The Weird Things Podcast Archive

Podcast: Hey, I Need A Ride

Monday, February 29th, 2016
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The strange case of taxi drivers in Japan. What if space…was cheaper?

Picks:

Andrew: The Martian

Brian: The Lies of Locke Lamora

Justin: Master of None

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Podcast: Don’t Believe Anything

Sunday, February 21st, 2016
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Station Breaker launches Monday. Get it! Going to space…with light! Fusion power talk! NASA360 video. Bussard Google Talk.

Picks:

Andrew: Station Breaker, Galaxy Quest, and Black Mirror

Brian: The Bet

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Podcast: Looking for Beer or Frankenstein?

Sunday, February 14th, 2016
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JF Dubeau, author of Sword & Laser selection “The Life Engineered,” joins us! AI and machine learning: should we fear it? Could you encode messages in the newly discovered gravitational waves? Stay tuned to the end to find out how to win a free copy of JF’s book!

Picks:

Andrew: The Life Engineered

Justin: Deadpool

Brian: Leviathan Wakes

JF: The Venture Bros.

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Podcast: The Menu of Doom

Monday, February 8th, 2016
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HoloLens hits the Super Bowl. The Weird Things Exotic Adventurers Club Gala. What’s on the menu? A new Indian Bus Driver Report

Picks:

Andrew: Floating to Space and The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Justin: American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson

Brian: Consider Phlebas

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Podcast: Always Bet On Musk

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
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RIP Marvin Minsky. The smartitude of admitting you’re dumb. SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition. Does Flat-Earth fall flat? What’s your guilty pleasure conspiracy?

Picks:

Andrew: The Tripods book series and TV series

Justin: The Party Decides

Brian: Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman and What Do You Care What Other People Think?

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Podcast: Planet X Shade

Sunday, January 24th, 2016
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Planet X gon give it to ya. Blue Origin reduces, reuses, recycles. More goblins…?

Picks:

Andrew: War of the Worlds and get Andrew’s new book early by signing up to his mailing list

Justin: Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Brian: Mad Dogs and Discovery VR

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Podcast: Luddite Snails

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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SpaceX launched the Jason-3 and Andrew was there! Excuse me, my face is over here. The case of the missing hand.

Picks:

Andrew: Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds

Justin: Pocket Mortys and The Contender Politically Incorrect Pack

Brian: The Expanse

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Podcast: We Require More Minerals

Sunday, January 10th, 2016
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CES debut of a potentially huge drone innovation. How does government policy intersect driverless transportation? Another thrilling round of “What Is This?” Fargo spoilers (52:09-end)

Picks:

Andrew: Colossus and Fargo

Justin: The Best and the Brightest

Brian: Superintelligence and Radiolad: The Cathedral

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Podcast: Historical Hysteria

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
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Controversy…over the past! Haters…from the past! Eating crow…about the past!

Picks:

Andrew: Superintelligence

Justin: Fargo, season 2 and The Hateful Eight

Brian: Chasing the Scream

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Podcast: The Man Who Cleaned America

Monday, December 28th, 2015
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The Boys recap the SpaceX first-stage landing and share their predictions for 2016! Plus, ghost bus and cleaning your butts!

Picks:

Andrew: Star Wars: Lost Stars and Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon

Justin: Portlandia and Fargo

Brian: Half in the Bag: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review and Star Wars: Radio Drama

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Podcast: My What?!

Monday, December 21st, 2015
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Macaque on the run! New research company wants to steer AI development to protect mankind. How dangerous can and will AI tech become? Spoilery talk for Kingsman (47:54-50:19)

Picks:

Andrew: The Expanse

Justin: Monument Valley and Kingsman: The Secret Service

Brian: Defense Grid 2

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Podcast: It Has Been Wrotten

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
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Scenario: Upgrade your truck! News about SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter and BFR. What’s SpaceX’s 2016?

Picks:

Andrew: BBC’s Space Race

Justin: Star Wars: Radio Drama and Attack the Block

Brian: The Dark Tower

Bonnie: How To Fly A Horse

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Podcast: Pop, I’m Feelin’ Ya

Monday, December 7th, 2015
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A new theory for the decades old Kecksburg incident. Scenario: How do you explain these sloppy crop circles? Plus, Holovect!

Picks:

Brian: Future Crimes

Justin: 30 for 30: The Gospel According to Mac

Andrew: Rick and Morty

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Podcast: The Weird Awakens (with Chris Taylor)

Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Chris Taylor is back to talk about that little “Star Wars” franchise. How spoiler culture is shaped from the past and affects our enjoyment of new movies Plus, the space race between Blue Origin and SpaceX heats up.

Be sure to pick up Chris’ book, “How Star Wars Conquered the Universe

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Podcast: Mars Needs Musks

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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Dissecting a new essay from Kim Stanley Robinson about generation ships. What are the criticisms of current views on space arks? (Aurora spoiler talk 27:35-33:16) Laugh track! What should be your footprint online and in institutional systems? Kim Stanley Robinson’s essay: http://boingboing.net/2015/11/16/our-generation-ships-will-sink.html
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Picks:

Andrew: Star Wars: Season of the Force

Justin: The Perfect Thing and Game Knight

Brian: Star Wars Battlefront

Podcast: Litter in Space

Monday, November 16th, 2015
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Aubrey Sitterson, author of SKALD, joins the show! A mysterious structure discovered underground and underwater Dr. Skald, Beebo,and Whatsit investigate a missing persons report. Can you just litter in space? The science of litter. Check out SKALD at http://skald.podomatic.com/
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Picks:

Andrew: Taco Bell mobile app, Game Knight

Justin: W/ Bob and David

Brian: Fallout 4

Aubrey: American Sharks