Curiosity Daily Podcast: Space Elevators (w/ Zach Weinersmith) and Why Get Off Your Phone When You Watch TV

Learn about new research that shows why you might enjoy watching TV more if you put your phone away. Then, learn about space elevators with Zach Weinersmith, creator of the popular geek webcomic “Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.”

August 01, 2019

Episode Show Notes:

In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following story from Curiosity.com about why you should get off your phone while you watch TV: https://curiosity.im/2SG8ZqZ

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