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
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
514: Post-pandemic travel and tourism
From vaccine passports to overtourism, the technical and ethical challenges of post-pandemic travel and tourism.
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!
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.
The writing is excellent
Nora is a great writer and the content is consistently very good.