Jason Snell asks John Siracusa to rule on the meaning of various words and concepts. It’s not just about robots anymore.

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Apocalypse

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the robot, happy stuff: When does the apocalypse start, and when do we reach post-apocalyptic times?

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


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200

Microscopic “Robots”

We celebrate our 200th episode by going back to where it all started—news about whether something is a robot or not. Also, we may have inadvertently started a religion. (Congratulations, Listener Eric!)

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


199

Christmas Special

In the spirit of the season, we discuss when a Christmas tree is dead. (Thanks to Listener Darran.)

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


198

Soda

Fizzy water. Is it soda, or pop, or a soft drink, or something else?

(Incomparable members also get a bonus episode about Coca-Cola and cocaine, also released today.)

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


197

Indoors

When are we indoors and when are we outdoors? And where do tents fit in?

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


196

Video

Is a GIF a video?

(Incomparable members also get a bonus episode about movie studio logos, released today.)

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


195

Child

When is a child no longer a child?

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


194

Henge

When the definition escapes its antecedent.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


193

Puppet

When is it a puppet, and when is it just someone in a suit? And what does this mean for the future of Gritty?

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


192

Backup Brain

If we clone your body and transfer your memories to it, is it you?

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


191

Game

The universe is Candy Land.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


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