The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: West Bank On It

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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Animal parks are dangerous–just listen to this! What we thought was a brown dwarf may actually be an exoplanet. Plus, an update on the Space Force and Andrew’s impressions on his new Tesla 3. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Meg

Justin: Action News

Bryce: The Office

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WT: Dog Zoo!!!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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The second half of this episode talks about visual technologies, so consider watching along with this video archive once we start talking about Childish Gambino or follow along with the video links below.
Grainy footage from Canada has us asking “IS that really a moose?” Our striped friends in the animal kingdom give us the greatest idea ever. Discussion on camera trickery and the coming commoditization of video and live VR technology. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

No After Things this week. It shall return with a vengeance next week.

Videos mentioned:

Childish Gambino, “This is America” on SNL

Perfume, “Mugen Mirai” on Uchimura Olympic Declaration (laser shutter)

Perfume, “TOKYO GIRL” on Uchimura Olympic Declaration (live AR)

Perfume, “Reframe” performance (dynamic projection, false shadows, AR parallax)

Perfume, “Fusion” for FUTURE-EXPERIMENT (live video meshing of remote performances)

Picks:

Justin: The Escape Room Indianapolis

Brian: Cupcake & Dino: General Services

Bryce: Orange is the New Black

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WT: Modern Media

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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What will media look like in the future: an evolution on current tech or brand new innovations? Looking backwards and looking forwards. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Attention Merchants

Justin: The Real Making of the President

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WT: Deer Dong Ditch

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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That classic Weird Things game: “Spiders, Snakes, or whaaaat??” Brian made a big damn mistake buying that property when he could have bought THIS! Fireworks? Pshaw! Mission Quest: The boys have launched their own para-military force to take out the Black Comet. It’s time to fight conspiracy with conspiracy! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Amazon Essentials Polo

Justin: Queer Eye

Brian: Sorry to Bother You

Bryce: Last Chance U

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WT: Invisible Backhand

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Computers can replace blue-collar work, but what about fashion design? New footage of Magic Leap AR is…well… Mission Quest: A Del Taco has blown up and the boys need to find a way to tell the world about a deadly “black comet.” Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: AMC Stubs A-List

Justin: Sorry to Bother You

Brian: Snow Crash

Bryce: BattleTech

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WT: Number One Killing Machine

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
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A tight squeeze. The myth of “funding your passion.” The dinosaur menace is coming! Can we contain it? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: America!

Justin: Philips Hue

Bryce: Grand Theft Auto Online

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WT: Universal

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
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Tesla hit a production milestone. The outer space connection to cruise ships. A lengthy conversation on universal basic income. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Commanding Heights and Free to Choose (video series)

Justin: Hardcore History – Kings of Kings

Brian: The Gentleman Bastard series

Bryce: Lumines Remastered

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WT: Laser Propulsion (w/ Jonathan Madajian)

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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Andrew and Justin are joined by Jonathan Madajian, lab coordinator of the UCSB Experimental Cosmology Group, to talk about the awe-inspiring science behind using lasers to propel objects into space and deflect asteroids. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: BLACK+DECKER Pivot-Driver

Justin: Hardcore History: King of Kings trilogy

Jonathan: Never Split the Difference

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WT: Free-Range, Organic, All-Natural Uranium

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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A US Space Force has just been announced. What does that look like and who are the other actors in play? Chicago may see a Musk-funded loop from O’Hare to downtown. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Atom editor

Justin: Incredibles 2

Bryce: SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES

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WT: The Plight of the Future Man

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
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Shocking discovery of a time-traveler! Andrew’s “run-in” with a major news story. AI’s fighting with each other…for good! Virtual selves? A new journey begins: Mission Quest! A life-changing encounter in Del Taco. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: AirPods

Justin: The Handmaid’s Tale

Brian: The Gentleman Bastard series

Bryce: Persona 5

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WT: Wolf Runner

Monday, May 28th, 2018
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It’s a mysterious creature sighting–Sinclaire and Sherbert are on the case! Hybridization and species similarities. AI: it’s not perfect! Here’s the article Andrew referenced. How Facebook and YouTube will need to wield machine learning in the near-future. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Mirage Solo with Daydream

Justin: Legion

Bryce: SteamWorld Heist

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WT: Tunnel Snails Rule

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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A new real-world test of the EM drive and some answers. An update on the Boring Company and its plan to add more mass-transit to LA. Concerns and questions, but it’s still early. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Fire HD Tablet

Justin: Deadpool 2

Brian: Prismata

Bryce: The Rachel Divide

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WT: Don’t Eat Andrew Mayne

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
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Andrew talks a little about his murky secret project. Hanna-Barbera-AI. SpaceX makes us yawn. Drag-and-drop machine learning? A real Google secretary–what are the implications of more adanced robo-calls? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Expanse and Westworld and Oculus Go

Justin: The Americans

Brian: Cobra Kai

Bryce: Stardew Valley

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WT: Voluntary Apocalypse

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
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Android Mayne is back from Hell/Atlantis/the North Pole. VR is now cheap and wireless. Is the race over? Andrew’s impressions of the Oculus GO. Is there a brewing public backlash against the hyper-rich? #JourneyQuest: The boys have a sneaky plan to finally defeat Evil Bryce. Will it work or are they doomed forever and for truly? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Barry and This is Bob Hope

Justin: Westworld

Brian: When Breath Becomes Air

Bryce: Picross S

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WT: Patriot dot Eagle slash Cyborgi

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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Get your insurance and swap info. Machine learning is able to synthesize content, but how can it be reigned in? Blue Origin and Virgin Hyperloop One make moves. Plus, breaking down an…interesting idea for restaurant innovation. Yeah, let’s call it “innovation.” Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Simone Giertz and Simone on Patreon

Brian: The Expanse

Bryce: 3%

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WT: Nuke The Monuments

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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It’s chuckles galore as we discover a new input device. Plus, a new partnership in virtual sightseeing, a frightening farm, plus SNAKES! No After Things this week–it will return next week! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Westworld

Brian: Lost In Space

Bryce: Aggretsuko

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