Episode # 106 – Interview with Podcaster & Writer, Grant The Thief!

Ahoy, straw hats! In this episode of the Third Impact Anime Podcast, we’re happy to have with us writer, podcaster, and Twitter pun-lord, Grant the Thief! Grant is 1/3rd of the Asian media podcast, the Blade Licking Thieves, and is currently the weekly One Piece anime reviewer for Anime News Network. Bill caught up with Grant to discuss Asian media broadly, his love for One Piece, and the life of being a turbo nerd online (something we can all relate to).

You can listen to Grant on his own podcasts, the Blade Licking Thieves as well as the Super Senpai Podcast, a tokusatsu podcast. Also, read his weekly One Piece reviews on Anime News Network.


  • 00:00:00 – Intro & the history of the Blade Licking Thieves
  • 00:15:35 – The “divide” between anime fans & martial arts fans
  • 00:35:33 – The podcasting process & approach
  • 01:03:16 – How do you decide what to “review”?
  • 01:11:18 – ONE PIECE & the value of engaging in communal discourse
  • 01:32:50 – Grant caught up on One Piece… what now? Also, what makes One Piece special
  • 01:44:31 – How did Grant start writing for Anime News Network? And, what makes Nico Robin his favorite One Piece character?
  • 01:55:50 – Outro


  1. “We Are! (Instrumental)” – One Piece
  2. “The Hero Story” – Police Story
  3. “Battle in the Forest” – House of Flying Daggers
  4. “Ai yo kienaide” – City Hunter
  5. “Nico Robin’s Theme” – One Piece
  6. “To the Grand Line” – One Piece
  7. “Let’s Battle” – One Piece
  8. “We Are! (Instrumental)” – One Piece

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