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.



POWER: 1919 (Episode 100!)

It’s the 100th episode!!!!!! To mix things up, today we’re traveling to the 1919 to see how three different events shaped the last 100 years, and will continue to shape the future. 

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  • Cathleen D. Cahill, professor of history at Penn State University
  • Adam Green, professor of history at the University of Chicago
  • Virginia Scharff, professor of history at the University of New Mexico

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  • Monica Byrne (motor convoy)
  • Tamara Krinsky (suffrage)
  • James T. Green (prohibition)

Content Notes:

  • [27:00 - 38:53]: Discussion of racism and hate crimes

Music Notes:

  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot -- Tuskegee Institute Singers
  • Baby Won't You Please Come Home -- Ted Lewis
  • Daughters of Freedom -- Edwin Christie
  • Every Day Will Be Sunday When the Town Goes Dry -- Edward Meeker
  • Steal Away -- Tuskegee Institute Singers

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 everybody who’s ever listened to the show! And extra special thanks to Annalee Newitz, Robert Brenner, Quinn Heraty and Amanda McLaughlin. 

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