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NerdAbsurd Special: Expect More by David Lankes (Chapter 4)

This is Chapter 4 of David Lanke’s audio book, “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.” New chapters will be released every two weeks, and you can find out more about the book on David’s site. Enjoy! Click here to listen!

Episode 121: Tim Knight Talks Stock Market Bubbles

This week, Nick and Virginia ask author Tim Knight about his book, “Panic, Prosperity, and Progress: Five Centuries of History and the Markets.” They discuss historic stock market bubbles and other panics and talk about today’s startup scene. To learn more about Tim Knight, check out his blog, Slope of Hope, his Facebook page, or his Twitter (@SlopeOfHope). Click here to listen!

NerdAbsurd Special: Expect More by David Lankes (Chapter 3)

This is Chapter 3 of David Lanke’s audio book, “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.” New chapters will be released every two weeks, and you can find out more about the book on David’s site. Enjoy! Click here to listen!

NerdAbsurd Scoops the New York Times?

About a month ago, NerdAbsurd interviewed John M. Barry of Restore Louisiana Now.  This weekend, the New York Times Magazine published a lengthy article about him. Remember, you heard it here first.

Virginia Asks Where Grown-Ups (and Kids) Should go to Learn about Dinosaurs

NerdAbsurd recently interviewed dinosaur blogger and expert Brian Switek about dinosaurs, and we couldn’t help but put together a list of his travel recommendations for the ultimate dinosaur enthusiast: Utah’s Dinosaur Diamond.  It connects sites in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah.  Start in Salt Lake City at the Natural History Museum of Utah.  See the “Past Worlds” exhibit, which you can’t see anywhere else. Then visit Dinosaur National Monument. Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. Morrison, Colorado has a ton Read More...

Episode 120: NerdAbsurd’s Unscientific Survey

Virginia and Nick talk about listener responses to a short, unscientific survey about consumer purchasing habits. 

NerdAbsurd’s Behavioral Finance Survey Results

Thanks to everybody who participated in our short survey! Here’s a summary of the results that we discussed on the podcast: NerdAbsurd runs a coin-flipping game.  We flip a fair coin, and, if it’s heads, we pay you $10.  If it’s tails, you pay us $3.  Do you play our game? (72% said “yes.”) How about a game where we pay you $1500 for heads and you pay us $300 Read More...

Episode 119: Brian Switek and Dinosaurs!

Nick and Virginia talk to Brian Switek, author of “My Beloved Brontosaurus” and “Written in Stone”, about everything dinosaurs.  You can learn more about Brian on his website, www.BrianSwitek.com, on his paleo-adventure site, Dinologue, and on his Twitter page. Click here to listen!

NerdAbsurd Special: Expect More by David Lankes (Chapter 2)

This is Chapter 2 of David Lanke’s audio book, “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.” New chapters will be released every two weeks, and you can find out more about the book on David’s site. Enjoy! Click here to listen!

Episode 118: Life as a Simulation

NerdAbsurd’s resident science expert, Oguz Yetkin, joins Nick and Virginia to discuss the potential that life as we know it is a simulation.  Virginia can’t believe that aliens would enjoy watching her life unfold, Nick worries that nothing is real, and Oguz gives an informal overview of all the science fiction on the topic. Click here to listen! Note: Here are some of the links that Oguz mentions in the Read More...