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The Disruptors

Matt Ward - Serial Entrepreneur | Angel Investor |

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The Disruptors
The Disruptors

The Disruptors

Matt Ward - Serial Entrepreneur | Angel Investor |

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Long-form TED level conversations with top thinkers, founders and scientists on how advances in biotech & genomics, space travel, IoT, AI and other exponential tech converge to create our collective future and what we can do, from a research and policy perspective to shape the technology, trends and societal norms for a better world. If in-depth, unscripted conversations with the researchers, startups and future thinkers transforming our future in a Tim Ferriss meets Sam Harris, Kara Swisher, a16z and Joe Rogan Experience type no-holds-barred interview show is your cup of tea you’ve come to the right place. Some episodes feature Intelligence Squared esque lively debates and Planet Money like in-depth discussions on health and intermittent fasting, automation and unemployment, healthcare, the economy, etc… while others would fit right in with a Kevin Rose or Jason Calacanis casual fireside chat. We cover EVERYTHING, from artificial intelligence to ethics, economics and politics.

Latest Episodes

152. Bacteria for Breaking Down Plastic, Improved Health and Better Beer, Fighting Farts in the Process | Anne Madden

Anne Madden(@AnneAMadden) is a microbiologist, inventor, science communicator and CSO and founder of Lachancea, an innovative foodtech company focused on the science of microorganisms. Anne's a public speaker (three-time TED/TEDx speaker), frequently consults as an innovation and engagement strategist for various industries and has been mentioned by various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, PBS News Hour, Newsweek, and Scientific American. She's also a brain trust member of the Helena Group Foundation. Her research focuses on understanding microbial communities–in the diverse habitats of food, insects, and built environments–and deciphering the human applications of these microbes and has led to the discovery of a new fungal species, novel antibiotics, patented brewing technology, commercially produced beer, new DNA based methods for detecting arthropod communities, licensed technology for the manufacturing of improved breeds, and a greater understanding of the microbial life around us. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * How microbes will solve humanity's biggest challenges in the 21st-century * What bacteria could do to drastically impact climate change * The issue Anne has with probiotic and biotech marketing * Why the anti-bacterial movement has been so harmful to human health * Why not all germs are good germs * How microbes make the flavors and smells we love * What we can (and can't) do about drug-resistant bacteria, like MERSA * How bioterrorism may evolve and why Anne's not that worried * What Anne thinks about agriculture and possible unintended consequences * The reason we need to bring science to light * How industry can partner better with academia to improve our world * Why nature holds the key to a hundred billion-dollar businesses * Why data privacy's more dangerous than ever * Do we need regulations to protect health data Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support TheDisruptors The Disruptors is supported by the generosity of its readers and listeners. If you find our work valuable, please consider supporting us on Patreon,via Paypal or with DonorBox powered by Stripe. Donate

47 MIN17 hours ago
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152. Bacteria for Breaking Down Plastic, Improved Health and Better Beer, Fighting Farts in the Process | Anne Madden

151. Tackling Climate Change With Economic Incentives and Circular Economics | Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston(@andrewwinston) is the founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, author of The Big Pivot and Green Recovery, and coauthored Green to Gold, the best-selling guide to what works — and what doesn't — when companies go green. He's a globally recognized expert on green business and has appeared in WSJ, Time, BusinessWeek, NYTimes, and CNBC. His clients have included Bank of America, Bayer, HP, Pepsi, Boeing, and IKEA. He's a respected speaker, served as the Director of Corporate Environmental Strategy Project at Yale's renowned School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and has a weekly column for Harvard Business Online. He was recently named a "Planet Defender" by Rock the Earth. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * How to redesign the economy and stock market to incentivize a better future * What are the biggest megatrends affecting our future * Why eating less/...

43 MIN3 days ago
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151. Tackling Climate Change With Economic Incentives and Circular Economics | Andrew Winston

150. Delivery Drones and Our Robot Future | Tessa Lau

Dr. Tessa Lau (@tessalau) is the founder and CEO of Dusty Robotics, a startup whose mission is to address construction industry labor shortages by introducing robotic automation on the jobsite. Prior to Dusty, she was CTO/co-founder at Savioke, where she orchestrated the deployment of 75+ delivery robots into hotels and high-rises and she's spent an impressive career (including 11 years at IBM) focused on automation and giving people superpowers. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * What makes scaling a robot fleet so hard * Why Tessa is a big proponent of universal basic income * How far are we from human-level intelligence * Why we'll have full self-driving in ten years * The risk of building robots that look human * Why construction is prime for disruption * The unique challenges of building a hardware robotics company * What automation will do towards affordable housing * The state of drone delivery and more * Why we're headed towards a future with no privacy * Where to focus on a career for the future * The big problem with robot anthropomorphism Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support TheDisruptors The Disruptors is supported by the generosity of its readers and listeners. If you find our work valuable, please consider supporting us on Patreon,via Paypal or with DonorBox powered by Stripe. Donate

52 MIN1 weeks ago
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150. Delivery Drones and Our Robot Future | Tessa Lau

149. Moving Beyond Meat, Burning Down The Amazon and Business for Good | Paul Shapiro

Paul Shapiro(@paulhshapiro) is the bestselling author of Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World, the CEO and co-founder of The Better Meat Co., a four-time TEDx speaker, the co-host of the Business for Good Podcast, and a long-time leader in food sustainability. He's been interviewed by hundreds of news outlets from CNN to StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson as an authority on food sustainability issues, and also published hundreds of articles in publications ranging from daily newspapers like the Washington Post to magazines like FORTUNE to academic journals. Prior to co-founding a plant protein company, he spent his career lobbying for better agricultural sustainability policies. Paul's also the VP of the Humane Society in the US Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * How soon you'll see plant-based meat in stores * The sad truth about animal agriculture and emissions * Why Paul thinks we'll have multiple forms of clean meat * The food spoilage problem and how to solve it * Why the Amazon fires are caused by cow herding * What the daily-free milk movements tells us about the future of food * How to use business for good * Lessons learned from Whole Foods * What's the future of biotech and GMOs * The economic incentives that will end animal farming * Ways Paul organizes his life and focus * How to feed 10 billion people * Which runaway climate effects scare Paul most * Why Paul thinks we'll have a mix of large and small scale agriculture * Why business is the best way to change the world Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support TheDisruptors The Disruptors is supported by the generosity of its readers and listeners. If you find our work valuable, please consider supporting us on Patreon,via Paypal or with DonorBox powered by Stripe. Donate

55 MIN1 weeks ago
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149. Moving Beyond Meat, Burning Down The Amazon and Business for Good | Paul Shapiro

148. Hunting Habitable Planets and an MIT Insiders’ Take on Broken Education System and Tech Addiction | Sara Seager

Sara Seager(@profsaraseager) is an astronomer, planetary scientist and professor at the MIT best known for her work on extrasolar planets and their atmospheres. Seager was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2013 citing her theoretical work on detecting chemical signatures on exoplanet atmospheres and developing low-cost space observatories to observe planetary transits and developed a parallel version of the Drake equation to estimate the number of habitable planets in galaxy to focus on the presence of any alien life detectable from Earth. In 2012, Sara was named to Time Magazine's 25 Most Influential in Space. She is the author of two textbooks on these topics and has been recognized for her research by Popular Science, Discover Magazine, Nature and TIME Magazine. She was also on the board of asteroid mining company, Planetary Resources before the company folded. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * Why private space entreprise is our path to the stars * What is the state of the art in our search for intelligent life * How to increase public funding and excitement for space and science * Why asteroid mining is so hard and what's holding us back * Ways to fix our broken education system * Sara's adaptation of the Drake equation in the search for alien life * The challenges of finding ET * Why Mars wouldn't be such a nice place to live but matters anyways * How to combat smartphone and social media addiction * What nano and cube sats mean for future of astronomy * Why even MIT isn't immune from education's woes * The scary truth about privacy and why Sara's worried * What was that deal with that UFO sighting Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support TheDisruptors The Disruptors is supported by the generosity of its readers and listeners. If you find our work valuable, please consider supporting us on Patreon,via Paypal or with DonorBox powered by Stripe. Donate

44 MIN1 weeks ago
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148. Hunting Habitable Planets and an MIT Insiders’ Take on Broken Education System and Tech Addiction | Sara Seager

147. How Sharing Cities Saves the World From Destructive Big Tech Capitalism and Libertarianism | Neal Gorenflo

Neal Gorenflo(@gorenflo) is the co-founder of Shareable, an award-winning news, action, connection hub for the grassroots sharing transformation. Neal's worked with startups like P2P asset sharing platform Moogul.com, an online DVD exchange, a spinout of Cisco’s corporate asset sharing platform, and Divvy.com. He co-organized The Abundance League monthly salons in SF between 2005 and 2010, consulted with Institute for the Future, Stanford, Lowe's, and has been featured by The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, Wired and Fast Company and appeared at SXSW, Sustainable Brands, and SOCAP. He is co-editor of the books Share or Die: Voices of The Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis and Policies for Shareable Cities, the first sharing economy policy guide and is an adviser to governments and NGO initiatives. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * How US zoning policies institutionalized racism * What participatory budgeting can do for revitalizing civic life * Why the capitalism experiment of the free market failed * The power of local networks and connections * How we should rethink cities and urban planning * Why Neal isn't that excited about driverless cars * The huge problem with America's suburbs system * Why the gig economy is eroding our future * How Neal views the future of government * Why blockchain isn't the answer to our problems * What libertarianism gets massively wrong * Why big tech is the most dangerous force today * How hundreds of cities are saving the world through sharing * Why Airbnb and Uber aren't sharing companies at all Sponsored by Brilliant.org Special thanks to Brilliant for supporting The Disruptors, and learners worldwide. Brilliant's the place hobbyist's and pros go to build skills in math, science, and computer science with fun and challenging interactive explorations. First 200 listeners get 20% OFF an Annual Premium Membership! Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support TheDisruptors The Disruptors is supported by the generosity of its readers and listeners. If you find our work valuable, please consider supporting us on Patreon,via Paypal or with DonorBox powered by Stripe.

53 MIN2 weeks ago
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147. How Sharing Cities Saves the World From Destructive Big Tech Capitalism and Libertarianism | Neal Gorenflo

146. How Universal Basic Income Makes Us Richer, How to Pay for It and Why Our Economy is in Trouble | Jim Pugh

Jim Pugh(@dr_pugh)is a co-founder of the Universal Income Project, a fiscally sponsored organization focused on raising awareness and support for UBI. Jim's also the founder and CEO of ShareProgress, a social-good startup that helps progressive organizations use the power of data and technology to grow their base and win their campaigns. He previously served as the Director of Analytics and Development for President Obama’s Organizing for America (OFA) and the Democratic National Committee and was the founding Chief Technology Officer at Rebuild the Dream. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * Why we NEED universal basic income before the robots come * The true impact of giving people free money * How to pay for UBI * The problems and possibilities of universal basic income * How we should rethink immigration, especially if we enact UBI * Why America's two-party system is...

52 MIN3 weeks ago
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146. How Universal Basic Income Makes Us Richer, How to Pay for It and Why Our Economy is in Trouble | Jim Pugh

145. Zipcar Founder Robin Chase on Lessons Learned Inventing Ridesharing Almost a Decade Before Uber and What It Means for Future of Urban Transportation

Robin Chase (@rmchase) is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a carsharing marketplace in France; and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community as well as co-founder of Veniam, a company that moves TBs of data between vehicles and cloud. Her recent book is Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism andcurrent passion is working with cities to maximize the transformation possible with the introduction of self-driving cars. Robin is on the Board of the World Resources Institute, the National Advisory Council for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the US Department of Commerce and the OECD's International Transport Forum Advisory Board. She also served on the Intelligent Transportations Systems Program Advisory Committee for the US Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Governor's Transportation Transition Working Group and Boston Mayor's Wireless Task Force. She le...

46 MIN3 weeks ago
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145. Zipcar Founder Robin Chase on Lessons Learned Inventing Ridesharing Almost a Decade Before Uber and What It Means for Future of Urban Transportation

144. Psychedelics, Superhuman Memory and Evolving Education as We Head Towards Jobless Future | Jonathan Levi of SuperHuman Academy

Jonathan Levi (@entreprenewer) is an experienced entrepreneur, angel investor, superlearner and lifehacker from Silicon Valley. He runs the SuperHuman Academy Podcast (3M+ downloads) and since 2014, has was one of the top instructors (over 60k students) on Udemy, with his course Become a SuperLearner (now retired), in addition to his Masterclass course. In addition to his own bestselling book, Becoming a SuperLearner, Jonathan's been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, TEDx, Entrepreneur On Fire, Mixergy, Dream. Think. Do and many more. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * The science of memory and speed learning * What's wrong with the education system and how to fix it * How LSD transformed Jonathan's life for the better * Where we're headed with brain-machine interfaces and cyborg citizens * Why we're headed towards a jobless future * How to increase cr...

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144. Psychedelics, Superhuman Memory and Evolving Education as We Head Towards Jobless Future | Jonathan Levi of SuperHuman Academy

143. John Stossel on America’s Debt and Healthcare Bubbles and Libertarian Ideals for a Better World | StosselTV

John Stossel(@johnstossel) is an American consumer television personality, author, and libertarian pundit, known for his career on both ABC News on 20/20 and a weekly news show on Fox for almost a decade. He now runs StosselTV, a Youtube channel to reach younger audiences on his views about liberty and freedom. John's been a reporter for 50 years, received 19 Emmy Awards and five awards from the National Press Club and written three bestselling books: Give Me a Break, Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity, and No They Can't! Why Government Fails but Individuals Succeed. John also started and runs the non-profit Center For Independent Thought to educate young people about free-market ideas, which reaches ~10M students per year. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * How John went from government supporter to staunch libertarian * The sad truth about America's healthcare syste...

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143. John Stossel on America’s Debt and Healthcare Bubbles and Libertarian Ideals for a Better World | StosselTV

Latest Episodes

152. Bacteria for Breaking Down Plastic, Improved Health and Better Beer, Fighting Farts in the Process | Anne Madden

Anne Madden(@AnneAMadden) is a microbiologist, inventor, science communicator and CSO and founder of Lachancea, an innovative foodtech company focused on the science of microorganisms. Anne's a public speaker (three-time TED/TEDx speaker), frequently consults as an innovation and engagement strategist for various industries and has been mentioned by various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, PBS News Hour, Newsweek, and Scientific American. She's also a brain trust member of the Helena Group Foundation. Her research focuses on understanding microbial communities–in the diverse habitats of food, insects, and built environments–and deciphering the human applications of these microbes and has led to the discovery of a new fungal species, novel antibiotics, patented brewing technology, commercially produced beer, new DNA based methods for detecting arthropod communities, licensed technology for the manufacturing of improved breeds, and a greater understanding of the microbial life around us. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * How microbes will solve humanity's biggest challenges in the 21st-century * What bacteria could do to drastically impact climate change * The issue Anne has with probiotic and biotech marketing * Why the anti-bacterial movement has been so harmful to human health * Why not all germs are good germs * How microbes make the flavors and smells we love * What we can (and can't) do about drug-resistant bacteria, like MERSA * How bioterrorism may evolve and why Anne's not that worried * What Anne thinks about agriculture and possible unintended consequences * The reason we need to bring science to light * How industry can partner better with academia to improve our world * Why nature holds the key to a hundred billion-dollar businesses * Why data privacy's more dangerous than ever * Do we need regulations to protect health data Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support TheDisruptors The Disruptors is supported by the generosity of its readers and listeners. If you find our work valuable, please consider supporting us on Patreon,via Paypal or with DonorBox powered by Stripe. Donate

47 MIN17 hours ago
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152. Bacteria for Breaking Down Plastic, Improved Health and Better Beer, Fighting Farts in the Process | Anne Madden

151. Tackling Climate Change With Economic Incentives and Circular Economics | Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston(@andrewwinston) is the founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, author of The Big Pivot and Green Recovery, and coauthored Green to Gold, the best-selling guide to what works — and what doesn't — when companies go green. He's a globally recognized expert on green business and has appeared in WSJ, Time, BusinessWeek, NYTimes, and CNBC. His clients have included Bank of America, Bayer, HP, Pepsi, Boeing, and IKEA. He's a respected speaker, served as the Director of Corporate Environmental Strategy Project at Yale's renowned School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and has a weekly column for Harvard Business Online. He was recently named a "Planet Defender" by Rock the Earth. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * How to redesign the economy and stock market to incentivize a better future * What are the biggest megatrends affecting our future * Why eating less/...

43 MIN3 days ago
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151. Tackling Climate Change With Economic Incentives and Circular Economics | Andrew Winston

150. Delivery Drones and Our Robot Future | Tessa Lau

Dr. Tessa Lau (@tessalau) is the founder and CEO of Dusty Robotics, a startup whose mission is to address construction industry labor shortages by introducing robotic automation on the jobsite. Prior to Dusty, she was CTO/co-founder at Savioke, where she orchestrated the deployment of 75+ delivery robots into hotels and high-rises and she's spent an impressive career (including 11 years at IBM) focused on automation and giving people superpowers. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * What makes scaling a robot fleet so hard * Why Tessa is a big proponent of universal basic income * How far are we from human-level intelligence * Why we'll have full self-driving in ten years * The risk of building robots that look human * Why construction is prime for disruption * The unique challenges of building a hardware robotics company * What automation will do towards affordable housing * The state of drone delivery and more * Why we're headed towards a future with no privacy * Where to focus on a career for the future * The big problem with robot anthropomorphism Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support TheDisruptors The Disruptors is supported by the generosity of its readers and listeners. If you find our work valuable, please consider supporting us on Patreon,via Paypal or with DonorBox powered by Stripe. Donate

52 MIN1 weeks ago
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150. Delivery Drones and Our Robot Future | Tessa Lau

149. Moving Beyond Meat, Burning Down The Amazon and Business for Good | Paul Shapiro

Paul Shapiro(@paulhshapiro) is the bestselling author of Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World, the CEO and co-founder of The Better Meat Co., a four-time TEDx speaker, the co-host of the Business for Good Podcast, and a long-time leader in food sustainability. He's been interviewed by hundreds of news outlets from CNN to StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson as an authority on food sustainability issues, and also published hundreds of articles in publications ranging from daily newspapers like the Washington Post to magazines like FORTUNE to academic journals. Prior to co-founding a plant protein company, he spent his career lobbying for better agricultural sustainability policies. Paul's also the VP of the Humane Society in the US Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * How soon you'll see plant-based meat in stores * The sad truth about animal agriculture and emissions * Why Paul thinks we'll have multiple forms of clean meat * The food spoilage problem and how to solve it * Why the Amazon fires are caused by cow herding * What the daily-free milk movements tells us about the future of food * How to use business for good * Lessons learned from Whole Foods * What's the future of biotech and GMOs * The economic incentives that will end animal farming * Ways Paul organizes his life and focus * How to feed 10 billion people * Which runaway climate effects scare Paul most * Why Paul thinks we'll have a mix of large and small scale agriculture * Why business is the best way to change the world Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support TheDisruptors The Disruptors is supported by the generosity of its readers and listeners. If you find our work valuable, please consider supporting us on Patreon,via Paypal or with DonorBox powered by Stripe. Donate

55 MIN1 weeks ago
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149. Moving Beyond Meat, Burning Down The Amazon and Business for Good | Paul Shapiro

148. Hunting Habitable Planets and an MIT Insiders’ Take on Broken Education System and Tech Addiction | Sara Seager

Sara Seager(@profsaraseager) is an astronomer, planetary scientist and professor at the MIT best known for her work on extrasolar planets and their atmospheres. Seager was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2013 citing her theoretical work on detecting chemical signatures on exoplanet atmospheres and developing low-cost space observatories to observe planetary transits and developed a parallel version of the Drake equation to estimate the number of habitable planets in galaxy to focus on the presence of any alien life detectable from Earth. In 2012, Sara was named to Time Magazine's 25 Most Influential in Space. She is the author of two textbooks on these topics and has been recognized for her research by Popular Science, Discover Magazine, Nature and TIME Magazine. She was also on the board of asteroid mining company, Planetary Resources before the company folded. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * Why private space entreprise is our path to the stars * What is the state of the art in our search for intelligent life * How to increase public funding and excitement for space and science * Why asteroid mining is so hard and what's holding us back * Ways to fix our broken education system * Sara's adaptation of the Drake equation in the search for alien life * The challenges of finding ET * Why Mars wouldn't be such a nice place to live but matters anyways * How to combat smartphone and social media addiction * What nano and cube sats mean for future of astronomy * Why even MIT isn't immune from education's woes * The scary truth about privacy and why Sara's worried * What was that deal with that UFO sighting Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support TheDisruptors The Disruptors is supported by the generosity of its readers and listeners. If you find our work valuable, please consider supporting us on Patreon,via Paypal or with DonorBox powered by Stripe. Donate

44 MIN1 weeks ago
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148. Hunting Habitable Planets and an MIT Insiders’ Take on Broken Education System and Tech Addiction | Sara Seager

147. How Sharing Cities Saves the World From Destructive Big Tech Capitalism and Libertarianism | Neal Gorenflo

Neal Gorenflo(@gorenflo) is the co-founder of Shareable, an award-winning news, action, connection hub for the grassroots sharing transformation. Neal's worked with startups like P2P asset sharing platform Moogul.com, an online DVD exchange, a spinout of Cisco’s corporate asset sharing platform, and Divvy.com. He co-organized The Abundance League monthly salons in SF between 2005 and 2010, consulted with Institute for the Future, Stanford, Lowe's, and has been featured by The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, Wired and Fast Company and appeared at SXSW, Sustainable Brands, and SOCAP. He is co-editor of the books Share or Die: Voices of The Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis and Policies for Shareable Cities, the first sharing economy policy guide and is an adviser to governments and NGO initiatives. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * How US zoning policies institutionalized racism * What participatory budgeting can do for revitalizing civic life * Why the capitalism experiment of the free market failed * The power of local networks and connections * How we should rethink cities and urban planning * Why Neal isn't that excited about driverless cars * The huge problem with America's suburbs system * Why the gig economy is eroding our future * How Neal views the future of government * Why blockchain isn't the answer to our problems * What libertarianism gets massively wrong * Why big tech is the most dangerous force today * How hundreds of cities are saving the world through sharing * Why Airbnb and Uber aren't sharing companies at all Sponsored by Brilliant.org Special thanks to Brilliant for supporting The Disruptors, and learners worldwide. Brilliant's the place hobbyist's and pros go to build skills in math, science, and computer science with fun and challenging interactive explorations. First 200 listeners get 20% OFF an Annual Premium Membership! Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support TheDisruptors The Disruptors is supported by the generosity of its readers and listeners. If you find our work valuable, please consider supporting us on Patreon,via Paypal or with DonorBox powered by Stripe.

53 MIN2 weeks ago
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147. How Sharing Cities Saves the World From Destructive Big Tech Capitalism and Libertarianism | Neal Gorenflo

146. How Universal Basic Income Makes Us Richer, How to Pay for It and Why Our Economy is in Trouble | Jim Pugh

Jim Pugh(@dr_pugh)is a co-founder of the Universal Income Project, a fiscally sponsored organization focused on raising awareness and support for UBI. Jim's also the founder and CEO of ShareProgress, a social-good startup that helps progressive organizations use the power of data and technology to grow their base and win their campaigns. He previously served as the Director of Analytics and Development for President Obama’s Organizing for America (OFA) and the Democratic National Committee and was the founding Chief Technology Officer at Rebuild the Dream. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * Why we NEED universal basic income before the robots come * The true impact of giving people free money * How to pay for UBI * The problems and possibilities of universal basic income * How we should rethink immigration, especially if we enact UBI * Why America's two-party system is...

52 MIN3 weeks ago
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146. How Universal Basic Income Makes Us Richer, How to Pay for It and Why Our Economy is in Trouble | Jim Pugh

145. Zipcar Founder Robin Chase on Lessons Learned Inventing Ridesharing Almost a Decade Before Uber and What It Means for Future of Urban Transportation

Robin Chase (@rmchase) is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a carsharing marketplace in France; and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community as well as co-founder of Veniam, a company that moves TBs of data between vehicles and cloud. Her recent book is Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism andcurrent passion is working with cities to maximize the transformation possible with the introduction of self-driving cars. Robin is on the Board of the World Resources Institute, the National Advisory Council for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the US Department of Commerce and the OECD's International Transport Forum Advisory Board. She also served on the Intelligent Transportations Systems Program Advisory Committee for the US Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Governor's Transportation Transition Working Group and Boston Mayor's Wireless Task Force. She le...

46 MIN3 weeks ago
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145. Zipcar Founder Robin Chase on Lessons Learned Inventing Ridesharing Almost a Decade Before Uber and What It Means for Future of Urban Transportation

144. Psychedelics, Superhuman Memory and Evolving Education as We Head Towards Jobless Future | Jonathan Levi of SuperHuman Academy

Jonathan Levi (@entreprenewer) is an experienced entrepreneur, angel investor, superlearner and lifehacker from Silicon Valley. He runs the SuperHuman Academy Podcast (3M+ downloads) and since 2014, has was one of the top instructors (over 60k students) on Udemy, with his course Become a SuperLearner (now retired), in addition to his Masterclass course. In addition to his own bestselling book, Becoming a SuperLearner, Jonathan's been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, TEDx, Entrepreneur On Fire, Mixergy, Dream. Think. Do and many more. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * The science of memory and speed learning * What's wrong with the education system and how to fix it * How LSD transformed Jonathan's life for the better * Where we're headed with brain-machine interfaces and cyborg citizens * Why we're headed towards a jobless future * How to increase cr...

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144. Psychedelics, Superhuman Memory and Evolving Education as We Head Towards Jobless Future | Jonathan Levi of SuperHuman Academy

143. John Stossel on America’s Debt and Healthcare Bubbles and Libertarian Ideals for a Better World | StosselTV

John Stossel(@johnstossel) is an American consumer television personality, author, and libertarian pundit, known for his career on both ABC News on 20/20 and a weekly news show on Fox for almost a decade. He now runs StosselTV, a Youtube channel to reach younger audiences on his views about liberty and freedom. John's been a reporter for 50 years, received 19 Emmy Awards and five awards from the National Press Club and written three bestselling books: Give Me a Break, Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity, and No They Can't! Why Government Fails but Individuals Succeed. John also started and runs the non-profit Center For Independent Thought to educate young people about free-market ideas, which reaches ~10M students per year. Subscribe on Apple Podcast | Google Podcast | Android | Overcast | Spotify | Youtube You can listen right here on iTunes Intoday'sepisodewediscuss: * How John went from government supporter to staunch libertarian * The sad truth about America's healthcare syste...

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143. John Stossel on America’s Debt and Healthcare Bubbles and Libertarian Ideals for a Better World | StosselTV