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Nooks and Crannies

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Nooks and Crannies: Digging into the politics of everyday life and the activism that shapes it.

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Mini: The Algorithmic Manipulation of Kids via Youtube
Welcome to Nooks and Crannies! Mini: The Algorithmic Manipulation of Kids via Youtube :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Hold onto your phones folks, we have a very spooky Minisode in store for you today…A month ago Evan sent Matty this essay by James Bridle “Something is Wrong on the Internet” all about the algorithmic manipulation of our children through Youtube video’s! After a brief synopsis and a bit of Matt-Back-Patting, the fella’s get into some of the minutia of why we find video’s like this “Aladdin” example so very unsettling. We then dovetail into how they are made and why the characters all look alike, before digging into Peppa Pig with the Finger Family *Gross!   Familiar characters are used to draw kids’ attention towards the right-hand suggested video’s and within these suggestions are the rabbit holes that kids can tumble down into outright disturbing content. We muse on what the implications of all this might be and how this might be effecting learning outcomes at the university level since Youtube has now been around for 15 years. Folks, I don’t like telling parents what to do, but this might be one moment where you may want to take a second to think about your kid(s) video streaming usage and I dunno, just be careful. Anywho, Talk to you all soon, and aren’t you lucky?! ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: James Bridle: Something is Wrong on the Internet, Medium.com https://medium.com/@jamesbridle/something-is-wrong-on-the-internet-c39c471271d2 A nice explainer video about all this, with examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKp2gikIkD8  :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: N&C Links All The Episodes Drop us a line: Nooksandcranniespod@gmail.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nooksandcranniespodcast Ponder Evan’s Blurry Pictures: https://www.instagram.com/nooks_and_crannies_pod/ Find Nooks and Crannies on Spotify Follow, Rate and Review on Podchaser (please!) Graphics by Donna Hume ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Theme Music Attribution: Cullah - "Neurosis of the Liver" on "Cullah The Wild" https://www.cullah.com/discography/cullah-the-wild/neurosis-of-the-liver  Under license (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
29–Maple Syrup’ed LED Misunderstandings and the Rise of German Fascism
Welcome to Episode 29 of Nooks and Crannies! 29–Maple Syrup’ed LED Misunderstandings and the Rise of German Fascism   :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Welcome folks to another Dazzling episode of Nooks and Crannies! Albeit a slightly more downcast endeavor (0:24) (3:08) To keep this promise Evan informs Matt of the reemergence of German-Style Fascism in the recent regional elections in Thuringia. We spin this into a discussion of societal apathy, the rise of polemic populists, how off-base Francis Fukuyama was and the ways xenophobia is used to deepen existing divides. Fun! (17:52): Pull up an arm chair, stoke that fire and adopt a pretentious expression…it’s time for another Canadian Heritage Minute with Evan and Matty! This week we have Jacques Cartier Misnaming Canada and the “Discovery” of Maple Syrup by apparently a bunch of starving settler colonialists, or something. And here is a link to that random story Matt stumbled upon about the Oklahoma Farmers turned away by the Canadian government in the mid 1800’s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9h51JxiC6U  )    (24:41) Hey is that an prematurely Old Man on a tin roof shouting at the moon?!? Nah, its just old man Matty with his surprisingly well researched rant on the increasing prevalence of LED headlights and the dangers they pose to old folks like himself. Here are the sources for my irrational anger: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/24/drivers-complain-dazzling-headlights-led-bulbs-installed-cars/ https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/vanderlofske.pdf https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/news/provincial/rcmp-warns-about-use-of-aftermarket-led-lights-1521/ https://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/automobiles/27LIGHT.html https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/minds-business/cognition-at-the-speed-of-led-lights.html https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/16/health/blue-light-led-health-effects-bn-trnd/index.html https://www.ledsmagazine.com/smart-lighting-iot/smart-cities/article/16699866/light-and-human-health-led-risks-highlighted https://www.researchgate.net/publication/296621681_A_summary_of_LED_lighting_impacts_on_health (41:18): And to put a cap on this one, Matty in rather graphic detail, describes to Evan the nature and dimensionality of his long standing (pun absolutely intended) Knee injury, the physio he just got, for some reason Matt ties in mind-body dialectical phenomenology, all in a sad attempt to segue into an update on the Chronicity series *halfway done the transcriptions, like 30% done on the whole series. Be well, check you on the flip side, aren’t you lucky?! **If you read this far, congrats..as a special reward you are the first to know that we have another minisode upcoming! It will be about the algorithmic manipulation of our children through YouTube Videos based on the amazing essay written by James Bridle.   ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Episode (NUMBER) Links: Thuringia Elections: https://www.dw.com/en/german-european-stability-prospects-unclear-after-thuringia-election/a-51022595 Cartier and the Misnaming of Canada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfKr-D5VDBU The “Discovery” of Maple Syrup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdikUhN4gSo James Bridle Youtube article: https://medium.com/@jamesbridle/something-is-wrong-on-the-internet-c39c471271d2 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: N&C Links All The Episodes Drop us a line: Nooksandcranniespod@gmail.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nooksandcranniespodcast Ponder Evan’s Blurry Pictures: https://www.instagram.com/nooks_and_crannies_pod/ Find Nooks and Crannies on Spotify Follow, Rate and Review on Podchaser (please!) Graphics by Donna Hume ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Theme Music Attribution: Cullah - "Neurosis of the Liver" on "Cullah The Wild" https://www.cullah.com/discography/cullah-the-wild/neurosis-of-the-liver  Under license (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  
28-Halloween Spectacular: Self Immolating Sens Fans, Floppy Disked ICQ chatting, Making Bread with Cod Baskets.
Welcome to Episode 28 of Nooks and Crannies! Halloween Spectacular: Self Immolating Sens Fans, Floppy Disked ICQ chatting, Making Bread with Cod Baskets.   :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: (4:37) Evan immediately breaks his promise of a “no rant” episode by absolutely loosing it on Ottawa Senator’s owner Eugene Melnyk. Folks this is the best rant in Nooks and Crannies history! In solidarity with my valiant co host, here are just a few stories that support his vitriol; Gambling Debts, apparently he is trying to get his private jet back (sad really), how he literally guilt tripped a diehard Sens fan into giving him a chunk of their liver! and of course, rumors continue to swirl about him selling the team but he won’t because he is likes this shit. Oh, and we also talk about the Canucks, who are going to be okay going forward, Poor Evan.    (18:13) Hold onto your Cod Basket’s folks, cuz its time for another Canadian Heritage Moment! This week we are discussing the fake-Italian not quite British ‘explorer’ John, don’t you dare call me Giovanni, Cabot, and the “discovery” of cod off the coast of Newfoundland! Fish heads, fish heads, eat them up yum! (22:25) Get your floppy disks out folks, we are taking the time machine back to like I dunno, lets say 1989…Its another addition of “Dimming 90’s Memories with Mamoo”. Matty explains to Evan what the eff DOS is, how to download shareware games from a Surrey Library database, stealing AOL CD’s, and the glorious world of ICQ *Uh..uooo! (Side Note: First Google suggestion on ICQ was “Is ICQ still a thing?” Apparently it is!! Then Evan turns the tables, talking about the quite frightening sounding Omegle… :( According to their still existing website, they see things a little differently: The Internet is full of cool people; Omegle lets you meet them. When you use Omegle, we pick someone else at random so you can have a one-on-one chat. (35:50) Then for no reason whatsoever, Matty decided to explain to Epen how to make bread from hand (by hand?). Two notes that I forgot to mention, for egg wash; add a small splash of water and whip that up a bit with a fork, secondly; when baking with milk add no more than half what the recipe calls for, for liquid (this recipe calls for 2 cups of water, sub 1 of those for milk), and you will want to microwave that milk first (like 20-30 seconds). Enjoy! Even though your first loaf will suck… (44:55) And to wrap things up, the fella’s felt obliged to talk about their least favorite holiday, Halloween *We also hate Thanksgiving, which happens in October in Canada, not really sure why…Anyway, we keep it rather non-ranty, we talk about our favorite childhood costumes, trick or treat strategies (including Matty’s full sized chocolate bar recon schemes), teenage hijinx *including Matty’s near nard loss due to a hammered down screetch-a-roo, and why we both hate adult Halloween, but also why we need to get Evan back into that cape and bejeweled crown! ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Episode 28 Links: Fun Eugene Melnyk Story’s: https://www.macleans.ca/society/health/did-eugene-melnyk-jump-the-queue-for-a-new-liver/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-senators-owner-eugene-takes-legal-action-to-get-private-jet-back-1.5287642 https://thehockeywriters.com/ottawa-senators-ownership-problem-an-nhl-problem/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/casino-cash-chips-melnyk-1.5304618 James Beard bread book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/545911.Beard_on_Bread Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything: http://www.howtocookeverything.com/ John Cabot, Canadian Heritage Minute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds8G9sFOK5w  :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: N&C Links All The Episodes Drop us a line: Nooksandcranniespod@gmail.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nooksandcranniespodcast Ponder Evan’s Blurry Pictures: https://www.instagram.com/nooks_and_crannies_pod/ Find Nooks and Crannies on Spotify Graphics by Donna Hume ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Theme Music Attribution: Cullah - "Neurosis of the Liver" on "Cullah The Wild" https://www.cullah.com/discography/cullah-the-wild/neurosis-of-the-liver  Under license (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

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Started
Nov 24th, 2018
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Nov 14th, 2019
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