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!


6 MORE BIZARRE VIDEO GAME FACTS ๐ŸŽฎ
Jan 24 • 12 min
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 ๐Ÿš€
Jan 17 • 19 min
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 newrisingmedia.com
5 Bizarre Video Game Facts ๐ŸŽฎ
Aug 2, 2018 • 14 min
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
Jul 26, 2018 • 16 min
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 ๐ŸŽ‚ #NHS70
Jul 5, 2018 • 18 min
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!
My Birthday Break…
May 31, 2018 • 3 min
Taking the week off for my Birthday ๐ŸŽ‚Call in with your birthday shout outs!
SCRATCH & SNIFF PLAYSTATION DISCS?
May 24, 2018 • 14 min
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!
IPHONE USERS GET MORE SEX THAN ANDROID ๐Ÿ“ฑ
May 17, 2018 • 19 min
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
Apr 19, 2018 • 20 min
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…
TECHNOLOGY FIRSTS ๐Ÿค–
Apr 12, 2018 • 11 min
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…
THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF MOBILE PHONES ๐Ÿ“ฑ
Apr 5, 2018 • 17 min
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
Mar 15, 2018 • 18 min
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…
Mar 8, 2018 • 1 min
Why I won’t be recording a podcast tonight…
SMARTPHONES & SNOW ๐Ÿ“ฑโ„๏ธ
Mar 1, 2018 • 16 min
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 ๐Ÿค“
Feb 22, 2018 • 14 min
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…
I HAVE A COLD ๐Ÿค’
Feb 15, 2018 • 11 min
No common cold is gonna stop Learn Something! Enjoy 5 weird facts about space, computers and sex ๐Ÿ˜ท
ALL ABOUT SPACE ๐Ÿš€
Feb 8, 2018 • 15 min
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…
RANDOM START TO FEBRUARY ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ
Feb 1, 2018 • 13 min
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 ๐ŸŽฎ
Jan 25, 2018 • 12 min
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!
10 unknown technology firsts ๐Ÿค–
Jan 18, 2018 • 29 min
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 โค๏ธ
10 weirdest gadgets from CES ๐Ÿค–
Jan 11, 2018 • 21 min
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 ๐Ÿค–
Jan 4, 2018 • 21 min
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 ๐ŸŽ„
Dec 21, 2017 • 18 min
Like what you hear? Please vote for NRM in the UK Blog Awards - http://newrisingmedia.com/vote
VIDEO GAMES ARE COOL ๐ŸŽฎ
Nov 9, 2017 • 26 min
We dive into the expansive world of video games - covering all kinds of weird and wonderful facts that you’ve (probably) never heard before ๐ŸŽฎ
I’M BACK - NASA & BUTTCRACKS๐Ÿš€
Nov 2, 2017 • 24 min
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 ๐Ÿ“ฑ
Sep 12, 2017 • 20 min
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 ๐Ÿ“ฑ
16: MICHAEL JACKSON AS DR WHO?
Sep 7, 2017 • 15 min
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 ๐Ÿค–
Sep 5, 2017 • 15 min
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! ๐Ÿค–
Episode 14: I’M BACK ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป
Aug 31, 2017 • 22 min
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…
Episode 13: FRIDAY FACTS ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Aug 18, 2017 • 12 min
Thank GOODNESS it’s Friday! To celebrate, here’s a whole bunch of weird facts related to this wonderful day of the week ๐Ÿ˜Š
Episode 12: DRUNK IN SPACE ๐Ÿš€
Aug 17, 2017 • 34 min
History books out ๐Ÿ“š 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
Aug 16, 2017 • 26 min
Weird Wednesday is BACK. Today, a call in for favourite games from yesterday, cockroaches, sedating children and eating pencil shavings ๐Ÿ™ƒ Competiton: http://newrisingmedia.com/subscribe
Episode 10: TECH TUESDAY #2 ๐Ÿค–
Aug 15, 2017 • 32 min
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 โžก๏ธ http://newrisingmedia.com/subscribe
Episode 9: FOR THE GAMERS ๐ŸŽฎ
Aug 14, 2017 • 31 min
Brighten up your Monday with some weird facts about video games ๐ŸŽฎ Today includes PS2, saddam hussein, The Godfather and a picture of a butt…
Episode 8: DOGGO FRIDAY ๐Ÿถ
Aug 11, 2017 • 20 min
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 ๐Ÿถ
Episode 7: THROWBACK THURSDAY๐Ÿ“š
Aug 10, 2017 • 24 min
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 ๐Ÿ™ƒ
Aug 9, 2017 • 18 min
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 ๐Ÿค–
Aug 8, 2017 • 19 min
Today is (you guessed it) Tech Tuesday ๐Ÿค– 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) ๐Ÿ”
Episode 4: SEX-CRAZED RABBITS๐Ÿฐ
Aug 7, 2017 • 18 min
Today is Movie Monday ๐ŸŽฅ 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 ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
Episode 3: ASTRONAUT POOP ๐Ÿ’ฉ
Aug 4, 2017 • 18 min
Happy Friday! On today’s episode - Nutella is not as healthy as you think, Sugarhill Gang and Astronaut poop ๐Ÿ’ฉ
Episode 2: NASA FAKE NEWS
Aug 3, 2017 • 13 min
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
Aug 2, 2017 • 10 min
Welcome to Learn Something - a new podcast where I promise you will Learn Something new, weird and wonderful…
Learn Something
Aug 1, 2017 • 7 min
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
Jul 31, 2017 • 11 min
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
Jul 28, 2017 • 13 min
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
Jul 27, 2017 • 6 min
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
Jul 26, 2017 • 5 min
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!
Jul 25, 2017 • 8 min
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)!
Internet idiots on Facebook
Jul 13, 2017 • 4 min
The ‘Jayden K Smith’ Facebook hoax shows humans are still internet idiots
Blame parents - not Snapchat.
Jul 12, 2017 • 4 min
Don’t condemn Snapchat. The buck stops with parents!