Flash Forward

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.



Money For Nothing

What if we just gave everybody money? It sounds simple, but universal basic income is a trendy idea right now and a lot of you have asked for an episode about a future where everybody gets money from the government no matter what. And it turns out that while it sounds simple, just giving everybody money is way more complicated than you might thing.

  • Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Senior editor at The Nation, author of The Cosmopolites
  • Shaksam Khosla, graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, author of India’s Basic Income: Bedeviled by the Details 
  • Aisha Nyandoro, CEO of Springboard to Opportunity
  • Cara Rose deFabio, special initiatives director at Economic Security Project 

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Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The human voice from the future was provided by Daniel Tannenbaum. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. 

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 2018-09-25  53m