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.




Today’s episode is about the future of forensics: what happens when just a few skin cells can make you suspect number one? 

  • Raychelle Burks — professor of chemistry at St. Edward’s University
  • Kelley Kulick — deputy public defender at the Santa Clara Public Defender’s Office
  • Mitra Sharafi — professor of law at University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
  • Mary Graw Leary — professor of law at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

  • Evan Johnson as Mr. Morton
  • Brent Rose as Dr. Karpou
  • Helen Rosner as Dr. Duncan Dougal
  • Tamara Krinsky as Dr. Susan Simmons
→ → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found 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.

Special thanks to Veronica Simonetti and Erin Laetz at the Women’s Audio Mission, where all the intro scenes were recorded this season. Special thanks also to Evan Johnson who played Mr. Morton and also coordinated the actors of the Junior Acting Troupe who play the students in the intros this season.

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 2019-09-03  1h2m