MANUFACTURING HOPE IN A SCARY WORLD.

The Future Optimist Podcast

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I explore the people and organizations building the world of tomorrow.

"Future Optimist" is a play on words—it either means one who is optimistic about the future or one who is not yet an optimist.

For me, that about sums it up.

Our world is changing rapidly. Will our ingenuity save us? Or are we doomed?

ALL Future Optimist EPISODES:

(Formerly Beat the Often Path®)

Greg Johnson: Crazy Water-Permeable Sustainable Concrete – Ep. 201

Greg Johnson: Crazy Water-Permeable Sustainable Concrete – Ep. 201

Deniz Kent: CEO of a Mind-blowing BioTech Company That’s Raised over $40 Million – Ep. 200

Deniz Kent: CEO of a Mind-blowing BioTech Company That’s Raised over $40 Million – Ep. 200

Lin Kayser: The Insane World of AI-assisted “Computational Engineering” – Ep. 199

Lin Kayser: The Insane World of AI-assisted “Computational Engineering” – Ep. 199

Gastón Paladini: What is Piggy Sooy? Turning Soy Into Pork at a molecular level – Ep. 198

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

Niklas Kluger: Ingenious Rock Powder that Regenerates Soil and Removes CO₂ from the Atmosphere! – Ep. 197

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

Saman Farid: Legendary AI Investor and CEO of Formic Technologies Talks Building the Future of Robotic Automation – Ep. 196

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

Paul Shapiro: Best-Selling Author of “Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World” – Ep. 195

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

Ramiro Velasco: Is Amazon Latin America a “Blue Ocean”? (For Lovers of Get-Rich-Quick Schemes!) – Ep. 194

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

Matt Rogers: A Truly Brilliant In-Home Solution for Reducing Food Waste from the Co-Founder of Nest – Ep. 193

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

Fabian de La Fuente: How a Proven Serial Entrepreneur is Reshaping the Solar Tech Landscape – Ep. 192

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

Ryan Field: Ingenious Tech Revolutionizing Neuroscience and Neuromedicine – Ep. 191

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

Mike Loos: Aggregating Data to Create a “Digital Twin” for Faster Pharmaceuticals – Ep. 190

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

Tom Frazier: What is “Edge Computing” and How Do We Make It Sustainable? – Ep. 189

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

Travis Rosbach: The Inventor of Hydro Flask® Shares Decades of Business Wisdom – Ep. 188

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

Robin Simsa: The Genius of 3D-Printed Vegan “Salmon” Filets – Ep. 187

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

Nicki Driscoll, PhD: Next-Generation Brain Implants as Thin as a Human Hair – Ep. 186

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

Viraj Mane, PhD: Curing Diseases with Human Breast Milk? – EP. 185

Beat the Often Path Podcast by Ross Palmer

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