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.
||CleanSpark Guide to Life: Social Media||If you're worried your social life is less exciting than others', it's not. Twitter isn't the voice of the people, and media shouldn't pretend it is. Your data plays a vital role in academic research. Social media beyond the numbers. How does your socia||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark Guide to Life: Canadian Perspectives||Die With Me connects people before their phones die. Never mind Netflix, watch this live stream of a rock instead. Short story vending machine lands in Edmonton airport. Restaurants open doors during the day to become coworking spaces.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean403: The wave of media mergers signals a major shift in the TV landscape||Wave of media mergers signals major shift in TV landscape. Turning citizen science into a captivating video game. How you use your phone can tell Uber if you're drunk. Being a social media manager can be bad for mental health. How internet access to por||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean402: Is there room for philosophy in tech?||What Confucius, The Buddha, and Aristotle can teach us about technology. From Bible apps to kosher phones, how digital tech is changing religion. What happens to your digital legacy when you die? Why some people are planning on sending their ashes into||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean401: As Google for Education tools enter classrooms across Canada, some parents are asking to opt-out||On this special episode of Spark, we're looking at how Google for Education is being used in by students and teachers across Canada.||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean400: From QR codes to Facebook's early days||Looking back at the stories Spark has covered over 400 episodes. FBI warns of malware on routers. Designing new rituals. Liberating our attention.||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean399: Monopolies have been broken up before. Is it time to do the same with Facebook?||Do giant tech companies like Facebook need to be broken up? Why mission statements actually matter. Vast majority of twitter users retweet rumours without question. Why the "information age" is now the "reputation age". Science weighs in on how to end a||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean398: It's getting harder to tell the difference between Google's AI and a real human... and that's a problem||Why AI needs to identify itself. CGI celebrities are courting followers—and controversy. Breaking down the walls of the traditional museum. New technology allows Holocaust survivors to answer the questions of future generations.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean397: How Europe's tough new data protection rules affect Canadians||An FAQ on the GDPR. Putting down your phone could make you less bored. Wearable tech that puts self-expression first. The end of passwords. Millennials are really into online astrology.||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean396: New book exposes "technochauvinism"||"Artificial Unintelligence" argues that new tech doesn't always mean good tech. 'Golden State Killer' arrest highlights the risks of public DNA databases. Workers in the developing world screen graphic content for Facebook and Google.||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean395: "Skyknit" AI creates its own hilarious knitting patterns||An AI learning to knit. Cryptocurrency for kids. Bots fighting traffic tickets. Doc directors make AI.||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean394: Thousands of apps are illegally collecting data about kids||Apps directed at kids are violating US children's privacy laws. Your data plays a vital role in research. Loreena McKennitt is leaving Facebook. Uber and others are bringing 'dockless' bike sharing to North America.||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean393: The internet has turned into a giant mall.||Checking the health of the internet. Lying to Facebook could protect your data. Will Chinese "super apps" succeed in the West? How one woman is helping others overcome "hacking abuse".||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean392: Facial recognition technology is tracking billions in China. Could it happen here?||Twitter isn't the voice of the people. HAL might be the best A.I. has to offer. Twitter asks for help to fix the 'health' of its conversations. The surveillance potential of facial recognition.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 391: The hidden history of the women who built the computer age||Programs with empathy. A new old computer. When women dominated coding.||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 390: The latest Facebook scandal is no surprise.||And then there were 5 Gs. How musicians can thrive in the streaming era. Zeynep Tufekci on why the latest Facebook scandal is no suprise. 'Energy poverty' is expanding the digital divide.||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean389: Wikipedia's protectors, contextual zoning, digital phenotyping and more||The Unsung Heroes Protecting Wikipedia. Environmental design for productivity. How Apple's new "spaceship" campus may cause concussions. How you use your smartphone might also reveal whether you're depressed. New technology aims to copy human skin.||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean388: Pokemon Go for ecologists, fake videos, and more.||How Canadians' social media use stacks up. Scrubbing social media of metrics. Fake videos are getting better and easier to make. A tool to read privacy policies for you. Using Pokemon Go to help real animals.||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean387: Casual games, loot boxes, and more||Are video game loot crates gambling? Canadian developers release video game sequel. A new tool to report workplace harassment. How gig economy workers are at risk online. A challenger to Instagram.||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpark 386: Attention residue, new design ethics, and more||The dangers of "attention residue," the call for a new ethics of design, the ethics of driverless cars, the rise of "griefbots."||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean385: Online dating, genetic data and more||Selling your genetic data. Definitely not how Bitcoin works. Tracking caribou with new tech. Is online dating changing... dating? How people in long distance relationships use tech.||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean384: Companies can't share data, encrypted photo storage, and more||Companies that have our data don't know how to share it with us. A camera app that makes your photos secure on the cloud. What romance writers can teach us about the digital economy.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean383: Dangerous data, Libraries and more||Strava's heat maps show how dangerous data can be. A smart speaker that puts privacy first. A chat room where people mostly say goodbye. Libraries changing role in the time of the internet.||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean382: You're a work of art, darling! and popping the cryptocurrency bubble||The future of facial recognition in Google's art app. Narcissism on social media. What are cryptocurrencies really worth?||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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!