Tea: Qimen Caixia (“Sunrise Keemun”) black tea. Damon discusses tech that makes cochlear implants more versatile. Michael looks at methodologies of language learning. Also: little black worms, high quality science from Jurassic Park,
Tea: Dian Hong Jin Ya (“Golden Buds”) black tea. Damon talks about shoe technology. Michael tackles the basics of blockchain. Also: ice cream and bitterness, asparagus, Latin problems, the Pope, building a base, gas masks, extra bones, cylons vs.
Tea: Meng Ding Mao Feng green tea. Damon explores his own DNA and also covers new technology for the visually impaired. Michael ponders how the future we envisioned in the 1980s differs from the future we’re living now. Also: Finnish vs. Latin,
Tea: Fo Mei (Buddha’s Eyebrow) green tea. Damon talks about his experience making something in augmented reality. Michael shares his thoughts as a non-driver on autonomous vehicles. Also: getting the date wrong, throwing tea into the lake,
Tea: Jun Shan Yin Zhen yellow tea. Damon describes recent photography projects he was involved in. Michael talks about his Father’s Day “miracle.” Also: getting confused about geography, tea prices, GitHub, making movies with strong female leads,
Tea: Gu Zhu Zi Sun (Purple Bamboo Shoot) green tea. Damon recaps the keynote from Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. Michael takes a hard look at Facebook’s corporate ethics. Also: pouring boiling water on things,
Tea: Bi Luo Chun green tea. Damon reviews the WannaCry virus and its brethren. Michael summarizes the news out of the Google I/O conference. Also: quitting caffeine (and color vision), bad water, the need for tea tasting vocabulary,
Tea: Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) wulong. Damon explores land line phones and the WeChat app. Michael takes on the episode title: the bag of words technique. Also: embossing printers, rubber fingers, another trip down Saga Street, a mea culpa,
Tea: Da Shan Tian (Sweet Mountain) sheng puer. Damon and Michael head off to the March for Science to interview people about their favorite science and technology topics. Also: being cool, fingerprint readers, Apple ripping off a Google design,
Tea: Meng Ding Huang Ya (Mt. Mengding Yellow Buds) yellow tea. Damon plays with wires as he automates his home. Michael finds the previous week’s news pulling him back to discussions of government-grade privacy. Also: describing something vs.