The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: The C Stands for Hypnosis

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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SpaceX and NASA have done something that hasn’t been done in a long time: take a bedazzled dinosaur into space. You’re still rocking cube salt? Pfft, lame. Millions of new/old friends are about to join the Eastern seaboard. A break-in-gone-wrong gone wrong. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things is off this week and will return next Monday.

Picks:

Andrew: and

Justin: Rick and Morty

Brian: Space Force

Bryce: Search Party

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WT: Your Year In Serotonin

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Going to the ISS and sharply dressed to boot! 40 years of Pac-Man up-ended by a danged AI. Social networks: when will they use cameras to gauge what works? Imagining a world where you can talk to virtualized versions of your friends after binging a new show. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: How Innovation Works from Matt Riddley

Justin: Dark Side of the Ring

Brian: Devs

Bryce: Homecoming

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WT: Headless Cheese Pizza

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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A glimpse into the future of manned space flights comes in less than two weeks. Hold on guys, let’s get some pizza. Katy Perry shows off a VR/AR performance on primetime TV. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Katy Perry’s American Idol performance mentioned.

Picks:

Andrew: Solar Opposites

Justin: The Last Dance

Brian: The Last Of Us – The Movie from dansg08

Bryce: The Midnight Gospel

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WT: Murky Pond Water

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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NASA picks three companies to send us back to the moon by 2024. What are the difficulties landing on the lunar surface and how might these companies handle it? The near-abandoned Discovery Island on Disney had an illegal visitor! On the fringes of the star system, could our hypothetical Planet Nine not even be a planet at all? Plus, what the heckie is up, Elon? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Magic Puzzles and Devs

Justin: Community

Brian: Conviction: American Panic

Bryce: Shrill

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WT: Space Rock, We Rock

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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How would you keep people off the streets at night? Planets orbiting stars? Bo-ring! Plus, the hidden musical stylings of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Beastie Boys Story and

Brian: The Midnight Gospel and

Bryce: and

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WT: A Shining Ghost Town

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
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A shorter episode this week due to technical issues. Social distancing in your brand new ghost town! A new P-essssss-A: watch out for that hose. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Pistol Whip

Justin: The Gentlemen

Brian: District 9

Bryce: Midsommar

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WT: Thinking Pictures

Monday, April 13th, 2020
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Machine learning could generate new imagery and create fake depth; now it can mix the two together and synthesize 3D scenery. The world’s most advanced private air force. Real or fake: ghosts on the moon. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Due to technical issues, there is no After Things this week. We expect it to be back next week.

Picks:

Andrew: Stargate Atlantis and Oculus Go

Justin: The Crown and Slow Burn, Season 2

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WT: Underground Opportunities

Monday, April 6th, 2020
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A new discovery in the UK Parliament. The world is shaking a little less. SpaceX has another Starship mishap with their SN3 rocket test. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Girl Beneath the Sea from Andrew Mayne

Justin: Wrestlemania

Brian: Tales from the Loop

Bryce: Ozark

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WT: Space 4G LTE

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Stratolaunch has been revived and is looking to test their hypersonic rocket, the Talon-A in September. Can you hear me now (from space)? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

COVID modeling site

News report catching tornado touch-down

Picks:

Andrew: Tiger King

Justin: The Crown

Brian: Half-Life: Alyx

Bryce: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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WT: Experiencing Reality

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
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Apple pushing LiDAR into the prosumer space on the new iPad Pros. What does that mean for augmented reality? Can AR be more than seeing a couch in your living room? The 60-year history of AR. Quantum computing, getting to room temperature and breaking encryption (and then probably fixing it). Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Oculus Quest and Oculus Go

Justin: Tiger King

Brian: Half-Life: Alyx

Bryce: Manifest

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WT: Incredibly Normal Things

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
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COVID-19 is a Weird Things prompt come to life. The realities of industries that are reducing capacity, moving to remote work, and social distancing. Plus, there’s a lot of stuff we just don’t know about Polaris, the north star. Brake failure destroys an ancient monument. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: ZeroZeroZero

Justin: Snowpiercer

Brian: Infinity Train and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Bryce: The Feed

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WT: You Down With The Sickness?

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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COVID-19 fever has swept the globe. Everything from global events to local supplies are being impacted. Plus, simpler times in the Mediterranean and the loss of human data. SpaceX wants a fleet of ships to Mars. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Starship Update and Onward and Narcos: Mexico

Justin: Fleabag

Bryce: The Outsider and Followers

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WT: Pet-a-Moon

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
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Fake social networks? Pssh, never gonna hap–oh, there is one? The Earth has a hop-on. Spider-Man: Far From Home spoilers during picks (42:03-47:07). Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Jojo Rabbit

Justin: Spider-Man: Far from Home

Brian: Locke & Key

Bryce: Horse Girl

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WT: Space Capsule Hotel

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
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NASA is adding an expansion module to the ISS to live as a new space station *after* the ISS. Virgin Galactic makes one large step for stock market-kind. Updates on the COVID-19 “Wuhan virus,” the unfortunate methods countries are doing to contain spread, the impact on business and life in America with a crippled Chinese manufacturing system, and the spread of reliable/unreliable information. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Udemy

Justin: Justin was on Matt and Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social #659

Brian: 52 Random Weekend Projects from The King of Random

Bryce: Love Is Blind

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WT: A Restaurant For Arachnids

Monday, February 17th, 2020
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New rockets, missed landings, and more from space. Mystery: spiderdino!! Train enters station in 4K. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Ford v Ferrari

Justin: Parasite

Brian: Unfu*k Yourself from Gary John Bishop

Bryce: Sonic the Hedgehog

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WT: Sick Day

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
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Tes-yee-haw? Could the Wuhan Coronavirus be our last global pandemic or is viral protection an ever-expanding game? What would you do for nightvision? A setback in space. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Contagion

Brian: What We Do in the Shadows and Star Trek: Picard (anti-pick)

Bryce: Later Alligator

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