Saturday, November 22, 2014 | Charred Hearts Episode #4 | Hosts: Kali (NerdiChar) & Adam (RandomGeek) Special Guests: none INTRODUCTION ♫[show intro]♫ Kali: Welcome back to Charred Hearts! It is Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00pm Eastern Time and this is episode 4. We are your weekly podcast all about nerd love and everything that goes along with that. Think of us as your very own “Loveline for nerds.” That means for the show to be successful, we absolutely need listener input! No subject or question is off limits, and you can be as vulgar as you want. Just remember our disclaimer – this podcast and any advice given is for entertainment purposes only. We are not medical doctors! I am your host Kali, a.k.a. NerdiChar. We have been MIA for the last 3 weeks, I am so sorry guys! There were power outages, BlizzCons, and sore throats, but we are back in full force and ready to help with your questions. I’m looking forward to Gluttony Day, how about you Adam? Adam: [response – introduction, what have you been up to, etc] Kali: Just a reminder that later in the show we will open up the live chat feature on charredhearts.com to answer your questions related to the show topic. Right now, it’s time for some foreplay. FOREPLAY ♫[insert sound byte]♫ Kali: This week’s story comes from Ars Technica, titled “Twitch to streamers: no shirt, no service.” I’m sure many of you have already heard about Twitch’s new policy. Adam, what were your thoughts when you heard about this? Adam: [describe the new policy, give your take on the article and the new policy, start the discussion] potential discussion points:“Nerds are sexy, and you’re all magnificent, beautiful creatures, but let’s try and keep this about the games, shall we?” They have a point – female gamers rely far too much on cuteness and sexiness to get anywhere in the gaming world. Why don’t you try relying on skill instead? On the flip side, I am all about freedom of expression. If your channel is labeled as Adult, then who the fuck cares. I should be able to stream naked or half-naked if I want to. That being said, there are other sites men and women can use for this, and you can use them to make money if you really wanted to. i.e., myfreecams.com I wasn’t necessarily keenly aware of this being a hugely popular thing on Twitch Do you think this will negatively impact their site traffic? Will it have a positive impact on the gaming community?