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#158 - Random Programming

How do you program something to be random? Doesn't that take the randomness out? This week we take a look at some different ways machines and computers are able to produce random r...

The Mona Lisa is the most well-known piece of art on earth, and is the painting most people think of when thinking of "art" in general. But why? Is it the best? How did it happen t...

#156 - MaxiMini Show

On this episode we take a look at the start Betelgeuse, which has been behaving in a manner that indicates it may be at the end of its life cycle. It's a mini topic, but we've got ...

There was much more to the home video format wars of the late 1970s and early 80s than most know. And what most people know about it is probably wrong: for instance, porn or image ...

News about the coronavirus seems to be the only thing spreading faster than the actual coronavirus.  This week we welcome Steve Rekant, who works with the Center for Disease Contro...

#153 - Good Vibrations

It's been a staple of horror movies, sci-fi, and even popular music ("Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys, most notably), but what exactly is the instrument that makes those whistl-...

This is an episode of the Mark and Toddcast. Much like our magnet fishing expedition, this pretty much was a bust. Let us never speak of it again.

As we close out another year of the Mark and Toddcast, we celebrate with the one thing that brings people to our show: Mark's "Dad Jokes."  Enjoy this string of jokes from the last...

This week we take a look at the confounding, confusing, nonsensical origins and reasonings behind Daylight Saving Time, which wreaks havoc all of the world twice a year. Is there a...

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