John Siracusa educates Jason Snell about what is, and what is not, a robot.

103

Pizza

John weighs in on what makes something a pizza, including the horror of the Turkey Dinner Pizza.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


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102

Sandwiches

Exploring what makes a sandwich, while also discussing the history of food, sandwiches as satire, and the difference between llamas and camels.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


101

Supervillains

John helps Jason figure out the precise moment when a villain becomes a supervillain.

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100

The Robot

Your hosts return to where it all began and then prepare to set out for new horizons.

(Robot or Not will return in two weeks with a new series of episodes.)

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


99

Your Hosts

Are John and Jason robots? All will be revealed!

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98

Human Beings

Could it be? Are we all robots?

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97

Captchas

What does a robot do when it gets to a web page with a checkbox that says “I’m not a robot”?

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


96

The Gate at Jabba’s Palace

The gate at Jabba’s palace in “Return of the Jedi” talks to droids, or has something inside it that talks to droids. So is it a robot?

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95

Autonomous Sailboats

They roam the ocean, scanning for important data and relaying their information home. There are no humans on board. Are these lonely sea voyagers robots?

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94

Shardik

The robotic guardian of the Beams. He looks like a bear but has a satellite dish on his head. He’s a thousand years old.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


93

Nintendo R.O.B.

Game controller, robot, or total embarrassment?

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