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Join us each week as we research the weird, new, fascinating, and insane. Join us on an internet goose chase.

Latest Episodes

Episode 112: The Spoopy Halloween Episode!

EThis week, we're celebrating the month of spooptober with special guest Kerstyn, talking about something truly terrifying. An ancient and evil force, which neither man nor god could contain. The torturer of untold billions of souls, it knows no country and is unbound as it sweeps the globe in search of those to twist into its hideous grasp. Grab your blankets and tuck into your couches as we discuss our spookiest subject yet!

150 min6 d ago
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Episode 112: The Spoopy Halloween Episode!

Episode 111: The Meat Computer

EThis week, we're kicking off Spooptober with an episode about our amazing, weird, creepy brains. The brain is a long-lasting mystery and spoop symbol. Mad scientists with brains in jars or putting them in monsters' heads hasn't helped. But today we're talking about the odd ways the brain works, the ways in which it breaks, and some of the amazing things you can do with a brain (or can't, as it may turn out).

108 min2 w ago
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Episode 111: The Meat Computer

Episode 110: The Lesser Known Story of Ted Kaczynski

EThis week, we're talking about Ted Kaczynski. But not necessarily the Ted Kaczynzki story you know. Our special guest Kerstyn is here to talk with us about some of the more formative experiences that may have contributed to his development that are a lesser known part of the story, as well as breaking down some of the elements of his well-known manifesto. The nature of meaningful work, the changing nature of our society and technology, and both physical and mental isolation are core themes to his story and we find them worth exploring.

149 minSEP 21
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Episode 110: The Lesser Known Story of Ted Kaczynski

Episode 109: Of Emperors and Pimps

EThis week, we're talking about a few people who are local legends. The kind of people who are interesting, eccentric, or just radiate personality. We're talking about Cleveland's own "Superpimp" a fixture of the club scene, as well as the late 19th century self-appointed "Emperor of the United States" and the two dogs associated with him. This episode is a trek into what happens when people decide to just go with something, without cynicism. It's kinda nice.

102 minAUG 31
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Episode 109: Of Emperors and Pimps

Episode 108: Ha ha ha, I'm a Real Human!

EThis week we're talking about predictive text AI models, specifically the new kid on the block: GPT-3. Most of us are familiar with chat bots: smarter child, Tay, and others that have been accessible for humans to interact with. Historically, they haven't been all that convincing, but all of that is beginning to change. While still not necessarily fully human, the capabilities inherent in the latest predictive text models are astounding, and spell out a future where humans are not the only (or best) writers around.

111 minAUG 10
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Episode 108: Ha ha ha, I'm a Real Human!

Episode 107: A Nightmare at Sarah Lawrence

EDisclaimer up front: This is a very sad, disturbing, and explicit episode. It all starts in 2010, when Sarah Lawrence student Talia Ray informs her dorm mates that her dad is getting out of prison and will be coming to stay with them. In the dorm. It would be the first instance in a decade-long campaign of manipulation, abuse, and tragedy. Lawrence Ray was introduced to his daughter's friends as a truth teller, a hero, and a great man. But their lives together would develop into an entirely different story. This is a painful story, but we think it's an important one, and with much appreciation and credit to Ezra Marcus and James D. Walsh, who are heavily to credit for justice being sought in this case.

146 minJUL 27
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Episode 107: A Nightmare at Sarah Lawrence

Episode 106: Ain't Nothing but a G Thang

EThis week we're talking about 5G, the latest wave in cellular evolution that is bound to make it to your phone within a few years. Every time there's a new "G" there's some kind of fear and paranoia around it, and 5G is already feared in this particularly uncertain time. We talk about what 5G is, what the conspiracy theories are, and also what you should really be paying attention to as the cellular wave of the future is being built city to city and country to country.

100 minJUL 13
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Episode 106: Ain't Nothing but a G Thang

Episode 105: Phreak Out!

EThis week we're talking about some cryptography, hacking, and the crazy days where the phone company in the US was practically a god. We're joined by our most excellent guest and friend Kerstyn, who set out to answer the question: Does it ever really happen where those crazy scofflaw hackers are so good they get recruited by the feds? The answer to that ended up being hard to pin down, but we took a nice meandering goose walk instead, learning about the women that led cryptographic efforts in WWII, the "world's most famous hacker" Kevin Mitnick, and the weird and wild days of phone phreaking.

178 minJUN 29
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Episode 105: Phreak Out!

Episode 104: Mush, Togo, Mush!

EThis week we're talking about the story of the 1925 Nome serum run with our special guests Laura and TJ! The times were dark: Nome was experiencing the beginnings of an outbreak of diptheria. A serum was needed to treat it, and children were falling ill and dying. It was too cold, too far, at a bad time of year, and the only way to get that critical medicine was by sled dog. An expert musher and his unlikely lead dog made the drive, and the world rejoiced. But not all heroes were commended equally. This is the real story of an incredible journey and an incredible dog.

100 minJUN 8
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Episode 104: Mush, Togo, Mush!

Episode 103: Apocalypse Now... wait... no... Now.

EThis week we're doing our first remote Goose Chase with our friend and previous guest, Dan. We're talking about end of the world theories! Sometimes religious, or based on aliens, or technology gone awry, the world has been predicted to end many times now, sometimes by the same people over and over again. We talk about some notable predictions and some that are more obscure, and a little bit of theology on why you probably shouldn't put too much stock in some of them. Thanks again to Dan for doing this, and a little plug here for his podcast, Sequelize This, a fun show about movie sequels and movie chat in general. And you can also check out his album, "An Introduction to Saying Goodbye."

153 minJUN 1
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Episode 103: Apocalypse Now... wait... no... Now.

Latest Episodes

Episode 112: The Spoopy Halloween Episode!

EThis week, we're celebrating the month of spooptober with special guest Kerstyn, talking about something truly terrifying. An ancient and evil force, which neither man nor god could contain. The torturer of untold billions of souls, it knows no country and is unbound as it sweeps the globe in search of those to twist into its hideous grasp. Grab your blankets and tuck into your couches as we discuss our spookiest subject yet!

150 min6 d ago
Comments
Episode 112: The Spoopy Halloween Episode!

Episode 111: The Meat Computer

EThis week, we're kicking off Spooptober with an episode about our amazing, weird, creepy brains. The brain is a long-lasting mystery and spoop symbol. Mad scientists with brains in jars or putting them in monsters' heads hasn't helped. But today we're talking about the odd ways the brain works, the ways in which it breaks, and some of the amazing things you can do with a brain (or can't, as it may turn out).

108 min2 w ago
Comments
Episode 111: The Meat Computer

Episode 110: The Lesser Known Story of Ted Kaczynski

EThis week, we're talking about Ted Kaczynski. But not necessarily the Ted Kaczynzki story you know. Our special guest Kerstyn is here to talk with us about some of the more formative experiences that may have contributed to his development that are a lesser known part of the story, as well as breaking down some of the elements of his well-known manifesto. The nature of meaningful work, the changing nature of our society and technology, and both physical and mental isolation are core themes to his story and we find them worth exploring.

149 minSEP 21
Comments
Episode 110: The Lesser Known Story of Ted Kaczynski

Episode 109: Of Emperors and Pimps

EThis week, we're talking about a few people who are local legends. The kind of people who are interesting, eccentric, or just radiate personality. We're talking about Cleveland's own "Superpimp" a fixture of the club scene, as well as the late 19th century self-appointed "Emperor of the United States" and the two dogs associated with him. This episode is a trek into what happens when people decide to just go with something, without cynicism. It's kinda nice.

102 minAUG 31
Comments
Episode 109: Of Emperors and Pimps

Episode 108: Ha ha ha, I'm a Real Human!

EThis week we're talking about predictive text AI models, specifically the new kid on the block: GPT-3. Most of us are familiar with chat bots: smarter child, Tay, and others that have been accessible for humans to interact with. Historically, they haven't been all that convincing, but all of that is beginning to change. While still not necessarily fully human, the capabilities inherent in the latest predictive text models are astounding, and spell out a future where humans are not the only (or best) writers around.

111 minAUG 10
Comments
Episode 108: Ha ha ha, I'm a Real Human!

Episode 107: A Nightmare at Sarah Lawrence

EDisclaimer up front: This is a very sad, disturbing, and explicit episode. It all starts in 2010, when Sarah Lawrence student Talia Ray informs her dorm mates that her dad is getting out of prison and will be coming to stay with them. In the dorm. It would be the first instance in a decade-long campaign of manipulation, abuse, and tragedy. Lawrence Ray was introduced to his daughter's friends as a truth teller, a hero, and a great man. But their lives together would develop into an entirely different story. This is a painful story, but we think it's an important one, and with much appreciation and credit to Ezra Marcus and James D. Walsh, who are heavily to credit for justice being sought in this case.

146 minJUL 27
Comments
Episode 107: A Nightmare at Sarah Lawrence

Episode 106: Ain't Nothing but a G Thang

EThis week we're talking about 5G, the latest wave in cellular evolution that is bound to make it to your phone within a few years. Every time there's a new "G" there's some kind of fear and paranoia around it, and 5G is already feared in this particularly uncertain time. We talk about what 5G is, what the conspiracy theories are, and also what you should really be paying attention to as the cellular wave of the future is being built city to city and country to country.

100 minJUL 13
Comments
Episode 106: Ain't Nothing but a G Thang

Episode 105: Phreak Out!

EThis week we're talking about some cryptography, hacking, and the crazy days where the phone company in the US was practically a god. We're joined by our most excellent guest and friend Kerstyn, who set out to answer the question: Does it ever really happen where those crazy scofflaw hackers are so good they get recruited by the feds? The answer to that ended up being hard to pin down, but we took a nice meandering goose walk instead, learning about the women that led cryptographic efforts in WWII, the "world's most famous hacker" Kevin Mitnick, and the weird and wild days of phone phreaking.

178 minJUN 29
Comments
Episode 105: Phreak Out!

Episode 104: Mush, Togo, Mush!

EThis week we're talking about the story of the 1925 Nome serum run with our special guests Laura and TJ! The times were dark: Nome was experiencing the beginnings of an outbreak of diptheria. A serum was needed to treat it, and children were falling ill and dying. It was too cold, too far, at a bad time of year, and the only way to get that critical medicine was by sled dog. An expert musher and his unlikely lead dog made the drive, and the world rejoiced. But not all heroes were commended equally. This is the real story of an incredible journey and an incredible dog.

100 minJUN 8
Comments
Episode 104: Mush, Togo, Mush!

Episode 103: Apocalypse Now... wait... no... Now.

EThis week we're doing our first remote Goose Chase with our friend and previous guest, Dan. We're talking about end of the world theories! Sometimes religious, or based on aliens, or technology gone awry, the world has been predicted to end many times now, sometimes by the same people over and over again. We talk about some notable predictions and some that are more obscure, and a little bit of theology on why you probably shouldn't put too much stock in some of them. Thanks again to Dan for doing this, and a little plug here for his podcast, Sequelize This, a fun show about movie sequels and movie chat in general. And you can also check out his album, "An Introduction to Saying Goodbye."

153 minJUN 1
Comments
Episode 103: Apocalypse Now... wait... no... Now.
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