Zengineering: A Philosophy of Science, Technology, Art & Engineering

Zengineering: A Philosophy of Science, Technology, Art & Engineering

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Zengineering Podcast is for everyone who loves Science & Technology and also cares deeply about the beauty of Life’s Big Questions. We (Adam & Brian) are obsessed with the spot where modern Science, Technology & Engineering meet Philosophy, Art & Spirituality. We have found this to be the place where the most interesting questions are both formulated and discussed. It’s the place where mental models are born, and that’s what we’re really chasing. Are you? Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/zengineering-podcast/support


080 - On a Life of Video Games
Jun 18 • 71 min
Zengineers!! What’s the happs? Let’s have a fun chat this week, we said. Something we both love, that reminds us of being young, and that we could talk about in depth and at length. Well, we came up with video games. In fact, we were so excited by the…
077 - with Tim Foad - On Economics, Technology, and Productivity
Jun 18 • 56 min
What’s up, Zengineers? Welcome back to the laboratory. This week we’re discussing economics with a real live economics professor. Wow! Tim Foad is a good friend, the Chair of the Department of Economics at San Diego State University, and a great guy to…
079 - with Patrick Mellor - On Earth’s History of Climate Change
May 22 • 71 min
Hey there, Zengineers? We hope you’re down for a wild ride this week. Our guest is Patrick Mellor: biological scientist, philosopher, geological climatologist (we may have invented this title), researcher, journalist and poet. Needless to say, we had a…
078 - On Surviving In The Woods
Apr 26 • 52 min
What’s up, Zengineers? We’re back in the party pad! Hooray. This week we’re getting grungy, or is it crunchy, or maybe grundly? I don’t know. Whatever you call it, we’re talking about surviving in the great outdoors. You know, AKA, hiking, camping and…
076 - On Dragon Capsules, Space Trash, and VR Experiences
Mar 29 • 49 min
What’s up, Zengineers? Welcome back to the laboratory. It’s just us this week (no guests), so we’ve taken the liberty of chasing a bunch of random topics as a throwback to our early episodes. We started the convo with the intention of sharing a super fun…
075 - with Paul Gambill of Nori - On The True Cost of Carbon and Reversing Climate Change
Mar 15 • 72 min
Howdy, Zengineers! We’re back at it trying to help understand Climate Change with our buddies at Nori (https://nori.com/). This week we’re joined by CEO, Paul Gambill to hear an update on what’s happening at Nori and wheree they are headed. There’s a lot…
074 - with Jen Harris - On Identity
Feb 22 • 59 min
Howdy, Zengineers! This week we’re joined by writer and philosopher Jennifer Harris. She’s a staple in the San Diego fundraising community, owns and operates JH Collective (http://www.jhcollectiveinc.com - a professional fundraising organization), and…
073 - On Working Remotely
Feb 8 • 53 min
Howdy, Zengineers! Today we’re discussing remote work. Like … not working at a regular office, and not working in the same room, or even same building as your coworkers. There’s a lot of variation here and a lot of conversation around this topic these…
072 - with Colin Murphy - On Universal Basic Income
Jan 22 • 63 min
Howdy, Zengineers! Today we’re discussing Universal Basic Income (UBI) in The United States. What is it? How does it work? What’s good? What’s bad? Who cares and who does it affect? Our guest, Colin Murphy is an old friend and an outspoken supporter of…
071 - On The Complexities and Beauty of The Scientific Method
Jan 8 • 62 min
Howdy, Zengineers! It’s time. What time you might ask? Time to talk about the Scientific Method. Yeah. That method! The scientific one. Yikes! This conversations has been a long time coming and we’re so happy to finally be talking about it. The core here…
070 - with Dave McCarty - On Engineering Buildings and Exploring Fantastic Caves
Dec 11, 2018 • 61 min
Howdy, Zengineers! This week, we’re joined by our good buddy, Dave McCarty, a professional structural engineer and an amateur climber and spelunker. Yes, that’s the correct word for one that adventures in caves. Together we explore the life of a licensed…
069 - On The Solar System - Part 3 - Asteroids, Giants — and Pluto
Nov 27, 2018 • 56 min
Heyo, Zengineers! This week we’re wrapping up an epic three part ride through our solar system. In part one we talked about our solar system as a whole, the earth, the moon, and the sun:…
068 - with Nat Wyeth - On Fundraising and The Practice of Giving
Nov 13, 2018 • 56 min
Howdy, Zengineers! This week we’re chatting with Nat Wyeth, professional fundraiser, old friend, and all around good guy. We talk about his experience working with small, medium, and large donors over the last decade of fundraising for some exceptional…
067 - with Scott MacMullan - On That Peninsula Life and Running for Office in Annapolis MD
Oct 23, 2018 • 51 min
Hey there Zengineers! This week we’re chatting with Scott MacMullan. He’s host of The Annapolis Podcast, a lawyer, and recently ran for local office. We chat about the process of running for office, why Scott ran, and talk about a bunch of the unique…
066 - On Stuff - Bikes
Oct 9, 2018 • 49 min
Hey Zengineers! This week we continue our series “On Stuff” with an episode about bicycles. We break down all the elements that make the bicycles work: speed, torque, gear ratios, wheel size and more. We also talk balance and explain why we love bikes…
065 - On Stuff - Corrugated Cardboard
Sep 25, 2018 • 44 min
Howdy Zengineers! Welcome to our new series, “On Stuff.” This week’s inspiration came from driving through a neighborhood and seeing the same thing on almost every porch…cardboard boxes. We take you through the history of paper, going all the way back to…
064 - with Christophe Jospe of Nori - On Climate Change - Part 4 - Reversing It
Sep 11, 2018 • 57 min
Howdy Zengineers, We’re joined this week by fellow tech entrepreneur and climate change advocate, Christophe Jospe from Nori - https://www.nori.com. What’s Nori you might ask? Well, sometimes it’s edible seaweed that comes in handy flat packs for…
063 - On Learning Guitar and Pretending to Be a Rock Star
Aug 21, 2018 • 50 min
What’s the low down, Zengineers? We’ve got a music-eee episode for you this week, which is great, because everyone loves music. Right? Yeah, we thought so. Na Na Naaa Naaa Naaaaaaaa What we’re specifically talking about is learning to play musical…
062 - On Terminators and Terminating Things
Jul 24, 2018 • 53 min
Heyo, Fellow Zegineers!! I’ll be boch!! I mean … we’ll be back … er, we’re back!! Yeah, there we go. We’re back with another fun filled ride through canyon of curiosity, the laboratory of lucidity, the couch of confusion? Wait, that last one’s not very…
061 - On Drones - Part 2 - The Complexity of Not Bumping Into Things
Jun 26, 2018 • 46 min
What’s up, Zengineers? Drones! Get it? Awkward… Anyway, This is our second episode in a multi part series on Drones. In this one, we get technical into how things work inside these crazy machines. Mostly we’re talking quadcopters, but many similar…
060 - with Gustaf Alstromer of Y Combinator - On Climate Change - Part 3 - Carbon Capture
Jun 12, 2018 • 61 min
Hey there Zengineers!! Thanks for coming back for another great convo. This week, our guest is Y Combinator (YC - https://www.ycombinator.com
059 - On Drones - Part 1 - Quadcopters and NASA Warp Drives
May 29, 2018 • 49 min
Well, hellow there, fellow Zengineers! This week is our first in a series on Drones!! Yeah, those unbelievable fantasy vehicles that are everywhere now. Some are taking pictures, some are dropping bombs, some are taking pictures and dropping bombs … but…
058 - on Climate Change - Part 2 - Carbon, Cooking, and Chemistry
May 15, 2018 • 59 min
Hey Zengineers! This is our second episode in a series on Climate Change. No one knows how many episodes this series may ultimately contain, but probably a lot! We’ve got loads to share, and we’ve got some killer guests coming up. We also find this topic…
057 with Kelly Gardner - On Storytelling and Everyday Inspiration
May 1, 2018 • 57 min
What’s happenin’ Zengineers? Our guest this week is Kelly Gardner, a filmmaker, teacher, community leader, and friend. He has a great radio voice and does an awful lot of speaking for a living, so get ready for some serious ear candy, and a deep dive into…
Storj Storage and Solar Powered Mining Rigs w-Netwise Data CTO and Mechanical Engineer T Brian Jones
Apr 18, 2018 • 36 min
Hello Zengineers! (And SideChainers who backtracked to the pre-release episode!) Surprise! And welcome to our first Zengineering Media spinoff podcast, The SideChain. It’s a Zengineering podcast, but all about blockchain tech, cryptocurrencies, and all…
056 - with Mike Rosolio - On Privacy, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica
Apr 11, 2018 • 59 min
Sup, Zengineers? We had this one in the pipeline, and it sure is relevant, so you’re getting it early, and out of order. Enjoy!
055 - On Climate Change - Part 1 - What the Fuck is It
Apr 3, 2018 • 59 min
Heyo Zengineers!! Here we are again, at the precipice of adventure and intrigue. This week, we’re kicking off a series of episodes on Climate Change and all that comes along with it. And, when we say ALL, we truly mean it. We’re gonna give you a lot of…
054 - with Jen Friel - On Blogs, Bartering, and Footslaves
Mar 20, 2018 • 56 min
Hey Zengineers, Welcome back for a whirlwind of a conversation with Jen Friel, an entrepreneur, social media pioneer, and someone with a life so fantastic, it’s being made into a TV Show!
053 - On AOL Instant Messenger - May it Rest in Peace
Mar 6, 2018 • 55 min
Hello Zengineer Friends!! This week we’re diving into text based digital communication!! Hooray. Yeah, we’re excited too. What’s that you ask? Texting? Yeah, kinda. Tweets? Yup, sorta. Email? Of course… We’ve been inspired by the deprecation of one of the…
052 - with Jonathan Sampson, on Brave, Basic Attention Token and Browser Security
Feb 20, 2018 • 52 min
What’s up Zengineers!!?? It’s that time again? What time you may ask? Time to get jiggy inside a high tech rabbit hole. Our guest this week is Jonathan Sampson, programmer, world traveller, technologist, and Head of Developer Relations at Brave Browser…
051 - On The Solar System - Part 2 - Rovers and Rocky Planets
Feb 6, 2018 • 58 min
We’re adventuring off planet this week, Zengineers! We hope you brought your oxygen tanks and sunshades. This is part two of our series on planets that started a few months ago when we talked all about our home planet, Earth, what we know about it in the…
050 - On Listener-fed Rabbit Holes
Jan 16, 2018 • 110 min
Heyo, Zengineers! This is our 50th Episode!! We are so thrilled to still be on this wild ride, and so honored that you are all riding along with us. Thank you each for every bit of feedback, support, and funding through Patreon, as well as every minute…
049 - with Peet Guercio - On Rap Battles, Aaron Sorkin, and Problematic Art
Dec 19, 2017 • 59 min
Heyo fellow Zengineers!! This episode’s got our friend, comedian, rap battle enthusiast, and occasional hype man, Peet Guercio as guest. “Did you say rap battles?” Yes. Yes we did. Rap Battles!! Surprised? Not us. We don’t just talk about computers,…
048 - On STEAM Education and the Importance of Curiosity
Dec 5, 2017 • 50 min
What’s happening, Zengineers? This week, we’re chasing our previous episodes on experts and experiments, by talking about STEAM Education!! Have you heard of it? Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Philosophy… It’s quite the popular acronym recently.…
047 - with Pat Connelly - On Health, Happiness, and The Rock
Nov 21, 2017 • 54 min
What’s up Zengineers?! Our guest this week is a health and fitness fanatic, long time friend, and CEO of Corevity, “A health community for millennials.” He’s here to dive into the confusing world of optimizing our health and wellbeing. Health and wellness…
046 - On Experiments, and their Limits in Meat Space
Nov 7, 2017 • 59 min
What’s up Zengineers? This episode continues our marathon of depth, diving into the pool of modern human understanding on our way to episode 50!! How do we define an experiment and who is really running them? Here’s a hint. It’s all of us, but we might…
045 - with Laura Goldfarb - On PR, Pop Music, and Power To The People
Oct 24, 2017 • 54 min
Hey Zengineers! This week we’ve got another special guest: Laura Goldfarb. Laura’s an award winning music publicist, writer, entrepreneur, radio host, music journalist, songwriter, social media marketer, artist manager, booking agent, tour manager, nomad,…
044 - On Experts, Algorithms, and Scientific Thinking
Oct 10, 2017 • 55 min
Heyo Zengineers. Welcome back for a ride through the thick cloud of confusion around the modern accessibility of trustworthy information. In this episode we tackle this difficult question by analyzing what an expert really is. Does the word expert create…
043 - With Allen and Jesse From FitBod - On Fitness and Technology
Sep 26, 2017 • 58 min
Heyo, Zengineers … Welcome back for an exciting ride through the technological fitness wonderland with Allen & Jesse, the founders of FitBod. What is FitBod, you might ask? Great question! It’s our favorite strength training app for iOS … One that finally…
042 - On Optimization, Staying Stoked, And Our New Website
Sep 12, 2017 • 46 min
You may already be aware if you’re a Zengineering powerfan, but for everyone else, we’re excited to announce the launch of a brand new website at ZengineeringPodcast.com. As Zengineering has become an increasingly more important part of both our lives,…
Shorty 004 - Give Us Your Rants
Sep 8, 2017 • 17 min
In appreciation of everyone who supports us and listens to the show, we want to feature YOU on Zengineering Podcast’s 50th Episode, scheduled for release in the first week of 2018. SHARE YOUR VOICE WITH US! 1) Pull out your smartphone (plug in those…
041 - with Leah Culver of Breaker - On The Potential of Podcasts
Aug 29, 2017 • 51 min
Today we’re joined by Leah Culver, entrepreneur, avid podcast listener, and CTO of Breaker (the app we both use to listen to podcasts). Leah has joined us to discuss her business, the tech behind podcasting, and the state of the medium. Podcasts are a…
040 - On Star Wars vs Star Trek - May the Prime Directive Be With You
Aug 15, 2017 • 47 min
Welcome back, Zengineers. We’re finally doing it. Yes! Wait, what are we talking about? Star Wars versus Star Trek! YAY!!! Do you think the Millennium Falcon is the greatest ship of all time? Do you think Captain Kirk is the ultimate hero? Are photon…
039 - with Lin Qiu - On Startups Part 1 - What’s My Motivation
Aug 1, 2017 • 44 min
This week our guest is Lin Qiu, Senior Software Engineering at Upside Travel! Lin’s an old friend and a co-conspirator on a number of projects with Adam and Brian… and a couple of whole companies with Adam. Our plan in pre-production convos was to talk…
038 - With Scott Bauer - On Your Secret Love Affair With Pop Music
Jul 12, 2017 • 58 min
Howdy Zengineers! Today we’re talking about Music with industry expert, Scott Bauer. Not just any music, either. We’re talking specifically about Pop Music. Cringe! What’s that you’re feeling right now? Are you upset that we’re giving Katy Perry an entire…
037 - On Artificial Intelligence - Part 3 - A Philosophy Of Terminators
Jul 4, 2017 • 58 min
Welcome home, Zengineers! This is the final episode in our three part series on Artificial Intelligence. This is the deep dive into the big questions. Will computers be smarter than us some day? What the heck does that mean anyway? Are terminators already…
036 - On Virtual Reality - Part 2 - A Dungeon of Whiteboards
Jun 20, 2017 • 65 min
Howdy, Zengineers. Welcome to our second episode on Virtual Reality. We start this episode by examining the five traditional senses (evolutionary technologies?) that our bodies have in the “Real World.” From there its a wild ride through perception and…
035 - On File Sharing, Distributed Technologies, And The Birth Of Bitcoin
Jun 6, 2017 • 68 min
Hey Zengineers! Let me ask you a strange question. How would you feel if you knew that all your hard earned money was just going to be converted into a digital bit stream and saved on some centralized databases maintained by a handful of global…
034 - On Virtual Reality - Part 1 - A Weekend with an HTC Vive
May 23, 2017 • 62 min
In this episode, we discuss “alternate” realities, aka virtual realities. To do so, I travelled to Los Angeles to visit Adam (this is Brian, btw). Why you may ask would I slug my 215 pound, 6 foot 8 inch body all the way there? Well, I needed to be…
Shorty 003 - On Writing Honestly
May 17, 2017 • 18 min
Hey it’s a shorty! This week we’ve got a quick convo on podcasting versus writing, how each is used to convey info, and where it’s easier to be dishonest. Dig it! Share it! Let us know what you think. Enjoy! —- Support this podcast:…
033 - With Alan Gilbert - On Procedurally Generated Content
May 9, 2017 • 59 min
Alan’s back, to help us bring you Procedurally Generated Content. What the hell is that? Well it might be our every day reality, but we’ll start simple where you may or may not be aware of it … games! We’ll do a little on roleplaying like D&D, and then…
Shorty 002 - On Stuff Made in China
May 2, 2017 • 17 min
It’s a shorty! Just a little something something to get you through the week. This one’s about some of the problems and complications inherent in the idea that we’re going to “bring manufacturing back” to the United States. Of course we can’t talk about…
032 - On Bill Nye, Activism, And The Depths Of Science
Apr 26, 2017 • 52 min
The March for Science happened this last weekend all over the world. Did you know about it? We almost didn’t. How awkward. Did we attend? Nope. Why not? Urrrrr … Ummm … well, let’s talk about it. In this episode we take a shallow dive into some of the…
Shorty 001 - On Monkey Sex
Apr 18, 2017 • 10 min
Hey Zengineers! We’re taking this week to introduce a new format you’ll be seeing/hearing on our feed more often. The SHORTY! We’ll explain in the episode. This one’s about all different kinds of sex. Yep, there are many. Enjoy this one. And keep…
031 - On Planets - Why We Explore And What We Know
Apr 3, 2017 • 61 min
We’ve wanted to up our stoke recently, so after a lot of consideration, we decided to launch a three part series on PLANETS. We love em. We love em a lot!! Heck, we better, cuz we live on one!! In this first part of our series on planets, we talk about…
030.5 - On Logical Fallacies - With Mike Rosolio
Mar 28, 2017 • 39 min
Hey! It’s a bonus ‘cast! When we had Mike Rosolio on last week we failed to make it out of the intro for the episode we planned before time ran out. After that we ran through some actual logical trick plays you’ll see everywhere once you know how they…
030 - On How to Argue Good - with Mike Rosolio
Mar 20, 2017 • 52 min
We missed the Rhetorical Theory and Semantics class in school, but our guest this week got his degree in it! What’s that mean? He’s really good at arguing, and persuading, and finding holes in your BS!! In this episode, the three of us set out to…
029 - On Artificial Intelligence - Part 2 -  What is Modern AI?
Mar 7, 2017 • 59 min
We’re back, with our second conversation on Artificial Intelligence. Last time we mostly talked about the past, while we tried to dissect what AI actually is. We mused on older technologies we dubbed Artificial Memory, like books, calculators, and hard…
028 - On Crossfit and Being Fit Enough - With Ryan Zaffino
Feb 21, 2017 • 61 min
Hey everybody! We’re back with more Zengineering goodness. This week we’ve got guest Ryan Zaffino hanging out. He’s a Crossfit coach, personal trainer, and studying to be a physical therapist. Crossfit has come up before but this week we’re diving in on…
027 - On Artificial Intelligence - Part 1 - A History of Artificial Memory
Feb 7, 2017 • 50 min
Howdy, Zengineers! A lot of season one danced around the topic of Artificial Intelligence, so we decided it was time to dive in for realz. This is part one of a three part series on Artificial Intelligence. What the hell is it? Where’d it come from? How…
026 - On Corrections with Alan Gilbert - Quantum Computing, Gold Dollars, and Solipsism
Jan 24, 2017 • 43 min
Hello Zengineers! We’re back with our second guest episode of Season 2. Have you ever been listening and thought, “These guys are really really good looking, but what they just said is total BS!” Well, our good friend Alan Gilbert has come on to help us…
025 - On Podcasts, with Borson And D-Abel
Jan 10, 2017 • 59 min
Welcome to 2017! In celebration of a New Year, we’re hosting two of our good friends that are launching their New Podcast (I Don’t Know Shit, with Borson & DAbel). We’ve wanted to discuss the merits of doing a podcast for a while, and in this cast we…
024 - On Holiday Safety, Costco Carts, and Trump Snow Globes
Dec 27, 2016 • 39 min
Happy Holidays! This week we’re giving out some holiday safety tips to keep the family from experience too many Chevy Chase Christmas-Vacation moments! We’re talking about where holiday flavors come from, mischievous cart thieves at CostCo (maybe elves…
023 - On Fake News, Political Discourse, And Media Literacy
Dec 13, 2016 • 60 min
Hey Zengineers! Episode 22 was our Season One finale so we took some time off to invite new listeners (welcome!) and to clean up our digital landing pads so we can communicate with all of you more easily. We’re definitely not taking it easy on this…
022 - On Patreon, The Value Of Time, and Redistribution Of Wealth
Nov 8, 2016 • 58 min
Holy cow! 22 Episodes. That’s a whole season! This week Adam and Brian are talking about plans for season 2, our big move to Patreon, microtransactions, and of course, all kinds of things you might find down the crowdfunding rabbit hole. Tune in! And…
021 - On Mutant Mosquitoes and Internet of Things Cyberattacks
Oct 26, 2016 • 49 min
Hey there Zengineers! Did you notice the podcast wasn’t streaming for a bit last week? Worried about catching Malaria or Zika? Then this one’s for you. This week Adam and Brian are talking about the big Internet of Things DDoS attack that took down a…
020 - On Millennials Watching Stuff, The EpiPencil, And The Napster Of Everything
Oct 11, 2016 • 59 min
Is the pharmaceutical industry headed for a Napster moment, is every industry? Adam & Brian are back, and they’re working through this one. First they’re talking about how it’s not Millennial’s fault they couldn’t watch the Olympics, and how that actually…
019 - On Uncomfortable Silence, and Star Wars Simulation Theory
Sep 27, 2016 • 25 min
What’s up Zengineers!? It’s been crazy over here, but we owe you an episode, so Brian is Skyping in from the road. Sorry if it sounds a bit wonky. Anyway, this week we’re talking about using canned responses to avoid uncomfortable silences, why the Star…
018 - On Digital Audio, Apple, and Headphone Jacks
Sep 13, 2016 • 67 min
What’s up Zengineers!? We’re flexing our new production workflow this week, and giving you an episode we recorded just this morning. Because it’s been in the news and we’ve wanted to talk about it anyway, we’re talking digital audio and why it’s so…
017 - On Uncomfortable Topics, Profanity, and Sexy Han Solo
Sep 6, 2016 • 44 min
Damn Daniel! Back at with a podcast! (That’s probably dead by now, huh?) Well, Adam & Brian are back with a doozy. This week we’re talking about things that are uncomfortable to talk about…as a topic. Why are we doing this? Why is it important to talk…
016 - On Stuff They Shouldn’t Teach Kids Anymore
Aug 23, 2016 • 56 min
Woah! Took another little break, sorry, it’s summer, but we’re back and talkin’ education in the age of Google. Do not fear … it’s mostly light hearted … this is not a deep dive into the politics of education (although we might approach the cliff a few…
015 - On Water (w/ Ian Prichard)
Jul 12, 2016 • 61 min
Hey Zengineers! Ever wonder what it really takes to keep water coming out of your tap and filling up your toilet? Let’s be real, what you’re really worried about is The Joker poisoning Gotham’s water supply. This week we’re chatting with Ian Prichard, and…
014 - Hitlist: On Facebook Affection & Babies, Cycles, & Self Control
Jun 21, 2016 • 31 min
Hey Zengineers! We’re back after a little break with more hitlist goodness. This week we’re talking Facebook displays of affection, babies with their own Facebook page, the value of things that go in cycles, and the quantifiability of self control. Enjoy!…
013 - On Fitness Chores, Practice, And “The Zone”
May 24, 2016 • 57 min
Hey Zengineers! So, this was a tricky one, but this week we’re talking about how to keep fitness from feeling like a chore. We get into the body, the idea of what it means to practice at something, and the value of finding and enjoying “the zone.” Dig it!…
012 - Hitlist: On Interweb Outrage, “Smart” Light Bulbs, and Backup Cameras on The Bridge
May 10, 2016 • 29 min
This week your hosts are outraged about outrage on the interwebs, talking the importance of controlling the light around you, and realizing the Enterprise D had a epic backup camera. Come, purify yourself in the waters of lake Minnetonka. —- Support this…
011 - Hitlist: On Wikipedia, Stale Earth Problems, and Genetic Code
Apr 26, 2016 • 37 min
Zengineering is back with another “hitlist” episode: some nice bite-size nuggets to get you thinkin’. This week we’re talking Wikipedia, Kardashev scales, GMOs, DNA manipulation, why we shouldn’t let scary things stop us from doing science, and, of…
010 - On Sports, Fandom, Socialism, and The Fear of Losing (w/ Mike Rosolio)
Apr 11, 2016 • 49 min
This week Adam & Brian have special guest Mike Rosolio on the podcast. Mike’s a screenwriter, but who cares about that, he’s here to try to explain why people care so damn much about their sports teams. —- Support this podcast:…
009 - On Hacking, Cryptography, and The FBI vs. Apple
Mar 29, 2016 • 46 min
Well, good timing. This week Brian & Adam are talking about hacking, encryption, cryptography, and cyber-security. Stick around for everything you need to know to understand the FBI vs. Apple case, and everywhere it intersects with history and the world.…
008 - Hitlist: On Poo Particles, AlphaGo, and Photo Filter Sizing
Mar 16, 2016
This week we’ve got another “hitlist” episode for you! Brian & Adam are talking smartphones in the bathroom, AI’s beating humans at go, and the photo format we need in the age of filters. Enjoy! Got questions!? Get us at [email protected] —-…
007 - On Search Engines
Mar 1, 2016 • 46 min
Zengineers! Adam & Brian are back with some deep dive, single topic goodness. This episode all about search engines. Of course that breaking down the thing they’re searching: the web, and the stuff they’re returning: information. Enjoy! —- Support this…
006 - Hitlist: On Unlimited Paid Vacation, Big Telescopes, and Surfing the Universe
Feb 16, 2016 • 27 min
Howdy Zengineers! Adam and Brian are back with their first hitlist only episode. They’re talking about the merits of unlimited paid vacation, the new telescope due to replace Hubble, and going for a ride on a gravitational wave. Enjoy! Got questions!? Get…
005 - On Dungeons & Dragons, Fantasy Sports, and Lego Math
Jan 26, 2016 • 58 min
Hello fellow Zengineers! This week Adam and Brian are talking about how Dungeons & Dragons and Fantasy Sports are pretty much the same game. Dig it. Deal with it. This is the 6th recording, disguised as the 5th episode (because of a recording glitch.) So…
004 - On Engines, Motors, and Electric Cars
Jan 9, 2016 • 46 min
Should you buy an electric car? Maybe. This week Adam and Brian are digging in on the difference between normal cars, electric cars, and what all of this means for the planet. Also: The Library of Words, The Noun Project, and the importance of proving if…
003 - On Velcro, Dexterity, and Quantum Computing
Dec 26, 2015 • 53 min
This week Adam and Brian get into computers, how they work, where they’re going (quantum computing) and what it means for the world. Also: our love of velcro, and the dexterity required to tie your shoes. Enjoy! —- Support this podcast:…
002 - On Nerd Kids, Skateboard Tricks, And Digital Cameras
Dec 12, 2015 • 48 min
We’re back! Ever wonder what a megapixel really is? We’ve got you covered. This week we’re talking digital cameras. How they work, what’s happening inside, why everyone cares so much about pictures, and where to start if you want to take better pictures…
001 - On Legos, Marbles, and The Origin Of All Matter
Nov 28, 2015 • 32 min
Here we go. Training wheels are off, but we might still be a bit wobbly. In this one we’re talking about where all the stuff comes from. Literally, all of it. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/zengineering-podcast/support