Third Eye Weekly

Premiere DateMay 2, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 Welcome to Episode 50: Data Week
01:24 Matt and Jen on Data Week, today's guests, and useless information
08:27 Quantum of Solace Miracles of Modern Science
12:24 Interview with Kris Sanchez of Uber Facts
19:30 Matt and Jen with the week in independent media
22:26 How Do I Know Akron/Family
24:43 Interview with Matt Beirbaum and Jesse Silverberg of Cornell University
31:16 Matt and Jen with your promotional air raid!
31:44 I am Nerd Omar Holmon
34:13 Interview with Dr. Tobias Pries, Part 1
42:56 Matt and Jen with the week in under reported news
45:31 Numbers The Barreracudas
47:53 Interview with Dr. Tobias Pries, Part 2
55:21 Alpha Wave The Forms
57:07 Matt and Jen with a preview of next week on BTR
58:01 The Information Man Buddy Wakefield
64:37 Finish

It’s Data Week on BTR!

Today on Third Eye Weekly, we feature Jordan Reisman’s interview with Kris Sanchez, the founder of the website Uber Facts that specializes in giving readers “the most unimportant things you’ll never need to know.”

Later, Timothy Dillon talks with Matthew Beirbaum and Jesse Silverberg, Cornell graduates and self-described metal-heads who set out to find the physics behind mosh pits.

And after the promotional air raid, we’re joined by Dr. Tobias Preis, professor at Warwick Business School who recently co-authored a study looking at whether Google searches can help predict the stock market.

Spoken word segments from this week’s podcast feature the talents of Omar Holmon and Buddy Wakefield.

Lastly, to find out more about the stories we discuss on today’s show, check out our Tumblr and Twitter accounts, as well as the following links…

The Week in Independent News:

“Obama administration bypasses CISPA by secretly allowing Internet surveillance” (Apr. 24, RT)

“‘Dead for now:’ CISPA halted in the Senate” (Apr. 25, RT)

“Senate Indicates in won’t consider CISPA” (Apr. 29, Los Angeles Times)

“Latest ENDA effort greeted with both optimism and skepticism” (Apr. 23, Poliglot)

“Jeff Merkley courts GOP support on ENDA” (Apr. 28, Salon)

“Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Supermax Abuse Lawsuits” (Apr. 25, The Atlantic)

“Judge won’t dismiss Supermax inmates’ claims of inhumane conditions” (Apr. 25, The Denver Post)

“Russia detains 140 in raid targeting suspected extremists” (Apr. 27, GlobalPost)

“Post-revolution Egyptian Christians sidelined, subjected to brutality” (Apr. 27, RT)

The Week in Under-Reported News:

“Chicago students boycott standardized test in protest of mass school closings” (Apr. 24, MSNBC)

“Fed Up With Schools, Chicago Kids Boycott State Tests” (Apr. 25, The Root)

“CPS protests: Students reject tests, charter school backers want equal funding” (Apr. 24, Chicago Sun-Times)

“Iran says it’s ready to resume talks with world powers” (Apr. 25, Reuters)

“Iran voices readiness to host next quartet talks on Syria” (Apr. 27, PressTV)

“Iran Eager to Restart Nuclear Talks” (Apr. 28, Al-Monitor)

“Protesters March Against First British Drone Base” (Apr. 27, ABC News)

“Armed drones operated from RAF base in UK, says MoD” (Apr. 27, BBC)

“Kurdish Conflict: PKK Rebels To Withdraw From Turkey To Iraq” (Apr. 25, Huffington Post)

“Kurdish Rebel Group to Withdraw From Turkey” (Apr. 25, New York Times)

“South Africa passes secrecy bill” (Apr. 25, Yahoo! News)

“South Africa — Lawmakers Pass Contentious Secrecy Bill” (Apr. 25, New York Times)

So without further ado…

The Playlist!

The Music!

Miracles of Modern Science
(Official Dog Year cover art)
May 15 – Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) – New York, NY
Jun 21 – SubCulture Arts Underground – New York, NY

The Forms
(Official Derealization cover art)
May 18 – Cameo Gallery – New York, NY

(Official Akron/Family cover art)
May 03 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
May 04 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
May 06 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
May 08 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
May 22 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz have co-hosted BTR's Third Eye Weekly podcast since November 2014. Learn more about Zach and Lisa.