The Big Bang Podcast

The Big Bang Podcats

Yes, I’ve started a podcast about new ideas, innovation and how the world is changing; we ask ourselves, what’s possible: The Big Bang.

Below are the episodes, but make sure you follow the podcast on Soundcloud; or you can always check back here.

Virtual Reality vs Reality

In this first episode my co-host Adrian Pedrin, Film Producer and Director, and I talk about virtual reality versus reality. In other words, what happens when people will prefer virtual experiences over reality?

What’s the difference between crap and good enough?

What’s good and what’s crap? Why do we celebrate crap? This is the topic of this week’s podcast.

Rohan Light On Forecasting And Data Analytics

On this episode we inteview Rohan Light, who solves enterprise analytics problems, on how we need to short-circuit human bias before playing with data.

Arnold Beekes on Being A Generalist

On this week’s episode we chat with Generalist Arnold Beekes about being a Generalist and how to thrive in a society full of specialists. We need to cultivate more curiosity in people!

What is an ideal living utopia, and why aren’t we living in one?

People live off low paying jobs, they don’t have enough money and are unhappy; and there are no signs that it will stop anytime soon. Is this the living utopia we want?

On this week’s episode of The Big Bang podcast we dissect our current way of living as a society.

Reputationville: A World Where The Work Finds You

Imagine living in a world where, just like an Uber driver is waiting for you when you need it, the work finds you. To a certain degree, we’re already living in a world where reputation matters. But let’s take it a step further and consider other factors beyond who you know and what you know; what are the obstacles standing in the way?

What if instead of students choosing a college major, they chose a mission?

What does the future of education look like? On this episode we discuss an alternative idea: educating oneself to attain a personal mission, not getting a major to get a job.

What skills do we need to stay relevant in the future?

This discussion focused on how to adapt our communities and the organizations within them through innovation to produce a workforce of the future. Specifically, the relevant skills needed to continue to add value to our organizations and those they serve.

Ideas that must die Pt.1

On this episode we flip the script, rather than asking if a new idea is a good one, we ask whether it’d be better if some of the ideas we cling to were killed off.

What ideas, if eliminated, would improve our life?

Ideas that must die Pt.2

On this episode we flip the script, rather than asking if a new idea is a good one, we ask whether it’d be better if some of the ideas we cling to were killed off.

What ideas, if eliminated, would improve our life?

Babak Forutanpour on how to start a grass roots innovation program in a big company

On this episode of the Big Bang Podcast we interview Babak Forutanpour, Founder of Qualcomm’s FLUX innovation program and creator of @TheAryaBall.

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Why do we need every object and device around us connected?

On this episode we discuss how internet connected objects and devices are already here, but beyond making our lives more efficient, why else should we care?

Building A Better Human: The Future Of Human Augmentation

We are entering the next phase of Human Augmentation, in this episode of The Big Bang podcast we discuss: “What is the future of human physical enhancement?”

The Future Of Intelligence: Robots Vs Augmented Humans

Imagine a world where robots and humans are fighting for dominance, each editing the very building blocks of their beings to outcompete the other. Sound too far fetched? It could happen.

As the power of AI increases, so will our ability to change our genetic code to make humanity smarter, faster, stronger, etc.. And that is the topic of today’s episode…robots vs augmented humans.

Different: Escaping Mediocrity

There comes a point in time when all business compete for the same thing: sameness.

It shouldn’t be this way, because competing to be the best at what everyone else does leads to mediocrity. On today’s episode we discuss how to escape mediocrity; not mindlessly pursue it.

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: Are We Creating The Future In Our Image?

The possibility of creating thinking machines raises a host of ethical issues. On this episode of The Big Bang podcast we discuss some of these issues with our guest Ivan Rodriguez.

Digital Renaissance: Transforming your company for the digital economy

Digital is changing how business is done, and also society, period. But many businesses, of all sizes, have yet to wake up and understand this reality. How then can businesses adapt and flourish in the digital economy?

That is the topic of this episode and we have a guest, my friend Jonathan Canales, the CEO and founder of Sinergya; a leader of digital transformation.

Wrong Thinking: The Key to Thinking Differently

In the The Big Bang podcast we provoke and discuss possible futures, which means we have to ask ourselves “what’s possible?” To consider possibilities we have to engage in divergent thinking, and one way to do so is wrong thinking; that is the topic of this episode.

A World Without Sleep

what if there were a cure for sleep? What if there were a drug you could take so you never felt tired? What would you do if you didn’t have to sleep?

Now consider that in the future we might compete with artificial intelligent robots that might replace us. In order to survive will we see humans adopt extreme tactics such as not sleeping?

On this week’s episode of The Big Bang Podcast we imagine a world without sleep.

When Smart Drugs Do The Work

Will smart drugs make us smarter or ruin our lives? Martin King joins us in this episode to discuss what a world where smart drugs will do the mental work for us looks like.

Design As Strategy: How Design Can Improve Your Business Outcomes

On this episode of The Big Bang podcast Julio Salazar and Miguel Melgarejo of Cirklo, an innovation consultancy based in Mexico, join me to discuss how a mindset imbued with design principles can improve business outcomes.

Economist Intelligence Unit Research on Innovation Clusters

Interview with Adam Green, senior editor in the Thought Leadership department at the Economist Intelligence Unit, on innovation clusters.

The Truth About Nootropics (Smart Drugs)

To help us understand nootropics on a wider angle such as how people really use them and whether or not they enhance creative thinking, on this episode of the podcast we were joined by Ryan Michael Ballow, creator of Cortex Nootropic. Ryan is the Founder and CEO of Live Cortex; a cognitive optimization company focusing on nootropic agents.

Given The Chance, Would You Modify The Appearance Of Your Unborn Child?

Science is making it easier and easier to change who what – or our kids – look like. Genetic engineering, modifying genes for the better could be as important to this century as vaccines were to the last.

How far will the trend go?

The Future Of Work With Annalie Killian

How will work change in the future? I chat with business catalyst and strategist Annalie Killian to explore that question.

The Future That Never Was

What did futurists from the late 50’s and early 60’s get right, and what did they get wrong?

The Startup Equation with Ja-Naé Duane

Starting a business? Ja-Naé Duane is a serial entrepreneur on a mission to help one million entrepreneurs worldwide create one trillion dollars for the global economy; she co-wrote The Startup Equation to help people turn their ideas into reality.

Platform Revolution: How Platforms Change Strategy with Geoffrey Parker

The internet is the big disruptor of our time, changing the advantage from products to platforms. Case in point, Uber, Airbnb and PayPal. They all disrupted their markets when they launched. Today they are industry leaders.

What’s the secret to their success?


On this episode I talk to Geoffrey Parker co-author of Platform Strategy, on the new competition and how digital platforms change competitive strategy.

What technology should be un-invented?

Not all innovation is great, there are pros and cons to everything. The world is full of products no one really needs, and there other products that have unintended consequences. What are those things that are ubiquitous that we don’t need?