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Spark

Spark brings you the latest in technology and culture. With an eye on the future, host Nora Young guides you through this dynamic era of technology-led change, and connects your life to the big ideas changing our world right now.

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Episode 8: Gwen

Gwen speaks about her relationship with Michael Lavoie and what she recalls from those crucial days in January 1998.

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Is sugar killing us?

How can a stressful commute impact a person's professional performance?

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Not loving Meryl Streep's speech

'Crippled Scholar' Kim Sauder says Meryl Streep was not speaking up for disabled people in her Golden Globe speech.

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The Trump dossier: fact, fiction and everything in between

Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn interviewed the spy who investigated and wrote the so-called Trump dossier.

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341: Winter cities, voicemail is dead and more

Postmortem communication, the death of voicemail, better winter cities, and an apple that never browns.

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340: 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.

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318: digital hoarding, storing data in DNA and more

Digital hoarding. Storing data in DNA. Quantum computing. Dark Web literary magazine. How to be bored.

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311-304: 3D archeology, yearbook smiles and more

3D Archaeology. Printing 3D artifacts. Sound mapping. Yearbook smiles. Cloud storage your stuff. Algorithmic fairness.

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339: 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.

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338: 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.

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337: 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?

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336: 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.

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335: The lonely generation and more

A special look at loneliness in our ultra-connected age.

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334: 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.

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333: 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.

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332: Design for the good, the bad and everything in between

Designing tech for happiness and for stress. How to take steps now to design your life. And, designing solutions for storing books.

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331: It's overcomplicated, Simpsons by the data and more

Why everything feels so complicated. A new wetsuit inspired by beaver fur. Analysis of 27 seasons of The Simpsons. And algorithms, those weapons of math destruction.

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330: Reality isn't real, Utopia is creepy and more

How our minds construct reality for us. Why our techno-utopia is actually dystopian. The trouble with that workplace dictator, email. And, diving into internet chum.

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329: A new standard for intelligence, online bartering, and more...

Music by computers, tips for millennials, trading through Bunz, and regulating the cutting edge of the financial industry.

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328: Disruption in banking, a long view on AI, and more...

The AI100 takes a long view on artificial intelligence research, why there are pop machines in your video games, teaching millennials about money, how the big banks are dealing with disruptions, and taking another look at the value of gold.

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327: Working less, social credit scores, and more...

A proposal for shorter workdays. We ask the question. Getting credit through online shopping and social media. And the tech helping people send money back home.

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326: The pain of paying, tracking babies, and more...

How credit cards help us spend more, new ways we are measuring everything about our kids, using Amazing Prime for... everything, celebrating the birthday of an unsung operating system, and looking back on Spark 10 seasons in.

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Introducing: From Bartering to Bitcoin

Spark's new series on the future of money in a digital world

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