By Nora Young and Cathi Bond
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Listen to writer/broadcasters Nora Young and Cathi Bond as they freak over the future. They can't believe it. Neither will you.
||CleanTracking Distracted Drivers and Self-Parking...Slippers!||On this podcast, Nora Young talks about insurance company Arity's driver safety project. Drivers put an app on their phone that monitors whether drivers are picking up their phones or engaging with apps while they drive. It's a bid to charge people...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrones for Workaholics and Brain-Computer Interfaces||On this podcast, Cathi Bond talks about a surprising response to the problem of overwork in Japan: drones that chase employees out of the building by blasting annoying music (via New Atlas) Nora Young talks about this article in Technology Review. It...||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiagnose your Car Trouble and 3D Print your Watch||For our annual holiday edition, Nora Young mentions a tweak to Google maps for transit (via Tech Crunch) as well as a cool idea for a 3D printed watch (via New Atlas). Custom fit! Cathi Bond has a gift for drivers: the FIXD dongle for diagnosing...||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHomes for Extreme Weather and Remote Working with Virtual Reality||On today's podcast, Cathi Bond talks about these cool biodomes, geodesic domes designed to be partly nestled into the earth, and to resist intense climate events (via New Atlas). Nora mentions this exhibit at the Royal BC Museum. Nora Young talks...||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWriting and Body Hacks: Benefits of Ritual and Fasting||We're back after a little break! This time, Nora Young talks about this New York Times profile of author, Philip Pullman. In particular, she looks at his very specific rituals around writing. Nora and Cathi talk about journaling and their own rituals...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFuture of Manufacturing and Interactive Movies||In today's podcast, Cathi Bond talks about PSFK's report on the future of manufacturing and the possibility of more continuous feedback. Could it help reduce waste and increase customization? Nora Young looks at the interactive 'proof of concept'...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAI that Creates Music, and a 16 Hour Work Week||Welcome to season 13 (ack!) of The Sniffer! Thanks for staying subscribed; we really appreciate the support. On this podcast episode, Nora Young talks about this Technology Review profile of Douglas Eck, who works on creativity and AI at Google's...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power of Journals and Yikes! Bed Bugs||This time, Nora Young and Cathi Bond commit to keeping journals after reading this article about the benefits of doing so. Writing out your thoughts reminds Nora of this Spark interview with philosopher Andy Clark, about the idea of "extended...||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVirtual Reality Pain Relief and Perfume as Social History||This time, Cathi Bond talks about a study testing the effectiveness of different virtual reality scenarios in managing pain. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a virtual reality scene at a calming beach was much more effective in pain relief, than one that was...||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlocking Memories and Modular Tents||Nora Young talks about research into blocking specific memories in snails (via Motherboard) Just in time for summer, Cathi Bond talks about the RhinoWolf tent system. You can sleep anywhere from one to 100 people by attaching more and more...||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent brief take on tech issues: informative, funny, cool.
Super smart and fun, excellent company.
Love the candid discussion about current tech affairs. Very informative and entertaining.