99 episodes

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

    • Science
    • 4.7, 1.1K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Media Pete ,

All the fun of a time travel sci-fi with in depth topics

This podcast is real edutainment. I wish it ran year round. It would be a great format for a full production tv show. The host/producer Rose Eveleth does a great job concentrating a consent with dramatic story and then guiding us deep into the topic with experts. Thank you. I have loved each of this season’s mini series, even the Snowglobe Show.

Willfred.bemo ,

Really cool podcast.

This show thoughfully and creativly explores versions of the near future with insightful expert interviews and fun scenes that illustrate the impacts of the technology under discussion. Highly recommend this for fans of both science fiction and near future technologies.

Joshua A. Mangrum ,

Great/Interesting Topics, But...

I’ve enjoyed hearing about the future, and it was super interesting for awhile. The different topics were informative and really cool.

But...

As the show progressed Rose insisted on pushing her liberal views on us the audience, more then the occasional mentioning, which was fine - if that’s what you believe great, good for you. But I don’t need to hear about it, especially since 98% of the time it doesn’t have to do with the show or topic, it just makes her feel better.

“Even if you believe the death penalty is warranted in some cases (I do), Which for the record I do not”

That’s the most recent example, but it happens in every show:

The U.S. justice system is flawed (It’s one of the best in the world)
People of lesser race are treated less the White, Straight Males (I am not, white, and I do not believe that people of color are treated less then in modern society)
Slavery in the past has nothing to do with the way people today view one another

I could go on for awhile, if you are liberal and interested in the future this is definitely for you!
If not then don’t listen, I’m unsubscribing!

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