Robot or Not?
Hosted by John Siracusa and Jason Snell
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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Sometimes they’re wicked, sometimes not. Can an adult call a parent’s new wife a stepmom? Bonus: Can you be too old to be an orphan?
March 6, 2023
Listener Chris clues us into an important ice safety campaign.
February 20, 2023
Shoes, socks, sandals, boots. Footwear is complicated.
February 6, 2023
What makes a university? Is it the buildings, or the people, or the big hole you throw money into?
January 23, 2023
252 Friend of the Show
Listener Rob and Listener Reiner, who are not Director Rob Reiner, want to know if they are Friends of the Show.
January 9, 2023
251 Happy New Year
Are we too late to say it?
December 26, 2022
250 Roomba Update
Some deeper questions about whether certain Roomba behavior makes it more or less of a robot.
December 12, 2022
249 Blaine the Mono
Blaine is a pain, and that is the truth.
November 28, 2022
248 The Follow-Up Episode
For the very first time, we do some housekeeping about holes, Russian robots, salad, genocide, Voltron, and available sales leads.
November 14, 2022
Is garlic a vegetable, an herb, a spice, or what?
October 31, 2022
246 Undead Zombie Spider Robots