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.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 38m. Bisher sind 135 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

Should We Put Polar Bears In Antarctica?

As the climate warms, some species won't be able to keep up. Should we help them?



One Child to Rule Them All

If we really want to combat climate change, why not institute a serious cap on human population? It's a common question, and on today's episode we talk about a future in which there is a global one-child policy put in place, and why that might not actually be a very good, or just, idea. Guests: Dr. Jade Sasser — Associate professor of gender and sexuality studies at UC Riverside, author of On Infertile Ground, Population Control and Women’s Rights in the Era of Climate Change. Dr...



Introducing: Advice For And From The Future ▹▹ Should I follow my partner to Mars?

Welcome to the newest show in the Flash Forward family!



Heads Will Roll

Today we travel to a future where you can plop your head onto a brand new body.


 2020-06-09  58m

Welcome to Celebrityville

Today we travel to a future where celebrities construct their own cities for you and I to live in.


 2020-05-26  48m


Today we celebrate the FIVE YEAR anniversary of the podcast. Whoa. To celebrate, I reached out to every single person who you’ve ever heard on the podcast — every expert, every voice actor, and even a few patrons — and asked them one question: what would you say to someone living 50 years from now? Here’s what they said...


 2020-05-12  41m

Goodnight Night

Today we travel to a future where darkness is a thing of the past. No more night, no more stars, no more deep inky black sky. What happens when we light everything up?


 2020-04-28  51m

Doomsday 2000/2038/2100

Today we travel to a future where software engineers didn’t actually fix any of the Y2K bugs. What would have happened if we had ignored the problem? What lessons does Y2K have for us, and why are people worried about 2038 and 2100?   Guests: Peter de Jager — author of “Doomsday 2000” and Y2K town crier.  Dr. Andy Michael — geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Science Center John Feminella — software engineer at ThoughtWorks Dr. Sara K...


 2020-04-14  51m

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

Why are Swedes flying less? Who bought GED Match? And what the heck is happening with the census?


 2020-03-20  44m

Flash Back to the Future: Mosquitoes, UBI, Coronavirus

Today is a very special ~~surprise~~ episode! We revisit three past futures, and talk about what's happened since we visited them.


 2020-02-11  43m