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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.
||Clean309: Connected meds, futuristic camping and more||Designs that challenge traditional camping, modern survival guides in a fire-powered rock, the digitization of medicine, a punctured eardrum simulator and punctuation art.||2/4/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean308: Designing for focus, understanding sarcasm, and more||An algorithm that detects sarcasm, certifications for time well spent, what distinguishes an accessory from an assistive technology, how sex workers use technology to stay safe, and the tech refugees use on their journey.||1/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean307: Snitching, stealing, exclusions and more||This time around, the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. What data reveals and conceals.||1/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean306: Dumpling emoji, data anxiety, daydreaming and more||The evolution of the emoji, the art of creativity, anxiety in the age of the quantified self, and who pays for the free internet?||1/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||305: Mundane games, texting lanes and more||Redesigning the sidewalk, rethinking the novel, the decline of the video store, and the joys of playing mundane video games.||1/7/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Texting lanes and other sidewalks of the future||Pedestrian fast lanes and other design ideas for making city sidewalks work better for everyone.||1/7/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Best of Spark: Place, space, and embracing creative change||This time a repeat of several of our favourite stories from last season on Spark.||12/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||304: Yearbook photo analysis, social media imposters and more||Social media imposters, the evolution of the yearbook photo smile, storage solutions, and those pesky, biased algorithms.||12/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||303: Therapy apps, blind hiring and more||This time around, technology as a bridge in human relations.||12/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean302: Dementia, dumpster diving, driverless cars and more||How fresh thinking and savvy design can make a big difference.||12/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean301: Teaching through text message, designing connection and more||This week, a special look at design. Crafting tools that help people connect and learn.||11/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||300: Eating bugs, saving Ferris, smarter cities and more||Spark trips down memory lane, finds out what insects taste like, and more.||11/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||299: Spy-on-your-spouse apps, live streaming the mundane and more||Trust, technology, and intimate relationships. Live streaming and tweeting the creative process (and the mundane).||11/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||298: Shadow work, surge pricing, seeing through walls and more||Surge pricing, disconnection, seeing through walls and shadow work.||10/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean296: The future of food, farming and more||From the farm to the table - the future of consuming and producing food.||10/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||296: Sleep secrets, drone danger and more||A look at the future of drones in the sky, from practical applications to increased injury and liability. Also, making music from data, and how to get a better night's sleep.||10/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean295: Street psychology, game archaeology and more||A look at the Church of Tech, ethical ad blocking, game archaeology and street psychology.||10/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean294: Restricting cameras, monitoring employees and more||Restricting, curating, tracking, oh my!||9/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean293: Enhancing books, wondering where the time went and more||Get time back on your side. And start reading more!||9/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||292: What you say will be searched, why recognition systems don't recognize accents and more||The first episode of Season 9 looks at the allure of the physical, new developments in speech recognition, search and white. The future's coming. Arrive intact. Spark.||9/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean213: Longevity, Integration, Disposal||Cliff Hacking on e-waste disposal in Canada. David Fleming on real estate and virtual staging. Julia Pagel on the Integrative Thinking technique in schools. Phil Gyford, Jason Scott, and Meg Ambrose on data longevity and web ephemerality.||4/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPanel: e-books, public libraries, and artificial scarcity||Peter Rukavina, Jane Pyper, Carolyn Wood, and David O'Brien discuss e-book lending in public libraries.||4/2/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean212: Get it, Keep it, Fix it||Brian Lam on getting good gadgets. Gina Trapani and Anil Dash on keeping your tech gadgets. Ian Urbina on what happens to our unwanted gadgets. Kyle Wiens on learning to fix your tech.||3/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||211: Smart Elevators, Design Fiction, Internet Centrism||Riding in smart, responsive elevators. Getting skeptical about the internet as a single, abstract force. And designing technologies that don't even exist yet!||3/22/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean210: Surveillance, Sharing, Colour||David Murakami Wood on surveillance and tech. Roz Kavander on colour forecasting. Alice Marwick, Gary Flake, Stephanie Nolen, and Maciej Ceglowski on social sharing and the divide between public and private online.||3/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Brian Lam on The Wirecutter||A feature interview with Brian Lam about his website The Wirecutter, why he left Gizmodo, and what's wrong with tech writing in 2013.||3/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||209: Distraction, Willpower, Creative Coding||Elah Feder on outsourcing willpower. Francesca Gino on decision making and getting sidetracked. Diana Kimball and Seb Lee-Delisle on creative coding. Jeff Atwood on creating civil discourse online.||3/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean208: Collaboration, Crowdwork, Wearable Computing||Kate Hartman on wearable computing. JP Davidson on crowdworking. Rachel Botsman, Will Johnston, Lili Carvalho, and April Rinne on collaborative consumption.||2/28/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
One of my favorites
It's a very well paced fun show to listen to. This summer they are playing complete interviews from earlier news segments and those are just as interesting as the shows themselves. It sometimes seems like cotton candy because the shows are so fun to listen to, but beyond the surface every show has fascinating and valuable content.
I love the usage of CC licenced sounds and music.
THE technology/culture podcast i hear in the morning when i drive to work.
Nora is great.
This show is amazing
This is an amazing show and has quickly become my favorite podcast. Nora is wonderfully professional, relatable, and very easy on the ears. It is high quality with excellent interviews that make you think. I highly recommend it!