No Parking

By Alex Roy & Bryan Salesky

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NO PARKING is a zero BS podcast about how technology will (or won't) change our daily lives, with a rotating cast of the human beings building the future. Hosted by roboticist Bryan Salesky and Cannonball Run racer and author Alex Roy.

Episode Date
Why We Should Hack Capitalism, Vote Autonomy, And Value Simplicity

In Alex Roy’s favorite episode since so far, Josh McManus (Chief Strategy Officer, Civic) talks about trust, safety, why '“city” is a verb instead of a noun, Bucky Fuller, spreading principles instead of scaling programs, autonomy isn’t a technical or regulatory problem, confusing movement with progress, the tyranny of intellectualism, not believing your own BS, the folly of zero-sum thinking, hacking capitalism for good, and why we should value simplicity, durability and beauty.

Feb 17, 2020
How Can A Restaurant Reboot A Neighborhood?

Alex & Bryan discuss woodworking, trust and quality furniture, then visit an entrepreneur who really tells it like it is: James Beard-award winning chef Michael Schwartz, whose Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink helped transform a run-down neighborhood into Miami’s amazing Design District.

Feb 10, 2020
How To Design Humanoid Robots

Some see the coming of Skynet, but Agility Robotics is building increasingly humanoid robots with one goal: to serve mankind. From the one-legged Thumper to a two-armed, two-legged delivery robot named Digit, Founder Damion Shelton has long been at the cutting edge of robots meant to do our bidding. But first he has to make them actually work.

Feb 03, 2020
What Is The Future of Music In Cars?

The soundtrack of our lives is the music we listen to while driving. How will autonomous vehicles change that experience? Barak Moffitt, Executive Vice President of Content Strategy & Operations for Universal Music Group, joins us to talk Dolby Atmos, podcasting, and how to put augmented reality and virtual reality in motion.

Jan 27, 2020
Are Autonomous Vehicles Necessary?

Who better to debate Autonomous Vehicles with Alex Roy than Dr. Mark Rosekind - former head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Fatigue Countermeasures at NASA - currently the Chief Safety Innovation Officer at Zoox, and one of the most opinionated and colorful characters in America.

Jan 20, 2020
How To Teach Coding To Kids Who Can’t Afford It

The best way to make American great is to equip our most talented kids with the tools to build the next generation of technology. The problem? Many public schools lack computer science classes. The solution: Steel City Codes, an educational non-profit led by kids, for kids. Meet founders Akshana Dassanaike-Perera, Joshua Zhou & Claire Shao.

Jan 13, 2020
How To Build An Autonomous Race Car at Home

He led Wired Magazine from 2001-2012, making the internet cool and mainstream. He coined the term “The Long Tail.” Now Chris Anderson is the Founder/CEO of 3D Robotics, DIY Drones and DIY Robocars, an autonomous racing series anyone can afford to enter.

Jan 06, 2020
What Autonomous Vehicles Can Learn From Car Racing

He used to manage an endurance racing team. Now he’s in charge of a fleet of autonomous vehicles. Argo AI’s Andre Ramdhanny explains what they have in common, and why you don’t need a PhD to work in the tech sector.

Dec 30, 2019
How To Keep Cities Moving And People Happy

From Zipcar to running Chicago and Washington DC’s Departments of Transportation, to VC fund Fontinalis and CityFi, Gabe Klein is one of the zero-BS good guys working to make cities move and people happy. Klein joins Alex & Bryan to talk transit deserts, privacy, what happened to streetcars, why building highways through cities is bad, and why 1 in 3 streets should become pedestrian zones.

Dec 23, 2019
What Black Panther Says about the Future of Transportation

What can sci-fi teach us about the future of autonomous vehicles, transportation and human nature? Black Panther Production Designer Hannah Beachler explains what it would take for her to trust an AV, and shares a secret that may shine a light on the friction between personal freedom and the future of urban mobility.

Dec 16, 2019
Would You Trust A Robot Dentist?

From cars to ships, trains and planes, robots are playing a greater role than ever. But would you trust a robot dentist? Brachium CEO/Founder Yaz Shehab has a lot to say about the similarities AND differences between automating health care vs. transportation, and why trust is everything.

Dec 09, 2019
The Man Who Designs The Future

Creative Director Alex McDowell doesn’t see the future, he designs it, and everyone from venture capitalists to Ford and NASA look to his work on films (“Minority Report,” “Fight Club,” “Watchmen,” “Lawnmower Man”) for inspiration. But unlike many futurists, McDowell’s futures aren’t robot-centric at all.

Dec 02, 2019
How To Reboot Urban Planning

From Zipcar to Ford, the Detroit Mobility Lab and the Michigan Mobility Institute, Jessica Robinson is one of the true experts in urban transportation. Hear her explain why there may be too much data, whether lessons from one city are portable to another, and why urban planners should earn a Masters in Mobility. planners should earn a Masters in Mobility.

Nov 25, 2019
How To Build Teams To Do The Impossible

From the Marines to Carnegie Mellon, the DARPA Challenges, Three Mile Island, Bhopal, the Moon, Mars and things he still can’t talk about, the legendary Red Whittaker has taught, led and inspired teams to do the impossible. Hear the father of Field Robotics share his thoughts on leadership, invention and the future.

Nov 18, 2019
From Lone Survivor to No Driver

The director of Friday Night Lights, Patriots Day, Very Bad Things, Deepwater Horizon and Battleship joins Alex Roy & Bryan Salesky to discuss what drives the characters in all his films, heroism, fatherhood, risk, driving, freedom, self-driving cars, and the greatest WW2 movie that has never been made. And boxing.

Nov 11, 2019
The World's Most Courageous Screenwriter

Outlaw racer Alex Roy & roboticist Bryan Salesky sit with screenwriter Josh Davis to discuss how he survived Russian Roulette with John McAfee, the truth about Elon Musk’s timeline for self-driving, and his new thriller about autonomous vehicles.

Nov 03, 2019
Top 10 Myths About Autonomous Vehicles

Outlaw racer Alex Roy & roboticist Bryan Salesky sit with Sam AbuelsamidNavigant Research Analyst, Forbes writer and one of the world’s leading experts on the automotive & technology sectors — to debunk the Top 10 Myths about Autonomous Vehicles.

Nov 03, 2019
Welcome to the No Parking Podcast!

Outlaw racer Alex Roy & roboticist Bryan Salesky discuss why they’re launching a new podcast into a sea of podcasts, what it's about, and how they came up with its name.

Aug 12, 2019