50 episodes

What will the future look like? The Future of Everything offers a kaleidoscope view of the nascent trends that will shape our world. In every episode, join our award-winning team on a new journey of discovery. We’ll take you beyond what’s already out there, and make you smarter about the scientific and technological breakthroughs on the horizon that could transform our lives for the better. Hosted by Janet Babin.

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What will the future look like? The Future of Everything offers a kaleidoscope view of the nascent trends that will shape our world. In every episode, join our award-winning team on a new journey of discovery. We’ll take you beyond what’s already out there, and make you smarter about the scientific and technological breakthroughs on the horizon that could transform our lives for the better. Hosted by Janet Babin.

    Zero Carbon Future 2: How to Store Renewable Energy For a Rainy Day

    Zero Carbon Future 2: How to Store Renewable Energy For a Rainy Day

    One of the challenges of clean energy like wind or solar is that they fluctuate. And they're unreliable. So finding a better way to store this energy for dark seasons and doldrum days is the next hurdle to reaching goals for decarbonization. In this episode, we explore options that are already being used, and some new methods still in beta. WSJ Senior Energy Correspondent Sarah McFarlane joins host Janet Babin.
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    • 26 min
    An Archipelago Leads the Way on Clean Energy

    An Archipelago Leads the Way on Clean Energy

    A small Scottish community is perfecting new technologies that could help to power the green energy industry. Advances in wind and tidal power have turned the Orkney Islands into an exporter of renewable energy, instead of a fossil fuel importer. Rochelle Toplensky reports, Janet Babin hosts.
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    • 33 min
    Paying for College and Curbing Student Debt

    Paying for College and Curbing Student Debt

    Student loan debt is now around $1.6 trillion. Some economists fear that debt is irreparably harming the U.S. economy. But over the past 50 years, the availability of federal student loans has changed higher education. It's led to higher attendance rates, but also higher tuitions and higher expectations from the college experience. In this episode of The Future of Everything: what structural changes could improve the lending program going forward - and how that could change what college looks like in the future. With WSJ reporters Melissa Korn and Josh Mitchell. Janet Babin hosts.
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    • 34 min
    Outhacking the Hackers: The Future of Cybersecurity

    Outhacking the Hackers: The Future of Cybersecurity

    A recent surge in high-profile cyber attacks has companies playing defense. Some are turning to ethical hackers to find software bugs before the bad guys do. But as Ava Sasani reports, researchers are also developing new hardware - to try and stop hackers in their tracks. Janet Babin hosts.
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    • 24 min
    No More Noise 2: Metamaterials Can Make the World a Quieter Place

    No More Noise 2: Metamaterials Can Make the World a Quieter Place

    Materials scientists are getting creative in the quest to quiet our increasingly noisy world. Using metamaterials - man made materials with special properties not found in nature - researchers could soon reduce or eliminate unwanted industrial sounds.
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    • 23 min
    No More Noise: Turning Down The Volume on Cities - Part 1

    No More Noise: Turning Down The Volume on Cities - Part 1

    The battle against noise has been waged, rather quietly, for decades. And yet, urban noise pollution is getting worse. A growing body of evidence indicates that it is more than a nuisance- persistent exposure to noise can cause chronic health issues. Anyone can be impacted, but marginalized communities most often live closer to sources of unwanted noise. In this episode, we look at the impacts of urban noise, new efforts to understand and track it and consider design solutions that can help mitigate unwanted sound.
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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1.2K Ratings

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Amazing in beginning

Used to be amazing and I couldn’t get enough of it. Now it’s a bit boring, too many recordings from conferences, and I liked the original host Jennifer Strong SO much better

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Not dynamic

Could be better with topic selection and sourcing.

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Great Podcast

Wonderfully produced. Great topics. High fiving a million angels 🙌

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