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David and Stephen Flynn

The Happy Pear Podcast

Josh Whiton is a regenerative technologist working to repair the Planet and our relationship to it.

At the age of 23, he founded a tech-startup that improved public transit usage, reduced car dependency, and created jobs while reducing fossil fuel emissions and the carbon footprint of millions. It was later acquired by the Ford Motor Company and became Ford Smart Mobility.

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For his positive contributions to society and the environment, Josh was named Champion of Change by the Obama administration. He was also awarded a Global Impact Visa by the New Zealand government, and his work has been highlighted by Fast Company magazine as among the world’s most innovative.

One of his latest initiatives is helping communities worldwide to establish a more beautiful food system by creating new living soil together. Now in 70+ countries and growing, people can participate in creating a more sustainable, resilient, and distributed food system at MakeSoil.org. Josh also co-founded one of the first urban farms in the southeastern United States. Still in operation today, the urban farm helps thousands of people each year to participate in and benefit from local food production.

Josh is an avid writer, speaker, and builder of technology, and continues to explore the implications of technology on humanity and nature. He also shares original and compelling insights about the nature of artificial intelligence on Substack.

In his episode we had the pleasure of hosting Josh in person, the conversation was so good we actually had to stop and record it in two parts! This part one we delve deep into what it is to be an entrepreneur, Josh’s fascinating back story, religion, soil and so much more!

Lots of Love,

Dave & Steve

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Produced by Sean Cahill & Sara Fawsitt

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