Deeptech/Drones/Podcast/ Hot curry delivered by drone — delicious or dangerous? Listen to The Sifted Podcast here Our first podcast episode is finally here… delivered by drone! Kind of. By The Sifted Podcast Team 19 November 2021 \Deeptech How war in Europe is making VCs bite the bullet and back defence tech By Mimi Billing 25 January 2023 Deeptech/Drones/Podcast/ Hot curry delivered by drone — delicious or dangerous? Listen to The Sifted Podcast here Our first podcast episode is finally here… delivered by drone! Kind of. By The Sifted Podcast Team 19 November 2021 What happens when a tiny Irish town gets taken over by a futuristic drone delivery trial? Is hot curry whizzing overhead dangerous? And how much is this business model worth to a five-year-old? We’ve just published the very first episode of The Sifted Podcast, where we speak to Sifted reporters about their favourite startup stories — and interview the founders who built them and the people impacted by them. Listen to it on Apple Podcasts here, Spotify here and Google Podcasts here. In this episode, sponsored by Zendesk for Startups, Maija Palmer tells us the story of Oranmore, the small town in the west of Ireland that became the testing bed for drone delivery startup Manna Aero, which promised everything from broccoli to nappy cream straight to your door in a matter of minutes. We’ll hear from Manna Aero CEO and founder Bobby Healy as well as two Oranmore residents — local coffee shop owner Linda Lydon and mother of two Siobhan O’Neill — on how it provided a lifeline to local businesses during lockdown and brought the town together. And that’s not all. Wait til the end for Baby Shark Tank, when five-year-old Eliza will grill Healy on Manna Drone’s product-market fit and decide if she wants to hand over her marshmallows for a piece of the business. Made a podcast where my 5-year-old daughter interviews top startup founders… and decides whether to invest or not. #babysharktank pic.twitter.com/dDNakJPqB4 — Michael Stothard (@MStothard) November 5, 2021 What are you waiting for? Listen to episode one on your preferred podcast platform, send it to everyone you’ve ever met and let us know what you think in the comments. We’ll be back next week with the second instalment of our four-episode pilot of The Sifted Podcast. Credits: Host: Michael Stothard Producer: Georgina Ustik Editor: Tim Smith Related Articles How war in Europe is making VCs bite the bullet and back defence tech By Mimi Billing Click here to read more 11 winetech startups to know in France By Marie Mawad in Paris Click here to read more Insider View: Zurich’s cool tech collaborators By Kitty Knowles Click here to read more Drone food deliveries are going to happen sooner than you think By Bobby Healy Click here to read more Most Read 1 \Healthtech Is Daniel Ek’s new body scanner worth the hype? Sifted tried it out 2 \Venture Capital VC diversity needs to change — and white men need to take responsibility 3 \Venture Capital New €3.75bn European Investment Fund pot to back late-stage VCs 4 \Sustainability Counteract closes £15m fund for carbon removal solutions 5 \Mobility Was the $5bn that VCs plugged into escooters worth it?