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 all about trash. What if every country had to deal with its own garbage instead of shipping it elsewhere? Did you know what trash is bought and sold on a global market? What would happen if that market was shut down?
Dr. Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood — lecturer in sustainable development at the University of St. Andrews.
Jim Puckett — founder and executive director of the Basel Action Network
Today we travel to a future where voting rights are extended to lots more people in the United States including non-citizens, 16-year-olds, and convicted felons.
Dr. Ron Hayduk — professor of political science at San Francisco State University, and author of Democracy for All
Ashawn Dabney-Small — candidate for Boston City Council District 3 and Vice President for the National Youth Rights Association