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You think Facebook doing experiments on their users is creepy?  Wait until you hear how OK Cupid has been messing with people trying to find love. Anthony and Jeff discuss whether sociological study is worth invasion of privacy.

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Article: http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/we-experiment-on-human-beings/

http://twitter.com/acarboni

Direct download: whc-010-onlinedataing.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:56am PDT

Anthony and Jeff are both on board for self-driving cars.  But a new article that poses a thought experiment about what might happen if an autonomous automobile had to make a decision to sacrifice the few to save the many has them re-ordering the entire social hierarchy of drivers.  Which, of course, breaks down to clowns vs mimes.
 
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Direct download: whc-009-luxuryandexecutioner.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Garbage In, Nothing Out

Jeff and Anthony take a look at an article which suggests the more we consume, the less we create.  Would keeping track of all the time spent screwing around on the Internet change your behavior?  Do you need to absorb media to to be creative, or does bombarding yourself with stimuli reduce your productivity?

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Today's story was suggested by Julian Murdoch: http://therecordingrevolution.com/2014/07/21/one-reason-youre-not-making-as-much-music-as-you-would-like-hint-youre-looking-at-it/

Be sure to check out his show, Gamers With Jobs: http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/

Thanks again to Supercreative for letting us use their studio. Check out Pointless with Kevin Pereira: http://podcast.supercreative.tv/

 

Direct download: whc-008-garbageinnothingout.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT

Jolt of Personality

Trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) - the process of directly electrocuting parts of the brain to accelerate learning - causes Anthony and Jeff to debate the possibility of the human soul.  If we are just a series of electrical impulses, does it even matter if we can all be Super Men? Also how badass would it be to have rocketfeet?

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Today's story was submitted by @_DaanishSyed and @saviopalm

RadioLab 9-Volt Nirvana: http://www.radiolab.org/story/9-volt-nirvana/

Direct download: whc-007-joltofpersonality.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:20pm PDT

US Customs and Border Security confiscated 67 of the world's largest snails at Los Angeles International airport, on their way from Nigeria to San Dimas, California. Which, of course, leads Anthony and Jeff to ponder the horrors of 8 inch long snails, and what in the world someone might want with 35 pounds of them. 

 

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Article: http://laweekly.com/informer/2014/07/15/worlds-largest-snails-seized-at-lax

Direct download: whc-006-taleasoldasslime.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:59pm PDT

Anthony and Jeff found an infographic charting the daily routines of some of the world's most famous creative people. Does it reveal anything about the creative process? Is there a way to be productive and only sleep 3 hours a night?  Is it better to be shaved by someone else?  

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Creative Routine Infographic: https://podio.com/site/creative-routines

Direct download: whc-005-routineinspection.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Some jackass leaked a version of Brittany Spears' vocals for 'Alien' without auto-tune and the Internet went wild. Jeff and Anthony wonder if the outrage is more tone-deaf than the track. 
 
 
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Direct download: whc-004-leavethebritneymachinealone.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 9:08am PDT

A new study proves we rarely finish the books we start. Our Netflix queues are full of deep, intelligent films that we never watch- why is it so hard to stick to what's good for us?

The Bestsellers on Amazon that go unread: http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-summers-most-unread-book-is-1404417569

 

Direct download: whc-003-guiltofthenetflixqueue.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 2:47pm PDT

A chain of cupcake stores went out of business and the Internet is FREAKING OUT, MAN. An enterprising eBay user is selling the 'last cupcake' for $250. Jeff and Anthony try to figure out why we cling to the past so much.

Special bonus mentions: Potato salad kickstarters and self-administering electric shocks rather than being alone with your own thoughts.

Crumbs Cupcakes on eBay: http://ti.me/U5OmVp

Humans prefer an electric shock to being left alone with their thoughts: http://bit.ly/1niWMnM

Potato Salad Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1oHYBsc

 

Direct download: WHC-002-cupcakesandlonging.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 7:14am PDT

The construction of the world’s largest water slide gets Jeff and Anthony thinking about daredevil mentality, the line between brave and stupid, and the secret wish to be an alpha male.

The story: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-trb-verruckt-worlds-tallest-water-slide-20140702-story.html

Direct download: whc-001-livinglikeabrock.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:58am PDT

Jeff and Anthony talk about Android Wear and wearable technology in general. Anthony is concerned he’s turning into one of those cranky old dads who never gets rid of his VCR because it ‘works perfectly fine.’ Jeff worries about his hummingbird feeder.

The third of a few test sessions we recorded while developing the show.

Direct download: wehaveconcerns_003.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

Jeff read an article about the Fermi Paradox and now he’s bugging out about the end of the world. (Don’t tell him he’s bugging out, though, he’s in denial) Luckily Anthony Carboni, Science Lawyer, is there to cool his jets.

The second of a few test sessions we recorded while developing the show. 

The article: http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/fermi-paradox.html

Direct download: wehaveconcerns_002.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:39am PDT

A grandmother finds a secret treasure trove of arcade games in a newly purchased building… but the machines are cursed.

Okay, the machines aren’t cursed. But we’re convinced that if we’d found the machines, they’d be cursed, which leads us to a discussion of dreams, ambitions, and tempered optimism.

The first of a few rough recording sessions we did while coming up with the show.

Story: http://www.retrocollect.com/News/property-purchase-in-japan-uncovers-disused-classic-arcade.html

 

Direct download: anthonyjefftest1.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 11:26am PDT

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