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Unearth seemingly impossible ideas and the crazy people that believe they can make them happen. These are ideas like self-driving cars and going to Mars, that are about to change the future as we know it. Moonshot is hosted by Kristofor Lawson and Andrew Moon. You can follow them on Twitter: @kristoforlawson and @moonytweets.

Unearth seemingly impossible ideas and the crazy people that believe they can make them happen. These are ideas like self-driving cars and going to Mars, that are about to change the future as we know it. Moonshot is hosted by Kristofor Lawson and Andrew Moon. You can follow them on Twitter: @kristoforlawson and @moonytweets.
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Unearth seemingly impossible ideas and the crazy people that believe they can make them happen. These are ideas like self-driving cars and going to Mars, that are about to change the future as we know it. Moonshot is hosted by Kristofor Lawson and Andrew Moon. You can follow them on Twitter: @kristoforlawson and @moonytweets.

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English


Episodes

🧬 Finding The Next Einstein with Daniel Gross, Founder of Pioneer

5/10/2019
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When you think about the individuals who really shaped humanity over the past few centuries - your mind probably wanders to people like Albert Einstein, Picasso, Henry Ford, or Steve Jobs. These are the people who dared to dream about the future, to create masterpieces of art, or to invent new technologies. But what makes someone successful? Is it just that they had great talent or is it partly the circumstances of their life? Pioneer is on a mission to help discover people with the...

Duration:00:59:12

🛰When Space Companies Go Rogue

4/19/2019
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In January 2018 four small satellites made their way into orbit. The problem - the company behind them ignored an FCC ruling and launched the satellites without permission. So what happens when companies and countries decide to ignore the rules of space, and who is actually responsible for keeping them in line?

Duration:00:27:02

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

3/24/2019
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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 the hassle of licensing. In this episode, CEO and Co-Founder Oscar Höglund shares the story of Epidemic Sound and their goal for creating a soundtrack for the internet era. Subscribe to Building A Unicorn in your favourite podcast app: Listen...

Duration:01:04:25

Introducing Building A Unicorn 🦄

3/17/2019
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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-depth interviews with some of the world's greatest business minds. Everyone in this series is a founder, there from the start when their idea was written on the back of a napkin and are now at the helm of a global company. Building A Unicorn is...

Duration:00:02:52

Drone Delivery 📦

2/24/2019
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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?

Duration:00:27:29

💂🏻‍♀️💂🏻‍♀️Cloning 💂🏻‍♀️💂🏻‍♀️💂🏻‍♀️

2/11/2019
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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 of animal cloning mean we're just one step away from cloning humans? Twenty Thousand Hertz: Make sure you check out the amazing Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast which explores some of the world's most recognisable sounds. Just search for Twenty...

Duration:00:37:42

🛒Amazon Go and The Future of Retail

2/3/2019
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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.

Duration:00:30:27

Moving to Mars (Part 2)

12/23/2018
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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. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring Vector home by going to anki.com/vector. Mova: Mova make incredible globes that rotate and they're powered by light. To...

Duration:00:31:55

Moving to Mars (Part 1)

12/16/2018
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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 this episode: ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring Vector home by going to...

Duration:00:34:01

Hyperloop

12/7/2018
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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: Warr HyperloopSebastien GendronTranspodVirgin Hyperloop OneVirgin Hyperloop One Our sponsors for this episode: ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality....

Duration:00:36:40

Universal Basic Income

11/28/2018
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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 from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring Vector home by going to anki.com/vector. Mova: Mova make incredible globes that rotate and they're...

Duration:00:36:26

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

11/21/2018
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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 the public? Our sponsors for this episode: ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring...

Duration:00:34:49

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

11/14/2018
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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 start flooding the market and it's just a matter of time before we don't need to drive at all. But how did we get to this point and when will the transition happen? Dean and Todd's 'No Hands Across America' blog:...

Duration:00:24:52

Designing A Driverless City

11/2/2018
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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). Our sponsors for this episode: ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find out how you can bring Vector home by going...

Duration:00:25:49

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

10/25/2018
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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 computers used to tackle the world’s biggest problems? Our sponsors for this episode: ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of...

Duration:00:29:47

The Star Wars Hologram

10/19/2018
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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: BOP IndustriesBrigham Young University Our sponsors for this episode: ANKI: Vector is a super advanced little robot from the team at ANKI. He packs a huge amount of tech into a really tiny body and comes with an awful lot of personality. Find...

Duration:00:22:05

Will Supersonic Travel Ever Make A Comeback?

10/11/2018
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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 Moonshot we’re going supersonic… diving into the new wave of companies who are trying to bring the idea of a supersonic passenger aircraft back from the dead. Our guests in this episode: NASASmithsonian National Air & Space MuseumBlake Scholl Boom...

Duration:00:29:33

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

10/3/2018
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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 the AR space. So how is AR going to make the leap into everyday life, and what will that future look like? Featured in this episode: PhoriaTed SchilowitzParamount PicturesGreg SullivanMicrosoft Our sponsors for this episode: GLIDR: GLIDR is...

Duration:00:28:05

Using Animals to Design Better Robots

9/26/2018
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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 animal kingdom... using robots. Our sponsors for this episode: GLIDR: GLIDR is a product discovery and validation platform built to help your team develop a shared understanding of customer needs, prioritise what to build, and figure out the...

Duration:00:28:42

Cleaning Up Space

9/19/2018
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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 space for decades with no clear strategy of what to do with them. But as humans look to explore commercial space flight and populate other planets there's a growing concern that all of this space junk could pose a very real threat to our future...

Duration:00:25:30