Podcasts – Weird Things

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How would you fight a Yeti in hand to hand combat? Would you attempt to sell your soul to the devil in the interest of science? How can you prepare for a zombie apocalypse? Find out all of this and more every week on the Weird Things podcast, where your hosts, Andrew Mayne, Justin Robert Young and Brian Brushwood probe the most challenging questions about the paranormal, supernatural and fringe.

WT: Black Bear Sun April 6, 2021
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 Fa
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, subjec
WT: Oh, Rings March 9, 2021
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 go
WT: Half an Egg March 2, 2021
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
WT: Back to the Past Feb. 23, 2021
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
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 extrat
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'
WT: Zone of Safety Jan. 26, 2021
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
WT: The View From Orbit Jan. 19, 2021
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 somethin
WT: Essential Recipes Jan. 12, 2021
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 i
WT: Sick and Tired Jan. 5, 2021
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 wo
WT: Roman Quizno’s Dec. 28, 2020
Another amazing discovery in Pompeii leaves us wondering about ancient cuisine. We clearly need to talk about what makes a movie a rom-com. What is adermatoglyphia and what barriers does it make in the modern world? Octopi will go fist-cuffs with you!! Go
WT: Hello, Humans! Dec. 22, 2020
A scaly surprise in Florida. Brains: you're never alone with one! Are aliens contacting us from Proxima Centauri? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line "Weird Things." Picks: Justin: The Expanse Brian: One Punch Man
WT: The Space Ceiling Dec. 15, 2020
SpaceX's SN8 does a test flight and end in a fiery…data collection? Uh-oh, we found him! If we were a galactic federation, how would we induct a dumber planet? Mammoth bones are a cut above! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subjec
WT: Dark Orbits Dec. 8, 2020
The Arecibo Observatory has fallen into disrepair and came crashing down this week. We now know a possible mini-moon orbiting Earth is actually man-made! How our human-brains color how we create and percieve scientific phenomena. Got something weird? Emai
99 WT: 99 Mink Balloons Dec. 1, 2020
How long is too long to wear a Santa hat? Alphabets's DeepMind unveils a new breakthrough in protein folding and we know most of those words! A mysterious pylon in Utah get even more mysterious. King King-what if he was a zombie? Speaking of z
A speedy first in Vegas. Optical and audio illusions break our minds including this visual illusion. Pooping in space: how does it work on the new Dragon Crew capsule? Virtual characters are advancing, but what value do they provide? Got something weird?
WT: Bear With Me Nov. 17, 2020
Bear attacks require bear-sized solutions and Japan has a new scare tactic. Idiots in a national park (not us). Moscow's facial recognition surveillance is compromised-and for cheap! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line &
WT: The Mammal Prequels Nov. 10, 2020
Thievery in the emptiness of space! Dinosaurs before the dinosaurs. Some discussion on Pangea, the supercontinent, and it's respective ocean (singular). Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line "Weird Things." Picks: An
A new nightmare in New York. We talk about bugs for like a while. Oh no, I'm on the sea and need to be on THAT boat. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line "Weird Things." After Things is off this week! Picks: Andrew: