Topic Lords

Topics don't stand a chance!

About the show

Welcome to Topic Lords, an internet radio show featuring Jim talking to his friends about topics.

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Episodes

  • The Charisma And The Loneliness Of The Moth Man

    January 13th, 2020  |  58 mins 47 secs
    laura, nelson

    Lords this week: Laura Michet and Xalavier Nelson, Jr. We discuss Moth Man, surprisingly limited chair options, peeing a thimbleful while pregnant, the trustworthiness of dogs vs. cats, whether wild animals ever lead good, happy lives, and the pros and cons of various book bindings.

  • The Unfriendly Potty Tries To Put It Back

    January 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Lords this week: Jenni and Jay. We discuss getting immersion in a language when you don't know any native speakers, scars that mean your mouth is too small, food when you're expecting different food, paying to pee on road trips in Germany, Thomas Dolby's early 90s online music service, and being ok with admitting when you don't know something.

  • The Entire Weirdness Of Plants

    December 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Lords this week: Erica and Justin. We discuss children being terrifying, the Frog Fractions 2 ARG and its holiday release, bringing interesting puzzles to people with boring jobs, what we were doing before vs. now, weird holiday foods, weird holiday birds, and incorrect plants in video games.

  • Ask The Propagated Cactus

    December 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    alex, shannon

    Lords this week: Alex and Shannon. We discuss growing new people from cuttings, seeing images in your head, fruit cocktail and manufactured scarcity, the most famous meal of the day, the best smoothie ingredients, participating in religious ceremonies when you have no idea what you're doing, and shower curtain ideas.

  • I Hate This Gilded Boat

    December 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    gary, ryan

    Lords this week: Ryan Ike and Gary Butterfield. We discuss deciding when to quit a show you don't like, what if food screamed when you ate it, fetishizing creative tools, auteur-power fantasies, being useful post-apocalypse, and running in non-athletic settings.

  • I Love A Good Mind Poop

    December 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    april, ryan

    Lords this week: April Stormdancer and Ryan Ike. We discuss inventing secular rituals for children, self-improvement via D&D, the most fun key to jam in, the ramifications of outlawing moss, German robot-hell "Monster Kabinett," and "Dance Monkey," by The Tones and I.

  • hotcoldman@hotcoldmail.com

    December 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins
    chris, jenni

    Lords this week: Jenni and Chris. Topics discussed: other cultures' produce, the secret origin of the warp pipe, Jim's kid, Unreal Engine 0 a.k.a. ZZT, how creative work looks exactly like being a layabout, revenge food, and the "only" comma.

  • Very Hype About This Apple

    November 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    jp, styger

    Lords: JP and Styger. We discuss using the word "lord" as a joke, emergency preparedness, Cosmic Crisp: the apple with a launch date, whether horses exist, being an amateur naturalist from another part of the country, and what makes hotels scary.

  • Don't Freak Out, But I'm Arresting You

    November 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 21 mins
    avery, elena

    Lords this episode: Elena and Avery. We discuss pigeon throat milk, lexicalized emoji, changing your mind about a mattress, the ethical codes of singing cowboys, and dimensions in candy space.

  • The Screaming Man Simulator

    November 11th, 2019  |  51 mins 15 secs
    james, jay

    Lords this episode: Jay Tholen and James Hofmann. We discuss storytelling class, music that's so boring it's interesting, library and production music, designing pinball tables to be cheap to manufacture, and cosplaying Darth Vader in bed.

  • Conjure A False Gobot

    November 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    john, jp

    Lords this week: John Mystery and JP LeBreton. We discuss horses climbing stairs, getting enough sleep, shitpost movie advertising, doctoring the historical record, and ending all reality from within a dream.

  • The Shoulderblade Is A Girl

    October 28th, 2019  |  59 mins 18 secs
    jay, jenni

    Lords this week: Jenni Poloda and Jay Tholen. We discuss the regretting the ukulele, stripper karaoke, spaghetti eating hacks, the problem with German donuts, drying a wet phone, and fine-tuning spicy food.