Andrew Mayne is a magician, illusion designer, author, and filmmaker. Having written and produced over fifty books, DVDs, and manuscripts on magic, he is considered one of the most prolific magic creators of the last decade. He is also the publisher of iTricks.com and the host of the Weird Things Podcast.
Sea danger from above! Higher education is moving online, even if you live on campus. The boys posit a new take on the college experience. Andrew’s OpenAI-powered historical figure app, AI Writer, got a write-up on TheNextWeb! Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: Westworld Justin: You Must Remember This Podcast – Charles Manson’s Hollywood Brian: The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day Bryce: Life is Strange 2 Support Weird Things on Patreon Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive Follow us on Facebook Download url: http://www.itricks.com/upload/WeirdThings070620.mp3
Twitter’s new audio posts show potential for short-form audio. What are the avenues for smaller, tighter content on social media and what are the wild cards? Facebook evolves from guessing your thoughts to simply asking you for them. Apple unveiled “Apple Silicon.” What does that mean for computing, Android, and VR/AR? Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Illuminated Tweets of Elon Musk coloring book and Justin: Search Party Brian: The Last of Us Part II Bryce: Never Have I Ever Support Weird Things on Patreon Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive Follow us on Facebook Download url: http://www.itricks.com/upload/WeirdThings062920.mp3
It was just the anniversary of SpaceShipOne. SpaceX offers ridesharing–what would we do with 200kg of payload? Segway inventor Dean Kamen wants to build human organs. Who really needs feet? Only bronze?! The stories of the blown-up whale, colliding trains, and burning circuses. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: What We Do in the Shadows Brian: The Last Days of American Crime Bryce: Hardspace: Shipbreaker Support Weird Things on Patreon Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive Follow us on Facebook Download url: http://www.itricks.com/upload/WeirdThings062220.mp3
We’ve had early access to OpenAI’s new GPT-3 generative text model. How have we used it and what is the power it holds? Andrew’s already built a suite of OpenAI-powered projects. Check them out at AI Channels. Plus, what mental faculties do we take for granted? A brief look into aphantasia, the inability to visually imagine. Got something weird? Email neshcom@gmail.com, subject line “Weird Things.” Picks: Andrew: The Flinstones (film) Justin: You Must Remember This Podcast on Polly Platt Brian: Casablanca Bryce: Succession Support Weird Things on Patreon Subscribe to the Weird Things podcast on iTunes Podcast RSS feed Episode archive Follow us on Facebook Download url: http://www.itricks.com/upload/WeirdThings061520.mp3
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Episode Count
305
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
1 hour, 3 minutes