What is Ideapod?

Ideapod is a platform exploring the ideas shaping our world. We are devoted to helping you develop an understanding of how the world really works while providing you the tools to live a better life.

We cover ideas from the science and humanities, and our community helps us to connect ideas, think in multidisciplinary ways and explore meaning.

We aim to provide a platform where an alternative story of humanity is created, one that heralds the beginnings of a more beautiful world.

The community engages with each other through Ideapod Discussions, our unique commenting system for our articles, and by coming together in our online learning journeys with Ideapod Academy.

Who are we?

Justin Brown — Founder and chief publisher | @jusbr

Lachlan Brown — Editor-in-Chief | @lachybe

Rudá Iandé — Chief Instructor, Ideapod Academy | @rudaiande

Maria Fe Inot — Partnerships Manager

Genefe Navilon — Writer

Jude Paler — Writer

Daniel Alcantara — Developer

How did Ideapod begin?

Ideapod began in New York City in 2013 as a social network for ideas. The initial community grew and by 2016 over 15,000 ideas had been shared in the social network.

In 2016 we launched an online magazine called The Power of Ideas, which quickly grew to attract an audience of a few million monthly readers.

Now, Ideapod is a daily online magazine with a community discussing the ideas shared in our discussions area. We provide learning journeys in the form of online courses.

How is Ideapod funded?

Ideapod is a for-profit company initially funded by private angel investors. We generate revenue through advertising, reader subscriptions, eBooks and online courses.

How can you support Ideapod?

The media landscape is changing fast, and we’re seeking to be embrace this change by removing advertising from our site, replacing it with user subscriptions.

If you’d like to support us, please consider becoming a Prime member for only $4 monthly. You can find out more about this here.

How can you submit an article?

We publish user contributed stories and ideas. You can find out more about the process here.

How can you contact us?

Contact us via our contact page here. Alternative, reach out to Justin Brown on Twitter here.