AT: First-to-Learn

Posted by on February 24th, 2021
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Andrew’s new book “Black Coral” is out and it’s another #1 hit! What does it look like publishing through Amazon’s publishing house and how do you treat a series? Andrew shifted his email list over to Substack–what’s good and imperfect? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Comic Drake on YouTube

Justin: Black Coral from Andrew Mayne

Bryce: Shark Tank

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WT: Back to the Past

Posted by on February 23rd, 2021
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The Texas cold storm has us looking back and forward 100 years. How has life progressed and what might happen in another century? Eyes and ears are now on Mars! See the sights and hear the rumble of the red planet. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Bizarre World of Fake Martial Arts

Justin: Raised by Wolves

Bryce: Control: Ultimate Edition

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AT: Just a Fan-Letter

Posted by on February 10th, 2021
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Just a short update today: Bryce’s first official marbles stream happened! What worked, where to go from here, and a messy situation. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Substack

Justin: Substack

Brian: This I Know from Terry O’Reilly

Bryce: Elgato Stream Deck

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WT: Space For Regular People

Posted by on February 9th, 2021
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A Super Bowl ad wants to take a FANTASTIC crew of FOUR civilians up to space. Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon’s CEO–will he turn his focus to Blue Origin? Avi Loeb is again saying Oumuamua, the cigar-shaped comet, is definitively an extraterrestrial vessel now in a new book. Matt Ridley’s new article paints a picture of a blatant cover-up from the Chinese government around the origin point of COVID-19. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Cool Worlds on YouTube

Justin: Zillow

Brian: Uncovered: Satanic Panic

Bryce: WandaVision

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AT: Degrees of Power

Posted by on February 3rd, 2021
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Accidental financial fraud, the inspiration to make a bigger anything, and an update on Bryce’s marble league project after lots of After Things advice. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Bryce’s LFG Marbles site

Brian: Brandt’s new YouTube channel, Emergent Beacon

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WT: Venus is Barren Again

Posted by on February 2nd, 2021
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Remember that story about phosphine on Venus, suggesting life on Venus? Well, it was more likely to be sulfur dioxide, a common compound found in Venus. What are problems in science funding and could you do double-blind research funding? Also, what’s #stonks and what’s with this Clubhouse thing? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Wandavision and

Justin: The Big Short and

Brian: Brandt’s new YouTube channel, Emergent Beacon and

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AT: Capture The Hardcore

Posted by on January 27th, 2021
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Bryce shares an update on his marbles league project. Should he interface with the company that develops the game? The boys re-iterate the power of email lists and ways Bryce can capture people who are interested before going live. The mailing list is live now at marbles.win. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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WT: Zone of Safety

Posted by on January 26th, 2021
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SpaceX sets a record for most satellites launched in one launch with their rideshare program. Brian and Justin have had Quest 2s for a little while now–what are their impressions of the wireless VR device? Andrew got into the Facebook Horizons beta and has some thoughts. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: WandaVision and His Dark Materials

Justin: Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults

Brian: Dave

Bryce: Frisky Dingo

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AT: Going Marbles

Posted by on January 20th, 2021
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Long-time listener Salina has a question about how to convert her Kickstarter backers to follow her next project. Bryce brings his new marbles game project to the guys for a once-over. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Being Evel

Justin: Class Action Park

Brian: Oculus Quest 2

Bryce: Airtable

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WT: The View From Orbit

Posted by on January 19th, 2021
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NASA’s SLS dress rehearsal test ended in failure. What does that mean for the future of NASA development? Blue Origin completes its test of New Shepard NS-14. What are their ambitions? Space tourism? Virgin Orbit finally achieves orbit. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Wayne

Justin: The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

Brian: Starlink & ISS Nasa Tracker

Bryce: WandaVision

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AT: It’s Trolling!

Posted by on January 13th, 2021
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Short and to the point this week! Listener Reddicent asks us how to handle a troll that has co-opted their Reddit SEO. Do you handle the trouble or don’t feed the trolls? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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WT: Essential Recipes

Posted by on January 12th, 2021
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The next Starship test could be as soon as this week! A new game, “Contact, Arrival, or Something Else?” What type of data would you send to an advance civilization? Or taken another way, what essential information would you send 1,000 years into the past? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience

Justin: Oculus Quest 2

Brian: Kim’s Convenience

Bryce: Notion

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AT: Soul-Sucking Letters

Posted by on January 6th, 2021
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Andrew caught a strange commercial and found an incredibly successful creative project. How do you condense your project into a simple, quick story? Contains some broad discussion of The Mandalorian season 2 and the strengths and weaknesses of The Hero’s Journey. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Brian: Slay the Spire

Bryce: Umurangi Generation

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WT: Sick and Tired

Posted by on January 4th, 2021
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It’s a new year and a new episode of Weird Things. COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out and we dissect some of the attitudes and policies that got us here. Would it be ethical to cut costs and only give people a single-shot dose instead of two? What would it look like if people faked fake-immunization badges and cards? It get’s a little fiery, but we’re all friends and had a good conversation! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Apple Watch Solo Loop and The Expanse

Brian: The Abyss

Bryce: Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

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AT: Spoilercast: Wonder Woman 1984

Posted by on December 30th, 2020
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To round out the year, we all saw Wonder Woman 1984 and have…critical thoughts! What works, what doesn’t, and why Justin can have a public opinion on Captain Marvel now. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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WT: Roman Quizno’s

Posted by on December 28th, 2020
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Another amazing discovery in Pompeii leaves us wondering about ancient cuisine. We clearly need to talk about what makes a movie a rom-com. What is adermatoglyphia and what barriers does it make in the modern world? Octopi will go fist-cuffs with you!! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

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Justin:

Brian: Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Bryce: Soul

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