Topic Lords

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  • Speak Moistly And Carry A Wet Stick

    October 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    chris, jenni

    Lords: Jenni and Chris. We discuss: mirror galaxy doppelgangers, blaseball, ways to interact with dishwashers, the inventor of roller skates, the cool s again, and every toxic animal in Arizona.

  • I Don't Want To Eat This Bug, Obviously

    October 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 44 secs
    ben, north

    Lords: Ben and Ryan. We discuss: cooking from muscle memory, remembering your mistakes, what we'd have in common with intelligent aliens, the worst thing you've put in your mouth, Nintendo Labo, long anticipated events eventually happening, and accidentally becoming the top resources for earlobe cysts.

  • Big Jesus Retouch Energy

    October 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    chall, kev

    Lords: Kev and Chall. We discuss Rick Astley's Youtube Channel, adjusting for sensory deficiencies, food photography hoaxes, number sizes in game design, and Michael Jackson writing the Sonic 3 soundtrack.

  • A Very Wet Hell

    September 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
    april, john

    Lords: April and John. Topics: climate-aware architecture, focusing on characters vs. story, why we say "ahh" after drinking, perpetual stew and laws and customs differing in different places.

  • Long Furby

    September 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
    abby, johnb

    Lords: Abby and John. We discuss A-Life and V-Pets, San Diego, Bloodlust Software, and a found-footage style web series depicting a creature lurking at the edge of the frame in a series of porn videos.

  • Santa Barbarella

    September 14th, 2020  |  58 mins 52 secs
    beek, rimbo

    Lords: Chris and Jimmy. We discuss what Obispo means, Starflight, drums you play standing up, tweeting Fred Flintstone's frozen carcass before you dig in, and the failure of CD audio.

  • Fetch Me A Renaissance Italy Nostalgia!

    September 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    elena, kappa

    Lords: Elena and Kappa. We discuss Lilite Satanist Narnia, the Super Monkey Ball narrator, reconstructing the lost ZZT source code, Kuai Kuai culture, and Bug reports and changelogs from video games that are just close enough to real life to be surreal

  • Remember To Pronounce The Apostrophe

    August 31st, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    johnb, nick

    Lords: John B and Nick. We discuss micro game jams, human knowledge as grist for comedy, Roblox as the most popular game platform, things unexpectedly named after people, becoming a film nerd, and Barkley 2.

  • Oops! All Biogel

    August 24th, 2020  |  58 mins 1 sec
    jenni, maxx

    Lords: Jenni and Maxx. We discuss having a good time duplicating thought work, the Japanese crop microbiome, the PXL-2000 camcorder, embedding a movie in the Wikipedia page about the movie, pooping the shape of what you ate, and discovering that you love writing dialog trees.

  • You Vs. The One Your Mom Told You To Worry About

    August 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    jonah, xander

    Lords: Alexander and Jonah. We discuss games on the TI-83, the jazz fusion act that secretly inspired all video game music, Wikipedia disagreeing with itself, rap cliche origins, leisurely game jamming, cartography on weirdly-shaped worlds, and the Doctor Who theme.

  • Refrigerator Roy, or Stephanie I'm So Sorry

    August 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins
    elizabeth, erica

    Lords: Elizabeth and Erica. We discuss driving the bookmobile in rural Washington, arguing with your husband about the insects in your fridge, picking an effective charity, erotica in the public library, and hiring assistants (for field biology) and then trying to live with them.

  • Non-Euclidean Christianity

    August 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins
    ryan, tyriq

    Lords this week: Ryan and Tyriq. We discuss fandoms you can't be a part of, pointless automatons, vegan jazz standards, grappling with your legacy, consistency of idiolect, and how to appeal to Gen Z so we don't get guillotined along with the boomers.

  • I'll Show Them... I'll Invent Superman!

    July 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins
    jesse, john

    Lords this week: John and Jesse. We discuss Canadian Heritage Minutes, working with people of a different skill level, 3D games being ugly, losing your old web sites, and the lost Willie Brown records.

  • A Delicious Mushball

    July 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
    nathan, shane

    Lords this week: Shane and Nathan. We discuss Beforeigners, curating your child's entertainment so they grow up with good taste, watching someone do Sudoku, taking care of children vs. taking care of pets, jobs game designers could find after they leave game dev, and the history of changing worldviews.

  • Inside The Atomic Purple Man

    July 13th, 2020  |  56 mins 11 secs
    nathalie, rachel

    Lords this week: Nathalie and Rachel. We discuss horse-sized ridable animals, depicting dinosaurs as giant birds, daylight savings time abuse in speed runs, hands-free browsing, upgrading yourself, putting a dog in a video game that you can't pet, the cool S, whether it's okay to name something you're about to eat, and terrible foods from your childhood.

  • Fela Cooties

    July 6th, 2020  |  59 mins 36 secs
    beek, jay

    Lords this week: Jay and Chris. We discuss songwriting constraint decks, the advantages of CD-ROMs over web sites, bananas, sample choices in 90s techno, the genres available in the ID3 tag, and