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Humans of Gaming



Show Hosts

Chris Gwaltney
Chris is the Chief Executive Nerd of LTN and co-host of Humans of Gaming. He loves his wife and games. He lives in Ventura, California with his wife and his games.
Drew Dixon
Drew is the Chief Content Nerd for Love Thy Nerd and the co-host of Humans of Gaming. He is also the editor of Explore the Bible: Students and co-hosts the weekly CaPC Digest podcast for Christ and Pop Culture. Drew has written for Paste Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, and Think Christian. He lives in the Nashville, TN area with his wife and their three children.

Episodes

Jesus’s 12 Favorite Games of 2018

This is the definitive list of Jesus' favorite games of 2018.

Humans of Gaming 132 | PAX Unplugged 2018 Interviews

Drew visits PAX Unplugged to walk the floor and interview board game developers who are developing experiences that push the medium into new areas. Can a board game make laugh so hard you cry or tell a harrowing story of sadness? Drew interviews 5 developers who are exploring these possibilities as well as what they […]

Humans of Gaming 131 | Rachel Kowert, PhD on Stereotypes and Parenting

Dr. Rachel Kowert joins us to talk about her career research into video game stereotypes, addictions, and World of Warcraft

Humans of Gaming 130 | Jamey Stegmaier on Kickstarter and Questioning Your Beliefs

Jamey Stegmaier joins us this week to talk about Kickstarter, Scythe and growing up in the Catholic Church. 

Humans of Gaming 129 | Jamie Madigan on Parenting and Relationships in Gaming

Jamie Madigan, PhD. talks about digital vs. real life relationships, how to be a parent that engages, and the "moral panic" often directed at video games. 

Humans of Gaming 128 | Katya Szewczuk of Miscat Squad on Community and New Jersey

YouTube personality Katya Szewczuk is our guest this week to talk a little about having a fast growing YouTube channel and the challenges that comes with having such a large community. Starting out as a manga reviewer Katya ended up gaining a following with a focus on games with strong narrative direction, she shares some of the joys and frustrations with having a YouTube community.

Humans of Gaming 127 | Toiya Kristen Finley on Narrative Design and Gaming’s #metoo Moment

Toiya Kristen Finley talks about narrative design, a split denomination household, and how the industry needs to be rocked by the #metoo movement.
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Humans of Gaming 126 | Shane Neville of Bunker Punks on Compulsion Loops and Parenting

Shane Neville of Buster Punks talks about compulsion loops, parents being more involved in their child's gaming habits, and of leaving the Christian faith.
Holding On Billy Kerr Interview

Humans of Gaming 125 | Michael Fox of “Holding On” on God Sprinkles and Pagan Chips

Michael Fox, co-creator of the board game Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr joins Drew and Chris this week to talk about a game in which there is no real way to win.

Humans of Gaming 124 | Mike Sellers of “Sims 2” on Community and Real Life Faith

Mike Sellers of Meridian 59 talk with Drew and Chris about the tenants of the LDS church and find common ground about the living Gospel as the best witness.