Pragmatic is a discussion show contemplating the practical application of technology. Exploring the real world trade offs we look at how great ideas are transformed into products and services that can change our lives. Nothing is as simple as it seems.

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Total Listening Time: 5 days, 3 hours, 41 minutes and 39 seconds.

Latest Episode

Social Media has taken the world by storm but recent history has shown all that glitters isn’t gold and has many people wondering if the technology is the problem, or if the problem is us?

With Seth Clifford and John Chidgey.

Episode 74: Vics 20

22 July, 2016

It’s all about Vic! He takes us through his history of programming for slightly more than 20 minutes.

With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey.

Weighing up the cycles of driving vs public transport and Windows to Mac and back again.

With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey.

Episode 72: So Much Noise

10 April, 2016

Noise as a term is widely misused and misunderstood. Carmen joins John to sort out the signal from the noise.

With Carmen Parisi and John Chidgey.

Episode 71: Off The Rails

18 March, 2016

Trains and roads look like they have lots in common but the trade-offs in signalling and network design are completely different, and horrendously inconsistent.

With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey.

Episode 70: The Seas Will Rise

27 February, 2016

The cause of global warming may be hotly debated, but rising sea levels are a fact. Vic joins John to talk about how fast it’s happening and how our cities will need to adapt.

With Vic Hudson and John Chidgey.

  • Intro music for all episodes credit to Ludwig Van Beethoven: Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59 and Bia 515) “Für Elise” performed in 2000 by John Chidgey on my beloved K. Kawai GE-1A that I no longer have (SOB)
  • Outro music to Markus Kaarlonen from his original MOD file SpaceDeb.MOD