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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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    • 4.8 • 408 Ratings

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

A 'Keep it Light Media' Production
For sales and general enquiries - hello@keepitlightmedia.com

    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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    All enquiries: hello@keepitlightmedia.com 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 12 - The Bearing of Souls...

    Episode 12 - The Bearing of Souls...

    Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts: Episode 12 - The Bearing of Souls...

    As the series comes to an end, we look back and reflect on what we've discussed so far, and look to the future and the next series (and beyond)

    Thanks to everyone who listened, emailed, tweeted, and reviewed. We'll be back soon.
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.

    Get in touch with the show;

    Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com

    TWITTER: @JANDTHEF  


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    • 1 hr
    Episode 11 - The Future of Fashion

    Episode 11 - The Future of Fashion

    Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts: Episode 11 - Fashion

    Get in touch with the show;

    Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com

    TWITTER: @JANDTHEF  

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    • 59 min
    Episode 10 - The Future of Healthcare

    Episode 10 - The Future of Healthcare

    Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts: Episode 10 - HealthcareGet in touch with the show;Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.comTWITTER: @JRATFN  A 'Keep it Light Media' ProductionAll enquiries: hello@keepitlightmedia.com 

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
408 Ratings

408 Ratings

Xole177 ,

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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Bernard Black

F**king YES!!! The second series looks as if it’s going to be just as wonderfully articulate, informative and mind blowing as the first. Thank you

gwilyman ,

Crucial Listening!!

By far, the best podcast series I have ever listened to. Delving into important topics in an informative way, with light hearted interludes. This should be crucial listening for all humans. Looking forward to the second series!

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