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.



BODIES: Enter Night

Today we travel to a future where humans can see at night. What happens when we expand our vision out into the darkness? How does that impact everything from work, to architecture, to poaching to horror movies? And is it even possible?

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Gang Han -- researcher at UMass Medical School
Gabriel Licina -- researcher and “sometimes biohacker”
Lynne MacTavish -- operations manager at Mankwe Wildlife Reserve
A. Roger Ekirch -- historian at Virginia Tech and author of At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past
Ernest Freeberg -- historian at the University of Tennessee and author of The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

Maria -- Cara Rose de Fabio
Gaby -- Eler de Grey
Marquis -- Rotimi Agbabiaka (check out his new solo show called Manifesto on June 21 at the African American Arts and Culture Complex as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.)
John -- Keith Houston (also check out his karaoke nights in San Francisco)

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.

Special thanks to Adria Otte and Molly Monihan at the Women’s Audio Mission, where all the intro scenes were recorded this season.

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