The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: Future-Transport Tycoon

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Did your gravity feel weird? Transportation of the future: what’s the smart bet in the next 20 years? #JourneyQuest returns next week! With Weird Things producer Bryce Castillo. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Visual of neutron star collision

Picks:

Andrew: Stranger Things: The Game

Justin: NOT The Defenders

Bryce: Another Lost Phone

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WT: The Locked-Mess Monster

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Certain footage of ghosts! See the video here. #JourneyQuest: Brian and his monkey army have rolled into a desert town. Follow the power trip! Catch our spoiler-filled Blade Runner 2049 discussion on the After Things podcast. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Pick:

Blade Runner 2049

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WT: Big Friendly Rocket

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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SpaceX announces the BFR, new timeline to Mars, and one more thing… #JourneyQuest continues next week! Check out Andrew’s new book, The Naturalist, now in paperback and Audible. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

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Picks:

Andrew: Blade Runner

Justin: Rick and Morty

Brian: The Sting

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WT: The Full Stack

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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Con crud kills. We’ll see more of the Raptor engine tomorrow. Goblins!…?! #JourneyQuest: Justin goes shopping and Brian leads his pack of chimps. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: AirPods

Justin: Rick and Morty

Brian: Voltron VR Chronicles

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WT: I’ll Have Nun Of It

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Spiro and the Fudge are on the case! What is this mysterious letter? Now a slightly-darker-black planet! Poop for brains. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: What Happened

Brian: The Naturalist and American Vandal

Bryce: The Good Place

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WT: Whipping out our Venuses

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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The colonizing Mars vs. Venus debate heats up. AI can play video games, but could it make them? #JourneyQuest: Aboard the Hindenburg X, will Brian and Justin help out the mysterious forces aboard? Get Andrew’s new book, The Naturalist, for free this month if you have Prime! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

PBS video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ5KV3rzuag

Paper on Mario synthesis (pdf) https://www.cc.gatech.edu/~riedl/pubs/ijcai17.pdf

Picks:

Andrew: Rick and Morty

Justin: The Looming Tower

Brian: A Gentleman in Moscow

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WT: But Aliens

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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A new record in space. A new K-9 division? #JourneyQuest returns next week! Get Andrew’s new book, The Naturalist, for free this month if you have Prime! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

The Naturalist, a #1 Kindle bestseller

Andrew and Justin: Rick and Morty

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WT: Lotta Confidence

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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It’s a Weird Things beach party! What are some things we believe, but can’t prove? #JourneyQuest: The mysterious motorcyclist is revealed and a new threat looms. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Rick and Morty

Justin: Logan Lucky

Brian: Hit Makers

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WT: Might As Well Be Talking ’bout The Moon

Saturday, August 26th, 2017
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Andrew and Brian have huge eclipse stories (and Justin is here too). Plus, a Musk round-up: a launch we missed, spacesuit we love, and a tunnel we dig. #JourneyQuest: Brian, finished with his cry, tries to escape Ugg in quarter 2. Can he reunite with Justin? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

XCKD comic

Video of the eclipse

Picks:

Andrew: DVD rental boxes like DVDXpress

Justin: The Founder

Brian: 30 for 30 Podcasts

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WT: The Edge of Truth

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Andrew freaked himself out. What the eclipse can tell us about flat earthers. #JourneyQuest: Back to Justin, politely trying to escape from the underground amusement park attraction. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Radio play of Isaac Asimov’s Nightfall

Justin: Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

Brian: Voltron

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WT: Peek Show

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Things that go thump in the attic. What is sentience and how big do you have to be to have it? A quick dive into consciousness and the Chinese Room #JourneyQuest: Back to the dinosaur-saddled Brian trying to break out of Ugg. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Hacksaw Ridge and Ozark

Justin: Nintendo Switch

Brian: The Dark Tower

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WT: Aliens GO!

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Is Jupiter even real? Social and public equilibrium. Crafting the perfect pyramid/aliens survey. Vote on the survey here. Check out Justin’s new game, Action News. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: The Defiant Ones

Brian: Ozark

Bryce: Nier: Automata

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WT: Infrastructure X

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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What would the impact be of a proper US Space Corps? The Elon Musk infrastructure of the future. #JourneyQuest: Justin is in the very slow clutches of Molesting Sloth. What mysteries does his domicile hold? Check out Justin’s new game, Action News. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Stranger Things

Justin: GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

Brian: Preacher

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WT: Young People’s Blood

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Badass Bezos. When will consumers be able to go into space? Brian’s latest drone encounter. #JourneyQuest: We’re back with Brian on the battlefield of Ugg. Check out Justin’s new game, Action News. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling and Game of Thrones

Justin: GLOW

Brian: War for the Planet of the Apes

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WT: Lethal Munchies

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Who’s this adorable bugger? nomnomnom. You got your human in my neaderthal! #JourneyQuest: As Ugg approaches Brian, we follow Justin as he traverses the dangerous forest. Check out Justin’s new game, Action News. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Alexa skill Radio Dimension X

Justin: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Brian: Spider-Man: Homecoming

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WT: Jaunty Afternoon Balloon

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
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Just a friendly hot air balloon ride. The machine learning future. Is extraterrestrial life a danger? Could we be in a simulation? Is AI a plausible threat? The intersection of religion and philosophy. #JourneyQuest returns next week! Check out Justin’s new game, Action News. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Action News

Justin: Action News

Brian: Station Breaker

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