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Luxury and Executioner

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 →

Internet-distraction

Garbage In, Nothing Out

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 →

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Jolt of Personality

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 →

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Tale as Old as Slime

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 →

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Routine Inspection

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 →

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Cupcakes and the Nature of Longing

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.

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Test Sessions: Siri, Google Me a Bing Watch

This is one of the test recordings that lead to us starting the podcast.

Jeff and Anthony talk about Android Wear and wearable technology in general. Anthony is concerned he’s turning into one of those cranky old dads who never gets rid of his VCR because it ‘works perfectly fine.’ Jeff worries about his hummingbird feeder.  More Details/Download MP3 →