Exploring Possibilities

People, Jobs, Capability

A Very Human Future, Part 2 Futurist Steve Wells continues his conversation with Phil and Stephen about his new book, A Very Human Future. Steve is a global futurist, keynote speaker, and COO of Fast […]

Exploring Possibilities

Bursts of Possibility

A Very Human Future, Part 1 Futurist Steve Wells continues his conversation with Phil and Stephen about his new book, A Very Human Future. Steve is a global futurist, keynote speaker, and COO of Fast […]

Philosophy

Outrageous Optimism

Phil and Stephen celebrate their 800th (!) podcast by making the case for Outrageous Optimism. Now more than ever, we need to be pushing the limits of the possible. Reduction in Poverty Will we one […]

Accelerating Tech

Amazing Topics

Phil and Stephen present their 700th show. An Amazing Wednesday lineup of topics, including: This new Lithium battery tech can simply suck up CO2 to power itself Engineers develop process to 3-D print cells to […]

Business

Elon-Scapades Part 2

Phil and Stephen talk more about the trials and triumphs of the world’s most intriguing tech entrepreneur. Topics include: SEC has Musk step down and fines Tesla $20m ‘GET SOME SLEEP’ Richard Branson warns Elon […]

Exploring Possibilities

Elon-Scapades Part 1

What is up with Elon Musk? In this show, recorded right before Musk was fired as Chairman of Tesla, Phil and Stephen work through the timeline of events leading up to his dismissal. Has Musk […]

Fast Forward

Data Convergence: Back to the Future

Businesses today work with massive volumes of data in a confusing array of types and structures. Any tolerance that businesses (or their customers) may have once had for data bottlenecks and wait times is long […]

Exploring Possibilities

Go Where the Land Is

The world population is moving into cities. Will we all fit? Phil and Stephen discuss what to do when the land runs out In Hong Kong, Humankind Moves Back Into Caves Hong Kong has the […]

Entertainment

Waiving the Flag

Phil and Stephen discuss First Man. Was “Waiving” the American flag the right choice? New Film About Neil Armstrong Omits  American Flag From Moon Landing Hollywood star Ryan Gosling, who portrays Armstrong in the movie, […]

Exploring Possibilities

The Man Who Saved the World

Phil and Stephen discuss the signficicance of one man’s action (or rather inaction) 35 years ago. Did Stanislav Petrov save the world Stanislav Petrov, ‘The Man Who Saved The World,’ Dies At 77 Stanislav Petrov […]

Abundance

Ready for Great Future (Part 2)

Part 2 A World of Abundance Phil and Stephen wrap up their week with special guest John Palmer with a discussion of where the next big positive changes may be coming from. John outlines major […]

Abundance

Ready for a Great Future (Part 1)

Part 1 Amazing Improvements What kind of a future are we in for? So-So? Scary? Great? Superfantastic? Phil and Stephen talk with John Palmer about what recent trends tell us about what kind of future […]

Climate

Global Cooling

Phil and Stephen welcome special guest John Palmer to discuss unexpected solutions to climate change. John reviews some our-of-the-box ideas related to: Energy & transportation Land Use Materials Buildings and Cities Women and Girls For […]

Climate

Does Death Make Us Human?

Phil and Stephen discuss the question — is death integral to our humanity? They start with a look at a recent opinion piece at The New York Times: Life Is Short. That’s the Point. “Our […]

Uncategorized

Solving the Water Problem

The west is getting drier and Stephen Gordon has an intriguing idea about how to get the water where it is needed. Why couldn’t we pipe water from the Missouri River to the Colorado River […]

Space

Mysterious Universe

The more we learn about the universe, the stranger it gets. Phil and Stephen examine some recent headlines showing just how mysterious the universe is. Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua Is a Comet After All First it […]

Cancer

Closing in on Cancer

Phil and Stephen review three recent news stories showing the remarkable rapid progress being made in treating (and curing?) cancer. New Australian drug puts cancer cells permanently to ‘sleep’ Scientists in Melbourne say they have […]

Transformations

Monsters — Never Tell Me the Odds

Phil spent some time at Loch Ness last week where he and his kids came up with little in the way of evidence in support of the existence of Nessie. In light of those disappointing […]

Exploring Possibilities

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Do we now live in the post-satire era? Phil and Stephen discuss whether the Onion can stay in business much longer. How do you write spoof headlines in a world that produces real ones like […]

Artificial Intelligence

Robots that Beg for their Lives

Phil and Stephen discuss new research that shows how people respond differently to robots based on what the robots say to them. Is this proof that humans are easily manipulated by robots or does it […]

Exploring Possibilities

The Future of Everything

So let’s get into it here. Aliens? Designer babies? Robo-apocalypse? Phil Bowermaster and Nate Gruendemann discuss. About our guest: Nate Gruendemann is not your typical 22-year-old. He’s young enough to still have high school senior […]

Business

The Future of Real Estate

Technology is changing every aspect of home purchase and home ownership.What will the suburbs look like when no one owns a car? What will the housing market look like when place no longer matters? Phil […]

Business

Home Ownership: Changing the Story

Nate Gruendemann, a founder of Board Private Bank, outlines a plan for leveling the playing field for potential home-buyers. In today’s market, cash buyers have a big advantage over those who need to secure financing. […]

Entertainment

All Time Great Summer Movies

What were the greatest summer movies ever made? Or maybe it’s better to ask, what was the greatest movie summer of all time? It’s a full-on geekout as Phil and Stephen explore answers to these […]