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Have you ever just wanted to watch the world burn?
If your answer to this question is 'yes,' you are not alone — not by a long shot. So, what, exactly, makes us desire chaos?
That gin you've got there has a unique electric fingerprint
We now have the technology to analyze any liquid on planet Earth — to verify its authenticity. Is that red wine from Bordelais or Beaujolais? This AI can tell you without slurring a word.
Weekly roundup — Is it hot in here?
New information on monkeypox and COVID... isn't what we were hoping for. Also, when you really think about it, what is a nose?
Your (very informative) emails
We missed a COVID study, there's already a solution to the 'tire problem' & one of our listeners is bored.
You're sleeping worse (and that can change)
If you've felt more tired over the last few years, some convincing data suggest that it's a global (warming) problem you can partially solve at home.
Monkeypox & the Google AI that 'became sentient'
Big assumptions about monkeypox are changing — and you really need to listen to what a chatbot in California is saying.
Better & Better
The entire DW catalog is new to me this year and can't get enough. A great way to stay informed while avoiding the senseless and devisive rhetortic that is at every turn in the U.S. right now. Keep on keepin on.
Great Show has a whole new level
I love Spectrum because of the myriad of subjects touched upon, always interesting and relevant, always engaging. And now with Cyrus Farivar as the new host, it's better than ever. I have listened to his work for many years on The World and CBC and have always enjoyed his inquisitive style and friendly voice.
What indulgence! They get paid for doing this? They need to improve the content. The interview of the coworker whose husband got bitten by piranhas are not scientific. They also included the shower singing in the gym. Is it relevant? Pure indulgence of the hosts. I listened to a few episodes but just cannot carry on anymore.