Episode 405: Do You Like Peanut Butter?

This episode contains: Extra Super Special Guest Tim Barnes joins Ben and Steven this episode. While he’s here to push his new show Maurice on Mars on Comedy Central, we talk about a ton of stuff he’s done, like writing for Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, the new All That on Nickelodeon and also Warped! (Not to mention his podcast Yub Nub where he talks Star Wars with his co-hosts.)

Lend Me Some Sugar, I Am Your Neighbor: NASA plans to get Ingenuity through the Martian winter. We talk about just how cold it gets on mars and how that will affect Ingenuity.

https://www.wired.com/story/nasas-plan-to-get-ingenuity-through-the-martian-winter/

Robot Overlords: Google engineer put on leave after saying AI chatbot has become sentient. A Google employee thinks that their AI has the ability to express thoughts and feelings equivalent to a human child. We talk about some of the stuff the AI chatbot said, and the ramifications of creating true AI.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jun/12/google-engineer-ai-bot-sentient-blake-lemoine

Science Fiction: Tim Barnes tells us all about Maurice on Mars, the animated show he wrote and does voice work for. We talk about it’s creation, influences, and about how quickly history can be erased. Then it’s on to Episode 4 of Obi-Wan Kenobi! Steven does a recap and everyone else has to listen. Ben give us the low-down on Strange New Worlds and another classically animated Trek, this time tackling Voyager. https://trekmovie.com/2022/06/12/watch-star-trek-voyager-in-the-style-of-the-animated-series-creator-interview/ 

Don’t forget to click these links!

Tim Barnes: https://www.timbarnescomedy.com/

Maurice On Mars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju1jaIzmEZw&t=9s 

Uncertain Life: https://www.uncertainlifecomic.com/

Yub Nub Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/yub-nub/id1544376247

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