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Rising temperatures, homelessness, food scarcity, and a lack of access to healthcare, how we address these colossal issues is critical. World Changing Ideas is a show that investigates how innovation can solve these problems and help kick-start a new future. We’re highlighting the solutions that could end pollution and change food production. From rethinking public spaces to developing a circular economy to taking on climate change, we’ll show how leaders and creators are building a new way of life.

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    • 4.6 • 17 Ratings

Rising temperatures, homelessness, food scarcity, and a lack of access to healthcare, how we address these colossal issues is critical. World Changing Ideas is a show that investigates how innovation can solve these problems and help kick-start a new future. We’re highlighting the solutions that could end pollution and change food production. From rethinking public spaces to developing a circular economy to taking on climate change, we’ll show how leaders and creators are building a new way of life.

    How this New Bamboo Sneaker is Changing the Shoe Industry One Tiny Carbon Footprint at a Time

    How this New Bamboo Sneaker is Changing the Shoe Industry One Tiny Carbon Footprint at a Time

    We know greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation and food waste. But one carbon contributor that doesn’t always get a lot of airtime is the retail industry. Fashion accounts for nearly 10 percent of carbon emissions and 85 percent of discarded clothes end up in landfills. That becomes nearly 12 million tons every year.
    Talib talks with Cariuma co-founders David Python and Fernando Porto about making the world's first sneaker with the smallest carbon footprint.

    • 28 min
    How Eating Ugly Fruits and Veggies Can Help Save the Planet

    How Eating Ugly Fruits and Veggies Can Help Save the Planet

    We've got a special bonus episode for you this week. Since we're celebrating Earth Month, we wanted to bring you another great innovation on sustainability. Enjoy the show and happy Earth Day tomorrow!
    Talib speaks with Christine Moseley, the founder and CEO of Full Harvest. They discuss how her company's B2B approach is helping connect farmers with retailers to end food waste.

    • 19 min
    Why You Should Be Concerned that the 18-Wheeler Cruising Beside You is Probably Empty

    Why You Should Be Concerned that the 18-Wheeler Cruising Beside You is Probably Empty

    It shouldn’t come as any surprise that the number one carbon “culprit” in the U.S is transportation. It accounts for about 28 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
    Talib chats with Jennifer Wong, head of sustainability at Convoy, a trucking software startup that aims to solve the industry's efficiency issues.

    • 24 min
    How a 3D Printer Could Help End Homelessness

    How a 3D Printer Could Help End Homelessness

    While the pandemic has exposed underlying issues of housing insecurity for many Americans, homelessness in the U.S was already a massive crisis.
    Talib Visram talks with Jason Ballard, CEO and co-founder of ICON, a digital construction company that 3D-prints houses. They discuss how this new technology will revolutionize homebuilding — and potentially make it to the moon.

    • 30 min
    How Can We Make Our Democracy Better? Go Back to Ancient Greece

    How Can We Make Our Democracy Better? Go Back to Ancient Greece

    For many years the U.S has seemed more politically divided than ever before. Only 16 percent of Americans think democracy is working well and almost 80 percent live under one-party rule in their state.
    Talib Visram talks with Adam Cronkright about of by for*, a non-partisan, non-profit organization he co-founded, which aims to replace politicians with everyday people.

    • 29 min
    How One CEO Decided to Pay Every Employee $70,000

    How One CEO Decided to Pay Every Employee $70,000

    The federal minimum wage has not increased since 2009. Lawmakers are haggling over different ways to introduce legislation for a wage hike but until that happens, company leaders have stepped in with their own plans.
    Talib Visram talks with Gravity Payments CEO and Founder Dan Price about his decision to increase his employees' salaries to a minimum of $70,000.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Abaz87 ,

Well balanced

Perfect balance of current events, socio-economic issues and new developments in various sectors ( including tech and business disruptions).

J. Barshop ,

Engaging and invaluable 🙌

The insight that Talib and his guests bring to bear on the problems we're all facing is awe-inspiring and invaluable.

It’s like watching one of these street magicians work - I’ll find myself re-listening to snippets several times over and it’s just as impressive every time.

It’s obvious that Talib and the FC team put an extraordinary effort into finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world.

Beyond grateful for the amazing content - now more so than ever. 🙏

Seasonalfroggyfan ,

Engaging and timely

I listened to the episode titled, "Katy Perry Invests in Food, Restaurants go Germ Free and the Epicurious Cooking Show." Very interesting, especially the info about the ways restaurants are thinking of monitoring employee handwashing.

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