25 episodes

Every week on What’s Your Problem, entrepreneurs and engineers talk about the future they’re trying to build – and the problems they have to solve to get there.

How do you take a drone delivery service you’ve built in Rwanda and make it work in North Carolina? How do you convince people to buy a house on the Internet? How do you sell thousands of dog ramps to weiner dogs all across America when a pandemic breaks the global supply chain? 

Hosted by former Planet Money host Jacob Goldstein, What’s Your Problem helps listeners understand the problems really smart people are trying to solve right now.

iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

What's Your Problem‪?‬ Pushkin

    • Business
    • 4.4 • 126 Ratings

Every week on What’s Your Problem, entrepreneurs and engineers talk about the future they’re trying to build – and the problems they have to solve to get there.

How do you take a drone delivery service you’ve built in Rwanda and make it work in North Carolina? How do you convince people to buy a house on the Internet? How do you sell thousands of dog ramps to weiner dogs all across America when a pandemic breaks the global supply chain? 

Hosted by former Planet Money host Jacob Goldstein, What’s Your Problem helps listeners understand the problems really smart people are trying to solve right now.

iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

    The Trick to Flying Cheap

    The Trick to Flying Cheap

    David Neeleman has founded five airlines, including JetBlue. He recently launched a new airline, called Breeze.

    His problem: How do you use technology to bring down the cost of airfares?

    He's been working on that problem for decades -- from inventing ticketless travel in the 1980s, to building a 21st century airline where customers never need to call customer service to ask for help.

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    • 27 min
    Beer Without the Buzz

    Beer Without the Buzz

    Bill Shufelt is the founder and CEO of Athletic Brewing Company.

    His problem: How do you turn non-alcoholic beer from a punchline into something people drink all the time?

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    • 27 min
    John Green Tests the Limits of YouTube

    John Green Tests the Limits of YouTube

    John Green is the author of The Fault in Our Stars and six other novels. He also co-founded a company that makes educational videos that have been viewed billions of times.

    John's problem: How do you make videos that actually help people make it through college?

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    • 28 min
    Taking Bets on the Future

    Taking Bets on the Future

    Luana Lopes Lara is the co-founder of Kalshi, an exchange that lets ordinary people bet on everything from the path of inflation to what bills Congress will pass by the end of the year.

    Her problem: How to you build a market like the New York Stock Exchange that lets people bet on real-world events? 

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    • 29 min
    From Unsung Science with David Pogue: The Man Who Stopped the Spammers

    From Unsung Science with David Pogue: The Man Who Stopped the Spammers

    A special preview of the podcast, Unsung Science with David Pogue from CBS News. Journalist and author David Pogue finds the untold creation stories behind the most mind-blowing advances in science and tech—and hears from the characters involved—from their first inspiration to the times they almost gave up. This episode looks at the bad guys who used software bots to sign up for millions of fake email accounts—for sending out spam. Then, PhD student Luis Von Ahn stopped them. He invented the CAPTCHA, that website login test where you have to decipher the distorted image of a word. Or you have to find the traffic lights or fire hydrants in a grid of nine blurry photos. Those tests help to keep down the volume of spam, spyware, and misinformation; they advance the clarity of digitized books and the intelligence of self-driving cars; and, by the way, they made a handsome profit. The only problem: We HATE those tests! Guest: Luis Von Ahn, co-inventor of CAPTCHA, co-inventor and CEO of Duolingo. Hear more episodes of Unsung Science at https://unsungscience.com/.
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    • 29 min
    Building Bespoke Weather Forecasts

    Building Bespoke Weather Forecasts

    Shimon Elkabetz is the founder and CEO of Tomorrow.io.

    His problem: How do you build a weather forecasting company from scratch? The company already sells weather intelligence to companies like JetBlue, Uber and the NFL. 

    Their next move: Send the first private constellation of weather satellites to space (without running out of money).

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

disappointed 206 ,

Like excellent content but like really like fix your vocabulary

If you edited out the superfluous "likes" in your vocabulary you would sound more knowledgeable and less like bubble headed teens. I suggest playing some episodes back and count how many times you use that verbal tick. Like really.

zenongirlofthe31stcentury ,

Ads are aggressively bad for sensory sensitivity

First, I actually really enjoy the host and the content, but the ads are so bad that I’m giving it only 2 stars. Content-wise, it’s easily 5 stars. But the ads are as bad as old school TV ads, where abruptly the volume increases 10x and it’s aggressively in your face. And the ads have gotten worse every episode. If you have even 1% sensory issues, just skip this show.

dldnh ,

Excellent

An excellent podcast, always very interesting.

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