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Explore the world's biggest ideas and the people making them happen. Are you ready for self-driving cars, jetpacks, 3D printed food, or a trip to Mars? Moonshot talks to the people who are at the forefront of all this rapid change to find out what the future of humanity might actually look like. Hosted by Kristofor Lawson and Andrew Moon.

Latest Episodes

The Next Generation of Firefighting

Firefighters are facing scenarios they’ve never seen before. And as these extreme events become more frequent, learning how to battle them, safely, is a top priority for fire departments around the world. And many of them have found a solution in virtual reality. In this episode of Moonshot, producer James Parkinson explores how VR is preparing firefighters for the real world, through immersive training simulations. Get your Moonshot merch atpodmerch.co.

24 MINMAY 3
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The Next Generation of Firefighting

Scooter Town

Scooters and e-bikes are all the rage in the tech world as companies push to provide easy-to-use options for last-mile transportation. We've seen hundreds of millions poured into businesses like Lime, and we've also seen others, like Boosted, fail due to an over reliance on capital. So as Scooters and e-bikes are rolled out in cities around the world, what does the future of last-mile transport look like?

34 MINAPR 28
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Scooter Town

Universal Basic Income

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? This episode was first published in November of 2018. If you love Moonshot then the best way to help us is to share this episode with a friend, or if you're able, consider supporting us financially on Patreon. All supporters get an ad-free feed, along with bonus episodes, and merch. Visithttps://www.patreon.com/moonshot.

32 MINAPR 5
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Universal Basic Income

No Goal!

One of the most visible examples of technology in sports is its increasing use in officiating. American sports were the first to experiment with instant replay, while systems like Hawk-Eye have been widely implemented in professional cricket and tennis since the early 2000s. But are these technologies making sports better, or should we just embrace human error? Get your Moonshot merch atpodmerch.co.

23 MINMAR 27
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No Goal!

Alphafly

Technology and sports have always been closely intertwined. From advancements in equipment, like tennis racquets and golf clubs, to the evolution of sports science and data analysis. But not all developments in the field have been well received in the sports world. In recent years, Nike’s Vaporfly and Alphafly running shoes have sparked new controversy in athletics, raising questions about fairness, equality, and where we draw the line on performance enhancing technology. Get your Moonshot merch at podmerch.co.

23 MINMAR 19
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Alphafly

Why Boosted Failed

Electric skateboard manufacturer Boosted has sacked the majority of their staff. So what led to their demise? In this episode we revisit our interview with Boosted CEO Jeff Russakow and explore some of the issues that created problems for the company.

35 MINMAR 6
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Why Boosted Failed

Deepfakes

Who are the real victims of the Deepfake trend? And how can we tell when the media we consume is deliberately trying to mislead us? If you love Moonshot then the best way to help us is to share this episode with a friend, or if you're able, consider supporting us financially on Patreon. All supporters get an ad-free feed, along with bonus episodes, and merch. Visithttps://www.patreon.com/moonshot.

36 MINFEB 28
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Deepfakes

Face Match

Facial recognition technology is becoming widespread as technology companies look to use biometrics to secure information. However when used by law enforcement it raises a bunch of ethical concerns. So should we be scared of facial recognition?

26 MINFEB 19
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Face Match

Supercharged: Mission Critical

Elon Musk’s vision of a sustainable future is an inspiring one, and it’s not unachievable. But if they’re going to help get us there, Tesla must become a sustainable company. So what does the future hold for Tesla? Listen to Supercharged in your favourite podcast app: Listen on Apple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/supercharged/id1488704543 Listen on Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/4TGJ4YgOKYofJoqkB7qcbW Listen on Pocket Casts:https://pca.st/chargedshow For references and transcripts, visitchargedshow.com. ** New Moonshot episodes are coming on February 19.

55 MINFEB 14
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Supercharged: Mission Critical

Supercharged: Insane Mode

Elon Musk has been compared to Ironman’s Tony Stark, and he’s perhaps the most prominent leader and public figure of all car companies today. But how did Elon become the person he is today, and how has his personality shaped Tesla as a company? Listen to Supercharged in your favourite podcast app: Listen on Apple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/supercharged/id1488704543 Listen on Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/4TGJ4YgOKYofJoqkB7qcbW Listen on Pocket Casts:https://pca.st/chargedshow For references and transcripts, visitchargedshow.com. ** New Moonshot episodes are coming on February 19.

39 MINFEB 5
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Supercharged: Insane Mode

Latest Episodes

The Next Generation of Firefighting

Firefighters are facing scenarios they’ve never seen before. And as these extreme events become more frequent, learning how to battle them, safely, is a top priority for fire departments around the world. And many of them have found a solution in virtual reality. In this episode of Moonshot, producer James Parkinson explores how VR is preparing firefighters for the real world, through immersive training simulations. Get your Moonshot merch atpodmerch.co.

24 MINMAY 3
Comments
The Next Generation of Firefighting

Scooter Town

Scooters and e-bikes are all the rage in the tech world as companies push to provide easy-to-use options for last-mile transportation. We've seen hundreds of millions poured into businesses like Lime, and we've also seen others, like Boosted, fail due to an over reliance on capital. So as Scooters and e-bikes are rolled out in cities around the world, what does the future of last-mile transport look like?

34 MINAPR 28
Comments
Scooter Town

Universal Basic Income

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? This episode was first published in November of 2018. If you love Moonshot then the best way to help us is to share this episode with a friend, or if you're able, consider supporting us financially on Patreon. All supporters get an ad-free feed, along with bonus episodes, and merch. Visithttps://www.patreon.com/moonshot.

32 MINAPR 5
Comments
Universal Basic Income

No Goal!

One of the most visible examples of technology in sports is its increasing use in officiating. American sports were the first to experiment with instant replay, while systems like Hawk-Eye have been widely implemented in professional cricket and tennis since the early 2000s. But are these technologies making sports better, or should we just embrace human error? Get your Moonshot merch atpodmerch.co.

23 MINMAR 27
Comments
No Goal!

Alphafly

Technology and sports have always been closely intertwined. From advancements in equipment, like tennis racquets and golf clubs, to the evolution of sports science and data analysis. But not all developments in the field have been well received in the sports world. In recent years, Nike’s Vaporfly and Alphafly running shoes have sparked new controversy in athletics, raising questions about fairness, equality, and where we draw the line on performance enhancing technology. Get your Moonshot merch at podmerch.co.

23 MINMAR 19
Comments
Alphafly

Why Boosted Failed

Electric skateboard manufacturer Boosted has sacked the majority of their staff. So what led to their demise? In this episode we revisit our interview with Boosted CEO Jeff Russakow and explore some of the issues that created problems for the company.

35 MINMAR 6
Comments
Why Boosted Failed

Deepfakes

Who are the real victims of the Deepfake trend? And how can we tell when the media we consume is deliberately trying to mislead us? If you love Moonshot then the best way to help us is to share this episode with a friend, or if you're able, consider supporting us financially on Patreon. All supporters get an ad-free feed, along with bonus episodes, and merch. Visithttps://www.patreon.com/moonshot.

36 MINFEB 28
Comments
Deepfakes

Face Match

Facial recognition technology is becoming widespread as technology companies look to use biometrics to secure information. However when used by law enforcement it raises a bunch of ethical concerns. So should we be scared of facial recognition?

26 MINFEB 19
Comments
Face Match

Supercharged: Mission Critical

Elon Musk’s vision of a sustainable future is an inspiring one, and it’s not unachievable. But if they’re going to help get us there, Tesla must become a sustainable company. So what does the future hold for Tesla? Listen to Supercharged in your favourite podcast app: Listen on Apple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/supercharged/id1488704543 Listen on Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/4TGJ4YgOKYofJoqkB7qcbW Listen on Pocket Casts:https://pca.st/chargedshow For references and transcripts, visitchargedshow.com. ** New Moonshot episodes are coming on February 19.

55 MINFEB 14
Comments
Supercharged: Mission Critical

Supercharged: Insane Mode

Elon Musk has been compared to Ironman’s Tony Stark, and he’s perhaps the most prominent leader and public figure of all car companies today. But how did Elon become the person he is today, and how has his personality shaped Tesla as a company? Listen to Supercharged in your favourite podcast app: Listen on Apple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/supercharged/id1488704543 Listen on Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/4TGJ4YgOKYofJoqkB7qcbW Listen on Pocket Casts:https://pca.st/chargedshow For references and transcripts, visitchargedshow.com. ** New Moonshot episodes are coming on February 19.

39 MINFEB 5
Comments
Supercharged: Insane Mode
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