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.
||301: 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|
||296: 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|
||295: 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|
||294: Restricting cameras, monitoring employees and more||Restricting, curating, tracking, oh my!||9/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||293: 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|
||291: Predictive policing, alibi apps and more||This time on Spark - place, space, and surveillance.||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||290: Happy maps, radio in a bucket and more||This time on Spark - place, space, and innovation on the cheap.||6/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||289: Rap machines, club simulators, hearing music in the MRI and more||Spark teams up with our pals at cbcmusic.ca to take an in-depth look at how new technologies are changing the way we find new music, the way we write it, and how it sounds.||6/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||288: Grow your own furniture, customize your city and more||Growing furniture, customizing the city, smart canes, and what to do when the internet goes down.||6/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||213: 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|
||Panel: 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|
||212: 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|
||210: 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|
||208: 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!