You’ve heard about it, but do you really know it? In 3 minutes, we help you understand the true meaning behind the trends, concepts and acronyms that are making headlines. After listening, you will really know for sure.
What is brand activism?
Thursday 02 July 2020
: What is brand activism? Thanks for asking!Brand activism is when companies seek to have an impact on a social, economic, environmental, or...
What is free software?
Wednesday 01 July 2020
: What is free software? Thanks for asking! Despite what it might sound like, free software isn’t necessarily free of charge. Here, the word...
What is speciesism?
Monday 29 June 2020
: What is speciesism? Thanks for asking! The assumed superiority of humans over all other animals is often unspoken. Without necessarily...
What is Starlink?
Saturday 27 June 2020
: What is Starlink? Thanks for asking! While the Space Race makes us think back to the 20th century, some billionaires are dreaming of ruling...
What is femicide?
Thursday 25 June 2020
: What is femicide? Thanks for asking! Many countries reported increased gender-based violence during recent coronavirus lockdowns. Femicides...
What is non-binary?
Wednesday 24 June 2020
: What is non-binary? Thanks for asking! Non-binary is an umbrella term to describe people who don’t identify within the traditional gender...
What is cross immunity?
Monday 22 June 2020
: What is cross immunity? Thanks for asking! Until recently, it’s been assumed that nobody had pre-existing immunity to COVID-19. Experts...
What is the female gaze?
Saturday 20 June 2020
: What is the female gaze? Thanks for asking! The term “female gaze” has been used in recent years to describe art that subverts the male...
What is white privilege?
Thursday 18 June 2020
: What is white privilege? Thanks for asking! Like a lot of things, the concept of white privilege comes from the USA. It means that simply...
What is CrossFit?
Wednesday 17 June 2020
: What is CrossFit? Thanks for asking! CrossFit is a branded fitness regimen which combines weightlifting, gymnastics, endurance and other...
What is jiko sekinin?
Monday 15 June 2020
: What is jiko sekinin? Thanks for asking!Jiko sekinin is a Japanese term which more or less translates as “individual responsibility”....
What is FOGO?
Saturday 13 June 2020
: What is FOGO? Thanks for asking! You’ve probably already heard of FOMO - the Fear of Missing Out. Well here’s the opposite: the Fear of...
What is shadow banning?
Thursday 11 June 2020
: What is shadow banning? Thanks for asking!Politicians and influencers are complaining about shadow banning more than ever before. The term...
What is Black Lives Matter?
Wednesday 10 June 2020
: What is Black Lives Matter? Thanks for asking! Since late May, hundreds of thousands of Americans have taken to the streets to protest...
What is asexuality?
Monday 08 June 2020
: What is asexuality? Thanks for asking! Being asexual means different things to different people. Generally speaking, asexuality refers to...
What is ultracrepidarianism?
Saturday 06 June 2020
: What is ultracrepidarianism? Thanks for asking!An ultracrepidarian is someone who gives their opinion on just about everything, including...
What are antibodies?
Thursday 04 June 2020
: What are antibodies? Thanks for asking! Antibodies are Y-shaped proteins which are secreted by B cells in the human body’s immune system....
What is a drive-in?
Wednesday 03 June 2020
: What is a drive-in? Thanks for asking!As the name suggests, drive-ins allow visitors to watch a movie being projected onto a large screen,...
What is a Chief Happiness Officer?
Monday 01 June 2020
: What is a Chief Happiness Officer? Thanks for asking!If you search on Google for Chief Happiness Officer positions, you’ll only find...
What is Snapchat dysmorphia?
Saturday 30 May 2020
: What is Snapchat dysmorphia? Thanks for asking!Snapchat dysmorphia is a mental health condition linked to the excessive use of filters and...
What is corona shaming?
Thursday 28 May 2020
: What is corona shaming? Thanks for asking!Corona shaming is one of many trends to emerge during the coronavirus pandemic. Many are...
What is Kawasaki Disease?
Wednesday 27 May 2020
: What is Kawasaki Disease? Thanks for asking!The general consensus was that children were relatively safe from COVID-19. But since late...
What is the welfare state?
Monday 25 May 2020
: What is the welfare state? Thanks for asking! The term welfare state refers to measures taken by governments to promote the well-being of...
What is locavorism?
Saturday 23 May 2020
: What is locavorism? Thanks for asking! Just like a carnivore eats meat and a frugivore feeds mainly on fruit, locavores are people who...
What is anosmia?
Thursday 21 May 2020
: What is anosmia? Thanks for asking! Anosmia is the clinical name for a complete loss of the sense of smell. Awareness of the disorder is...