The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: Essential Recipes

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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The next Starship test could be as soon as this week! A new game, “Contact, Arrival, or Something Else?” What type of data would you send to an advance civilization? Or taken another way, what essential information would you send 1,000 years into the past? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience

Justin: Oculus Quest 2

Brian: Kim’s Convenience

Bryce: Notion

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WT: Sick and Tired

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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It’s a new year and a new episode of Weird Things. COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out and we dissect some of the attitudes and policies that got us here. Would it be ethical to cut costs and only give people a single-shot dose instead of two? What would it look like if people faked fake-immunization badges and cards? It get’s a little fiery, but we’re all friends and had a good conversation! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Apple Watch Solo Loop and The Expanse

Brian: The Abyss

Bryce: Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

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WT: Roman Quizno’s

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Another amazing discovery in Pompeii leaves us wondering about ancient cuisine. We clearly need to talk about what makes a movie a rom-com. What is adermatoglyphia and what barriers does it make in the modern world? Octopi will go fist-cuffs with you!! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

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Brian: Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Bryce: Soul

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WT: Hello, Humans!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
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A scaly surprise in Florida. Brains: you’re never alone with one! Are aliens contacting us from Proxima Centauri? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: The Expanse

Brian: One Punch Man

Bryce: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

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WT: The Space Ceiling

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
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SpaceX’s SN8 does a test flight and end in a fiery…data collection? Uh-oh, we found him! If we were a galactic federation, how would we induct a dumber planet? Mammoth bones are a cut above! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Ring Fit Adventure

Justin: Framebridge

Brian: Kim’s Convenience

Bryce: Hannibal

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WT: Dark Orbits

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
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The Arecibo Observatory has fallen into disrepair and came crashing down this week. We now know a possible mini-moon orbiting Earth is actually man-made! How our human-brains color how we create and percieve scientific phenomena. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Mank

Justin: The Expanse

Brian: Wise as Fu*k from Gary John Bishop

Bryce: Happiest Season

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WT: 99 Mink Balloons

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
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How long is too long to wear a Santa hat? Alphabets’s DeepMind unveils a new breakthrough in protein folding and we know most of those words! A mysterious pylon in Utah get even more mysterious. King King–what if he was a zombie? Speaking of zombies… Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Sabine Hossenfelder and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Justin: The Crown

Brian: Community

Bryce: How to with John Wilson

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WT: Genuine, Bona Fide, Electrified Six-Car Hyperloop

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
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A speedy first in Vegas. Optical and audio illusions break our minds including this visual illusion. Pooping in space: how does it work on the new Dragon Crew capsule? Virtual characters are advancing, but what value do they provide? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Yellowstone

Justin: The Crown (season 2)

Bryce: Bugsnax

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WT: Bear With Me

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
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Bear attacks require bear-sized solutions and Japan has a new scare tactic. Idiots in a national park (not us). Moscow’s facial recognition surveillance is compromised–and for cheap! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things is off this week!

Picks:

Andrew: Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun

Justin: Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun

Brian: Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun

Bryce: Hannibal

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WT: The Mammal Prequels

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
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Thievery in the emptiness of space! Dinosaurs before the dinosaurs. Some discussion on Pangea, the supercontinent, and it’s respective ocean (singular). Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Games You Can’t Lose from Harry Anderson

Justin & Bryce: The Queen’s Gambit

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WT: The Better Buffet Boat

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
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A new nightmare in New York. We talk about bugs for like a while. Oh no, I’m on the sea and need to be on THAT boat. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things is off this week!

Picks:

Andrew: The Mandalorian

Brian: The Queen’s Gambit

Bryce: Hades

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WT: Announcement: Announcement: Water

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
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NASA had an announcement for an annoucement and that announcement was: an announcement of water on the moon! How wet is Luna and is it viable to provide water? OSIRIS-REx slammed into the moon and got way too many rocks. Remember when there was evidence of life on Venus? Well, science is scrutinizing that original data–which is good! Flu season is starting. What do infection rates look like amid COVID-19? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Defunctland’s EPCOT video

Justin: The Big Picture from Ben Fritz

Brian: Mistborn series from Brandon Sanderson

Bryce: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

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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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