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The RKE - Random Knowledge Enthusiast

The RKE - Random Knowledge Enthusiast

By Daniel Foreman
Welcome to The RKE, which stands for Random Knowledge Enthusiast! A podcast of short episodes filled with topics, trends and subjects that take my fancy. What will I be talking about? I have absolutely no idea. It will be purely random. But, we should learn some interesting new things together.
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The RKE - The first person to get a speeding ticket!
Who was the first person to get a speeding ticket? Hear the story of one of the earliest car dealers in the UK, back in 1896, who was charged with speeding for the first time. Securing him a place in the Guinness World Records.
April 28, 2021
The RKE - It's all about the Twins!
Twins! A pair of siblings that may or may not be the same. It's also an entertaining movie, and has been fuel for writers over the generations. Today we will discuss some surprising facts about these brothers and sisters.
April 27, 2021
The RKE - How to make a cat love you!
Cats! Affectionate, comfortable low maintenance animals that many claims as to their best friend in the world. Millions of people wake up to that purring sensation, the headbutts and the odd bottom in the face. But then there’s the other half of the world. Cats, mysterious, aloof and often distant. They skitter out of the room when they see you, duck behind fences and hiss if you approach. They seem to like their own company and none of yours. How do you become blessed among cat kind, rather than being shunned by it? What is the magic sauce? The lost art? The ritual?
April 26, 2021
The RKE - A different kind of App for your smartphone
Native Apps. Web Apps. Progressive Web Apps. There's more than one way of getting software onto your phone. But most people don't know about the others. Epic games vs Apple saw the announcement as Progressive Web Apps as a way for Apple to defend itself and a way for Epic games to get apps onto a smartphone. But is it really that easy, and what are these things anyway?
April 24, 2021
The RKE - What is blockchain and bitcoin?
It's been in the news a lot, it has enjoyed surge in prices and massive market falls. The bitcoin is a currency that many of us have heard about. But what makes bitcoin work, what makes it trustworthy? What technology powers this and many others? The blockchain, learn about it here.
April 23, 2021
The RKE - Oranges are genetic mutations!
Did you know the Orange was originally green? Did you know it was born from two different Citrus fruits? What does the orange have to do with mutations, hybrids and gene editing? Find this out and more in today's podcast.
April 22, 2021
The RKE - Why is Google Chrome so popular?
Google dominated the internet back in 2015, but how did it achieve this when every Windows computer was being sold with Internet Explorer installed? A brief dive into the software that turned a simple website viewer into an interactive operating system and application platform.
April 21, 2021
The RKE - The Giraffe
A brief look into the tallest mammal on the planet. The Giraffe.
April 20, 2021
The RKE - A Brief Technical History of the Internet
In this podcast we discuss the differences between the Internet and the World Wide Web, along with the origins of the worlds most important communication technology.
April 19, 2021
The RKE Sunday Special
A collection of the weeks episodes in one easy to digest podcast.
April 18, 2021
The RKE - The tiny ultra cheap computer that does everything!
Today I discuss a device that is very close to my heart, it is a tiny, ultra cheap computer that costs less then £10. It is diverse, and made a massive impact to children, adults, amateurs, professionals, and everyone in between. Today we talk about some of the things you can do with it, and how it dramatically changed education and the maker scene.
April 17, 2021
The RKE - The wonders of sublimation
What is sublimation, how is it used, where does it appear in the natural world and what on earth does it have to do with ice cream?
April 16, 2021
The RKE - Digital Solo Entrepreneur
How do we compete? There are so many massive companies out there, epic games, Amazon, eBay, how do we make as much money as possible as a solo entrepreneur with as little investment as possible? Today we discuss my thoughts on modern money making.
April 15, 2021
The RKE - How is freeze dried coffee made?
Today, I looked at my jar of favorite writing aid and wondered, how it was made. What is freeze dried coffee? Is it really coffee or something else? In this episode you will learn how it is made.
April 14, 2021
The RKE - Was the wheel the greatest invention?
A discussion on the most magical of machines mankind has ever invented. The humble wheel. But is it all that it is cracked up to be, or is there something else we've been ignoring? Does the wheel have a partner in crime?
April 13, 2021
The RKE - Did dinosaurs have toes?
We explore the interesting question, did Dinosaurs have toes? 
April 12, 2021
The RKE - Trailer
Welcome to The RKE, which stands for Random Knowledge Enthusiast! A podcast of short episodes filled with topics, trends and subjects that take my fancy. What will I be talking about? I have absolutely no idea. I may decide to describe making a pancake just the way I like it, then what the difference between a British style and American pancake is. Or I might talk about technology with the Raspberry Pi. I may decide that the wheel was not the greatest invention after all, but instead something else is. Or I will talk about my favorite nebula in the night sky. I do not know what the topic is until I write it, and you will not know until you listen. But you’ll almost certainly learn something new. Welcome to the show!
April 12, 2021