Learn Something...

Learn Something...

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Welcome to Learn Something - an official podcast of newrisingmedia.com hosted on anchor.fm by me, Jason England. In every episode, I promise you will learn something new, weird & wonderful about technology, science or geek culture!
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5 Bizarre Video Game Facts 🎮
To celebrate me getting a press pass to Insomniac Gaming Festival, here are 5 of the weirdest facts about video games you will ever hear!
14:40
August 2, 2018
IT’S TOO HOT TO PICK A THEME! #UKHeatwave special
I was hoping to research a special theme, but I’m sweating too much and my productivity has gone way down. So instead, enjoy 5 completely bizarre facts!
16:38
July 26, 2018
Happy Birthday NHS 🎂 #NHS70
It’s the 70th birthday of the NHS - our incredible health service that guarantees treatment for every person regardless of age, gender, financial status, race, etc. Here are 5 weird and wonderful facts!
19:19
July 5, 2018
My Birthday Break...
Taking the week off for my Birthday 🎂Call in with your birthday shout outs!
03:44
May 31, 2018
SCRATCH & SNIFF PLAYSTATION DISCS?
From scratch and sniff discs to a SEGA PlayStation, Sony’s juggernaut console has had an interesting life... Here are some of the more stranger moments of said life!
14:32
May 24, 2018
IPHONE USERS GET MORE SEX THAN ANDROID 📱
On this week’s episode of Learn Something... Why iPhone users get more sex than android users, what the former lead singer of Blink-182 has been up to and the curious tale of the Gladiator sequel!
20:04
May 17, 2018
The story of New Rising Media
New Rising Media is a finalist in the UK Blog Awards. Since they are happening tomorrow, I got a little too nervous/busy and forgot to research any topics... Therefore, I’ve poached their blog hour questions and turned that into a podcast! Here is the story of new rising media.
20:32
April 19, 2018
TECHNOLOGY FIRSTS 🤖
Look at the gadgets you have. Chances are you feel confident enough to tell me when the first one of its kind was invented... For many of those guesses, you’d be so very wrong! In this week’s Learn Something, allow me to drop some history knowledge on you...
12:25
April 12, 2018
THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF MOBILE PHONES 📱
The first mobile phone call was made 45 years ago this week! It’s only apt that I dive into the weird history of mobiles and look into the future...
18:56
April 5, 2018
Stephen Hawking & wearable tech
Busy week of news - some good and some bad. On today’s episode, I go into two of the biggest stories - Stephen Hawking and wearable technology.
19:25
March 15, 2018
Why I won’t be recording a podcast tonight...
Why I won’t be recording a podcast tonight...
01:44
March 8, 2018
SMARTPHONES & SNOW 📱❄️
With Britain under a lot of snow and Mobile World Congress happening, this week’s episode could only be about two things - smartphones and snow!
16:48
March 1, 2018
Going all geek on you 🤓
Can a carrier pigeon be faster than broadband? What is the story behind the face buttons on a Playstation controller? Those and more answered on this week’s episode of Learn Something...
14:47
February 22, 2018
I HAVE A COLD 🤒
No common cold is gonna stop Learn Something! Enjoy 5 weird facts about space, computers and sex 😷
11:43
February 15, 2018
ALL ABOUT SPACE 🚀
Congrats to Elon Musk for being the first interplanetary litterer with his SpaceX car launch! What does Snoopy have in common with NASA? Why did that worm grow two heads in space!? These questions and many more - answered in this week’s episode of Learn Something...
15:44
February 8, 2018
RANDOM START TO FEBRUARY 🤷🏻‍♂️
February is FINALLY here, and we’re kicking things off in the right way with a whole load of weird, random facts to fill up your brain space for days!
14:18
February 1, 2018
All things PlayStation 2 🎮
To celebrate the launch of my new Twitch channel, dedicated to the PlayStation 2 (http://Twitch.tv/emotionengineer), I share some weird unknown facts about the world’s most successful console!
12:13
January 25, 2018
10 unknown technology firsts 🤖
From 1950s flatscreen TVs to Google Earth in the early 1900s, let’s countdown the 10 little-known technology firsts! Plus I answer your call ins ❤️
29:22
January 18, 2018
10 weirdest gadgets from CES 🤖
In this week’s episode, I count down the 10 gadgets announced at CES 2018 that will make you say “what?”
21:37
January 11, 2018
CES 2018 Technology special 🤖
Happy New Year! Let’s talk tech... From the history of the Consumer Electronics Show to tech trends for the next 20 years, Jason England covers it all and provides an update on the future of New Rising Media.
22:11
January 4, 2018
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 🎄
Like what you hear? Please vote for NRM in the UK Blog Awards - http://newrisingmedia.com/vote
18:30
December 21, 2017
VIDEO GAMES ARE COOL 🎮
We dive into the expansive world of video games - covering all kinds of weird and wonderful facts that you’ve (probably) never heard before 🎮
26:52
November 9, 2017
I’M BACK - NASA & BUTTCRACKS🚀
Don’t call it a comeback... Learn Something is BACK with a technology themed episode! Subscribe for more and visit newrisingmedia.com for top stories.
24:26
November 2, 2017
17: IPHONE X FACTS 📱
I'm taking a stab at the next gen iPhone before even seeing the announcement - with facts about it, to see how smart I am 📱
20:16
September 12, 2017
16: MICHAEL JACKSON AS DR WHO?
On today's episode, we open the movie history books with a whole bunch of weird facts you've (probably) never heard before!
15:56
September 7, 2017
Episode 15: TECH TUESDAY 🤖
Googles preference for dogs, the death of the 3.5mm headphone jack and the changing weight of your Amazon Kindle... You better believe it's Tech Tuesday! 🤖
15:53
September 5, 2017
Episode 14: I'M BACK 👊🏻
After a nice, long holiday, I'm back with a strange selection of facts - including Tupac in Star Wars, Terminator's big penis and Brazil's obsession with the SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive...
22:41
August 31, 2017
Episode 13: FRIDAY FACTS 👏🏻
Thank GOODNESS it's Friday! To celebrate, here's a whole bunch of weird facts related to this wonderful day of the week 😊
12:52
August 18, 2017
Episode 12: DRUNK IN SPACE 🚀
History books out 📚 it's time for another throwback Thursday - featuring NASA, shock survivors and a special guest interview with the editor of All About History magazine!
34:13
August 17, 2017
Episode 11: WEIRD WEDNESDAY 2
Weird Wednesday is BACK. Today, a call in for favourite games from yesterday, cockroaches, sedating children and eating pencil shavings 🙃 Competiton: http://newrisingmedia.com/subscribe
26:46
August 16, 2017
Episode 10: TECH TUESDAY #2 🤖
It's Tech Tuesday once again and I share some weird facts you've (probably) never heard about 4 big companies - Google, Facebook, Apple and YouTube. Competition ➡️ http://newrisingmedia.com/subscribe
31:58
August 15, 2017
Episode 9: FOR THE GAMERS 🎮
Brighten up your Monday with some weird facts about video games 🎮 Today includes PS2, saddam hussein, The Godfather and a picture of a butt...
31:28
August 14, 2017
Episode 8: DOGGO FRIDAY 🐶
Yep, all alliteration has been thrown out the window as I want to talk about doggos and Puppers. Happy Friday - I hope this is a fun one for you 🐶
20:35
August 11, 2017
Episode 7: THROWBACK THURSDAY📚
For the history buffs and general geeks, we've got throwback Thursday! On today's episode - world war 2, the Beach Boys, Pineapples and the longest time anyone has spent being awake in the world...
24:14
August 10, 2017
Episode 6: WEIRD WEDNESDAY 🙃
Weird Wednesday is here, and I've got a truck load of strange facts for you - from dog farts and silly law suits, to VHS and the Mars Curiosity Rover.
18:01
August 9, 2017
Episode 5: TECH TUESDAY 🤖
Today is (you guessed it) Tech Tuesday 🤖 and I am exploding with weird technology trivia - from bitcoin and Apple making a games console, to the Microsoft Windows 7 Whopper (an actual burger) 🍔
19:34
August 8, 2017
Episode 4: SEX-CRAZED RABBITS🐰
Today is Movie Monday 🎥 and I have plenty of weird film trivia for you - from Indiana Jones & the Italian Joker, to sex-crazed rabbits & Willy Wonka. Listen in & subscribe. This is a good'un 👌🏼
18:05
August 7, 2017
Episode 3: ASTRONAUT POOP 💩
Happy Friday! On today's episode - Nutella is not as healthy as you think, Sugarhill Gang and Astronaut poop 💩
18:22
August 4, 2017
Episode 2: NASA FAKE NEWS
From fake NASA news and Heath Ledger, to "your mother" jokes and Donald Duck, I went weird for this - the sophomore episode of Learn Something!
13:57
August 3, 2017
Episode 1: PENGUIN PROSTITUTES
Welcome to Learn Something - a new podcast where I promise you will Learn Something new, weird and wonderful...
10:32
August 2, 2017
Learn Something
The world is a strange place, and you can learn something new (and maybe utterly pointless) everyday. I'm testing out a new show that brings some of these facts to light - called Today I Learned!
07:05
August 1, 2017
Broken Pokémon Go+iPhone leaks
Pokémon GO is broken, and I propose how it could be fixed. Plus HUGE next gen iPhone leaks!
11:18
July 31, 2017
Weekly round up #1 - 28/07/17
From crap Kickstarter gadgets and social network user stats, to LEGO art and the death of the world's favourite MP3 players. Here is your weekly round up from me - Jason England of newrisingmedia.com
13:18
July 28, 2017
Interview with a LEGO Artist
I got the chance to check out The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes art exhibit and interview the legendary Lego Artist behind it - Nathan Sawaya!
06:38
July 27, 2017
6 Crap Kickstarter Products
Kickstarter is both a blessing and a curse. Here are 6 pointlessly stupid products that are going to be a thing because of the crowdfunding network...
05:25
July 26, 2017
Make Platformers Great Again!
Taking a break from ranting and raving, I count down the 6 classic platformer games I want to see remastered (following the meteoric success of Crash Bandicoot)!
08:05
July 25, 2017
Internet idiots on Facebook
The 'Jayden K Smith' Facebook hoax shows humans are still internet idiots
04:35
July 13, 2017
Blame parents - not Snapchat.
Don’t condemn Snapchat. The buck stops with parents!
04:50
July 12, 2017
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