Sweating The Small Stuff

Sweating The Small Stuff

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Finding what matters by exploring the details


060 - History of Persia Podcast: 300 Ways To Die In Ancient Greece
Jun 22 • 37 min
Pitting Movies against History!
059 - Joey Ramp (And Sampson The Service Dog): Making STEM More Inclusive
Jun 1 • 28 min
The STEM field needs people of all backgrounds, not just the able bodied
058 - Minority Report: Our Modern Dystopia
May 18 • 17 min
A Sci-Fi Future that’s closer than you think
057 - 43 Years of Star Wars
May 4 • 33 min
May The 4th (Be With You) Retrospective
056 - Jessica Abel: Growing Your Creative Gills
Apr 20 • 28 min
An experts guide to sustainable creativity
055 - Animal Crossing: Tom Nook-onomics
Apr 6 • 22 min
A look inside Tom Nook’s world of altruistic capitalism
054 - Osmosis Jones: Viral Vengeance Or Just Cells At Work
Mar 23 • 24 min
What really happens when we get sick?
Bonus - Retro Spectives Podcast: How Does Halo Hold Up?
Feb 24 • 97 min
20 years of Combat Evolved
053 - The Democr-App-tic Process
Feb 10 • 27 min
Mixing Technology and Democracy
052 - Star Wars: Not Quite SciFi
Feb 3 • 30 min
It’s not SciFi, or fantasy, or a space opera, or a western. It’s so much more
051 - 1917: J.R.R. Tolkein’s Blueprint for The Lord of the Rings
Jan 27 • 23 min
Learn how a horrific war influenced a timeless adventure
050 - Star Trek: Replicate This
Jan 20 • 26 min
Replicators and the future of 3D printing
049 - The Imitation Game, Chris Klesges, and the real Alan Turing
Jan 13 • 25 min
The movie tries its best, but barely scratches the surface of Mr Turing’s Incredible achievements
048 - Jesse Buonanno: Card Games, Crypto Currencies, and the Future of Digital Assets
Jan 6 • 19 min
What can we learn when we add Blockchain to Loot Boxes?
047 - Scott Holmdahl and the Future of Music
Dec 30, 2019 • 17 min
Synthetic Sounds, Engineers, and AI
046 - Stranger Things: How To Make Iconic Sounds
Dec 23, 2019 • 25 min
The Origin of the Constructed Sounds Behind Your Favorite Moments
045 - Eboné Bell: Building The Things That Matter To You
Dec 16, 2019 • 23 min
A Journey of Representation
044 - The Mandalorian: Adventures In Immersive Storytelling
Dec 9, 2019 • 21 min
Using new stories to enrich old content
043 - iRobot and the Future of Autonomous Vehicles
Dec 2, 2019 • 24 min
Demolition Man did it first, Minority Report did it better
042 - Inception: The Power Of Dreams With Sleep Expert Tucker Peck
Nov 25, 2019 • 21 min
Sleep Expert Tucker Peck And The Importance Of Drug Free Sleep
041 - Pacific Rim vs Neon Genesis Evangelion: How To Build A Better Titan
Nov 18, 2019 • 26 min
It turns out giant robots make less sense than giant people
040 - Ant-Man, James Kakalios, And The Physics Of Superheroes!
Nov 11, 2019 • 24 min
Is Ant-Man Scientifically Accurate?
039 - Godzilla: The Scale Of Life
Nov 4, 2019 • 18 min
Is Godzilla Too Big? And How Does He Stack Up Against Biology?!
038 - Star Trek: Universal Translator REDUX!
Oct 28, 2019 • 19 min
Turns out that there are some very clever people out there also sweating the small stuff about Universal Translators!
037 - Hackable?: Bringing Cyber Security To The Masses!
Oct 21, 2019 • 30 min
Geoff Siskind and Bruce Snell are on a mission to protect your digital identity!
036 - Oceans 8: Movie Hacking With Cyber Expert Bruce Snell
Oct 14, 2019 • 19 min
A Cyber Experts Guide To Realistic Movie Hacks!
035 - The Good Place: Do you Know The Real Cost Of Your Actions?
Oct 7, 2019 • 19 min
A Lesson From The Good Place On Unintended Consequences For The Past 500 Years
034 - Matt Brady: A Better Way To Teach, Powered by Pop Culture
Sep 30, 2019 • 27 min
Getting serious with TheScienceOf
033 - Indiana Jones: And The Crumbling Crusade
Sep 23, 2019 • 18 min
Traps take time that the Templar’s don’t have….
032 - Indiana Jones: And The Temple Of Doomed Design
Sep 16, 2019 • 17 min
Some puzzles are easier to solve than others…
031 - Indiana Jones: How to Booby Trap Your Golden Idol
Sep 9, 2019 • 16 min
Pro Tip: Don’t Use A Giant Boulder
030 - What Does ‘Africa’ by Toto Have To Do With Hurricane Dorian And What You Can Do About It
Sep 2, 2019 • 22 min
A Floridian’s Guide To Hurricane Survival
029 - Dr Wiley, Dr Eggman, Elon Musk: Mad, Scientist, Or Engineer
Aug 26, 2019 • 29 min
Who’s more mad than Elon Musk? And is Doc Brown really a Scientist?
028 - Amelia Robert: “Your Commute is Killing You!”
Aug 19, 2019 • 31 min
The real cost of commuting
027 - Spiderman Far From Home: Marvel’s Double Standard
Aug 12, 2019 • 29 min
Don’t Build Killer Drones And Call It Peace Keeping
026 - Into The Spider-verse: Are Drones Killing The Superhero Industry?
Aug 5, 2019 • 24 min
The importance of drone laws for superheroes?!
Bonus - Love, Death & Robots: Making A Man Out Of Pool Equipment
Aug 1, 2019 • 13 min
The subtle way Love, Death & Robots introduces us to the fundamentals of Machine Learning!
025 - Ex Machina: Who’s Really being Tested?
Jul 29, 2019 • 23 min
A shallow dip into the ethics of AI
024 - Jurassic Park: Are They Even Dinosaurs?!
Jul 22, 2019 • 23 min
Living on the bleeding edge of Genetics Research
023 - The Tattooed Gravity Queen: How Do You Get Real Science In SciFi?!
Jul 15, 2019 • 23 min
An Intro to SciFi Consulting on your favorite shows with Dr Erin Mac Donald!
Bonus - Jurassic World: Dinos Not Hot
Jul 12, 2019 • 6 min
Goofing on Dinos with your Personal Mind Fiend
022 - Jurassic Park: How Not To Treat Your Staff
Jul 8, 2019 • 29 min
The importance of being good to your employees
021 - Toy Story 4: Pixar’s Journey To Visual Mastery
Jul 1, 2019 • 23 min
What’s it take to make a life like cat?!
020 - Jurassic Park: Who Should Inspect The Park?
Jun 24, 2019 • 17 min
Why John Hammond is Bad at Hiring Staff
Bonus - Men In Black: Are The MIB A Police State?!
Jun 21, 2019 • 14 min
Men In Black International just blew this wide open!
019 - Black Mirror: The Social Trap
Jun 17, 2019 • 28 min
Your Privacy ‘s Been Blown To Smithereens!
018 - Matt Basta: Building Pinecast From Scratch!
Jun 10, 2019 • 29 min
One Mans Journey Bringing Podcasting to the Masses
Bonus - The Adventure Zone: Mountain Mechanics
Jun 6, 2019 • 16 min
What Happens When You Drop A Mountain Out Of The Sky?!
017 - John Wick: Carrier Pigeons vs Basic Encryption?
Jun 3, 2019 • 22 min
Does owning a Nokia 8800 make you lethal?!
Bonus - Aladdin: How Genie Magic Work?!
May 31, 2019 • 17 min
Does casting minor illusion really count as Magic?!
016 - John Wick OTG: What Is A Social Economy And Can It Have Inflation?!
May 27, 2019 • 24 min
Wick-enomics, a trickle down approach to paying assassins, and our first STSS On The Go!
015 - Venezuela: The Intersection of Economics and Health!
May 20, 2019 • 25 min
The role our economy plays in keeping a population healthy
014 - Retrospectives Podcast: Video Game Villain Corporate Strategies
May 13, 2019 • 35 min
Why Team Magma, Team Aqua, Black Mesa, and Black Shadow can’t get any work done!
013 - Futurama: What You Didn’t Know!
May 6, 2019 • 25 min
How one of TVs funniest Sci-Fi shows has a beautifully meaningful intro sequence!
Bonus - Introducing LAWK!
May 2, 2019 • 30 min
Life Advice With Keon
012 - Pacific Rim: Enter the Drift!
Apr 29, 2019 • 21 min
How to make your plot device not suck!
011 - So Where’s My Universal Translator?!
Apr 22, 2019 • 23 min
Star Trek is a literal Tower of Bable
Bonus - The Plan Moving Forward
Apr 15, 2019 • 5 min
Mission, Goals, Format and Plans
010 - Special Thank You Episode For All Our Listeners
Apr 15, 2019 • 7 min
And Bonus Rapid Fire Minisode!
009 - Senses in Sci-Fi: Taste The Matrix
Apr 8, 2019 • 28 min
The often overlooked, yet critical, role food and taste play in Sci-Fi
Bonus - It’s Time To Talk About “US”
Apr 5, 2019 • 15 min
And why it’s the first horror movie to “Get It Right!”
008 - Two Scared Siblings Podcast!: Don’t lose your head!
Apr 1, 2019 • 24 min
What is the “Science” behind horror movie decapitation?!
007 - Can You Feel Me Now?
Mar 25, 2019 • 18 min
Why Haptic Wear is the weirdest Part of Ready Player One
006 - HeliCarrier Hijinks
Mar 18, 2019 • 22 min
Why HeliCarriers bad at shootin’ stuff?!
Bonus - Captain Marvel Has A Bigger Problem Than Skrull
Mar 15, 2019 • 9 min
Which faction was most dangerous in captain Marvel?!
005 - What Does It Take To Make A Real Life Smelloscope?
Mar 11, 2019 • 16 min
How Dank is Too Dank?!
004 - The Last Tie Fighter
Mar 4, 2019 • 18 min
Who’s making all the spaceships in Star Wars?!
003 - Senses in Sci-Fi: The Limits of Human Sight
Feb 25, 2019 • 9 min
Can Ant-Man See When He’s Tiny?!
002 - Valentine’s Day: The Rose Bowl For Florists
Feb 18, 2019 • 17 min
The Valentine’s Day supply chain!
001 - Senses in Sci-Fi: The Sound of Space
Feb 11, 2019 • 8 min
Not getting shot down in the Star Wars Galaxy
Trailer - Intro and background
Feb 8, 2019 • 1 min
Why am I doing this?