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.



Flash Back to the Future: Flight Shame, Genetic Genealogy, 2020 Census

Hi again! I’m back with one more of these update episodes. Today we cover the growing “flight shame” movement, some interesting developments in the genetic genealogy space, and what’s going on with the 2020 Census. 

New official, legit, Flash Forward episodes begin again on April 14th! 


  • Susanna Elfors: founder, Tagsemester
  • Peter Aldhous: reporter, BuzzFeed News
  • Hansi Lo Wang: reporter, NPR 

Covid-19 Resources

  • World Health Organization
  • Paywall free articles from The Atlantic 
  • Flattening the coronavirus curve
  • The Covid Tracking Project

Take the 2020 Census HERE

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Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music for this episode is by Hussalonia. 

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