The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: Half an Egg

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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What makes Andrew’s new friend Elizabeth Ann so special? The oldest DNA ever sequenced. Deepfakes are taking over the world. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

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Bryce deepfaked into The Queen’s Gambit

Picks:

Andrew: Superman and Lois

Justin: Raised by Wolves

Brian: The Croods

Bryce: I Care a Lot

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WT: Back to the Past

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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The Texas cold storm has us looking back and forward 100 years. How has life progressed and what might happen in another century? Eyes and ears are now on Mars! See the sights and hear the rumble of the red planet. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Bizarre World of Fake Martial Arts

Justin: Raised by Wolves

Bryce: Control: Ultimate Edition

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WT: Space For Regular People

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
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A Super Bowl ad wants to take a FANTASTIC crew of FOUR civilians up to space. Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon’s CEO–will he turn his focus to Blue Origin? Avi Loeb is again saying Oumuamua, the cigar-shaped comet, is definitively an extraterrestrial vessel now in a new book. Matt Ridley’s new article paints a picture of a blatant cover-up from the Chinese government around the origin point of COVID-19. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Cool Worlds on YouTube

Justin: Zillow

Brian: Uncovered: Satanic Panic

Bryce: WandaVision

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WT: Venus is Barren Again

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
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Remember that story about phosphine on Venus, suggesting life on Venus? Well, it was more likely to be sulfur dioxide, a common compound found in Venus. What are problems in science funding and could you do double-blind research funding? Also, what’s #stonks and what’s with this Clubhouse thing? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Wandavision and

Justin: The Big Short and

Brian: Brandt’s new YouTube channel, Emergent Beacon and

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WT: Zone of Safety

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
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SpaceX sets a record for most satellites launched in one launch with their rideshare program. Brian and Justin have had Quest 2s for a little while now–what are their impressions of the wireless VR device? Andrew got into the Facebook Horizons beta and has some thoughts. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: WandaVision and His Dark Materials

Justin: Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults

Brian: Dave

Bryce: Frisky Dingo

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WT: The View From Orbit

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
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NASA’s SLS dress rehearsal test ended in failure. What does that mean for the future of NASA development? Blue Origin completes its test of New Shepard NS-14. What are their ambitions? Space tourism? Virgin Orbit finally achieves orbit. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Wayne

Justin: The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

Brian: Starlink & ISS Nasa Tracker

Bryce: WandaVision

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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.”

Picks:

Justin:

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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