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.
||Clean325: Connected bikes, playground design and more||The latest in connected bikes. Playing with playground design. The messaging app boom. And, experimenting with guaranteed basic income.||6/23/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean324: Tracking tears, Zero Rating and more...||Adding tears to the quantified self movement. Finding names for every place. Understanding a big tech purchase. The problem with data-free content. And why the simplest brains are sometimes the best.||6/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean323: Video visitations, busting bad behaviour and more||The impact of video visitation replacing in-person visits at jails and prisons. Fighting sexism in the tech industry. The AI that remade Blade Runner. And, falling in love with a little help from Google Translate.||6/9/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean322: Web Brutalism, millennial interests and more||Why Brutalism is the hot new trend in web design. What are millennials interested in? And, how to prepare for the inevitable.||5/26/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean321: Life-saving fonts, ransomware cars and more||The right typeface can be a matter of life and death. How connected cars can be held for ransom. The origins of authority. Reading by ear. And, your phone's secret FM radio.||5/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean320: Wake up the brain with sound and more||Waking up the brain with sound, designing consent into social networks, distracted parenting, and what's the big deal about blockchain?||5/12/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean319: Make better decisions with math and more||How an algorithm can help you make decisions, the new movie only you will see, dancing with AI, and virtual reality documentary.||5/7/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean318: Embracing boredom, digital hoarding, quantum computing and more||The value of being bored. Explaining quantum computing. Clearing out our digital basements. Using DNA to store data. A literary use for the Dark Web.||4/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean317: inspiration overload, chatbot mania and more||Why should we care about chatbots? Flushing data down the toilet. Inspiration and aspiration overload. Following mail to understand economics. Fighting patent trolls with nonsense.||4/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean316: Autonomous intersections, the Animal Internet and more||Running with the Grand Theft Auto deer. Autonomous intersections. How we're driven to distraction. Computerized vulture eggs. Animal privacy rights and the animal internet.||4/7/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean315: Social algorithms, healthcare design and more||Instagram, algorithms and the little guy. Waiting rooms designed with the patient in mind. Raising digital and robotic natives. Bursting the on-demand economy bubble.||3/31/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean314: Viruses, artificial intelligence and more||A history of viruses, how we present ourselves on social media, and teaching AI through video games and fiction.||3/17/2016||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.||3/10/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean312: Growth and the start-up economy, Twitter bot art and more||Douglas Rushkoff on the failures of the start-up economy, using business tools to run your family, bots that fill your feed with art, owning your own medical data, and our tendency to trust robots.||3/3/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean311: Unscrambling encryption, history in 3D and more||Why encryption matters, preserving historical sites and artifacts in 3D, mapping the sound of Byzantine churches, and how to ethically share data.||2/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean310: The changing entertainment media landscape, the psychology of risk, and more||How our media consumption is changing and the challenges for Canadian programming, a look at how artists and opportunists are gaming Spotify to make a few dollars, and how the safety of modern vehicles may actually make us riskier.||2/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean309: Connected meds, futuristic camping and more||Designs that challenge traditional camping, modern survival guides in a fire-powered rock, the digitization of medicine, a punctured eardrum simulator and punctuation art.||2/4/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Clean308: Designing for focus, understanding sarcasm, and more||An algorithm that detects sarcasm, certifications for time well spent, what distinguishes an accessory from an assistive technology, how sex workers use technology to stay safe, and the tech refugees use on their journey.||1/28/2016||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!