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.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 39m. Bisher sind 140 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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Don’t Lie To Me


Today we travel to a future without lies. What would it be like if we all wore accurate lie detectors around all the time? - In this episode we talk about when children learn to lie, the different social functions of lying,


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 2016-02-16  21m
 
 

Don't Lie To Me


Today we travel to a future without lies. What would it be like if we all wore accurate lie detectors around all the time? And how would we devise those lie detectors?


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 2016-02-16  23m
 
 

Love At First Bot


Right now there’s a whole lot of buzz about sex robots. Some people are really excited about them, and think we’ll be marrying robots by 2050. Other people are really worried about them, and are organizing whole campaigns against sex robots.


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 2016-02-09  23m
 
 

Love At First Bot


Today we travel to the year 2086, a world where sex robots are on the market. What happens when we can buy a humanoid robot as a partner? Who wins and who loses? And where do you store the darn thing?


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 2016-02-09  24m
 
 

Face Off


Welcome to season two of Flash Forward! We kicked off this season with a pretty unlikely future: the entire world goes face blind. Listen here: - In the episode we discuss what causes face blindness — also known as prosopagnosia — and the tricks t...


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 2016-02-02  19m
 
 

Face Off


Today, about two percent of the population has prosopagnosia — a condition that makes them unable to remember faces. But what if we all had it? On this week’s episode, we travel to a future where nobody can recognize one another by face.


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 2016-02-02  21m
 
 

A Quick Announcement


Exciting things are coming! Here's what's in store for the show in the future.


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 2016-01-15  5m
 
 

episode 23: Reputationville


What would it be like if we lived in a world where everything you do is subject to a rating dolled out by a combination of machines and other people?


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 2015-10-20  17m
 
 

episode 22: Crossing


Every country has their own idiosyncratic rules and regulations for border crossings. But what if the whole process were standardized and run by a single organization?


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 2015-10-13  14m
 
 

episode 21: Bye Bye Binary


What if we lived in a world where gender was more like hair color — something you could change at will, and that had little bearing on what other people thought of you?


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 2015-10-06  15m