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Episode 52: Animal Story Time

7/11/2019
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Ped got a new cat toy, Tom has some animal stories. Also, pondering cultured meat, inoculation with a fake news vaccine, and more listener questions. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. PEBKACLap of LoveErethizon dorsatumManticoreLynx rufusUrsus americanusChrysemys pictaLaying an eggLibrary ExtensionOctalHexadecimalSexagesimalMoxieJägermeisterBarry’s TeaGuinnessAlignmentCultured meatMonty Hall...

Duration:01:15:01

Episode 51: Joe Biden Eating a Sandwich

6/11/2019
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Ped & Tom careen through a cavalcade of conversational categories, including competitions, carbon dioxide, Chernobyl, conservation, committee life, coaxial cable, communication constellations, and countless collections of warblers. Geek out! This episode of the podcast is brought to you by Patreon supporter Alexander Nielsen. Thank you! Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. James Holzhauer92nd...

Duration:01:19:54

Episode 50: (やる気 + 環境) x 時間

5/24/2019
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In this special episode, Ped & Tom are joined by the elusive Brother X, a triathlete and professional translator, who calls in from Yokohama, Japan. He shares some of the differences he sees in Japanese and American language and culture after having spent over two decades living in Japan. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. International Triathlon UnionねPerry ExpeditionAsymptoteChutzpah Music by...

Duration:01:02:29

Episode 49: Ultimate Fate of the Universe

4/23/2019
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In this episode, Tom has unwelcome visitors in the middle of the night, Ped has a new Star Wars theory, and they both geek out to the first image of a Black Hole before musing on the Ultimate Fate of the Universe. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Notre-Dame de ParisOur Nocturnal VisitorsStar Wars: The Rise of SkywalkerThe MandalorianStar Wars: Galaxy’s EdgeEvent Horizon TelescopeEvent...

Duration:00:57:39

Episode 48: Sugar Shacks and Barred Owls

3/29/2019
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The interminable New England Winter is almost over and it’s time for a Spring Clean for Ped & Tom as they start their Digital Declutter. With more time away from digital distractions, Tom finds a new hobby. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Sugar shackTapping Maple Trees Episode 47: Our Fraught Relationship with TechnologyPBSThe Deep DishDigital MinimalismMarie KondoeBirdMerlin Bird...

Duration:00:50:33

Episode 47: Our Fraught Relationship with Technology

3/11/2019
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Ped & Tom review the new book “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport and discuss the benefits of reducing your daily interactions with technology and social media. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy WorldCal NewportDeep Work Episode 38Attention economyFreedom Music by Lee Rosevere (CC by 4.0)

Duration:01:14:45

Episode 46: Maximize Joy

2/15/2019
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Ped & Tom continue to stare into the existential void and search for the meaning of life, with the help of centenarian Okinawans and the Japanese concept of Ikigai, as well as the organizational methods of tidying expert Marie Kondo. This episode is brought to you by our amazing Patreon supporter, Ekin Köker. Thank you, Ekin! You spark joy! Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Episode 38: Blazar...

Duration:01:06:47

Episode 45: An Evening with Phish

1/24/2019
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A long-lost concert video sparks a stroll down memory lane for two old-school Phish-heads, sharing a “thank you” card full of gratitude for all the joy created by their favorite band, Phish. Tapers welcome! Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Phish Amy’s Farm Multi-Cam Footage from 1991 SurfacesGallery of photographs taken at Amy’s Farm by TomyeP!How Phish sounds to people who don’t like PhishPhish vs the Audience Chess MatchJuntaTrey Anastasio shares his Drug Court experience Relisten (iOS)...

Duration:01:01:23

Episode 44: Lincoln’s Hoodie

1/9/2019
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Ped & Tom welcome a new sunrise and a new year, they run through some followup on Github, Stax lids, and ladybird beetles, Tom welcomes some new arrivals to his household, and Ped attempts to experience history in Washington DC. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. An Enquiry Concerning Human UnderstandingSubtly improved “Janky Tic-Tac-Toe”NoéOctahedron Guess How Many Stax Lids Cause and...

Duration:00:49:20

Episode 43: Ladybirds’ Picnic

12/13/2018
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Ped has a doughnut-related crisis, Tom is visited by ladybird beetles, and they discuss the forthcoming Insect Apocalypse. This episode is brought to you by Patreon supporter Ossama Al-Alali from Germany. We thank you for your support! You are awesome sauce! Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. The Insect Apocalypse is Here The German Amateurs Who Discovered ‘Insect Armageddon’Trophic...

Duration:01:04:47

Episode 42: Girding for Frivolity

11/21/2018
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Don’t Panic! Tom is surrounded by hippies. Ped is on the lookout for interstellar visitors. And they both continue their search for the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Plus, Ped has a curious collection. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Lighting the beacons“Happy Valley”John “Grizzly” AdamsWhole Foods MarketRationalismMagical thinking 12 Natural and Organic Brands...

Duration:01:28:00

Episode 41: Building a House of Belief

11/8/2018
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In this episode, Ped has a new drinking game, Tom reveals he was not a particularly good student, and your hosts welcome the new Doctor. They then return to the topic of Climate Change and why people believe what they believe…or not. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. u/marzibChaos! The Last Jedi followup Two-thirds of links on Twitter come from botsShould You Take Early Morning Classes in...

Duration:00:49:42

Episode 40: Slot Machines for Attention

10/13/2018
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With apologies for the echoey room, albeit in a new home, Ped & Tom discuss the contrasting environ of Western Massachusetts, a perplexing but pleasing podcast review, and a followup on The Last Jedi that somehow made it through the edit. Then, Ped has a lot to say about CGP Grey and the fight for your attention and Tom makes an unexpected visit to the emergency room. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple...

Duration:01:20:55

Episode 39: Captain of the Enterprise

9/13/2018
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Tom is on the move, Ped is excited about Star Trek, and they both warp through tangents related to genealogy, immigration, solar probes, and climate change. Engage! Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Does it sound like a cave in here? [00:00] Democracy DayPunching through the diamond wallTiny housesPioneer ValleyHome staging Coffee Followup [20:56] Should Coffee Come With Cancer Warnings?...

Duration:01:16:48

Episode 38: Blazar McBlazeface

8/19/2018
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Ped and Tom followup on some recent developments in the world of science including the mysterious ʻOumuamua, a super-powerful blazar, and a neutrino detector buried deep in the ice. Then, Ped extolls the benefits of three recent self-improvement books while Tom prefers self-deprecation. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Interstellar Interloper Revisited [01:32] Episode 22: Nostalgia...

Duration:01:06:06

Episode 37: Spaghetti Code

7/28/2018
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Tom passes Ped’s code review with a particularly janky bit of programming, stickers are dispatched around the world, and we get some more complaining about Star Wars. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Janky Programming [01:06] Janky Tic Tac ToesourceStrong and weak typingJavaScriptIndentation styleTwo Bit Geeks on GitHubStation 13 on GitHub Stickers Across the Globe [20:50] Two Bit Geeks...

Duration:00:48:33

Episode 36: The Long Slog

7/7/2018
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Ped is strangely primed this morning, Tom is strangely immune to poison ivy, and they both take a long, strange slog through software development and language immersion. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Primed and Ready to Go! [01:53] “You never can tell with bees.” Flies, Spiders, Mosquitoes, and Poison Ivy [09:20] Australia’s dangerous animals: the top 30 immune to poison ivy? Learn Coding...

Duration:01:09:20

Episode 35: Low on Disk Space

6/19/2018
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It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time for the A.I. Winter and more followup tonight. It’s time to put on makeup, it’s time to dress up right, it’s time to spoil Infinity War and … [Disk Space Error] Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Music and Memory [00:00] It’s The Muppet Show!prepares for the wrong piano concerto The A.I. Winter [6:40] hackernewsletter A.I....

Duration:00:52:29

Episode 34: Two Bots Talking

6/2/2018
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In this guaranteed 100% human-created podcast, Ped & Tom ponder whether humanity was Earth’s first civilization, whether Google chatbots will subsequently replace humanity, whether Irish drivers are the best in the world, and whether your own DNA will implicate your criminal cousin. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Yanny and Laurel [00:00] “What do you guys hear ?” Most people over 18 can’t...

Duration:01:06:34

Episode 33: Staring into the Void

5/2/2018
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Pondering pure existence, a big reckoning for Big Coffee, coming to terms with archiving our past, possibly #tooMuchMeta on a flight through Ped’s neural landscape, keep those subvocals to yourself and always look up for the Happy Void. Support the podcast on Patreon or by purchasing a T-shirt. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Recreational Void Staring [00:00] The Untempered SchismThe Two Bit Geeks Official Guide to Void Staring! Coffee, Cancer and...

Duration:01:04:38