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Curiosityness

Apr 20, 2021

B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

 

Have you ever wondered why there's only one variety of banana but a dozen or more varieties of apples at your grocery store?

How about why bananas, grown across oceans, are half the price of locally grown apples?

 

To get these answers, and to learn more about the most fascinating fruit in the...


Mar 30, 2021

I love learning about new tech and how it can enhance our lives! But perhaps we are beginning to place too much confidence and reliance on things like AI and algorithms.

 

In this episode I'm joined by Dr Robert Elliott Smith, author of the book, Rage Inside the Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the...


Mar 16, 2021

I've started to develop quite a love for Western films lately and The Magnificent Seven is definitely among the top. But aside from being a great film, there is an incredible story behind The Magnificent Seven which could have been a movie in itself!

 

In this episode I'm joined by Brian Hannan, author of The Making of...


Feb 9, 2021

Lucid dreaming is the ability to CONTROL your dreams.

 

A lucid dream feels like a normal dream but you’re aware of the fact that it’s a dream WHILE you’re actually in the dream, meaning you can guide it and control what you do, and what you experience. You can fly across alien planets, overcome nightmares and...


Jan 26, 2021

Personal computers are everywhere! When was the last time you even saw a desk without a computer on it?

But how did the personal computer rise up to become so ubiquitous and intertwined with our daily lives?

 

In this episode I'm joined by Sean Haas, host of the Advent of Computing podcast, for a wild ride through the...