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.
Mike catches up with Rohit Bhargava to talk about the latest edition of the Non-Obvious. They discuss through the fifteen predictions in this year's edition, the process Rohit and his team use to cultivate, curate, and crystalize their topics, and just how to challenge yourself to see counter-trends in the world.
Brandon, Mike, and Dan take a look in their respective crystal balls for what topics will be trending in learning and education this year. Each co-host offers up two predictions each on subjects they 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
Dan, Mike, and Brandon take a look at Slate's decision to go all in on audio and text. They discuss the power of mixed media and how the hard turn and pivot to video may have missed its mark.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.