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WT: No, I Work For NASA

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Andrew got to visit NASA to watch the Dragon Crew Capsule launch. What does this mean for the future of sending humans on American spacecrafts this year? Airplane critters. Can science eke out if non-conformity is conformist? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: NASA on YouTube and Elon Musk x NASA press conference

Justin: Leaving Neverland

Brian: The Breaker Upperers

Bryce: The OA

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AT: Call It!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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Listener Ken overworks his projects and asks for advice on simplifying and saying when enough is enough. Check out Andrew’s new tool for podcasters, PodcastLink.com. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Blitzscaling

Justin: Backpack Studio

Brian: The Stand

Bryce: One Day at a Time

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WT: Bench Press A Moon Base

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Death! The stench of death in Brazil! BAM ZOOM SpaceX to the moon and other space updates. Check out Andrew’s new tool for podcasters, PodcastLink.com Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Expanse and Defunctland

Justin: A Star is Born

Brian: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Bryce: Happy Death Day 2U

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AT: Just Do The Thing!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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Listener Joe has a question about making and publishing a graphic novel online and in print. Plus, Andrew talks about his new project PodcastLink.com. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: OpenAI “Better Language Models and Their Implications”

Justin: Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy

Brian: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed and 15 Minutes – Tim Minchin

Bryce: Sword Art Online

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WT: Chaos Vaccine

Monday, February 18th, 2019
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OpenAI reveals a new artificial intelligence to generate news articles. We can see technology synthesize impressive new ideas, so how to we brace ourselves? Plus, Lord of the Rings fanfiction! Saying goodbye to one of our watery friends. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Ex Machina and Transcendence and Demon Seed

Justin: Russian Doll and Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy

Brian: Night Attack’s South by So Wasted Live Show

Bryce: Velvet Buzzsaw

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AT: Billion Dollar Failure

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Gumroad’s creator has an article on how it failed to be a billion dollar company and Patreon’s growth woes. The trouble with venture capital expectations. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: YCombinator News and

Brian: Start With Why

Bryce: Wargroove

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WT: Look Who’s Marsing Now

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Brains in a jar! Hacking life turns out to be a huge exploit. Big news: Mars One is no more. A look back at its troubled history and we pass judgement. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Galaxy Quest

Justin: Russian Doll

Brian: Swiss Army Man

Bryce: The Handmaid’s Tale

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AT: The Curiosity Gap

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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Listener David writes back in to follow-up on his guitar YouTube channel. He’s GOT a mailing list, but what should he do with it? Writing good emails and subject lines. The difficulty of getting people to take an action. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Riddle of the Sands

Justin: Sex Education

Brian: Under The Influence

Bryce: Russian Doll

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WT: Glowing Nuts

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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This is an important one: we’re going to solve the world’s unsolved mysteries! Well, at least most of them. Pink squirrels! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: All’s Well: A Night Attack Album

Justin, Brian, Bryce: Murder Theory from Andrew Mayne

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AT: Make a List!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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Brian and Justin are on the other side of launching All’s Well: A Night Attack Album and had a lot of digital chart success. What do you do to build your base and then how do you turn those into sales. Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Fyre Fraud

Brian: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

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WT: Electricity Soup

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Planet Nine: is it even a planet? An unauthorized space launch means a heavy fine. Is there something out there or just weather phenomena? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Sliders

Justin: Future Man

Brian: Glass

Bryce: Schitt’s Creek

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AT: Beyond Words

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Listener Vlad has a question about how to network overseas and in other languages. How can you use the internet to market to other parts of the world? Send your project questions/ideas to neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “After Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Last Dragon

Justin: Double Cross

Brian: Venture Deals

Bryce: IO

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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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