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Flash Forward is a show about possible (and not so possible) future scenarios. What would the warranty on a sex robot look like? How would diplomacy work if we couldn’t lie? Could there ever be a fecal transplant black market? (Complicated, it wouldn’t, and yes, respectively, in case you’re curious.) Hosted and produced by award winning science journalist Rose Eveleth, each episode combines audio drama and journalism to go deep on potential tomorrows, and uncovers what those futures might really be like. The future is going to be weird, so let's get ready for it together.

Flash Forward Rose Eveleth

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Flash Forward is a show about possible (and not so possible) future scenarios. What would the warranty on a sex robot look like? How would diplomacy work if we couldn’t lie? Could there ever be a fecal transplant black market? (Complicated, it wouldn’t, and yes, respectively, in case you’re curious.) Hosted and produced by award winning science journalist Rose Eveleth, each episode combines audio drama and journalism to go deep on potential tomorrows, and uncovers what those futures might really be like. The future is going to be weird, so let's get ready for it together.

    POWER: Mothers Against Digital Danger

    POWER: Mothers Against Digital Danger

    Today we travel to a future where a coalition of concerned mothers convinces the United States to shut off the Internet. 

    Guests:


    Philip Elmer‑DeWitt, journalist 


    Chipo Dendere, assistant orofessor of Africana Studies, Wellesley College


    Tim Maughan, author of Infinite Detail



    Actors:
    Billy’s mother -- Tamara Krinsky


    → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ←

    Content Notes
    [2:20-6:00] [21:00-23:00] Suicide, onling bullying & mass shooting
    [11:20-17:00] Pornography
    [23:00-25:00] Drunk driving fatality

    Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Huge huge huge thanks to Tamara Krinsky who played Billy’s mom on this episode, and also (did you notice?) played a time traveler dipping in and out of all the futures this season. 
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    • 52 min.
    POWER: The Sleeping Lion

    POWER: The Sleeping Lion

    Today’s episode is about a future in which China supplants the US as the dominant world superpower. Is it imminent? What does a China-led world look like? And why are so many people worried about it?
    Guests:


    Meredith Oyen, professor of history and director of Asian studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County


    Gina Tam, professor of history at Trinity University 


    Linda Yueh, economist and author of The Great Economists



    Lina Getachew Ayenew, author of The Complete Beginner’s Guide to China-Africa Relations



    Michael Wahid Hanna, senior fellow at The Century Foundation


    Actors:

    Employee welcomer -- Ewan Chung


    New employee -- Tamara Krinsky



    → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ←

    Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Yutong Yuang who provided the translation into Mandarin and to Tony Chow for introducing me to Yutong.
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    • 45 min.
    POWER: Weird Flux But OK

    POWER: Weird Flux But OK

    Today’s episode is about nuclear fusion, a technology that might save us all or might be a complete waste of time and money. 

    Guests:


    Charles Seife, professor at NYU and author of Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking



    Sabina Griffith, communications officer at ITER


    Nicholas Evans, professor of ethics at UMass Lowell


    Michael Wahid Hanna, senior fellow at The Century Foundation 


    Actors:

    Radio Host -- Brett Humphries (a Patron!) 

    Moses Blackman -- Eden Rohatensky


    Dr. Amelia Brand -- Soleil Ho


    Lawrence O’Donnell -- Tamara Krinsky



    → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ←

    Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. 
    Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com
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    • 50 min.
    POWER: 1919 (Episode 100!)

    POWER: 1919 (Episode 100!)

    It’s the 100th episode!!!!!! To mix things up, today we’re traveling to the 1919 to see how three different events shaped the last 100 years, and will continue to shape the future. 

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    Guests:


    Cathleen D. Cahill, professor of history at Penn State University


    Adam Green, professor of history at the University of Chicago


    Virginia Scharff, professor of history at the University of New Mexico


    → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ←
    Actors:


    Monica Byrne (motor convoy)


    Tamara Krinsky (suffrage)


    James T. Green (prohibition)

    Michael Resweber (Chicago riot)


    Content Notes:
    [27:00 - 38:53]: Discussion of racism and hate crimes

    Music Notes:

    Swing Low, Sweet Chariot -- Tuskegee Institute Singers

    Baby Won't You Please Come Home -- Ted Lewis

    Daughters of Freedom -- Edwin Christie

    Every Day Will Be Sunday When the Town Goes Dry -- Edward Meeker

    Steal Away -- Tuskegee Institute Singers


    Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to everybody who’s ever listened to the show! And extra special thanks to Annalee Newitz, Robert Brenner, Quinn Heraty and Amanda McLaughlin. 
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    • 56 min.
    POWER: Time After Time

    POWER: Time After Time

    Today we travel to a future where we can travel through time. Is it possible? Would you kill Hitler? Would it matter? 
    Guests:


    Annalee Newitz, science journalist and author of The Future of Another Timeline



    Bryan Méndez, astronomer at UC Berkeley 


    Donna Rose Addis, psychologist at the University of Toronto


    Actors:


    Tamara Krinsky as Dr. Catherine Moore (watch her show Tomorrow's World Today!)


    Molly Woodstock as Dr. Brownlow (listen to Molly's podcast Gender Reveal!)

    Jim Westrich as Dr. West


    → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ←

    Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. 
    Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com
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    • 40 min.
    CRIME: Moon Court

    CRIME: Moon Court

    On today’s episode we take everything we’ve learned so far about the future of crime, and take it to space. 
    Guests:Loren Grush — senior space reporter at The VergeMichelle Hanlon — associate director of the National Center for Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi and co-founder of For All Moonkind.Erika Nesvold — astrophysicist and developer for Universe SandboxLucianne Walkowicz — astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and co-founder of The JustSpace Alliance. Bianca I Laureano — educator, curriculum writer, and sexologist
    Actors:Evan Johnson as Mr. MortonDavid Romero as DavidAsh Greenberg as AshSantos Flores as SantosCharlie Chalmers as CharlieGrace Nelligan as GraceAva Ausman as AvaSidney Perry-Thistle as SidneyArthur Benjamin as Arthur
    → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ←

    Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Veronica Simonetti and Erin Laetz at the Women’s Audio Mission, where all the intro scenes were recorded this season. Special thanks also to Evan Johnson who played Mr. Morton and also coordinated the actors of the Junior Acting Troupe who play the students in the intros this season.
    Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com
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    • 46 min.

Klantrecensies

Nyvva ,

Great podcast

We are all going to live in the future. Flash Forward prepares us for our future by exploring all possibilities. The podcast is smart, funny and meticulouslyl produced combining fiction and expert interviews.

Rose Straatman ,

awesome.

Very cool, and super well made!
Interesting, but easy to follow and very entertaining.
x Rose (from Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

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