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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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    • 4.8 • 86 Ratings

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

    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 4 - Attention

    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 4 - Attention

    Humans have always craved attention and applied tricks to gain the attention of others, so why does it feel so extra in the digital age?

    • 54 min
    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 3 - Nostalgia

    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 3 - Nostalgia

    In times of crisis, it seems baked into our humanity to turn to retro and analog activities as a way to cope. Why is cultural nostalgia so often a reaction to the present time?

    • 54 min
    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 2 - Ventilation

    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 2 - Ventilation

    What the historical relationship between public health and public spaces can teach us as we move through the current pandemic and beyond.

    • 54 min
    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 1 - Movement

    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 1 - Movement

    How tech from the wheel to just-in-time delivery architecture changed the way humans have been able to move, expand their horizons and shrink their world.

    • 54 min
    515: Civilization 10 - Through a glass, lightly

    515: Civilization 10 - Through a glass, lightly

    Sometimes it's all in the details. As a technology, glass lens—first developed around a thousand years ago—has allowed us to correct our vision, see the furthest objects in the sky, and the smallest objects on the Earth. Oh, and there's photography and film as well.

    • 54 min
    514: Post-pandemic travel and tourism

    514: Post-pandemic travel and tourism

    From vaccine passports to overtourism, the technical and ethical challenges of post-pandemic travel and tourism.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Arlie K ,

Top tier insight!

Spark has been on heavy rotation for me lately, and with good reason... every episode offers expert knowledge from impressive guests, the latest news on innovative tech, and an easy to consume package that ties it all together. Really appreciate all that Nora and her team are doing here!

Clarity 1955 ,

Nora is the Bomb

I <3 Spark.This is a nice way to keep up with tech and trends in electronic media. So good to say she makes my day.

MaineAle ,

The writing is excellent

Nora is a great writer and the content is consistently very good.

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