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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TV and Movies

When is it a TV show and when is it a movie? It’s confusing.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


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American Food

It all goes back to Mesopotamia.

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Live Action

If the new “Lion King” film features CGI animals talking with other CGI animals, is it a “live-action” movie or just a different kind of animation? What about a movie like “Avengers: Infinity War”?

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152

Milk

Legal news: Is Almond Milk milk?

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151

“Chick Flick”

What is a “Chick Flick”? Let’s start off by taking apart the term itself.

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150

Marty the Supermarket Robot

In a rare topical episode, John and Jason discuss Marty, the tall, googly-eyed robot that may soon be roaming the aisles of a supermarket near you. Does Marty meet the Roomba test? Are the googly eyes fooling anyone?

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149

Simulated Universe

Is this real or are we in a video game? How can we tell the true nature of the universe?

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148

Hacker

Do hackers do good, or bad, or both?

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


147

Cult

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.”

Merry Christmas, everybody!

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


146

GIF

Choosy mothers pronounce it differently.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


145

Database

Where spreadsheets and databases collide.

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