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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The Commute From Hell


Getting from one place to another is hard. What if we could just teleport? From the physics of how this would work (it wouldn’t) to the ripple effects it might have on politics, urban development, and tourism, this episode is all about what would happen if we could zip instantly from one place to another...


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 2018-11-20  49m
 
 

What To Expect When You're Expecting In Space


If humans want to really have a go at leaving Earth and living in space or on other planets, we’re going to have to figure out a lot of things: spaceships, food supplies, fuel, how to keep everybody from killing one another. But one thing seems to be frequently left out of the picture, when it comes to distant space travel research: reproduction. It turns out we know very, very little about what pregnancy in space might look like, or whether it’s even possible at all...


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 2018-11-06  49m
 
 

Farm To Tablet


On today’s episode we tackle a future that was once a staple of science fiction: food pills. Instead of shopping and cooking and sitting down to eat meals together, we all simply pop our nutritional pills and move along with our lives...


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 2018-10-23  50m
 
 

Eyes In The Skies


Computers are getting smaller and smaller. But what if we had sensors the size of dust, that could float through the air undetected, talk to one another, gather information, and transmit that information back down to a central place? This is the concept behind smart dust, and it's more plausible than you might think...


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 2018-10-09  46m
 
 

Money For Nothing


What if we just gave everybody money? It sounds simple, but universal basic income is a trendy idea right now and a lot of you have asked for an episode about a future where everybody gets money from the government no matter what. And it turns out that while it sounds simple, just giving everybody money is way more complicated than you might thing...


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 2018-09-25  53m
 
 

Fungus Among Us


How much of what you do is actually your choice? What if you were secretly being controlled by a parasite that had infected your brain? What if that infection was spreading?


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 2018-09-11  44m
 
 

Spawn of Sponcon


Welcome to a future in which you can sign up to be a brand ambassador, and get paid for every time you mention a product in conversation.


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 2018-08-28  51m
 
 

Dr. Doolittle


Today we tackle the age-old question: what if animals could talk? Or, more precisely, what if we could actually understand what animals are saying?


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 2018-08-14  59m
 
 

Under The Sea


Why do space colonies seem more likely than underwater cities? And what does it take to build a settlement on the sea floor?


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 2018-07-31  59m
 
 

Portrait Of The Artist As An Algorithm


In today’s episode I welcome you to the Museum of Non-Human Art, a brand new gallery full of art made entirely by machines, computers, algorithms, robots and other non-human entities...


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 2018-07-17  52m