April 13th, 2020 | 54 mins 17 secs
Lords this week: Rusty and Chris. We discuss games as work, photos of people and cats that do not exist, doing a job machines are already better at, hexadecimal naming systems, folk games, recording rigs for podcasting, and jokes as a mnemonic device.
April 6th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
Lords this week: Tyriq and Jenni. We discuss Hot Topic, toe picks, topical medication, Topic (the candy bar), Test Of Proficiency In Korean, and Topic Records.
March 30th, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
Lords this week: Danny and Lauren. We discuss Tetris piece personalities, smell-memory associations, convincing my son sleep is a good thing, making art for money vs. for its own sake, a raven being like a writing desk, and the best things that happened to you this week.
March 23rd, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
Lords this week: Ryan and Alexander. Topics: creativity from a seed vs. from a box, using Hall of the Mountain King in comedy trailers, HDMI ports in your feet, yak shaving, the Abstinence Train, and multi-lingual animals.
March 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
Lords this week: Elena and Josh. We discuss procrastination as a coping mechanism, Newcomb's problem, celebrating Christmas by saying you have a machine gun, the fear that other podcasts might start discussing topics, McMaster-Carr, conlanging with toddlers, and preserving old software.
March 9th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
Lords this week: Mark and Shirley. We discuss the Third Culture Kid experience, camgirl life, why most animals don't need to walk, what bones we've broken, and hypnagogic hallucination.
March 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
Lords this week: Jeff and Joe. We discuss finding the time to be a geek, the difficulty of ordering pickled eggs, raising kids, art you made as a kid, etymology, and only getting 80% good at things.
February 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 20 secs
Lords this week: Jay and James. We discuss old references making jokes inaccessible, how four year olds perceive legos, realizing stylish people can also be skilled, cheap musical instruments, timberwolf jaws, losing touch with popular aesthetics, and growing a Santa beard in spite of your CPAP machine.
February 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
Lords this week: April and John. We discuss creating D&D characters, being friends with people older/younger than you, when a head nod is appropriate, where to find the Big Mike banana, mind palaces, migrating your files from one computer to the next, and making great salads.
February 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 8 mins
Lords this week: Tim and Kole. We discuss cat trees for humans, non-analytical storytelling, AI Dungeon, whether programmers are worse than they used to be, sonder, what inanimate objects get a proper name, and fruity cheezma.
February 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 8 mins
Lords this week: Tyriq and Avery. We discuss reading non-religious texts as scripture, what "pitched battle" secretly means, practical usage of carrier pigeons, what ship is the best ship, doing a thing in one way or the other way, and ancient Greeks doing sports clothed and then deciding naked is better.
January 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
Lords this week: April and Danny. We discuss teaching your child the wrong word for something, harbinger households, men's wallets, choosing a new name, the ubiquity of Shen Yun ads, and growing up an extremely unimaginative kid.
January 20th, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
Lords this week: Shannon Strucci and JP LeBreton.
We discuss monetizing hobbies vs. just having hobbies, inventing a 5 acre island in the remote south Pacific, level design lessons from Hawaii, the Oakland Athletics adopting "Movin' Like Bernie," fictions containing themselves as a gag, the first time you've tried your favorite foods, and Time Trap and creating mysteries from the outside in.
January 13th, 2020 | 58 mins 47 secs
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.
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.
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.