Just the Beginning

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If there’s anything you know about journalists, it’s probably that they’re supposed to be objective: relating just the facts, with no personal bias. But is that really possible—or a good thing to strive for—in the “post-truth” world we’re curre
If you had to make a playlist that represented life on Earth, what would you include? That’s challenge a team of artists, scientists and musicologists led by astronomer Carl Sagan set for themselves in 1977. They compiled a gold-plated record
Why are wild animals the key to making fighter jets more exciting on-screen? Who bailed out Stanley Kubrick when his epic battle sequence sounded like pots and pans? And what did Jacques Cousteau have in common with Darth Vader? Making Waves:
In this episode, we explore creative projects that attempt to reconstruct the past—at least a version of it. Plus, we take a look back at some personal moments from the first 10 years of Kickstarter, as told by creators and backers. Say Someth
Oriana Leckert, Kickstarter’s Journalism Outreach Lead, joins us to explore creative new approaches to reporting the news. Tortoise Founded by industry veterans who have previously helped run The Wall Street Journal and the BBC, Tortoise aims
Join us to listen to some podcasts made by Kickstarter creators. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls: Frida Kahlo read by Pamela Adlon The bestselling Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls books tell stories of extraordinary women from the past and
Science Fiction Gets Real Meet creators making work that explores the gap between science fiction and reality. Inspired by science-fiction movies from the ʼ80s and ʼ90s, Shawn Frayne, the founder of Looking Glass Factory, dreams of making a h
Road Tripping Join us for an audio road trip to two places that were created with the help of Kickstarter backers. Tattoo artist Shanzey Afzal realized that the sexism she faced working in traditional tattoo parlors also affected women gettin
"Pollution is nothing but resources we're not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value. ― Buckminster Fuller" Meet two designers turning environmental pollution into useful products. Anirudh Sharma and
What does it mean to sound more like yourself? Voice teacher Daisy Press guides us through some pretty unusual vocal exercises. Maya and Bosco Kante are the founders of ElectroSpit, a family business devoted to helping people sing like robot
Stories about what happens when bringing a creative project to life becomes your life. Photojournalist Nancy Borowick used photography to cope with a family tragedy. She tells the story of what happened when both of her parents were diagnosed
This is Just the Beginning, a new podcast from Kickstarter featuring stories about how independent creators bring their ideas to life. Join us for an honest conversation about the value of creative work. How it challenges us—and empowers us to
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