Oh, That’s a Thing!
Episode 61 - Inherent Inheritance
Episode 60 - Psychedelic Pilgrims
Episode 59 - The Art of Flight
Episode 58 - Living That Goldfish Life
Episode 57 - Robot With a Personality Disorder

Episode 57 - Robot With a Personality Disorder

February 12, 2018

Joya and Jeff watched the movie "Short Circuit"!

Topics include: What a 'Short Circuit' actually is, Speed-Reading, War Robots Going Rogue, The "Memory Palace" Technique, and the Earliest Tanks!

Note: We recorded this episode before the recent controversy surrounding Aziz Ansari, which is why we don't mention it when discussing his take on Fisher Stevens (a white actor who played an Indian man in 'Short Circuit'). And we still think the conversation was an important one to have, but just a head's up in case you're wondering! Happy listening!

Links:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-tank-produced

https://www.thespruce.com/what-causes-short-circuits-4118973

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/11/us_war_robot_rebellion_iraq/

https://www.wired.com/2015/09/big-question-speed-reading-actually-possible/

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/oct/06/how-much-can-you-really-learn-while-youre-asleep

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/experiments-show-we-really-can-learn-while-we-sleep-141518869/

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/arts/television/aziz-ansari-on-acting-race-and-hollywood.html

Episode 56 - Things Got Dark and Funny

Episode 56 - Things Got Dark and Funny

February 5, 2018

Joya and Jeff watched the movie "The Truman Show"!

Topics include: The Truman Show Delusion, Why We Believe Conspiracies, Japanese Contest Show "Nasubi", and Norman Rockwell!

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RgC_nkU2sg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzueQK-Q7gI

http://www.businessinsider.com/believing-conspiracy-theories-makes-people-feel-special-2017-9

Episode 55 - Imaginary Friend Fantasies - With Special Guest Rachel Bloom

Episode 55 - Imaginary Friend Fantasies - With Special Guest Rachel Bloom

January 29, 2018

Joya, Jeff and special guest Rachel Bloom watched the movie “Space Jam”!

Topics include: Rachel's "Space Jam" Musical Sketch, the Deepest Living Organisms, Hollow Earth Theory, the invention of Basketball, the Placebo effect, and a discussion about the intersection of Art and Commerce! 

Links:

https://gizmodo.com/terrifying-facts-about-the-worlds-deepest-gold-mine-1484301368

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/06/110601-deepest-worm-earth-devil-science-animals-life/

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/7/15792188/placebo-effect-explained

Episode 54 - Think Outside the Cube
Episode 53 - Social Chameleon

Episode 53 - Social Chameleon

January 8, 2018

Joya and Jeff watched the movie "Predator"!

Topics include: The Discovery of Infrared (and how to avoid Infrared Detection), Invisibility Cloaks, Awesome Animal Camouflage, and, of course, Choppas!

Links:

https://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/helicopter.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_vulture

https://science.howstuffworks.com/invisibility-cloak.htm

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/ir_tutorial/discovery.html

Episode 52 - The Code Word Is “My Bad”