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Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts - How To Survive The Future

Comedian and professional worrier Jon Richardson doesn’t sleep much at night. The questions he is asking himself in the small, dark hours see to that. Are we going to run out of food? Is it already too late to stop climate change? Should I start learning Mandarin? Are killer death robots from the future already among us? Will my kids grow up to see a real tiger or giraffe? Could Trump become ‘President for Life?’ Why hasn’t anyone yet made an intelligent hairbrush? Oh they have? As you were…Playing on his own paranoia Jon will discuss his fears with guarded optimists Ed Gillespie and Mark Stevenson aka ‘The Futurenauts’. Authors, futurists and provocateurs, to ease Jon’s angst Ed and Mark take him on adventures through the futures we need that already exist today.

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Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts - How To Survive The Future

Comedian and professional worrier Jon Richardson doesn’t sleep much at night. The questions he is asking himself in the small, dark hours see to that. Are we going to run out of food? Is it already too late to stop climate change? Should I start learning Mandarin? Are killer death robots from the future already among us? Will my kids grow up to see a real tiger or giraffe? Could Trump become ‘President for Life?’ Why hasn’t anyone yet made an intelligent hairbrush? Oh they have? As you were…Playing on his own paranoia Jon will discuss his fears with guarded optimists Ed Gillespie and Mark Stevenson aka ‘The Futurenauts’. Authors, futurists and provocateurs, to ease Jon’s angst Ed and Mark take him on adventures through the futures we need that already exist today.

Get in touch with the show - hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com

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    S2 - EP6: Jingle Richardson and the Futurenauts' Christmas Wrap Up

    S2 - EP6: Jingle Richardson and the Futurenauts' Christmas Wrap Up

    S2 - EP6: Jingle Richardson and the Futurenauts' Christmas Wrap Up

    This episode we take a look at the year gone - both the lows and surprisingly, some highs. And discuss the future of Christmas in many forms.

    Have a lovely festive season everyone and we'll see you again in early 2021.

    We hope you enjoy. Please rate and review.

    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.


    Get in touch with the show;

    Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com

    TWITTER: @JANDTHEF  


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    S2 - EP5: The Future of Protest (With Farhana Yamin and John Jordan)

    S2 - EP5: The Future of Protest (With Farhana Yamin and John Jordan)

    S2 - EP5: The Future of Protest (With Farhana Yamin and John Jordan)

    This episode we are joined in the studio by two fantastic guests to discuss the future of protest.
    First up is activist and artist John Jordan. And then we're joined by lawyer, public speaker and climate activist Farhana Yamin.

    We hope you enjoy. Please rate and review.

    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.


    Get in touch with the show;

    Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com

    TWITTER: @JANDTHEF  


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    S2 - EP4: The Future of Pubs (with J. Mark Dodds)

    S2 - EP4: The Future of Pubs (with J. Mark Dodds)

    S2 - EP4: The Future of Pubs (with J. Mark Dodds)

    This episode we are joined in the studio by J. Mark Dodds to discuss the future of pubs and Mark and Ed, much to Jon's dismay, visit the Small Beer Co. to discuss the future of small beer with Felix James.

    We hope you enjoy. Please rate and review.

    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.


    Get in touch with the show;

    Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com

    TWITTER: @JANDTHEF  


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    S2 - EP3: The Future of Cancer (with Dr Kat Arney)

    S2 - EP3: The Future of Cancer (with Dr Kat Arney)

    S2 - EP3: The Future of Cancer... (with Dr Kat Arney)

    This episode we are joined in the studio by the brilliant and award winning science writer, author, and presenter, Kat Arney.

    Kat's fantastic book 'Rebel Cell' is available now - www.rebelcellbook.com
    And you can find Kat on twitter @kat_arney
    Or as the host of the 'Genetics Unzipped' podcast.

    We hope you enjoy. Please rate and review.

    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.


    Get in touch with the show;

    Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com

    TWITTER: @JANDTHEF  


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    S2 - EP2: The Future of Sex (with Lucy Beaumont and Cindy Gallop)

    S2 - EP2: The Future of Sex (with Lucy Beaumont and Cindy Gallop)

    S2 - EP2: The future of sex... (with Lucy Beaumont and Cindy Gallop)

    For episode two we discuss the future of sex with two amazing guests - comedian Lucy Beaumont (who also happens to be married to Jon). And founder of 'Make Love Not Porn' - the brilliant Cindy Gallop.

    We hope you enjoy. Please rate and review.

    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.


    Get in touch with the show;

    Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com

    TWITTER: @JANDTHEF  


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    S2 - EP1: The Future of Economics (with Kate Raworth)

    S2 - EP1: The Future of Economics (with Kate Raworth)

    Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts: S2 - EP1: Economics (with Kate Raworth)

    We are back!

    Series 2 starts with the most requested subject we had from listeners during the break - economics.

    This series every episode we are joined in the studio by a guest and this week it's the brilliant economist, Kate Raworth. Author of the seminal book, Donut Economics.

    We hope you enjoy.
    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.


    Get in touch with the show;

    Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com

    TWITTER: @JANDTHEF  

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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

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450 Ratings

450 Ratings

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Great podcast, learnt stuff and very funny

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Funny and thought provoking. But stop swearing.

Really enjoy this podcast, and would love my kids to listen to it so they(the future) can get hear these fantastic ideas. But the swearing is a real turn off.

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Must listen!

In my opinion this is one of the best podcasts out there. Really interesting and I’ve learnt so much from listening to it. Everyone should give it a go!

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