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A woman on Reddit discovered that her husband had been leaving vile comments on web sites, so she kicked him out of the house.  Anthony and Jeff celebrate this principled woman, discuss the nature of internet trolls, and examine what constitutes an online dealbreaker.

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Today's horrible story: http://www.themarysue.com/woman-discovers-husband-is-internet-troll/

Direct download: whc-014-marriedtoatroll.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 10:42pm PDT

A new web service will provide baby name suggestions only for combinations that are still available as unregistered .coms, helping parents ensure their child will not have to grow up with a messy, misspelled or complex digital profile.  Do Anthony and Jeff think this is a good way to select names?  Should people start protecting their children's brand from birth?  Is there any way to stop the use of the term "branding?"

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Article: http://www.themarysue.com/new-tool-lets-you-choose-baby-names-based-on-availability-of-that-name-as-a-domain/

Direct download: whc-013_yourbabyspersonalbrand.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm PDT

Anthony read an article that argues in favor to short attention spans, and tries to convince Jeff that multitasking is the next step of evolution for humans. To prove his point, he does the entire episode while watching The Croods.

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Story: http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/perhaps-shorter-attention-spans-arent-necessarily-a-bad-thing

Direct download: whc-012-attentionandthebrSQUIRREL.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 12:34am PDT

A simulated Mars mission on Hawaii comes to an end, prompting Jeff and Anthony to wonder whether they'd go to Mars, what it's like to knowingly go somewhere strange to die, and if these fakers even got a decent Mars experience.

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Read about the mock mission: http://www.space.com/26656-mock-mars-mission-ends-hawaii-hiseas2.html

Direct download: whc-011-letsdieinspace.mp3
Category:comedy -- posted at: 4:06pm PDT

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/

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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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Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

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