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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.

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http://weirdthings.com
Description
Between science and fiction
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-03-12 21:48
last episode published
2019-03-12 01:14
publication frequency
7.26 days
Contributors
Andrew Mayne owner   author  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
198
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Categories
Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
12.03.2019

WT: Sgt. Pepper’s Zombie Corpse Club Band

We’re back from SXSW to bring you more weird and wild. Here’s an idea: we kill Brian–just for a bit. The moon quite a dry drink, isn’t it? Let’s go do a 5K. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: https...
Andrew Mayne author
5.03.2019

WT: No, I Work For NASA

Andrew got to visit NASA to watch the Dragon Crew Capsule launch. What does this mean for the future of sending humans on American spacecrafts this year? Airplane critters. Can science eke out if non-conformity is conformist? Got something weird? Email...
Andrew Mayne author
26.02.2019

WT: Bench Press A Moon Base

Death! The stench of death in Brazil! BAM ZOOM SpaceX to the moon and other space updates. Check out Andrew’s new tool for podcasters, PodcastLink.com Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Expanse...
Andrew Mayne author
19.02.2019

WT: Chaos Vaccine

OpenAI reveals a new artificial intelligence to generate news articles. We can see technology synthesize impressive new ideas, so how to we brace ourselves? Plus, Lord of the Rings fanfiction! Saying goodbye to one of our watery friends. Got something ...
Andrew Mayne author
12.02.2019

WT: Look Who’s Marsing Now

Brains in a jar! Hacking life turns out to be a huge exploit. Big news: Mars One is no more. A look back at its troubled history and we pass judgement. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Galaxy Que...
Andrew Mayne author
5.02.2019

WT: Glowing Nuts

This is an important one: we’re going to solve the world’s unsolved mysteries! Well, at least most of them. Pink squirrels! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: All’s Well: A Night Attack Album Justi...
Andrew Mayne author
29.01.2019

WT: Electricity Soup

Planet Nine: is it even a planet? An unauthorized space launch means a heavy fine. Is there something out there or just weather phenomena? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Sliders Justin: Future ...
Andrew Mayne author
22.01.2019

WT: I Only Click on Arby’s Ads

The Super Blood Wolf Moon brings out the weird crew! Deep fakes will undoubtedly affect the news landscape in the short term. Are there any solutions now and what could hypothetically solve it? A new type of rain in Brazil. The speed of light is fast, ...
Andrew Mayne author
15.01.2019

WT: Boulevard of Broken Fiber Dreams

Fusion energy: if we’re a decade away from widespread use, what does a fusion energy future look like? 5G is definitely on the way. Will telecoms treat users right in a wireless nirvana? GMO foods: the latest illogical craze since flouride in the water...
Andrew Mayne author
9.01.2019

WT: You Wouldn’t Hit a Man With Spectacles (fixed)

Andrew has some choice words for SnapChat. We play: What Am I Poking? Clinging to this mortal coil. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Key and Peele and The Kominsky Method Justin: True Detective, ...
Andrew Mayne author
2.01.2019

WT: Plastic Straw Cleanse

It’s a new year and we’re here to talk pedestrian fatalities. Walk and drive safely! 2019 is upon us–how does our present compare to the fictionalized versions of 2019 like Blade Runner and Running Man? Also, drones create holiday hell in England. Got ...
Andrew Mayne author
24.12.2018

WT: Cold Mars

A SpaceX BFR/Starship update. Water-ice on Mars? It’s more likely than you think! When can we put a person on Mars? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Justin: Aquaman S...
Andrew Mayne author
11.12.2018

WT: Empty Space Sensations

Voyager 2 has reached a new point in space! Elon was on 60 Minutes. We’re living in the future and “the mother of all demos” reminds us of how far we’ve come in 50 years. A perfect island vacation! What future tech would you buy for a dollar? Email nes...
Andrew Mayne author
4.12.2018

WT: Dirty Rocket

An update on gene-edited babies from last week. Machine learning has learned to fold! An adventure in first-class. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Paddington 2 Justin: Doctor Who Brian: Darknet ...
Andrew Mayne author
27.11.2018

WT: Surrounded By Chaos

We react live to the NASA Mars InSight landing on Mars! Does anonymity have a place in academic publishing? Preapare to panic: DNA BABIES!!! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Ghost Stories Justin:...
Andrew Mayne author
20.11.2018

WT: Greeting Rituals

This Monday is a huge date: a landing! Google will let you walk five hundred miles. A case for Big Man and The Other One. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Bodyguard Justin: Preacher Brian: The Mo...
Andrew Mayne author
13.11.2018

WT: Hell Carpet

Picks: Andrew: Quincy and My Dinner with Herve Brian: Business Wars: The Fantastic Mr. Lee Bryce: Schitt’s Creek Support Weird Things on Patreon Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive Follow us on Facebook Down...
Andrew Mayne author
6.11.2018

WT: Glamp Up The Jams

Biosphere 2 and one man’s attempt to try it out on his own. Oumuamua is back with a vengeance! The late Paul Allen lives on in many ways, including Stratolaunch. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: ...
Andrew Mayne author
30.10.2018

WT: Come in the Ark

Austria expands speed limits for electric vehicles. I’ve heard of sex in space, but babies in space?! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Horwarts Justin: Doctor Who ...
Andrew Mayne author
23.10.2018

WT: In Contempt Of Parking Lot

An investigation into stolen material for crime-fighting duo Sparrow and the Judge. A man fights for his life in a mine. A new AR platform, 6D AI. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Halloween Justi...
Andrew Mayne author
16.10.2018

WT: Planet 9 From Outer Space

No lie, no joke: a goblin in space. What we know and where it is. Bigfoot spots man. Quantum computers tackling the question of life. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Udemy Justin: First Man Bria...
Andrew Mayne author
9.10.2018

WT: Very Deep Fakes

Glowing clouds over LA! The scary, scary future will be faked and direct to your phone. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Simon and Kirby Library: Horror and The Simon and Kirby Library: Scien...
Andrew Mayne author
2.10.2018

WT: 60 Years Up There

NASA is 60 years old today! A look back at its importance and the Space Race. Something washed ashore on this Florida beach. How can technology get smarter (to make us smarter) without being creepy? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject...
Andrew Mayne author
25.09.2018

WT: Hashtag Why Not Us

SpaceX is going hippie-dippie, man. The unveiling of SpaceX’s moon-trip passenger. Red alert: creepy children songs! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: iPhone XS Max Justin: The Good Place Brian: T...
Andrew Mayne author
18.09.2018

WT: Sleeper Car

We’re about to find out SpaceX’s first private passenger going on the first trip to the moon in almost 50 years. Who could it be and how big of an impact is this culturally, economically, and scientifically? Volvo has a new concept for a futuristic sel...
Andrew Mayne author
11.09.2018

WT: Fashionable UFOs

It’s our last episode ever! Because aliens are DEFINITELY coming for the end-times! Romance in spite of monkeys. Check out Andrew’s magic podcast, Magic Club. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Cas...
Andrew Mayne author
28.08.2018

WT: Free-Skyfalling

The official Weird Things guide to surviving a no-parachute free-fall. Who dropped the antimatter? The state of terraforming Mars. Brian is the next sci-fi Tom Clancy? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: An...
Andrew Mayne author
21.08.2018

WT: A New Way Up

New rocket vehicles from Stratolaunch mean new efforts in aircraft-launched payloads. An inflatable protrusion in the night sky. Wanna buy a hat? No After Things this week–it will return next week! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject ...
Andrew Mayne author
14.08.2018

WT: West Bank On It

Animal parks are dangerous–just listen to this! What we thought was a brown dwarf may actually be an exoplanet. Plus, an update on the Space Force and Andrew’s impressions on his new Tesla 3. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “...
Andrew Mayne author
7.08.2018

WT: Dog Zoo!!!

The second half of this episode talks about visual technologies, so consider watching along with this video archive once we start talking about Childish Gambino or follow along with the video links below. Grainy footage from Canada has us asking “IS th...
Andrew Mayne author
31.07.2018

WT: Modern Media

What will media look like in the future: an evolution on current tech or brand new innovations? Looking backwards and looking forwards. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Attention Merchants Ju...
Andrew Mayne author
24.07.2018

WT: Deer Dong Ditch

That classic Weird Things game: “Spiders, Snakes, or whaaaat??” Brian made a big damn mistake buying that property when he could have bought THIS! Fireworks? Pshaw! Mission Quest: The boys have launched their own para-military force to take out the Bla...
Andrew Mayne author
17.07.2018

WT: Invisible Backhand

Computers can replace blue-collar work, but what about fashion design? New footage of Magic Leap AR is…well… Mission Quest: A Del Taco has blown up and the boys need to find a way to tell the world about a deadly “black comet.” Got something weird? Ema...
Andrew Mayne author
10.07.2018

WT: Number One Killing Machine

A tight squeeze. The myth of “funding your passion.” The dinosaur menace is coming! Can we contain it? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: America! Justin: Philips Hue Bryce: Grand Theft Auto Online...
Andrew Mayne author
3.07.2018

WT: Universal

Tesla hit a production milestone. The outer space connection to cruise ships. A lengthy conversation on universal basic income. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Commanding Heights and Free to Cho...
Andrew Mayne author
26.06.2018

WT: Laser Propulsion (w/ Jonathan Madajian)

Andrew and Justin are joined by Jonathan Madajian, lab coordinator of the UCSB Experimental Cosmology Group, to talk about the awe-inspiring science behind using lasers to propel objects into space and deflect asteroids. Got something weird? Email nesh...
Andrew Mayne author
19.06.2018

WT: Free-Range, Organic, All-Natural Uranium

A US Space Force has just been announced. What does that look like and who are the other actors in play? Chicago may see a Musk-funded loop from O’Hare to downtown. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andre...
Andrew Mayne author
5.06.2018

WT: The Plight of the Future Man

Shocking discovery of a time-traveler! Andrew’s “run-in” with a major news story. AI’s fighting with each other…for good! Virtual selves? A new journey begins: Mission Quest! A life-changing encounter in Del Taco. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gma...
Andrew Mayne author
29.05.2018

WT: Wolf Runner

It’s a mysterious creature sighting–Sinclaire and Sherbert are on the case! Hybridization and species similarities. AI: it’s not perfect! Here’s the article Andrew referenced. How Facebook and YouTube will need to wield machine learning in the near-fut...
Andrew Mayne author
22.05.2018

WT: Tunnel Snails Rule

A new real-world test of the EM drive and some answers. An update on the Boring Company and its plan to add more mass-transit to LA. Concerns and questions, but it’s still early. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things....
Andrew Mayne author
15.05.2018

WT: Don’t Eat Andrew Mayne

Andrew talks a little about his murky secret project. Hanna-Barbera-AI. SpaceX makes us yawn. Drag-and-drop machine learning? A real Google secretary–what are the implications of more adanced robo-calls? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, su...
Andrew Mayne author
9.05.2018

WT: Voluntary Apocalypse

Android Mayne is back from Hell/Atlantis/the North Pole. VR is now cheap and wireless. Is the race over? Andrew’s impressions of the Oculus GO. Is there a brewing public backlash against the hyper-rich? #JourneyQuest: The boys have a sneaky plan to fin...
Andrew Mayne author
1.05.2018

WT: Patriot dot Eagle slash Cyborgi

Get your insurance and swap info. Machine learning is able to synthesize content, but how can it be reigned in? Blue Origin and Virgin Hyperloop One make moves. Plus, breaking down an…interesting idea for restaurant innovation. Yeah, let’s call it “inn...
Andrew Mayne author
24.04.2018

WT: Nuke The Monuments

It’s chuckles galore as we discover a new input device. Plus, a new partnership in virtual sightseeing, a frightening farm, plus SNAKES! No After Things this week–it will return next week! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Wei...
Andrew Mayne author
17.04.2018

WT: Grandpa’s Dice Now

A new way to destroy your corpse. Milk: How It Gets Made. Imagine a universal language. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: Atlanta Brian: Lost in Space Bryce: Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Subscr...
Andrew Mayne author
11.04.2018

WT: His Very Large Tool

Andrew’s back and ready to bring the weird. Elon showed off his big new tool. Vindication in the SpaceX Zuma story–who was really at fault? Learning styles: fact or fiction? Can you listen and read and pat your stomach at the same time? #JourneyQuest: ...
Andrew Mayne author
3.04.2018

WT: Freddy AI

Artificial intelligence is getting mad. How could AI affect sports and the arts? Plus, the ocean’s space graveyard. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: The Death of Stalin Brian: The Zen Diaries of ...
Andrew Mayne author
27.03.2018

WT: Get The Cane!

Skiing on Mars, a new man-made rocket, and time crystals. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: The Real Making of the President Brian: Enlightenment Now Bryce: Sakanaction – sakanaction (now on Spoti...
Andrew Mayne author
20.03.2018

WT: Multihops

Andrew’s still on location, but we explore tech for mad hops, the possibility of a multiverse, and a difficult moral dilemma. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Brian: Con...
Andrew Mayne author
13.03.2018

WT: There Will Be Pickaxes

Hidden treasure in a death pit. Your favorite investigative duo is back with their trademark catch phrase! We stopped dreaming…about UFOs. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: Chris Rock: Tamborine B...
Andrew Mayne author