In this episode, MasterWife and MasterJoe discuss the importance of regular exploration and how it can widen your social circle and improve your relationship building skills. There's also an Extra Piece at the end of this one! Head over to hppodcast.com and click on the episode post to check out the after-show.Read More
In this episode, MasterWife and MasterJoe discuss the idea of party management in video games to see how it can be applied in real life. Whether at work, in class, on the court or on the beach, we'll help you power up your social circles by making sure you've got the right kind of company for the situation!Read More
In this episode, MasterWife and MasterJoe talk about using the concept of inventory management in gaming to help with the constant struggle to make room for yourself, your job, your friendships, goals, dreams, relationships, health, and aspirations in the real world. You'd never hunt a Rathian without Antidote, so never go job hunting without pants!Read More
Greetings HPeeps! Did you miss us? As we're sure you're aware, we've been on a bit of a cooldown. So we thought, why not talk about that for today's episode? Afterall, sometimes you need to ease back from the fast track and take it easy.Read More
In this episode, MasterWife and MasterJoe are joined by the indie game developer behind the One Night Stand, the lovely Lucy Blundell. We chat about her games' recent nomination for an Independent Games Festival award, why she should marry her boyfriend and the logistics of milking cows (or people?) on the Nintendo Switch.Read More
MAGfest 2017 was awesome! There's nothing quite like pressing your face against a friend's face, attending random elevator parties, playing Japanese rhythm games POORLY, having your face melted repeatedly by amazing artists and DJs, and planning the post-mortem services for your bank account after you finish buying all of the merch on the floor.Read More
A wise person once said, the way to a man's heart is through his abdominal food bag. Turns out that's very much true! In this episode, MasterJoe is joined by the newly engaged gamer couple, Hotsammysliz (in his second appearance on the podcast) and Ms. Marvel!Read More
Humankind has made lots of improvements over the years. We added motion to pictures, brought color to TVs, and made 2D relationships more appealing than their 3D counterparts. Wait, what? Just what the heck are we going to be talking about here?!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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)!Read More
Odds are, you don't know all that much about the real people who populate your friends lists. So how can we cure the anti-socialness of social media? Simple. By being brave enough to be social again! In this episode, MasterWife and MasterJoe discuss the idea of demystifying the mystery of avatars and getting to know the people behind them to form more meaningful relationships.Read More
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Funny thing is, in a episode about support, we didn't even talk about the great Mako Mankanshoku. Anyway, greetings from MasterJoe and Dr. MasterWife! It's been quite a while but the Masters are back in #HPHQ and better than ever. We've had a tough time in the madness but our amazing HPeeps have supported us and we think that's pretty awesome. In fact it's so awesome that we decided to talk about the importance of support.
Life can be pretty challenging sometimes (don't we know). You may have an important test to study for or a big assignment at work to get done. Maybe you're just trying not to get robbed in the Dark Zone in The Division. Just like in video games, when the going gets tough, the tough bring support classes! Healers, engineers, spell casters, more healers! You can always use more healers.
MasterWife discusses her long and arduous journey from graduate student to doctorate degree holder and MasterJoe spouts nonsense while reacting to multiple trigger words and phrases, resulting in a few songs and some movie quotes. Prepare yourselves HPeeps. Support is inbound!
P.S. Never get the airport sandwich.
P.S.S. Sorry this episode is a bit hot on the EQ.
BONUS: Captain Planet, Listener Homework
RUNTIME: 40 min
MasterWife and MasterJoe are back from MAGFest 2016! Such an amazing festival/convention. This episode comes fresh off the 4.5 hour drive home from the event so we just had to recap all the fun we had.Read More
We have an idea for a movie. Drummer, a lady gamer, and a black guy all go to a dance contest. It's called, today's episode of the Heart Piece Podcast. Right? You're welcome. MasterJoe and MasterIce chat it up to talk about the revised theory of separation.Read More
PUT THAT DOWN LITTLE JOHNNY! (Ahem) You know what's great about the Heart Piece Podcast? You can listen to it even while attending to your kids! After all, the gamers of the 80s are now becoming parents and some of them are having kids of their own.Read More
David Hayter is out of Metal Gear Solid. Kiefer Sutherland is out of 24. And I could have sworn I left my sandwich on the counter just a minute ago! Who can you trust these days? My brother MasterIce makes his debut as the interim co-host of our podcast, sitting in for MasterWife...Read More
MasterWife makes her long awaited return to the show! We talk about a foolproof way to keep your New Years Resolutions, our latest co-op game obsessions, the best sushi in South Florida (oh-em-gee, soo-goh-ee), our despair over a recent change at Chick-Fil-A, and what's coming down the pipe for the podcast in 2016!Read More