Lucky 10,000 A podcast for anyone who ever geeks out about anything.

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We get into close encounters of all kinds this week on The Lucky Ten Thousand. Well, really just the alien kinds. UFOs, extra-terrestrials, string theory: it's all here. Come with us on a universal adventure. We promise not to anally probe you. Unless you're into that.

Recorded live in Evan's studio, our intrepid hosts are back together again in a face-to-face encounter of their own for the first of a series of very special episodes from the Bearded Pods Network. Stay tuned for more!

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Humans are portrayed in most extra-terrestrial science fiction as puny, weak, insignificant, and utterly outclassed by any and all offworld explorers who happen upon them. This week, Carissa and Evan ask: what if humanity isn't a pile of crap but is, instead, terrifying and bewildering to our galactic neighbors? Maybe we are the horror movie villain of ET's nightmares, and we set out to explain why we might not be the primitive hairless apes of most modern science fiction.

Humanity! Fuck yeah!

January 27, 2016  
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After a quick recap of the sad events of this past week, Evan and Carissa get to talking about robots. We cover the adorable NAO, the nightmarishly trippy Deep Dream, Asimov's Three Laws, sex bots, and much much more.  Basically, it's everything you will need to know about the future of robotics. You're welcome!

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2015 is coming to a close and so, as we approach the beginning of the year when those born at the turn of the millennium will be driving cars, Evan and Carissa take a look back - as many others are doing - at the halfway point of the Twenty-Teens.

The best (and a couple of the worst) in science, tech, medicine, movies, tv, and games of the year all get a nod.  Then we take a look forward to hope for the best to come in the approaching year.  We know everyone is doing a year-in-review, but naturally we think ours is the best.

Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve celebration, everyone, and we'll catch you in a week!

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This week Evan and Carissa reminisce about the technology which shaped our generation. The 8088 and the Apple ][e, BASICA games and TI graphing calculators, the Hayes SmartModem and AOL, BBSes and MUDs, Betamax and VHS, and so much more. Progress marches on, moving ever faster and with increasing promise, so we pause to relish in the view from the top, standing on the shoulders of the giants which brought us into the future.