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The BMW Podcast | Changing Lanes

Not every journey starts with a destination. This podcast is for those seeking an exciting ride to discover new horizons. This is “Changing Lanes,” the official podcast from BMW. Each new season provides a unique experience with innovative audio formats, trendsetting topics, and insightful guests. Tune in to discover more of the BMW universe, sustainable lifestyles, the newest luxury visions, and the most eco-friendly cars. Subscribe to the BMW podcast series to dive deeper into the world of BMW while experiencing a new audio storytelling style every season.

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CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #07 | Where can we innovate next? | BMW Podcast
We are almost at the end of our journey, but only almost. On the search for the greenest car, constant innovation is an important part of the BMW philosophy. The development of new ideas, new processes, new materials, and new solutions. We have plans and ideas for a sustainable future, of course, but which ideas haven’t we thought of yet? And which ideas are on the way? As you can see, there are still plenty of open questions, and Anne Therese is looking for answers. To find them, she calls Los Angeles from Munich, visits BMW Welt, and immerses herself in the history of sustainability at BMW at the BMW Museum. Join her and tune in! 02:00 What does ‚innovation‘ mean? 04:50 Aesthetics of the future 10:30 The chances and challenges of innovation projects 16:00 Sustainability and the concept of health 19:00 The digital twin 22:50 Recycling of batteries and battery cells 27:00 RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, RE:CYCLE “The ‘greenest‘ electric car will be made by BMW.” – this is the company’s mission for the future. Is this future already within our grasp? What are the challenges that arise in trying to achieve this goal? We will find out in this eight-part audio documentary. Together with our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari (The Climate Optimist), we will go on a journey through the BMW universe and take an authentic look behind the scenes. Read more about our search for the greenest car here. You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here. BMW Protagonists: Markus Seidel, Wesselka Mandowa-Maier, Annette Connor Editorial: Julia Niedermeier Author: Robert Valentine Sound and Music: Kontrapunkt Agency Art: Lucas Lemuth, Madita O'Sullivan, Caroline Wabra
36:05 12/02/2022
CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #06 | How do we create a positive social impact? | BMW Podcast
Welcome back! In previous episodes, you have joined Anne Therese in a wide variety of places, met all kinds of BMW employees, and learned about their roles and projects. These all deal with sustainability at BMW. But this issue is so much bigger than the BMW universe in Munich. In a world where we increasingly face new social challenges, it is more important than ever that global companies recognize and embrace their social responsibility. It is simply not possible to act and produce completely sustainably in the future without an awareness of this responsibility and the action that needs to result. Social sustainability goes hand in hand with sustainable production. Anne Therese digs deeper. 02:40 Social sustainability 04:45 How is BMW socially responsible? 08:00 A united humanity: BMW ethics and social responsibility 10:40 Raw materials: Mica (More info here and here) 25:00 Organic materials in production 27:55 The first FSC-certified tyre (More info here) 37:00 PowerUp: Energy for education (More info here) “The ‘greenest‘ electric car will be made by BMW.” – this is the company’s mission for the future. Is this future already within our grasp? What are the challenges that arise in trying to achieve this goal? We will find out in this eight-part audio documentary. Together with our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari (The Climate Optimist), we will go on a journey through the BMW universe and take an authentic look behind the scenes. Read more about our search for the greenest car here. You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here. BMW Protagonists: Milena Pighi, Nils Heimes, Vanessa Buchberger, Sabrina Kolbeck, Jacob Hamar Editorial: Julia Niedermeier Author: Robert Valentine Sound and Music: Kontrapunkt Agency Art: Lucas Lemuth, Madita O'Sullivan, Caroline Wabra
46:15 11/25/2022
CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #05 | Why do we need to think more ‘circular’? | BMW Podcast
Where does a circle begin? When you’re producing an audio documentary about sustainability and BMW, there’s no avoiding the topics of RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, and RE:CYCLE. These are the four principles of the circular economy and, as such, also form the core elements of this audio documentary. The circular economy’s aim is that existing materials and products are maintained, recycled, repaired and shared for as long as possible. Anne Therese wants to dive deeper into how this works and how close – or how far away – BMW already is to the goal of a circular economy. What might a “circular” vehicle look like? Let’s find out. 02:16 RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, RE:CYCLE 10:10 The importance of closed loops 19:21 What means remanufacturing? 21:16 What does a fully circular supply chain look like? “The ‘greenest‘ electric car will be made by BMW.” – this is the company’s mission for the future. Is this future already within our grasp? What are the challenges that arise in trying to achieve this goal? We will find out in this eight-part audio documentary. Together with our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari (The Climate Optimist), we will go on a journey through the BMW universe and take an authentic look behind the scenes. Read more about our search for the greenest car here. You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here. BMW Protagonists: Anna Goldhofer, Christopher Degenhart Editorial: Julia Niedermeier Author: Robert Valentine Sound and Music: Kontrapunkt Agency Art: Lucas Lemuth, Madita O'Sullivan, Caroline Wabra
27:30 11/18/2022
CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #04 | How do we design sustainability? | BMW Podcast
The search continues! Of course, vehicles are also about aesthetics, design – and love at first sight. But how much room for creativity is there when the goal is minimalism? We have to look into the future of vehicle design with fresh eyes. Anne Therese meets some of the creative minds who create a new aesthetic and design from the first lines on the page. She wants to learn from them how sustainability can be built into the design of a vehicle and the materials that are the most difficult to replace when creating the car of the future. What aesthetics lie behind radical reduction? And what responsibility do designers bear when it comes to a sustainable future? We will find out in this episode. 02:23 Rethinking mobility 07:30 What is the luxury of the future? 18:13 Circular design principles 27:11 Mirum as a possible leather alternative? 28:02 Design for circularity 31:28 Sustainable car design “The ‘greenest‘ electric car will be made by BMW.” – this is the company’s mission for the future. Is this future already within our grasp? What are the challenges that arise in trying to achieve this goal? We will find out in this eight-part audio documentary. Together with our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari (The Climate Optimist), we will go on a journey through the BMW universe and take an authentic look behind the scenes. Read more about our search for the greenest car here. You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here. BMW Protagonists: Daniela Bohlinger, Matthias Junghanns, Jessica Dettinger Editorial: Julia Niedermeier Author: Robert Valentine Sound and Music: Kontrapunkt Agency Art: Lucas Lemuth, Madita O'Sullivan, Caroline Wabra
43:13 11/11/2022
CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #03 | How can we rethink recycling? | BMW Podcast
We’re on the road again! Anne Therese still has some unanswered questions, so we need to keep looking - after all, we are on a mission. Along with RE:USE, RE:DUCE and RE:THINK, RE:CYCLE is one of the key principles of the move towards a circular economy, so we can't skip this topic in our search for the most sustainable car. Which parts of a vehicle can already be recycled, which can’t and what role does logistics play? The theory says that car production can only be truly sustainable if all the car parts are also transported between plants in a climate-neutral way. So, what’s the starting point here? Anne Therese sets out to find answers. 01:55 A visit to the BMW Group Recycling and Dismantling Centre 02:54 The mission: a closed loop 06:35 What can or can’t be recycled? 09:28 Can electric car batteries be recycled? 13:04 Sustainability in transport and logistics “The ‘greenest‘ electric car will be made by BMW.” – this is the company’s mission for the future. Is this future already within our grasp? What are the challenges that arise in trying to achieve this goal? We will find out in this eight-part audio documentary. Together with our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari (The Climate Optimist), we will go on a journey through the BMW universe and take an authentic look behind the scenes. Read more about our search for the greenest car here. You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here. BMW Protagonists: Alexander Schuell, Vera Leinfelder, Giacomo Roman Editorial: Julia Niedermeier Author: Robert Valentine Sound and Music: Kontrapunkt Agency Art: Lucas Lemuth, Madita O'Sullivan, Caroline Wabra
29:36 11/04/2022
CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #02 | How do we turn production green? | BMW Podcast
We’re back! If you thought that Anne Therese already had answers to all your questions, we have to disappoint you. The search for the greenest car has only just begun. BMW has set itself ambitious goals, which can only be achieved if the supply chain, the production and all the other processes are completely sustainable. In episode 2, we will find out how green production can work and why development in this direction is not always as easy as you might think. That’s why Anne Therese is visiting the place where the car magic happens: the BMW plant in Munich. There, she meets environment and energy specialists, who deal with the issue of making production as sustainable as possible every day. Have you always wanted to know what it sounds like behind the gates of the BMW plant? Then you shouldn’t miss this episode! 05:00 Challenges in green production 11:20 Standardization as a possible solution? 16:50 Innovations in production 19:50 Being part of the Startup Garage 21:25 The Green Plant Leipzig: A holistic approach to sustainability 27:30 How to reduce carbon footprint in manufacturing industry? “The ‘greenest‘ electric car will be made by BMW.” – this is the company’s mission for the future. Is this future already within our grasp? What are the challenges that arise in trying to achieve this goal? We will find out in this eight-part audio documentary. Together with our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari (The Climate Optimist), we will go on a journey through the BMW universe and take an authentic look behind the scenes. Read more about our search for the greenest car here. You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here. BMW Protagonists: Jury Witschnig, Magdalena Lippenberger, Stefan Fenchel Editorial: Julia Niedermeier Author: Robert Valentine Sound and Music: Kontrapunkt Agency Art: Lucas Lemuth, Madita O'Sullivan, Caroline Wabra
34:28 10/28/2022
CHASING THE GREENEST CAR #01 | How do we source a sustainable future? | BMW Podcast
Sustainability in the automotive sector goes way beyond the production of a vehicle. In order to ensure sustainable production, the entire supply chain of materials has to be transparent and sustainable. But where and how do you start? In the first episode of our audio documentary, our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari, asks precisely these questions. She looks for the answers at the Research and Innovation Center (FIZ), at the Digital Campus, and directly inside the BMW i4. There, she speaks to the people who know how important and, at the same time, difficult, it really is to maintain a sustainable supply chain. It’s also a matter of considering the environment, ethics, and social responsibility. Ready to hit the road with Anne Therese? 07:00 The importance and difficulties of adhering to a green supply chain 09:30 It is all about standardization 15:30 Cobalt for Development 18:00 Is sustainable cobalt mining even possible? 19:30 Responsible Lithium Initiative 22:00 Catena X and supply chain transparency 28:30 The power of collaboration 35:00 Sustainable steel production: achievements and challenges “The ‘greenest‘ electric car will be made by BMW.” – this is the company’s mission for the future. Is this future already within our grasp? What are the challenges that arise in trying to achieve this goal? We will find out in this eight-part audio documentary. Together with our reporter, Anne Therese Gennari (The Climate Optimist), we will go on a journey through the BMW universe and take an authentic look behind the scenes. Read more about our search for the greenest car here. You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here. BMW Protagonists: Ferdinand Geckeler, Claudia Becker, Niels Angel, Philipp Leschinski, Philipp Oberhumer Editorial: Julia Niedermeier Author: Robert Valentine Sound and Music: Kontrapunkt Agency Art: Lucas Lemuth, Madita O'Sullivan, Caroline Wabra
47:33 10/21/2022
Welcome to CHASING THE GREENEST CAR | BMW Podcast
“The greenest electric car will be a BMW” – this is what BMW is aiming for. Becoming the most sustainable car manufacturer is an ambitious goal. It’s going to take rethinking every step of the supply chain and the life cycle of every vehicle. Where do you have to start? What does sustainability look like before, during, and after a product’s useful life? And what do social responsibility and new leadership mean in this context? We’ve invited author, activist, educator and climate optimist, Anne Therese Gennari, to go on a journey with us to search for the answers to these questions. In the next eight episodes, she meets the people, who are designing and shaping a sustainable future for BMW. Do you want to join us on the journey? Tune in! You can find more information about our host Anne Therese Gennari here.
02:00 10/13/2022
FORWARDISM | Making space for something new | BMW Podcast
It’s a wrap! In this very last episode of THIS IS FORWARDISM, Yomi looks back over all the episodes. What inspired her the most? What did she learn? And how has her definition of forwardism changed? Our THIS IS FORWARDISM journey with our wonderful host Yomi Adegoke might be coming to an end today, but a new audio series is already waiting in the wings. Get ready for a new format with new stories, new topics and new faces. Coming this fall. You can find more information about our host Yomi Adegoke here. Tune in to find out what Forwardism sounds like. Want to know what Forwardism looks like? Click here and experience a new dimension of luxury with the BMW i7.
06:45 09/13/2022
FORWARDISM #08 | Stefan Ponikva drives visionary ideas for the future of BMW | BMW Podcast
A new week means a new trip into the future for us. After seven episodes of THIS IS FORWARDISM and seven guests who have shared their definition of Forwardism with us, today Yomi finally talks to the very person who was instrumental in coining the term “Forwardism” for BMW. Stefan Ponikva is Vice President Brand Communication and Experience at the BMW Group. In this episode, he takes Yomi and us on a journey through the BMW cosmos and tells us what the term “Forwardism” means to BMW and to him personally. He is known for his visionary ideas and we certainly see him as a pioneer of digital marketing – but would he actually call himself that? Let’s find out together. 02:00 THIS IS Stefan Ponikva 05:00 The definition of Forwardism 06:30 The meaning of brand experience 07:45 Creating a love brand 09:45 The power / the importance of digital storytelling 12:30 Culture Marketing 13:50 The pioneering role of BMWs metaverse JOYTOPIA 16:25 The future vision of BMW 20:55 The shift in the virtual worlds 23:30 JOY FOREVER 25:00 Welcome to Utopia You can find more information about our host Yomi Adegoke here and about our guest Stefan Ponikva here. Tune in to find out what Forwardism sounds like. Want to know what Forwardism looks like? Click here and experience a new dimension of luxury with the BMW i7.
27:10 07/21/2022
FORWARDISM #07 | Douglas McMaster creates a new way of thinking in gastronomy | BMW Podcast
A kitchen without a bin – unimaginable? Not for Douglas McMaster. Douglas is a chef at the world’s first zero-waste restaurant, Silo, which opened in London a year ago. He is shaping the future of gastronomy with his innovative and sustainable concept. Douglas is a visionary who thinks several steps ahead to ensure our world is a good place to be in the future. He is a pioneer in the kitchen, the founder of a movement, and the creator of a food system for a sustainable future. And he has a vision. Using the motto “Keep Creative, Cook Carefully, Waste Nothing,” he shares his ideas and vision and shows the followers on his Instagram channel @zerowastecookingschool how they can cook creative dishes without creating waste. Have a listen and let yourself be inspired by a new way of thinking. 01:30 THIS IS Douglas McMaster 04:20 The meaning of Forwardism 05:15 A unique combination of perspective and reaction 06:30 The dark side of perfection 09:25 The influence of Joost Bakker and his future food system 11:05 Silo: The start of a movement 13:30 Waste as an indicator for unsustainability 16:50 The trifactor of zero-waste 19:45 The idea of upcycling 24:30 Jesus Water System 27:15 Welcome to Utopia You can find more information about our host Yomi Adegoke here and about our guest Douglas McMaster here. Tune in to find out what Forwardism sounds like. Want to know what Forwardism looks like? Click here and experience a new dimension of luxury with the BMW i7.
30:22 07/14/2022
FORWARDISM #06 | Vanessa Kingori breaks new ground in modern leadership | BMW Podcast
Are you ready for a new, refreshing, and innovative look into the future? Then you’re ready for a new episode of THIS IS FORWARDISM. Today, Yomi Adegoke speaks to Vanessa Kingori MBE, Chief Business Officer of Condé Nast Britain, British Vogue's Publishing Director, and Vogue European Business Advisor. Vanessa Kingori is an entrepreneur, role model, and pioneer, and she knows how modern leadership works. How does a change-maker experience change? What are the visions of a visionary? Which pioneers influence this pioneer? You can find out all that and more in an inspiring interview with Vanessa Kingori. 02:00 GQ, Condé Nast, Vogue: The tasks of a pioneer woman 03:30 THIS IS Vanessa Kingori 05:30 The meaning of Forwardism 09:00 From the sunny Caribbean to the big city of London 12:00 Learning from children 14:30 Embracing change and new opportunities 19:00 Unlocking talent and supporting young people 21:10 Becoming a visible publisher 33:15 Vogue x BMW UK‘s scholarship „Forces for Change“ 39:00 Welcome to Utopia You can find more information about our host Yomi Adegoke here and about our guest Vanessa Kingori here. Tune in to find out what Forwardism sounds like. Want to know what Forwardism looks like? Click here and experience a new dimension of luxury with the BMW i7.
45:55 07/08/2022
FORWARDISM #05 | Scarlett Hooft Graafland unleashes the unknown in a globalized world | BMW Podcast
We won’t let you start the weekend without a new episode this week either. Today, Scarlett Hooft Graafland is taking us on a journey through highly contrasting places around the world. As an internationally recognized artist and photographer, Scarlett travels the globe to create unique images. She is fascinated by the untouched corners of our world and tries to capture these in analog photographs. But how does she find these peaceful, untouched, and unknown places in an increasingly globalized world? Yomi Adegoke speaks to her about the magic of analog photography, an enthusiasm for spontaneity, and a very special symbiosis with nature. 02:40 The world as a canvas 03:50 The meaning of Forwardism  05:20 We are all connected in this huge world  06:00 The magic of nature photography 08:25 Scarlett Hooft Graafland's Polar Bear  09:55 From sculptor to photographer  12:30 Solo Travel: Gamble and adventure  16:00 The enthusiasm for the unplanned  17:00 Places to travel: Stories of an artist 18:00 Analogue photography  20:00 The future of photography You can find more information about our host Yomi Adegoke here and about our guest Scarlett Hooft Graafland here. Tune in to find out what Forwardism sounds like. Want to know what Forwardism looks like? Click here and experience a new dimension of luxury with the BMW i7.
29:32 06/30/2022
FORWARDISM #04 | Nono Konopka cycles around the world for a very good cause | BMW Podcast
Welcome back to the thought-leaders podcast! Yomi Adegoke is again embarking on a journey toward the future this week. She is joined today by Nono Konopka. Nono is an author, entrepreneur, film producer, podcaster and speaker – there’s almost nothing Nono doesn’t love and will do. Well, except for one thing – biking! It is a great twist of fate, then, that this man and his friend traveled from Berlin to Beijing a few years ago – by bicycle. Out of his comfort zone, onto the saddle and straight into the big wide world – and all for a great cause. This journey inspired him to produce “Biking Borders,” one of the most-watched documentaries on Netflix. A crazy journey watched and supported by people from all over the world. He talks to us about his lessons for living a truly fulfilled life, his mission, and new ways of fundraising. One question Nono has asked himself over and over again in recent years is: What do I really want in life? Let’s find out together if he has found the answer. 03:00 The meaning of Forwardism 07:30 Cycling for the good cause 08:30 The mission of Adam Braun and Pencils for Promise 09:55 A journey from Berlin to Beijing 13:20 The special motivation to continue going 15:50 One friendship and one shared vision 17:55 A cycling journey on social media 22:00 The future of fundraising 24:00 It is more about asking the question than giving an answer 25:40 A really good life: Trying, trying, trying 27:00 Stepping out of the comfort zone You can find more information about our host Yomi Adegoke here and about our guest Nono Konopka here. Tune in to find out what Forwardism sounds like. Want to know what Forwardism looks like? Click here and experience a new dimension of luxury with the BMW i7.
34:25 06/23/2022
FORWARDISM #03 | Marie Aigner pushes boundaries with sound-absorbing design | BMW Podcast
Friday is here again, and that means a new view, a new vision, a new journey. In today’s episode, our host Yomi Adegoke creates a picture of the future together with architect and designer Marie Aigner. Marie is known for her urban and classic solutions in interior architecture, furniture design and product development. Not only is she a multitalented architect, she is also a true pioneer – producing smart and aesthetic solutions for sound-absorbing design. Wondering what that is all about? Marie Aigner and Yomi Adegoke will tell you. They also talk about the impact of sustainability on work and everyday life, and look at the job of the designer in the metaverse. 02:45 Hidden talents of Marie Aigner 03:40 The enthusiasm and interest for design 06:00 The meaning of Forwardism 07:25 The concept behind acoustic furniture 09:00 A pioneering spirit 10:40 Sound absorbing interior design 15:00 Digital architecture and intelligent design 16:00 The benefits of the metaverse 20:00 Welcome to Utopia You can find more information about our host Yomi Adegoke here and about our guest Marie Aigner here. Tune in to find out what Forwardism sounds like. Want to know what Forwardism looks like? Click here and experience a new dimension of luxury with the BMW i7.
22:26 06/16/2022
FORWARDISM #02 I Noonoouri and Joerg Zuber turn the digital world of influencers upside down I BMW Podcast
If you thought the first episode was all there was, then we’ve got good news for you. There’s more! Today, our presenter Yomi doesn’t just have one guest, but two – and only one of them is real. And we can tell you this: You will get a never-before-heard treat today. Noonoouri and her creative director, Joerg Zuber, are our guests. Noonoouri is an influencer with over 400,000 Instagram followers and collaborations with the biggest luxury and fashion brands, but there is more to her than that – she only exists in the virtual world. She was created by Joerg Zuber, a visionary, designer and artist who is always one step ahead. Are you ready for Noonoouri’s podcast debut? Then enjoy the inspiring world of Joerg and Noonoouri. 02:45 Joerg Zuber and Noonoouri about similar and different interests 05:15 The meaning of Forwardism 09:25 A 5-year-old boy's fascination with fashion 15:00 The creation of a virtual influencer 19:00 Collaborations with luxury brands 21:20 The difficulties surrounding live performances 23:30 Matching outfit with Bill Kaulitz 24:15 Differences between virtual and real social media influencers 28:00 The voice of the voiceless 29:30 The metaverse and the rise of digital spaces 31:00 Endless opportunities in the digital world You can find more information about our host Yomi Adegoke here and about our guests Noonoouri here and Joerg Zuber here. Tune in to find out what Forwardism sounds like. Want to know what Forwardism looks like? Click here and experience a new dimension of luxury with the BMW i7.
37:20 06/09/2022
FORWARDISM #01 | Dian-Jen Lin fights climate change with living textiles | BMW Podcast
What if your clothes could photosynthesize and release oxygen? Difficult to picture? Then we’ll help your imagination run wild. In the first episode of THIS IS FORWARDISM, our host Yomi Adegoke talks with a creative multitalent: Dian-Jen Lin. Dian-Jen Lin has already showcased her ideas in many creative areas. Nowadays, she is a designer, researcher, scientist, and artist. Together with her colleague Hannes Hulstaert, she founded Post Carbon Lab, a transdisciplinary design research and development company. They bring clothing to life with their Photosynthetic Coatings™ approach. Intrigued yet? Press play and hear what drives Dian-Jen and how she sees the future of textile production. 03:45 DJ and her very own definition of Forwardism 12:20 The idea and the mission behind Post Carbon Lab 19:35 The concept of Regenerative Sustainability Activism 25:15 The innovative design process of Photosynthetic Coating™️ 28:15 Collaboration with Stella McCartney as a starting point 30:25 Convincing the remaining critics 33:20 The sustainable future of Post Carbon Lab 36:00 Welcome to utopia: the future of textile production in 2050 You can find more information about our host Yomi Adegoke here and about our guest Dian-Jen Lin and Post Carbon Lab here. Tune in to find out what Forwardism sounds like. Want to know what Forwardism looks like? Click here and experience a new dimension of luxury with the BMW i7. #Podcast #Forwardism #Design #Creativity #Future #Impact
39:45 06/02/2022
Welcome to THIS IS FORWARDISM | BMW Podcast
We’re back – and more refreshed than ever! No, we haven’t been treating ourselves to a beach vacation or a road trip. In fact, we have used the time to make some changes, because change is progress. Ready for a new interview series like nothing you’ve seen before on this channel? Ready for some new sounds, new inspirations, new topics, and a new host? Then climb aboard! THIS IS FORWARDISM is our space for innovation and creativity. Our host Yomi Adegoke will be talking to creative thinkers who are shaping our future together. We will try to create an image of tomorrow together with designers, artists, entrepreneurs and many more. You can look forward to a new episode, a new guest, and a new view of the future – every Friday. Tune in to find out what Forwardism sounds like. Want to know what Forwardism looks like? Click here and experience a new dimension of luxury with the BMW i7. For more exciting stories, go to BMW.com.
02:09 05/26/2022
#74 The BMW i Vision Circular: four perspectives – one common goal | BMW Podcast
The BMW i Vision Circular is more than just one of the five concept cars BMW presented at last year’s IAA in Munich: It is a work of art both inside and out. A number of creative minds at BMW pooled their expertise, passion and creativity to bring about this masterpiece. They have created the BMW i Vision Circular – the automobile of the future. Today, we want to learn all there is to know about this vehicle. We invited these creative minds to come along, and the result was a kind of panel talk. This episode of Changing Lanes will be new, special, and like no other. Our host Jonathan has not one, not two, but four guests. In this episode, we talk to Kai Langer, Head of BMW i Design; Daniela Bohlinger, Head of Sustainability Design; Dirk Müller Stolz, Head of BMW i Exterior Design; and Matthias Junghanns, Head of BMW i Interior Design. They give us an insight into what a sustainable future could look like at and for BMW, and what they find most exciting about the BMW i Vision Circular. This is an automobile created out of true teamwork. Are you ready for a one-of-a-kind episode of Changing Lanes? 00:30 Welcome to a very special episode 03:20 Kai Langer: “You have to trust yourself.” 20:35 Daniela Bohlinger: “A dream came true” 34:10 Dirk Müller Stolz: “It’s all about the combination: offering premium mobility and respecting the circular economy at the same time.” 45:50 Matthias Junghanns: “The idea of delivering sustainability without sacrifice is very important. And if you want to read more read more about the special features of the BMW i Vision Circular, go to https://www.bmw.com/en/magazine/sustainability/circularity-at-bmw.html (BMW.com.) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
61:56 01/11/2022
#72 The future is now: Interview with Ilka Horstmeier and Kate Robertson | BMW Podcast
Ready for an episode that will fill you with courage and energy? Then you’re in the right place! These two women have confidence in the future: Ilka Horstmeier – Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Human Resources, and Labour Relations Director – and Kate Robertson, Co-Founder of One Young World. Our host Nicki met with these inspiring change-makers in London and talked with them about their collaboration. If you’re wondering what you can expect, let us assure you: It’s a lot! A variety of topics are covered, including role models, the future of young managers, sustainability, social responsibility, and the art of lifelong learning. Prepare to be inspired by Ilka Horstmeier and Kate Robertson. 02:20 Ilka Horstmeier and 27 years at BMW 05:50 The organization and community behind OYW 11:00 BMW x OYW 13:30 BMW and social responsibility 16:00 The changes in social responsibility 19:45 Future young leaders 22:40 Clear targets for BMW 26:55 Young leaders at BMW and OYW 32:15 Leadership habits 35:15 The importance of young leaders 40:30 All about mentors, role models, and icons 45:15 Advices to young leaders 49:20 Work-life integration 51:45 The future of BMW and OYW “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
55:35 11/30/2021
#71 Concept Cars you need to know | BMW Podcast
From Sports Activity Coupes inspired by Malibu Beach to futuristic four-door models. These have all been made a reality – or were nearly made a reality. Can’t picture them? Just wait. Today, we’re going to present the BMW Concept Cars that you need to know. The archives of BMW Classic are full of little-known concept cars that all play their own important role in the design and technology history of BMW. We have had the pleasure of digging them out and dusting them off for you. Join us on a journey through some of the most interesting, quirky, and beautiful design and technology concepts to ever see the light of day. Ready? 04:30 The breezy California lifestyle: BMW ICE 06:40 A luxury limousine: BMW ZBF 7er 09:40 The digital one: BMW 2K2 12:25 A study in feasibility: BMW Z22 16:30 The first fully electric EV: BMW E1 19:05 The answer for urban mobility: BMW E2 20:35 A non-drivable prototype: BMW AVT 23:40 The best-known concept car: BMW Turbo And if you want to read more about the legendary BMW Concept Cars, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/index.html (BMW.com. ) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more
27:09 11/16/2021
#70 The world through a lens: Interview with photographer Steve McCurry | BMW Podcast
As with so many discoveries, it all started with a trip: a backpacking trip—through India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Since then, photographer Steve McCurry has been portraying and documenting life on our planet. His art is both fascinating and touching. The most diverse countries of this world have already passed in front of his lens. He has received countless prizes and awards for his work in recent years, but all beginnings are a struggle. He talks to Jonathan about long nights in the darkroom, the magic of finding the right subject, the highlights of his job and a special trip with BMW through Scotland. Look forward to a conversation with perhaps the most important visual storyteller of our time. Come and see for yourself! 01:50 Motivation and passion 03:00 Scottish blood 04:15 Minimalist travel 06:50 The tools of a professional photographer’s trade 07:25 Alternative energy sources for the world 08:50 The automobile as a subject 10:00 The magic of photographing humans and landscapes 12:45 Adventures and regrets in early years 13:45 Advice for young photographers 15:20 The relationship with nature 18:10 Travel high points 20:10 The beauty of nature 21:30 What is Mother Nature trying to tell us? And if you want to read more about Steve McCurry, his mission and his passion, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/events/iaa2021/bmw-i-vision-circular-domagoj-dukec-erster-blick.html (BMW.com). “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
23:06 11/02/2021
#69 A real game changer: The BMW Neue Klasse | BMW Podcast
We have a brief history lesson for you today, but don’t worry: We won't be giving you any grades or homework. Find out how BMW is breaking new ground with the Neue Klasse and how close the past and the future can be to one another. This episode is sure to make any true BMW fan nostalgic. The BMW Neue Klasse was a turning point, a risk and, above all, a success story. So, books out, and off you go! 01:05 Dawn of a new era for BMW 03:15 The BMW Neue Klasse: a success story 06:15 The working title “Neue Klasse” 09:30 Was it worth the risk? 15:00 The different models 16:40 The kidney grille 17:50 The Hofmeister kink 19:00 The four-cylinder engine 20:20 The design: the renaissance of the sporty midsize vehicle 23:15 Winds of change And if you want to read more about the history and special features of the BMW Neue Klasse, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/events/iaa2021/bmw-i-vision-circular-domagoj-dukec-erster-blick.html (BMW.com). “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
26:25 10/20/2021
#68 A glimpse into the future: The BMW i Vision Circular | BMW Podcast
Welcome to the future! In this episode, we're taking you on a time-traveling journey to the year 2040. What you will see and hear is going to be big, we promise. We are looking into the future. And what do we see there? The BMW i Vision Circular. Nicki and Jonathan introduce you to the BMW of the future and can’t stop raving about it. They tell you everything there is to know about the concept vehicle, a remarkable combination of luxury and sustainability designed in keeping with the principles of circular economy: RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, RE:CYCLE. Are you ready for a journey into the future? Then buckle up and press Play. Full speed ahead! 04:15 What makes the BMW i Vision Circular so special? 07:10 The 4 principles of circular design: RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, RE:CYCLE 14:40 The unmistakable sound of the BMW i Vision Circular 16:40 The front section 19:30 A new silhouette for BMW 21:30 Refined surfaces instead of paint 23:55 Innovative details around the wheels 25:15 Visibly sustainable luxury: the interior design 28:20 Newly staged instrument panel 31:40 Special features And if you want to read more, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/events/iaa2021/bmw-i-vision-circular-domagoj-dukec-erster-blick.html (BMW.com). “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
37:10 09/30/2021
#067 The funniest and most emotional exploits of BMW drivers | BMW Podcast
Life writes the best stories, as the saying goes. Sometimes they are nerve-wracking experiences, other times deeply moving moments – but no matter what, they all make our everyday lives more interesting. First and foremost, however, they are good anecdotes that we like to share with others. In this episode, we have no less than seven great stories of this kind. Today, Nicki and Jonathan tell you the funniest and most emotional stories about things that have happened to BMW drivers in various parts of the world. Spoiler alert: all these stories end well, because BMW drivers everywhere in the world can count on BMW Service – #whateverhappens. Are you ready for bizarre discoveries, funny anecdotes, and lots of animal content? Then have a listen. 06:20 A motorized piggy bank 08:40 Veni, vino, vici 12:50 Can we throw it away? No, it’s art! 16:30 An adrenaline rush on four legs 19:40 Lifesaver 22:30 A warm night’s rest 25:40 Beautiful horizon And if you want to read more funny stories, go to BMW.com. “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
30:39 09/23/2021
#066 What you can expect at the IAA Mobility 2021 | BMW Podcast
We are delighted to be your personal tour guides today as we take a trip to Munich. True automobile fans will know at once why we are in the Bavarian capital. Just a little hint: It’s not for the pretzels and lederhosen. It’s for the cars. Lots and lots of cars! Nicki and Jonathan will guide you through this year’s International Mobility Show and talk about what BMW has to offer there. The circular economy, sustainability and urban mobility are the main topics at this year's IAA Mobility. Those who won’t get the chance to visit all the Spaces and Hubs, don’t worry: BMW has a virtual service to offer you. It is called “JOYTOPIA” and it really is something special! And if you’re lucky, you’ll even get to meet our hosts there. No ticket needed — and you don’t even have to be on site! Tune in and experience IAA Mobility 2021 from the luxury of your sofa. 02:25 What is the IAA all about? 04:10 First time in Munich 06:45 What BMW has to offer 09:30 RE: BMW Circular Lab 12:00 BMW Hub 14:55 BMW Startup Garage 16:45 JOYTOPIA — BMW’s virtual experience And if you want to know more about the IAA Mobility 2021, go to BMW.com. “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
20:41 09/07/2021
#065 Kitesurfer Roderick Pijls, the iX3 and a sustainability mission | BMW Podcast
Swim, surf or kite along as we join professional kitesurfer Roderick Pijls on a journey of discovery through his career and over our seas. Because one thing’s for sure: You’ll find this man in the water more often than out of it. Kitesurfing is so much more to Roderick than his job and hobby, though. He wants to use his sport to draw attention to nature's beauty and vulnerability. He puts himself in unbelievable situations to do this, kiting over poisonous lakes or inside a volcano. Jonathan Tilley talks to Roderick about his special relationship with the sea, his sustainability mission, and the similarities between kitesurfing and driving an electric vehicle. Treat yourself to a fresh sea breeze with this episode. 02:20 Roderick Pijls in three words 05:50 Why kitesurfing? 12:00 Kitesurfing over toxic Lake Natron 17:20 Embrace the unknown 19:15 Fear of change 21:00 The relationship with the sea 23:10 The signs of climate change 24:00 What does making conscious choices really mean? 29:30 Our planet in the future 34:00 How does green travel work with so many board bags? 35:30 Parallels between electric driving and kiting And if you want to read more about Roderick Pijls and his mission, go to BMW.com. https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/kitesurfer-roderick-pijls-interview-sustainability.html “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
43:37 08/25/2021
#064 All you need to know about automotive sensors | BMW Podcast
In this episode, we’ll be taking a closer look at sensors, your car’s sensory organs. Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine parking without the helpful beeps and bells of the parking distance control or reversing without assistants to guide us. Fortunately, though, we don’t have to. Radar, ultrasound, cameras and, in future, lidar will make our lives on the road easier and safer than ever. They are our second pair of eyes and ears on all our car trips—whether long or short. Click “Play” to learn all about sensors: your invisible helpers under the hood. 04:15 Ultrasonic 05:55 Cameras 11:27 Automotive radar 15:33 Lidar And if you want to learn more about automotive sensors, go to BMW.com. https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/automotive-sensors.html “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
21:22 08/18/2021
#063 Special features of a BMW X | BMW Podcast
The history of the BMW X models began more than 20 years ago and the story continues to this day. We celebrate that in this episode with a journey through the illustrious history of the BMW X family. Nicki and Jonathan showcase each BMW X model, from 1999 right through to the present. What is so special about this model series? Discover that and so much more in this episode. Buckle up for some X-treme time travel! 01:44 The beginnings: the BMW X5 04:05 Special features of the BMW X3 06:08 Sporty elegance meets imposing presence: the BMW X6 10:10 The compact: the BMW X1 12:08 The sporty: the BMW X4 14:28 The X1’s youthful offspring: the BMW X2 15:40 The luxurious SAV: the BMW X7 18:58 The first fully electric SAV: the BMW iX3 21:44 A whole new era: the BMW iX 25:10 The Black Vermilion Edition for the X5 and X6 28:20 The X7 Frozen Black Edition And if you want to read more about the features of the BMW X models, go to BMW.com. https://www.bmw.com/de/design/bmw-edition-black-vermilion.html “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
30:36 08/11/2021
#062 How to make a BMW i recognisable | BMW Podcast
He started off designing record covers … today it’s cars. That’s Kai Langer’s versatile career in a nutshell. He has been Head of BMW i Design since July 2019 and is shaping the BMW of the future. In this episode, he tells Nicki about the features that make a BMW i so special, what sustainability without sacrifice really means and why the perfect design of an electric car starts with its sound. Hear it for yourself and get inspired. 2:45 A day at the office for a BMW designer 9:30 The fascination of car design 15:30 The i3 and its easiness 20:00 “Project i” 26:00 Design elements of the BMW i models 29:19 Sustainability without sacrifice 32:10 The sound an electric car makes 36:50 Design of the i4 42:30 The kidney grille 49:00 Heartbeats and tail lights And if you want to learn more about BMW i design elements, go to BMW.com “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
55:52 07/28/2021