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WT: I Only Click on Arby’s Ads

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
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The Super Blood Wolf Moon brings out the weird crew! Deep fakes will undoubtedly affect the news landscape in the short term. Are there any solutions now and what could hypothetically solve it? A new type of rain in Brazil. The speed of light is fast, but is it really THAT fast? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Narcos: Mexico

Justin: Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Brian: Night Attack’s upcoming “All’s Well” comedy album

Bryce: RetroArch

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AT: Seashell Sparkplugs

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Listener Nick asks how we research in our various projects and we explore how that parallels and interweaves with the outlining and pre-production processes. How do you get over the dreaded first step? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

Justin: Slate’s Standoff

Brian: Something’s Off with Andrew Heaton

Bryce: Your Kickstarter Sucks

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WT: Boulevard of Broken Fiber Dreams

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Fusion energy: if we’re a decade away from widespread use, what does a fusion energy future look like? 5G is definitely on the way. Will telecoms treat users right in a wireless nirvana? GMO foods: the latest illogical craze since flouride in the water. And a living Christmas tree?! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Mandy

Justin: The Kominsky Method

Brian: All’s Well: A Night Attack album

Bryce: Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

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AT: Digital Abs

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Justin’s made a pledge to use social media more this year. How does social media tie into the daily lives of people who work online? Is inbox-zero feasible? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Houdini’s Cell

Justin: My Day by Eleanor Roosevelt

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WT: You Wouldn’t Hit a Man With Spectacles (fixed)

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Andrew has some choice words for SnapChat. We play: What Am I Poking? Clinging to this mortal coil. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Key and Peele and The Kominsky Method

Justin: True Detective, season 1

Brian: Moby Dick, narrated by Frank Muller

Bryce: Awesome Games Done Quick
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AT: Aquaman and the Normal Sized Helmet

Friday, January 4th, 2019
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We all saw Aquaman and have thoughts! Spoilers start at 7:28 until the end. After seeing it, check out this critique of the hottest underwater superhero film yet. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”
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WT: Plastic Straw Cleanse

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
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It’s a new year and we’re here to talk pedestrian fatalities. Walk and drive safely! 2019 is upon us–how does our present compare to the fictionalized versions of 2019 like Blade Runner and Running Man? Also, drones create holiday hell in England. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Aquaman

Justin: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Brian: Dark Tower book series

Bryce: Nailed It! Holiday!

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WT: Cold Mars

Monday, December 24th, 2018
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A SpaceX BFR/Starship update. Water-ice on Mars? It’s more likely than you think! When can we put a person on Mars? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Justin: Aquaman

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AT: The Problem With Jeep-Jops

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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What is the future of media? What is the power of merchandise in a world where ad-supported models are still shrinking? Plus, a higher level look at the numbers of Patreon. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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Andrew: Blitzscaling

Brian: Counterpart

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WT: Empty Space Sensations

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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Voyager 2 has reached a new point in space! Elon was on 60 Minutes. We’re living in the future and “the mother of all demos” reminds us of how far we’ve come in 50 years. A perfect island vacation! What future tech would you buy for a dollar? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Forbidden Planet

Justin: “The Gatekeepers of SoundCloud Rap” and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Brian: Sorry to Bother You

Bryce: Scam Nation

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AT: Needs To Be Filled

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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Changes to Tumblr make us wonder what are our needs are for blogging online and monetizing written works. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Medium is the Massage

Justin: War in a Time of Peace and “The Fact that We Can Laugh” on C-SPAN

Brian: Homecoming

Bryce: Futurama

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WT: Dirty Rocket

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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An update on gene-edited babies from last week. Machine learning has learned to fold! An adventure in first-class. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Paddington 2

Justin: Doctor Who

Brian: Darknet Diaries

Bryce: EXAPUNKS

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AT: Spotlight Curse

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
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Can a reviewer really destroy a business? Did a Thrillist writer really kill a burger shop? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Mars: Inside SpaceX

Justin: Norm Macdonald Has a Show

Brian: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Bryce: Futurama

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WT: Surrounded By Chaos

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
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We react live to the NASA Mars InSight landing on Mars! Does anonymity have a place in academic publishing? Preapare to panic: DNA BABIES!!! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Ghost Stories

Justin: Bodyguard

Brian: Homecoming

Bryce: Sick Note

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AT: Growth Opportunities

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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How do you break out of your niche and expand outwards? Andrew expanded out in literature, Brian’s expanded in puzzle boxes and videos, Justin’s working on the next expansion from card games. What advice would you give yourself three years ago? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: XCode’s Create ML code

Justin: Ant-Man and the Wasp

Brian: Dirty John is now a Bravo TV show

Bryce: Homecoming

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WT: Greeting Rituals

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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This Monday is a huge date: a landing! Google will let you walk five hundred miles. A case for Big Man and The Other One. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Bodyguard

Justin: Preacher

Brian: The Most Perfect Album

Bryce: American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson

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