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Shane Liesegang Skyrim Jesuit Scholastic

Humans of Gaming 112 | Shane Liesegang of Skyrim on becoming a Jesuit Scholastic


About This Episode

The Humans of Gaming podcast is dedicated to having open and honest conversations about games, life, and belief, and is hosted by our Chief Content Nerd, Drew Dixon, and Chief Executive Nerd, Chris Gwaltney.

Every episode we invite a special guest to talk with us about games, life, and belief. This week we talk to Shane Liesegang of multiple games including Skyrim, Fallout 4, and God of War (2018). Leaving the world of active game design for a religious life as a Jesuit Scholastic Drew and Chris talk to Shane about the “Society of Jesus” and how it has affected his outlook on the world as a designer of systems.



Episode 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.

Episode Producer

Jonathan Clauson
Chief Audio Nerd
Starting with Clear Channel Radio in the 90's, Jonathan has worked in audio and marketing for 20 years. Credits include stints at EA Tiburon, Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, and freelancing as voice talent for audio books and podcast production services.

Episode Discussion

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