The Retrofuturist Chronicles

What is retrofuturism? The future as seen from the past? The past as seen from the future? Or perhaps just nostalgia for a time when innovation was looked on with romance and optimism. In nearly every aspect, the world today is a better than at any other time in human history. And our future? Our future is in the hands of today’s youth …The Retrofuturist Chronicles center on a 12-year-old girl named Miranda who is affable and bright but disempowered because of her age. Each episode begins with Miranda expressing concerns about something in her life.In turn, those concerns always remind Miranda’s kind-of-crazy retrofuturist spinster Aunt Natalie of some extraordinary absurdist exploit that she’s had. Aunt Natalie’s tall tales are never constrained by time, place, logic, or even laws of physics. She often invokes historic people and incidents and makes outrageous claims. But she inspires Miranda with fantastic tales of past innovations that have just enough truth in them to be intriguing and uplifting...

https://www.inspirethefuture.com/Retrofuturist-Chronicles

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 18m. Bisher sind 13 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 4 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 hours 44 minutes

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Welcome to
 The Retrofuturist Chronicles


12yo Miranda, affable & bright but disempowered by her age is inspired by her crazy Aunt's fantastic tales of past innovations.


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 2020-11-03  1m
 
 

episode 1: Direct-to-Penguin Sales


“I’m beginning to appreciate the meaninglessness of life now, so I think I should be a social media influencer.”


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 2020-11-17  17m
 
 

episode 2: A Tale of Two Crises


“Seriously? This is what life is all about? Group projects? Years and years of waiting around for people to get stuff done?”


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 2020-11-19  19m
 
 

episode 3: Oil and Water


“I was reading an article: “15 Ways to Delude Yourself During an Existential Crisis.” #7 is BE PRESENT. Do I look present to you?”


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 2020-11-24  18m
 
 

episode 4: Lost Memories and Other Oxymorons


“I was reading an article: “15 Ways to Delude Yourself During an Existential Crisis.” #7 is BE PRESENT. Do I look present to you?”


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 2020-11-26  17m
 
 

episode 5: Tapped Out


“I can’t do a Double Maxi Ford Toe with a Pullback! We’re gonna lose this tap dance competition. I’m D-double-O-M-E-D – doomed!”


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 2020-12-01  21m
 
 

episode 6: Watered Down


“I appreciate your determination, but I suspect doing the same thing over and over isn’t going to help. We need to innovate!”


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 2020-12-03  18m
 
 

episode 7: On the Fly


“I’ve just shredded 1931! I’ve shredded 1931 out of existence! I’m 12 years old and I have destroyed an entire year of humanity!”


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 2020-12-08  18m
 
 

episode 8: Crises and All That Jazz


“Fire Miranda! Fire! Fire! Fire! Get out of the house. Get out of the house now! Get the emergency ladder! Go to the window!”


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 2020-12-10  18m
 
 

episode 9: Pranks a Lot


“Seriously? You’re going to explain that joke to me? I get it. And the only funny part is that you think it’s funny.”


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 2020-12-15  17m
 
 
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