The Weird Things Podcast Archive

WT: Look Out For Leopards

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
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Andrew got the shot! The CDC says fully-vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask almost all the time. What would it look like IF (completely speculatively for realsies) COVID originated from a lab leak? A Canadian bike ride GONE WRONG. China lands on Mars and we believe them! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Liftoff from Eric Berger

Justin: The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness

Brian: Life in Color

Bryce: M1 MacBook Air and new LFG Marbles merch

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WT: Tower of Human Skulls – Fixed

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
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Tower of Human Skulls – Super nova communication? – Capuchin Crypt – ‘Blueberries’ on Mars Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Hobbit (film series)

Justin: Clone High

Brian: The Mitchells vs the Machines

Cory: THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE SERIES

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WT: Baby Dinosaur?

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
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First Nighttime Splashdown With Astronauts Since 1968! U.F.O.s! Florida woman spotted ‘Baby Dinosaur’. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Dark Matter: The Situation has Changed

Justin: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Brian: Nobody

Cory: Formula 1

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WT: Wright Brothers Purest

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
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Helicopters on Mars! NASA and SpaceX to the Moon! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: PBS Space TimePBS Space Time

Justin: Q: Into the Storm

Brian: Ryan George

Cory: Audius.co

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WT: Russian Baby (fixed)

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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Whoa, cool photo! The everyday impact of space dust. Snakes: how are we related to them? A very polite zoo-break. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

After Things is taking the week off!

Picks:

Justin: Toast of London

Brian: The Manhattan Project

Bryce: Swift Playgrounds and MacBook Air

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WT: Black Bear Sun

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
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Alaska shoppers are bedeviled by ravens! NASA says we’re safe for 100 years (kinda). Bears: sickly friendly. Black holes, sharper than ever! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (anti-pick)

Brian: Invincible

Bryce: Disco Elysium The Final Cut

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WT: Verifiable Baseball Cards

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 has been re-used a historic number of times. How much re-using a rocket would be acceptable? NFTs: what are they, what is their value, and what could you do with this technology? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Justin: Cobra Kai

Brian: All Tomorrows

Bryce: Yakuza: Like a Dragon

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WT: Oh, Rings

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
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Let’s creep out Bryce! Allan Mcdonald, who refused to sign off on the Challenger launch, has passed away. A look back on his heroic stand, the context around the tragic launch, and the various risks involved in space flight. A new article against going to Mars and a critical look at the journey to Mars. A new possible breakthrough in targetted medication? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Comics Explained – Secret Wars 1984: Full Story

Justin: Cobra Kai

Brian: Real Steel

Bryce: Jerma985 – The Archaology Stream

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WT: Half an Egg

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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What makes Andrew’s new friend Elizabeth Ann so special? The oldest DNA ever sequenced. Deepfakes are taking over the world. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Links:

MyHeritage deepfakes
Deep Tom Cruise
Bryce deepfaked into The Queen’s Gambit

Picks:

Andrew: Superman and Lois

Justin: Raised by Wolves

Brian: The Croods

Bryce: I Care a Lot

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WT: Back to the Past

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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The Texas cold storm has us looking back and forward 100 years. How has life progressed and what might happen in another century? Eyes and ears are now on Mars! See the sights and hear the rumble of the red planet. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: The Bizarre World of Fake Martial Arts

Justin: Raised by Wolves

Bryce: Control: Ultimate Edition

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WT: Space For Regular People

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
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A Super Bowl ad wants to take a FANTASTIC crew of FOUR civilians up to space. Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon’s CEO–will he turn his focus to Blue Origin? Avi Loeb is again saying Oumuamua, the cigar-shaped comet, is definitively an extraterrestrial vessel now in a new book. Matt Ridley’s new article paints a picture of a blatant cover-up from the Chinese government around the origin point of COVID-19. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Cool Worlds on YouTube

Justin: Zillow

Brian: Uncovered: Satanic Panic

Bryce: WandaVision

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WT: Venus is Barren Again

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
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Remember that story about phosphine on Venus, suggesting life on Venus? Well, it was more likely to be sulfur dioxide, a common compound found in Venus. What are problems in science funding and could you do double-blind research funding? Also, what’s #stonks and what’s with this Clubhouse thing? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Wandavision and

Justin: The Big Short and

Brian: Brandt’s new YouTube channel, Emergent Beacon and

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WT: Zone of Safety

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
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SpaceX sets a record for most satellites launched in one launch with their rideshare program. Brian and Justin have had Quest 2s for a little while now–what are their impressions of the wireless VR device? Andrew got into the Facebook Horizons beta and has some thoughts. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: WandaVision and His Dark Materials

Justin: Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults

Brian: Dave

Bryce: Frisky Dingo

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WT: The View From Orbit

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
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NASA’s SLS dress rehearsal test ended in failure. What does that mean for the future of NASA development? Blue Origin completes its test of New Shepard NS-14. What are their ambitions? Space tourism? Virgin Orbit finally achieves orbit. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Wayne

Justin: The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

Brian: Starlink & ISS Nasa Tracker

Bryce: WandaVision

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WT: Essential Recipes

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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The next Starship test could be as soon as this week! A new game, “Contact, Arrival, or Something Else?” What type of data would you send to an advance civilization? Or taken another way, what essential information would you send 1,000 years into the past? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience

Justin: Oculus Quest 2

Brian: Kim’s Convenience

Bryce: Notion

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WT: Sick and Tired

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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It’s a new year and a new episode of Weird Things. COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out and we dissect some of the attitudes and policies that got us here. Would it be ethical to cut costs and only give people a single-shot dose instead of two? What would it look like if people faked fake-immunization badges and cards? It get’s a little fiery, but we’re all friends and had a good conversation! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.”

Picks:

Andrew: Apple Watch Solo Loop and The Expanse

Brian: The Abyss

Bryce: Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

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