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.

NASA had an announcement for an annoucement and that announcement was: an announcement of water on the moon! How wet is Luna and is it viable to provide water? OSIRIS-REx slammed into the moon and got way too many rocks. Remember when there was evidence o
WT: A New (Old) Horse Oct. 20, 2020
LAX is met with a bogey yet again and we have a whole lineup of suspects! How will humans conquer the skies? Old cells lead to a new clone of an endangered horse. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line "Weird Things." Picks
WT: I Can Walk Forever! Oct. 13, 2020
Close encounters of the oceanic kind. How can drones protect beach-goers? AI is looking at Mars faster than us! A new demographic for augmented reality: Fido! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line "Weird Things." Picks: An
Brian's back post-COVID infection. What was the first-hand experience for someone who had symptoms? Resin DOES move in herds-a new breakthrough in DNA extraction in resin. Could bug or bird DNA unlock secrets of ancient species? The sizes of m
WT: The Brine-y Planet Sept. 29, 2020
Water on Mars? Scientists think they found it again! What water and life on Mars means to any manned trips. Plus, the elderly: younger or older than the previous generation? The wide world of autonomous assistants, now from Segway! Got something weird? Em
WT: Hunt and Peck VR Sept. 22, 2020
Facebook's Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset is now a real reality. How could VR impact working from home and affordable gaming. Otto Aviation have a new take on private jets-a new take on high-end travel or the a new wave of affordable f
Space camp came to a school in China! Venus shows signs of life with phosphine gas. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line "Weird Things." Picks: Andrew: YouTube's "pause watch history" and Star Trek: Lowe
Did we always need to fiddle? LAX has an unexpected visitor and we think we have a suspect. Humans flying around NYC?! Earthquakes aren't just influenced by Earth. Can we harness the tides to make energy? There are issues with that! Got something we
Elon Musk showed off Neuralink, the brain-to-computer interface and he showed it bacon-wrapped! Facebook Horizon, a VR playspace, and developments in the Oculus-Facebook brand relationship. Can the boys find a long-lost gangster? Got something weird? Emai
Oumuamua, the mysterious sausage-shaped comet, is leaving us with a lot of questions. Is it propelled by errant solid hydrogen and why that is a FOOL'S IDEA! Your keys aren't safe-they're screaming out a pattern. Computers can now&
A weird dream about Jimmy Carter kicks off a discussion of dreams. Orbiting a sun? Not nearly as cool as orbiting a black hole. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line "Weird Things." Picks: Andrew: Ted Lasso Justin: The Mag
WT: Flying Grain Silo Aug. 11, 2020
The Rubik's Cube as a cultural symbol of smartness. College: what's the value? Drones spent some time last year loitering around power plants. Who could have done it and why? 100 million-year-old+ microbes awaken! One of the largest living org
Florida shows up to celebrate the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashdown. Mars is having weather! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line "Weird Things." Picks: Andrew: World War II in Colour Justin: The Expanse Brian: Greyho
WT: Live Hot Hominids July 28, 2020
A new neuroscience start-up wants to untangle the black box that is the human brain. Neanderthal's arrival to North America has a new discovery. Mysterious, unsolicited shipments of seeds are showing up around the world. Officials say, "don&#8
WT: OCD Bot July 21, 2020
Who needs a stylist anymore? Shane of Stuff Made Here has a horrifying new contraption that looks like it works! Hello Robot's new Stretch RE1 robot can autonomously detect, map, and interact with real spaces. One company wants you to live in a van
Man, Space Is Weird! How scared of weird radio waves should we be? A larger hadron collider is proposed in Europe with a hefty price tag. What is the subtext of high pricetag science projects like this? We are about to send the Mars rover Perseverance off
WT: Why Hulk Smash? July 7, 2020
Sea danger from above! Higher education is moving online, even if you live on campus. The boys posit a new take on the college experience. Andrew's OpenAI- powered historical figure app, AI Writer, got a write-up on TheNextWeb! Got something weird? E
Twitter's new audio posts show potential for short-form audio. What are the avenues for smaller, tighter content on social media and what are the wild cards? Facebook evolves from guessing your thoughts to simply asking you for them. Apple unveiled
WT: No Need For Feet June 23, 2020
It was just the anniversary of SpaceShipOne. SpaceX offers ridesharing-what would we do with 200kg of payload? Segway inventor Dean Kamen wants to build human organs. Who really needs feet? Only bronze?! The stories of the blown-up whale, colliding
WT: Not-Hercules June 16, 2020
We've had early access to OpenAI's new GPT-3 generative text model. How have we used it and what is the power it holds? Andrew's already built a suite of OpenAI-powered projects. Check them out at AI Channels. Plus, what mental faculties