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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BODIES: Ghostbot

Today we travel to a future where dying isn’t the end.


 2019-06-11  57m

BODIES: Switcheroo

Today we travel to a future where we can swap bodies with one another. Would you trade places with someone?


 2019-06-04  48m

BODIES: This Is Not A Test

Today we travel to a future where all animal testing is banned. What are the alternatives? What can we do without using animals, and what can’t we do?


 2019-05-28  55m


Today we travel to a future where we can tattoo sensors right onto our skin. What happens when you can get a live readout of everything from glucose to hormones to hydration levels built into a tattoo?


 2019-05-21  55m

BODIES: Enter Night

Today we travel to a future where humans can see at night. What happens when we expand our vision out into the darkness? How does that impact everything from work, to architecture, to poaching to horror movies? And is it even possible?


 2019-05-14  58m

EARTH: The Ocean Farm

Today we travel to a future where fisheries collapse, and we turn the ocean into a giant farm.


 2019-04-02  57m

EARTH: The Cement Ban

Today we travel to a future where we try to break up with cement...


 2019-03-26  52m

EARTH: The Desert Creep

Today, we travel to the deserts. Or, actually, the deserts travel to us. What happens if dust swallows up over 30% of the planet?


 2019-03-19  53m

EARTH: The Polar Flip

What would happen if Earth's magnetic field reversed? Turns out it's happened before.


 2019-03-12  57m

EARTH: The Sunshade

We're back! Did you miss me? Don't answer that please. Today's episode kicks off Season FIVE of Flash Forward. This year, I'm doing things a little bit differently. Instead of doing a new episode every other week, you're getting little mini-seasons. Each little block of five episodes will come out weekly, and center around a theme. This week we're starting our EARTH series. Five episodes, five different future Earths. Buckle up, I hope you're ready for some fun. And some terror...


 2019-03-05  52m