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Podcasts – Weird Things

Andrew Mayne
100 episodes
How would you fight a Yeti in hand to hand combat? Would you attempt to sell your soul to the devil in the interest of science? How can you prepare for a zombie apocalypse? Find out all of this and more every week on the Weird Things podcast, where your hosts, Andrew Mayne, Justin Robert Young and Brian Brushwood probe the most challenging questions about the paranormal, supernatural and fringe.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

WT: Tower of Human Skulls – Fixed

Tower of Human Skulls – Super nova communication? – Capuchin Crypt – ‘Blueberries’ on Mars Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Hobbit (film series) Justin: Clone High Brian: The Mitchells vs the Machines Cory: THE STORMLIGH…

WT: Baby Dinosaur?

First Nighttime Splashdown With Astronauts Since 1968! U.F.O.s! Florida woman spotted ‘Baby Dinosaur’. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Dark Matter: The Situation has Changed Justin: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Brian: Nob…

WT: Wright Brothers Purest

Helicopters on Mars! NASA and SpaceX to the Moon! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: PBS Space TimePBS Space Time Justin: Q: Into the Storm Brian: Ryan George Cory: Audius.co Support Weird Things on Patreon Subscribe to the…

WT: Russian Baby (fixed)

Whoa, cool photo! The everyday impact of space dust. Snakes: how are we related to them? A very polite zoo-break. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” After Things is taking the week off! Picks: Justin: Toast of London Brian: The Manhattan Project …

WT: Black Bear Sun

Alaska shoppers are bedeviled by ravens! NASA says we’re safe for 100 years (kinda). Bears: sickly friendly. Black holes, sharper than ever! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (anti-pick) Brian: In…

WT: Verifiable Baseball Cards

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 has been re-used a historic number of times. How much re-using a rocket would be acceptable? NFTs: what are they, what is their value, and what could you do with this technology? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: Cobr…

WT: Oh, Rings

Let’s creep out Bryce! Allan Mcdonald, who refused to sign off on the Challenger launch, has passed away. A look back on his heroic stand, the context around the tragic launch, and the various risks involved in space flight. A new article against going to Mars and a critical look at the journey to …

WT: Half an Egg

What makes Andrew’s new friend Elizabeth Ann so special? The oldest DNA ever sequenced. Deepfakes are taking over the world. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Links: MyHeritage deepfakes Deep Tom Cruise Bryce deepfaked into The Queen’s Gambit Pick…

WT: Back to the Past

The Texas cold storm has us looking back and forward 100 years. How has life progressed and what might happen in another century? Eyes and ears are now on Mars! See the sights and hear the rumble of the red planet. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks:…

WT: Space For Regular People

A Super Bowl ad wants to take a FANTASTIC crew of FOUR civilians up to space. Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon’s CEO–will he turn his focus to Blue Origin? Avi Loeb is again saying Oumuamua, the cigar-shaped comet, is definitively an extraterrestrial vessel now in a new book. Matt Ridley’s new …

WT: Venus is Barren Again

Remember that story about phosphine on Venus, suggesting life on Venus? Well, it was more likely to be sulfur dioxide, a common compound found in Venus. What are problems in science funding and could you do double-blind research funding? Also, what’s #stonks and what’s with this Clubhouse thing? Go…

WT: Zone of Safety

SpaceX sets a record for most satellites launched in one launch with their rideshare program. Brian and Justin have had Quest 2s for a little while now–what are their impressions of the wireless VR device? Andrew got into the Facebook Horizons beta and has some thoughts. Got something weird? Email …

WT: The View From Orbit

NASA’s SLS dress rehearsal test ended in failure. What does that mean for the future of NASA development? Blue Origin completes its test of New Shepard NS-14. What are their ambitions? Space tourism? Virgin Orbit finally achieves orbit. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “We…

WT: Essential Recipes

The next Starship test could be as soon as this week! A new game, “Contact, Arrival, or Something Else?” What type of data would you send to an advance civilization? Or taken another way, what essential information would you send 1,000 years into the past? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.c…

WT: Sick and Tired

It’s a new year and a new episode of Weird Things. COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out and we dissect some of the attitudes and policies that got us here. Would it be ethical to cut costs and only give people a single-shot dose instead of two? What would it look like if people faked fake-immunization…

WT: Roman Quizno’s

Another amazing discovery in Pompeii leaves us wondering about ancient cuisine. We clearly need to talk about what makes a movie a rom-com. What is adermatoglyphia and what barriers does it make in the modern world? Octopi will go fist-cuffs with you!! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, …

WT: Hello, Humans!

A scaly surprise in Florida. Brains: you’re never alone with one! Are aliens contacting us from Proxima Centauri? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Justin: The Expanse Brian: One Punch Man Bryce: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Support Wei…

WT: The Space Ceiling

SpaceX’s SN8 does a test flight and end in a fiery…data collection? Uh-oh, we found him! If we were a galactic federation, how would we induct a dumber planet? Mammoth bones are a cut above! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Ring Fit A…

WT: Dark Orbits

The Arecibo Observatory has fallen into disrepair and came crashing down this week. We now know a possible mini-moon orbiting Earth is actually man-made! How our human-brains color how we create and percieve scientific phenomena. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Thi…

WT: 99 Mink Balloons

How long is too long to wear a Santa hat? Alphabets’s DeepMind unveils a new breakthrough in protein folding and we know most of those words! A mysterious pylon in Utah get even more mysterious. King King–what if he was a zombie? Speaking of zombies… Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, s…

WT: Genuine, Bona Fide, Electrified Six-Car Hyperloop

A speedy first in Vegas. Optical and audio illusions break our minds including this visual illusion . Pooping in space: how does it work on the new Dragon Crew capsule? Virtual characters are advancing, but what value do they provide? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Wei…

WT: Bear With Me

Bear attacks require bear-sized solutions and Japan has a new scare tactic. Idiots in a national park (not us). Moscow’s facial recognition surveillance is compromised–and for cheap! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” After Things is off this week! Picks…

WT: The Mammal Prequels

Thievery in the emptiness of space! Dinosaurs before the dinosaurs. Some discussion on Pangea, the supercontinent, and it’s respective ocean (singular). Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Games You Can’t Lose from Harry Anderson Justi…

WT: The Better Buffet Boat

A new nightmare in New York. We talk about bugs for like a while. Oh no, I’m on the sea and need to be on THAT boat. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” After Things is off this week! Picks: Andrew: The Mandalorian Brian: The Queen’s Gambit Bryc…

WT: Announcement: Announcement: Water

NASA had an announcement for an annoucement and that announcement was: an announcement of water on the moon! How wet is Luna and is it viable to provide water? OSIRIS-REx slammed into the moon and got way too many rocks. Remember when there was evidence of life on Venus? Well, science is scrutinizi…

WT: A New (Old) Horse

LAX is met with a bogey yet again and we have a whole lineup of suspects! How will humans conquer the skies? Old cells lead to a new clone of an endangered horse. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Astoria from Peter Stark Justin: T…

WT: I Can Walk Forever!

Close encounters of the oceanic kind. How can drones protect beach-goers? AI is looking at Mars faster than us! A new demographic for augmented reality: Fido! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Notion Justin: The Boys Brian: Mis…

WT: We Have No Intentions

Brian’s back post-COVID infection. What was the first-hand experience for someone who had symptoms? Resin DOES move in herds–a new breakthrough in DNA extraction in resin. Could bug or bird DNA unlock secrets of ancient species? The sizes of many big sci-fi ships. Paramedics: they fly now. [After T…

WT: The Brine-y Planet

Water on Mars? Scientists think they found it again! What water and life on Mars means to any manned trips. Plus, the elderly: younger or older than the previous generation? The wide world of autonomous assistants, now from Segway! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird T…

WT: Hunt and Peck VR

Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset is now a real reality. How could VR impact working from home and affordable gaming. Otto Aviation have a new take on private jets–a new take on high-end travel or the a new wave of affordable flights? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, su…