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May 14, 2021
Fri. 05/14 - Using Nostalgia to Combat Boring Small TalkMay 14, 2021
What a new lawsuit against TikTok says about the rights of actors who lend their likeness to AI and similar projects. How nostalgia could help you make connections when you return to the office. And what is even the point of wasps?Sponsors:America Dissected, americadissected.comIndeed, Get a free $75 credit at ...
May 13, 2021
Thu. 05/13 - I'll Have What She's Having: The Decline of Personalized Recommendations?May 13, 2021
How Netflix’s new top ten lists actually work, some other features they’re testing out, and what their findings mean for the future of algorithmic recommendations. Plus, how drones are helping change what we thought we knew about great white sharks––in both good ways and bad.Sponsors:Indeed, Get a free $75 credit at ...
May 12, 2021
Wed. 05/12 - How Epidemiologists Are Approaching Post-Vaccine LifeMay 12, 2021
A look at how epidemiologists are approaching their personal returns to everyday life. How Denmark has quadrupled their cardiac arrest survival rate and whether the same system could be adopted in other nations. And a program that will make your website inaccessible to visitors every night, all in the name of improving health and wellbeing.Sponsors:America Dissected, ...
May 11, 2021
Tue. 05/11 - The Real Voice Behind AlexaMay 11, 2021
A new book digs into the origins of Amazon’s Alexa and allegedly reveals the woman who provided the voice for their original virtual assistant. A teenage wannabe influencer from France is set to be Italy’s next queen. Didn’t think Italy had royal leaders anymore? You’re right. And someone should tell this noble family that. And, screw the free donuts and half-hearted store coupons we have as incentives in America, Romania is offering vaccinations inside...
May 10, 2021
Mon. 05/10 - Got Wood? America's Mounting Lumber ProblemMay 10, 2021
America is off candy. All we want is chicken wings and lumber. At least according to the market. A productivity hack that lets you celebrate your accomplishments instead of wallowing in frustration about your unfinished tasks. And space coins. I somehow have multiple stories about space coins for you today.Sponsors:America Dissected, ...
May 07, 2021
Fri. 05/07 - No Shrooms on Mars, Just MisinformationMay 07, 2021
No, there is not evidence of mushrooms on Mars, and the story of how that misinformation spread yesterday goes even deeper than you may think. Part of the rocket China launched at the end of last month is hurtling uncontrollably back to Earth and no one exactly knows where it will land. And LEGO dropped an ASMR mixtape.Sponsors:Mint Mobile, Get a new wireless plan for just $15 a month ...
May 06, 2021
Thu. 05/06 - Is This Podcast Cheugy?May 06, 2021
Are you cheugy? Am I cheugy? What the heck is cheugy? The more we post photos of ourselves online, the easier it is for AIs to recognize us. But what if there were a way for them to forget our faces? And a useful site that will tell you exactly how long you need to watch any TV show you want. Sponsors:Our Opinions Are Correct, Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ...
May 05, 2021
Wed. 05/05 - Professional Mermaids Are Taking OverMay 05, 2021
Company tries running Facebook ads that transparently point out how Facebook ads work. Facebook blocks the ads. Shocking! Mermaid diving––like free diving but while wearing a mermaid tail––is quickly becoming a real sport. Dunbar’s number says human brains can’t keep up with more than 150 casual friendships, but new research disagrees. And it’s time to vote on a name for the newest baby raven at the Tower of...
May 04, 2021
Tue. 05/04 - The Closest to a Real Lightsaber We'll Probably GetMay 04, 2021
The physics of jumping to hyperspace, Disney teases their retractable lightsaber, and more Star Wars Day updates. Plus, in real space news: China launched the first module of the Chinese Space Station into orbit last week.Sponsors:Our Opinions Are Correct, Subscribe on Apple Podcasts ouropinionsarecorrect.comMint Mobile, Get a new...
May 03, 2021
Mon. 05/03 - Can We Expand Human Life Spans?May 03, 2021
Average human life expectancy doubled in the last century. Has it reached its cap or can we double it again? Some considerations. And NASA conducted a tabletop simulation of an asteroid impact last week, with… less than ideal results. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with tips on how to survive a killer asteroid.Sponsors:Mint Mobile, Get a new wireless plan for just $15 a month ...