The Next Mile
Episode 1 - Mach 5 or Bust
Season 1, Ep. 1
We talk with Hermeus CEO AJ Piplica about his vision for bringing Mach 5 high-speed travel to the masses and how he took the captain's seat as we reimagine the future of transportation.
Episode 5 -In a Van Down by the River
Season 1, Ep. 5
Every time you get behind the wheel, do you know where you’re headed to next?When was the last time you stopped to smell the roses, or stopped at the pop-up apple stand on the side of the road?With the sudden resurge of “van life” in America, the idyllic dream of taking life into your own hands, living on a continuous adventure, and taking beautiful Instagram pictures along the way is becoming the reality of more and more people—especially Millennials.On today’s episode, I talk with David Clapper, co-founder and CEO of SCAMPer Van. He knows a thing or two about the wonders of exploring the open road in a van, and he takes us with him on this journey throughout our discussion.So, listen in and imagine where this road could take you.Some Questions I Ask:What’s the origin of sCAMPer Van? (1:51)Is there something uniquely American about van life? (9:01)Can van life exist in a world with the next generation of cars? (19:07)In This Episode, You Will Learn:How “van life” began. (4:38)How van life is becoming more attainable for individuals and families of all ages. (10:10)How van life allows for spontaneity unlike other travel methods. (10:58)What’s different about a sCAMPer Van and an RV. (21:25)Resources:sCAMPer Van
Monthly Mile Post - July
Once a month The Next Mile podcast (in under 5 minutes) talks about some of the biggest disruptions in the transportation industry in our Monthly Milepost episode. This month we discuss news from:1. Ford VW Nissan-Renault ARGO AI and WayBig, traditional automakers partner with each other and tech companies in artificial intelligence and autonomous assistance to cut through the heavy R&D needed for them to survive.2. UPS and UPS Flight ForwardUPS pushes ahead on commercial drone deliveries3. Virgin Hyperloop One and Elon MuskThe annual hyperloop pod competition kicked off and delivered some exciting results as the entire globe shifts their attention to the promise of the tech.4. Molon Labe Designs and the FAAMiddle seats sucking? No longer as one design firm looks to radically rethink the typically undesirable middle seat.5. NASA SpaceX and (even) NickelodeonSpace exploration requires increased cooperation and participation from commercial entities looking to break into the next frontier of human exploration.
Episode 4 - Blasts from the Past
Season 1, Ep. 4
When we think of transportation, cars are probably one of the first things we think of.It’s a mode of transportation we see, if not use, on a daily basis.These days, the existence of cars is hard to escape,And this comes as no surprise.They've been a part of society for over a century and they’re not going anywhere soon.On today’s episode, Jeff and I are going to take a journey through time to see how we arrived at today’s modern automobile.Jeff Lane is the Director of the Lane Motor Museum, in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been a car enthusiast ever since he was a kid. He began restoring his first car—a 1955 MG TF—when he was a teen. His personal collection was the donation that began the foundation.Jeff not only knows a lot of things about cars, but he has some great insight into the many ways they have been designed and produced throughout history.So listen to Episode 4 of The Next Mile, to understand how people developed cars that worked for the area and the time period that they were in, and where we’re headed in the future.Questions I ask:Can you tell me about some of your favorite cars in the collection? (07:31)Can we talk about the Dymaxion? (14:48)Do you feel like the collection that you guys have, captures perfectly in a bottle what it was like to try to design cars when there were no standards? (20:20)Do you guys have any vehicles that were designed specifically for a certain type of person? (24:29)What does it take to get into your collection? (33:39)In this episode, you will learn:The type of cars exhibited at the Lane Motor Museum (02:15)How Jeff became a car enthusiast. (03:12)What an amphibious car is. (10:40)How the road size is an impediment to making bigger cars. (14:00)Why the flying cars didn’t „take off” (25:50)Resources:Lane Motor Museum WebsiteFacebook