The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: Senator McOranges

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022
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Crypto thefts spur a reflection on the similar risks of coins, stocks, and gambling. Not financial advice, but amateur critical thoughts on a still-developing landscape. Starship will still launch, says Musk, despite threats from aerospace competitors who could be obsolete. The first manned Starship mission series is announced. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: iPad Mini

Justin: Peacemaker

Brian:

Bryce: iOS Photos

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WT: DeepFakes @ Home

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022
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Automation’s coming–are we worried? Boba Fett uses deep-fake technology to de-age a character and that technology is closer to your fingertips than you think. Mild Book of Boba Fett spoilers around 8:00-9:20. The entire place is falling apart. A pair of rocket whoopsie-doodles! We are not a financial advice show. That said, let’s talk about Meta’s bearish response on Wall Street following a quarter slump. Footage over Area 51 captured on satellite! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Justin: r/ObscureMedia – Next!

Brian: Raised By Wolves

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WT: Pelvic-Less Thrust

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
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Voice synthesis could be a boon for audiobook services, but the platforms and rights-holders are wary of robots. How could high tech solutions for voice synthesis help listeners and boost the functionality of works from developing authors? SpaceX is targeting one rocket launch per week for 2022. Meta shows off their…safe looking avatars for the metaverse and their shared social media apps. NASA confirms which star the James Webb Telescope will calibrate. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Hawkeye

Justin: The French Dispatch

Brian: We Need to Talk About Cosby and Angel Beats!

Bryce: The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window

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WT: SpaceChode

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
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The James Webb Telescope has reached its home. When will we get images back and what type of images will they wait to release? Can Brian and Justin transport 100 mad prisoners? Sorry kids, your hamsters uh…need to be accounted for. What would have been the value of a stronger zero-COVID strategy and what does Australia’s surge in cases mean in comparison to the US? The dream of a single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO) vehicle is targeted by Radian Aerospace. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Peacemaker and The Book of Boba Fett

Justin: Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade

Brian: Why Koko (Probably) Couldn’t Talk (Sorry) from Soup Emporium

Bryce: My Cousin Vinny

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WT: Hashing Asses

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
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A previous Weird Things story has been SCRUBBED from the maps! Journalistic scrutiny in an all-online world where the documentation of history can digitally disappear. Andrew shares a fascinating Web3 idea of decentralized file storage using file hashes. An ancient butcher with a permanent tool, surely. Old-timey trophy asses. What will the first images from the James Webb Telescope look like? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Witcher and What If…?

Justin: Peacemaker

Brian: Toast of Tinseltown

Bryce: Pefume LIVE 2021 [polygon wave] on Prime Video

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WT: We Do Not Intend To Stop

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
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Nobody knows anything and Andrew caught the thing! Tests and variants and how little we know. A China-shaped hole in the maps. Brian and Justin finally take their first airplane trip and it didn’t go well! Denied! And you’re fired! i can has starlink? The James Webb Telescope is almost entirely deployed. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Val

Justin: The Book of Boba Fett

Brian: Jackass Number Two

Bryce: DIRT 5

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WT: The Boon of Doggles?

Monday, December 27th, 2021
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Join Bryce, Justin, and Brian on a special holiday Weird Things! What’s the D factor? The James Webb Space Telescope launched! 300 whats found in Bogota. After Things will return in the new year! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: The Political Orphanage “A Rather Snuffy’s Christmas” episode and Detroiters

Brian: Death Loop

Bryce: CARRION

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WT: McWeird

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
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Can the boys pack for an unknown adventure and what will they find deep in Yemen? An intriguiging find on a satellite map. New ways to play Pong and a new rationale for organic machines: power efficiency. The burger wars! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Saturday Morning All Star Hits!

Justin: The Witcher

Brian: Shadows House

Bryce: Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX

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WT: Haircut of the Year

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
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Elon is named Time’s Person of the Year and we dissect the whole affair including hair-dos. A scary new planet and we are seriously unsure of how big and heavy it is compared to other planets. What Star Wars movies are underrated? A new start-up wants to house the 1.5 billion unhoused people–how does a fancy, tent-like structure expand beyond fancy tents? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Defunctland’s documentary on Disney’s FastPass

Justin: Hawkeye

Brian: Hawkeye

Bryce: Gran Turismo Sport

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WT: Lunar Chalupa

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021
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A Taco Bell on the moon? New images don’t *disprove* the idea. A discussion on Earth’s Black Box, an upcoming structure dedicated to preserving information about our planet in case of emergency. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Solitaire Stories

Justin: Tiger King season 2 (anti-pick) and Music Box series on HBO

Brian: Inkl

Bryce: Crossy Road+

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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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