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We can have the future we want—but we have to work for it. Soonish brings you stories and conversations showing how the choices we make together forge the technological world of tomorrow. From MIT-trained technology journalist Wade Roush. Learn more at soonishpodcast.org. We're a proud member of the Hub & Spoke audio collective! See hubspokeaudio.org.
 
We're a Group dedicated to Free Thinking! And total Expression of that Thinking! This Podcast is a Precursor to the actual website which is happening soonish! (Prolly round College Winter Break) Once the Website Drops We will be uploading all the music, writings, pictures, etc that we create (which is a shit load) Everythings a Bit messy at the Mome. We're trying hard to get everything together! Please Deal With It! --And-- Show your Support!! Add us/comment/whatever! The podcast page is up ...
 
How do we understand the places we visit (and even the places we’ve never been)? As a shorthand, we use agreed-upon touchstones - famous places, famous people famous foods, and, of course, dreams. Dreamed-up people and dreamed-up places and dreamed-up things. This podcast looks at a culture's icons - real and imagined - to see what they say about the culture itself, as well as the outsiders who've elevated those icons above all others.
 
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Venture capital is the fuel powering most technology startups. Behind every future Google or Uber or Snapchat is a syndicate of venture firms hoping for outsize financial returns. But the vast majority of venture money goes into Internet, mobile, and software companies where consumer demand and the path to market are plain. So what happens to entre…
 
In this episode of Soonish you'll meet Stanley Crooke, the former CEO of Ionis Pharmaceuticals and the head of a new nonprofit called N-Lorem, which is working to make mutation-correcting "antisense oligonucleotide" drugs available free for life to people with uncommon genetic diseases. These are conditions so rare they often don't have a name. But…
 
Brian's starting a new job, standing desk mats, Create React App 4 Upgrade, Tailwind JIT, and shoutouts! Episode Summary Intro Brian’s New Job Standing Desk Mats Amazon.com: Topo Comfort Mat by Ergodriven | The Not-Flat Standing Desk Anti-Fatigue Mat with Calculated Terrain | Standing Desk Mat | Comfortable Standing Mat | Office Mat | Desk Accessor…
 
The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on education on schools around the world, often rendering in-classroom instruction too dangerous for both students and teachers. But one reason the effects of the pandemic haven’t been even worse is that, in education as in many other fields, a few new technologies were ready for broader deploym…
 
In honor of the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden—a day of long-awaited endings and new beginnings—I'm republishing my Season 2 opener, "Shadows of August," which I first released a little more than three years ago. during the the fiery early months of the Trump presidency. On a road trip to southern Illinois to witness the total eclipse that sliced …
 
We're joined by Zac Skalko and discuss our favorite tools we've used in 2020. Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:01:25 | Favorite Tools in 2020 In no particular order: Remote Dev Tools Svelte Tailwind React Query Parcel React Table Eleventy 00:53:37 | New Twitter Follows DM of Engineering (@dmofengineering) / Twitter Tokusatsu GIFs (@tokugifs) / T…
 
In 1973, there was only one man who believed everyone on Earth would want and need a cell phone. That man was a Motorola engineer named Martin Cooper. “I had a science fiction prediction,” Cooper recounts in his new memoir, Cutting the Cord: The Inventor of the Cell Phone Speaks Out. “I told anyone who would listen that, someday, every person would…
 
As we hunker down for what will be a very unconventional Thanksgiving, it seemed like the right time to re-release our 2018 episode exploring how the holiday is actually a strange mashup of two distinct celebrations. Whether you're spending this holiday longing for Thanksgivings of old or wondering why on earth this holiday matters so much, this ep…
 
Soonish's six-month detour into electoral politics finishes where it started, with a conversation with our favorite futurist, Jamais Cascio. We talked late on November 6—when it was already clear that Joseph R. Biden would win the presidential race, but before the networks had officially called it—and we explored what Biden's unexpectedly narrow wi…
 
Welcome to a special two-part series about the looming clash over the future of America. In Part 1, we looked at the tattered state of our democracy and searched for peaceful ways through an election season in which one candidate—Trump—has threatened violence and disruption if he doesn’t win. Here in Part 2, we look at the work waiting for us after…
 
Welcome to a special two-part series about the looming clash over the future of America. In Part 1, we look at the tattered state of our democracy as the election approaches, and we assess nonviolent ways to respond to the twin threats of political polarization and President Trump's thuggish behavior. Part 2 is coming October 12. These are probably…
 
This episode, a deep dive into the 45 year old proto-blockbuster that has dominated the conversation in this lost pandemic summer - Jaws. That deep dive takes us to the island where Jaws was shot, Martha's Vineyard, as well as Nantucket, the nearby island where Jaws might have been shot if snow hadn't forced the ferry Production Designer Joe Alves …
 
Donald Trump will not be president forever. Whether he leaves office in 2021 or 2025; whether he steps down peacefully or not; whether he’s replaced by a Democratic president or a Republican one—he will leave. And then the country will face the immense task of restoring democratic norms and facing up to the failings that allowed a populist, white-n…
 
iPad keyboards, History API, testing React apps, Jest's test.each, and Brandon got a Synology NAS! Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:01:44 | iPad Keyboards Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 11‑inch (2nd generation) – US English – Apple 00:11:02 | History API History – Web APIs | MDN GitHub – ReactTraining/history: Manage session history with JavaScript…
 
We're back to talk about WWDC 2020 and React Query! Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:02:39 | WWDC 2020 Thoguhts 00:22:43 | React Query GitHub – tannerlinsley/react-query: Hooks for fetching, caching and updating asynchronous data in React GitHub – vercel/swr: React Hooks library for remote data fetching swr/use-swr-pages.tsx at 0.2.3 · vercel/sw…
 
Voters, hold on to your hats. The U.S. election system could face an unprecedented array of challenges in November, from the coronavirus pandemic to the prospect of cyberattacks to the depradations of President Trump himself. And that means there’s a non-zero chance that the election will misfire, leaving us with the wrong president—or no president…
 
Futurists—who sometimes prefer to be called scenario planners or foresight thinkers—specialize in helping the rest of us understand the big trends and forces that will shape the world of tomorrow. So here’s what I really wanted to ask one: Is a cataclysm like the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 the kind of event we should be able to see coming? If so,…
 
Brian and Ryan made a Canvas Animation, Brian used Svelte, and the trio discussed React frameworks and platforms with the new Vercel and Remix announcements! Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:01:23 | Canvas Animation CodePen – Dots and Lines 00:11:17 | Svelte Svelte • Cybernetically enhanced web apps BrianMitchL.github.io/LastFmArtists.svelte at …
 
COVID-19, react-placeholder, NPM Acquisition, Tailwind CSS, React Native, and New Twitter Followees! Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:00:39 | COVID-19 Chat Coronavirus Dashboard avischiffmann (@AviSchiffmann) | Twitter Jensen ෴ (@jensechu) | Twitter 00:14:23 | react-placeholder GitHub – buildo/react-placeholder: A React component to easily repli…
 
New year, new travels, Yarn 2, Brandon's new computer, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and new Twitter followees. Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:00:39 | New Year Brian Mitchell on Instagram: “Lunar New Year and our first few days in Hanoi. The food ” This is what a ‘rapid unscheduled disassembly’ looks like | Science | The Guardian 00:14:00 | Yarn 2…
 
We finish off the year with holiday cards, static site generators, React Query, React Spring, and Redux Toolkit! Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:02:20 | Holiday Card Cards by Ryan Rampersad GitHub – ryanmr/ryan-components: styles and components for ryan rampersad sites and apps 00:04:48 | Moving to Netlify BRANDON JOHNSON 00:12:02 | React Query…
 
Iconography started three years ago with an episode about two neighboring bridges in the heart of London. Now, for our third birthday, Wade Roush of fellow Hub & Spoke show Sooinsh brings us the story of two Boston bridges that share a similar story, though that story has a very different ending. Stick around after Wade's story to hear him and me c…
 
New 16" MacBook Pro, The Pragmatic Programmer, React Conf 2019, and Redux Style Guide! Episode Summary 00:00:00 | Intro 00:01:03 | MacBook Pro 16-inch MacBook Pro 16-inch – Apple 00:09:11 | The Pragmatic Programmer The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition: your journey to mastery by David Thomas, Andrew Hunt | The Pragmatic Bookshelf 00:1…
 
The moment in the voting booth when you put your pen to your ballot (or put your finger to the electronic touchscreen, as the case may be) is democracy distilled. It’s the act that makes America a republic. But while the casting your vote is critical, it’s everything that happens before, during, and after that moment that makes up the larger electi…
 
This episode is about as standard as it gets, new Apple hardware, new React news and updates, and Twitter Followees! Episode Summary 00:00 | Intro 00:33 | Untitled Goose Game Untitled Goose Game Party Hard – the video game about stopping parties. Press-kit. 04:14 | New Apple Hardware Nexus Special #66: Apple September Event 2019 › The Nexus Apple’s…
 
Self-Follow-Up, React Rally, Apple Rumors, and lots of people to follow on Twitter! Episode Summary 00:00 | Intro 05:20 | React Rally React Rally React Rally 2019 on Spotify React Rally 2019 Twitter Moment A Look Back at React Rally 2019 14:34 | Apple Rumors Quadrant Matrix 33:47 | New Twitter Followees Shalanah Dawson (@shalanahfaith) | Twitter Gr…
 
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