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AT: Mentor or Ment-not?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
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The role of mentorship in professional skill-building and advancement. What should and shouldn’t you take from a mentor and how do you maximize that experience? Who *should* you let mentor you? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

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Andrew: Travel journals

Justin: Unsolved Mysteries

Brian: Greyhound

Bryce: Selling Sunset

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WT: Flying Grain Silo

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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The Rubik’s Cube as a cultural symbol of smartness. College: what’s the value? Drones spent some time last year loitering around power plants. Who could have done it and why? 100 million-year-old+ microbes awaken! One of the largest living organisms. SpaceX makes the Starship hop and the plan is even more in 2020. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Room VR: A Dark Matter

Justin: Sinatra: All or Nothing at All

Brian: Contact

Bryce: The Twilight Zone (2019)

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AT: TikTokTekTalk

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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TikTok is a massive social media platform, but it’s facing a major ban in America. What does that space look like? Long-time emailer James wants to know how to get followers over to other platforms. Plus, concerns around hot-water Patreon has gotten into. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Insanely Great from Steven Levy

Justin: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Brian: Mistborn: The Final Empire from Brandon Sanderson

Bryce: Last Chance U

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WT: Sorry For Party Boating

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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Florida shows up to celebrate the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashdown. Mars is having weather! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

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Andrew: World War II in Colour

Justin: The Expanse

Brian: Greyhound

Bryce: Blaseball

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AT: Chaos Is A Ladder

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Andrew’s got a “real” job and is experiencing the work-from-home virtualization for the first time. What things are here to stay and what will come out in the wash? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Witcher

Justin: Game of Thrones

Brian: Kindly Inquisitors from Jonathan Rauch

Bryce: NPR News Now

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WT: Live Hot Hominids

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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A new neuroscience start-up wants to untangle the black box that is the human brain. Neanderthal’s arrival to North America has a new discovery. Mysterious, unsolicited shipments of seeds are showing up around the world. Officials say, “don’t plant them!” Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: 1984

Justin: Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison

Brian: The Legend of Korra

Bryce: Good Sudoku on iOS

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AT: Chuckle-Hut McGee

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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What advice would you give to a 20-year-old just starting with the creative arts? What’s the value to a newcomer tackling an America’s Got Talent or Fool Us? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: 6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park

Justin: Apple Watch

Brian: Total Recall from Arnold Schwarzenegger

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WT: OCD Bot

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
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Who needs a stylist anymore? Shane of Stuff Made Here has a horrifying new contraption that looks like it works! Hello Robot’s new Stretch RE1 robot can autonomously detect, map, and interact with real spaces. One company wants you to live in a van and use their bathroom. Check out Stuff Made Here’s robo-barber here Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: TaskRabbit

Justin: The Expanse

Brian: The Last of Us Part II

Bryce: Ghost of Tsushima

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AT: Store’s Open!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Brian developed a product that is absolutely not ideal for the socially-distanced COVID-19 world. How did he launch that product anyway, how did he market it, and was it successful? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Foundation from Isaac Asimov and

Justin: Search Party and

Brian: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and

Bryce: 1000 gecs from 100 gecs and

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WT: F-U Hadron Collider (fixed)

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
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Man, Space Is Weird! How scared of weird radio waves should we be? A larger hadron collider is proposed in Europe with a hefty price tag. What is the subtext of high pricetag science projects like this? We are about to send the Mars rover Perseverance off to the red planet. What can it do and what will it eventually bring back? XPrize has put out a prize for a better, more-fashionable facemask. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Company Man on YouTube

Justin: The Expanse

Brian: The Last of Us Part II

Bryce: Palm Springs

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AT: Doomscrolling

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Do we use note-taking systems and how to we record information? How do you go from notes and outlines to drafts and how can you make your first drafts even better? The difference between drawing motivation from media and from data. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Wisdom of Crowds from James Surowiecki

Justin: The Expanse

Brian: Warrior Nun

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WT: Why Hulk Smash?

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Sea danger from above! Higher education is moving online, even if you live on campus. The boys posit a new take on the college experience. Andrew’s OpenAI-powered historical figure app, AI Writer, got a write-up on TheNextWeb! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Westworld

Justin: You Must Remember This Podcast – Charles Manson’s Hollywood

Brian: The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Bryce: Life is Strange 2

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WT: Brian’s Cyberpunk Novel

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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Twitter’s new audio posts show potential for short-form audio. What are the avenues for smaller, tighter content on social media and what are the wild cards? Facebook evolves from guessing your thoughts to simply asking you for them. Apple unveiled “Apple Silicon.” What does that mean for computing, Android, and VR/AR? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Illuminated Tweets of Elon Musk coloring book and

Justin: Search Party

Brian: The Last of Us Part II

Bryce: Never Have I Ever

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AT: Report Everything

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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With tax season upon us, how do we track and compile expenses? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Brian: The Last of Us Part II

Bryce: Search Party

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WT: No Need For Feet

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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It was just the anniversary of SpaceShipOne. SpaceX offers ridesharing–what would we do with 200kg of payload? Segway inventor Dean Kamen wants to build human organs. Who really needs feet? Only bronze?! The stories of the blown-up whale, colliding trains, and burning circuses. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: What We Do in the Shadows

Brian: The Last Days of American Crime

Bryce: Hardspace: Shipbreaker

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AT: When To Test

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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Justin’s embarking on a Politics! Politics! Politics! adventure, but traveling right now is dicey–let alone going to a packed political rally. What should he do logistically given a small apartment and a partner with health concerns? Quarantine at home? Rent a hotel room? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Justin: In Conversation with the Cast of Community

Brian: Wind of Change podcast

Bryce: Claws

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