The official podcast of Kottke.org. In just 15 minutes, the coolest stuff that happened in the world today. Science, progress, life-hacks, memes, exciting art and hope. The antidote to depressing headlines. Smart stuff in podcast form. Cool news, as a service.
Tue. 01/18 - tl;dr idk (and that's ok)
Choosing to remain in the dark; on the power of “deliberate ignorance.” Plus, AI that can make academic articles more comprehensible, and one site in particular that took off last week. And a new browser-based history game that I at least can’t stop playing.
Mon. 01/17 - What's In a Name? From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to MLK
The thought leaders who inspired Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plus, his childhood name change, what to make of his legacy, and more. Also today, what caused the massive volcanic eruption in Tonga over the weekend? And gather up your silver bullets, it’s a Full Wolf Moon tonight.
Fri. 01/14 - The Internet's (and French Dressing's) Identity Crisis
What is slow internet and is it a thing we should still be striving towards? What about slow email? Plus, in some very pressing news, the US Food & Drug Administration has officially deregulated French dressing. And Welsh scientists have determined that masks make people look more attractive.
Thu. 01/13 - Un-distilled Non-Whiskey & the King of No One
The growing market for non-alcoholic beers, and a new “undistilled non-whiskey” that’s arrived just in time for Dry January. Plus, the search for a new king of a tiny island. And, the debate over “ghost flights” is heating up in Europe.
Wed. 01/12 - Go Ahead and Listen To This Episode at 1.5x Speed
The real physics of Wile E. Coyote’s 10 billion volt electromagnet. Plus, cannabis can prevent SARS CoV-2 from spreading. Technically. And does listening to this podcast at double speed decrease your comprehension?
Tue. 01/11 - Wordle Wordle Everywhere
A human has received a genetically-altered pig’s heart in a transplant for the first time ever. Plus, China’s lunar lander found water on the moon. And a look into the origins and phenomenon of Wordle.
Possibly the best resource on Covid 19 on the net
This is a great public service with rational, well researched and unshrinking commentary on this disease. Listen and be informed.
Only good if you live/only want news about COVID in the USA