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

206

Relish

Not all pickles are pickles, and not all relish is pickle relish.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


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205

Pots and Pans

What divides pots from pans?

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204

Peanut Butter

Chances are pretty good that the peanut butter you eat is terrible.

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203

Bagel Update

A very unfortunate bagel on either side of the Atlantic.

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202

Books

Is a book a bound, printed collection of pages, or is it something more?

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201

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?

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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!)

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199

Christmas Special

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

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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.)

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197

Indoors

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

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196

Video

Is a GIF a video?

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

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