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 43m. Bisher sind 157 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 9 hours 50 minutes


Waste Not Want Not

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? Guests: 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 Dr...


 2020-12-22  57m

Is Anybody Out There?

What happens if we find aliens? What if they find us?


 2020-12-08  1h3m

Home Sweet Home

What if everybody had a place to live?


 2020-11-24  59m

Give The Land Back?

Today we travel to a future where the US and Canada give stolen land back to tribes & bands.


 2020-11-10  58m

Votes for All!

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.  Guests: 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 Dr...


 2020-10-27  1h6m

Double Trouble

Today we travel to a future where we all have digital replicas of ourselves to deploy at faculty meetings, doctors appointments, and even dates.


 2020-10-13  53m

Boss Bot

Today we travel to a future where you’re guaranteed a job, but there’s a catch: your job is assigned to you by an algorithm.


 2020-09-29  1h3m

Halfway To Heaven

Should we put nursing homes in space?


 2020-09-15  55m

Shock And Awe

Today we travel to a future where super-bandages can heal wounds really fast. Sound like science fiction? Well it might be closer than you think!


 2020-09-01  57m

Game of Bones

Today we travel to a future where archaeology accidentally runs out of bones.


 2020-08-18  51m