Podcast: How to get famous on YouTube, implant RFID chips, and travel to space

Matt Harding in the KIRO-FM studios. (Erynn Rose photo)

This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we’re revisiting a few of our favorite guest segments with highlights from some of our most interesting interviews over the past several months.

The common thread: Each of these guests inspired us to think differently or bigger in some way. Here they are, in order of appearance in the show.

Matt Harding: Even if you don’t recognize Matt Harding’s name, you’ve probably seen one of his videos. He’s the globetrotting YouTube star behind the site WhereTheHellisMatt.com. His videos, showing him dancing with people in countries around the world, have been viewed millions upon millions of times. (Hear the full interview on the original episode: Aug. 4, 2012.)

Amal Graafstra

Amal Graafstra has been walking around for years with an RFID tag implanted in each of his hands. And yes, he did it voluntarily. Graafstra, the author of the book RFID Toys, explains how he uses the tags, how he responds to critics, and where he thinks RFID is headed long term. (Original episode: Aug. 17, 2012.)

Adam Brucknerprofessor of aeronautics and astronautics at the University of Washington. He shares his insights and perspectives on the emerging era of commercial spaceflight, asteroid mining, the potential impact on the Seattle economy, and the implications for humanity. (Original episode: May 4, 2012.)

Adam Bruckner

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