90 episodes

The Welcome to the Metaverse podcast is the no.1 place to learn about the metaverse quickly and to stay ahead, with interviews from top industry leaders and the brightest minds in the space.

This podcast breaks it down simply so you can understand web3, crypto, NFTs, blockchain, ai, the metaverse and everything in-between. Come and join the community and learn how to position yourself for the future.

Welcome to the Metaverse Luke Franks

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 34 Ratings

The Welcome to the Metaverse podcast is the no.1 place to learn about the metaverse quickly and to stay ahead, with interviews from top industry leaders and the brightest minds in the space.

This podcast breaks it down simply so you can understand web3, crypto, NFTs, blockchain, ai, the metaverse and everything in-between. Come and join the community and learn how to position yourself for the future.

    5 of the Quickest & Easiest Virtual Worlds to Jump Into Immediately - The 'Time-to-Fun' Metaverse Test

    5 of the Quickest & Easiest Virtual Worlds to Jump Into Immediately - The 'Time-to-Fun' Metaverse Test

    What worlds can you visit immediately, with minimal faff and get a sense of where we are today in the metaverse? This is the question we answer in todays episode.

    The shift to a more immersive internet is well under way but equally building fully functioning immersive worlds, accessible by everyone is a big task. In this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse Podcast - I choose 5 that you can experience today with minimal hassle. 

    You can watch this episode in the app on Spotify or at this link - so you can see footage of the worlds

    Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated.

    Also drop me a message on Twitter - I always love to hear from you.

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    This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse.

    If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it.

    The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick!

    Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse.

    Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above

    Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/

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    I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! :

    Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks

    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/

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    Links :

    Spatial - https://www.spatial.io/

    Oncyber : https://oncyber.io/

    Monaverse : https://monaverse.com/

    Rec Room : https://recroom.com/

    VR Chat : https://hello.vrchat.com/

    • 23 min
    Create Your Avatar and Get In The Metaverse in Seconds with Ready Player Me - CEO and Co-Founder Timmu Tõke

    Create Your Avatar and Get In The Metaverse in Seconds with Ready Player Me - CEO and Co-Founder Timmu Tõke

    One of the most common questions is where is the metaverse and how can I access it? Especially from new users. Ready Player Me are the user friendly go-to platform where I usually send people.

    You can create a full body 3D avatar in your likeness in seconds and use it to explore over 4000 apps and games immediately. It's super user friendly for newcomers but also integrated into the NFT and blockchain side of the metaverse. 

    Timmu Tõke is the CEO and Co-founder of Ready Player Me, who've been working in this space for 9 years. Timmu has a brilliant insight into where we are with the metaverse right now and what 2023 will bring. Thanks Timmu for coming on. 

    Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button, which is always so appreciated.

    Also drop me a message on Twitter - did you notice this podcast was in part edited by AI?

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    Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here

    This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse.

    If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it.

    The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick!

    Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse.

    Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above

    Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/

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    I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! :

    Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks

    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/

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    Links :

    Ready Player Me - https://readyplayer.me/

    Timmu Toke - https://twitter.com/timmutoke

    • 26 min
    The Legacy Film Industry Meets Web3 with Ben Klein - Founder and CEO of Mugsy Media Corp

    The Legacy Film Industry Meets Web3 with Ben Klein - Founder and CEO of Mugsy Media Corp

    Web3 has touched every creative industry even in these early experimental stages and the film industry is looking on with interest. Ben Klein isn't waiting and is actively experimenting with this new community owned approach as Founder and CEO of Mugsy Media Corp.

    In this episode, we discuss the legacy film industry, how a film is usually brought to market and where the value accrues. We then dive into the Web3 model, how it is different, what it can potentially bring and how community ownership is at the centre of it.

    Ben has previously made content for Morning Brew and Barstool Sports and was a production assistant on Madame Web the upcoming Marvel Film, Saturday Night Live and Academy Award Winner Luca Guadagnino's upcoming film Challengers too.

    Thank you as always for your support, if you're not already following the show, do hit that follow button,  which is always so appreciated.

    Also drop me a message on Twitter - did you notice this podcast was in part edited by AI?

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    Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here

    This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse.

    If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it.

    The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick!

    Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse.

    Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above

    Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/

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    I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! :

    Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks

    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/

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    Sources :

    Wacko Worms NFT Twitter : https://twitter.com/WackoWormsNFT

    The Wacko Worms Tragedy Film : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PELvX6EwPg&t=2s

    Ben Klein LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-klein-b57255167/

    GM Music Video : https://twitter.com/vertical_dream/status/1612504107516047360

    • 43 min
    Calvin Harris Has Arrived in the Metaverse + News From CES 2023

    Calvin Harris Has Arrived in the Metaverse + News From CES 2023

    Calvin Harris, the biggest DJ in the world has officially entered the virtual building by announcing The Calvin Harris Experience in partnership with WAVE, Pico and TikTok Live. We talk about that plus the latest news from the major tech conference CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas and a brand new major Roblox experience too.

    Thank you as always for your support, if you'd be happy to leave a review, that is always so appreciated.

    Also drop me a message on Twitter - did you notice this podcast was in part edited by AI? 

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    Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here

    This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse.

    If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it.

    The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick!

    Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse.

    Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above

    Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/

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    I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! :

    Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks

    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/

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    Sources :

    Calvin Harris in the metaverse trailer

    Roblox - H&M + Elton John via WWD

    Holoride via TechCrunch

    Amazon & Snapchat via Fashion United

    LG and Oorbit via venturebeat

    • 14 min
    5 Predictions for The Metaverse and Beyond for 2023

    5 Predictions for The Metaverse and Beyond for 2023

    2022 has been a wild year, it launched the concept of the 'metaverse' firmly into mainstream awareness but where are we now and what are the big trends to watch in 2023? On this episode of the Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, I highlight 5 areas I'm watching closely that I think will be the hottest topics of the next 12 months.

    I'd love to hear your predictions! Do reach out on Twitter here

    Happy New Year and here's to another mind-blowing year in the metaverse in 2023!

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    Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here

    This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse.

    If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it.

    The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick!

    Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse.

    Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above

    Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/

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    I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! :

    Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks

    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/

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    Sources 

    Riffusion AI music tool : https://www.riffusion.com/

    DappRadar / Coinmarketcap Web3 gaming numbers : https://coinmarketcap.com/community/articles/36361

    Starbucks 'Odessey' Web3 Rollout : https://techcrunch.com/2022/12/08/starbucks-opens-up-its-blockchain-based-loyalty-program-and-nft-community-to-first-beta-testers/

    • 18 min
    The World's First Global Fashion Director in the Metaverse Talks Opportunities in the Exploding Digital Fashion Space for 2023 - w. Gemma Sheppard

    The World's First Global Fashion Director in the Metaverse Talks Opportunities in the Exploding Digital Fashion Space for 2023 - w. Gemma Sheppard

    Gemma Sheppard is the first Metaverse Global Fashion Director, whose portfolio includes Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen and Daphne Guinness amongst others. She works very closely with Roblox and Dubit - the UK's leading metaverse studio who have created experiences played by millions daily. 

    In this conversation we dive into the current world of digital fashion and discuss why it is a trend lining up to be a huge opportunity in 2023 - both creatively and in terms of monetisation in virtual worlds.

    We’re right at the beginning of this digital fashion movement, so a great time to be learning all about it. Thank you very much to Gemma for coming on the show!

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    Grab your 30% of Realm Academy - just use the code FRANKS30 at checkout! - click here

    This show is brought to you by Everyrealm, who are your portal to the metaverse.

    If you want to level up quick and learn about : Metaverse Foundations, Intro to Blockchain and Advanced Topics in Web - taught by leaders at top companies in the industry like Ledger, The Sandbox & Dragonfly Capital, then Realm Academy is the place to do it.

    The code you need is FRANKS30 (F-R-A-N-K-S no. 30) - just enter it at checkout for 30% off, absolute no brainer, grab it quick!

    Join 10s of 1000s of others who’ve already made their way to the metaverse.

    Search ‘Realm Academy’ or click the link above

    Check out more at https://everyrealm.com and join their industry newsletter here : https://everyrealm.substack.com/

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    Gemma Sheppard / Dubit Links

    Gemma Sheppard LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemma-sheppard-62a33639/

    Gemma Sheppard Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/sheppardstyle

    Dubit Website : https://dubit.io/ - head here for the Roblox report

    Everyrealm's Links

    Realm Academy : https://everyrealm.com/realm-academy - 'FRANKS30' at checkout for 30% OFF!

    Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/everyrealm

    Discord : discord.gg/everyrealm

    Newsletter : https://everyrealm.substack.com/

    Search 'Everyrealm' for more

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    I always love to hear from you, say hello on the following links! :

    Twitter : https://twitter.com/luke_franks

    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-franks-b8b509118/

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

ntaylor87 ,

Love Metaverse Luke

Luke is the perfect host because he’s a perfect stand-in for the listener - curious, humble, engaged, asks great questions, comes prepared, and wrangles fantastic hosts and pulls great insights from them. A must listen. I recommend this pod to anyone even remotely curious about the space.

Eddie J. Soto ,

The conversatio between guest and host is educational

Neil Trevett standard operaters of the Metaverse, providing open standards, and comparing it to the early stages to Web 2.0 assure me that the Metaverse will be taken care of.

Iam Sam Iam ,

The best, hands-down.

Luke is a fantastic orator, listener, and questioning host. He has the ability to talk to some of the biggest minds in the business, and then make it understandable and usable for his listeners. This Podcast like the meta is only just beginning on this journey, however, has a fantastic foundation and building of a community that will keep people engaged for a long time.

My only request is that he would do more! :-)

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