All posts tagged Guns

Episode 163: Cecil the Lion

Yeah yeah. It’s been too long since this happened. But whatever. Virginia argues that the dentist was guilty. Nick thinks the internet is too fast to take justice into its own hands.

Episode 69: Yet Another Gun Discussion

Nick asks whether an article about a woman shooting her ex-husband is really a pro-gun article or just a sign that our justice system is broken.  Then we discuss a teen from a pro-gun family who was playing with a gun and almost accidentally killed herself.  Finally, we talk about risk perception and gun ownership. Click here to listen!

Partial Transcript: Episode 69 (Yet Another Gun Discussion)

Nick: It was a random story that made it on the Reddit chains.  I popped on and thought it was interesting. There was a story about a woman who shot her ex husband. Andrew: He was a real winner. Nick: The guy had been picked up by the police for narcotics.  He was drunk, has weapons on him, and he had an order of protection against him by this woman. Read More...

Partial Transcript: Episode 28 (Open Mic)

Virginia: I’m really dragging right now. Nick: Cause we’re going to do an open mic.  We’ve recorded two podcasts tonight, and we’re running out of ideas for the third. Virginia: Everyone is going to realize how little planning we put into this. Nick: Sometimes you gotta lift up the curtain, pull up the dress. Andrew: That sounds awful. Virginia: That image, and the gesture you just did… Nick: Open mic.  Read More...

Episode 28: Open Mic

Open Mic Jan 2 The Nerd Absurd team shoots the breeze on this podcast. Nick and Andrew fret over potential new gun laws. Virginia complains about turning 30 in 2013 (and reveals just how boring her 20-something existence has been). Andrew has finally learned how to cook, and he brags about his pulled pork baked potato. Finally, we complain about the holiday season and discuss our hopes for 2013. Click Read More...

Episode 25: Gun Safety

In the aftermath of the Newton school shooting, there’s been a lot of attention paid to gun safety laws.  In his usual form, Andrew picks apart a poorly-written Slate.com article that advocates using “smart” technologies in guns.  Rather than make better guns, Andrew argues, we should focus more on training better gun users. Click here to listen! You can also check out Andrew’s blog post on this: “Smart” Guns – Dangerously Read More...

Partial Transcript: Episode 25 (Gun Safety)

Andrew: Today we’re going to talk about “smart” guns, which is a huge misnomer. Virginia: This goes back to an article that I sent to all the guys yesterday from Slate.com.  The article says that manufacturers should change guns to make them smarter. Nick: Should be required to… Andrew: According to the article, there is this really technology where the gun reads your palm and only fires when you’re holding Read More...

Episode 8: Stuff that scares us.

With Halloween around the corner and the day getting dark early, Virginia and the guys decided to talk about what scares them. [powerpress]

Episode 3: 3D Printable Guns

On this edition of Nerd Absurd, the boys talk about 3D printed guns with their first guest, Leland Flynn.  (Leland is a Geekbeat.tv contributor, and he also has his own blog, This 8-bit Life.) The podcast centers on a start-up that had its leased 3D printer seized by the leasing company upon the discovery that it would be used to prototype 3D gun drawings: Defense Distributed is a collective that raised $20,000 in BitCoins to lease a Read More...