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The WEIRD Show

A weekly roundup of weird news, strange views and odd ideas.

Last Build Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 21:00:56 +0000

Copyright: 2006-2014

TWS401: K is for Kilometer, not Savings

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 21:00:56 +0000

On the show this week: A Different View ** Tech We Didn't Know You Needed ** CQ: Have we fundamentally changed as a civilization in the last two hundred years -- and will we change again in another 200? Or are all the changes really superficial and circumstantial? Full list of 10 articles after the jump!

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TWS400: Lookin’ Good At A Distance

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 00:00:49 +0000

On the show this week: Space Enough For Anyone ** Slyborg ** Making It Up As We Get Along ** CQ: If you won the big lottery tomorrow, would you have 100% leisure time, or would you choose to work for a salary still?

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TWS399: As Smart As You Wanna Be

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 21:00:48 +0000

On the show this week: From Here To Beyond ** CQ: Isn't gravy just really thick soup?

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TWS396: Moving To A New Flat

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 17:00:57 +0000

This episode is a continuation of articles from episode 395.

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TWS394: Second Pass At First Things

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 23:33:31 +0000

This episode is a second-half of articles collected in episode 393.

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TWS395: Let’s Get Off This Rock (and Roll)

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 17:00:00 +0000

On the show this week: To The Moon, Alice ** Post-End of the World ** Disruptive ** CQ: What song would you send to greet our alien cousins? Full list of 19 articles after the jump!

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TWS393: Things In The Way of Food

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 03:36:27 +0000

On the show this week: Someone Made This Real ** Unusual Science ** Missing Things Found ** Unreal Intelligence ** CQ: When we bring dinosaurs back from extinction, will we use them on the moon, on Mars or on Earth first? Full list of 18 articles after the jump!

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TWS392: There Are Worlds Without Us

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:19:38 +0000

On the show this week: Revisible; Off-planet Casual; By the Numbers; CQ: With the age of the Internet, we can experience things from all over the world in an instant, and integrate them into our personal culture -- but does that mean that the notion of "regional" or "national" culture are doomed to fade?

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TWS391: AI, Eh? Uh-Oh

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:45:49 +0000

On the show this week: Think Different. Pray Same.; Space For Filling; Non-Traditional; CQ: Which industry will be disrupted first: the clothing industry, when robotic tailors can custom-make clothing locally rather than ship them, or the travel industry, when we can VR remote into robotic surrogates?

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TWS390: Hal-Con 2017 Chat

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:33:57 +0000

My friends (Nax, Marie and Pat) join me to chat about what we enjoyed from Hal-Con, what we'd like to see, and what makes a con something we want to attend.

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