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 45m. Bisher sind 167 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 20 hours 25 minutes


FINAL EPISODE!! ROBOTS: Could Robots Replace Animals?

Today’s episode is the last of our FOUR PART MINI SEASON SERIES AND SHOW FINALE [airhorn noises]. This week we’re headed to a future where humans share our robotic knowledge with the rest of the animal kingdom—for better, and for worse. ✨✨ TAKE THE LISTENER SURVEY HERE ✨✨ ⭐⭐ SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER HERE  ⭐⭐ Guests: Dr. Kate Darling, a researcher at the MIT Media Lab and author of The New Breed: What Our History with Animals Reveals about Our Future with Robots...


 2021-12-22  1h20m

ROBOTS: Would You Date A Robot?

Today we travel to a future where we can take a robot home for a good time, or a long time, depending on what you’re into.


 2021-12-14  1h11m

ROBOTS: Should A Robot Be Allowed To Kill?

Today we travel to a future where militaries employ killer robots. Should a robot be allowed to take a human life? Is the speed of war increasing too quickly? What does a tech worker do when they find out their work is being used for war? Guests: Kelsey Atherton, a reporter who covers military technology. Ryan Calo, a professor of law at the University of Washington. Dr. Ryan Jenkins, an associate professor of philosophy at California Polytechnic State University...


 2021-11-24  1h16m

ROBOTS: Will Robots Ever Defeat Human Athletes?

Would you tune into a robot Olympics?


 2021-11-10  1h8m

What If We Could Shrink Humans?

What are the ethics of making someone smaller against their will? Would we keep all our fingers and toes? Would we even be considered humans anymore?


 2021-10-27  56m

What If We Could Shrink Technology?

Today’s episode is all about making our technologies and medicines tiny. Like, super tiny.


 2021-10-13  58m

Can You Find This Human?

Today we travel to a future where your face is findable no matter where you go.


 2021-09-29  58m

What Is The Future Of Gender?

Today we revisit an episode from way back in season one, and ask: what even is gender in the first place?


 2021-09-22  58m

Can We Conquer Fire?

Today we travel to a future where fire is completely safe for humans.


 2021-09-01  48m

What Could A Better Economy Look Like?

Today’s episode is about a future where the economy revolves around mutual support, instead of money.


 2021-08-18  57m