The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: Hashtag Why Not Us

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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SpaceX is going hippie-dippie, man. The unveiling of SpaceX’s moon-trip passenger. Red alert: creepy children songs! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: iPhone XS Max

Justin: The Good Place

Brian: The Like Switch

Bryce: Breaking Bad

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WT: Sleeper Car

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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We’re about to find out SpaceX’s first private passenger going on the first trip to the moon in almost 50 years. Who could it be and how big of an impact is this culturally, economically, and scientifically? Volvo has a new concept for a futuristic self-driving car. What does an all on-demand world look like? Could you set up a convention with automated and on-demand concepts? No After Things this week–it will return next week! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Ozark and Castle Rock

Justin: 100 Things The Simpsons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

Brian: The Righteous Mind

Bryce: American Vandal

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WT: Fashionable UFOs

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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It’s our last episode ever! Because aliens are DEFINITELY coming for the end-times! Romance in spite of monkeys. Check out Andrew’s magic podcast, Magic Club. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Castle Rock and Garmin Speak Plus with Amazon Alexa

Justin: Succession

Brian: The Wizard and the Prophet

Bryce: Marvel’s Spider-Man

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WT: Free-Skyfalling

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
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The official Weird Things guide to surviving a no-parachute free-fall. Who dropped the antimatter? The state of terraforming Mars. Brian is the next sci-fi Tom Clancy? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Master Switch and Castle Rock

Justin: Succession

Brian: Sapiens and Homo Deus

Bryce: Chart Party on poker oddities

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WT: A New Way Up

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
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New rocket vehicles from Stratolaunch mean new efforts in aircraft-launched payloads. An inflatable protrusion in the night sky. Wanna buy a hat? No After Things this week–it will return next week! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Justin: The Making of the President 1960

Bryce: Afflicted

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WT: West Bank On It

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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Animal parks are dangerous–just listen to this! What we thought was a brown dwarf may actually be an exoplanet. Plus, an update on the Space Force and Andrew’s impressions on his new Tesla 3. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Meg

Justin: Action News

Bryce: The Office

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WT: Dog Zoo!!!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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The second half of this episode talks about visual technologies, so consider watching along with this video archive once we start talking about Childish Gambino or follow along with the video links below.
Grainy footage from Canada has us asking “IS that really a moose?” Our striped friends in the animal kingdom give us the greatest idea ever. Discussion on camera trickery and the coming commoditization of video and live VR technology. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

No After Things this week. It shall return with a vengeance next week.

Videos mentioned:

Childish Gambino, “This is America” on SNL

Perfume, “Mugen Mirai” on Uchimura Olympic Declaration (laser shutter)

Perfume, “TOKYO GIRL” on Uchimura Olympic Declaration (live AR)

Perfume, “Reframe” performance (dynamic projection, false shadows, AR parallax)

Perfume, “Fusion” for FUTURE-EXPERIMENT (live video meshing of remote performances)

Picks:

Justin: The Escape Room Indianapolis

Brian: Cupcake & Dino: General Services

Bryce: Orange is the New Black

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WT: Modern Media

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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What will media look like in the future: an evolution on current tech or brand new innovations? Looking backwards and looking forwards. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Attention Merchants

Justin: The Real Making of the President

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WT: Deer Dong Ditch

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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That classic Weird Things game: “Spiders, Snakes, or whaaaat??” Brian made a big damn mistake buying that property when he could have bought THIS! Fireworks? Pshaw! Mission Quest: The boys have launched their own para-military force to take out the Black Comet. It’s time to fight conspiracy with conspiracy! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Amazon Essentials Polo

Justin: Queer Eye

Brian: Sorry to Bother You

Bryce: Last Chance U

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WT: Invisible Backhand

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Computers can replace blue-collar work, but what about fashion design? New footage of Magic Leap AR is…well… Mission Quest: A Del Taco has blown up and the boys need to find a way to tell the world about a deadly “black comet.” Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: AMC Stubs A-List

Justin: Sorry to Bother You

Brian: Snow Crash

Bryce: BattleTech

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WT: Number One Killing Machine

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
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A tight squeeze. The myth of “funding your passion.” The dinosaur menace is coming! Can we contain it? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: America!

Justin: Philips Hue

Bryce: Grand Theft Auto Online

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WT: Universal

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
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Tesla hit a production milestone. The outer space connection to cruise ships. A lengthy conversation on universal basic income. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Commanding Heights and Free to Choose (video series)

Justin: Hardcore History – Kings of Kings

Brian: The Gentleman Bastard series

Bryce: Lumines Remastered

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WT: Laser Propulsion (w/ Jonathan Madajian)

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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Andrew and Justin are joined by Jonathan Madajian, lab coordinator of the UCSB Experimental Cosmology Group, to talk about the awe-inspiring science behind using lasers to propel objects into space and deflect asteroids. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: BLACK+DECKER Pivot-Driver

Justin: Hardcore History: King of Kings trilogy

Jonathan: Never Split the Difference

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WT: Free-Range, Organic, All-Natural Uranium

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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A US Space Force has just been announced. What does that look like and who are the other actors in play? Chicago may see a Musk-funded loop from O’Hare to downtown. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Atom editor

Justin: Incredibles 2

Bryce: SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES

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WT: The Plight of the Future Man

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
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Shocking discovery of a time-traveler! Andrew’s “run-in” with a major news story. AI’s fighting with each other…for good! Virtual selves? A new journey begins: Mission Quest! A life-changing encounter in Del Taco. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: AirPods

Justin: The Handmaid’s Tale

Brian: The Gentleman Bastard series

Bryce: Persona 5

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WT: Wolf Runner

Monday, May 28th, 2018
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It’s a mysterious creature sighting–Sinclaire and Sherbert are on the case! Hybridization and species similarities. AI: it’s not perfect! Here’s the article Andrew referenced. How Facebook and YouTube will need to wield machine learning in the near-future. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Mirage Solo with Daydream

Justin: Legion

Bryce: SteamWorld Heist

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