We are gaming industry veterans and newcomers from across the spectrum from outlets like IGN and Polygon, talking about video games, movies, books and more.
We are gaming industry veterans and newcomers from across the spectrum from outlets like IGN and Polygon, talking about video games, movies, books and more.
I've Had Better. [Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.
01: John Gottman - How to Be a Master of Relationship. Welcome! My guest today is Dr. John Gottman, one of the world's leading experts on how to have an amazing relationship. He and his wife Julie currently operate The Gottman Institute in Seattle, offering numerous resources and training. Join us for a deep dive into their work! Dr. Gottman’s findings are largely based on the conclusions he has made over many years of research and observations of couples. He and his team have how to be a master (and avoid being a disaster) at relationship. Dr. Gottman discusses the following topics: “The Sound Relationship House” - what is the foundation for a relationship that lasts? Learn the importance of having high expectations in relationship, and also uncover ways in which what you'd *think* would be good for your relationship is actually counterproductive. Dr. Gottman identifies Styles of Confronting Conflict: Volatile, Validating, and Conflict-Avoiding. All of these conflict styles can lead to successful relationships. Learn what to do if you and your partner are mismatched in your conflict style. Dr. Gottman discusses “bids” we make with our partner as an attempt to connect. Are you a "yes" to your partner's bids? Are they a yes to yours? “Bids” that fail are often the beginnings of conflict. How do things change if you start paying attention and responding to your partner's bids in a positive way? Mindfulness is the key to noticing these bids and avoiding conflict. “Small Things Often” - a reminder to turn toward these bids in the small moments of life. Dr. Gottman's concept of startup is a way of thinking about what you bring to your interactions with your partner. Do you start in a place that's already positive, and thinking highly of your partner? Or do you start in a place where you are suspecting the worst of your partner? Build up your emotional bank account with small compliments (deposits). According to John, there are three phases of any relationship: Falling in Love (initial), Building Trust (middle), and Cherishing Your Partner (long-term intimacy). What phase are you in? The key to success is using strategies that are appropriate for where you are in your relationship. The key to more sex is having the freedom to say "no" without being punished for it. If refusing sex can actually have a positive payoff, then it will actually lead to a couple having a more satisfying (and frequent) sex life. Do you ever wonder how to make a good relationship GREAT? Focus on cherishing your partner. What if YOU are the only partner who wants to make changes? Can you make a difference? Absolutely. Learn how shifts in your approach can have a profound affect on your relationship. The key to success in a relationship isn't that nothing bad ever happens. It's how well you as a couple learn how to repair after those things occur. John discusses how you can learn to repair, and the positive effects that has on long-term relationships. Do you know how to decide if you’re in a bad relationship? When you're with your partner, are you at your best? Or are you veering off towards your worst? Gottman offers this simple guideline for how to know whether to stay or go. Also what to think about BEFORE you decide that you're on the wrong path. Join us for these topics and more. Dr. Gottman has practical information that can improve your relationship TODAY! Links and Resources: What Makes Love Last: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal by Dr. John Gottman The Gottman Institute, Seattle www.gottman.com www.neilsattin.com/gottman (visit to download a .pdf of this episode guide along with John Gottman's "Dreams in Conflict" exercise to help couples who seem to have irreconcilable differences. You can also text “PASSION” to 33444 for instructions on how to download the guide. If you download the guide within the first week of this show's airing, you will also qualify for a chance to win a free signed copy of Dr. Gottman’s book "What Makes Love Last".) The Relationship Alive Community on Facebook Amazing intro/outro music provided courtesy of: The Railsplitters - Check them Out!
Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth. Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.
The riddle of experience vs. memory | Daniel Kahneman. Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness.
Rank #1: The Geekbox: Episode 324. Wherein we discuss FanimeCon 2015, the future of anime, back-alley anime deals, creepy cosplay, Game of Thrones (spoiler warning!), the grim and gritty media machine, Tomorrowland, hardcore goth events at Disneyland, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, role-playing decisions in games, the most-anticipated games that disappointed us, the melancholy of checking media off our to-do lists, the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the games we couldn't wait to play. Starring Ryan Scott, Justin Haywald, Ryan Higgins, and Alice Liang, with special guest Evan Minto.
Rank #2: The Geekbox: Episode 242. Wherein we discuss annoying ads, the Mothman, Escape from the Bank, anachronistic scavenger hunts, Breaking Bad (mild season 1 spoilers), stories that drag on for too long, Harry Potter, Stephen King vs. the murder van, Pokemon X and Y, Device 6, the costs of media, The Wonderful 101, the Black Friday 3DS XL, those really bad Zelda games for CD-i. Starring Ryan Scott, Adam Fitch, Justin Haywald, and Ryan Higgins, with special guest Max Scoville.
Rank #1: CAGcast #594: E3 2019 Super Show!. An all-new show featuring the gangs post-show thoughts on E3 2019, immediately followed by all the mini-podcasts we recorded in LA.
Rank #2: CAGcast #599: It’s a Frosty, Not a Turd. The gang talks The Boys, GameStop, Ninja on Mixer, a cancelled PAX panel, Fortnite World Cup, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, and so much more!
Rank #1: GWJ Conference Call Episode 428. Join Sean Sands, Allen Cook, Rob Zacny and Shawn Andrich as they talk about their best and worst games and experiences in 2014! We also reveal Sean Sands as The Game King. All hail.
Rank #2: GWJ Conference Call Episode 581. Skyrim VR Update, Black Mirror, Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, Family Gathering Fun Time Games, Your Emails and More!
Rank #2: 75: Need For Reboot. Jeff and Christian welcome Andrew Reiner, the executive editor at Game Informer Magazine to the show this week to discuss a new lawsuit for the Oculus founder, Ultra Street Fighter 4 compatibility, League of Legends' immediate banner policy, Microsoft and Sony's E3 press conference plans, a new Need For Speed, and Star Citizen. In the Playlist, Andrew described his frustrations with the Witcher 3 Xbox One save glitch, while Jeff describes his love of Witcher 3 gameplay, and Christian warns of Marvel flavored free-to-play shenanigans. For Tabletop Time, Andrew loves Betrayal at House on the Hill, Christian tries Masquerade and No Thanks, and Jeff whispers his way through Witness. All that, plus Stories of Glories and Tales of Fails! Sponsored by Harry's (Get shaving today and use the code DLC for $5 off your first purchase), MetaCDN (Visit the link and use the code '5by5' for a 10% discount for life), and Hover (Visit the link to get the domain of your dreams).
Rank #1: 8-4 Play 4/17/2015: WHOSE DAMN SHOW?. Danganronpa, Hotline Miami 2, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dark Souls II, Bloodborne, Neko Atsume, Level-5 Vision, Monster Hunter Stories, Fatality-gate, and more!
Rank #2: 8-4 Play 11/29/2013: A LINK BETWEEN 3D WORLDS. John and JJ are back! And talking Mario, Zelda, both new next-gen systems, Mario, Persona 5, microtransactions, Zelda, Resogun, Mario, & taking sides in the console wars. Did we mention Zelda? And stick around for a special bonus segment focus(attack)ing on the Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test in Japanese arcades. Also, Mario.
Rank #1: 643: Just Call It Ape Escape. This week! New games, PR disasters, TJ&E gets back in the groove of things, Ape Out, Crackdown 3, Greg and CJ’s adventures with Star Trek Bridge Crew, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Ben Rivers’ new game Worse Than Death Horror Thriller Worse Than Death Announced For PS4 THQ Nordic makes horrible PR decision Pokemon Sword and Shield coming late 2019 Konami Arcade compilation rated DOA6 Season Pass costs $93 Crackdown 3 Ape Out ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame Super Mario Bros. 2 Horizon Chase Turbo Star Trek Bridge Crew Greg’s Out of the Park Developments stream The Player One Podcast t-shirt The Player One Podcast mug ResetEra Player One Podcast Topic Player One Podcast Discord Greg Streams on Twitch Star Cruiser - Generation 16 Episode #116 Add us in Apple Podcasts Check out Greg's web series Generation 16 - click here. And take a trip over to Phil's YouTube Channel to see some awesome retro game vids. Own an iPhone/iPod touch? We've got an app for that--the Player One Podcast player app is available now. Play shows new and old, read show notes, access the show Twitter, website, email, and more! Click here to download. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/p1podcast. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to visit our new web site at www.playeronepodcast.com. Running time: 01:34:23
Rank #2: 553: Based on Harry Potter Fan Fiction. This week! We are joined by Matt, Paul and Jacob from Matt & Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social to talk Scoopfest ‘17, video games and nerd stuff. Then we spend some time discussing a little bit of E3 stuff like the EA press conference and other stuff. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Get your tickets for Scoopfest ‘17 Scoopfest ‘17 Vegas Info Matt & Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back announced Pokken Tournament Deluxe (5 new characters, online matches, out September 22) Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Nov. 17 Pokémon Gold/Silver coming to 3DS VC on Sept. 22 Ars Technica dives into XBO metrics Sony sales guy defames classic games Vita: Dead in the West Shenmue 3 coming in 2018 First look at Super Nintendo World EA Access and Origins vaults are free for a week Anthem - Bioware’s next thing, full trailer at Microsoft’s E3 thing Star Wars Battlefront II A Way Out - co-op adventure from Brothers devs E3 preview thread on GAF Horizon Zero Dawn Friday the 13th The Game CJ Streamed Friday the 13th Monument Valley 2 Greg’s Extra Life Page Check out Greg's web series Generation 16 (Episode 18 now available) - click here. And take a trip over to Phil's YouTube Channel to see some awesome retro game vids. Or check out Ethan's gaming blog at gamingunicorn.com Own an iPhone/iPod touch? We've got an app for that--the Player One Podcast player app is available now. Play shows new and old, read show notes, access the show Twitter, website, email, and more! Click here to download. Got an Android device? You can now download our app on the Amazon Android Appstore. Find out all about it here. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/p1podcast. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to visit our new web site at www.playeronepodcast.com. Don't forget to join our forums if you haven't already! Running time: 1:41:55
Rank #1: Idle Thumbs 315: Goty Over It With Idle Thumbs. The year finally over, you drag your tired, ragged husk into your desk chair, flick on your monitor and reach for your mouse, but your hand slips and falls to your side, sleep finally overtaking you. Two days later you wake up, rub the gunk out of your eyes, drink a half gallon of water, and feel alive for the first time you can really remember. "Let's leave the past in the past," you say aloud as you flick through your podcast library, "show me something new, I've had enough of 2017." Your eyes scan the description for the latest Idle Thumbs, and after skimming over a familiar sounding story of someone falling asleep using a computer, you settle on the final sentence. Though you didn't think you would, you smile: "Join us for a loving look back through our favorite video games of 2017." Discussed: Welcome to 2018: Take what you can get, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Overwatch, Flappy Bird, Heat Signature, Super Mario Odyssey, Cuphead, West of Loathing, Thimbleweed Park, Oxygen Not Included, Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy, Gordon Freeman's Perfect Playthrough, video games academic curriculum, games you think won't be for you but end up loving, Civilization, Golf Story, Far Cry 2, Spelunky (2008), Spelunky (2012), Spelunky 2, Insufferable Pedantic Gamer With Chris Remo, the reason Sheik can't use Zelda's magic in Super Smash Bros, Star Wars, Weird Weird Popsenfarts GmbH
Rank #2: Idle Thumbs 298: For You, Not Them. This week we talk about two fictional metropolises, both invaded by strange, small men intent on messing up the lives of regular folk just trying to get through their day. Also we met Jeff Goldblum. Discussed: Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, Super Mario Odyssey, Batman Returns, Donkey Kong Jr., Bubble Tape, Toxoplasmosis, Robots
Rank #1: The Lobbies 2017 Alternative Game Of The Year Awards. The Lobby crew praises the unsung heroes of the year, handing out alternative awards nobody really cares about, but definitely does, but seriously, they don't, and neither should you.
Rank #2: What Did 2017 Mean For Video Games?. The Lobby crew chats about the last few releases this year, and looks back on 2017 as a whole, giving it a final grade in the process.
Rank #1: Jared's the Guest with Host Greg Miller: Pockets Full of Soup Ep. 50. The Season 1 finale puts the host in the hot seat as Jared tells a story about people he's grateful for, answers Instant Noodles questions, and says thanks to all of you. Looking for the shirt? https://www.teepublic.com/user/pocketsfullofsoup
Rank #2: Geneviève and Greg Miller Are in Love: Pockets Full of Soup Ep. 44. These two kids sure are in love. Join newlyweds Greg Miller and Genevieve Miller on an exploration of all the wonderful, delightful, and occasionally disgusting parts of being absolutely crazy about one another.
Rank #1: The Giant Beastcast: Episode 77. What a week! We've got some Mass Effect: Andromeda news, that new Overwatch character, and PlayStation 4 Pro hitting the streets. In these uncertain times, there are only two constants left in the world. The Giant Beastcast and AMAZING PR campaigns.
Rank #2: The Giant Beastcast: Episode 74. We bring Waypoint's own Austin Walker to clear up the differences between Will Smith's Hitch and Nintendo's Switch. We also talk Red Dead, Battlefield 1, Gonner, and Civ 6 as well as send our best wishes and a "thank you" to United Front Games.
Rank #1: The Easy Allies Podcast #38 - December 7th 2016. From Marvel vs Capcom Infinite to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, PSX and The Game Awards have given us the gift of spicy, juicy game news.
Rank #2: The Easy Allies Podcast #37 - November 30th 2016. Against all odds, it really seems like Marvel vs Capcom 4 is happening (but not Wolverine), the most outlandish Switch rumors continue to seem real, and Nintendo teases slightly more of its theme park plans.
Rank #1: GI Show – Sekiro, Google Stadia, The Division 2. Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's massive episode, Suriel Vazquez and Kyle Hilliard grill Dan Tack on his review of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Then, special guest Ben Hanson joins the show to dance around talking about what makes Baba Is You so special. After that, Andrew Reiner talks about the developments happening at GDC, including Google's game streaming service Stadia and some surprising Nindies. Then, Ben Reeves joins to talk about Kyle's visit to the set of Detective Pikachu he took last year. Wow, this description is still going. After some great community emails, Matt Miller joins a roundtable discussion of what makes The Division 2 so special two weeks into its life, and what could still use some improvement.You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to email@example.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 2:08 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 24:55 - Baba Is You 31:34 - GDC/Google Stadia 55:17 - Nindies 1:04:55 - Detective Pikachu 1:26:38 - Community Emails 2:43:32 - The Division 2
Rank #2: GI Show - Death Stranding, Astral Chain, Richard Garfield/Ken Jennings Interview. Our deepest thanks to everybody that watches, listens to, or reads any of Game Informer's content... and thanks for checking out this bizarre episode of The Game Informer Show. By now you might have heard that there were recently seven wonderful people laid off at Game Informer, so we begin the show with Andy McNamara filling us in on the state of the company. After that, the conversation gets more uplifting as we talk about Death Stranding and the afterlife of Oninaki. After some wonderfully sweet community emails, we're joined by the creator of Magic: The Gathering Richard Garfield and Jeopardy super-champion Ken Jennings to talk about their upcoming trivia game Half Truth. Thanks again for all of the support throughout the years.You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to have them answered on the show.Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.:10 - Andy McNamara on the state of Game Informer 5:45 - Gamescom news recap (Imran would have been on this) 12:18 - Death Stranding 22:35 - Astral Chain 28:30 - Oninaki 35:50 - Rainbow 6 Major event 39:30 - Pokémon World Championships (Suriel would have been on this) 48:45 - Community emails (Kyle and Suriel would have been on this) 1:47:13 - Richard Garfield and Ken Jennings on Half Truth
Rank #1: Yes, we're still talking about Prey. Also Farpoint, Forza Horizon Hot Wheels and more. As promised, we've all been playing a lot of Prey over the past week and we have plenty to talk about. Also this week, Simon talks about his discussion with Sony R&D guru Richard Marks about PlayStation VR, we give our impressions of new VR "lightgun" style shooter Farpoint, and John enthuses wildly about how much he loves the new Forza Horizon 3 expansion pack, Hot Wheels. John and Rachel have a bit of a Crosswords with Friends rivalry developing also.
Rank #2: We Talk About the Xbox Scorpio Specs Announcement. With Microsoft finally releasing the specs for its upcoming Xbox Scorpio super-console, we dig into what it might mean for games in the year ahead and speculate on when we might see the new console, how much it might cost, and whether virtual reality support was a major consideration as it was for Sony with the PS4 Pro.
Rank #1: What We Want From Red Dead Redemption 2 - PS I Love You XOXO Ep. 57. Red Dead Redemption 2 is real -- although this episode was recorded before that was official -- so, what do Greg and Colin want out of it? Plus, the duo talks Dragon Quest Builders, Trophies, and Spider-Man. (Released 10.17.16)
Rank #2: Ending Uncharted: Neil Druckmann - PS I Love You XOXO. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End writer/big deal Neil Druckmann talks to Greg about ending Nathan Drake's Uncharted run, casting Laura Bailey as a black character, and trying to prove Colin Moriarty wrong. (Released 12.10.15)
Rank #1: Episode 301: Hello, Goodbye. Hello, friends. On today's episode, we welcome back the legendary Nick Suttner to celebrate 300 (and one) episodes! We also speak to the team behind Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars, pick our favorite PS4 games of all time, and... say goodbye to Ryan Clements, who is leaving PlayStation on August 3. Goodbye!
Rank #2: Episode 317: Game of the God of the War of the Year. It's Game of the Year time, baby! Join Sid, Kristen and Justin as they run down the winners of 2018's PS Blog GotY awards. Spoiler: Y'all really liked God of War.