Archive for August, 2016

halt and catch fire

Ep. 20: Neil deGrasse Tyson vs. sexist science jokes, ‘80s tech on Halt and Catch Fire

Astronomers discover Earth-like planet Proxima B, Neil deGrasse Tyson goes in on sexist science jokes on Twitter (5:29), protests over ‘Jason Bourne’ movie in 3D in China (13:06), the trailer […]

arrival movie

Ep. 19: NASA women, Kernel brain implant, No Man’s Sky game vs. Simulation Theory

‘Arrival’ puts a new spin on first contact films, Kernel brain chip implant offers a transhuman brain boost (3:24), ‘Hidden Figures’ film highlights NASA’s unheralded women (11:56), ‘No Man’s Sky’ […]

rogue one

Ep. 18: Star Wars Rogue One, Snapchat racial filter, Minority Report for police

‘Stranger Things’ Netflix numbers top ‘House of Cards’, Snapchat’s “yellowface” filter controversy (2:01), Star Wars ‘Rogue One’ trailer (15:42), Machine learning offers ‘Minority Report’ style prediction to cops (26:26). SHOW […]

chief jim hopper

Ep. 17: Trips to Mars + the Moon, Interview w/ Stranger Things star David Harbour

Nat Geo’s Mars documentary-meets-science-fiction series from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, the first private Moon mission gets approved for 2017 (5:17), Adario Strange interviews ‘Stranger Things’ star David Harbour (10:53), […]