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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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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

    S4 EP3: Sporting politics, protestation, and polyamory

    S4 EP3: Sporting politics, protestation, and polyamory

    S4 EP3: Sporting politics, protestation, and polyamory

    Get in touch with the show;
    Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com
    TWITTER: @JANDTHEF  

    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.

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    • 52 min
    S4 EP2: Empathy, butt plugs, and Seitan worship

    S4 EP2: Empathy, butt plugs, and Seitan worship

    S4 EP2: Empathy, butt plugs, and Seitan worship

    Get in touch with the show;
    Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com
    TWITTER: @JANDTHEF  

    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.

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    • 40 min
    S4 EP1: Back! To The Future!

    S4 EP1: Back! To The Future!

    We are back!
    Back, to the future. We catch up on everything that's been going on in our lives (and more importantly the world) since we last met. And we get to work answering your listener questions in the only way we know how...
    Thanks,
    Jon, Ed, and Mark.

    Get in touch with the show;

    Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.com

    TWITTER: @JANDTHEF  

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    • 52 min
    TOPIA SPECIAL 02: The Egg (The Futurenauts interview with Lucy Cooke)

    TOPIA SPECIAL 02: The Egg (The Futurenauts interview with Lucy Cooke)

    “If Finding Nemo was real, after Nemo's mum had been eaten by barracuda, his dad would have flipped gender and had sex with his son, which doesn't sound like a massive Disney hit!” Welcome to the second episode in this special TOPIA podcast series. 
    TOPIA is a kaleidoscopic new culture, nature and positive impact magazine where anything goes – as long as it’s good. To tie in with Season 02 being themed (loosely) on ‘The Egg’, this podcast sees The Futurenauts in conversation with the British zoologist behind the gloriously original book, Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal. Do we need sex at all? Which animals are doing it for themselves? Which species hasn’t had sex for 80 million years? This covers everything you want to know about sexual cannibalism, gender fluidity and Darwin's obsession with the barnacle penis. Imagine a sort of X-rated Mr. Tickle. 
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    • 43 min
    S3 EP12: The Future of Systems (With Michael Pawlyn)

    S3 EP12: The Future of Systems (With Michael Pawlyn)

    S3 EP12: The Future of Systems with Michael Pawlyn Our guest this week joining to discuss the future of systems is the brilliant Michael Pawlyn. BIO: Michael Pawlyn is a British architect noted for his work in the field biomimetic architecture and innovation, as well as jointly initiating the 'Architects Declare' movement in the UKHe was part of the principal team of architects that conceived and designed The Eden Project and is a regular keynote speaker at events on innovation and environmental sustainability. His best selling RIBA book Biomimicry in Architecture was published in 2011 and a revised second edition, with a foreword by Ellen MacArthur, was published in 2016. He was one of the three founders of The Sahara Forest Project - a way of supplying fresh water, food and renewable energy in arid conditions - and remains actively involved as a Founding Partner and Design Manager.We hope you enjoy. Please rate and review. Thanks, Jon, Ed, and Mark. Get in touch with the show;Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.comTWITTER: @JANDTHEF  A 'Keep it Light Media' ProductionAll enquiries: hello@keepitlightmedia.com 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    JRATFN - War in Ukraine (with Lieutenant General Richard Nugee)

    JRATFN - War in Ukraine (with Lieutenant General Richard Nugee)

    JRATFN - War in Ukraine (with Lieutenant General Richard Nugee)This episode we're joined once again by Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CB CVO CBE to discuss the war in Ukraine. Thanks, Jon, Ed, and Mark. Get in touch with the show;Hello@jonandthefuturenauts.comTWITTER: @JANDTHEF  A 'Keep it Light Media' ProductionAll enquiries: hello@keepitlightmedia.com 
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 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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