The Weird Things Podcast Archive

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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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.”

Picks:

Andrew: World War II in Colour

Justin: The Expanse

Brian: Greyhound

Bryce: Blaseball

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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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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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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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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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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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WT: Not-Hercules

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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We’ve had early access to OpenAI’s new GPT-3 generative text model. How have we used it and what is the power it holds? Andrew’s already built a suite of OpenAI-powered projects. Check them out at AI Channels. Plus, what mental faculties do we take for granted? A brief look into aphantasia, the inability to visually imagine. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Flinstones (film)

Justin: You Must Remember This Podcast on Polly Platt

Brian: Casablanca

Bryce: Succession

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WT: Suction Punch

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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A shark pic tells a thousand words on fisticuffs. New dating pinpoints the earliest-known land creature. No parties may be a reason to celebrate. The tall, tall tale of Hitler’s not-pet. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: McMillions and The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Justin: Community and

Brian: Winds of Change and

Bryce: Lady Gaga – Chromatica and

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WT: The C Stands for Hypnosis

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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SpaceX and NASA have done something that hasn’t been done in a long time: take a bedazzled dinosaur into space. You’re still rocking cube salt? Pfft, lame. Millions of new/old friends are about to join the Eastern seaboard. A break-in-gone-wrong gone wrong. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things is off this week and will return next Monday.

Picks:

Andrew: and

Justin: Rick and Morty

Brian: Space Force

Bryce: Search Party

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WT: Your Year In Serotonin

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Going to the ISS and sharply dressed to boot! 40 years of Pac-Man up-ended by a danged AI. Social networks: when will they use cameras to gauge what works? Imagining a world where you can talk to virtualized versions of your friends after binging a new show. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: How Innovation Works from Matt Riddley

Justin: Dark Side of the Ring

Brian: Devs

Bryce: Homecoming

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WT: Headless Cheese Pizza

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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A glimpse into the future of manned space flights comes in less than two weeks. Hold on guys, let’s get some pizza. Katy Perry shows off a VR/AR performance on primetime TV. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Katy Perry’s American Idol performance mentioned.

Picks:

Andrew: Solar Opposites

Justin: The Last Dance

Brian: The Last Of Us – The Movie from dansg08

Bryce: The Midnight Gospel

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WT: Murky Pond Water

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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NASA picks three companies to send us back to the moon by 2024. What are the difficulties landing on the lunar surface and how might these companies handle it? The near-abandoned Discovery Island on Disney had an illegal visitor! On the fringes of the star system, could our hypothetical Planet Nine not even be a planet at all? Plus, what the heckie is up, Elon? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Magic Puzzles and Devs

Justin: Community

Brian: Conviction: American Panic

Bryce: Shrill

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WT: Space Rock, We Rock

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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How would you keep people off the streets at night? Planets orbiting stars? Bo-ring! Plus, the hidden musical stylings of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Beastie Boys Story and

Brian: The Midnight Gospel and

Bryce: and

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WT: A Shining Ghost Town

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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A shorter episode this week due to technical issues. Social distancing in your brand new ghost town! A new P-essssss-A: watch out for that hose. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Pistol Whip

Justin: The Gentlemen

Brian: District 9

Bryce: Midsommar

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