Topic Lords

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About the show

Every week, Jim invites different friends to guest on Topic Lords and be excited about whatever they've been fixated on this week.

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  • 99. I Want You To Never Show Me This

    September 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    mitch, xander

    Lords: Mitch and Xander. We discuss what qualifies as a Mario game, spectrum of porcupine tunings by eigenmonzos, the Letter C, finding the light switch in this bed and breakfast, the bizarre CD-ROM game Monty Python made in the 90s, and how Tumblr is almost good.

  • 98. That's Content, Baby!

    September 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    christine, hallie

    Lords: Hallie and Christine. We discuss where you lost your glasses, nighttime as the time of abstract possibility and imagination, this huge tub of homemade toum, Turn Down For What, and modern TV re-discovering the episodic format.

  • 97. A Clearly Marked Hellhole

    August 30th, 2021  |  58 mins 12 secs
    jon, tina

    Lords: Tina and Slothy. We discuss what indie devs think AAA is like, my cousin the astronaut, finding an ad for a medicare scam in my drafts folder, the Knuckle Mnemonic, Ted Lasso, and my post-burnout solo European vacation with a guy who had illicit keys to Notre Dame.

  • 96. Get Down With Some Bugs

    August 23rd, 2021  |  51 mins 50 secs
    kev, quil

    Lords: Kev and Quil. We discuss ephemeral digital music, guesting on a podcast you listen to, a Bug Mars update, Dancing in the Street, and introducing video games to an adult who has never heard of video games.

  • 95. The Florida Of Canada

    August 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    erica, maxx

    Lords: Maxx and Erica. We discuss things chewed as a youth, begging Jim to use a sharp knife, explaining Canadian floating feet, being convinced by spoilers that you'd like the work, the tallest people we've met, and Egg the Arts Show.

  • 94. We're All Pet Shop Boys Now

    August 9th, 2021  |  54 mins 3 secs
    james, tyriq

    Lords: James and Tyriq. We discuss the ravens of Golden Gate Park, destroying the moon, the Novation Circuit, and Pet Shop Boys - Domino Dancing.

  • 93. A Medical Advice Podcast

    August 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    april, mara

    Lords: Mara and April. We discuss Frog and Toad core, what we would do with a bonus room in your house, saving a cat before realizing you saved the cat, pleasing the interstellar community of sapient intelligences, how to teach children to hate ads without hating all knowledge, Murder She Wrote, and asafoetida powder.

  • 92. Tomb Of The Spider-Men

    July 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 sec
    abby, johnb

    Lords this week: Abby and John B. We discuss the 1998 Tips & Tricks Magazine Video Game Codebook, Grease 2 and the 60s Superman musical, Tower of Druaga, and Cibo Matto - Sugar Water.

  • 91. Careening Towards The Poop Dreads Barrier

    July 19th, 2021  |  57 mins 33 secs
    nelson, tom

    Lords: Xalavier and Tom. We discuss novelty shaped CDs, the Steve Jackson RPG you called on the phone, Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul, how to end the Sonic franchise, double-sided pizza, and poop dreads.

  • 90. That's My Glass Petard!

    July 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 13 mins
    jenni, kole

    Lords: Jenni and Kole. We discuss whether you should stop animal thieves, Americans finding out about Eurovision, the video game adaptation of the Blade Runner soundtrack, I Did It, your kid adopting Sonic the Hedgehog's attitudey idle animation, how to fix every plot hole in every work, and the "I won't eat the cheese" joke.

  • 89. Pope Hat Guy Covers You With A Towel

    July 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    chall, shorts

    Lords: Nathan and Chris. We discuss whether to start your whodunit with a spoiler, strange things that come with apartments, Monster Island, No Tengo Dinero, and procrastination techniques.

  • 88. The Horned Lizard's Final Defense

    June 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins
    ryan, tyriq

    Lords: Tyriq and Ryan. We discuss whether animals know things and how to find out, invisibility's place on the superpower totem pole, fixing concert videos where the audience claps on 1 and 3, Toxic by Britney Spears, and replacing your least favorite mundane tool or technology.

  • 87. Fraudl With An Umlaut

    June 21st, 2021  |  52 mins 56 secs
    chrism, sam

    Lords: Sam and Chris. We discuss our inability to think about space-time, non-transitive dice, the court ruling that X-Men aren't human, learning English by talking about diarrhea, and figuring out how to talk to neurotypical people.

  • 86. Dad Boy Prime And The Shadow of Grung

    June 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    brayton, gary

    Lords: Gary and Brayton. We discuss the Spirit Halloween Youtube channel, drugs we don't want to try, a list of people's favorite mugs, Devo - Theme from Doctor Detroit, undocumented game mechanics, and undead goals.

  • 85. Corsets For Snakes

    June 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins
    alex, shannon

    Lords: Alex and Shannon. We discuss playing escape rooms remotely, the best and worst parts of camping, shutting off the PC speaker as a service, Call Me By Your Name, and whether "The Birds" is the first genre zombie film.

  • 84. Whirling Away Into The Unhearable

    May 31st, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    erica, micah

    Lords: Erica, Micah. We discuss hidden object games, redesigning the human body, excusing yourself, Beastie Boys - Sabotage, Ryan Reynolds and the Deadpool Cinematic Universe, and watching Shakespeare.