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Neal Stephenson on the story behind Seveneves

22 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Rick Kleffel sends his latest Bookotron podcast: "Neal Stephenson discusses (MP3) the challenges of turning orbital dynamics into pulse-pounding fiction... and his latest novel Seveneves." (Image: Bob Lee, CC-BY)

How Google uses behavioral science to make work suck less

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

From Dilbert to Fight Club to Joe Versus the Volcano, the world of white-collar drones and managerial ineptitude has long been a goldmine for parody. Read the rest

Poverty is a tax on cognition

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In an outstanding lecture at the London School of Economics, Macarthur "genius award" recipient Sendhil Mullainathan explains his research on the psychology of scarcity, a subject that he's also written an excellent book about. Read the rest

The RadioBastard Podcast Schools Supergirl and the Warlords of YouSuckLand

last monthHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

From the harsh terrible wastelands (the internet) come two brave heroes (chubby guys with microphones) to do battle with (talk about) the evils of this world (ok, that last bit might be pretty accurate.) This week, Jeremy and Jason run through how Snoop Dogg failed grade 8 history, why Alan Thicke and his wife aced sex-ed, […]

Politics as Performance: From Obama's Luther to Huckabee's Christ

Listen to this companion podcast on SiriusXM POTUS 124. As the White House Correspondents' Dinner reliably demonstrates, performance is the new politics. By tapping comedy, drama and other forms of storytelling influencers can access...Show More Summary

LISTEN: Overcoming our irrational and sometimes crippling fear of rejection with Jia Jiang

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

What if you could give yourself a superpower – not Hulk-level strength, not telekinesis, but something realistic, something that added a superhuman ability by taking away a normal human limitation? That’s what Jia Jiang wondered when...Show More Summary

Defense of the Day: Swedish Group Using Gay ‘Singing Sailor’ to Prevent Russian Sub Attacks

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

Meet “The Singing Sailor,” Sweden’s latest sexy and high-tech line of defense. The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society has created a new device which it thinks will help prevent any potential attacks from nearby Russia. More importantly,...Show More Summary

The RadioBastard Podcast Forcefully Awakens To Find That Friendship Really Is Magic™

2 months agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

In a world where the machines have risen up, spellchecks are useless and autocorrect walks against wombat pinball. Internet word slinger Mason Fabulous and satin voiced flim-flam artist and brand expert Hermes “Bear” Brunson must band together to save the world the only way they now how. By watching trailers on YouTube and talking over them. […]

How to change a person’s mind on a divisive social issue in 22 minutes

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The power of disclosure can reduce prejudice, shift attitudes, and change minds forever Read the rest

Kazuo Ishiguro on writing, characters and novels

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Rick Kleffel sez, "I spoke with Kazuo Ishiguro about his new book, The Buried Giant, and his means of using the literary toolkit of the fantastic to excavate the human psyche. It proved to be great fun. " Read the rest

The RadioBastard Podcast Dawns a Justice Teaser and Calls Out For More #DongsAcrossWesteros

2 months agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

This time on The Mucho Mucho Robusto Fuego Hour, the squat one and the one who is too big to squat get political by aligning with America’s hot sister Anna Kendrick for her Game of Thrones dong campaign #DongsAcrossWesteros #FreeTheDragonFromTheCatacombs. Also, Jeremy and Jason battle over the worth of seeing the Batman V. Superman: Dawn […]

The RadioBastard Podcast Returns with A House Full of Taco Pinatas and Unicorn Sky Kittens for All

3 months agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

This time on the the RadioBastardization of your innocence podcast, Bob the Pirate and Not Grimace talk about Taco piñatas, adult themed Deadpools, no shawarmas for Ultron, good natured turtle murder and more… The More: –Tommy Wiseau‘s “Full House” is not a thing, but man we wish it was –Another version of Star Wars that you […]


3 months agoHumor / odd : Ideas by Chuck

Yeah, this is my 75th idea, and I know some of you are wondering when I am going to either become super rich, and or give up on this whole ideas blog thing. If I am bad at one thing, it is giving up. Men who refuse to give up on other people's ideas are zealots, fanatics, and obsessive compulsive. Show More Summary

Our newfound power to ruin the lives of strangers with tweets

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Author Jon Ronson looks at what happens when we obliterate people for unpopular opinions, off-color jokes, offensive language, and professional faux pas. Read the rest

Clark Gregg Joins The Women of Marvel Podcast To Talk About His Nerdy, STEM-Loving Teen Daughter - And his female role models.

3 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

We love Clark Gregg - not just because he plays the director of SHIELD, but also because he's just an all-around nice human. He stopped by the Women of Marvel podcast this week to talk with social media manager Adri Cowan and producer Judy Stephens all about what it's like parenting a teen daughter who's into tech and science, his female role models, and more.

Radio Lab Knocks It Out Of The Park Yet Again

3 months agoHumor / odd : GDay World

This episode of Raido Lab on deception is just brilliant – as they usually are – in it’s choice of subject matter, it’s production approach, selection of guests, editing – everything. Really drives me crazy how good these folks are, in an inspiring kind of way. Show More Summary

The RadioBastard Podcast Is Back ‘Busting Out Ballads ‘Bout Beloved Burritos and Batman

3 months agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

Surprise! It’s an all-new episode with your favorite podcast personalities that aren’t actually famous or Chris Hardwick. Since last we left our plump buddies, Jeremy has become a totally hairless karate master and Jason has watched Double Dragon and subsisted on beard leavings. Enough foreplay, here’s what you’re getting yourself into: – To beard or […]

Unlearning, laser eyes, and reptilian false flags

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In this episode of the You Are Not so Smart Podcast you will hear an excerpt from a lecture I gave at DragonCon2014 all about unlearning, superseded scientific theories, post-hoc rationalization, just-so stories, laser eyes, goose trees, spanking and more. Read the rest

The RadioBastard Podcast Gives You A Truly Expendable TV Cast And A Very Marvelous Movie Marathon

4 months agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

We Here at RadioBastard Labs know that you, the discerning podcast listener, demand nothing but the latest in podcast innovations. That’s why Jeremy and Jason are happy to announce the all new #RapidReport! All the pop-culture news in half the time with a quarter of the humor. We also know you still want plain ol’fashion nerd […]

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