You think Facebook doing experiments on their users is creepy? Wait until you hear how OK Cupid has been messing with people trying to find love. Anthony and Jeff discuss whether sociological study is worth invasion of privacy. More Details/Download MP3 →
Anthony and Jeff are both on board for self-driving cars. But a new article that poses a thought experiment about what might happen if an autonomous automobile had to make a decision to sacrifice the few to save the many has them re-ordering the entire social hierarchy of drivers. Which, of course, breaks down to clowns vs mimes. More Details/Download MP3 →
Jeff and Anthony take a look at an article which suggests the more we consume, the less we create. Would keeping track of all the time spent screwing around on the Internet change your behavior? Do you need to absorb media to to be creative, or does bombarding yourself with stimuli reduce your productivity? More Details/Download MP3 →
Trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) – the process of directly electrocuting parts of the brain to accelerate learning – causes Anthony and Jeff to debate the possibility of the human soul. If we are just a series of electrical impulses, does it even matter if we can all be Super Men? Also how badass would it be to have rocketfeet? More Details/Download MP3 →
US Customs and Border Security confiscated 67 of the world’s largest snails at Los Angeles International airport, on their way from Nigeria to San Dimas, California. Which, of course, leads Anthony and Jeff to ponder the horrors of 8 inch long snails, and what in the world someone might want with 35 pounds of them. More Details/Download MP3 →
Anthony and Jeff found an infographic charting the daily routines of some of the world’s most famous creative people. Does it reveal anything about the creative process? Is there a way to be productive and only sleep 3 hours a night? Is it better to be shaved by someone else? More Details/Download MP3 →
Some jackass leaked a version of Brittany Spears’ vocals for ‘Alien’ without auto-tune and the Internet went wild. Jeff and Anthony wonder if the outrage is more tone-deaf than the track.
A new study proves we rarely finish the books we start. Our Netflix queues are full of deep, intelligent films that we never watch- why is it so hard to stick to what’s good for us?
A chain of cupcake stores went out of business and the Internet is FREAKING OUT, MAN. An enterprising eBay user is selling the ‘last cupcake’ for $250. Jeff and Anthony try to figure out why we cling to the past so much.
Special bonus mentions: Potato salad kickstarters and self-administering electric shocks rather than being alone with your own thoughts.
The construction of the world’s largest water slide gets Jeff and Anthony thinking about daredevil mentality, the line between brave and stupid, and the secret wish to be an alpha male.