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Episode 11: are AI-written movies and music any good? PLUS - Kathryn reigns as Kwiz Kween once more

Episode 11: are AI-written movies and music any good? PLUS - Kathryn reigns as Kwiz Kween once more by


Episode 10: the benefits of consuming other people's blood, and (whisper it) adventures in ASMR

IN EPISODE 10: • Consume young blood, live longer: It's time to embrace your inner vampire: Joe finds out that in the search for youthfulness, researchers may have found a magic potion: young people's blood - we’ll find out how other people’s blood can actually reverse your aging process, you wrinkly old husk. • The power of music and soft brain hacking: Kathryn discovers that our brains are hard-wired to respond to music in certain predictable ways – and we’ll learn how we can hack our...


Episode 9: turn your body into a diamond and fire it into space; PLUS: identifying antique burps!

NINE! NINE! NINE! - In Episode 9: • Turn me into a diamond and shoot me into space. Being buried is boring. Kathryn explains to Joe - and an especially interested Thom - new ways they can dispose of dead bodies. • Joe explains which replacement body parts can be grown in a lab right now and then implanted in our bodies - and reveals which part of his body he'd have replaced (no, it's not that one); • Kathryn's Kalamatous Kwiz: Kwiz Kween Kathryn becomes Kontestant as Joe makes her and Thom...


Episode 8: how to become a cyborg, and how robots are becoming creative

BETTER EIGHT THAN NEVER! - In Episode 8: • The Wild World Of Human Augmentation Who has already added things to their body? What do they do? Why did they do it? Kathryn peers under the skin to find out what it takes to become a cyborg. • Joe argues that we should be grateful, not fearful, for the advent of automation, which is already replacing the most repetitive of human jobs – and is coming for the ones you might not think can be automated... (including his writing job). • Kathryn's...


Episode 7: How much of your body could you sell and still survive (and how much would you make?)

SEVENS ABOVE! - In Episode 7: • Sell your unwanted body parts: You can sell much more of your body than you might think, and Kathryn calculates which body parts and secretions make the most cash. • Live forever, become super-intelligent, turn into "smart gas": Ray Kurzweil is a modern-day Nostradamus, except his predictions are correct. He says that Transhumanism - when humans mesh with machines and live forever - is only just around the corner. Joe looks into his most outlandish (and...


Episode 6: Eating Panda meat and getting filthy rich off your own data

SIX APPEAL - In Episode 6: • Cruelty-free beef: You can now go to restaurants and buy a burger that costs $13 and is made of real beef that has not come from a cow. Will eating meat that has never been alive become normal? And how does this affect vegans? • How much is your personal data worth?: Companies are buying up swathes of data that we have produced - often without us realising. So are we missing out on a payday **bonanza**? Kathryn finds out. • Kathryn's Katchiest Kwiz Yet: Kathryn...


Episode 4: How to disappear completely from the internet, and making rude drawings in VR

FOUR HEAVEN'S SAKE: In Episode 4: • Disappear completely from the internet: Kathryn explains how it's harder than you think, is not quite as beneficial as you might assume; • Tap into a wild new world of creativity, as Joe tries to explain how amazing using Google's Tilt Brush VR-painting tech is without hyperventilating; • Be Kaptivated by Kathryn's Kriminally Komplicated Kwiz, and mutter darkly at how bad Thom and Joe are at getting Korrect answers. ABOUT GROVER: MONTAG.WTF and the...


Episode 1: SexTech, Food in a bottle, and UFO sightings vs Marijuana consumption

IN THIS EPISODE, grasp your wearables and swig your meal replacement fodder, as: • Joe probes the world of SexTech - the industry of wearables that are rather more invigorating than fitness trackers • Kathryn explains the unexpected impact on her social life when she shunned food's taste, texture, joy, and sense of wellbeing and gulped down Soylent instead • Thom does some #bluesky #brand #strategising around meal replacement powders, fake foodstuffs and teledildonics. BONUS FEATURETTE:...