Vidya hates wedding planning, Jonathon could’ve talked about the rise of our Go-playing robot overlords, algorithmically predicting police misconduct or the biggest polling upset in political history, but instead digs into the crossword scandal of the century (here’s the GitHub repo). Chris was busy washing his hair or something, but he’ll be back next week.

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We also interviewed Jeff Stuffings, founder of Jester King brewery, about his novel process for slowly fermenting beer using local flora, tons of time, and lots of tasting.

And now, this week’s episode!