TWS338: The Speed of Aught

On December 11, 2015, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

TWS338 logoOn the show this week:

  • $pace
  • Out Think It Through
  • Behave Like Animals
  • Play time
  • Extras

CQ: Do we need semantic units like inches and feet or rational units like meters — or both?

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TWS312: Game Brains

On April 11, 2015, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

TWS312 logoOn the show this week:

  • Front Page
  • Involution
  • In Your Head
  • Extras

CQ: Should convicted criminals with life sentences or death sentences be allowed to serve instead as space explorers — and is that a more or less humane option?

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TWS301: Caught In The Gravitational Pull Of Thought

On December 13, 2014, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

TWS301 logoOn the show this week:

  • Front Page
  • Your Brain On Thugs
  • Extras

CQ: Will we ever eliminate the need for sleep? And should we?

This is the last planned, regular episode for this year, but there may be some bonus content in the next couple of weeks.

I’m planning another Redictions episode!

(Redictions = Ridiculous Predictions)

I’d love to have your Redictions for 2015 — and beyond!

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TWS294: Not Nearly Half As Much

On October 24, 2014, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

TWS294 logoOn the show this week:

  • Front Page
  • Thrill or Be Killed
  • Things Done For Love or Money
  • Season’s Creepings
  • Science Diction
  • Extras

CQ: Does so-called “empty entertainment” have value?

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TWS266: Time To Split Heirs Again

On October 22, 2013, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

TWS266 logoOn the show this week:

  • Front Page
  • It’s All In Your Head
  • Yeti Spaghetti
  • Extras

CQ: One of the problems with most films that depict the future is that they feel unrealistic: either not enough has changed, or too much. Discuss how your favourite time travel film deals with this, and what makes it successful or unsuccessful.

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TWS245: In Search of a Deer Stalker Hat

On April 27, 2013, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

TWS245 logoOn the show this week:

  • Front Page
  • From Down Here
  • From Within
  • From Up There
  • That’s Entertainment
  • Extras

CQ: What would you put in a 10-year time capsule — and how does that differ from what you would have put a decade ago?

John Mierau’s Walk the Fire anthology, Volume 2 Kickstarter

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TWS152: A Penne For My Thoughts

On April 17, 2010, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

A view of the Saint John river obscures me.An unusual episode, to be sure.. Recorded entirely with my Zoom H2, and without any sort of research. Kinda like flying by the seat of my pants, except that instead of pants I’ve got a large inflatable balloon, and instead of flying I’m hurtling to the ground at obscene speeds..

The title is even more meaningless than normal, but it sounded right and punny enough.. I suppose I could explain it by showing how my thoughts are rather long but hollow in the middle, and have points at both ends..

… but that would be silly!

  • BUMPER: The unstoppable New York Times bestselling horror author and podcast enthusiast, Scott Sigler
  • Not home (I blame Sherwin Sleeves)
  • PROMO: Digital Magic, the sequel to Chasing The Bard by kiwi princess Pip Ballantine
  • PROMO: Braindouche!, a podcast about.. well, that’s hard to explain, but it amuses me greatly, keeps me off balance
  • PROMO: The Great Debate, a podcast in which fictional characters debate RPG situations, yet it is entirely real..
  • What is the value of a lie? The scientific method and humility; testing stories; “there are no bad ideas, only those which are inadequate or inappropriate for a given context”; is this becoming Wandering Out Loud?
  • PROMO: TekDiff, a multi-character comedy podcast interspersed with a magical realism serial audio drama — all performed by one amazing dude!
  • PROMO: Sea of Stars, a fan production in the universe of Star Blazers (in which I humbly play the narrator)
  • PROMO: Technorama, in which two geeks talk about geeking out about geeky things.
  • a memory lost negates its own existence; the inheritance of non-physical complex traits; evolution vs consciousness

CQ: Would immortality be boring?

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TWS132: To Boldly Return To Where I’ve Never Gone Before

On August 8, 2009, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

Proper show notes to follow (generated via my excellent new buddy, the OMEGA support system for TWS!).

TWS132: To Boldly Return To Where I’ve Never Gone Before

CQ: If you were to convert your brain, your programming, into a digital form, then run that instance of you on a computer, would it be murder to turn it off? Or suicide? What if you terminated your physical self — would you still be alive, in the machine? Tell me your posthuman digital thoughts.

On the show this week:

  • Animals and Other forms of life
  • Inventioneering
  • Outrageous behaviour

Promos:

  • The House of Grey – A podiobook whose every episode leaves you with new revelations, new questions and more.
  • The TWS Contest! – Tell somebody about the show, then tell Nimlas about it, and get entered into a contest for original art! Spread the word!
  • Technorama! – Chuck and Kreg have returned to their weekly format of geekery, makery, computery goodness. Hoorah!

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TWS127: This Is Your Blank On Life

On May 16, 2009, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

Show Notes for TWS127: This Is Your Blank On Life

On the show this week:

  • This Is Your Brain On Life
  • This Is Your Life On Life
  • This Is Your Life After Life (EXTRAS)

This week’s Challenge Question:
What’s the one event anywhere in the world, at any time, that you’d like to attend — or should exist when it doesn’t?
Leave your answer in the comments, send your email to
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TWS126: I Brained That You Incorrectly Mind

On May 2, 2009, in Episodes, by the Encaffeinated ONE

Show Notes for TWS126: I Brained That You Incorrectly Mind

On the show this week:

  • You Might Think That
  • And You Might Be Wrong
  • Broken Record are Music
  • Broken Notes are Recorded (EXTRAS)

This week’s Challenge Question:
Are countries forever to be necessary? For a while, it was “think globally, act locally” — is it now “think locally, act globally”?
Leave your answer in the comments, send your email to
weirdshow[[at]]gmail.com, leave a comment or record your message via the
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