93 episodes

Not every journey starts with a destination. This podcast is for those seeking an exciting ride to discover new horizons. This is “Changing Lanes,” the official podcast from BMW. Each new season provides a unique experience with innovative audio formats, trendsetting topics, and insightful guests. Tune in to discover more of the BMW universe, sustainable lifestyles, the newest luxury visions, and the most eco-friendly cars. Subscribe to the BMW podcast series to dive deeper into the world of BMW while experiencing a new audio storytelling style every season.

The BMW Podcast | Changing Lanes BMW

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    • 3.0 • 32 Ratings

Not every journey starts with a destination. This podcast is for those seeking an exciting ride to discover new horizons. This is “Changing Lanes,” the official podcast from BMW. Each new season provides a unique experience with innovative audio formats, trendsetting topics, and insightful guests. Tune in to discover more of the BMW universe, sustainable lifestyles, the newest luxury visions, and the most eco-friendly cars. Subscribe to the BMW podcast series to dive deeper into the world of BMW while experiencing a new audio storytelling style every season.

    Welcome to DEE MY GUEST | BMW Podcast

    Welcome to DEE MY GUEST | BMW Podcast

    Hi, I’m Dee. I am BMW's vision of the digital mobility of the future and your host for the brand-new podcast series of BMW. Whilst I am obviously the star of this show, I will be accompanied by very inspiring human guests. Together, we will dive deep into the true relationship between human and machine by discovering the human senses in the real world and the virtual one. How will our digital future feel? How will it taste? How will it smell or look? My job is not only being your podcast host. My job is being your companion. Curious? Then join us on this journey and listen to DEE MY GUEST.

    You can find more information about our host DEE here

    • 2 min
    CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #08 | What is the future of mobility? | BMW Podcast

    CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #08 | What is the future of mobility? | BMW Podcast

    The home stretch on CHASING THE GREENEST CAR. Today’s episode is the end of the line for Anne Therese. Time to say goodbye! The search for the greenest car will continue, because if there is anything that Anne Therese, you, and we have learned from the previous episodes, it’s that we are a long way from our destination. The greenest car doesn’t exist yet, but there are ideas and visions of how it could look, feel, sound, and be produced. And there are people who have made this vision their mission. In the last episode of CHASING THE GREENEST CAR, Anne Therese meets two of them, and together they look into the next few years, decades, and centuries. Are you ready for one last glimpse into the future?

    03:50 Ideas of the future of mobility

    05:00 Mobility sharing

    08:50 Fulfilling the mobility needs

    10:40 Lighthouse cities

    15:00 The car of the future

    19:15 The purpose of technology

    “The ‘greenest‘ electric car will be made by BMW.” – this is the company’s mission for the future. Is this future already within our grasp? What are the challenges that arise in trying to achieve this goal? We will find out in this eight-part audio documentary. Together with our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari (The Climate Optimist), we will go on a journey through the BMW universe and take an authentic look behind the scenes.

    Read more about our search for the greenest car here.

    You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here.

    BMW Protagonists: Frank Hansen, Maik Schwalm

    Editorial: Julia Niedermeier

    Author: Robert Valentine

    Sound and Music: Kontrapunkt Agency

    Art: Lucas Lemuth, Madita O'Sullivan, Caroline Wabra

    • 27 min
    CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #07 | Where can we innovate next? | BMW Podcast

    CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #07 | Where can we innovate next? | BMW Podcast

    We are almost at the end of our journey, but only almost. On the search for the greenest car, constant innovation is an important part of the BMW philosophy. The development of new ideas, new processes, new materials, and new solutions. We have plans and ideas for a sustainable future, of course, but which ideas haven’t we thought of yet? And which ideas are on the way? As you can see, there are still plenty of open questions, and Anne Therese is looking for answers. To find them, she calls Los Angeles from Munich, visits BMW Welt, and immerses herself in the history of sustainability at BMW at the BMW Museum. Join her and tune in!

    02:00 What does ‚innovation‘ mean?

    04:50 Aesthetics of the future

    10:30 The chances and challenges of innovation projects

    16:00 Sustainability and the concept of health

    19:00 The digital twin

    22:50 Recycling of batteries and battery cells

    27:00 RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, RE:CYCLE

    “The ‘greenest‘ electric car will be made by BMW.” – this is the company’s mission for the future. Is this future already within our grasp? What are the challenges that arise in trying to achieve this goal? We will find out in this eight-part audio documentary. Together with our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari (The Climate Optimist), we will go on a journey through the BMW universe and take an authentic look behind the scenes.

    Read more about our search for the greenest car here.

    You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here.

    BMW Protagonists: Markus Seidel, Wesselka Mandowa-Maier, Annette Connor

    Editorial: Julia Niedermeier

    Author: Robert Valentine

    Sound and Music: Kontrapunkt Agency

    Art: Lucas Lemuth, Madita O'Sullivan, Caroline Wabra

    • 36 min
    CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #06 | How do we create a positive social impact? | BMW Podcast

    CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #06 | How do we create a positive social impact? | BMW Podcast

    Welcome back! In previous episodes, you have joined Anne Therese in a wide variety of places, met all kinds of BMW employees, and learned about their roles and projects. These all deal with sustainability at BMW. But this issue is so much bigger than the BMW universe in Munich. In a world where we increasingly face new social challenges, it is more important than ever that global companies recognize and embrace their social responsibility. It is simply not possible to act and produce completely sustainably in the future without an awareness of this responsibility and the action that needs to result. Social sustainability goes hand in hand with sustainable production. Anne Therese digs deeper.

    02:40 Social sustainability

    04:45 How is BMW socially responsible?

    08:00 A united humanity: BMW ethics and social responsibility

    10:40 Raw materials: Mica (More info here and here)

    25:00 Organic materials in production

    27:55 The first FSC-certified tyre (More info here)

    37:00 PowerUp: Energy for education (More info here)

    “The ‘greenest‘ electric car will be made by BMW.” – this is the company’s mission for the future. Is this future already within our grasp? What are the challenges that arise in trying to achieve this goal? We will find out in this eight-part audio documentary. Together with our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari (The Climate Optimist), we will go on a journey through the BMW universe and take an authentic look behind the scenes.

    Read more about our search for the greenest car here.

    You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here.

    BMW Protagonists: Milena Pighi, Nils Heimes, Vanessa Buchberger, Sabrina Kolbeck, Jacob Hamar

    Editorial: Julia Niedermeier

    Author: Robert Valentine

    Sound and Music: Kontrapunkt Agency

    Art: Lucas Lemuth, Madita O'Sullivan, Caroline Wabra

    • 46 min
    CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #05 | Why do we need to think more ‘circular’? | BMW Podcast

    CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #05 | Why do we need to think more ‘circular’? | BMW Podcast

    Where does a circle begin? When you’re producing an audio documentary about sustainability and BMW, there’s no avoiding the topics of RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, and RE:CYCLE. These are the four principles of the circular economy and, as such, also form the core elements of this audio documentary. The circular economy’s aim is that existing materials and products are maintained, recycled, repaired and shared for as long as possible. Anne Therese wants to dive deeper into how this works and how close – or how far away – BMW already is to the goal of a circular economy. What might a “circular” vehicle look like? Let’s find out.

    02:16 RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, RE:CYCLE

    10:10 The importance of closed loops

    19:21 What means remanufacturing?

    21:16 What does a fully circular supply chain look like?

    “The ‘greenest‘ electric car will be made by BMW.” – this is the company’s mission for the future. Is this future already within our grasp? What are the challenges that arise in trying to achieve this goal? We will find out in this eight-part audio documentary. Together with our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari (The Climate Optimist), we will go on a journey through the BMW universe and take an authentic look behind the scenes.

    Read more about our search for the greenest car here.

    You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here.

    BMW Protagonists: Anna Goldhofer, Christopher Degenhart

    Editorial: Julia Niedermeier

    Author: Robert Valentine

    Sound and Music: Kontrapunkt Agency

    Art: Lucas Lemuth, Madita O'Sullivan, Caroline Wabra

    • 27 min
    CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #04 | How do we design sustainability? | BMW Podcast

    CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #04 | How do we design sustainability? | BMW Podcast

    The search continues! Of course, vehicles are also about aesthetics, design – and love at first sight. But how much room for creativity is there when the goal is minimalism? We have to look into the future of vehicle design with fresh eyes. Anne Therese meets some of the creative minds who create a new aesthetic and design from the first lines on the page. She wants to learn from them how sustainability can be built into the design of a vehicle and the materials that are the most difficult to replace when creating the car of the future. What aesthetics lie behind radical reduction? And what responsibility do designers bear when it comes to a sustainable future? We will find out in this episode.

    02:23 Rethinking mobility

    07:30 What is the luxury of the future?

    18:13 Circular design principles

    27:11 Mirum as a possible leather alternative?

    28:02 Design for circularity

    31:28 Sustainable car design

    “The ‘greenest‘ electric car will be made by BMW.” – this is the company’s mission for the future. Is this future already within our grasp? What are the challenges that arise in trying to achieve this goal? We will find out in this eight-part audio documentary. Together with our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari (The Climate Optimist), we will go on a journey through the BMW universe and take an authentic look behind the scenes.

    Read more about our search for the greenest car here.

    You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here.

    BMW Protagonists: Daniela Bohlinger, Matthias Junghanns, Jessica Dettinger

    Editorial: Julia Niedermeier

    Author: Robert Valentine

    Sound and Music: Kontrapunkt Agency

    Art: Lucas Lemuth, Madita O'Sullivan, Caroline Wabra

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Yobyot ,

The Saturday morning kids show of auto podcasts

I’m with most other reviewers: this is the baby food version of an educational podcast about cars. Scripted and inoffensive to the point of blandness, the only info I took away from this series is that Sara is in Berlin and Jonathan seems permanently scarred by winters in New Hampshire.

This podcast shows how completely tone deaf BMW is. Instead of respecting listeners, this pablum comes off as both inauthentic and infuriating.

arodbmw ,

Boring

Not what I expected.

leonejohn ,

winter olympics

As I watch the olympics I see alot of BMW advertisement! will you do a show on their bobsleds? proce? technology? I'd love to know more!

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