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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

🍔 Print Your Own Meal

6/7/2019
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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 the idea of having 3D printed food. (First Broadcast May 1st, 2018)

Duration:00:33:18

🧨 Handling Explosive Growth with Lucy Liu, Co-Founder of Airwallex

5/24/2019
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We live in a global market. It’s no longer good enough for startups to just focus on their local consumers - we have to think globally if we ever want to hit our market potential. And in the process of thinking global you might find yourself needing to send payments around the world. But for a long time those payments might have been made through bank transfer, or even cheque. The problem with these systems is the fees. But there are companies out there trying to solve this problem, and one...

Duration:01:13:38

🐄 Tastes Like Milk: Updating The Future Of Food

5/19/2019
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2019 is quickly becoming the year of plant-based protein with many companies heavily pushing to distribute their alternative products to the mass market. So what is the current state of the plant-based protein market and what does that mean for new startups in the space?

Duration:00:26:05

🧬 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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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).

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?

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

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