AT: Smart Contracting

Posted by on October 20th, 2021
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Andrew’s getting really interested in the non-monetary uses for blockchains. Beyond currency and NFTs, what are some possibilities in Ethereum? Nobody knows, but we can speculate! Plus, pouring one out for Y: The Last Man. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Star Trek: Lower Decks and What We Do in the Shadows

Justin: What If…?

Brian: Foundation

Bryce: Foundation

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WT: Salt Lights

Posted by on October 19th, 2021
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Russian spacecraft caused the ISS to spin 57 degrees…again?! A discussion on light pollution and backyard astronomy. Are there trade-offs between satellite internet and impacts to the sky? NASA announces a project to find rogue planets with the Roman Space Telescope. What would life on a rogue planet look like? How could different forms of life develop in wildly different environments fom Earth? Could life on a rogue planet reach the same level of advancement as humanity in a novel galaxy? Humanity has a new oldest person in space and they didn’t even need to be beamed up! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Ted Lasso

Justin: Succession

Brian: Star Trek: Lower Decks

Bryce: Oats Studio and Marbles Season 2 started!

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AT: And Trouble?

Posted by on October 13th, 2021
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What is “toil” in a work sense, what does toil do to your ability to work, and how do you defeat toil? Bryce made an app and it aims right at the heart of toil! We’re joined with John Teasdale, whose time in big tech can speak to the ills of toil. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Site Reliability Engineering Chapter 5 – Eliminating Toil

Picks:

Brian: Dragonbox

Bryce: Human Resource Machine

John: Squid Game

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WT: Fail Sun

Posted by on October 12th, 2021
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Traffic and weather on the 9’s, did you see the storm watch? Oh, excuse me, the “geomagnetic storm watch?” Scenario: the case of the weird rock. Apex predator biting apex predator. Dee’s Black Mirrors! French astronaut Thomas Pesquet caught a rare phenomenon! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Squid Game

Brian: The Star Wars films

Bryce: LFG Marbles, coming back for season 2 on October 17 and Foundation

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AT: If It Works…

Posted by on October 6th, 2021
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Long-time friend of the pod Joe Diamond is in-studio to check out how he’s doing and see if he’s got any questions for Brian and Bryce. How well does Joe’s tactic of approaching other creators seem to work? How did COVID-19 affect his work as a stage performer and what are unique challenges to doing virtual magic shows? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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WT: Earth Hole!

Posted by on October 5th, 2021
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Andrew, Brian, and Bryce are joined with mind reader and long-time friend of the show Joe Diamond. Are we close to living our best lives? This nonagenarian might be! A space-made crater and its man-made trash. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The films of 007

Brian: Great Night podcast

Bryce: Things app

Joe: Mastermind from Andrew Mayne and Yours Cruelly, Elvira from Cassanda Peterson

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WT: Hockey Stick in Wrapping Paper

Posted by on September 28th, 2021
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Finger-pointing and cloaks and daggers around the origin of COVID as new whistle-blower documents show earlier understanding (and possible cover-up) of COVID than we understood. We’re discovering a large variety of conflicts of interest in our pandemic response. Also, over-building has lead to bespoke ghost towns and demolitions around the world. Who’s going on the new Blue Origin manned capsule according to rumor? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things will return next week!

Picks:

Andrew: Foundation

Justin: Heels

Brian: Foundation

Bryce: Deathloop

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AT: A Little Preachy

Posted by on September 22nd, 2021
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What non-fiction have you been reading? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Andrew: Chaos Monkeys

Justin: Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Bryce: Freedom from Anxious Thoughts and Feelings

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WT: Team Rocket Lens Flare Effect

Posted by on September 21st, 2021
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The longest gets longester! Penguins attacked by what? Jupiter caught one to the face and SpaceX did their own space tourism last week! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: You Only Live Twice and Mustard on YouTube

Justin: Heels

Bryce: Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time

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WT: Sideways Rockets and Epi-splosions

Posted by on September 14th, 2021
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Fake Wal-Mart and litecoin rumors. Firefly Alpha launches a big, bright explosion machine. What’s in the latest Mars rock samples? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things is off this week and will be back next week!

Picks:

Andrew: What If…?

Justin: Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Brian: Oathbringer

Bryce: Red Seas Under Red Skies

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AT: Zero to One to One Million

Posted by on September 1st, 2021
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Listener Nick has a question: how do you set long-term goals? Breaking down big ideas and concepts into smaller, doable actions. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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WT: Been Banditin’

Posted by on August 31st, 2021
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We’re skeptical of a bandit and the reporting around it. Havana syndrome: if it’s real, what is the danger? Is it a new sonic weapon? Amid the star contract wars, Blue Origin is working on a new, impressive upper stage booster. What would happen if Blue Origin shacked up with another nation–and would that ever happen? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Congo from Michael Crichton

Justin: The White Lotus

Brian: Hacks

Bryce: Formula 1: Drive to Survive

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AT: Break That Dynamic

Posted by on August 25th, 2021
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How do you gauge how you should present yourself for different audiences? Code-switching, basically? The pressures of being “on.” Corporate versus casual environments. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Quiz Show

Brian: Ted Lasso

Bryce: Freedom From Anxious Thoughts and Feelings from Scott Symington

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WT: Nature Be Shoppin’

Posted by on August 24th, 2021
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NASA has paid SpaceX for the Human Landing System (HLS) and removed the stop-work order. SpaceX says we’ll get a human to the moon before its 2024 deadline. Do you want to buy a black site? Facebook redesigns the meeting in virtual reality. As we return to society, so too does wilderness. Tesla’s bot: a joke or a vision? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: The White Lotus

Brian: The Game

Bryce: Formula 1: Drive to Survive

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AT: Within Difficulty is Opportunity

Posted by on August 18th, 2021
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Bad jobs! Everyone’s got stories, but what can we learn from them as employees and employers? Lynyrd Skynyrd corners, cougar feeding, and Keebler elves. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Ripley’s Game

Justin: Guardians of the Galaxy

Brian: Free Guy

Bryce: The Silence of the Lambs

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WT: Friend-Shaped Launchpad

Posted by on August 17th, 2021
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Everyday Astronaut got a first-hand tour with Elon Musk at the SpaceX Starship launchpad. How does three hours of seemingly-unfiltered conversation about space affect the public image of SpaceX and Musk? Mechazilla, a real UFO catcher shaped liked a friend. Boeing hits more snags and Blue Origin goes to court. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Everyday Astronaut on YouTube

Justin: The Suicide Squad

Brian: Star Trek: Lower Decks

Bryce: The White Lotus

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