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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.

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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.

    Double Trouble

    Double Trouble

    Today we travel to a future where we all have digital replicas of ourselves to deploy at faculty meetings, doctors appointments, and even dates. 
    Guests:


    Lars Buttler — CEO of the AI Foundation


    Damien Patrick Williams — PhD candidate at Virginia Tech


    Dr. Koen Bruynseels — researcher at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands


    Christel De Maeyer — researcher based in Belgium


    Dr. Robin Zebrowski — professor of cognitive science at Beloit college


    Dr. Duncan Irschick — professor of biology at UMass Amherst and director of the Digital Life initiative



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    Flash Forward is hosted by, Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.
    Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com
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    • 53 min
    Boss Bot

    Boss Bot

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    Today we travel to a future where you’re guaranteed a job, but there’s a catch: your job is assigned to you by an algorithm. 
    Guests:


    Dr. Pavlina Tcherneva — professor of economics at Bard College, researcher at the Levy Economics Institute & author of The Case for a Job Guarantee.


    Dr. Kira Lussier — historian at the University of Toronto.


    Manish Raghavan — PhD candidate at Cornell University.


    Dr. Chris Gilliard — privacy scholar & Professor of English at Macomb Community College.


    Voice acting:
    Echo: Elena Fernández Collins


    → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← 

    Flash Forward is hosted by Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.
    Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com
    Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox
    Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify 

    Episode Sponsors: 


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    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/flashforward.



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Halfway To Heaven

    Halfway To Heaven

    Today we travel to a future where you can retire to a nursing home… in space. 
    Guests:


    Anicca Harriot — PhD candidate at the University of Maryland School of medicine


    Dustin Gibson — Access, Disability and Language Justice Coordinator at PeoplesHub


    Dr. Tracie Prater — Aerospace Engineer at NASA


    Voice Actors:

    Tour Guide: Emma Bracy


    Noah: Bretty Tubbs


    Marco: Tamara Krinsky



    → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← 

    Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.
    Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com
    Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox
    Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify 

    Episode Sponsors: 


    Into The Zone: Into the Zone is a podcast about opposites, and how borders are never as clear as we think. 



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    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/flashforward.



    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: flashforward for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more. 



    Purple Carrot: Purple Carrot is THE plant-based subscription meal kit that makes it easy to cook irresistible meals to fuel your body. Each week, choose from an expansive and delicious menu of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and snacks! Get $30 off your first box by going to www.purplecarrot.com and entering code FLASH at checkout today! Purple Carrot, the easiest way to eat more plants!



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    • 55 min
    Shock And Awe

    Shock And Awe

    Today we travel to a future where super-bandages can heal wounds really fast. Sound like science fiction? Well it might be closer than you think!  
    Guests:


    Dr. Daniel Cohen — Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University


    Dr. Keisha Ray — Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston


    Sylvan* — street medic in Portland (*pseudonym)


    Voice Actors:


    Emma Bracy: Website



    Shara Kirby: Twitter



    Tamara Krinsky: Website



    → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← 

    Flash Forward is hosted by, Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.
    Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com
    Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox
    Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify 

    Episode Sponsors: 


    Invisible Forces: Hosted by Jefferies insiders Shannon Murphy and Erin Shea, Invisible Forces is a show about the unseen influences that are rapidly transforming our way of life and global economy. With surprising stories and expert interviews, we’re looking into the future at where we'll be living, how we'll be working, what we'll be buying … and why.



    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/ffwd.



    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/flashforward.



    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: flashforward for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more. 



    Purple Carrot: Purple Carrot is THE plant-based subscription meal kit that makes it easy to cook irresistible meals to fuel your body. Each week, choose from an expansive and delicious menu of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and snacks! Get $30 off your first box by going to www.purplecarrot.com and entering code FLASH at checkout today! Purple Carrot, the easiest way to eat more plants!



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    • 57 min
    Game of Bones

    Game of Bones

    Today we travel to a future where archaeology accidentally runs out of bones. 
    Guests:


    Dr. Keolu Fox — assistant professor at UC San Diego, Indigenous Futures Lab


    Dr. Benjamin Vernot — postdoctoral scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 


    Dr. Naomi Martisius — postdoctoral scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 


    → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← 
    Voice Actors:

    Dr. Pastrana — Ashley Kellem: Instagram, Website


    Graudate Student — — Henry Alexander Kelly: Website, podcast La Lisa: A Latinx Podcast



    Flash Forward is hosted by Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. The voices from the future this episode were played by Ashley Kellem and Henry Alexander Kelly.
    Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com
    Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox
    Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify 

    Episode Sponsors: 


    PNAS Science Sessions: Short, in-depth conversations with the world’s top scientific researchers. Listen wherever you get your podcasts! 



    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/ffwd.



    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/flashforward.



    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: flashforward for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more. 



    Purple Carrot: Purple Carrot is THE plant-based subscription meal kit that makes it easy to cook irresistible meals to fuel your body. Each week, choose from an expansive and delicious menu of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and snacks! Get $30 off your first box by going to www.purplecarrot.com and entering code FLASH at checkout today! Purple Carrot, the easiest way to eat more plants!



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    • 51 min
    It's The End Of The World As We Know It

    It's The End Of The World As We Know It

    Today we travel to a future where there is no future, because today we’re considering how the universe ends. Plus: how to cope with feeling freaked out by the end of the world, and what the last party ever should be like. 
    Guests:


    Dr. Katie Mack — astrophysicist and author of The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) (also very good on Twitter!) 


    Dr. Jana Sadler — clinical psychologist based in Southern California


    Jessie Char — conference organizer & party planner 


    → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← 

    Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.
    Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox
    Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com
    Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify
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    • 57 min

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