The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: Global Pork System

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
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Disney…at sea?! It wasn’t an impossible idea at the time. A farmer disrupting GPS in China…for what reason? Jim Jackson and Jack Jimson investigate. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Elon Musk from Ashlee Vance

Justin: Uncut Gems

Bryce: The Young Pope

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WT: Trash Man! Trash Man!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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One universe can’t possibly be enough! Can we do experiments across multiple worlds and how would we even be able to interpret the results? Would you want to die in a cataclysmic event? Delivery robots and grocery store Terminators. Wouldn’t be 2020 without my vape! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Horror and Castle Rock

Justin: Don’t F**k with Cats

Brian: The Crucible and Ember Mug 2

Bryce: Apple Watch series 3

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WT: 10 Years of Beige

Monday, December 30th, 2019
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New year, new name. What tech defined the 2010’s? The power of beige in a world of originals. Ten years of data, digital assitants, The Cloud, and more. Plus, our predictions for the next ten years. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Terror

Justin: The Witcher

Brian: Mr. Robot

Bryce: The Simpsons

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WT: Android Scissorhands

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
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The next in hair-cutting tech: robot barbers! What’s the most useful haircut in space? Brian guesses the ways to torture birds? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Weird Things will be off next week!

Picks:

Andrew: Starship Troopers

Justin: Watchmen graphic novel

Brian: Parks and Recreation

Bryce: Streaks to-do app

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WT: Choose Your Own AI-venture

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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A machine learning text-adventure game, AI Dungeon 2. It’s crumbling under the cost of being internet-famous, but it seems cool. Quantum burn! Magic Leap reports very low sales. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Paperlike matte iPad cover and Logitech Crayon

Justin: Knives Out

Brian: Gattaca

Bryce: Silicon Valley

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WT: Big Blob

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
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A mysterious blob in D.C. warrants an examination of how the government protects itself. Andrew tackles NaNoWriMo in one single day?! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Justin’s new historical podcast, “Raise The Dead,” launches this week! Find all the links and subscribe now at RaiseTheDeadPodcast.com.

Picks:

Andrew: Doom Patrol

Justin: Dolemite Is My Name

Bryce: Knives Out

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WT: Cocaine Dentist

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
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Of course we talk about the Tesla Cybertruck and its “shattering” reveal. Fighting addiction with a brain microchip. Would we be okay with athletes using brainchips to train better? What about firefighters? Check out the first episode of Justin’s 1960 election podcast early on “Politics Politics Politics” this week. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

The Cybertruck x Magic’s Biggest Secrets mashup (from @caitraft)

Picks:

Andrew: Inside Tyler Perry’s Atlanta studio

Justin: Ford v Ferrari

Brian: Jojo Rabbit

Bryce: The Art of Self-Defense

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WT: Planes, Trains, and Jetpackmobiles

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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What makes an aircraft a “motorcycle?” JetPack Aviations might know. If we revolutionize air travel, could we see less-invasive TSA security options? Plus, some spoiler-filled talk about the first two episodes of Dinsey+’s The Mandalorian (spoilers start 33:50 until the end). Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew and Justin: The Mandalorian

Brian: Indistractable

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WT: Is It Legal And Is It Cool?

Monday, November 11th, 2019
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Look up, it’s a Starlink! I didn’t do it, but that’s what you say when you did do it, so I’m not saying that either. An extreme haunted house. A Weird Things-themed haunting experience? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Alchemy from Rory Sutherland and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Justin: Rick and Morty

Brian: Alchemy from Rory Sutherland

Bryce: Death Stranding

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WT: Sitting on the Doxx of the Bay

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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It’s November 2019 and Blade Runner is now in the past. How far has the tech come and what did Blade Runner end up predicting in society and the internet? With Google buying FitBit, is this a new tendril of ad-serving or just a fitness and health services play? How does technology intersect budget-conscious police forces? Creating “new” crimes in a tech-centric world. An entire conversation on speech in the 21st century. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

With special guest sci-fi author and editor Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Picks:

Andrew: Simon Says from Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Justin: The Good Place

Brian: Talking to Strangers and DARK PASSAGE

Bryan: The Jaws Log

Bryce: The Morning Show

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WT: The Bourne Quantum Supremacy

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Google’s got a weird new computer. Is it truly quantum-fast and when can I get one? Livin’ life down on the farm, just a normal day with no crazy space crashes. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Dolemite Is My Name

Justin: Southwest Airlines

Brian: Parasite

Bryce: The Outer Worlds

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WT: Ripped Baby Demon

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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Ghost baby caught on camera! A vermint in Brian’s chimney? Front-yard dragons. Extinct animal sightings in Australia. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Zombieland: Double Tap

Justin: Watchmen (the book)

Brian: Watchmen (the book)

Bryce: Ring Fit Adventure

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WT: Cauldrons of Disease

Monday, October 14th, 2019
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A new drone vehicle that promises much quieter propulsion. We have confirmed UFOs, but are they aliens? Natural disasters can lead to mass-infection? What about recreational tubs? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Check out Andrew’s new The Naturalist book, “Dark Pattern,” out very soon!

Picks:

Andrew: South Park – Band in China episode and The Righteous Gemstones

Justin: Joker

Brian: Reply All #149: “30-50 Feral Hogs”

Bryce: Schitt’s Creek

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WT: Skid Mars

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Boston Dynamics released an ad for their new Spot robot. Is the Spot (or the Spot spot) any good? Generated.Photos generated 100,000 free-to-use stock model. A radical new idea for microbiology on Mars. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Joker

Justin: South Park “Band in China”

Brian: Stillness is the Key and How to Have Impossible Conversations

Bryce: Veep

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WT: Shaved Rivets

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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Elon held a big Starship announcement. Now, it’s made of steel instead of carbon fiber. We might have a new understanding of the mysterious Planet Nine. A conversation on the mystery of antimatter. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Good Place

Justin: Andrew Heaton’s Political Orphanage

Brian: WarGames

Bryce: AI: The Somnium Files

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WT: How Do We Get Hippos Here?!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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It’s the first Weird Things from the new Diamond Club Studios! Please pardon our dust. Did #StormArea51 discover anything? We’re less than a week away from more information on the next phase of the SpaceX Starship. A new interstellar comet appears!! An unfamiliar critter in Michigan? A stalker travels the Parisian rooftops. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: iPhone 11 Pro

Justin: Succession

Brian: Ad Astra and Infinity Train

Bryce: Neo Cab (Apple Arcade)

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