Interesting things by regular email.


Hello, I'm Mo. Every week I gather together interesting topics and links, and share them in an email.

It's called 💥BLAST! and it's an old-school thing, done for your fun and mine. There's no subscription fees and no salesperson will call.


So far, interesting things have included 🐟 the Attenborough Effect, 📺 TV ads from the Channel Islands, 🔥 the wacky world of The KLF, 😧 what's up with teenagers, 🏋️ weird fitness, 🛴 why electric scooters are taking over, and 🌱 why houseplants aren't. Oh, and 🤯 the end of the world.

Yes it's a bugger's muddle 🤷🏻. It also might just be the best thing that happens in your inbox this week. Unless you live for LinkedIn invites and privacy policy updates, of course. 😴

So, it's an email, I write it, and share it with awesome people who like getting it. Want proof? Sure 😘 Here's some things that the actual real-life recipients of 💥BLAST! have said about it:

👨💻 "I fking loooooove this."
💁 "Really enjoying BLAST!"
🙋 "I love this so much :)))))"

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22/07 - Stories made to be told

15/07 - There goes the neighbourhood

08/07 - A customer atmosphere congenial to all

01/07 - The other side of the screen

17/06 - Passport to success

24/06 - Getting through to the final round

08/06 - The other outbreak

03/06 - What goes up might come down

27/05 - Losing grip on virtual reality

20/05 - Find your mind

13/05 - Every inspiration starts with a little distraction

06/05 - Why can't they just share the hedges?

29/04 - Required reading required

22/04 - Life's many lessons

15/04 - What do people do all day?

08/04 - Date night at the museum

01/04 - Could ancient philosophy improve life and work?

25/03 - Keeping older adults in mind

18/03 - Addenda, part 3

11/03 - Addenda, part 2

04/03 - Addenda, part 1

26/02 - It's a small world after all

19/02 - Come on Barbie, let's be present in the moment

12/02 - Is dating the new oil?

05/02 - How do you sleep at night?

22/01 - This is bananas

15/01 - When fake footage goes deep

08/01 - On Love Island, it is what it is

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25/12 - The tradition of tradition

18/12 - Sharing the wealth

11/12 - Perchance to stream

04/12 - Giving the gift of intrusion?

27/11 - The return of the QR code

20/11 - The unreal world of the virtual influencer

13/11 - Where do you feel safest of all?

06/11 - What's your privacy worth?

30/10 - How is hard graft affecting us?

23/10 - Attention, please

16/10 - What can you drink when you're not drinking?

09/10 - More crowded, more alone

02/10 - When workplaces won't work

25/09 - What's Your Beef?

11/09 - Does fixing beat making?

04/09 - Looking to the future, from an optimistic past

28/08 - When to rant; when to rave

21/08 - As tech culture matures, what do we leave behind?

14/08 - Can we be better at disagreeing?

07/08 - Can a high-wire act pay off?

31/07 - Being a generalist in a specialist world

24/07 - I made you a mixtape

17/07 - They came in peace for all mankind

10/07 - The pursuit of happiness

03/07 - We're all a bunch of amateurs

26/06 - Is it good to feel bad?

19/06 - Follow Leonardo around the room

12/06 - Is a picture worth a thousand lyrics?

05/06 - The future for Chernobyl

29/05 - Things are looking up

22/05 - Move fast and automate stuff

15/05 - Charting the unquiet mind

08/05 - Bing Tiddle-Tiddle Bong

01/05 - The Attenborough Effect

24/04 - You're fit but you know it

17/04 - Is it all doom and gloom?

10/04 - Are electric scooters inevitable?

03/04 - The strength and vulnerability of Generation Z

27/03 - The dirty secrets of air-cleaning plants