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WT: I’ll Have Nun Of It

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Spiro and the Fudge are on the case! What is this mysterious letter? Now a slightly-darker-black planet! Poop for brains. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: What Happened

Brian: The Naturalist and American Vandal

Bryce: The Good Place

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AT: Courageous

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Apple’s got a big announcement tomorrow. What can we expect tech-wise? What about ten years from now? Get Andrew’s new book, The Naturalist, for free this month if you have Prime! Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Becoming Steve Jobs

Justin: The first iPhone

Brian: Climb Out Network

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WT: Whipping out our Venuses

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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The colonizing Mars vs. Venus debate heats up. AI can play video games, but could it make them? #JourneyQuest: Aboard the Hindenburg X, will Brian and Justin help out the mysterious forces aboard? Get Andrew’s new book, The Naturalist, for free this month if you have Prime! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

PBS video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ5KV3rzuag

Paper on Mario synthesis (pdf) https://www.cc.gatech.edu/~riedl/pubs/ijcai17.pdf

Picks:

Andrew: Rick and Morty

Justin: The Looming Tower

Brian: A Gentleman in Moscow

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AT: All Books, Mom

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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Andrew’s new book, The Naturalist, is a #1 Kindle bestseller (in all of books!). What happened and how it got on Kindle First. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

The Naturalist, a #1 Kindle bestseller

Andrew: Kindle Oasis

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WT: But Aliens

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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A new record in space. A new K-9 division? #JourneyQuest returns next week! Get Andrew’s new book, The Naturalist, for free this month if you have Prime! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

The Naturalist, a #1 Kindle bestseller

Andrew and Justin: Rick and Morty

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AT: Gaming the Machine

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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StoryVoice is out on the app store. Now what? Hypothetically: Gaming the New York Times’ bestseller list. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Superbad and The Swift Guy

Brian: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Bryce: A Normal Lost Phone

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WT: Lotta Confidence

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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It’s a Weird Things beach party! What are some things we believe, but can’t prove? #JourneyQuest: The mysterious motorcyclist is revealed and a new threat looms. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Rick and Morty

Justin: Logan Lucky

Brian: Hit Makers

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AT: Build That Button

Saturday, August 26th, 2017
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Andrew’s about to submit StoryVoice, his dictation app. What could it do in the future? What should it be priced? What is MoviePass and how does it affect theaters, studios, and you? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Lynda and Udemy

Justin: Bill Simons Podcast

Brian: Cracked Movie Club

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WT: Might As Well Be Talking ’bout The Moon

Saturday, August 26th, 2017
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Andrew and Brian have huge eclipse stories (and Justin is here too). Plus, a Musk round-up: a launch we missed, spacesuit we love, and a tunnel we dig. #JourneyQuest: Brian, finished with his cry, tries to escape Ugg in quarter 2. Can he reunite with Justin? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

XCKD comic

Video of the eclipse

Picks:

Andrew: DVD rental boxes like DVDXpress

Justin: The Founder

Brian: 30 for 30 Podcasts

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AT: The Branding Ones

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Discussion on The Defiant Ones, Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, creative partnerships, and marketing scenarios. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Defiant Ones

Justin: BeatsX

Brian: Planet Money

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WT: The Edge of Truth

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Andrew freaked himself out. What the eclipse can tell us about flat earthers. #JourneyQuest: Back to Justin, politely trying to escape from the underground amusement park attraction. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Radio play of Isaac Asimov’s Nightfall

Justin: Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

Brian: Voltron

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AT: Press Start

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Derivative as derogatory. Tutorializing and addiction in gaming. What Hearthstone gets right. (Very mild Game of Thrones 704 spoilers 37:34-42:58). Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Black Cloud

Justin: Master of None

Brian: Irresistible

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WT: Peek Show

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Things that go thump in the attic. What is sentience and how big do you have to be to have it? A quick dive into consciousness and the Chinese Room #JourneyQuest: Back to the dinosaur-saddled Brian trying to break out of Ugg. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Hacksaw Ridge and Ozark

Justin: Nintendo Switch

Brian: The Dark Tower

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AT: The Meaning of Freedom

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Pleasing your audience or pleasing your platform? The idea of “independence” Listener James wants to know how to ask for help. Check out Justin’s new game, Action News. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Justin: We’re All Gonna Die podcast

Brian: Waking Up podcast from Sam Harris

Bryce: Last Chance U

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WT: Aliens GO!

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Is Jupiter even real? Social and public equilibrium. Crafting the perfect pyramid/aliens survey. Vote on the survey here. Check out Justin’s new game, Action News. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: The Defiant Ones

Brian: Ozark

Bryce: Nier: Automata

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AT: Not-So-Sandy Egos

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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News from San Diego Comic-Con: New trailers for Stranger Things season 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Ready Player One, Justice League, Defenders, and Star Trek: Discovery. Plus Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Dr. Doom, Creed 2, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. All the hottest cinematic takes. Check out Justin’s new game, Action News. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: War for the Planet of the Apes

Justin: Action News–9 days left!

Brian: Station Breaker

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