Featured

Free podcast player

Limited Time Offer

 

Loading…

The Disruptors podcast

The Disruptors

·

  Matt Ward  

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.

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.

 

#220

REPLAY: Frans von der Dunk – Space Law, Piracy, Profit and Militarization in Age of Star Wars

Frans von der Dunk is a Professor of Space Law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Director of Black Holes Consultancy, and is generally recognized as one of the world’s leading space law experts. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=42687557" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

28 Dec 2020

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:10

28 Dec 2020


#219

REPLAY: Russell Gold – Energy, Infrastructure, Fracking and the Future of Journalism

Russell Gold (@russellgold) is an author and award-winning investigative journalist and energy reporter at The Wall Street Journal best known for covering the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=42591194" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

21 Dec 2020

50 MINS

50:23

21 Dec 2020


#218

REPLAY: Dr James Canton – The 5 Most Impactful Technologies of 21st Century

Dr. James Canton (@futureguru) is a renowned global futurist, social scientist, keynote presenter, author, and visionary business advisor. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=40365237" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

19 Oct 2020

58 MINS

58:11

19 Oct 2020


#217

REPLAY: Geoff Ralston – How YCombinator is Working to Save the US Education System from Collapse

Geoff Ralston (@gralston) is the founder of Imagine K12, an education-focused vertical within the super successful startup accelerator YCombinator. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=41416867" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

12 Oct 2020

46 MINS

46:20

12 Oct 2020


#216

REPLAY: Eric Ward – The 4 Main Hurdles Holding Humanity Back From Space Colonization

Eric Ward(@AeroSigma) is the co-founder and CEO of both Odyne Space and Aten Engineering, two space tech startups with a ton of promise for the future. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=41303415" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

07 Oct 2020

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:21

07 Oct 2020


#215

REPLAY: Ashwin Seetharaman – Genetic Engineering Will Cure Disease, End Aging and Evolve All of Us

Ashwin Seetharaman is molecular genetics and cell/developmental researcher at the University of Toronto focused on understanding life at its most fundamental level. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=41172522" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

28 Sep 2020

54 MINS

54:26

28 Sep 2020


#214

Death Donor 5 – A Dystopian SciFi Techno Thriller Novel

Would you sell your life to save another? Special forces vet, Samantha Jones, is a lowly bodyguard for Ethan Anderson, the biotech billionaire who revolutionized life extension. But at least she’s got a job, unlike most, and won’t have to sell her organs to support her family. Sure, they’re poor, but she’s got death insurance, and a roof over her head. Life is livable... Until her daughter is kidnapped and sold for parts, and the ex-assassin snaps. Someone is going to pay. Grab the rest today FREE with an Audible trial: deathdonor.com ... Read more

21 Sep 2020

32 MINS

32:10

21 Sep 2020


#213

Death Donor 4 – A Dystopian SciFi Techno Thriller Novel

Would you sell your life to save another? [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=40875336" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

14 Sep 2020

25 MINS

25:52

14 Sep 2020


#212

Death Donor 3 – A Dystopian SciFi Techno Thriller Novel

Would you sell your life to save another? [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=40704493" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

07 Sep 2020

38 MINS

38:38

07 Sep 2020


#211

Death Donor 2 – A Dystopian SciFi Techno Thriller Novel

Would you sell your life to save another? [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=40560637" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

31 Aug 2020

33 MINS

33:14

31 Aug 2020


#210

Death Donor 1 – A Dystopian SciFi Techno Thriller Novel

Would you sell your life to save another? [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=40365360" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

25 Aug 2020

25 MINS

25:20

25 Aug 2020


#209

REPLAY: Ariel Garten – The Science of Meditation and Superhuman Brain Performance

Ariel Garten (@ariel_garten) is the Founder of InteraXon, makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Muse is the award-winning headband that makes meditation easier. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=40154562" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

17 Aug 2020

51 MINS

51:49

17 Aug 2020


#208

REPLAY: Yotam Ariel – Satellites, Creating Renaissance of Space Tech Startups and Combatting Climate...

[spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=40154448" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] Yotam Ariel (@yotamariel) is the Founder and CEO of Bluefield, a satellite change detection startup that was recent winner of Top 20 NewSpace Awards alongside SpaceX, Virgin Orbit and other innovative space startups. ... Read more

10 Aug 2020

36 MINS

36:11

10 Aug 2020


#207

REPLAY: Fraser Cain – Why We Are Entering a New Space Race and Where We Go from Here

Fraser Cain (@fcain) is the founder of Universe Today, one of the most popular spaces and astronomy sites online with over 3 million space focused visitors a month. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=39985457" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

27 Jul 2020

55 MINS

55:47

27 Jul 2020


#206

REPLAY: George Dvorsky – The Dangers of AI and Safety of Mutually Assured Destruction

George Dvorsky (@dvorsky) is a Canadian futurist, science writer, and ethicist that has written and spoken extensively about the impacts of cutting-edge science and technology—particularly as they pertain to the improvement of human performance and experience. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=39847889" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

20 Jul 2020

56 MINS

56:00

20 Jul 2020


#205

REPLAY: Andrew Maynard – What Science Fiction Teaches Us About Morality and Existential Risk

Andrew Maynard (@2020science) is the Director of the Risk Innovation Lab at Arizona State University, a Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the author of Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=39343831" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

13 Jul 2020

52 MINS

52:03

13 Jul 2020


#204

REPLAY: Isaac Arthur – Colonizing Space, the Fermi Paradox and Future of Genetic Engineering

Isaac Arthur (@isaac_a_arthur) is a physicist and futurist who runs popular YouTube channel Featured Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=36075852" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

06 Jul 2020

58 MINS

58:23

06 Jul 2020


#203

190. Rewriting the Black American Dream to Building Better Communities at Home | Majora Carter

Majora Carter (@MajoraCarter) is an American urban revitalization strategist and broadcast producer/host from the South Bronx in New York whose career has spanned environment, economy, social mobility, and real estate development. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=32377569" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

22 Jun 2020

48 MINS

48:52

22 Jun 2020


#202

189. Objectivity is a Fictitious Thing We Like to Pretend Exists | Charles Arthur

Charles Arthur (@CharlesArthur) is a former technology editor of the Guardian and the author of Cyber Wars: Hacks That Shocked the Business World covering some of the world's biggest cyber attacks. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=30786729" width="100%" height="80px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

16 Jun 2020

49 MINS

49:15

16 Jun 2020


#201

REPLAY: Byron Reese – AI Consciousness, Tech Progress and 4th Age of Humanity

Byron Reese (@byronreese) is the CEO and publisher of Gigaom, an industry-leading technology research company. Byron's also an award-winning author, speaker and futurist with a strong conviction that technology will help bring about a new golden age of humanity. [spreaker type=player resource="episode_id=29887742" width="100%" height="200px" theme="light" playlist="false" playlist-continuous="false" autoplay="false" live-autoplay="false" chapters-image="true" episode-image-position="right" hide-logo="true" hide-likes="false" hide-comments="false" hide-sharing="false" hide-download="true"] ... Read more

08 Jun 2020

51 MINS

51:01

08 Jun 2020