A podcast about the bigger picture. The Slowdown's co-founders, Spencer Bailey and Andrew Zuckerman, call leading minds to get a whole-earth, long-view perspective.
Tony Fadell on How to Build Culture-Shifting Products
iPod inventor, iPhone co-inventor, and Nest founder Tony Fadell, principal of the investment and advisory firm Future Shape, and author of the new book “Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making,” talks with us about learning through failure, why developing product and story goes hand in hand, and the greatest misconceptions about Apple’s ability to innovate.
John Markoff on the Whole Earth Impact of Stewart Brand
Veteran technology journalist John Markoff, author of the new biography “Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand,” discusses the forces that have helped Brand forecast the future, the great value in Brand’s “eco-pragmatist” perspective, and why the next tech innovation is likely to come out of left field.
Jeff Rosenthal on the Art of Building a Community
Jeff Rosenthal, co-founder of the global platform Summit, which organizes events and experiences for entrepreneurs, academics, athletes, artists, and others, speaks with us about the value of mystery in storytelling, generosity as a tool for cultivating community, and why anything that’s truly worth building can’t be done alone.
Andrew Carmellini on the Future of Restaurants in America
Chef and restaurateur Andrew Carmellini, co-founder of the NoHo Hospitality Group, talks with us about using food as a way to nourish communities, why there’s no recipe for scaling restaurants, and the nuanced realities of local produce.
Episode sponsored by Château Troplong Mondot.
Dr. Jo Handelsman on Why We Must Care for the Soil Beneath Our Feet
Dr. Jo Handelsman, author of the new book “A World Without Soil: The Past, Present, and Precarious Future of the Earth Beneath Our Feet,” discusses the urgency of developing new antibiotics, why she’s opposed to calling soil “dirt,” and what Indigenous agricultural systems can teach us about protecting and rebuilding farmlands.
Episode sponsored by Château Troplong Mondot. https://www.troplong-mondot.com/en/
Samuel Ross on Designing Objects That Record and Reflect on the World
British designer, creative director, and artist Samuel Ross, founder of the fashion label A-Cold-Wall, speaks with us about his reverence and respect for materials; essentialism as a response to excess; and why art, at its best, provokes questions.
Episode sponsored by Grand Seiko. https://www.grand-seiko.com/us-en
Andrew and Spencer always deliver
These guys continue to stay true to their “get more out of it” mantra, best curated podcasts out right now.
Not just an inspirational spot
I can't thanks enough of how much this mind-blowing spot has enlightened my spirit during this transformative ”new-outlook.”
Best podcast out there! Really inspiring and grounding.