11 episodes

This is Just the Beginning, a new podcast from Kickstarter featuring stories about how independent creators bring their ideas to life.

Meet an engineer turning air pollution into ink, a married couple who invented a device that lets you sing like a robot, an artist touring the US in a mobile tattoo shop for women, and other creative people of all kinds. You’ll hear what inspires them, scares them, and keeps them going—and how they’ve remained true to their visions, even if mainstream culture didn't buy in.

Just the Beginning Kickstarter

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This is Just the Beginning, a new podcast from Kickstarter featuring stories about how independent creators bring their ideas to life.

Meet an engineer turning air pollution into ink, a married couple who invented a device that lets you sing like a robot, an artist touring the US in a mobile tattoo shop for women, and other creative people of all kinds. You’ll hear what inspires them, scares them, and keeps them going—and how they’ve remained true to their visions, even if mainstream culture didn't buy in.

    Deconstructing the Voyager Golden Record

    Deconstructing the Voyager Golden Record

    In the late ʼ70s, NASA launched the Voyager 1 and 2 space probes to explore the furthest reaches of our solar system. Included on the spacecraft was something special: a 90-minute time capsule of sounds, language, and music intended to represent the whole of humanity to any aliens who might stumble upon it.

    • 34 min
    Making Waves

    Making Waves

    Lions and tigers and wookiees, oh my! Hear how the iconic sounds from some of your favorite films were created. The team behind the new documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound share remarkable stories about the unsung heroes of Hollywood sound design.

    • 20 min
    Reconstructing the Past

    Reconstructing the Past

    In this episode, we explore creative projects that attempt to reconstruct the past—at least a version of it. Plus, we take a look back at some personal moments from the first 10 years of Kickstarter, as told by creators and backers.

    • 42 min
    The New News

    The New News

    Meet journalists experimenting with creative new ways to report the news.

    • 30 min
    Listening Party!

    Listening Party!

    Join us to listen to some podcasts made by Kickstarter creators. Featuring Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Radio Diaries, and Racist Sandwich.

    • 44 min
    Science Fiction Gets Real

    Science Fiction Gets Real

    Meet two creators making work that explores the gap between science fiction and reality. Featuring Shawn Frayne of Looking Glass Factory and Kwanza Osajyefo, author of the comic BLACK.

    • 32 min

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