Heart Piece Podcast

Welcome to the Heart Piece Podcast, your weekly holistic relationship talk show for gamers, hosted by married gaming duo, MasterWife & MasterJoe. It's dangerous to go alone, so we aim to educate, inspire, and empower gamers to build and maintain healthy relationships. Join us each week as we attempt to draw parallels between the fictional game world and real world experiences to see what we can learn about makings friends, finding love, and being good to each other.
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Nov 29, 2016

Dating can be a grind for gamers. You're out there doing your best to climb the ladder but you just can't seem to rank up, or worse, you may be getting demoted. Maybe you've been looking for that Shiny Pokémon in the tall grass but keep running into Pidgeys. Or perhaps you've stomped all the goombas and dished out the coins only to discover your prince or princess was in another— well you get the idea. There's got to be a more effective way, right?

MasterWife and MasterJoe explain the concept of "action-adventure dating" and how you can change up your dating strategy to start having better dates. Whether you're single or already in a relationship, there's something for you in this episode! Also, what the heck is Geocaching? Why isn't there a Geekeasy near us? And why shouldn't you name your newborn baby girl Sonic?!

BONUS: Tetris Champion, Ben Briggs, Bust-a-Doodle 
RUNTIME: 43 min

Nov 23, 2016

Do you smell that? The sweet yet slightly sweaty fragrance of the kind of soul food gaming that only happens once (maybe twice) a year? Thanksgiving brings people together, and when people get together, epic gaming occurs.

MasterWife and MasterJoe share of their favorite Gamesgiving games to play with friends and family. After your done throwing down in the dining room, let us know how you throw it down in the living room!

BONUS: The Origin of Wendy, U GAME IT, Bust-A-Doodle
RUNTIME: 37 min

Nov 14, 2016

These are trying times in America. Tensions are high, opinions and thoughts are being flung left and right, and every venture out into the World Wide Web seems to be littered with more random encounters than Lufia 1. How can we navigate this minefield of high-powered opinions without unleashing our ultimate attack? Well, you could either stock up on Holy Water (or Max Repel if that's more your speed), or you can use a little thing called Empathy.

MasterWife and MasterJoe use the concept of Back Seat Gaming to talk about the effects of empathizing with others as a means to achieve understanding and establish common ground. No one likes a back seat human. Learn to ride shotgun instead!

HEY! Is that Another MHPotW bumper?!

BONUS: NES Classic woes, Huemanatee, Link Up!
RUNTIME: 43 min

Nov 8, 2016

Moving is hard. You literally uproot your entire life and transplant it into a new place. You have to find a new place to live, get use to your new boss, make new friends. You have to re-hang all of your nerd art (UGH)! Or maybe you're move is less drastic. Perhaps you're going to college or just starting a new job. Maybe you're moving from the basement to the attic, who knows. Started at the bottom...

Getting acclimated to the "new" can be a big challenge, but as a gamer you're better equipped to handle that challenge than you think! MasterWife and MasterJoe share what video games taught them about how to conquer strange new worlds in real life.

Say, is that an actual MHPotW bumper?? Don't forget to set the timer.

BONUS: Life's Most Stressful Things, World 2 Quiz, Link Up
RUNTIME: 36 min