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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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    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 87 Ratings

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

    518: The Next Big Thing - Home

    518: The Next Big Thing - Home

    A Spark look into the deep future. What will our homes look like, feel like, and where will they be located several decades from now?

    • 54 min
    517: Countercultures and Computing

    517: Countercultures and Computing

    How countercultures, subcultures and niche communities have shaped, and continue to shape, digital tech.

    • 54 min
    516: Fashion Futures

    516: Fashion Futures

    Our digital tech both facilitates and mitigates waste in the garment industry. But can the technology that ramped up global fashion production also help us build a more sustainable fashion future?

    • 54 min
    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 10 - The Lens

    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 10 - The Lens

    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
    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 9 - Computing

    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 9 - Computing

    From the abacus to the explosive growth in computer tech following World War II, to today's research into using the brain as a model for computing.

    • 54 min
    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 8 - Sleep

    The Spark Guide to Civilization, Ep 8 - Sleep

    Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it! Everybody sleeps. But how has the way we sleep evolved with the technology we've developed?

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 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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