TWS240: Drop it like it’s hot

On February 16, 2013, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

TWS240 logoOn the show this week:

  • Front Page
  • BigNewsFoot
  • Hearts and Minds
  • Future Artificial Intelligence Life (FAIL)
  • Extras

CQ: Should we avoid tragedy and large impacting events at all costs, or should we accept the changing nature of the universe, and let some things be beyond our control?

Sadly, we bid goodbye to the voicemail this month. It wasn’t called in a while, and had really been just me calling it every month. I may get another one, but for now, we’ll rely on other methods (like email).

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TWS202: An Episode That Never Wasn’t

On November 26, 2011, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

TWS202: An Episode That Never Wasn’t

CQ: Whether it is the Occupy movement or the Thrive movement, many have been saying that the societal structure we’ve built up has gone wrong somewhere. What is one concrete, non-abstract, physical or philosophical way that each individual can change society as a whole?

On the show this week:

  • Feedback
  • Front Page
  • Putting the ‘ODD’ in ‘crODDime’
  • Texture: Terrestrial
  • Extras

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TWS201: Post Thematic Stress Disorder

On November 19, 2011, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

TWS201: Post Thematic Stress Disorder

CQ: Is there any value in the unknown — or should we seek and accept the goal of “total knowledge of everything” that science seeks to find? Is that even possible?

Bumper: Geek Out With Mainframe

Promo: Teknikal Diffikulties

Promo: Geek Out With Mainframe

Promo: Garaaga’s Children by Paul E. Cooley

On the show this week:

  • Feedback
  • Front Page
  • Triology
  • Things Where They Shouldn’t Be
  • UFO? UAC! IDK ROFLMAO
  • Extras

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TWS165: Mononomenclaturatility

On November 29, 2010, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

TWS165: Mononomenclaturatility

CQ: Singularity?
BUMPER: Jonathan McNeill

PROMO: Gilmore Girls rewatch

PROMO: All Games Considered

On the show this week:

  • Front
  • Critters
  • Mind
  • Tech
  • Extras

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TWS162: Maybe Now You’ll See Things Differently

On November 6, 2010, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

CQ: If you were to take the Great Driving Tour of North America, Europe or anywhere in the world, what is one must-see place to go?

Bumper: Geek Out! With Mainframe

Promo: Technorama

Promo: Bell’s In The Batfry

On the show this week:

  • Front Page
  • Once Was Blind
  • And Now I See (Too Much)
  • Extras

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TWS158: It’s the Bend of the World as we Know it

On June 18, 2010, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

On the show this week:

  • Front Page
  • Woo F’n Oohs
  • Cryptoboology
  • It’s All In Our Mind
  • Extras

CQ: Biological parts wear out, and humans are living longer and longer — perhaps “long enough to live forever”. Will organ and limb replacements become as common as eyeglasses?

Bumper: Mainframe

Promo: Milk Carton TV

Promo: Podiobooks

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TWS128: Mind, Body & Snack

On May 30, 2009, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

Show Notes for TWS128: Mind, Body & Snack

On the show this week:

  • Brothers In Harms
  • When Your Mind Is Not On Sex
  • Broken Rules Will One Day Fly (EXTRA)

This week’s Challenge Question:
When the aliens come down, bent on destorying humanity, and they turn to you to represent humanity well… What joke will you tell?
Leave your answer in the comments, send your email to
weirdshow[[at]]gmail.com, leave a comment or record your message via the
MobaTalk client on the right hand side of The WEIRD Show, follow me on Twitter or call in at 1-206-203-2292.

(I originally asked this question for George Hrab’s live version of The Geologic Podcast. Listen to his show for comedy, music, stories and a heapin’ helpin’ of skepticism. Not for everyone, but definitely for someone. 😉

Win some original artwork for subscribing or getting others to subscribe! My good friend Nuchtchas is running a little contest: if you started listening to TWS recently, or you turned someone else to listening to TWS, Tweet @nuchtchas or send her an email. Go to nimlas.org/blog and click on “Contest” for more details.

Oh, and tell her she’s awesome for doing this, would ya?

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TWS100: A Century of Progress (?)

On September 27, 2008, in Episodes, Feedback, by the Encaffeinated ONE

Show Notes for TWS100: A Century of Progress (?)

On the show this week:

  • The Important Stuff I Usually Don’t Get To
  • “Obvious” Science Anyone Can See
  • Things Getting Off The Ground (EXTRA)
  • Lawful Refinement (EXTRA)
  • The Stuff That Extra Scrapes Off Its Shoes (EXTRA)

This week’s Challenge Question:
A) What do you want to see more of different in the next 100 episodes of TWS?
B) Is science too pedantic? Do we focus too much on the tried-and-true? Where is the adventurous scientist — or is that not possible?

Leave your answer in the comments, send your email to weirdshow[[at]]gmail.com, record your message via the MobaTalk client on the right hand side of Encaffeinated!, leave an answer on Facebook or call in at 206-203-2292.

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TWS097: Even Fake Bigfoots Leave Large Wakes

On August 23, 2008, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

Show Notes for TWS097: Even Fake Bigfoots Leave Large Wakes

Show notes aren’t quite done. I ran out of brain — and then discovered hornets (!) in the studio. Will update soon.

On the show this week:

  • Bigfool
  • Health, Wealth and Long Wife
  • Things That May Or May Not Be
  • I Plead Insanity (EXTRA)

This week’s Challenge Question:
What’s the one place you’d like to visit, and why? And, why aren’t you going?
Leave your answer in the comments, send your email to weirdshow[[at]]gmail.com, record your message via the MobaTalk client on the right hand side of Encaffeinated!, leave an answer on Facebook or call in at 206-203-2292.

Comment on the web site (theweirdshow.com), send your email to weirdshow[[at]]gmail.com, record your message via the MobaTalk client on the right hand side of the web site, leave an answer on Facebook or call in at 206-203-2292.

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TWS096: Don’t Worry, There Really Weren’t Any Rules

On August 16, 2008, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

Show Notes for TWS096: Don’t Worry, There Really Weren’t Any Rules

On the show this week:

  • Bigfoot or Bigfool?
  • Breaking the Laws
  • DNAgent In Control
  • Colourful Stories Outside My Lines (EXTRA)

This week’s Challenge Question:
How can we assume personal responsibility if we are just biochemical machines?
Leave your answer in the comments, send your email to weirdshow[[at]]gmail.com, record your message via the MobaTalk client on the right hand side of Encaffeinated!, leave an answer on Facebook or call in at 206-203-2292.

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