The Weird Things Podcast Archive

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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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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