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The Future Grind Podcast: Science | Technology | Business | Futurism

Ryan O'Shea: Producer, Entrepreneur, Futurist

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Future Grind explores the future through science, technology, entrepreneurship, and philosophy. Hosted by television producer, entrepreneur, and futurist speaker Ryan O’Shea, Future Grind features interviews with innovators and thought leaders that a...Show More
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51:17 | Jul 30th

Host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Dr. Josiah Zayner, the former NASA scientist who became the first known human to attempt to modify themselves using CRISPR gene editing technology. Josiah's controversial company, The ODIN, provides educational courses & ...Show More

48:49 | Jul 20th

Host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Adam Hofmann of Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. They discuss SU's goal of using exponential technology to conq...Show More
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47:13 | Jul 12th

Ryan O’Shea is joined by Amir Banifatemi of XPRIZE, which is a nonprofit organization that offers cash prizes to encourage teams to create technology capable of solving humanity’s grand challenges. Amir is also co-founder and curator of the AI for GO...Show More

48:29 | Jun 21st

Host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Anessa Fike, the CEO & Founder of Fike + Co. to discuss the future of hiring - the changing workforce, AI assistance, future-proof skillsets, controversies, and much more. If you are starting or changing careers, are i...Show More

1:09:15 | May 20th

In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Dr. Anders Sandberg of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on global catastrophic risk, cognitive enhancement, collective int...Show More

41:51 | Apr 7th

Host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Amanda Plimpton of Livestock Labs, a startup creating implants to track the health & wellness of cattle. They spun out of the work of Grindhouse Wetware & they hope to soon return to the human augmentation space. Amanda h...Show More

43:13 | Mar 26th

Host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Anna Bethke, the head of AI for Social Good at Intel. Anna is responsible for establishing partnerships with social impact organizations, and is actively involved in the AI ethics discussion and collaborates on research s...Show More

52:36 | Mar 14th

Host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Supervisory Special Agent Edward You of the FBI’s Biological Countermeasures Unit. This unit is in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate and is focused on identifying existing and emerging biological threats. They d...Show More

1:01:27 | Feb 19th

Host Ryan O’Shea speaks with entrepreneur and author David Wood. David was one of the early pioneers of the smartphone industry & serves as Chair of the London Futurists, which hosts educational events dedicated to exploring accelerating technologies...Show More

50:14 | Jan 15th

In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea sits down with artist, designer, author, and speaker Natasha Vita-More. Natasha is co-editor of The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology an...Show More

1:08:37 | Nov 26th, 2018

Host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Paul Platte of Covestro, one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers & a major supplier to the automotive, electronics, & healthcare industries. They discuss many of the crucial design & engineering challeng...Show More

1:00:50 | Nov 11th, 2018

Host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Dr. James Hughes, a bioethicist & Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, which he founded alongside Nick Bostrom in 2004. James is well known for his contributions to the technoprogre...Show More

45:20 | Oct 13th, 2018

Host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Todd Kuiken, Senior Research Scholar at the Genetic Engineering & Society Center at North Carolina State University. In this role Todd travels the world to study biosafety and biosecurity within the do-it-yourself biology...Show More

1:23:43 | Oct 8th, 2018

Host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Gennady Stolyarov II, Chairman of the US Transhumanist Party. In addition to his work work with the Party, Gennady is a published author and composer, and he has contributed articles to the Institute for Ethics and Eme...Show More

19:37 | Aug 2nd, 2018

We're excited to announce that we have partnered with the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation to produce the Rejuvenation Roundup Podcast, hosted by Ryan O'Shea! To celebrate, this special installment of Future Grind features the full first episode of...Show More

48:05 | Jul 28th, 2018

Host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Rob Lee, the CEO & owner of the Pittsburgh Knights. The Knights participate in the growing world of eSports, where competitors battle in virtual environments with very real stakes. These may be video games, but accordi...Show More

48:27 | Jul 15th, 2018

In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Jorgen Pedersen, the Founder and CEO of RE2 Robotics! RE2 has developed what are perhaps the most advanced humanlike robotic arms in the world, which are currently used by t...Show More

53:06 | Jul 4th, 2018

In this episode Ryan O’Shea speaks with Britt Wray, a host of the BBC podcast Tomorrow’s World & the author of the book Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction. Her book focuses on the idea of resurrecting extinct anim...Show More

1:06:18 | Jun 19th, 2018

In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Amal Graafstra! Amal was one of the early pioneers of RFID implants, and he created the first implantable NFC tag, the xNT, in 2013. He sells these implants through Dangero...Show More

57:58 | May 13th, 2018

Host Ryan O'Shea talks life extension, CRISPR, DIYbio & more with Oliver Medvedik, co-founder of both the Genspace citizen science laboratory in Brooklyn and the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation. Oliver is a molecular biologist with a Ph.D. at Har...Show More

44:44 | May 4th, 2018

This installment of the Future Grind podcast features host Ryan O'Shea with well known biohacker & transhumanist Rich Lee, who has experimented with implanted headphones & implanted armor, & is known for his work on the aptly named Lovetron9000. Rec...Show More

1:09:20 | Apr 26th, 2018

Host Ryan O’Shea is joined by bestselling author and futurist speaker Nikola Danalov, whose 2017 book Conversations with the Future features highlights from his interviews with some of this field’s most noteworthy individuals, including Ray Kurzweil,...Show More

46:12 | Apr 5th, 2018

In this installment, host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Cosima Herter, the science consultant for the critically acclaimed television series Orphan Black. They discuss topics of emerging science and technology, including cloning, cybernetic enhancement, li...Show More

50:16 | Mar 31st, 2018

Host Ryan O’Shea is joined by Michael Laufer, a mathematician & university professor who has turned his attention to do-it-yourself pharmaceuticals. He is the chief spokesperson for the Four Thieves Vinegar Collective, & he received a lot of media at...Show More

38:37 | Mar 7th, 2018

In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea is joined by anarcho-transhumanist William Gillis. William currently serves as Coordinating Director of the Center for a Stateless Society and an editor of “Anarcho-Transhuman - A Jour...Show More

40:20 | Mar 2nd, 2018

In this installment, host Ryan O’Shea discusses the future of wearable tech, smart apparel, & internet of things technology with Ben Cooper, the Founder & Managing Director of IoClothes! Ben has also served the Lead Footwear Project Engineer for the ...Show More

51:24 | Feb 15th, 2018

In this installment of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Ascendance Biomedical CEO Aaron Traywick. Aaron is a controversial figure that seeks to democratize access to unregulated, experimental, and potentially dangerous medical t...Show More

34:51 | Jan 31st, 2018

In this episode of Future Grind, host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Justin Atkin of The Thought Emporium, a popular YouTube channel that shares videos exploring scientific concepts and cutting edge research on everything from nanotechnology to genetics & c...Show More

54:04 | Jan 17th, 2018

In this episode Ryan O’Shea speaks with Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow. Meow - and yes, that’s his real name - was crowned a “True Leaders Game Changer” by the Australian Financial Review for his efforts to democratize science and technology. These ...Show More

44:07 | Jan 10th, 2018

In this episode Ryan O'Shea speaks with biohacking pioneer Lepht Anonym. Lepht has been featured by WIRED and the BBC and is most well known for a 2010 talk titled "Cybernetics for the Masses" that it gave in at the 27th Chaos Communication Congress ...Show More

28:04 | Dec 27th, 2017

In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O'Shea speaks with BDYHAX co-founder Trevor Goodman. BDYHAX, also known as BodyHacking Con, is an annual conference focused on human enhancement, transhumanism, and biohacking. This conference br...Show More

1:00:26 | Nov 24th, 2017

In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O'Shea sits down with Kevin Warwick, the researcher blurring the line between academia and biohacking. He is perhaps best known for his BrainGate experiments, a technology which could lead to bra...Show More

48:01 | Nov 8th, 2017

In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O'Shea sits down with television host and science communicator James Young to discuss his participation in the Phantom Limb project - a journey which was featured in the BBC documentary "Bodyhack...Show More

1:05:17 | Oct 15th, 2017

This special episode of the Future Grind podcast features an interview with Future Grind host Ryan O'Shea recorded for the Dangerous Minds podcast. They asked Ryan about his role with Grindhouse Wetware, the philosophical questions surrounding consci...Show More

44:47 | Sep 30th, 2017

In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O'Shea interviews bioethicist and journalist Alex Pearlman about the ethics of experimentation, the future of gene editing technology (including CRISPR/Cas9), inclusivity in futurism, and more. ...Show More

34:14 | Jan 6th, 2017

In this episode of the Future Grind podcast, host Ryan O'Shea interviews well known author and entrepreneur Rohit Bhargava about his strategies for curating trends and predicting the future. Rohit is also a professor at Georgetown University, and is ...Show More

41:27 | Oct 11th, 2016

In this episode of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O'Shea explores the popular and controversial use of sensory deprivation, floating, and isolation tanks at Levity in Pittsburgh. Does this practice really emulate psychedelic experience, relieve c...Show More

43:13 | Jan 18th, 2016

Ryan O'Shea sits down with US Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan of the Transhumanist Party, a controversial atheist politician aiming to achieve immortality by putting health, science, and technology at the forefront of American politics. Zoltan i...Show More

42:27 | Aug 1st, 2015

In this episode of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O'Shea discusses the future of business with writer B.J. Murphy, an experienced futurist working with the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Serious Wonder, Planetary Resources, & mor...Show More

39:17 | Aug 1st, 2015

Ryan O'Shea travels to Washington D.C. to talk space exploration, Mars colonization, and space travel for the masses with space entrepreneur and founder of TRED Laboratories, Christopher Jannette. Jannette spent years in the U.S. Air Force and witnes...Show More

44:54 | Jul 15th, 2015

Tim Cannon, the Founder and CIO of biotechnology startup Grindhouse Wetware, chats biohacking, transhumism, and the future of humanity with host Ryan O'Shea. Grindhouse creates affordable open source technology that augments human capabilities, leadi...Show More