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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.

Latest Episodes

Fri. 10/30 - Is the Pandemic Causing Prohibition-esque Ripple Effects?

Why you’re seeing more young Black students working the polls this year. How the pandemic might parallel Prohibition's effect on the American brewing industry. NASA followed up a viral tweet with a literal link to their Soundcloud, and it’s definitely worth listening to, especially this weekend. And Play-Doh has just introduced a new line for adults. Yes, really.

17 min8 h ago
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Fri. 10/30 - Is the Pandemic Causing Prohibition-esque Ripple Effects?

Thu. 10/29 - Haunted Bathrooms & Lab-Grown Brains

Can lab-grown brains become conscious? And should we let them? Burger King’s latest creepy stunt to try to rile up McDonald’s. And why do we say trick-or-treat and what is Mischief Night anyways?

18 min1 d ago
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Thu. 10/29 - Haunted Bathrooms & Lab-Grown Brains

Wed. 10/28 - 2020's Best Game Is a Cursed Real Estate Listing

A look back at one hundred years ago when women ruled a notorious wild west town. Some thoughts on the effects of technology on our ability to remember our thoughts in the long-term. And the internet is calling it the best game of 2020, but it’s actually just a virtual 3D tour of a house for sale. What’s going on?

20 min2 d ago
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Wed. 10/28 - 2020's Best Game Is a Cursed Real Estate Listing

Tue. 10/27 - Kazakhstan Is Very Nice, But Venus Is Not

Throwing cold water on that whole signs-of-life-on-Venus news. A new travel guide to haunted hotels, based on bad TripAdvisor reviews. A study looking into why we don’t click or comment on certain posts online. And Kazakhstan changes their stance on Borat.

18 min3 d ago
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Tue. 10/27 - Kazakhstan Is Very Nice, But Venus Is Not

Mon. 10/26 - Water on the Moon & Oreo’s Arctic Vault

NASA’s big announcement has been revealed: there is way more water on the moon than we thought. An update on the murder hornet situation. Oreo has built a vault in Norway to preserve a stash of Oreos in case that Election Day asteroid, which is absolutely not going to hit the Earth, hits the Earth. And mutant crayfish clones have taken over a Belgian cemetery just in time for Halloween.

16 min4 d ago
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Mon. 10/26 - Water on the Moon & Oreo’s Arctic Vault

Fri. 10/23 - The Bat Who Went To Space

Do Venus Flytraps have a short-term memory? A new interactive database of every lifeform that’s ever gone into space from Earth. The Seattle bar that made a pandemic-safe pinball machine. And Burger King is getting in on the zero-waste game with reusable containers in select markets.

14 min1 w ago
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Fri. 10/23 - The Bat Who Went To Space

Thu. 10/22 - The Rare Tree Needed for a COVID-19 Vaccine

What does root beer have to do with a potential COVID-19 vaccine? A deep dive on that connection. A peek into the world of people who grow giant vegetables. And the Iowa woman who had her cat successfully cloned.

17 min1 w ago
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Thu. 10/22 - The Rare Tree Needed for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Wed. 10/21 - Co-Working On A Ferris Wheel

Today is International Pronoun Day so here are some historical facts about pronouns. Scientists have discovered a previously unknown organ in the human body. And forget about WeWork, a Japanese amusement park has offered up their ferris wheel as a co-working space.

15 min1 w ago
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Wed. 10/21 - Co-Working On A Ferris Wheel

Tue. 10/20 - Tardigrade Sunscreen & Cursed Twinkies

Tardigrade sunscreen. Coming soon? How to enjoy a socially-distanced holiday season. Some promising methods for upcycling plastic into more valuable materials. And the curious case of the extremely moldy Twinkie.

17 min1 w ago
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Tue. 10/20 - Tardigrade Sunscreen & Cursed Twinkies

Mon. 10/19 - The Moon Is Getting a Nokia Cellular Network

The fourteen-year-old Texan who may have just made an important discovery for potential COVID-19 treatments. An update on the safety and new norms surrounding air travel. Nokia is building a mobile network on the moon. And the website that’s basically a more organized Chat Roulette but for trying to heal the US’s political divide.

18 min1 w ago
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Mon. 10/19 - The Moon Is Getting a Nokia Cellular Network

Latest Episodes

Fri. 10/30 - Is the Pandemic Causing Prohibition-esque Ripple Effects?

Why you’re seeing more young Black students working the polls this year. How the pandemic might parallel Prohibition's effect on the American brewing industry. NASA followed up a viral tweet with a literal link to their Soundcloud, and it’s definitely worth listening to, especially this weekend. And Play-Doh has just introduced a new line for adults. Yes, really.

17 min8 h ago
Comments
Fri. 10/30 - Is the Pandemic Causing Prohibition-esque Ripple Effects?

Thu. 10/29 - Haunted Bathrooms & Lab-Grown Brains

Can lab-grown brains become conscious? And should we let them? Burger King’s latest creepy stunt to try to rile up McDonald’s. And why do we say trick-or-treat and what is Mischief Night anyways?

18 min1 d ago
Comments
Thu. 10/29 - Haunted Bathrooms & Lab-Grown Brains

Wed. 10/28 - 2020's Best Game Is a Cursed Real Estate Listing

A look back at one hundred years ago when women ruled a notorious wild west town. Some thoughts on the effects of technology on our ability to remember our thoughts in the long-term. And the internet is calling it the best game of 2020, but it’s actually just a virtual 3D tour of a house for sale. What’s going on?

20 min2 d ago
Comments
Wed. 10/28 - 2020's Best Game Is a Cursed Real Estate Listing

Tue. 10/27 - Kazakhstan Is Very Nice, But Venus Is Not

Throwing cold water on that whole signs-of-life-on-Venus news. A new travel guide to haunted hotels, based on bad TripAdvisor reviews. A study looking into why we don’t click or comment on certain posts online. And Kazakhstan changes their stance on Borat.

18 min3 d ago
Comments
Tue. 10/27 - Kazakhstan Is Very Nice, But Venus Is Not

Mon. 10/26 - Water on the Moon & Oreo’s Arctic Vault

NASA’s big announcement has been revealed: there is way more water on the moon than we thought. An update on the murder hornet situation. Oreo has built a vault in Norway to preserve a stash of Oreos in case that Election Day asteroid, which is absolutely not going to hit the Earth, hits the Earth. And mutant crayfish clones have taken over a Belgian cemetery just in time for Halloween.

16 min4 d ago
Comments
Mon. 10/26 - Water on the Moon & Oreo’s Arctic Vault

Fri. 10/23 - The Bat Who Went To Space

Do Venus Flytraps have a short-term memory? A new interactive database of every lifeform that’s ever gone into space from Earth. The Seattle bar that made a pandemic-safe pinball machine. And Burger King is getting in on the zero-waste game with reusable containers in select markets.

14 min1 w ago
Comments
Fri. 10/23 - The Bat Who Went To Space

Thu. 10/22 - The Rare Tree Needed for a COVID-19 Vaccine

What does root beer have to do with a potential COVID-19 vaccine? A deep dive on that connection. A peek into the world of people who grow giant vegetables. And the Iowa woman who had her cat successfully cloned.

17 min1 w ago
Comments
Thu. 10/22 - The Rare Tree Needed for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Wed. 10/21 - Co-Working On A Ferris Wheel

Today is International Pronoun Day so here are some historical facts about pronouns. Scientists have discovered a previously unknown organ in the human body. And forget about WeWork, a Japanese amusement park has offered up their ferris wheel as a co-working space.

15 min1 w ago
Comments
Wed. 10/21 - Co-Working On A Ferris Wheel

Tue. 10/20 - Tardigrade Sunscreen & Cursed Twinkies

Tardigrade sunscreen. Coming soon? How to enjoy a socially-distanced holiday season. Some promising methods for upcycling plastic into more valuable materials. And the curious case of the extremely moldy Twinkie.

17 min1 w ago
Comments
Tue. 10/20 - Tardigrade Sunscreen & Cursed Twinkies

Mon. 10/19 - The Moon Is Getting a Nokia Cellular Network

The fourteen-year-old Texan who may have just made an important discovery for potential COVID-19 treatments. An update on the safety and new norms surrounding air travel. Nokia is building a mobile network on the moon. And the website that’s basically a more organized Chat Roulette but for trying to heal the US’s political divide.

18 min1 w ago
Comments
Mon. 10/19 - The Moon Is Getting a Nokia Cellular Network
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