Spark from CBC Radio
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Spark on CBC Radio One Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.
||Clean338: Quantified babies, botnet boutiques and more||How to hack your baby's sleep. An app built by, and for, Labrador Inuit. Inside the botnet black market. And why the 14-hour workday is B.S.||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean337: Sick buildings, salty storage solutions and more||Is your office building making you sick? Should you quit social media? Go up a mountain to get away from it all? Store your digital files in a salt mine? Volunteer in an internet chatroom?||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean336: Bad driving, social media influence and more||Social media and the politics of democracy. Taxis as mobile libraries. Drivers are as distracted as ever. Data-mining gets visceral. Chatroom lessons from the old-timey internet.||11/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean335: The lonely generation and more||A special look at loneliness in our ultra-connected age.||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean334: Quit your job, smart home security and more||Get your boss to help you quit your job. Security and your smart home. In praise of the stupid home. The limitations of AI. And, collaboration and AI.||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean333: Stupidity at work, slow innovation and more||Why stupidity gets rewarded at work. Motherhood and productivity. The myth of the great white innovator. Baseball and building better teams. Magic and haunting in technology.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean332: Design for the good, the bad and everything in between||Designing tech for happiness and for stress. How to take steps now to design your life. And, designing solutions for storing books.||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean331: It's overcomplicated, Simpsons by the data and more||Why everything feels so complicated. A new wetsuit inspired by beaver fur. Analysis of 27 seasons of The Simpsons. And algorithms, those weapons of math destruction.||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean330: Reality isn't real, Utopia is creepy and more||How our minds construct reality for us. Why our techno-utopia is actually dystopian. The trouble with that workplace dictator, email. And, diving into internet chum.||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean329: A new standard for intelligence, online bartering, and more...||Music by computers, tips for millennials, trading through Bunz, and regulating the cutting edge of the financial industry.||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean328: Disruption in banking, a long view on AI, and more...||The AI100 takes a long view on artificial intelligence research, why there are pop machines in your video games, teaching millennials about money, how the big banks are dealing with disruptions, and taking another look at the value of gold.||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean327: Working less, social credit scores, and more...||A proposal for shorter workdays. We ask the question. Getting credit through online shopping and social media. And the tech helping people send money back home.||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean326: The pain of paying, tracking babies, and more...||How credit cards help us spend more, new ways we are measuring everything about our kids, using Amazing Prime for... everything, celebrating the birthday of an unsung operating system, and looking back on Spark 10 seasons in.||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing: From Bartering to Bitcoin||Spark's new series on the future of money in a digital world||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean325: Connected bikes, playground design and more||The latest in connected bikes. Playing with playground design. The messaging app boom. And, experimenting with guaranteed basic income.||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean324: Tracking tears, Zero Rating and more...||Adding tears to the quantified self movement. Finding names for every place. Understanding a big tech purchase. The problem with data-free content. And why the simplest brains are sometimes the best.||6/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great show, but more sociological than technological
Love the show. Great host. Good structure. My only criticism is that this is categorized as a technological podcast. It's actually more geared into looking at the social effects of technology in our current age. It's more about society and our social relationships that it is about the technology itself. It should really be re-categorized on iTunes so more people interested in this kind of topic could find it easier.
As an I.T. professional, I listen to this podcast more regularily than any other podcast.
I would describe it as:
A quirky radio personality puts a unique twist on the discusion of technology.
The show doesn't simply bark news and numbers. After all, the invention of the technology is just the beginning. It's how we use the technology that really affects us as a culture. So, instead of focusing on what we will do to technology, this show often asks; "What will technology do to us?"
I really enjoy listening to your show. It helps an otherwise computer and technology challenged person like me understand these things a little better.