The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: Dagger Fever

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
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No sideways rockets here–rocket launcher Astra has successfully reached orbit. Plus, hurling rockets at asteroids for a good reason and an update on Russia’s space junk. Biases in algorithms: what do they represent? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Micro Men

Justin: The Beatles: Get Back

Brian: Termination Shock from Neal Stephenson

Bryce: Forza Horizon 5

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WT: You Spin Me Rocket Round

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
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Crew members on the ISS have to take shelter after space junk enters the ISS’s orbit. How do you clean up space junk and who should do it? Can we just yeet a rocket into space? SpinLaunch says “maybe!” Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Star Trek: Lower Decks and Star Trek: Prodigy

Justin: Foundation

Brian: Rivian and Succession

Bryce: Unpacking

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WT: Alien Movie Guy

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
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Theories about the shape of Earth and existence. Why Will Smith turned down The Matrix. Neural implants mean typing with your mind! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things will return next week!

Picks:

Andrew: Zero to One from Peter Thiel

Brian: Woke Racism from John McWhorter and John McWhorter on Andrew Heaton’s Political Orphanage

Bryce: Formula 1: Drive to Survive

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WT: Defraud = Reality

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
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Facebook is now Meta and they wanna make a metaverse! What could a metaverse look like, what makes a “real” metaverse, and why crime may be a necessity. A natural gas surprise reminds us that the balloons will be fine. No After Things this week–it shall return next time! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The History of the Future from Blake J. Harris

Brian: Dead Eyes

Bryce: wurdweb

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WT: Michael Scott (In Space)

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
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Tesla makes waves after a huge order makes national news. How do they still maintain a positive image among other EV cars? Blue Origin announces: The Office (In Space). Gyrocopters, dronecopters, bathtubs, oh my! Plus, a spoiler-y conversation about Dune: Part One from 35:30 to the end. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Pick:

Everyone: Dune: Part One

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WT: Salt Lights

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
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Russian spacecraft caused the ISS to spin 57 degrees…again?! A discussion on light pollution and backyard astronomy. Are there trade-offs between satellite internet and impacts to the sky? NASA announces a project to find rogue planets with the Roman Space Telescope. What would life on a rogue planet look like? How could different forms of life develop in wildly different environments fom Earth? Could life on a rogue planet reach the same level of advancement as humanity in a novel galaxy? Humanity has a new oldest person in space and they didn’t even need to be beamed up! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Ted Lasso

Justin: Succession

Brian: Star Trek: Lower Decks

Bryce: Oats Studio and Marbles Season 2 started!

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WT: Fail Sun

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
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Traffic and weather on the 9’s, did you see the storm watch? Oh, excuse me, the “geomagnetic storm watch?” Scenario: the case of the weird rock. Apex predator biting apex predator. Dee’s Black Mirrors! French astronaut Thomas Pesquet caught a rare phenomenon! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Squid Game

Brian: The Star Wars films

Bryce: LFG Marbles, coming back for season 2 on October 17 and Foundation

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WT: Earth Hole!

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
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Andrew, Brian, and Bryce are joined with mind reader and long-time friend of the show Joe Diamond. Are we close to living our best lives? This nonagenarian might be! A space-made crater and its man-made trash. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The films of 007

Brian: Great Night podcast

Bryce: Things app

Joe: Mastermind from Andrew Mayne and Yours Cruelly, Elvira from Cassanda Peterson

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WT: Hockey Stick in Wrapping Paper

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
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Finger-pointing and cloaks and daggers around the origin of COVID as new whistle-blower documents show earlier understanding (and possible cover-up) of COVID than we understood. We’re discovering a large variety of conflicts of interest in our pandemic response. Also, over-building has lead to bespoke ghost towns and demolitions around the world. Who’s going on the new Blue Origin manned capsule according to rumor? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things will return next week!

Picks:

Andrew: Foundation

Justin: Heels

Brian: Foundation

Bryce: Deathloop

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WT: Team Rocket Lens Flare Effect

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
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The longest gets longester! Penguins attacked by what? Jupiter caught one to the face and SpaceX did their own space tourism last week! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: You Only Live Twice and Mustard on YouTube

Justin: Heels

Bryce: Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time

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WT: Sideways Rockets and Epi-splosions

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021
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Fake Wal-Mart and litecoin rumors. Firefly Alpha launches a big, bright explosion machine. What’s in the latest Mars rock samples? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things is off this week and will be back next week!

Picks:

Andrew: What If…?

Justin: Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Brian: Oathbringer

Bryce: Red Seas Under Red Skies

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WT: Been Banditin’

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021
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We’re skeptical of a bandit and the reporting around it. Havana syndrome: if it’s real, what is the danger? Is it a new sonic weapon? Amid the star contract wars, Blue Origin is working on a new, impressive upper stage booster. What would happen if Blue Origin shacked up with another nation–and would that ever happen? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Congo from Michael Crichton

Justin: The White Lotus

Brian: Hacks

Bryce: Formula 1: Drive to Survive

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WT: Nature Be Shoppin’

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021
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NASA has paid SpaceX for the Human Landing System (HLS) and removed the stop-work order. SpaceX says we’ll get a human to the moon before its 2024 deadline. Do you want to buy a black site? Facebook redesigns the meeting in virtual reality. As we return to society, so too does wilderness. Tesla’s bot: a joke or a vision? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: The White Lotus

Brian: The Game

Bryce: Formula 1: Drive to Survive

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WT: Friend-Shaped Launchpad

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
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Everyday Astronaut got a first-hand tour with Elon Musk at the SpaceX Starship launchpad. How does three hours of seemingly-unfiltered conversation about space affect the public image of SpaceX and Musk? Mechazilla, a real UFO catcher shaped liked a friend. Boeing hits more snags and Blue Origin goes to court. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Everyday Astronaut on YouTube

Justin: The Suicide Squad

Brian: Star Trek: Lower Decks

Bryce: The White Lotus

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WT: Capital-B Big Rocket!

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
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SpaceX’s Starship is fully assembled and it’s BIG. Remember when the ISS accidentally rotated? It may have been more than we thought! This German man got a huge fine…what did he do? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The African Queen

Brian: The Suicide Squad

Bryce: The White Lotus

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WT: 2021: A Space Dramedy

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
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The ISS is NOT meant to spin, comrade! But also the Russians are still pretty good at space! Didn’t Bezos’s rocket look like a peen and how do we feel about rich-guy space tourism? The complicated history of rocketry. Can life live on a very small mountain on a neutron star? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Jungle Cruise

Justin: Party Down

Brian: Memento

Bryce: Hummingbird docuvideo from Hummingbird Spot

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