176 episodes

Jason Snell asks John Siracusa to rule on the meaning of various words and concepts. It’s not just about robots anymore.

Robot or Not? The Incomparable

    • Philosophy

Jason Snell asks John Siracusa to rule on the meaning of various words and concepts. It’s not just about robots anymore.

    174: Reading

    174: Reading

    It’s fundamental, yes. But is it something you can do with your ears?...

    • 1 min
    173: River

    173: River

    When is a body of water a river?...

    • 6 min
    172: Soup, Part II

    172: Soup, Part II

    Is soup a drink? What separates liquids from food?...

    • 3 min
    171: Dish

    171: Dish

    From dish to plate to bowl....

    • 2 min
    170: City

    170: City

    Does it all come down to the U.S. Postal Service?...

    • 7 min
    169: Burgers

    169: Burgers

    And do sliders have to slide?...

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

Violinknitter ,

Zeppelin

Of all the podcasts I listen to, this one has the silliest premise.

joecab ,

simple but effective

It's goofy. But funny. And brief. But interesting.

dwearsch ,

A really fun, nerdy break from longer shows

John's thorough approach to analyzing each potential robot is a delight, especially when Jason messes with him.

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