The Future Grind Podcast: Science | Technology | Business | Futurism
  • Ryan O'Shea: Producer, Entrepreneur, Futurist
53 episodes
Future Grind explores the future through science, technology, entrepreneurship, and philosophy. Hosted by television producer, entrepreneur, and futurist speaker Ryan O’Shea, Future Grind features interviews with innovators and thought leaders that are working to build our future. Biohacking, transhumanism, artificial intelligence, futurism, and robotics are frequent topics of conversation. Show notes and more can be found on Questions, press inquiries, and speaking requests, can be emailed to


Ep. 53 - Autonomy and Data Liberation with Hugo Campos
2020 Aug 2651m 18s
Host Ryan O'Shea discusses the value of data, inherent issues in the medical industry, the importance of autonomy, opportunities presented by the All of Us program and much more with Hugo Campos. More at
Ep. 52 - AI Ethics and Social Reform with Nell Watson
2020 Jun 1746m 4s
In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Nell Watson, an entrepreneur and machine intelligence researcher whose work primarily focuses on protecting human rights and creating ethical AI. She currently serves as AI Faculty at Singularity University and works with the IEEE on AI initiatives. They discuss AI value alignment, the role for humans in AI, rules of engagement for the culture wars, the COVID-19 pandemic, and much more. Show notes at
Ep. 51 - Micah Redding on Christian Transhumanism
2020 May 1952m 6s
Host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Micah Redding. Micah is the founder and Executive Director of the Christian Transhumanist Association and the host of the Christian Transhumanist Podcast. He’s also a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and Vice Motherboard, and a public speaker.
Ep. 50 - Future Ready Organizations with Singularity University's Nick Davis
2020 Apr 2243m 34s
host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Nick Davis, the Faculty Chair for Corporate Innovation at Singularity University. Nick helps organizations identify and capitalize on the exponential trends that will impact their industry, and the world. He’s just authored Future Ready: A Changemaker's Guide to the Exponential Revolution, which is described as a “resource for developing skillsets for future success”. They discuss what it means to be future ready, the importance of mindset, and much more. More at futureg
Ep. 49 - The Business of Life Extension with Chip Walter
2020 Mar 1352m 26s
Host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Chip Walter, author of the new book Immortality, Inc.: Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever. In addition to being an author, Chip is a journalist, filmmaker, and former CNN bureau chief. He has published articles for publications such as National Geographic, The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American, and has written four earlier books on scientific topics. More at
Ep. 48 - UBI and Upgrading America with Zoltan Istvan
2020 Feb 2733m 23s
Host Ryan O’Shea is joined by Zoltan Istvan, who is running against Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican Primary for President of the United States. Zoltan is also a transhumanist speaker and author, and has written articles for the New York Times, Newsweek, Vice, Wired, TechCrunch, and more. You may have also caught him on the Joe Rogan Experience and The Rubin Report with Dave Rubin.
Ep. 47 - Robots in Space with John Thornton of Astrobotic
2020 Feb 0552m 31s
Host Ryan O’Shea discusses the future of space robotics with John Thornton of Astrobotic. Astrobotic is a space robotics company that seeks to make space accessible to the world by using their lunar landers to deliver payloads for companies, governments, universities, and individuals.
Ep. 46 - Entrepreneurship in the Maker Community with Matt Verlinich
2019 Dec 1656m 17s
Host Ryan O’Shea sits down with Matt Verlinich, the founding General Manager of TechShop Pittsburgh & a founding member of Protohaven. He’s also the inventor of Clear Ice Rocks, a system for creating completely clear ice at home, & he guides early stage companies through the manufacturing process at Innovation Works. They discuss the maker movement, entrepreneurship, life-logging, & more. This episode is brought to you by the Smart Manufacturing Experience! Visit to learn more.
Ep. 45 - Advanced Robotics and AI in Manufacturing with Suzy Teele
2019 Nov 1856m 13s
Host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Suzy Teele, the Head of Marketing and Communications for the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute. The ARM Institute is a Department of Defense-funded non-profit that accelerates the advancement of transformative robotic technologies, artificial intelligence, and education. They discuss the future of automation and advanced robotics, the government’s interest in manufacturing, projects in development, and much more. More at
Ep. 44 - Jane Metcalfe on the Neobiological Revolution
2019 Oct 281h 5m 19s
In this episode Ryan O’Shea speaks with Jane Metcalfe, the serial entrepreneur best known as a co-founder of WIRED. Jane is now the Founder & CEO of NEO.LIFE, a digital media company seeking to do for the neobiological revolution what WIRED did for the digital revolution. They explore topics such as neuroscience, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, longevity, & much more.