The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: Team Rocket Lens Flare Effect

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
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The longest gets longester! Penguins attacked by what? Jupiter caught one to the face and SpaceX did their own space tourism last week! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: You Only Live Twice and Mustard on YouTube

Justin: Heels

Bryce: Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time

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WT: Sideways Rockets and Epi-splosions

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021
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Fake Wal-Mart and litecoin rumors. Firefly Alpha launches a big, bright explosion machine. What’s in the latest Mars rock samples? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things is off this week and will be back next week!

Picks:

Andrew: What If…?

Justin: Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Brian: Oathbringer

Bryce: Red Seas Under Red Skies

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WT: Been Banditin’

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021
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We’re skeptical of a bandit and the reporting around it. Havana syndrome: if it’s real, what is the danger? Is it a new sonic weapon? Amid the star contract wars, Blue Origin is working on a new, impressive upper stage booster. What would happen if Blue Origin shacked up with another nation–and would that ever happen? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Congo from Michael Crichton

Justin: The White Lotus

Brian: Hacks

Bryce: Formula 1: Drive to Survive

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WT: Nature Be Shoppin’

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021
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NASA has paid SpaceX for the Human Landing System (HLS) and removed the stop-work order. SpaceX says we’ll get a human to the moon before its 2024 deadline. Do you want to buy a black site? Facebook redesigns the meeting in virtual reality. As we return to society, so too does wilderness. Tesla’s bot: a joke or a vision? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: The White Lotus

Brian: The Game

Bryce: Formula 1: Drive to Survive

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WT: Friend-Shaped Launchpad

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
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Everyday Astronaut got a first-hand tour with Elon Musk at the SpaceX Starship launchpad. How does three hours of seemingly-unfiltered conversation about space affect the public image of SpaceX and Musk? Mechazilla, a real UFO catcher shaped liked a friend. Boeing hits more snags and Blue Origin goes to court. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Everyday Astronaut on YouTube

Justin: The Suicide Squad

Brian: Star Trek: Lower Decks

Bryce: The White Lotus

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WT: Capital-B Big Rocket!

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
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SpaceX’s Starship is fully assembled and it’s BIG. Remember when the ISS accidentally rotated? It may have been more than we thought! This German man got a huge fine…what did he do? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The African Queen

Brian: The Suicide Squad

Bryce: The White Lotus

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WT: 2021: A Space Dramedy

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
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The ISS is NOT meant to spin, comrade! But also the Russians are still pretty good at space! Didn’t Bezos’s rocket look like a peen and how do we feel about rich-guy space tourism? The complicated history of rocketry. Can life live on a very small mountain on a neutron star? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Jungle Cruise

Justin: Party Down

Brian: Memento

Bryce: Hummingbird docuvideo from Hummingbird Spot

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WT: I Kinda Won

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
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Scientists discover a brand new chimp-gorilla interaction. We have to take this case to Ape’s Court. Hipster disease nostalgia has taken Colorado by storm! How do we get people active without nagging you on your wrist? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek

Justin: 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo

Brian: The Stormlight Archive series from Brandon Sanderson

Bryce: Ted Lasso

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WT: Lil’ Crimes

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021
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Scot cop spots spot, says “wot.” Troll physics leads to a $10,000 bet. The passing of Logan’s Run author William F. Nolan. Some lil’ crimes. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Loki

Bryce: Hannibal

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WT: Tragedy, Meet Time

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
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Lightning round: a toilet in Austria. What will this monkey do when left to its own (cleaning) devices? Habit-forming in great apes. A dissertation on the causes of laughter and I Think You Should Leave season 2 (mild spoilers for season 2). Richard Branson takes off to space and we’re almost turned around with having options! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Malcolm in the Middle and

Justin: I Think You Should Leave and

Brian: Chef and

Bryce: Black Widow and

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WT: Mo’ Fossils, ‘Mo Species

Monday, July 5th, 2021
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A new ancient human fossil is discovered in Israel and it could be a new Homo off-shoot. A brief examination of simultaneous Homo species in just the past one million years. Has doing a consumer ancestral test affected your life? Crimes on YouTube–what’s fair game and over-the-line? Can we have a new type of compression beyond video compression? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Love, Death & Robots

Justin: Rick and Morty

Brian: The Tomorrow War

Bryce: Luca

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WT: Hello, Chum!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
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It’s the hottest show of the year: CSI 3,000 Years Ago (YEAHHHH). Wild birds won’t become overly dependant on your feeders. The government finally released its UAP report and we’ve been on this UFOs-aren’t-real tip for months! Our favorite VR game is getting an expansion and we blue-sky VR experiences. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Conan finale and

Justin: Fantastic! With Dana Carvey

Brian: Apple ][ emulated in JavaScript

Bryce: Universal Paperclips and Exponential Idle

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WT: GAN You Believe It’s Not GTAV?

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021
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A military base in Japan is under attack! Plus, circus tricks. GTAV: GAN Andreas. A farmhouse with a surprise feature. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Rick & Morty and A Quiet Place Part II

Brian: Loki

Bryce: Things app

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WT: Sweet Bee Treat

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
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A bike that stands on its own! It might be hard to talk about medicinal plants. Smart bees or thirsty bees? The ozone layer says “hey, thanks for the pandemic!” Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

World’s Greatest Con email list

World’s Greatest Con 6 minute preview

Bryce: Kip Kinkel Is Ready To Speak

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WT: Terns Down; For What?

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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Jeff Bezos and his brother are being shot into space–who would you take with you? A new study says sighted and nonsighted people can learn functioning echolocation in less than 3 months. Lots of bird eggs, very few birds. With special guest Joe Diamond. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Mare of Easttown

Brian: Kim’s Convenience (anti-pick for season 5)

Bryce: King of the Hill

Joe: Bo Burnham: Inside

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WT: The Fellas?!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
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While the nation is gripped with UFO trends, it’s important to remember the gulf between reality and fiction. How video of a pyramidal UFO is easily manufactured. Nate Silver has set odds on if COVID was natural or lab-born. Pandemic conspiracies and espionage. An origin on Florida airport monkeys. Google wants to advance beyond simple video-calling. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Disproving pyramidal UFOs video

Picks:

Andrew: Demeo

Justin: Dark Side of the Ring

Brian: VFXcool: Flight of the Navigator

Bryce: Stowaway

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