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Episode 28: The Zoof Lot

2/10/2018
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It’s déjà-vu all over again as Ped and Tom revisit a feast of follow-up, minimize their mobile and soak up the wifi on accident in an episode of time well spent (auditorily speaking). After-party in the Zoof Lot. Support the podcast on Patreon. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Revisitation Station [00:00] at least seven times Anonymous Proxy Grammar Girl Mignon Fogartyan excellent paper ‘on accident’Hometown Zoof archetypea pop culture...

Duration:00:55:47

Episode 27: Grumpy Old Men

1/28/2018
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The one where Ped & Tom argue about The Last Jedi for an hour. Spoilers abound. You have been warned! Support the podcast on Patreon. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Star Wars: The Last Jedi [00:00] Hello Internet reviews The Last JediA-Town FM reviews The Last Jedi The “backlash” against Star Wars: The Last Jedi , explainedThe Emperor’s appearance in The Empire Strikes BackRotten TomatoesThe Very Best of Nien NunbAntiques Roadshow Music by Lee...

Duration:01:05:58

Episode 26: Invest in PedCoin

1/13/2018
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Ped & Tom go around and around on roundabouts, BritComs, accents, dialects, and bubblers. They revisit the problem of social media dopamine hits, and then explore the promise of Bitcoin and the blockchain. This episode is brought to you by Patreon supporter Chris! Chris is awesome-sauce. Support the podcast on Patreon. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Accents & Dialects [01:44] Received PronunciationA tour of British accents How Y’all, Youse and...

Duration:01:30:12

Episode 25: The Scorpion and the Tortoise

12/25/2017
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Celebrating the luminous, quiet and noisy joys of the season, Quentin Tarantino has phasers set to kill for Captain Picard, and AlphaZero ushers in a new era of mostly fear for Ped and Tom as they ponder the perils of the new AI. Happy Holidays, humans! Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Yay, snow; nay, leaf blowers [00:27] Annual Average Snowfall for New England Your average American household at ChristmasCats in...

Duration:01:07:12

Episode 24: The Two Bit Geeks Hall of Fame

12/9/2017
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Ped & Tom celebrate a year of podcasting with their first inductions into the Two Bit Geeks Hall of Fame. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. Too Many Cats! [00:00] How Many Cats is Too Many?Cat Chucking in Belgium ʻOumuamua Update [03:04] interstellar objectLight curve of ‘OumuamuaXKCD 1919Asteroid CaptureSagan standardOccam’s razorCueballMegan Evidence Tangent [11:15] Scientific methodAnecdotal evidence A Two Bit Anniversary [18:10] Two Bit Geeks Episode...

Duration:01:11:40

Episode 23: Free Range Podcasting

11/25/2017
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Deconstructing Tom’s editing filter, briefly Brother X, Star Wars and LOTR news, questionable parenting trends of the modern age and debating the value of death. Plus, Two Bit Geeks t-shirts are here! Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. Ode to the Cutting Room Floor [00:22] The Curse of Knowledge How to remember your dreams Bits & Pieces [09:40] Dare to be Stupidpastiche A green light for a new Star Wars trilogy Bezos pays a boatload for the Lord of the...

Duration:01:11:16

Episode 22: Nostalgia Kilonova

11/11/2017
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Wandering down the aisles of emergent 80s nostalgia, briefly Blade Runner and the satisfaction of reinvention, Dungeons & Dragons gets back on the scene, first light on the biggest bangs in the universe and interstellar greetings from the Vegans of Lyra. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. A special “Thank You” to Patreon supporter Xavier Lambein! Meandering nostalgia, 80s style [03:20] The Banana Splitsmixed-reality early pioneersStranger...

Duration:00:52:41

Episode 21: Bandying About the Cosmos

10/27/2017
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The busy geeks are back from more travels and buzz through accumulated corrections and followup, followed by a deep dive into software development, a trip to the world of Ahch-To (also know as Ireland), and finally Tom finds himself on a ‘special’ list. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. To sleep, perchance to dream [01:27] The Art of DreamingLucid dreamingSleep paralysis No Dumb Questions 015 - What the Heck is Sleep Paralysis? Corrections and Followup...

Duration:01:18:59

Episode 20: Apocalypse How?

9/26/2017
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Climate change, nuclear war, hostile AI, runaway nanotech, supervolcanoes, supermassive meteor strikes and unrelenting alien invasions: Ped and Tom shine a gamma ray burst on the biggest threats to our continued existence. Inspiration optional! Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. Micro follow-ups [00:00] Todoist is working out great BlinkAndrew Mao Handicapping the (Human) Race [15:22] Inevitably, we roll alongGlobal Catastrophic RiskNick Bostrom and the...

Duration:01:09:10

Episode 19: The Trusting Game

9/14/2017
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A happy birthday to Curiosity, a stellar job opportunity, and a deep dive into Nicky Case’s game of trust, compassion and resilient cooperation—just don’t tailgate Tom. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. Warming up with Space [00:00] Curiosity sings like thatNASA’s Planetary Protection wants you! The main event: playing with Trust [05:45] The Evolution of TrustNicky CaseGame Theory 101: The Prisoner’s Dilemma explainedThe WWI Christmas Truce TBG Ep. 11:...

Duration:00:59:25

Episode 18: Total Eclipse Special

8/26/2017
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Ped & Tom experience the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse within the magical Path of Totality, and survive the traffic nightmare afterwards. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. Eclipse Followup [00:51] Episode 1: Roll for Initiative!Solar Eclipse of August 11, 1999Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 The Path of Totality NOAA National Weather Service Cloud Cover ForecastCity of Sweetwater, TennesseeBaily’s Beads The 2017 Corona at Totality Total Solar Eclipse...

Duration:00:43:04

Episode 17: National Park Sandwich

8/12/2017
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The dramatic conclusion of the The Great Pea Experiment; Ped across America with a road trip redux through five National Parks, seven natural wonders and The Argonath; and there’s good reason to celebrate our 13th Doctor. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. The Great Pea Experiment: riveting finale [00:19] The entirety of the pea harvest Ped across America: road trip redux [04:37] The whole trip on a map Bison warningPed’s kayak soundtrack: The Argonath!A...

Duration:01:14:18

Episode 16: Flora and Fauna

7/25/2017
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Ped invites Tom to try some vocal warmup, before moving on to fingers and hands, cursive redux, neuroplasticity and critical thinking, flora and pesky fauna, plus some brief Star Wars news. Discuss this episode and more on Reddit. This episode brought to you by our amazing patrons! Help support the podcast on Patreon. Vocal Warmup [00:37] Aerobics for your voice Voice and Articulation by Kenneth Crannell Fingers and Hands [11:48] Muscles of the HandNeuroplasticity What are today’s...

Duration:00:45:15

Episode 15: Purposeless Pursuits

7/3/2017
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After a hello to our Imperial listeners, Ped & Tom discuss the decline of cursive writing, the Common Core Standards, learning cuneiform, and the purpose of purposeless pursuits. Also, squeaky cats and oatmeal. Discuss this episode and more on Reddit. This episode brought to you by our amazing patrons! Help support the podcast on Patreon. An Imperial listener [00:00] The Empire Did Nothing WrongThe Ridgeway National Trail Should we still learn cursive writing? [06:55] cursive writing...

Duration:00:48:32

Episode 14: Productive Plants

6/17/2017
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Fitness tracking followup, setting goals and how to manage them, aspiring towards Inbox Zero, the benefits of side projects and time scheduling, the manager-self versus the worker-self, and the sensitive plant revisited. Discuss this episode and more on Reddit. This episode brought to you by our amazing patrons! Help support the podcast on Patreon. Fitbit Followup [00:41] Episode 06 The health hazards of sitting What sleep tracking apps can and can’t tell you Are you a goal setting...

Duration:00:52:05

Episode 13: Tom Cruise’s Dorky Brother

5/28/2017
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Alien megastructures on the move, Tom happily hopping across the pond, a lot of bleu at the Pompidou, replicating everything, Fluffernutters in Paris, matching voices with faces and Tom’s tendrils are seriously onto something. Discuss this episode and more on Reddit Tabby Star is Dipping! [00:00] “The most mysterious star in the universe”We should totally build a Dyson SphereJust turn the cube, reveal the message? An American (Geek) in Paris [10:42] Rhapsody in Blue Reddit has spoken:...

Duration:01:03:21

Episode 12: Bachanalia

4/30/2017
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Giving Tom another micro-hobby, celebrating the return of Doctor Who and MST3K, the first trailer for the The Last Jedi, a trip through the galaxy of the Goldberg Variations and throwing dirt and shade on Ender’s Game. Discuss this episode and more on Reddit Something earthy, something Who; something reboot, something new [00:00] you put seeds in dirt!Nardole, Bill and the Doctor jump start S10A taste of MST3KThe Last Jedi trailerand some greatfan breakdowns Bach’s Goldberg Variations...

Duration:01:00:39

Episode 11: That Was Close

4/14/2017
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Mystery project part two (or, I Can’t Believe I Just Did That), some mildly interesting follow-up, all hail what we objectively know to be true, even more Who, the mathematical beauty of J.S. Bach and will Ped ever finish his homework. Discuss this episode and more on Reddit Check Ped’s Project (part 2) [00:29] And the winner is…The importance of trust No time for meta, persona The greatest era of all-time [25:20] A mildly interesting subredditPraising 1983 pop Waiting in line for Star...

Duration:00:51:39

Episode 10: Inside Ped's Head

3/29/2017
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Scandinavians have excellent taste in podcasts, floating away on uninteresting waves, occupying attention for sleep and creativity, Tom picks Ped’s brain on meditation, mystery project part one and a micro bit of barely audible follow-up. On Scandinavia, Sleep and Static [00:59] “Sleep With Me” podcast White noise for sleepWhite noise for focus Check Ped’s Head: it’s meditating! [09:55] Ready, set: nothing something to hang its hat onPed is happy for the time to work on disciplineThis...

Duration:00:58:52

Episode 09: All Aboard for Silly Town!

3/13/2017
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Wheeling and dealing on a weekday evening, sportsball gets a foot in the door, simulating simulations, tidally locked exoplanets and other cool space stuff that will take forever to get to, lunar tourism and this podcast train is bound for Silly Town. Music by Lee Rosevere (CC by 4.0)

Duration:00:57:12

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