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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. 10/23 - 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 d 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 min2 d 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 min3 d 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 min4 d 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 min5 d ago
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Mon. 10/19 - The Moon Is Getting a Nokia Cellular Network

Fri. 10/16 - Will Plastic Bubbles Save Live Music? The Flaming Lips Think So.

More and more humans these days have an extra artery. The 2020 Tony Award nominations and the very strange case of Mr. Aaron Tveit. A calculator that will tell you how much time you’re wasting in your day not listening to podcasts. And The Flaming Lips have a plan to bring concerts back, responsibly.

14 min1 w ago
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Fri. 10/16 - Will Plastic Bubbles Save Live Music? The Flaming Lips Think So.

Thu. 10/15 – 50/50 Odds We Live In a Simulation, New Study Finds

A new study puts our odds of living in a simulation at about 50-50. So, that’s a thing. There has been a second sighting of a person on a jetpack flying through LAX’s flight path. And tips to curb your phone habit, adapted from methods used to quit smoking.

18 min1 w ago
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Thu. 10/15 – 50/50 Odds We Live In a Simulation, New Study Finds

Wed. 10/14 - Can Virtual Public Parks Save Democracy?

A thought-provoking proposal from Eli Pariser on how we can fix the broken parts of the internet by creating digital public parks. NASA drops their latest single: the sounds of the Milky Way. And how to make your own AR jack o’lantern using an Amazon Prime box.

15 min1 w ago
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Wed. 10/14 - Can Virtual Public Parks Save Democracy?

Tue. 10/13 - A Star Spaghettified By a Black Hole (Yes, that's the technical term)

What’s up with all those merpeople and sea monsters on old maps? Why Peru opened up Machu Picchu after seven months for one single man to visit. The supermassive black hole that spaghettified a star. And the Anti-Ad Ad Club paying influencers to trash talk corporations.

20 min1 w ago
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Tue. 10/13 - A Star Spaghettified By a Black Hole (Yes, that's the technical term)

Mon. 10/12 - The Indigenous Practice of Controlled Burning to Prevent Wildfires

It’s Indigenous People’s Day today. How and when did this start becoming a thing? How west coast governments are finally turning to tribal leaders for assistance preventing wildfires. A serious collaboration between Weird Al Yankovic and Portugal. the Man. And an interactive website that shows you a global map of tribal territories and languages.

18 min1 w ago
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Mon. 10/12 - The Indigenous Practice of Controlled Burning to Prevent Wildfires

Latest Episodes

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 d 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 min2 d 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 min3 d 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 min4 d 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 min5 d ago
Comments
Mon. 10/19 - The Moon Is Getting a Nokia Cellular Network

Fri. 10/16 - Will Plastic Bubbles Save Live Music? The Flaming Lips Think So.

More and more humans these days have an extra artery. The 2020 Tony Award nominations and the very strange case of Mr. Aaron Tveit. A calculator that will tell you how much time you’re wasting in your day not listening to podcasts. And The Flaming Lips have a plan to bring concerts back, responsibly.

14 min1 w ago
Comments
Fri. 10/16 - Will Plastic Bubbles Save Live Music? The Flaming Lips Think So.

Thu. 10/15 – 50/50 Odds We Live In a Simulation, New Study Finds

A new study puts our odds of living in a simulation at about 50-50. So, that’s a thing. There has been a second sighting of a person on a jetpack flying through LAX’s flight path. And tips to curb your phone habit, adapted from methods used to quit smoking.

18 min1 w ago
Comments
Thu. 10/15 – 50/50 Odds We Live In a Simulation, New Study Finds

Wed. 10/14 - Can Virtual Public Parks Save Democracy?

A thought-provoking proposal from Eli Pariser on how we can fix the broken parts of the internet by creating digital public parks. NASA drops their latest single: the sounds of the Milky Way. And how to make your own AR jack o’lantern using an Amazon Prime box.

15 min1 w ago
Comments
Wed. 10/14 - Can Virtual Public Parks Save Democracy?

Tue. 10/13 - A Star Spaghettified By a Black Hole (Yes, that's the technical term)

What’s up with all those merpeople and sea monsters on old maps? Why Peru opened up Machu Picchu after seven months for one single man to visit. The supermassive black hole that spaghettified a star. And the Anti-Ad Ad Club paying influencers to trash talk corporations.

20 min1 w ago
Comments
Tue. 10/13 - A Star Spaghettified By a Black Hole (Yes, that's the technical term)

Mon. 10/12 - The Indigenous Practice of Controlled Burning to Prevent Wildfires

It’s Indigenous People’s Day today. How and when did this start becoming a thing? How west coast governments are finally turning to tribal leaders for assistance preventing wildfires. A serious collaboration between Weird Al Yankovic and Portugal. the Man. And an interactive website that shows you a global map of tribal territories and languages.

18 min1 w ago
Comments
Mon. 10/12 - The Indigenous Practice of Controlled Burning to Prevent Wildfires
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