney +, Ubisoft, and the PlayStation 5 this week as Bubba returns and technical difficulties abound.

Free Play 50 | Phoenix Fan Fusion Pre-Show Coverage

We’re kicking off convention season this year with Phoenix Fan Fusion, the first “comic con” type convention for LTN, and we can’t wait to tell you more.

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.