The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: Wood Nails and a Dream

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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Space camp came to a school in China! Venus shows signs of life with phosphine gas. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: YouTube’s “pause watch history” and Star Trek: Lower Decks

Justin: The Boys S1

Brian: The Boys S2

Bryce: Aggretsuko

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WT: Flying Through The Sky

Monday, September 7th, 2020
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Did we always need to fiddle? LAX has an unexpected visitor and we think we have a suspect. Humans flying around NYC?! Earthquakes aren’t just influenced by Earth. Can we harness the tides to make energy? There are issues with that! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Jupyter Notebook

Justin: Lovecraft Country

Brian: Titanic

Bryce: Hitman

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WT: Babe: Pig in the Synapse

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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Elon Musk showed off Neuralink, the brain-to-computer interface and he showed it bacon-wrapped! Facebook Horizon, a VR playspace, and developments in the Oculus-Facebook brand relationship. Can the boys find a long-lost gangster? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: High Score and The History of the Future from Blake J. Harris

Justin: Bill & Ted Face the Music

Brian: Aliens

Bryce: Brave New World

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WT: Mitochondria is the Hulk of the Cell (re-fixed)

Saturday, August 29th, 2020
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Oumuamua, the mysterious sausage-shaped comet, is leaving us with a lot of questions. Is it propelled by errant solid hydrogen and why that is a FOOL’S IDEA! Your keys aren’t safe–they’re screaming out a pattern. Computers can now…remember! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Live From the Space Stage: A HALYX Story

Justin: The Vow

Brian: The DV Rebel’s Guide

Bryce: Blaseball is back!

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WT: I Could Really Go For A Po Boy

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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A weird dream about Jimmy Carter kicks off a discussion of dreams. Orbiting a sun? Not nearly as cool as orbiting a black hole. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Ted Lasso

Justin: The Magical World of Disney

Brian: Star Trek: Lower Decks

Bryce: The Leftovers

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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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