10 episodes

Open World is a fiction anthology podcast about how science and technology serve as a backdrop for imagining a better future, helping us envision the positive influence that science and tech can play in a real tomorrow.Hosted & produced by award winning podcasters Keisha “TK” Dutes and Rose Eveleth, each episode speaks to the pressing concerns of our times through love, friendship, community, compassion, and sustainability.

Open World Flash Forward Presents

    • Fiction
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

Open World is a fiction anthology podcast about how science and technology serve as a backdrop for imagining a better future, helping us envision the positive influence that science and tech can play in a real tomorrow.Hosted & produced by award winning podcasters Keisha “TK” Dutes and Rose Eveleth, each episode speaks to the pressing concerns of our times through love, friendship, community, compassion, and sustainability.

    INTRODUCING: The Wanderer

    INTRODUCING: The Wanderer

    Hello Open World listeners! We're back in your feeds and excited to share with you the latest project from T.H. Ponders, who sound designed and adapted the two original pieces you heard in Open World. Introducing: The Wanderer.
    The Wanderer is a predominantly single-narrator queer fairy tale audio drama about being separated from the ones you love to keep them safe, to bring them home. It will delight fantasy fans and audio fiction fans alike, especially those who enjoy books like Silver in the Woods, and podcasts like Old Gods of Appalachia and The Far Meridian. Each episode also features an original folk song and score.
    New episodes of The Wanderer drop every other Monday! Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
    More info: https://callofthewander.com/

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    • 11 min
    I’ll Have You Know

    I’ll Have You Know

    Today we take a trip to dreamland, and think about what the future can be if you finally take the leap.
    This episode features an original adaptation of the short story "I'll Have You Know," by Charlie Jane Anders, originally published by MIT Tech Review on August 21, 2018. Adaptation and sound design by T.H. Ponders.

    Cast:

    El - Cap Blackard


    Dr. Weebo - Angela Merk Nguyen


    Goaty - Jordan Adika


    Harriet - Keisha TK Dutes


    Jen - T.H. Ponders


    Aaron - Rose Eveleth


    The Literature - Sean Howard



    ✨ Open World is a partnership between Philo's Future Media and Flash Forward Presents, hosted by TK Dutes  and Rose Eveleth, produced by Brittani Taylor Brown and mixed by C. The intro music is Dorica by BlueDot Sessions. Additional music by T.H. Ponders. ✨ 
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Voyager Found

    Voyager Found

    Today’s episode is about finding life that's like us, but not like us at all.

    This episode features Voyager Found, originally published by The Truth on May 14th, 2014, followed by a conversation with Jonathan Mitchell.

    Credits:
    Performed by Chet Siegel and Peter McNerney.

    ✨ Open World is a partnership between Philo's Future Media and Flash Forward Presents, hosted by TK Dutes and Rose Eveleth, produced by Brittani Taylor Brown and mixed by C. The intro music is Dorica by BlueDot Sessions. Additional music by T.H. Ponders. ✨

    Sponsors:


    Shaker & Spoon: A subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/openworld.



    Tab for a Cause: A browser extension that lets you raise money for charity while doing your thing online. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see a beautiful photo and a small ad. Part of that ad money goes toward a charity of your choice! Join team Advice For And From The future by signing up at tabforacause.org/openworld.



    Tavour: Tavour is THE app for fans of beer, craft brews, and trying new and exciting labels. You sign up in the app and can choose the beers you’re interested in (including two new ones DAILY) adding to your own personalized crate. Use code: openworld for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more.



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    • 35 min
    ED7A93 - Pink Carnation

    ED7A93 - Pink Carnation

    Today’s episode is about how to connect when everything is disconnected.
    This episode features "ED7A93 - Pink Carnation," originally published by HEXADEC on June 29, 2020, followed by a conversation with Wil Williams and Anne Baird. "ED7A93 - Pink Carnation" was written, produced and sound designed by Wil Williams.

    Credits:

    Anne Baird - Emery

    Katie Youmans - Kimbra


    ✨Open World is a partnership between Philo's Future Media and Flash Forward Presents, hosted by TK Dutes and Rose Eveleth, produced by Brittani Taylor Brown and mixed by C. The intro music is Dorica by  BlueDot Sessions. Additional music by T.H. Ponders. ✨

    Sponsors:


    Better Help: Take charge of your mental health with the help of an experienced professional. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/openworld. 



    Shaker & Spoon: A subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/openworld.



    Tab for a Cause: A browser extension that lets you raise money for charity while doing your thing online. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see a beautiful photo and a small ad. Part of that ad money goes toward a charity of your choice! Join team Advice For And From The future by signing up at tabforacause.org/openworld.



    Tavour: Tavour is THE app for fans of beer, craft brews, and trying new and exciting labels. You sign up in the app and can choose the beers you’re interested in (including two new ones DAILY) adding to your own personalized crate. Use code: openworld for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more.



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    • 59 min
    This Planet Needs A Name

    This Planet Needs A Name

    Today’s episode is about giving everything up and leaving it all behind. This episode features four installments from This Planet Needs a Name, originally published in December 2019 and January 2020, followed by an interview with the creator Evan Tess Murray.
    This Planet Needs a Name, was created by Evan Tess Murray. Original composition, sound design, and audio engineering are by Trace Callahan. Characters were developed in collaboration with their actors:


    Caroline Mincks as Zahava


    Evan Tess Murray as Zei


    Trevor Bean as Mandry


    Alexander Doddy as James


    Alexander Endymion Hernandez Diaz as Cyrus


    Sawyer Greene as Quill


    More info & show notes

    ✨ Open World is a partnership between Philo's Future Media and Flash Forward Presents, hosted by TK Dutes and Rose Eveleth, produced by Brittani Taylor Brown and mixed by C. The intro music is Dorica by BlueDot Sessions. Additional music by T.H. Ponders. ✨

    Sponsors:


    Better Help: Take charge of your mental health with the help of an experienced professional.Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/openworld.



    Shaker & Spoon: A subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/openworld.



    Tab for a Cause: A browser extension that lets you raise money for charity while doing your thing online. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see a beautiful photo and a small ad. Part of that ad money goes toward a charity of your choice! Join team Advice For And From The future by signing up at tabforacause.org/openworld.



    Tavour: Tavour is THE app for fans of beer, craft brews, and trying new and exciting labels. You sign up in the app and can choose the beers you’re interested in (including two new ones DAILY) adding to your own personalized crate. Use code: openworld for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more.



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    • 57 min
    Deeplight

    Deeplight

    Today’s episode is about light, darkness, change, conservation and choices. Featuring the WORLD DEBUT of Deeplight, by Stephanie Spence. 

    Deeplight Credits:

    Writer and creator: Stephanie Spence


    Sound Design: Sadah Espii Proctor


    Voice actor for Halo: Vyn Vox


    Voice actor for Kite: Julia Schifini



    More info & show notes

    ✨ Open World is a partnership between Philo's Future Media and Flash Forward Presents, hosted by TK Dutes and Rose Eveleth, produced by Brittani Taylor Brown and mixed by C. The intro music is Dorica by BlueDot Sessions. Additional music by T.H. Ponders. ✨

    Sponsors:


    Shaker & Spoon: A subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/openworld.



    Tab for a Cause: A browser extension that lets you raise money for charity while doing your thing online. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see a beautiful photo and a small ad. Part of that ad money goes toward a charity of your choice! Join team Advice For And From The future by signing up at tabforacause.org/openworld.



    Tavour: Tavour is THE app for fans of beer, craft brews, and trying new and exciting labels. You sign up in the app and can choose the beers you’re interested in (including two new ones DAILY) adding to your own personalized crate. Use code: openworld for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more.



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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Eli13 ,

Hopeful futures

Tired of bleak dystopias? Want to escape the nihilistic now? Try Open Worlds!

Dania R ,

Hope in many forms

A beautifully produced anthology fiction series combined with interesting creator interviews.

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Open Mind

Great stories! Full of wonder and hope!

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