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Grab your hoverboards and give your robot butlers a break! On Looking Back at Tomorrow, hosts Ryan and Zachary examine how humanity’s predictions for the future have changed over the years.

Looking Back at Tomorrow Whale Bus

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

Grab your hoverboards and give your robot butlers a break! On Looking Back at Tomorrow, hosts Ryan and Zachary examine how humanity’s predictions for the future have changed over the years.

    Space Settlements

    Space Settlements

    Hosts Rye and Zachary track NASA’s real life attempts to create a livable environment in space.


    Thanks to special guests Fred Scharmen and Brett Ryan Bonowicz


    Check out Fred Scharmen’s New Book Space Settlements! OUT NOW


    Watch Brett Ryan Bonowicz’s Artist Depiction Series!


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    SOURCES:


    The High Frontier by Gerard K. O’Neill


    Space Settlements: A Design Study


    Space Colony Art From the 1970s


    NASA Space Colony Explanation; 70’s Style


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    MUSIC CREDITS


    Theme: "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” By: Richard and Robert Sherman


    ”Space” from Horizons


    ”Sparkling GE” from Horizons


    Anchors Aweigh by Charles A Zimmerman


    “Floating Puppy” From Horizons


    “HoneyLune Ridge” from “Super Mario Odyssey” by Koji Kondo


    “Space Junk Galaxy” and “Space Fantasy” from “Super Mario Galaxy” by Koji Kondo


    ”Seize the Future” From Alien Encounter


    ”Car 24” and “The Egg and You” from “Cowboy Bebop” by the Seatbelts


    ”Everything Stays” from “Adventure Time” by Rebecca Sugar

    • 39 min
    The Rocketbelt Murder

    The Rocketbelt Murder

    Possibly the most wild Jetpack story ever told, with a little jetpack history sprinkled in.


    Thanks to special guests Danny Anderson and Josh Gleiser.




    SOURCES:


    ABC's Rocketbelt Coverage 01


    ABC's Rocketbelt Coverage 02


    LA Times Coverage


    The Rocketbelt Caper: A True Tale of Invention, Obsession and Murder by Paul Brown
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    MUSIC CREDITS


    Theme: "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” By: Richard and Robert Sherman


    *THE SIMPSONS ""EYE ON SPRINGFIELD" THEME"


    *Icky Thump by The White Stripes


    *“Sly Cooper 4 Theme” by Peter McConnell


    *“Hedwig's Flight” from Harry Potter by John Williams


    *“Putanesca” and “Vibraphone” from “A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)” by Thomas Newman


    *Various Tracks from “Thimbleweed Park” by Steve Kirk


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    CLIPS Used


    *ABC Rocketbelt coverage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tg_eZ6ALr0)


    *LA Olympic Footage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WWDnOiQR7A)

    • 41 min
    Afrofuturism

    Afrofuturism

    Episode Notes

    Hosts Ryan and Zachary explore the history and meaning behind the word "Afrofuturism." WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Robert Hawkins (NYU Silver School of Social Work, And Stephen Winter and Tristan Cowen (Nightvale Presents Adventures in New America).


    LINK TO ADVENTURES IN NeW AMERICA: http://www.nightvalepresents.com/adventuresinnewamerica/


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    MUSIC Credits (in order):


    Theme: "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” By: Richard and Robert Sherman


    Never Catch Me by Flying Lotus & Kendrick Lamar
    Cissy Strut by The Meters
    Space is the Place by Sun-Ra
    Saturn by Sun-Ra
    Man’s Best Friend by George Clinton
    I Been Watching You by Funkadelic
    Credits: Moon Child by Captain Sky


    CLIPS (in order):
    Cedric The Entertainer "Space Shuttle" "Kings of Comedy" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiTC8GfBFSE)
    George Clinton on David Letterman [1986] (https://youtu.be/ueGmihYPQY0)

    • 28 min
    The Satire of Fallout

    The Satire of Fallout

    Vault Dwellers Ryan and Zachary discuss the game series Fallout and explore its specific brand of 1950's Satire.


    CONTENT WARNING: There is a brief discussion of mass shootings and Gun Violence. The discussion starts at 17:50 and ends around 19:00

    • 25 min
    Monorails & PRT

    Monorails & PRT

    Ted Linhart Twitter: @TedOnTV


    Be sure to view more amazing disney-related documents at www.disneydocs.net


    Proj 4 Public Spaces Twitter: @PPS_Placemaking


    Learn more at www.PPS.org

    • 35 min
    Closer Than We Think

    Closer Than We Think

    Episode Notes

    For more information about the documentary "Closer Than We Think": https://www.clindar.net
    http://twitter.com/closerthanthink


    Thanks to Addison Anderson for his stirring narration!


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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

White Moses ,

Fun and interesting

There’s plenty of programs that look at the future and there’s plenty of programs that look at the past but obviously not a lot that look at the future from the perspective of the past. If you find it interesting how our perceptions change on what we think the future will look like, this is a good place to start. It’s got some humor, some nostalgia and some story telling that move the podcast forward. The Rocket Belt Murder is a good episode to start on because it has all 3 of these qualities in spades. And because, well, you can’t go wrong with jet packs.

carbo227 ,

As Lady Gaga would say...

talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique. love this podcast!

Emmalemmalouise ,

Lit

They got history, they got personality, they got jetpacks. This podcast really monos my rails.

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