77: Basic Needs

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If you’re hungry, or tired, chances are you’re not going to be able to reach your fullest potential. Russell and Jelly take a look at the concept of basic needs, how they affect us, and whether some of these needs can be offset with something like a “universal basic income”.

76: Fitness Trackers

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Fitness trackers, from the Fitbit to the Apple Watch, are everywhere, and theoretically helping people improve their fitness, but are they all that they’re cracked up to be? To find out, Russell and Jelly look at how they exercise (or… don’t) and how fitness trackers have motivated them, both in the early days and after some time.

75: Digital Currency

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From Bitcoin to Dogecoin, the internet is filled to the brim with digital currency, and both Russell and Jelly have toyed with the idea of making it rich. But with support still lagging, and a significant amount of bad press surrounding the idea, has digital currency had it’s day?

74: First Impressions

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First impressions count. The judgements we make about people or things when we first encounter them can sometimes stay with us for a long time, and colour our perceptions. Russell and Jelly take a hard look at their first impressions of each other, how they watch movies and TV shows, and why first impressions can often be completely and utterly wrong.

73: Hackintoshes

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With Apple’s hardware in a state of stagnation, more and more people are revisiting the idea of the Hackintosh—custom-built PCs running OS X—which boast superior performance, but require additional maintenance and care. Russell’s a little scared that he’s missing out on the fun, so he and Jelly discuss what building one entails, whether it’s really worth it, and whether Apple cares about this resurgence.