Learn Something...

50 EpisodesProduced by New Rising Media

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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6 MORE BIZARRE VIDEO GAME FACTS 🎮

January 24th, 2019

12:21

The last episode about video game facts was the most popular one I did, so let’s give you another 6!

5 Weird/Amazing facts about space 🚀

January 17th, 2019

19:28

Well well well, it’s been a while! Learn Something is BACK and I’m covering a topic recommended by one of our listeners - space. Leave me a voice message on Anchor to recommend your own topic. Check out my blog on …

5 Bizarre Video Game Facts 🎮

August 2nd, 2018

14:10

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!

IT’S TOO HOT TO PICK A THEME! #UKHeatwave special

July 26th, 2018

16:09

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!

Happy Birthday NHS 🎂 #NHS70

July 5th, 2018

18:49

It’s the 70th birthday of the NHS - our incredible health service that guarantees treatment for every person regardless of age, gender, financial …

My Birthday Break...

May 31st, 2018

3:15

Taking the week off for my Birthday 🎂Call in with your birthday shout outs!

SCRATCH & SNIFF PLAYSTATION DISCS?

May 24th, 2018

14:02

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 …

IPHONE USERS GET MORE SEX THAN ANDROID 📱

May 17th, 2018

19:04

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!

The story of New Rising Media

April 19th, 2018

20:03

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 …

TECHNOLOGY FIRSTS 🤖

April 12th, 2018

11:55

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 …

THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF MOBILE PHONES 📱

April 5th, 2018

17:57

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...

Stephen Hawking & wearable tech

March 15th, 2018

18:55

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.

Why I won’t be recording a podcast tonight...

March 8th, 2018

1:44

Why I won’t be recording a podcast tonight...

SMARTPHONES & SNOW 📱❄️

March 1st, 2018

16:19

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!

Going all geek on you 🤓

February 22nd, 2018

14:17

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 …

I HAVE A COLD 🤒

February 15th, 2018

11:13

No common cold is gonna stop Learn Something! Enjoy 5 weird facts about space, computers and sex 😷

ALL ABOUT SPACE 🚀

February 8th, 2018

15:15

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 - …

RANDOM START TO FEBRUARY 🤷🏻‍♂️

February 1st, 2018

13:19

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!

All things PlayStation 2 🎮

January 25th, 2018

12:13

To celebrate the launch of my new Twitch channel, dedicated to the PlayStation 2 (http://Twitch.tv/emotionengineer), I share some weird unknown facts …

10 unknown technology firsts 🤖

January 18th, 2018

29:22

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 ❤️

10 weirdest gadgets from CES 🤖

January 11th, 2018

21:37

In this week’s episode, I count down the 10 gadgets announced at CES 2018 that will make you say “what?”

CES 2018 Technology special 🤖

January 4th, 2018

21:11

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.

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 🎄

December 21st, 2017

18:31

Like what you hear? Please vote for NRM in the UK Blog Awards - http://newrisingmedia.com/vote

VIDEO GAMES ARE COOL 🎮

November 9th, 2017

26:54

We dive into the expansive world of video games - covering all kinds of weird and wonderful facts that you’ve (probably) never heard before 🎮

I’M BACK - NASA & BUTTCRACKS🚀

November 2nd, 2017

24:27

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.

17: IPHONE X FACTS 📱

September 12th, 2017

20:17

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 📱

16: MICHAEL JACKSON AS DR WHO?

September 7th, 2017

15:57

On today's episode, we open the movie history books with a whole bunch of weird facts you've (probably) never heard before!

Episode 15: TECH TUESDAY 🤖

September 5th, 2017

15:54

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! 🤖

Episode 14: I'M BACK 👊🏻

August 31st, 2017

22:41

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 …

Episode 13: FRIDAY FACTS 👏🏻

August 18th, 2017

12:53

Thank GOODNESS it's Friday! To celebrate, here's a whole bunch of weird facts related to this wonderful day of the week 😊

Episode 12: DRUNK IN SPACE 🚀

August 17th, 2017

34:12

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!

Episode 11: WEIRD WEDNESDAY 2

August 16th, 2017

26:47

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

Episode 10: TECH TUESDAY #2 🤖

August 15th, 2017

32:03

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

Episode 9: FOR THE GAMERS 🎮

August 14th, 2017

31:41

Brighten up your Monday with some weird facts about video games 🎮 Today includes PS2, saddam hussein, The Godfather and a picture of a butt...

Episode 8: DOGGO FRIDAY 🐶

August 11th, 2017

20:36

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 🐶

Episode 7: THROWBACK THURSDAY📚

August 10th, 2017

24:13

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...

Episode 6: WEIRD WEDNESDAY 🙃

August 9th, 2017

18:02

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.

Episode 5: TECH TUESDAY 🤖

August 8th, 2017

19:30

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 …

Episode 4: SEX-CRAZED RABBITS🐰

August 7th, 2017

18:06

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 👌🏼

Episode 3: ASTRONAUT POOP 💩

August 4th, 2017

18:22

Happy Friday! On today's episode - Nutella is not as healthy as you think, Sugarhill Gang and Astronaut poop 💩

Episode 2: NASA FAKE NEWS

August 3rd, 2017

13:54

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!

Episode 1: PENGUIN PROSTITUTES

August 2nd, 2017

10:32

Welcome to Learn Something - a new podcast where I promise you will Learn Something new, weird and wonderful...

Learn Something

August 1st, 2017

7:05

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!

Broken Pokémon Go+iPhone leaks

July 31st, 2017

11:18

Pokémon GO is broken, and I propose how it could be fixed. Plus HUGE next gen iPhone leaks!

Weekly round up #1 - 28/07/17

July 28th, 2017

13:18

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

Interview with a LEGO Artist

July 27th, 2017

6:38

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!

6 Crap Kickstarter Products

July 26th, 2017

5:25

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...

Make Platformers Great Again!

July 25th, 2017

8:05

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 …

Internet idiots on Facebook

July 13th, 2017

4:35

The 'Jayden K Smith' Facebook hoax shows humans are still internet idiots

Blame parents - not Snapchat.

July 12th, 2017

4:50

Don’t condemn Snapchat. The buck stops with parents!

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