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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

Thu. 12/3 - Proximity Chats: A Solution to Bad Zoom Parties?

A few reasons why Zoom parties suck so much, some science-backed proposals to make them better, and a few platforms that are trying to do it. A website that will play that radio for you from anywhere in the world and any time going all the way back to 1900. And J.R.R. Tolkien’s house is up for sale.

18 min9 h ago
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Thu. 12/3 - Proximity Chats: A Solution to Bad Zoom Parties?

Wed. 12/2 – Competitive Tetris Champions & Christmas Carols For Dogs

The Classic Tetris World Championship final is this Saturday, streaming live online, and if you were also surprised there is a Classic Tetris World Championship, then have I got a documentary recommendation for you. Archaeologists have discovered tens of thousands of Ice Age paintings on a remote cliff in the Amazonian rainforest. And a Christmas song that has been designed especially for dogs.

17 min1 d ago
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Wed. 12/2 – Competitive Tetris Champions & Christmas Carols For Dogs

Tue. 12/1 - China's Chang'e 5 Lands on the Moon

Scientists have used AI to make a massive breakthrough in protein folding that could cause huge ripples in drug treatments and understanding the human body. China has landed a robotic spacecraft on the moon and is bringing back souvenirs. Leave some milk and cookies in the Zoom chat because Santa Claus is officially going virtual. And another quick update on The Monolith.

18 min2 d ago
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Tue. 12/1 - China's Chang'e 5 Lands on the Moon

Mon. 11/30 - The Utah Monolith Has VANISHED

An update on the mysterious monolith in Utah. The plant-based seafood companies vying to become the fishy equivalent of Beyond Meat. And some tips for socializing outside during the cold winter months.

16 min3 d ago
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Mon. 11/30 - The Utah Monolith Has VANISHED

Wed. 11/25 - Did Devo & Green Day Predict 2020?

The Thanksgiving Day prank at NASA that ensured Thanksgiving Day pranks never happened again. How artificial intelligence could finally end the spread of tuberculosis. The new EP from a new wave band that is definitely not just Green Day in masks. And Dr. Fauci’s ruling on whether it’s safe for Santa Claus to visit this year.

15 min1 w ago
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Wed. 11/25 - Did Devo & Green Day Predict 2020?

Tue. 11/24 - An Unexplained Monolith in the Utah Desert

The saga of the infamous pig couch on Craigslist. A strange metal monolith has appeared without explanation in a deserted red rock cove in Utah. What does Yellowstone National Park have to do with the COVID-19 test kits? And a new device that will let you listen to things privately, without others being able to hear them, and with no headphones required.

17 min1 w ago
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Tue. 11/24 - An Unexplained Monolith in the Utah Desert

Mon. 11/23 - Oxford's Vaccine & "Word" of the Year

Mars may still be volcanically active, which could mean positive things for the potential of life on the planet. More good vaccine news, this time from Oxford and AstraZeneca. And speaking of Oxford, the dictionary took a weird turn for their Word of the Year.

17 min1 w ago
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Mon. 11/23 - Oxford's Vaccine & "Word" of the Year

Feed Drop - Jacked: Rise of the New Jack

Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and Universal Music Group present Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound.

5 min1 w ago
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Feed Drop - Jacked: Rise of the New Jack

Fri. 11/20 - Did Ben Franklin Want to Replace the Eagle With the Turkey as the National Bird?

Did Ben Franklin really think the turkey should replace the eagle as America’s national bird? Analyzing the microbiome of Leonardo DaVinci’s drawings. And scientists who have figured out a way to rewind cellular aging in humans.

16 min1 w ago
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Fri. 11/20 - Did Ben Franklin Want to Replace the Eagle With the Turkey as the National Bird?

Thu. 11/19 - Paleomixology & the Baskin-Robbins Turkey Cake: Tips For Spending the Holidays Alone

Advice for enjoying the holidays even if you’re spending them alone this year. AI researchers have made a sarcasm detector. And a look at the burgeoning field of paleomixology.

17 min2 w ago
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Thu. 11/19 - Paleomixology & the Baskin-Robbins Turkey Cake: Tips For Spending the Holidays Alone

Latest Episodes

Thu. 12/3 - Proximity Chats: A Solution to Bad Zoom Parties?

A few reasons why Zoom parties suck so much, some science-backed proposals to make them better, and a few platforms that are trying to do it. A website that will play that radio for you from anywhere in the world and any time going all the way back to 1900. And J.R.R. Tolkien’s house is up for sale.

18 min9 h ago
Comments
Thu. 12/3 - Proximity Chats: A Solution to Bad Zoom Parties?

Wed. 12/2 – Competitive Tetris Champions & Christmas Carols For Dogs

The Classic Tetris World Championship final is this Saturday, streaming live online, and if you were also surprised there is a Classic Tetris World Championship, then have I got a documentary recommendation for you. Archaeologists have discovered tens of thousands of Ice Age paintings on a remote cliff in the Amazonian rainforest. And a Christmas song that has been designed especially for dogs.

17 min1 d ago
Comments
Wed. 12/2 – Competitive Tetris Champions & Christmas Carols For Dogs

Tue. 12/1 - China's Chang'e 5 Lands on the Moon

Scientists have used AI to make a massive breakthrough in protein folding that could cause huge ripples in drug treatments and understanding the human body. China has landed a robotic spacecraft on the moon and is bringing back souvenirs. Leave some milk and cookies in the Zoom chat because Santa Claus is officially going virtual. And another quick update on The Monolith.

18 min2 d ago
Comments
Tue. 12/1 - China's Chang'e 5 Lands on the Moon

Mon. 11/30 - The Utah Monolith Has VANISHED

An update on the mysterious monolith in Utah. The plant-based seafood companies vying to become the fishy equivalent of Beyond Meat. And some tips for socializing outside during the cold winter months.

16 min3 d ago
Comments
Mon. 11/30 - The Utah Monolith Has VANISHED

Wed. 11/25 - Did Devo & Green Day Predict 2020?

The Thanksgiving Day prank at NASA that ensured Thanksgiving Day pranks never happened again. How artificial intelligence could finally end the spread of tuberculosis. The new EP from a new wave band that is definitely not just Green Day in masks. And Dr. Fauci’s ruling on whether it’s safe for Santa Claus to visit this year.

15 min1 w ago
Comments
Wed. 11/25 - Did Devo & Green Day Predict 2020?

Tue. 11/24 - An Unexplained Monolith in the Utah Desert

The saga of the infamous pig couch on Craigslist. A strange metal monolith has appeared without explanation in a deserted red rock cove in Utah. What does Yellowstone National Park have to do with the COVID-19 test kits? And a new device that will let you listen to things privately, without others being able to hear them, and with no headphones required.

17 min1 w ago
Comments
Tue. 11/24 - An Unexplained Monolith in the Utah Desert

Mon. 11/23 - Oxford's Vaccine & "Word" of the Year

Mars may still be volcanically active, which could mean positive things for the potential of life on the planet. More good vaccine news, this time from Oxford and AstraZeneca. And speaking of Oxford, the dictionary took a weird turn for their Word of the Year.

17 min1 w ago
Comments
Mon. 11/23 - Oxford's Vaccine & "Word" of the Year

Feed Drop - Jacked: Rise of the New Jack

Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and Universal Music Group present Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound.

5 min1 w ago
Comments
Feed Drop - Jacked: Rise of the New Jack

Fri. 11/20 - Did Ben Franklin Want to Replace the Eagle With the Turkey as the National Bird?

Did Ben Franklin really think the turkey should replace the eagle as America’s national bird? Analyzing the microbiome of Leonardo DaVinci’s drawings. And scientists who have figured out a way to rewind cellular aging in humans.

16 min1 w ago
Comments
Fri. 11/20 - Did Ben Franklin Want to Replace the Eagle With the Turkey as the National Bird?

Thu. 11/19 - Paleomixology & the Baskin-Robbins Turkey Cake: Tips For Spending the Holidays Alone

Advice for enjoying the holidays even if you’re spending them alone this year. AI researchers have made a sarcasm detector. And a look at the burgeoning field of paleomixology.

17 min2 w ago
Comments
Thu. 11/19 - Paleomixology & the Baskin-Robbins Turkey Cake: Tips For Spending the Holidays Alone
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