February 20, 2018
We open this week's episode with some brief thoughts on the tragic events in Parkland, Florida before turning the episode to our previously recorded topic of the Winter Olympics.
This week our trio of co-hosts turns their focus on the Winter Olympics. They take a look at the education and e-learning product used to bring production staff up to speed on the Winter Games and Pyeongchang, South Korea.
What happens to elite Olympic athletes after their time performing at the highest levels is done? Mike, Brandon, and Dan all take a guess at which sport they think they'd have a chance at competing in. Brandon shares a childhood story of using the Olympics as classroom curriculum.
February 13, 2018
Mike catches up with Rohit Bhargava to talk about the latest edition of the Non-Obvious Trends 2018. They discuss key trends to track this year including Manipulated Outrage, Enlightened Consumption, and Virtual Empathy. In addition, the pair explore the process Rohit and his team use to cultivate, curate, and crystalize their topics. They recommend seeking out multiple and various inputs and staying curious to spot non-obvious trends and counter-trends everyday life.
February 6, 2018
Brandon, Mike, and Dan take a look in their respective crystal balls for what topics will be trending in learning and education this year. We offer up two predictions each on subjects we think will "get some action" in the coming year. What new portmanteau does Brandon roll out? How do you "nappuccino" and why is Mike all in? Why will Social Emotional Learning go digital according to Dan?
:10 - Welcome
1:48 - Mike discusses time hacks
6:52 - Brandon introduces kidsolving
11:28 - Dan pitches SEL going digital
14:39 - SABRLearning and the quantified self from Mike
17:00 - Brandon talks strengthsing in 2018
22:38 - Dan rounds out the predictions with Grassroots Play
January 30, 2018
Mike, Dan, and Brandon take a look at Slate's decision to focus on audio and text. They discuss the power of mixed media and how the focus on video, that's been all the rage of late, may not make sense for everybody.
January 23, 2018
Mike, Brandon, and Dan take a second look at CES 2018 to discuss some great review articles and the awards handed out. Mike shares one of his favorite stories that tugs at Brandon's heartstrings. The trio breaks down some more robot talk and Forbes top 18 trends from the event.
January 16, 2018
We take a look at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and try to find what trends are most exciting. From the blackout to the robots and beyond, we have you covered. What dating app is trying to get into the business networking world? How did LG’s kitchen robot presentation fail? All that and a trip outside the walls of CES for an unexpected robot art installation.
January 9, 2018
We turn our attention to the new year and what trends might be hottest in 2018. Brandon discusses his move away from a social media platform, Mike discusses some macro trends around attention economy, and the trio tackle the latest predictions from NPR on Education.
January 2, 2018
We take a look back at our own best of with this clip show from 2017's best guests. On this show, you'll hear from Bror Saxberg, Nancy Sanchez, Rohit Bhargava, Esther Lee, and Kisha Henry. They all brought great content to the podcast and each of their episodes is available wherever you listen.
December 26, 2017
We put a bow on 2017 in our final episode of the year. We take some time to look back on our favorite topics, episodes, and guests. We also look forward to 2018 and discuss which topics we think will be most important and the biggest trends in the year to come.
December 19, 2017
On this week's podcast, we turn our focus to the world of trivia. We talk about the fast rising app, HQ Trivia, Jeopardy, pub trivia and more. We look for the reasons why we enjoy trivia so much and what ties it may have to education. We debate the ethical issues with googling of trivia answers and more. Dan also misprounces etymology as entomology, twice.