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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.

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    • 4.7 • 589 Ratings

Spark on CBC Radio One Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.

    Repeat: From Sea to Sky

    Repeat: From Sea to Sky

    From submarine cables to weather satellites, we look at some of the hidden technology that processes the data we use every day. (This is an encore presentation)

    • 54 min
    531: The metaverse & digital currency

    531: The metaverse & digital currency

    Big tech has been buzzing about the metaverse for months. A deep look into what it actually is and why digital currency may be the coin of the virtual realm.

    • 54 min
    530: Human and AI consciousness

    530: Human and AI consciousness

    New theories on the nature of human consciousness and what this means for how we think about artificial intelligence.

    • 54 min
    Repeat: Concentration

    Repeat: Concentration

    A Spark guidebook on how to concentrate in a world of near constant digital distraction. (This episode first aired in March 2020, and has been updated to reflect that.)

    • 54 min
    The power and provocation of art

    The power and provocation of art

    The strange and wonderful way art has helped us navigate our digital lives over the past 15 seasons of Spark.

    • 54 min
    528: Next Big Thing - Ownership

    528: Next Big Thing - Ownership

    Many of the things we once "owned" have become a subscription or a service. Does that mean the whole idea of "ownership" is changing? Will we even *own* anything in a few decades?

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
589 Ratings

589 Ratings

Canada 123 ,

Spark

a must listen!

Wintergear ,

Smoothly under-rated

However highly Nora Young is rated as a journalist, she’s under-rated. Smart, smooth, funny, way ahead of the pack in her exploration of social issues—what a set of gifts! And, time after time, the areas of investigation MATTER! Thanks so much, Nora! (But...I do feel nostalgic about DNTO!)

Wetcoast2020 ,

Top Notch

Listening for years and love the show!

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