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What Would Marthstandider Fillion Do?

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This script was generated by Artificial Intelligence! Which... might be apparent after you watch it for a minute... But not to worry! This isn't just for funsies. Think about what you just watched, and the other things machines are being trained to do in the world (more examples below), and then tune in tomorrow for our episode about whether or not machines can make art!


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MUSIC at 1:17 and 4:38

Monotone - Minimalist

Written and hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)
(who also has a podcast! Reasonably Sound:
Made by Kornhaber Brown (

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