CubeSat

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy | 8 July 2019 | 0h 9m | Listen Later | iTunes
CubeSat started life as a student engineering challenge: build a satellite that can fit in a little toy box. But now these tiny satellites are changing the way we use space – and economics.

We Choose to Go

13 Minutes to the Moon | 12 May 2019 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
The first episode of an enthralling BBC series telling the story of the people who made the Apollo 11 Moon landing happen. This first episode backgrounds just how little was known of what was required when Kennedy committed to the goal of going to the Moon.

James Watt: The Power of Steam

The Forum | 27 June 2019 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the life and work of James Watt, the Scottish innovator whose improved steam engine helped power the Industrial Revolution and lay the basis for much of the mechanised world we take for granted now.

Green Technology and Early Adoption

Analysis | 17 June 2019 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores the advantages and dangers of accelerating the adoption of green energy technology to curb the UK’s contribution to global carbon emissions.

Five Open Problems Toward Building a Blockchain Computer

a16z | 16 May 2019 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Frank Chen discussing five challenging problems the cryptocurrency community is trying to solve to enable blockchain computing: scaling decentralized computing; scaling decentralized storage; scaling decentralized networks; establishing trusted identities and reputation; and establishing trusted governance models.

The Magic Shoebox

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis | 14 May 2019 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
The last of Michael Lewis’s excellent series on fairness. Reprises the story in Flash Boys, about the New York Stock Exchange profiting by unfairly advantaging high-frequency traders, and the people who have set up IEX to provide a fair market.

Popping the Filter Bubble

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 14 May 2019 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Wide-ranging interview with Gabriel Weinberg, DuckDuckGo CEO and co-author of Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models. Covers data privacy; protecting yourself online; mental models, especially grey thinking; and parenting.

Josh Wolfe – The Tech Imperative

Invest Like the Best | 23 April 2019 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Josh Wolfe about investing in the frontiers of technology. Covers business model innovation, roles of a CEO, the military, the death of privacy, and arrows of human progress.