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Moonshot - a podcast turning science fiction into science fact

From a press release to news@media.info
Posted 27 July 2017, 9.39pm edt

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Lawson Media, a new media startup founded by Australian journalist Kristofor Lawson, today announced the official launch of Moonshot, a podcast series exploring seemingly impossible technology ideas and the people trying to make them happen.

Hosted by Kristofor Lawson (@kristoforlawson) and Andrew Moon (@moonytweets), both former producers of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the series dives into ideas that sit on the edge of technology, business, innovation, and science fiction. Some of the topics covered in the show include Mars space travel, human level artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, personal robots, drone delivery, and flying cars. These are real ideas that are about to change the world as we know it.

The latest episode explores people trying to augment the human body with technology and features interviews with Bryan Johnson, Founder and CEO of Kernel (previously Bryan was the founder of Braintree), Cyborg Artist and co-founder of Cyborg Foundation Moon Ribas, Body-Hacker and Founder of Dangerous Things Amal Graafstra, and a short cameo from True Ventures investor Kevin Rose.

"Moonshot is a fantastic excuse to explore ideas that have often existed in the pages of your favourite sci-fi comic or movie," says Moonshot co-host Kristofor Lawson. "Many large technology companies now have 'Moonshot' divisions, but there are also many smaller companies and individuals chasing these impossible ideas - and making real progress."

"There has never been a more exciting time to be talking about the future of technology and indeed humanity."

During the first series - which will run until December - Moonshot will be publishing regular narrative stories along with extended interviews with entrepreneurs, investors, and future thinkers.

Throughout the series is the original Moonshot theme, composed by Breakmaster Cylinder - a mysterious individual who has also produced music for the Reply All podcast.

Popular podcast app Pocket Casts featured Moonshot last week and it very quickly reached #1 on their trending podcasts list with thousands of people downloading the show.

Moonshot is supported through an innovation grant from The Walkley Foundation for Journalism. The Walkley Foundation is Australia's peak journalism body and runs the annual Walkley Awards (similar to The Pulitzer Prizes).

Moonshot is available to subscribe and listen to on demand on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, TuneIn, and more.

To listen to the Moonshot podcast, visit their website - or search for Moonshot in your favourite podcast app. Moonshot can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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