3: Some People Juggle Geese

This is about our very favorite show. We call her Firefly.

Tell you what; you watch this show, treat her proper, she’ll be with ya for the rest of your life.

  • 00:00 – Intro & follow up
  • 05:30 – Firefly, no spoilers
  • 48:52 – Spoilers
  • 90:01 – Aftershow

Follow up

Benjamin Bratton, Trevor’s brother-in-law, published some research and then did a Reddit AMA:

Vibrio cholerae: how it curves, and why you wish it didn’t.

Science AMA series: We’re Thomas Bartlett and Benjamin Bratton from Princeton University. The bacterium that causes cholera is curved. People have known this for 160 years, but never known how or why it’s curved. We figured it out… Ask us anything!

Main topic

Firefly: The Complete Series

iTunes | Amazon | Amazon Video | Netflix | Hulu

Serenity

iTunes | Amazon | Amazon Video | Not on Netflix or Hulu

The music is good, too; listen to the music

Comics

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If you’re still wondering what the title of this episode means, watch the gorram show.

2: The Game’s the Thing

Christmas provides perfect lab conditions for new board games. Here’s a rundown of the games we tested on our families over the holiday break:

Pass the Pigs

Bring Your Own Book

Cards Against Humanity played according to Metagame rules. (Page 39 of this PDF.)

Chrononauts

Colt Express

SUPERFIGHT

Pandemic

Funemployed: The Interview Game of Actual Jobs and Absurd Qualifications

7 Wonders

Also referenced:

Rogue One composer Michael Giacchino on Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

Between Two Cities

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1: There Is No Rogue One

Do Wookiees care what constitutes a normal human greeting? Are the Mon Calamari bent on war? Why do some Imperial walkers have holes in them? Dustin, Matthew, and Trevor answer these questions and more while discussing Rogue One in the first full episode of Better Worlds.

Main Topic

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Items discussed

Listener Chewbacca

Plot Armor

Uncanny Valley

Star Wars: Six Movie Collection

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the season with Saw Gerrera

Gareth Edwards made some other movies

Monsters (2010)

Godzilla (2014)

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Episode Zero

Dustin ponders which LEGO game to buy. Matthew assumes that podcasts have redeeming virtue, possibly as an archival resource. Trevor doesn’t believe in dictionaries. Against all odds, they announce their new podcast: Better Worlds, a fortnightly foray into geek culture across mediums.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Xbox One | Playstation 4 | iOS | Mac

LEGO Jurassic World

Xbox One | Playstation 4 | iOS

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