DIU Pod 40

DIU Pod 40

DIU Pod 40:

It’s the season 2 finale of DIU Pod and the duo recall their long history of podcasting. It turns out this is also the 98th canonized episode of DIU Podcast – making DIU Pod 42 the BIG 100! 

Gavin talks about the changing math curriculum as the province looks to discard the disaster which was “discovery math” for a more “back-to-the-basics” approach. Jack recalls his story about how he gamed with Carl from The Walking Dead.

Toronto is set to activate 50 automated speed enforcement cameras across the city which will automatically send speeding tickets to anyone  caught driving above the speed limit. While this certainly is an issue of the impending robot takeover, the gang also discuss what this means for the everyday driver. 

Beijing recently passed the highly controversial Hong Kong National Security Law which criminalizes subversion, succession, terrorism, and colluding with foreign forces to endanger national security. The law, which was passed very quietly, spells trouble for the many protesters and who have been calling for Hong Kong’s independence. We hear from Kyle who breaks down what this law means for the protesters and also hear about how he was banned from Twitter for 12 hours. 

In the Cantonese Corner, Jack teaches us some vocabulary related to the episode’s topics. Follow along with the lesson by clicking here.

DIU Podcast will be taking the usual three weeks hiatus in between seasons. Thank you for listening, and we hope you will be back for DIU Pod 41! 

Loose Ends

Read about Ontatario’s changing math curriculum (via CBC News)

Watch the recording of Jack gaming with Carl from the Walking Dead (via Twitch, starting from around the 4 hour mark)

Read about Toronto’s automated speed enforcement program (via BlogTO)

Learn more about the Hong Kong National Security law (via Aljazeera)  

Shortly after the recording of this episode, the first arrest in Hong Kong occurred for violating the new National Security Law (via CBC News) 

Theme Music

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for FreeCC By 3.0 

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