Topic Lords

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

49 episodes of Topic Lords since the first episode, which aired on October 28th, 2019.

  • 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 everything2.com.

  • Look At An Octopus While You Shower

    June 29th, 2020  |  51 mins 14 secs
    april, jenni

    The show we recorded live at Duckfest 2020! Lords: Jenni and April. We discuss befriending ravens, replacing taxes with a PVP mobile game, consenting on behalf of your clone, ways to die in a puzzle game, sea monster bathroom bathroom decorations, wrangling badgers, babies climbing on furniture, and the White-Spotted Clearwing.

  • Nick Cave's Meow Mix Murder Ballads

    June 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins
    dan, erica

    Lords this week: Erica and Dan. We discuss unreliable narrators in pop music, everything bad about where we live, toddlers remembering everything you don't want them to, simulating people's voices, ants, and Pokemon Stay.

  • We Don't Talk About Poop Stonehenge

    June 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
    elena, shannon

    Lords this week: Elena and Shannon. We discuss lucid or recurring dreams, the eight kinds of fun, our favorite Dewey Decimal System classification, being the guy with hats just in case you go bald, and plants.