Simone Giertz is a Swedish inventor, maker, robotics enthusiast, TV host, and professional YouTuber.
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When we focus so much on achievement and success, it's easy to lose sight of joy. This hour, TED speakers search for joy in unexpected places, and explain why it's crucial to a fulfilling life. Speakers include inventor Simone Giertz, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee, journalist David Baron, and musician Meklit Hadero.
Our guest this week is Simone Giertz. Simone is a Swedish native who now resides in San Francisco. Millions of people come to watch her build shitty robots on YouTube and she recently launched her own astronaut training program to get herself into space. Simone's videos have been featured on The Ellen Show, The Late Show, Mashable, Business Insider, Wired, Conan O'Brien, and more. Whilst most recently joining master builder Adam Savage's tested team.
Simone Giertz builds shitty robots. That’s not an insult. She calls herself the Queen of Shitty Robots and she’s actually a hilarious mastermind. Watch her YouTube videos then listen to our conversation about comedy, commitment issues and her strange immunity to haters. Watch her videos here: And if you enjoyed this episode, please let Simone & me know via Twitter. and EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY SEMPLICE - Thank you! _____ Listen to more episodes on If you have questions, I love to get your feedback on Twitter
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Nov 1st, 1990
San Francisco, CA, USA
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2 hours, 23 minutes