The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: Pork Rockets

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
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Artemis is still on Earth and over-budget. What could we have done at the time to better spend that money and time? Any updates on last week’s Blue Origin launch anomaly? Rocket Lab sends satellites up in their 30th space mission. A new shape of monitor that offers a virtual-large screen at juuuuust the right angle. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Final Equinox from Andrew Mayne and Masterclass: David Baldacci Teaches Mystery and Thriller Writing

Justin: Cobra Kai

Brian: Life’s Work from David Milch

Bryce: TOEM

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WT: Sus My Cringe, Fam

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022
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The Navy finally rejects a FOIA campaign to find more footage of UAPs, unidentified aerial phenomena. Rare Snake Alert! Volcanoes: how vulnerable are we? Three stories of space “whoopsie-doodles.” THEY GOT TOO MANY NEW WORDS! After Things is taking the week off! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: What We Do in the Shadows

Brian: Rick and Morty

Bryce: Thor: Love and Thunder

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WT: Built Fjord Tough

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022
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Westworld re-watching update and prequelling Jurassic Park. NASA’s Artemis I rocket launch has been scrubbed. What does it mean that this Earth-to-Moon-to-Earth mission has jumped the gun and doesn’t intend to reconsider? A space startup is looking to observe the clouds of Venus. William Shatner has been deep faked into an…”interactive” video chat bot. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Eversion from Alastair Reynold

Justin: House of the Dragon

Brian: What We Do in the Shadows

Bryce: Hellraiser

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WT: We Solved The Case…!

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
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What is the first plant we should grow on Mars? And the second? Did older civilizations leave us warnings about natural and environmental disaster? The Zoo Crew have to investigate and finger an animal in a 911 call curiosity. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert

Brian: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Vought International on YouTube

Bryce: The Rehearsal

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WT: One Weird Trick That Solves Climate Change (Russia HATES It!)

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
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Concrete: what do you know about it! A new material that could be an AI tech breakthrough. Starlink modems “hacked.” Space bubbles!!! What if Google or Amazon went down? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things is taking the week off! We’ll be After next time!

Picks:

Andrew: Westworld

Brian: Westworld

Bryce: Better Call Saul

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WT: Brian, Shut Up!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
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Confusion in print: can an artificial intelligence hold a patent? Stories from using the DALL-E system and prompts that create interesting images. Some of the precarious parts of AI media generation. One man responsible for two VERY weird things. Shut up! A lovefest for Jeff McBride. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Aliens vs Predators – Ultimate Prey

Justin: The Wedding Singer

Brian: Prey

Bryce: The Rehearsal

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WT: Snakes on a Chip

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
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Justin’s back from the European Weird League. Let’s have a movie night–what snacks do we need? How big of a snake would you live next to? Birds! Where are they and how do we protect crops from them? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: ADVChina on YouTube and Westworld

Justin: Harley Quinn

Brian: Lamb from Christopher Moore

Bryce: Better Call Saul

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WT: C’mon Man!

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
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Stone-cold philosophy is blowing up! We have new information on “Bionic speed reading.” Conflicts online and having empathy. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Hexaflexagons video from Vihart and Vihart on YouTube

Brian: Lamb from Christopher Moore

Bryce: Resident Evil

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WT: The Weird Wars

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022
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We talk about the first images released from the James Webb Space Telescope and some of the oddities you might have missed. Researchers think they’ve found a new mammal that farms, but the jury’s still out. 20 questions: why is a man suing Bass Pro Shops? Rounded out with some interesting DALL-E ideas: what does DALL-E think a Tesla vacuum or fridge would look like? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

LINK: Mike Hassaballa “DALLĀ·E 2 Imagines Tesla Household Products” https://medium.datadriveninvestor.com/dall-e-2-imagines-tesla-household-products-df2fae7254df

No After Things this week!

Picks:

Brian: The Bob’s Burgers Movie and The Old Man

Bryce: Bad Sport – “Need for Weed”

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WT: 4D? I Hardly Know Thee!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
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Videogames in 1D and 4D: they’re here! The fourth-dimension doesn’t have to be time, it can be an intersection of 3D and 2D spaces. What about simple 3D image generation? Cool DALL-E conversations from people who have the future of wish-granting powers. How can artificial intelligence like DALL-E 2 go from a superb toy to a revolutionary part of our lives? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Mashpoe on YouTube

Justin: Brian’s class

Brian: The Boys: Deeper and Deeper

Bryce: Westworld

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WT: TracGalaxy

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
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We need to think big. Starship will be big and they’ve got a big build bill. Hotels in space: good idea or bad? Where does space tourism sit in the economic model of space? Can we see more from space by looking directly into our sun? Probably! Artificial intelligence and fusion and automation could open up a door to new human lifestyle breakthroughs in this decade. Voyager I and II will power down as soon as 2025. What are we most looking forward to in space-exploration? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Cool Worlds’ “The Wow! Signal After 45 Years”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6rPNPVQp0Y
SEA’s “A Tour of the Triangulum Galaxy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nCsGkbT8Es

Picks:

Andrew: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Ms. Marvel

Justin: Stranger Things

Brian: How Minds Change from David McRaney

Bryce: Mini Motorways

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WT: Pie for a Pie Leaves the World Satisfied

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
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We go up and up in SpaceX’s Starbase rocket facility, which the FAA has approved for rocket launches (given a few dozen changes). A bet is made! Will a fully-reusable rocket launch twice within this calendar year? Would you take $2,000 to leave your house for about 30 days (some details apply)? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Justin: Stranger Things season 4

Brian: Brian will be on Penn’s Sunday School podcast

Bryce: The Boys

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WT: Fluoride in the Air

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022
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Rogue planets: loose masses or alien buses? Avatar normalized tentacle videos and Papyrus. Megalodons may have been made extinct by another species. If we could control our atmosphere mix, would more oxygen be better or worse? We could be coming up to some big questions. Brian really wants to laser-etch the moon. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: No show in particular, I don’t even know and 1883 and Stranger Things

Justin: Top Gun: Maverick

Brian: Coherence

Bryce: Things app

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WT: Ed & Bed Buy a Hat

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
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Starliner docks to the ISS finally! Boeing is catching up to a SpaceX milestone, why aren’t there more successful copycats? How does “just-in-time” manufacturing and management leave us vulnerable? Listener RJ shares a local mystery of an animal-like mystery and we’ve got hypotheses. Foviated rendering and how technology advancements will create more sophisticated compression eventually! A new idea for fusion power from First Light Fusion. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Buried

Brian: Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

Bryce: “Spyro’s Hidden Gem of a Category” from Hummeldon

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WT: Blood Letting Is Back!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022
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Humans: we’re symbiotes and you gotta take care of your microbiota! Speed reading: seems effective, but is it the ultimate, fastest way to read? How could text, audio, and tactile technology increase our reading absorption today and tomorrow? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: PhraseReader

Justin: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Brian: The War on the West

Bryce: USCSB

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WT: Keep Traffic Thinking

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022
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Traffic signs are so clever and smart, but are they making the roads safer? Smiley face. Do you like magic and are you anti-social? Grab your sporks: people are pretty random. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Yellowstone

Justin: Severance

Brian: The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

Bryce: Knotwords

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