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Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts - The Book of Revelations


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? 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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    • 4.9 • 45 Ratings

Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts - The Book of Revelations


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? 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

    S5 EP12: “Gardening, ball-gigs and going live”

    S5 EP12: “Gardening, ball-gigs and going live”

    Back (finally) for a final finale of season five, Ed, Jon and Mark get stuck into gardening for the climate crisis, celebs in Vegas and their forthcoming festival headliner slot, with all the usual rambunctiousness you - dear listeners - have hopefully come to love and respect 😉
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    • 44 min
    S5 EP11: Festive Fecking Special

    S5 EP11: Festive Fecking Special

    Jon creates a celebrity quiz for Ed and Mark to test their popular cultural knowledge, everyone valiantly attempts to create uplifting moments and we find out what it feels like to be touched by the finger of God

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    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.

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    • 52 min
    S5 EP10: The Future with John Elkington

    S5 EP10: The Future with John Elkington

    With special guest the ‘Godfather of Sustainability’ John Elkington the boys dig into the nitty gritty of what it feels like to write your first paper on climate change back in 1978, why we need not to dismiss ‘blowing up pipelines’ and the horrors of pecha kucha…

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    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    S5 EP9: Future of Pets

    S5 EP9: Future of Pets

    With special (self-invited!) guests veteran vets Jen Gale and Justine Shotton, the boys dig into the prospects for our feathered, furry and scaled friends. Are our pets eating us out of planet and home? Should we simply eat our pets? And what do you do with 22M UK cat and dog poops a DAY?

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    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.

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    • 53 min
    S5 EP8: The Rest is Ed

    S5 EP8: The Rest is Ed

    Insurance industry doom loops, cat-trained humans and Mark’s poetry debut all feature in a listener feedback special with that potty-mouthed dirty little moron and the other two…

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    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.

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    • 39 min
    S5 EP7: Future of Bananas

    S5 EP7: Future of Bananas

    The nation’s favourite leathery berry is at risk! Join Jon, Mark, Ed and special guest Emma Stewart-Smith of Bioversity International for a banana boat voyage through spider bites, monkey peeling techniques and songs about bent yellow fruit

    Get in touch with the show with any questions or topics you'd like us to discuss;
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    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.

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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Paultimlin ,

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.

Marcus517 ,

Opinions with little behind them

I listened to just a couple episodes; future or work and future of education.

Largely data free opinions of 3 guys from the left side of the political spectrum. Lots of catastrophising ; all teachers are good, CEOs are psychopathic, corporations are evil, the social contract is dead. They may be right; but such extreme positions could use some support.

At one point they claimed, based on one study (1 more than you'll usually get) that companies who are progressive wrt paying employees are more profitable than others like Amazon. When asked why, they said it's because CEOs think they're better than anyone else. Huh couldn't you find a more simplistic answer? I also think that wage disparity is obscene, but the arrogance by people who haven't run large organizations (have they run any) is a characteristic of amateurs.

Finally, both topics primarily deal with social justice aspects, like wage disparity. Future of work is a rich topic which goes way beyond this.

So, just another bunch of guys without strong qualifications opinining on broad topics from a leftist lens. Go to Reddit or Twitter and you'll get the same depth of understanding.

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