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Podcast producer, developer, improv performer and holder of opinions Mark Steadman gives himself 45 minutes to research a problem, and only 15 minutes to solve it. From politics to D&D, from the environment to sandwiches, Mark has a solution. And it’s the right one. Almost definitely. The podcast has three vital rules: He has 45 minutes – and no longer – to research each topic. The episode can never be longer than 15 minutes. A new episode must come out every single Friday. The Internet is safe as long as he can stick to these rules, and not get distracted. Oh dear.

Podcast producer, developer, improv performer and holder of opinions Mark Steadman gives himself 45 minutes to research a problem, and only 15 minutes to solve it. From politics to D&D, from the environment to sandwiches, Mark has a solution. And it’s the right one. Almost definitely. The podcast has three vital rules: He has 45 minutes – and no longer – to research each topic. The episode can never be longer than 15 minutes. A new episode must come out every single Friday. The Internet is safe as long as he can stick to these rules, and not get distracted. Oh dear.
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United Kingdom

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Podcast producer, developer, improv performer and holder of opinions Mark Steadman gives himself 45 minutes to research a problem, and only 15 minutes to solve it. From politics to D&D, from the environment to sandwiches, Mark has a solution. And it’s the right one. Almost definitely. The podcast has three vital rules: He has 45 minutes – and no longer – to research each topic. The episode can never be longer than 15 minutes. A new episode must come out every single Friday. The Internet is safe as long as he can stick to these rules, and not get distracted. Oh dear.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Right

5/16/2019
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This week, Mark is tired, so he decides to talk extemporaneously about politics, and why there is a correct answer.

Duration:00:14:58

Nightmares

5/9/2019
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Nightmares happen most often when in REM, but can occur in non-REM you might get them more in the early hours because REM cycles get longer If you die in a nightmare, you won’t die in real life Most prevalent themes According to a 2014 University of Montreal study Physical aggression death health threats Men go for natural disasters and war Women show a higher frequency of interpersonal conflicts Significant portion of dreams caused sadness confusion fear disgust Most common nightmares...

Duration:00:14:59

Choice

5/2/2019
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This one’s a bit off-piste, doesn’t involve any notes, and gets a bit personal.

Duration:00:14:59

The Algorithm

4/25/2019
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What is the algorithm? notifications likes retweets infinite scrolling new! new! new! What can it cause? anxiety depression loneliness ADHD addiction But this is rare. Susan Weinschenk PhD in same magazine says we’re getting dopamine which has us addicted to seeking info in an endless loop. We need dopamine for brain functions like thinking, moving, sleeping, regulating mood, attention and motivation. Latest research says that dopamine causes “seeking behaviour” which makes you “want,...

Duration:00:14:59

Millennials

4/18/2019
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Entitled, self-absorbed, narcissistic. We are the selfie generation and we have a number of demands which we will deliver once we’ve come back from the emergency room after the avocado slipped in our hands when we were pitting it.

Duration:00:14:57

Brexit

4/11/2019
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Is it time to take back control of our borders and give some money back to our crumbling NHS, or are we further ostracising ourselves from our neighbours, all because of a beer-swilling bigot?

Duration:00:14:59

Bedtime stories

4/4/2019
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Once upon a time, there was a man with so many opinions that he couldn’t fit them inside his own head, so he started a podcast. Then everyone listened to his opinions and he was able to make room in his head for really good burrito recipes.

Duration:00:14:58

Article 13

3/26/2019
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A vote to enact the European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market passed by 348 to 274, so EU member states have two years to enshrine this directive into law. Article 13 says content-sharing services must license copyright-protected material from the rights holders. If that is not possible and material is posted on the service, the company may be held liable unless it can demonstrate: it made “best efforts” to get permission from the copyright holder it made “best...

Duration:00:14:58