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    Ideas | Apr 14, 2014

    William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, into a period when new ideas about the human body, the earth and the universe were threatening the old medieval worldview. Journalist and author Dan Falk examines the science of the Bard of Avon.

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    Writers and Company | Apr 13, 2014

    The launch of a new series, Brazil Inside Out. To start, Ana Maria Machado, one of the country's most respected writers. Also, Sergio Rodrigues makes connections between Brazilian's passion for soccer and their political history.

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    The Story From Here | Apr 16, 2014

    In this half hour; Atikokan's Mike Ranta on his cross country paddle; Ottawa's female bomb disposal expert; Edmonton man compiles best cities list to survive zombie attack, and what's up with the word skeet?

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    Q | Apr 15, 2014

    New York Times technology writer Farhad Manjoo warns that as the web grows, it grows less secure.

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    Under the Influence | Apr 11, 2014

    This week we air our annual book show. The research for Under The Influence requires a lot of reading, and listeners always ask for more information on the books we mention. So we take this opportunity to talk about the research books and tell stories.

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Spark - "Daily Rituals" for Creativity, Make Your Life an Experiment, and the Ancient History of Social MediaJan 5, 2014 | 53:59Spark "Daily Rituals" for Creativity, Make Your Life an Experiment, and the Ancient History of Social Media Audio
Spark "Daily Rituals" for Creativity, Make Your Life an Experiment, and the Ancient History of Social Media Jan 5, 2014 | 53:59Mason Currey on his book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. Uri Gneezy on his book, The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life. Tom Standage on his book, Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years.
Spark - Digital Conversion at the Movies, Minecraft Education, and Designing Physical InterfacesDec 15, 2013 | 53:59Spark Digital Conversion at the Movies, Minecraft Education, and Designing Physical Interfaces Audio
Spark Digital Conversion at the Movies, Minecraft Education, and Designing Physical Interfaces Dec 15, 2013 | 53:59Jeff Knoll and Caetlin Benson-Allott on movie theatres and digital conversion. Julia Pagel and Cori Dussman on the appeal of Minecraft. Calvin Chu and Jared Spool on bringing physicality and tactility back to computer design.
Spark - Digital Conversion and Community CinemaDec 12, 2013 | 16:13Spark Digital Conversion and Community Cinema Audio
Spark Digital Conversion and Community Cinema Dec 12, 2013 | 16:13Caetlin Benson-Allott argues that the digital conversion of movie theatres threatens the diversity of community cinema because of the new business model it imposes.
Spark - Online Shopping, Market Manipulation, and Attracting Foreign Start-upsDec 8, 2013 | 53:59Spark Online Shopping, Market Manipulation, and Attracting Foreign Start-ups Audio
Spark Online Shopping, Market Manipulation, and Attracting Foreign Start-ups Dec 8, 2013 | 53:59Ryan Calo on a future of digital market manipulation. Avi Goldfarb on why physical location still plays a major role in shopping. Boris Wertz on attract foreign entrepreneurs to Canada. Three hopeful applicants to the Canadian Start-up Visa Program.
Spark - Beauty and Brains, Beautiful Sound, Because Noun, 24-hour Music, Dramatizing the Internet, and Photo OrganizationDec 1, 2013 | 53:59Spark Beauty and Brains, Beautiful Sound, Because Noun, 24-hour Music, Dramatizing the Internet, and Photo Organization Audio
Spark Beauty and Brains, Beautiful Sound, Because Noun, 24-hour Music, Dramatizing the Internet, and Photo Organization Dec 1, 2013 | 53:59Gretchen McCulloch on internet speak. Jay Frank on music listening in a digital age. Molly Bullard on photo organizing. Zaira Cattaneo on beauty and brain stimulation. Julian Treasure on the most beautiful sound. Quinn Norton on dramatizing the internet.
Spark - Training Your Brain for Happiness, Robot Torture, the Pre-Digi Selfie, Privacy and the NSA, Status and Attention.Nov 24, 2013 | 53:59Spark Training Your Brain for Happiness, Robot Torture, the Pre-Digi Selfie, Privacy and the NSA, Status and Attention. Audio
Spark Training Your Brain for Happiness, Robot Torture, the Pre-Digi Selfie, Privacy and the NSA, Status and Attention. Nov 24, 2013 | 53:59Aimee Morrison on the history of selfies. Alice Marwick on her book Status Update. Kate Darling on legally protecting robots from abuse. Rick Hanson on training your brain for happiness. Ron Deibert on privacy and the NSA.
Spark - Dirty Web Secrets, the Politics of Memes, In Favour of Paper, No More Bosses, and Looks Like MusicNov 17, 2013 | 53:59Spark Dirty Web Secrets, the Politics of Memes, In Favour of Paper, No More Bosses, and Looks Like Music Audio
Spark Dirty Web Secrets, the Politics of Memes, In Favour of Paper, No More Bosses, and Looks Like Music Nov 17, 2013 | 53:59Limor Shifman on the politics of memes. Yuri Suzuki on music, robots, and dyslexia. Bruce Mau Design in favour of paper. Ryan Carson on the no boss workplace. We Asked the Question: Boss/No Boss? Harry Brignull on the web's dirty secrets.
Spark - Robot Gender Stereotypes, Facebook Relationship Analysis, Open Annotation, the History of Marginalia, and How Noise AnnoysNov 3, 2013 | 53:59Spark Robot Gender Stereotypes, Facebook Relationship Analysis, Open Annotation, the History of Marginalia, and How Noise Annoys Audio
Spark Robot Gender Stereotypes, Facebook Relationship Analysis, Open Annotation, the History of Marginalia, and How Noise Annoys Nov 3, 2013 | 53:59Friedereke Eyssel and Soraya Chemaly on gender stereotypes and robots. Dan Misener on Facebook relationship analysis. Dan Whaley on open annotation. Heather Jackson on the history of marginalia. Emily Thompson on 1920s noise.
Spark - Link Rot, Image vs. Reality, Payphone Resurgence, Virtual Economies, God and Tech.Oct 27, 2013 | 53:59Spark Link Rot, Image vs. Reality, Payphone Resurgence, Virtual Economies, God and Tech. Audio
Spark Link Rot, Image vs. Reality, Payphone Resurgence, Virtual Economies, God and Tech. Oct 27, 2013 | 53:59Kendra Albert on link rot.Jody Culham on image versus reality.Celine Legault, Caitlin Williams, Mark Thomas, and Peter Coombe on the resurgence of the payphone.Eyjo Gudmundsson on virtual economies.Jeremy Stolow on the ties between religion and tech.
Spark - The Future of Privacy, Surveillance Society, Mobile Security, and Genome Identification.Oct 20, 2013 | 53:59Spark The Future of Privacy, Surveillance Society, Mobile Security, and Genome Identification. Audio
Spark The Future of Privacy, Surveillance Society, Mobile Security, and Genome Identification. Oct 20, 2013 | 53:59(Spark 228): Elizabeth Denham on information rights. Fiaaz Walji on mobile security. Charmaine Borg on amending privacy law. Kevin Haggerty on surviving surveillance society. Peter Chow-White on genome identification. Ian Kerr on the future of privacy and consent.
Spark - Link Rot at the U.S. Supreme Court (Full Interview)Oct 16, 2013 | 10:16Spark Link Rot at the U.S. Supreme Court (Full Interview) Audio
Spark Link Rot at the U.S. Supreme Court (Full Interview) Oct 16, 2013 | 10:16There's something rotten at the U.S. Supreme Court. Specifically, it's the hyperlinks. Nora Young interviews Kendra Alberta about her research into linkrot. They also discuss a possible solution: perma.cc
Spark - Tasting Data, Smart Cities, Craft and Design, and Facts on FaxOct 6, 2013 | 53:59Spark Tasting Data, Smart Cities, Craft and Design, and Facts on Fax Audio
Spark Tasting Data, Smart Cities, Craft and Design, and Facts on Fax Oct 6, 2013 | 53:59(Spark 227): Adam Greenfield on smart cities. Alison Broverman on tasting data. Konrad Sauer on physical craft and digi design. Jonathan Coopersmith on fax machine security. Robert Burley on the post-photographic age.
Spark - Falling in Love with A.I., Context-aware Computing, Soldiers and robots, and the Beauty of Glitch ArtSep 29, 2013 | 53:59Spark Falling in Love with A.I., Context-aware Computing, Soldiers and robots, and the Beauty of Glitch Art Audio
Spark Falling in Love with A.I., Context-aware Computing, Soldiers and robots, and the Beauty of Glitch Art Sep 29, 2013 | 53:59(Spark 226): Julie Carpernter on soldiers and their field robots. Phillip Stearns on glitch art. Brian Christian on falling in love with artificial intelligence. Hossein Rahnama and Saul Greenberg on context-aware computing and common ground.
Spark - Future of Autonomous Cars, Always-on Video systems, and Ambient Sound in the WorkplaceSep 20, 2013 | 53:59Spark Future of Autonomous Cars, Always-on Video systems, and Ambient Sound in the Workplace Audio
Spark Future of Autonomous Cars, Always-on Video systems, and Ambient Sound in the Workplace Sep 20, 2013 | 53:59(Spark 225): Danny Robinson and Saul Greenberg on always-on video systems in the workplace. Julian Treasure on ambient sound in the workplace. Ryan Chin and James Pisz on autonomous cars and the future of cities.
Spark - Nourishing Community Online, Designing Workplace Culture, NSA Surveillance, and "Rewire"Sep 15, 2013 | 53:59Spark Nourishing Community Online, Designing Workplace Culture, NSA Surveillance, and "Rewire" Audio
Spark Nourishing Community Online, Designing Workplace Culture, NSA Surveillance, and "Rewire" Sep 15, 2013 | 53:59(Spark 224): Wendy Powley and Caterina Fake on nourishing online community. Dan Misener on The NSA, surveillance and encryption. Teresa Brazen on designing workplace culture. Ethan Zuckerman on his book "Rewire."

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