Science! It’s what’s strange and unintuitive and often mistaken for magic, as we talk about in this episode. It’s why Stephen puts on his lab coat and scientist hat.
But there’s other stuff going on. There’s Neil Patrick Harris’s Puppet Dreams, speculation about The Hobbit, and much discussion of Wreck-It Ralph. There’d be talk about Skyfall but Stephen hasn’t seen it, thus podblocking the discussion.
Patrick is nervous about the Ender’s Game movie and also the sweet new radio play version of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, while Crispy’s more sanguine. Stephen can’t stop talking robots, from robots that trick other robots to the fingerprint-reading robot he’s been working on. Stephen’s tales of playing Torchlight II and Crispy’s review of the WiiU can’t hold a candle to Patrick’s casual news of him having played Magic: The Gathering at Valve. He wins two internets.
What else? Oh, right, Patrick’s been reading the Wool Omnibus, we remember Dave Brubeck, Crispy can’t get this out of his head, and Shannon of the Efts writes in, having discovered us through PodCulture. Yay PodCulture!