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.
||Clean381: The bad design behind Hawaii's missile scare, internet freedom in Iran and more||Using design to prevent another missile scare. Too many emojis ruin Twitter for blind people. Canadian app is helping Iranians stay online. Mobile game show is attracting a huge audience. Household robots are still mostly useless.||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean380: Phantom traffic jams, catfishing scams and smart speakers||A solution for mysterious traffic jams. A machine that dispenses short stories for travellers. How smart speakers like the Amazon Echo are used by blind people. A professor who had his pictures used in catfishing scams.||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean379: Integrated shopping, 3-D printed wifi plastic, and more||How "intergrated shopping" may change online commerce. Why Thailand, Shanghai, Berlin, and even LA may lure top tech talent over Silicon Valley. Using the blockchain to help disadvantaged prisoners make bail. How a new kind of 3-D printed plastic connec||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean378: surge toll roads, how to think and more||A new survival guide for thinking, because we're a lot worse at it than we think. A new study suggests most people think other's social lives are more exciting than their own, even though they're not. A look at the implications of applying surge pricing||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean377: notification fatigue, seasonal ghost stories and more||Early photographers remembered the dead by taking photos with ghosts. Neil Young's archives could signal a shift in the music streaming business. Cutting down on stressful notifications to improve your well being.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean376: cryptokitties, coworking, email trackers||Restaurants open doors during the day to become coworking spaces. Digital kitties make cryptocurrency more accessible. You give away private data just by opening your email.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean375: Your apps are watching you, sugarcane jet fuel and more||Clandestine app trackers. How AI is helping treat people with depression. 3D mapping coral reefs. Sugarcane could be the next jet fuel. Turning air pollution into ink for your pen.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean374: Bad bosses, good internet and more||With Google, Facebook and Apple leading our online experience, is net neutrality really possible? From clothing to bivalves, how entrepreneurs are using Facebook Live to sell. How the ad industry has shifted from tempting you to targeting you.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean373: Useless job interviews, vibration passwords and more||How Google knows exactly where you are, even with location data disabled. Why we should throw the job interview out with the trash. Signals from our vibrating bones could be the next password solution.||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean372: Your podcast brain, the augmented reality future and more||This is your brain on podcasts. Designing social media for better mental health. Building AIs that build other AIs. How to prepare for an augmented reality future.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean371: Moral outrage goes viral and more||When moral outrage goes viral. The Bitcoin power drain. Optical Illusions for computers. Building AIs that build other AIs. Releasing new music on floppy disk.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean370: Hurricanes and power grids, cellphone privacy and more||Hurricanes and power grids. Law enforcement and cellphone privacy. Helping humans and computers understand one another.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean369: Self-teaching bots, AI copyright, and more||Robot e-mail answering. AI and intellectual property. Netflix "binge racers". Tech's Frankenstein moment. Unrestricted machine learning.||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean368: Deadly devices, watching rocks and more||Trying to track online political advertising. Facebook, politics and foreign influence. Wi-Fi breach. Watching rocks. The cost of designing our devices to die.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean367: Loneliness, Algorithms, War and Peace||The trouble with advertising algorithms. The Loneliness Project. Why you should read War and Peace on your phone.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean366: Smelling data, competing for Amazon, and more||How your PC may be making someone else rich. Getting emotional about online privacy. Blade Runner and what it means to be human in the age of AI. And, cities battle to be home to Amazon's second headquarters||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean365: Turning the economy upside down, leaking data's smell, surrogate robot students and more||How machines, platforms and the crowd are changing everything.||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean364: Reimagining the classroom, the university, and the trades||How can we best prepare young people for a work environment that's constantly evolving?||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean363: Social media for disaster, buffering, robot lawyers and more||How AI might help rescuers use social media in a disaster, The end of buffering in streaming media? Why the world isn't ready for robot lawyers, What Canadian workers can expert from automation, and Ageism: The hidden barrier in tech invention||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean362: Machine learning outliers, smart device "ownership," and more||Do you really "own" your smart devices? How can machine learning understand unusual data? The video selfie as CV. A website that forces you to go offline to see it.||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spark guide to living, part 10: Creativity||Jumpstart your own creative process with our look at how innovative, creative and even brilliant ideas happen.||8/29/2017||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!