45 episodes

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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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.

    HPP #46 - RealLifeVania

    HPP #46 - RealLifeVania

    No one ever discovered anything by sitting inside their house. Well, thanks to the Internet, maybe that's not entirely true. Still, you can only experience so much within the comfort of your home/apartment/dorm/condo. If you really want to see what's out there, you gotta walk the walk!
    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.
    BONUS: The origin of Vania, Willy Wonker, LinkUp!
    RUNTIME: 47 minutes 46 seconds

    • 47 min
    HPP #45 - Party Management

    HPP #45 - Party Management

    Most everyone who's played an RPG knows a thing or two about party management. You've got to make sure you've got the right composition of do-gooders to vanquish the dark forces. However, we bet most folks haven't considered how they can use the same party management logic from video games to build better social circles in real life!
    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!

    BONUS: Breath of the Mods, The Wiz, Boost or Break
    RUNTIME: 40 min

    • 40 min
    HPP #44 - Inventory

    HPP #44 - Inventory

    Today's the day. You got a good night's sleep. Your morning smoothie is ready. You printed 3 copies of your resume. You've got your phone. Your keys are in hand. You're wearing your lucky socks, your "hire me" blazer, and Joe Esposito is telling you you're the best around. Today's the day! You're halfway down the highway. Then it hits you. You forgot your pants... Job Hunt Quest Failed. You left a critical piece of equipment in your closet.
    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!
     
    BONUS: #POCcasters, The "Blue Suit", Link Up!
    RUNTIME: 40 min

    • 40 min
    HPP #43 - Cooldown

    HPP #43 - Cooldown

    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. Relax. Perhaps to re-energize yourself with a slice of pepperoni.
    In this episode, MasterWife and MasterJoe discuss the importance of spending time away from the the hustle and bustle or everyday life to reconnect with yourself, others, and the world around you at your own pace. Your social life will thank you for it!
    Oh, and the answer was the Baroness Von Sketch Show.
    And it's not on Netflix.
    Sorry.
     
    BONUS: HIRMA, Meet Mr. Miyagi, Bust-A-Doodle
    RUNTIME: 40 min

    • 40 min
    HPP #42 - One Night Stand with Lucy Blundell

    HPP #42 - One Night Stand with Lucy Blundell

    Visualize this moment in time whilst we paint you a picture. You are out perusing the internet and you strike up a conversation with a complete stranger. You say "ya-ma-to," they say "ya-mo-to," and next thing you know, you wake up in your recording studio at 6 am with a microphone in your face and an empty cup of what was probably coffee once with nothing but a foggy memory of your life choices over the past 8-10 hours to show for it. The real twist? That's kind of a true story.

    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. Top it all off with gratuitous amounts of the late great George Michael and a hot and steamy version of a fan favorite mini

    • 49 min
    HPP #41 - The Con Life Shuffle

    HPP #41 - The Con Life Shuffle

    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 like no one is watching, 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 the merch. Yup, MAGfest is awesome. You know what's not awesome? MAGstress! There's so much to do! So many people and performances to see, games to play and pizza to eat! Just how the heck do you juggle the unjuggleable Con Life?

    In this episode, MasterWife returns to join MasterJoe as they recap their MAGfest 2017 experience and share the secret to making the most of your con experience without getting overwhelmed by the chaos. This episode is full to the brim so listen up HPeeps! Andrew Jackson!


    p.s. special thanks to all of our friends and listeners that we got to see and meet at MA

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

Rdhito ,

This show is so good!

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MrDMansWorld ,

A Spectacular Show

The Mastercouple are an amazing duo with an equally awesome show. The HPP is an extremely well crafted show which appeals to gamers and non gamers alike. The show has a unique voice that quickly draws people in from the beginning. I really enjoy the segments Masterwife and Masterjoe do especially the Major Heartpiece of the Week. It's very inviting and adds to the conversation. It makes listeners feel at home. Each week, I am left wanting more. If you haven't started listening to the show, I highly recommend that you tune in now and join the HPP family. They're here for you!!

mondego ,

SO AWESOME

its everything that you want in a podcast. informative, meaningful, relatable and really funny. MasterJoe and MasterWife are a really good team, and they are really natural. If you love video games, or if you don’t, its really good relationship and life advice.

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