A museum in Japan devoted entirely to mayonnaise prompts Anthony and Jeff to discuss the proper ways to consume condiments, the joys of seeing mundane “attractions”, and the usefulness of obsession. Also, Indiana Jones shows up. More Details/Download MP3 →
An article about how one Chinese gamer turned his “gaming addiction” into a profitable business prompts Anthony and Jeff to discuss dreams, responsibility, passion, and choosing the right career. Also, Sir Patrick Stewart’s hidden love of crude oil. More Details/Download MP3 →
There is evidence to suggest that a microbe that lives inside the human stomache may be the key to ending deadly peanut allergies. Indeed, the microbiome that each of us carries around all the time may have far more to do with our physical and mental health than previously realized. This makes Anthony and Jeff think twice about who they’d like to share bacteria with, and how exactly these microbes are getting into our bodies. More Details/Download MP3 →
Plug your email address into a particular part of Google and you’ll see a map of everywhere you (and your smartphone) have been in the last month. Anthony isn’t surprised and thinks anyone who is worried must be 70 years old. Jeff envisions a world of massive amounts of searchable history of your life – a giant online diary. Who’s naive and who’s paranoid? Is this kind of record keeping useful, or will it lead to the subjugation of the public? More Details/Download MP3 →
When a monkey grabbed his camera in Indonesia, snapped the perfect selfie, and the photo went viral, British photojournalist David Slater assumed he’d make a pretty penny from the iconic image. But the in a 1,222 page report, the US Copyright Office just announced that any picture taken by an animal, plant, or deity is cannot be owned by man. This makes Anthony and Jeff wonder what kind of crazy photography is going on inside the US Copyright Office. More Details/Download MP3 →
Researchers in California are planning to treat Alzheimer patients by replacing their blood with blood of young people. Even crazier, there is reason to believe it may work, since old mice have become healthier and more youthful when their circulatory systems carried the blood of younger mice. This, combined with the story of a jellyfish that can reverse its aging process when sick or injured, has Anthony and Jeff pondering the possibility of immortality. That, and the inevitable vampire grandpas who’ll be stealing young blood to live forever. More Details/Download MP3 →
A writer for Wired clicked ‘like’ on every single article, update, or advertisement that Facebook presented to him over the course of two days, and described what it did to his feed. It turns out, the algorithm can go pretty wild if you’re willing to follow it down the rabbit hole of thumbs up. This leads Anthony to rail against social media and socializing in general, and Jeff to wonder what it means to be a machine. More Details/Download MP3 →
Humans controlling waterways by building dams has caused major problems for salmon, who must return to fresh water to breed. But a new company – Whooshh Innovations (not making that up) – has developed a better way to help salmon get upstream: a giant salmon cannon. Anthony thinks this is the perfect Rube Goldberg solution to the problem, while Jeff worries about a country that solves every problem by turning things into guns.