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Explore the world's biggest ideas and the crazy people that believe they can make them happen. Are you ready for self-driving cars, jetpacks, 3D printed food, or a trip to Mars? Moonshot talks to the people who are at the forefront of all this rapid ...Show More

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🎧 Soundtracking The Internet with Oscar Höglund, CEO of Epidemic Sound

1:01:05 | Mar 24th

Sweden has become a powerhouse in digital music, and one of the companies leading the charge is Epidemic Sound. The company has quickly become the go-to source for creators looking to find music, with many YouTubers turning to their service to avoid ...Show More

Introducing Building A Unicorn

02:53 | Mar 17th

90 per cent of startups fail, but what does it take to build a business that succeeds? That defies all expectations? That could one-day become a unicorn? Hosted by Kristofor Lawson this series dives into the heart of entrepreneurship, bringing you in...Show More

Drone Delivery

24:22 | Feb 24th

Tech companies have been promising the idea of drone delivery for several years now - but where is the technology at and how are they dealing with some of the potential problems?

Cloning

34:26 | Feb 11th

Cloning has long been a fixture in sci-fi films but there's a real industry that's been developing over the past 20 years with many people now choosing to clone their prized animals. So what actually happens in the cloning process and does the rise o...Show More

Amazon Go and The Future of Retail

27:04 | Feb 3rd

As more and more shopping moves to digital platforms, does the traditional retail store have a place? And why is online retailer Amazon making moves into the physical retail space.

Moving to Mars (Part 2)

27:00 | Dec 23rd, 2018

Assuming the plans to send people to Mars actually happen and we do make it to the red planet, what will life be like for those first explorers? Our sponsors for this episode: ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. ...Show More

Moving to Mars (Part 1)

28:54 | Dec 16th, 2018

There's an increasing focus on sending humans to Mars, both from private companies and from government agencies such as NASA. But how do we get to Mars, will we survive the journey, and what will life be like when we get there? Our sponsors for t...Show More

Hyperloop

32:05 | Dec 7th, 2018

It's a bird, it's a plane.... no it's another brainchild of billionaire ideas man Elon Musk. But just what is the hyperloop and how close are we to seeing a hyperloop system realised? Featured in this episode:Gabriele Semino - Project Lead, Warr ...Show More

Universal Basic Income

31:45 | Nov 28th, 2018

Universal Basic Income is an idea that many people have thought about for centuries, but are we any closer to seeing people receive a base level of financial support? Our sponsors for this episode: ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot f...Show More

Self-Driving Cars: Building An Autonomous Vehicle (Part 2)

29:57 | Nov 21st, 2018

Uber was the first company to ever experience a fatal accident with a self-driving car, and in just a few years autonomous vehicles will start flooding the market. So what went wrong with Uber's driverless car, and how do companies rebuild trust with...Show More

Self-Driving Cars: Building An Autonomous Vehicle (Part 1)

24:52 | Nov 14th, 2018

Most cars these days have some level of automation such as cruise control or lane guidance, but as technology advances the experience of owning a car and even driving one is about to change drastically. In just a few years autonomous vehicles will st...Show More

Designing A Driverless City

25:49 | Nov 2nd, 2018

We know self-driving cars are coming - everyone is talking about them. But what impact will these autonomous vehicles have on our cities and how will they integrate with our existing city space? (This episode was first broadcast in November 2017). ...Show More

Quantum Leap: How Quantum Computers Could Solve The World's Biggest Problems

29:47 | Oct 25th, 2018

From weather forecasting to artificial intelligence, chemical engineering, and drug design, quantum computers have the potential to completely change the way we think about solving complex problems. But how far away are we from seeing quantum compute...Show More

The Star Wars Hologram

22:05 | Oct 19th, 2018

The idea of having holograms has captured the attention of generations of people through sci-fi films, and this week on Moonshot we are diving into the people who are right now working to make hologram displays a reality. Featured in this episode...Show More

Will Supersonic Travel Ever Make A Comeback?

29:33 | Oct 11th, 2018

The Concorde was one of the most beautiful aircraft ever created and it really set the bar for supersonic transport. However since the Concorde was retired in 2003 - the world hasn't seen another supersonic transport aircraft. So this week on Moonsho...Show More

Augmenting Reality: How AR and VR Are Changing The Future of Entertainment

28:05 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Pokemon Go brought Augmented Reality to the public on an unprecedented scale, becoming many people’s first experience using the technology. But while most people have moved on from playing Pokemon Go, there is still plenty of development happening in...Show More

Using Animals to Design Better Robots

24:46 | Sep 26th, 2018

For years, scientists have been studying animals and their behaviours. We’ve tracked animals using cameras, GPS and radio sensors. But as the age of technology progresses, scientists have found a much better way to interact with and learn from the an...Show More

Cleaning Up Space

21:55 | Sep 19th, 2018

Ever since humans started sending satellites into space we've always neglected one very big issue - what happens when these man-made objects reach the end of their useful life? Some of the satellites will fall out of orbit, but many have remained in ...Show More

Moonshot - A New Season

01:20 | Sep 12th, 2018

Moonshot is exploring the world's biggest ideas and the people making them happen. Make sure you're subscribed to get the latest updates from Season Two, publishing weekly on Wednesday's.

Can AI be used to detect cancer?

23:03 | Sep 12th, 2018

This year 1.7 million cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, and for around 600,000 people, that will be a death sentence. But as technology improves companies are turning their artificial intelligence networks towards cancer detecti...Show More

Let's Mine an Asteroid!

28:13 | Sep 5th, 2018

Years ago, people believed space travel was impossible. But now that we’ve ‘been there, done that’, the next crazy idea is mining space for the resources that will save Earth’s ecosystem, our global economies, and enable our species to keep growing. ...Show More

The Age of the Robot (Rebroadcast)

24:42 | Aug 24th, 2018

There's no more visible display of artificial intelligence than in the field of robotics. But when will we all have our own robots? In this episode of Moonshot we meet people who are actively building robots that are set to change our future. (This e...Show More

The Future of Personal Flight (Rebroadcast)

29:11 | Aug 17th, 2018

For more than a century, people have been dreaming of one day being able to build a personal flying machine. In this episode of Moonshot we meet people working on flying vehicles and jetpacks to see where the technology is headed and when we might be...Show More

Hacking Humans (Rebroadcast)

28:13 | Aug 8th, 2018

What would be possible if the human body was integrated with technology? In this episode of Moonshot we meet the people who are actively trying to augment the human body and improve our own abilities. Featured in this episode:Bryan Johnson - KernelM...Show More

Designing safer robots with Rosanna Myers

35:00 | Jul 26th, 2018

One of the topics that always comes up when looking at robots is what will actually happen to humans…. Will robots just take all our jobs? Also how can we create systems that allows humans to work in tandem with robots? In this episode of Moonshot re...Show More

Inside Careem - The Uber of the Middle East

32:49 | Jul 11th, 2018

Ride-hailing services have received a lot of attention in recent years as they disrupt traditional transport industries. Uber might be the most well known of these companies, but there are many other startups that are competing in the ride-hailing sp...Show More

Last mile transportation with Boosted CEO Jeff Russakow

30:04 | Jun 26th, 2018

As cities expand and more people are encouraged to use public transport, there's an increasing need for technology that can help people travel the 'last mile' to their destination. One of the companies that is really defining this category is Boosted...Show More

Square Roots and the Future of Farming with Tobias Peggs

25:44 | Jun 13th, 2018

The global population is predicted to grow to more than nine billion people by 2050, and with all those extra people will come a need to find more sustainable ways of producing our foods. Square Roots was founded by Tobias Peggs and Kimbal Musk in 20...Show More

Creating Electronic Skin

26:48 | May 28th, 2018

Wearables are a huge market in technology. People are buying all kinds of devices to measure their steps, track their location, or even keep tabs on their heart rate. But what if these wearables could be made smaller and attached to the body with a p...Show More

The Future of Meat

24:10 | May 15th, 2018

The world is on the brink of a global food crisis due to an increasing population and climate change. So how will we combat these issues to make sure every person has access to the calories they require? Would you be willing to swap your regular stea...Show More

Print Your Own Food

30:26 | May 1st, 2018

3D printing has taken the world by storm - we can print everything from the tiniest parts for a model robot, to jet engines, and even entire buildings. But one of the biggest revolutions in 3D printing is only just starting to take shape, and that’s ...Show More

Rocket Lab with Peter Beck

19:29 | Apr 16th, 2018

There are many startups building technology for the small satellite market, but there actually aren't many places where you can launch them. In this episode we meet Peter Beck, the Founder and CEO of Rocket Lab - a company building launch vehicles (i...Show More

Building on Blockchain

32:58 | Apr 2nd, 2018

The technology behind cryptocurrencies, blockchain, is proving to be a revolutionary technology for many industries. From cryptokitties, to the stock market, and even digital music rights, there are decentralised applications being built that have th...Show More

Digital Gold - Part 2

25:05 | Mar 19th, 2018

Continuing our look at digital gold we ask how you actually create a cryptocurrency? To answer that question we speak with Jackson Palmer, the founder of Dogecoin - a cryptocurrency that was meant to be a joke but started 2018 with a market cap of al...Show More

Digital Gold - Part 1

40:16 | Mar 6th, 2018

In recent months there's been an awful lot of hype surrounding the cryptocurrency market with currencies like Bitcoin reaching record highs. However almost as quickly as the price goes up, the price comes back down with many investors wondering wheth...Show More

New Space: The Nanosat Fleet

28:04 | Feb 19th, 2018

Satellites have changed the way people live and communicate - we use them for everything from accessing the internet, to television, and even GPS. While traditional satellites are big and expensive, there are many new companies embracing the small sa...Show More

New Space: Small Rockets

29:44 | Feb 5th, 2018

A wave of investment and interest in space has inspired a new breed of entrepreneurs across the globe to find ways to do space on the cheap. We chat with Adam Gilmour, the CEO of Gilmour Space Technologies, a company trying to get in on the space rac...Show More

Designing a Driverless City

29:50 | Dec 21st, 2017

We know self-driving cars are coming - everyone is talking about them. But what impact will these autonomous vehicles have on our cities and how will they integrate with our existing city space? Check out our sponsors for this episode: Valt / Time...Show More

Changing the Future at Web Summit

32:05 | Nov 23rd, 2017

There is nothing more inspiring than being in the room with entrepreneurs and innovators who are actively changing the future. In this episode of Moonshot we take you to Web Summit in Portugal - a gathering of 60,000 of the brightest minds in tech wh...Show More

The XPrize with Marcus Shingles

34:25 | Nov 13th, 2017

Often moonshot ideas are pursued by large companies with lots of money but how can tools like AI be used to democratise the problem solving process? Marcus Shingles is the CEO of XPrize - a global competition encouraging anyone with a creative mind t...Show More

Electric Dreams

38:20 | Nov 5th, 2017

The world is slowly moving towards one powered by renewable energy. Currently renewable energy largely means hydro, wind, solar, or geothermal, but what forms of clean energy will we see in the future? And how will we store that energy for use in ele...Show More

Robot Ethics with Nell Watson

26:26 | Oct 24th, 2017

Artificial Intelligence systems are becoming increasingly prominent in our society. They power everything from robots, to self driving cars, and even many websites. But how do humans make sure we stay in control of these robotic systems? In this epis...Show More

The Age of the Robot

29:39 | Oct 17th, 2017

There's no more visible display of artificial intelligence than in the field of robotics. But when will we all have our own robots? In this episode of Moonshot we meet people who are actively building robots that are set to change our future. LISTEN...Show More

#7 - Flying into the Future with François Chopard

18:51 | Sep 13th, 2017

François Chopard is the CEO and founder of Starburst Ventures - a French aerospace accelerator that is investing in new technologies that are about to change our skies and make space more accessible.

#6 - The Future of Personal Flight

32:31 | Sep 6th, 2017

For more than a century, people have been dreaming of one day being able to build a personal flying machine. In this episode of Moonshot we meet people working on flying vehicles and jetpacks to see where the technology is headed and when we might be...Show More

#5 - Investing in the Future with Kevin Rose

25:38 | Aug 9th, 2017

What new products and technologies are going to take off? And which ideas are worth investing in? Kevin Rose is a serial entrepreneur and currently an investor with True Ventures. Kevin was an early investor in Twitter and Foursquare, and previously ...Show More

#4 - Hacking the Brain with Bryan Johnson

25:12 | Aug 2nd, 2017

What does it mean to be human? And what would be possible if you had technology hardwired into your mind? Bryan Johnson is the founder and CEO of Kernel - a company building chips to implant in your brain to fix problems and improve human potential. ...Show More

BONUS: Moonquakes

07:35 | Jul 25th, 2017

Moon Ribas is a Cyborg Artist and Co-Founder of Cyborg Foundation. In this special bonus episode we speak with Moon about her plan to get an implant to feel the seismic vibrations of the Moon.

#3 - Hacking Humans

26:32 | Jul 19th, 2017

What would be possible if the human body was integrated with technology? In this episode of Moonshot we meet the people who are actively trying to augment the human body and improve our own abilities. Featured in this episode: Bryan Johnson - Kernel...Show More

Building Trello with Michael Pryor (EXTRA)

16:50 | Jun 14th, 2017

Entrepreneur Michael Pryor shares the story behind Trello - the visual productivity app that's changing the way people organise their businesses and their lives. Moonshot is a podcast that explores the biggest technology ideas and the crazy people t...Show More

#2 - AI: The Rise of Intelligent Machines

25:00 | May 31st, 2017

This week on Moonshot: Researchers have spent decades trying to build machines that have the ability to think and reason like humans. But how close are we from reaching the point of Artificial General Intelligence?  You can find Liza Daly's article ...Show More

#1 - THE RACE TO MARS!

17:15 | Mar 22nd, 2017

This week on Moonshot: If you're a billionaire with lots of money there's no better way to spend that cash then to try and send other humans to Mars. But is Mars space travel really something that could be a reality in less than a decade? Moonshot ex...Show More

#0 - IGNITION! (A Moonshot Preview)

04:27 | Aug 9th, 2016

Welcome to Moonshot - A new podcast where we unearth the seemingly impossible ideas and the crazy people that believe they can make them happen. Think everything from self-driving cars, to going to Mars, and all the technology and startup ideas in-be...Show More