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.
||Clean346: biometrics, audio intelligence and more||Privacy implications of data-gathering medical technologies. Crypto parties get a new push thanks to rising data-mining fears. A new car service that connects drivers to riders directly. And, teaching AI to recognize sounds.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean345: love, hate, sex, apocalypse||Apocalypse Now the interactive horror game. Conflict resolution through video games. A dating app for mutual hate. Women CEOs work to decrease the stigma of female sexuality. And, the veggie burger that tastes and bleeds like beef.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean344: Tech workers, the travel ban and more||A Facebook employee's story of how he's affected by the U.S. travel ban. Canadian tech companies respond to the ban. Baby clothes that record what parents say. Diagnosing PTSD with speech analysis. Making comedy by reading the internet verbatim.||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean343: Smart bridges, the end of FM and more||Smart bridges, the end of FM radio, protecting climate change data under Trump, and listening to problem machines.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean342: Sex robots, anonymity and more||Sex robots, anonymity and harassment, and the rise of the physicist.||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean341: Winter cities, voicemail is dead and more||Postmortem communication, the death of voicemail, better winter cities, and an apple that never browns.||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean340: Mindfulness, frugality, and the future||How to use tech to bring calm to your life, why being frugal is at odds with our taste for luxury, and forecasting the future of futurism.||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean311-304: 3D archeology, yearbook smiles and more||3D Archaeology. Printing 3D artifacts. Sound mapping. Yearbook smiles. Cloud storage your stuff. Algorithmic fairness.||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean318: digital hoarding, storing data in DNA and more||Digital hoarding. Storing data in DNA. Quantum computing. Dark Web literary magazine. How to be bored.||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean339: Fake news, synthetic ears and more||How fake news spreads. Making ears from apples. Texting with household cleaners. The impact of tech on families. Transgender on Tinder.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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!