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Our First PODCAST! Listen to the Pilot of “Topless Robot LIVE!” Right Now



I have been wanting to do this for two years now, and it finally happened. I’m a relative noob to the world of podcasting – though I’ve appeared on a few – and this our first test episode. There will be more.

If you have questions or comments you’d like addressed in the next episode, leave them below. Depending on volume, we’ll answer some or all. Also, if you or a client of yours works in entertainment, toys, comics, science or any of our other areas of coverage and would like to be on the show, shoot an email to toplessrobot at gmail with subject line “TopBotCast.”

About this episode:
This week, I READ YOUR FANFIC collaborator Greg Jones Jr. is Luke and Julia’s guest, as we react to the Fantastic Four teaser, Ghostbusters casting news and Domino’s bondage-themed Israeli ad. Plus Julia discusses the typecasting of plus-sized actresses like Melissa McCarthy, and Greg defends his love of Disney’s Jungle Book despite his discomfort with the racial subtext.

About Topless Robot LIVE!:
Topless Robot‘s editor-in-chief Luke Y. Thompson (a.k.a. LYT) and his wife Julia take you on an exceedingly immature journey through the strangest and sometimes most disturbing areas of nerdy pop culture. From military cyborgs to cartoon pony fetishes, welcome to a world where nothing is off-limits and no information is Too Much.

About Author

Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist