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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    • 4.3 • 1.2K Ratings

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.

    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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 29 min
    Grammy Award Winner Jacob Collier on Evolving in Place

    Grammy Award Winner Jacob Collier on Evolving in Place

    Singer-songwriter and producer Jacob Collier grew up producing music in his bedroom. After years of touring the world, the pandemic allowed him to return to that space - to continue developing his genre-bending music. In this episode, the five-time Grammy Award winner shares with host Janet Babin how the pandemic impacted his creative process, and how participatory music along with social media kept him connected to his audience.

    • 18 min
    Grammy-Award Nominated Music Producer Oak Felder Shares His Vision

    Grammy-Award Nominated Music Producer Oak Felder Shares His Vision

    The pandemic forced artists and musicians to learn how to collaborate remotely. Some of these newfound methods were so successful, they'll likely influence the future of music creation and performance in the post-pandemic world. In this episode we talk with record producer Oak Felder about what the pandemic year taught him and how it will continue to influence his creative process. He'll be leading a workshop at the up-coming Future of Everything Festival.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

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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