The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: Ed & Bed Buy a Hat

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
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Starliner docks to the ISS finally! Boeing is catching up to a SpaceX milestone, why aren’t there more successful copycats? How does “just-in-time” manufacturing and management leave us vulnerable? Listener RJ shares a local mystery of an animal-like mystery and we’ve got hypotheses. Foviated rendering and how technology advancements will create more sophisticated compression eventually! A new idea for fusion power from First Light Fusion. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Buried

Brian: Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

Bryce: “Spyro’s Hidden Gem of a Category” from Hummeldon

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WT: Blood Letting Is Back!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022
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Humans: we’re symbiotes and you gotta take care of your microbiota! Speed reading: seems effective, but is it the ultimate, fastest way to read? How could text, audio, and tactile technology increase our reading absorption today and tomorrow? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: PhraseReader

Justin: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Brian: The War on the West

Bryce: USCSB

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WT: Keep Traffic Thinking

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022
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Traffic signs are so clever and smart, but are they making the roads safer? Smiley face. Do you like magic and are you anti-social? Grab your sporks: people are pretty random. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Yellowstone

Justin: Severance

Brian: The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

Bryce: Knotwords

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WT: Golden Palace Infants

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022
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A simian savior. Just tap us out whenever this gets “too heavy.” Nuclear power works, why aren’t we using it more? What’s the hold up for fusion? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes

Justin: The Batman

Brian: The Book of Niall from Barry Jones

Bryce: Heartstopper

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WT: Survival of the Balloonist

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022
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More bad news for the SLS again. How can we keep cheering for this expensive government hedge? A new science discovery on the winds. Cameras capture an ally in our fight against pythons. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: That Mitchell and Webb Look

Justin: Severance

Brian: Come From Away

Bryce: Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

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WT: Rockwell’s Box

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022
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CSI: Dino. Evidence of a very old death? OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 is a step-up upgrade for the tool that takes plain English prompts and creates photorealistic images. For entertainment purposes only. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

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Andrew: Severance and Moonwalking with Einstein from Joshua Foer

Justin: Raised by Wolves

Bryce: The Guardians of Justice

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WT: Do the Dew

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
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NASA delays the SLS wet rehearsal! More money chasing the payoff of SLS. Social media is ablaze that Elon is buying a major stake in Twitter. How does that compare to previous media moves? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Profiles of the Future from Arthur C. Clarke

Justin: Severance

Bryce: Thermae Romae Novae

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WT: Americans Are From Mars, Russians Are From Venus

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
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Picks:

We won’t apologize for stepping on your toes! The Russian invasion of Venus and what it said for that era of space race. What technology is impractical today that will be trivial in the future? Andrew taught a computer to make games and did it without coding a whole game. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Andrew: Legion

Justin: Our Flag Means Death

Brian: Frequency

Bryce: Severance

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WT: Mammalian Asteroid

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022
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The invasion of Ukraine has affected space! Is yellow really just yellow? Half of a giraffe makes an astral appearance. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Twitter lists

Justin: Encanto

Brian: Eye Wonder

Bryce: F1TV

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WT: It Can Get Weirder!

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
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Blue Origin is ferrying a new celebrity to the edge of space while Elon handles the realities of being a celeb. You hear about this doors and wheels thing? An awful, awful prank. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Cuphead Show!

Justin: Our Flag Means Death

Bryce: Drive to Survive season 4

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WT: Martian Buffet

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022
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A new discovery on Mars reminds us of Sting. Our new favorite Twitter account! Smart birds make smart devices very dumb. Reflecting on the passing of The Amazing Johnathan. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy

Bryce: Severance and The Righteous Gemstones

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WT: Big Pile of Rocks

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
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A special dagger…alien Egyptians?! Pointy devices that probably aren’t gambling dice. What is that big, red patty? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Raised By Wolves and Peacemaker

Brian: Severance

Bryce: Vampire Survivors

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DELETED IN 48 HOURS : World’s Greatest Con Season 2 Preview

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Beginning 2/28/22.

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WT: Senator McOranges

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022
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Crypto thefts spur a reflection on the similar risks of coins, stocks, and gambling. Not financial advice, but amateur critical thoughts on a still-developing landscape. Starship will still launch, says Musk, despite threats from aerospace competitors who could be obsolete. The first manned Starship mission series is announced. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: iPad Mini

Justin: Peacemaker

Brian:

Bryce: iOS Photos

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WT: DeepFakes @ Home

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022
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Automation’s coming–are we worried? Boba Fett uses deep-fake technology to de-age a character and that technology is closer to your fingertips than you think. Mild Book of Boba Fett spoilers around 8:00-9:20. The entire place is falling apart. A pair of rocket whoopsie-doodles! We are not a financial advice show. That said, let’s talk about Meta’s bearish response on Wall Street following a quarter slump. Footage over Area 51 captured on satellite! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Justin: r/ObscureMedia – Next!

Brian: Raised By Wolves

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WT: Pelvic-Less Thrust

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
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Voice synthesis could be a boon for audiobook services, but the platforms and rights-holders are wary of robots. How could high tech solutions for voice synthesis help listeners and boost the functionality of works from developing authors? SpaceX is targeting one rocket launch per week for 2022. Meta shows off their…safe looking avatars for the metaverse and their shared social media apps. NASA confirms which star the James Webb Telescope will calibrate. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Hawkeye

Justin: The French Dispatch

Brian: We Need to Talk About Cosby and Angel Beats!

Bryce: The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

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