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You’ve just stumbled upon a radio broadcast from some far away planet. A planet where teleporters and time travelers have supper on starships; where robots rendezvous in neon nightclubs; where the lost ideas of the future live on.

On Planet Tomorrow, hosts Rye Dorsey and Zachary Goldberg celebrate and discuss retrofuturism, forgotten cultural ephemera, niche science fiction and much, much more. Enjoy your stay on Planet Tomorrow: where the future that never was is alive and well.

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    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 15 Ratings

You’ve just stumbled upon a radio broadcast from some far away planet. A planet where teleporters and time travelers have supper on starships; where robots rendezvous in neon nightclubs; where the lost ideas of the future live on.

On Planet Tomorrow, hosts Rye Dorsey and Zachary Goldberg celebrate and discuss retrofuturism, forgotten cultural ephemera, niche science fiction and much, much more. Enjoy your stay on Planet Tomorrow: where the future that never was is alive and well.

    Soviet Futures: The USSR In Space

    Soviet Futures: The USSR In Space

    We’re going to space—Soviet style. We discuss predictions about space exploration throughout the Soviet Union history, the last Soviet cosmonaut, and a queer Russian-language sci-fi short story! Tune in for fascinating discussions with special guests Fred Scharmen (author of Space Forces: A Critical History of Life in Outer Space) and Syinat Sultanalieva (author of sci-fi short story "Element 174")!
    Thanks to our special guests: 
    Fred Scharmen (Twitter @sevensixfive)
    Syinat Sultanalieva (Twitter @siyanats)

    Ukraine Charities: 
    Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC): https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal 
    Global Giving: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ukraine-crisis-relief-fund/
    International Committee of the Red Cross: https://www.icrc.org/en/donate/ukraine  


    Show Notes:
    Fred’s book Space Forces: A Critical History of Life in Outer Space (https://www.versobooks.com/books/3889-space-forces)

    Element 174 by Syinat Sultanalieva (https://www.calvertjournal.com/features/show/9831/being-lgbtq-element-174-syinat-sultanalieva-shtab)
    References:
    BBC Archive: OnThisDay 1992: Sergei Krikalev had a rather long journey home from work.
    (https://archive.org/details/twitter-845719440247312384)
     
    The Last Soviet Citizen: The Cosmonaut Who Was Left Behind In Space (https://www.rbth.com/history/330415-last-soviet-citizen-cosmonaut) 


    Socials:
    Follow us on Twitter @PodTomorrow! Or call the Planet Tomorrow Hotline and leave us a message: (646) 854-7584

    Planet Tomorrow Theme by Spencer Robelen (www.spencerrobelen.com | Instagram @spencerrobelen | Twitter @RobelenSpencer )

    Theme performed by Forest VanDyke (https://www.forestvandyke.com/ | Instagram @forestvandyke) & Kaila Wooten (Instagram @kaila_wooten)

    Podcast Art by Cyan Larson (Instagram @dissociativecc)

    Russian Narrator: Brian Desjadon (Twitter @BrianDesjadon)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Y2K: The Year 2000 (ft. Jack Grimes)

    Y2K: The Year 2000 (ft. Jack Grimes)

    Welcome to Planet Tomorrow! In this inaugural episode, we travel back to the year 2000. We’re talking forgotten children’s toys, end of the world novelty songs, and more. Then, what does it mean for something to look like “Y2K”? Jack Grimes from the Consumer Aesthetics Research Institute (CARI) breaks it down.
    Socials
    Thanks to our special guest Jack Grimes (https://jackapedia.design | Twitter @jackapedia_)

    Check out the Consumer Aesthetic Research Institute (CARI) (https://cari.institute) & The Y2K Institute Twitter @y2k_aesthetic

    Follow us on Twitter @PodTomorrow! Or call the Planet Tomorrow Hotline and leave us a message: (646) 854-7584

    Planet Tomorrow Theme by Spencer Robelen (www.spencerrobelen.com | Instagram @spencerrobelen | Twitter @RobelenSpencer )

    Theme performed by Forest VanDyke (https://www.forestvandyke.com/ | Instagram @forestvandyke)
    & Kaila Wooten (Instagram @kaila_wooten)

    Podcast Art by Cyan Larson (Instagram @dissociativecc)


    Show Notes
    Y2K Hooray by Jim's Big Ego
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl6UJvOQxHM)

    "Y2K" Parody VIDEO by Sun Microsystems employees (1999)
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Igm9Jh2Xo)

    Y2K: The Movie Trailer
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TSpH0-TeB4)

    Y2K Family Survival Guide - With Host Leonard Nimoy(https://archive.org/details/Y2K_Family_Survival_Guide_With_Leonard_Nimoy_Palsojom1.X264.CG)


    Timestamps
    00:40 - 03:58 Intro
    03:59- 17:48 Y2K Memories
    17:50 - 44:18 Interview w/ Jack Grimes from CARI
    44:24-45:11 EXTREME Spaghetti Yo-Yo Soup Commercial
    45:12 - 53:03 RY2K: A Podcast Within a Podcast
    53:05 - 01:07:45 Voicemail Time!
    01:07:48 - 01:09:30 Outro/Credits

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 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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