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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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For sales and general enquiries - hello@keepitlightmedia.com

    World Environment Day Special

    World Environment Day Special

    World Environment Day Special

    Ahead of the Series 3 launch later in the year we get together to discuss World Environment Day 9and a whole load of other things) for a one off special episode. It's good to back!

    Thanks
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.

    Get in touch with the show;

    Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com

    TWITTER: @JANDTHEF  


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    • 53 min
    S2 - EP12: James Robinson and the sweet potato fries

    S2 - EP12: James Robinson and the sweet potato fries

    S2 - EP12: James Robinson and the sweet potato fries

    As series two comes to an end, we ask you dear listeners to send us any follow up questions you have on past topics, and any we haven't covered yet, and we tackle them in bite size form. From crypto currency to the future of libraries. And yes, the big one, what is the best biscuit?...

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

    Get in touch with the show;

    Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com

    TWITTER: @JANDTHEF  


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    • 57 min
    S2 - EP11: The Future of Population

    S2 - EP11: The Future of Population

    S2 - EP11: The Future of Population

    For our penultimate episode of this series we tackle the subject of population.
    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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    • 57 min
    S2 - EP10: The Future of Sh*t (with Rose George)

    S2 - EP10: The Future of Sh*t (with Rose George)

    S2 - EP10: The Future of Sh*t (with Rose George)

    Future of Sh*t - joined by Rose George, author of The Big Necessity, the team continue their journey into the unspeakable and explore why the taboos around poos are at the root of many of the world’s sanitation problems. Also find out why wombats have square shaped excrement. Ouch.

    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
    S2 - EP9: The Future of Death (with Cariad Lloyd)

    S2 - EP9: The Future of Death (with Cariad Lloyd)

    S2 - EP9: The Future of Death with Cariad Lloyd

    Joining us this episode is the brillaint comedian, actor and writer Cariad Lloyd (who also hosts the award-winning Griefcast) the team explore the ultimate future that awaits us all in a strangely uplifting episode about The Great Leveller. From alternative funerals to the transhumanist project to cheat death altogether take a romp through the reasons why we don’t talk about it, why we should and why it may not be as bad as you think it is.

    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 7 min
    S2 - EP8: Client Earth special with James Thornton & Brian Eno

    S2 - EP8: Client Earth special with James Thornton & Brian Eno

    S2 - EP8: Client Earth special with James Thornton & Brian Eno

    It's our absolute pleasure to welcome two very special guests on this episode - environmental lawyer and author James Thornton, and legendary musician, artist and producer Brian Eno.

    They join us to discuss Client Earth and incredible organisation who in their own words;

    "believe a future in which people and planet thrive together isn't just possible - It's essential. We use the power of our laws to create seismic sustainable change for life on Earth"

    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

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36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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Informative

This is an informative podcast from a couple of guys who are involved in reimagining the future and a comedian who plays the part of Everyman. Jon (the comedian) asks the questions and seeks the answers from the two Futurenauts that will hopefully enlighten the slightly uniformed and the apathetic among us. It’s a podcast with science, hope, laughs and whisky.

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