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Zombies, Traditional Publishing, and Indie Publishing - Creative Futurism

Just after the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead, we had zombies on our mind (and spoilers!) Kevin discusses his brand new novel in his series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. and transitioning those books from a traditional publishing house to his own new-model indie press, a path that many authors are being forced to follow. Relevant links: Join the Wordfire Readers Group Buy Kevin’s latest book “Tastes Like Chicken” Pre-order John’s book “Breaking Digital Gridlock” Transcript: John:...

Duration: 00:37:56

Free Cookies and our Increasingly Digital Lives - Creative Futurism

In this episode, John and Kevin traverse the breakneck changes of the digital landscape and how they are affecting our society. Join us to explore the future of digital identity far beyond the dreaded password, the growing polarization of our news consumption, and learn about the Squatty Potty that stalked John through the entire internet. Relevant links: Join the Wordfire Readers Group Pre-buy John's book "Breaking Digital Gridlock" Buy Kevin's latest book "Tastes Like Chicken"

Duration: 00:34:22

Immortality and Superpowers: All about Avatars - Creative Futurism

Doctor Harry Kloor from the XPRIZE Foundation talks with Kevin and John about the new Avatar XPRIZE to develop augmented separate avatars, remote bodies that allow humans to do remarkable things, like surgeons operating on patients through telepresence, exploring hostile environments, and extending the human body.

Duration: 00:41:30

Inspiring the next generation to the stars - Creative Futurism

Lance Bush, President of the Challenger Learning Centers for Space Science Education talks about his mission to interest kids in pursuing careers in science and engineering, how to motivate the next generation to truly look to the future. “The first person who will walk on Mars is alive today and in a classroom somewhere.” For more information about Challenger Learning Centers, or to donate, visit Full Transcription: Kevin: Welcome to Creative Futurism podcast. I’m Kevin...

Duration: 00:42:57

AI: The Disruptor of the White Collar Workforce - Creative Futurism

John and Kevin sit down with futurist Brett King, author of 'Breaking Banks' and new title 'Augmented', for a conversation about how the next wave of AI and automation will vastly alter the white collar work force. What will 'work' look like in age of AI? Is Universal Basic Income the model that will allow for society's smooth transition to this new world? Dive into the conversation and find out. For more about Brett's books, podcast, and speaking engagements, visit

Duration: 00:52:40

Force fields, Ray Guns, and Science Fiction Weapons - Creative Futurism

Retired Air Force Colonel Doug Beason, former head of Air Force Space Command and member of the President’s Science Council—as well as bestselling thriller and science fiction writer—discusses new advances in physics, active-denial microwaves, and weapons concepts you’ve only seen in science fiction, including the possible sonic weapons that may have been used recently at the American embassy in Cuba. Transcription: Kevin: Welcome to the Creative Futurism podcast. This is Kevin J....

Duration: 00:43:49

Karma as Capital: The Future of Payments - Creative Futurism

In this episode John and Kevin speak with payments expert Chuck Davidson, head of customer engagement at Card Free, about the future of digital consumer relationships and 'internet of character'. John: Welcome everybody to this episode of Creative Futurism. My name’s John Best. Kevin: And this is Kevin J. Anderson. John: And today we have-and by the way, you’ve had all these amazing guests, so it’s my turn to bring someone amazing. And I’m excited for you to meet- Kevin: -It’s about time...

Duration: 00:55:59

Industrial revolution in reading - Creative Futurism

“Mark Lefebvre, director of author relations for Kobo, one of the largest eBook readers and distributors, talks about the dramatic shift in reading, publishing, and bookselling with the advent of electronic books and eReaders like Kobo. It’s the equivalent of the Industrial Revolution in reading.” For a full transcription click here

Duration: 01:12:12

Drummer for legendary rock group Jethro Tull—Doane Perry Full Transcription - Creative Futurism

How music has changed from when Doane Perry started with Jethro Tull to today. John Best, Kevin J. Anderson, Doane Perry Kevin: Welcome to the Creative Futurism podcast, bringing together the worlds of business, technology, and creativity. This is Kevin J. Anderson. John: And this is John Best. You’ll look at the world and the future in a whole new way. Kevin: Welcome to the very first episode of the Creative Futurism podcast. I am here with my co-host John Best from Best Innovation Group....

Duration: 01:21:55