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.
||Clean353: Addiction, failure, psychopaths||How to identify and curb tech addiction and overuse. Why we should stop scrolling and start connecting. A tour through the Museum of Failure. A tax on robots. And, is Silicon Valley full of psychopaths?||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean352: Baby boxes, internet health and more||Internet health. Baby boxes. 808 heartbreak. Frank Lloyd Wright's 3D revival. And, is tech becoming conceptual art?||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean351: Search history for sale, bot talk and more||Search history for sale. Bots that develop their own language. Vision for the legally blind. And, what innovation means in Canada.||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean350: Disappearing trades, automation and more||Vanishing skills in our digital society. Why there's still a lively market for feature phones in developing economies. And how the threat of automation and job destruction is overblown.||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean349: Down with self-improvement, sexism and more||Resisting the self-improvement craze. Data analytics and the restaurant industry. Diplomatic digital relations. Sexism and Silicon Valley.||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean348: Everyone's a musician, no one is the boss||Google's hatred-fighting AI. How assistive tech can sometimes reinforce inequalities. No musical ability, no problem, there's an app for that. A personal assistant that answers exclusively in GIFs. And saying goodbye to the CEO for good.||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean348: Rando reactions, creative data and more||The future of streaming, sharing, stealing and entertainment. A record-pressing robot helps bring back vinyl. An argument against Virtual Reality as an empathy tool. And, going random with Facebook reactions.||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean313: Virtual reality, actual loneliness and more||Technology that connects and isolates, the intricacies and unexpected outcomes of robot law, finding high art and compassion in virtual reality, and the "Godmother of VR" on the state of her industry.||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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!