#670: The Random Show with Kevin Rose — The $1M Bitcoin Bet, Japanophilia, Rare IPAs, Preventing Hangovers, AI Companions, Fringe Discords, Affordable Luxuries, High-Fidelity Audio, and Much More
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In this one, we discuss affordable luxuries for priceless lives, suiting up for a visit to the Magic Castle, Eliza Ivanova's art, my secret for supple skin, 19th-century Nintendo, Balaji's bet, the science of #hangover remedies, Moonbirds over Tokyo, an unexpected Sanbo Zen inquisition, Japanese death poems, escape rooms, high-fidelity immersive sound, Nanoblocks, and much more!
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[04:44 ] The important juice.
[08:37 ] Discount downfalls and luxury lettuce.
[13:16 ] Becoming suitable for The Magic Castle.
[17:12 ] Affordable luxuries for a priceless life.
[19:47 ] A pipe dream.
[22:04 ] A skincare secret.
[23:08 ] Later life dating and alcohol abating (#hangover).
[31:35 ] The current and anticipated state of AI.
[46:15 ] Balaji's bet.
[1:02:00 ] Kevin practices his ABCs.
[1:05:17 ] Eliza Ivanova.
[1:07:10 ] TimTimsPrivacyScreens dot com.
[1:09:38 ] Nintendo: Hanafuda to Zelda.
[1:12:52 ] Untranslatables.
[1:13:48 ] Tokyo Moonbirds and Zen karaoke.
[1:18:10 ] Japanese Death Poems and other uplifting reading.
[1:22:44 ] Some escape rooms are better than others.
[1:26:51 ] High-fidelity immersive sound.
[1:31:26 ] A whispering Replika and a vibrating "chest."
[1:35:28 ] Nanoblocks!
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