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The Morgan Stanley Ideas Podcast brings you revealing stories about the world of business, finance, technology, and beyond. Each of our episodes tackles an intriguing question (why do so many pro athletes go broke?) or a persistent problem in the business world (can gender diversity carry a bottom-line value?) and introduces us to people working in sometimes surprising corners in the realm of capital. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, members SIPC.

The Morgan Stanley Ideas Podcast brings you revealing stories about the world of business, finance, technology, and beyond. Each of our episodes tackles an intriguing question (why do so many pro athletes go broke?) or a persistent problem in the business world (can gender diversity carry a bottom-line value?) and introduces us to people working in sometimes surprising corners in the realm of capital. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, members SIPC.
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The Morgan Stanley Ideas Podcast brings you revealing stories about the world of business, finance, technology, and beyond. Each of our episodes tackles an intriguing question (why do so many pro athletes go broke?) or a persistent problem in the business world (can gender diversity carry a bottom-line value?) and introduces us to people working in sometimes surprising corners in the realm of capital. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, members SIPC.

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Episodes

Fishing for Data in a Sea of Stars

7/12/2019
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. In 1969, Neil Armstrong’s first steps inspired advancements that led to everything from modern kitchen appliances to the Internet. But 50 years later, space exploration isn’t limited to government-funded missions, launches, and astronauts. Now, private companies are leading today’s “space race” and will help us enter a new era of growth—with satellites. In our season finale, we look toward the stars to see how the satellites...

Duration:00:23:15

Shopping for the Future

6/26/2019
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The summer bestseller you read on the way to work, a flower delivery for your sister’s birthday, dinner made fresh from your weekly meal kit— today you can have every part of your day ordered online and delivered to you without ever leaving your home. But what about your favorite shop around the corner or even the malls of your childhood? With the growing convenience and efficiency of online shopping come questions about the future of traditional retail. Are brick-and-mortar stores fated to...

Duration:00:27:56

"Thoughts on the Market" Preview - Mike Wilson: 3 Summer Surprises Investors Could Be Missing

6/20/2019
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On this preview episode of the new Morgan Stanley podcast "Thoughts on the Market", Chief Investment Officer Mike Wilson says markets are typically savvy on how and when to price news events. But are markets overlooking some potential bad news?

Duration:00:03:39

Living Together, Separately

6/5/2019
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In the future, we’ll all still need a place to live. But as rents continue to rise and the housing market changes, we might need to adjust our vision of home. Instead of living in a tiny, expensive apartment or funneling our savings into a down payment for a single-family home, we might choose to live together for the sake of space, money, and, above all else, community. This type of housing model, known as co-living, has existed throughout history, but new iterations of co-living are...

Duration:00:23:52

Inventing Flavors: A Taste of the Future

5/14/2019
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Have you ever tasted a habanada pepper? An upstate abundance potato? A Robin’s Koginut squash? These new vegetable breeds, all created by Row Seven Seed Company, are bursting with new flavors that come straight from the earth. But what about those wasabi seaweed snacks? Or something like beer chips? Or crazy ice cream flavors that seem to come from natural sources but are most-likely made in a lab? The flavor industry is worth billions of dollars, but with new technology, our changing...

Duration:00:23:55

Potatoes into Polymers

4/22/2019
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As you walk down the street, sit in your office, or even make yourself a cup of coffee, take a look around and consider what everything is made of. ​More often than not, the answer will be: plastic. Our world is made of plastic. It’s one of the most affordable, versatile and indestructible materials we have. But the very properties that make plastic perfect for so much have also made it problematic. Most of that plastic is still here, and it will be for hundreds of years. But in the future,...

Duration:00:22:24

Darting into the Future

4/8/2019
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You many have imagined a future of transit where we all blast off to work strapped into personal jetpacks or shuttle our kids to and from school in flying cars. But the future is now, and the innovative transportation systems of today are surprising in their own right. The best among them are reimagining infrastructure design and project funding to get people moving across town and around the globe. In this second episode of the new season of the Ideas podcast, we head to a place where the...

Duration:00:23:40

No Cash On Hand

3/18/2019
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Rummaging through your pockets in search of change and crumpled bills to pay for your morning coffee may still feel routine, but in some parts of the world, this familiar scene is just a memory. The cashless economy is already starting to take shape, and as we continue to create innovative ways to exchange money without pulling out our wallets, cash might become a thing of the past. And while some countries struggle with questions of fairness and inclusivity as governments and businesses...

Duration:00:20:39

Coming Soon: Season 4, Where the Future is Now

3/1/2019
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Ever wonder what your life might be like 5, 10, 20 years from now? This season, we’re taking you around the globe -- everywhere from Tanzania to Sweden to Japan -- to catch a glimpse of what the future might hold. Because the future ​is ​happening somewhere. It’s just a matter of knowing where to find it. New season starts the first week of March.

Duration:00:02:18

Climate Change and ESG Research

9/26/2018
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Season four of the Ideas Podcast will be starting soon, but in the meantime, we’re kicking things off with a bonus episode in honor of Climate Week NYC: an annual summit where scientists, government officials, and CEOs come together to showcase innovations, programs, and policies that are leading the fight against climate change. But for many key players in today’s financial world, the future of climate action isn’t relegated to one week. At Morgan Stanley, there is a whole team of...

Duration:00:11:22

You Can Play Video Games for a Living?

7/13/2018
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The word “sports” may conjure images of athletes barreling down a football field or burying a three-pointer, but the latest stadium-rousing athletes rarely if ever have to leave their chairs. Welcome to the world of professional video-gaming, or eSports. Around the world, eSports is looking more and more like any big-league sport, complete with sponsorships, merchandising, and arenas full of fans. And now, eSports is on track to become a multibillion-dollar industry. In this episode of the...

Duration:00:18:07

What Does It Mean to Retire Now?

6/29/2018
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After long careers and years of saving, many of today’s retirees have decided not to set sail on an exotic cruise or spend their days on the golf course. They’re changing what it means to retire by re-entering the workforce—and creating an entirely new market in the process. In this episode of the Ideas podcast, we look at the tech startups, nonprofits, and even the baby boomers themselves who are shaping the newly retired market. Steve Records, the Vice President of Field Operations at...

Duration:00:16:12

When Baseball’s Free Agents Struck Out

6/22/2018
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For the past 40 years, Major League Baseball’s off-season has been dominated by a frenzied bidding war to sign available free agents. But this year, everything changed—the free-agent market froze. For months, almost none of the 200 free agents were signed. So what happened? And what does the market shift mean for the future of America’s pastime? This season on the Ideas Podcast, we’ve been exploring unexpected markets. In this episode, we’ll look at what happens when a seemingly healthy...

Duration:00:18:39

What Do Banks, VR, and the Mars Rover Have in Common?

6/15/2018
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Virtual reality is popping up in almost every industry, doing things that were once unimaginable. How did it grow from the stuff of Sci-Fi into a real world revolution? As with so many things, it began with a language. In this episode of the Ideas podcast, we explore the virtual future by looking at one of the earliest VR worlds. Bryan Carter, a professor at the University of Arizona, guides us on a tour of Virtual Harlem, an early VR world that allowed his students to walk the streets of...

Duration:00:15:00

Distraction, Tech’s Frankenstein Moment?

6/8/2018
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Tech promised us more productivity and better lives via perpetual connectivity. Now, it seems impossible to stop looking at our screens. Can we disrupt distraction? In this episode of the Ideas podcast, we’re diving deep into the solutions-to-digital-distraction market. We talk to Suze Yalof-Schwartz, the founder of Unplug, a meditation app that helps people, well, unplug from technology by plugging in. Manoush Zomorodi, a technology journalist, shows us that the way we interact with our...

Duration:00:15:51

Can You Buy a Bagel With It?

5/31/2018
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As our lives become more digital, our money is becoming increasingly digital too. There are more than a thousand cryptocurrencies floating around and new ones seem to launch every day. But is this new form of money, one that only exists online, even a currency? What exactly gives cryptocurrencies value? In this episode of the Ideas podcast, we head to the Berkshires to see what a local currency, the BerkShare, can teach us about the value of alternative currencies. We speak with the...

Duration:00:19:53

Coming Soon: Season 3, Unexpected Markets

5/25/2018
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Get ready, the new season of the Morgan Stanley Ideas Podcast is almost here! This time around we’re making sense of a slew of surprising markets: cryptocurrency, virtual reality, baseball free agency, and many more. New episodes start in June!

Duration:00:02:03

What is the Value of Art? | Michelangelo at The Met

1/29/2018
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On this special episode of the podcast we visit an exciting new exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Along the way we talk with Art Historian Diana Gisolfi of the Pratt Institute, and with Morgan Stanley’s Ferdousi Islam, an employee guide for company clients and employees at the exhibition, to look at the value of art in all its aspects, not only the monetary. Eight years in the making, Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer is sponsored by Morgan Stanley and open to the...

Duration:00:13:55

Will Electric Cars Take Us Back to the Future?

12/1/2017
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A rapid shift in the auto industry is coming. Electric vehicles, the long-anticipated cars of the future, are poised to dominate global markets in the next few decades. What impact will they have on how we live our lives? In this episode of the Ideas podcast, we wonder what an electric-car-powered future will look like. Will the internal combustion vehicle go the way of the horse and buggy? Will it mean the revival of the drive-in theater? Or the drive-in home? We speak with urban designer...

Duration:00:14:46

Are You Ready for Your Digital Afterlife?

11/13/2017
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We know to make sure our heirs can access our online bank accounts, but what about the rest of our digital selves? As more and more meaningful parts of our lives enter the virtual world, how do we value the assets we leave behind online? What are they worth and to whom? In this episode of the Ideas podcast, we wonder: What’s a good way to pass on 10,000 photos from all those family vacations? Does a viral social media account have real-world value after you die? Could our endless streams of...

Duration:00:18:30