The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: A New (Old) Horse

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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LAX is met with a bogey yet again and we have a whole lineup of suspects! How will humans conquer the skies? Old cells lead to a new clone of an endangered horse. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Astoria from Peter Stark

Justin: The Big Picture from Ben Fritz

Brian: Class Action Park

Bryce: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

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WT: I Can Walk Forever!

Monday, October 12th, 2020
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Close encounters of the oceanic kind. How can drones protect beach-goers? AI is looking at Mars faster than us! A new demographic for augmented reality: Fido! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Notion

Justin: The Boys

Brian: Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

Bryce: 20020 by Jon Bois and Secret Base

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WT: We Have No Intentions

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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Brian’s back post-COVID infection. What was the first-hand experience for someone who had symptoms? Resin DOES move in herds–a new breakthrough in DNA extraction in resin. Could bug or bird DNA unlock secrets of ancient species? The sizes of many big sci-fi ships. Paramedics: they fly now. [After Things is taking the week off.] Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Lovecraft Country

Brian: The Social Dilemma (anti-pick) and Pessimist’s Archive

Bryce: Raised By Wolves and Utopia (2020)

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WT: The Brine-y Planet

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
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Water on Mars? Scientists think they found it again! What water and life on Mars means to any manned trips. Plus, the elderly: younger or older than the previous generation? The wide world of autonomous assistants, now from Segway! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous

Justin: Ted Lasso

Bryce: Among Us

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WT: Hunt and Peck VR

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset is now a real reality. How could VR impact working from home and affordable gaming. Otto Aviation have a new take on private jets–a new take on high-end travel or the a new wave of affordable flights? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Raised by Wolves

Justin: The Vow

Brian: Bill & Ted Face the Music

Bryce: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

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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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