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If we really want to combat climate change, why not institute a serious cap on human population? It's a common question, and on today's episode we talk about a future in which there is a global one-child policy put in place, and why that might not actually be a very good, or just, idea.Guests: Dr. Jade Sasser — Associate professor of gender and sexuality studies at UC Riverside, author of On Infertile Ground, Population Control and Women’s Rights in the Era of Climate Change. Dr. Leslie Wang — Assistant professor of sociology at UMass Boston and author of Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China Meehan Crist — Writer-in-residence in Biological Sciences at Columbia University. → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← 〰️〰️〰️ For more about FLASH FORWARD PRESENTS head this way. 〰️〰️〰️Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. The voice of our future overlord was played by Brent Rose. Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today’s episode is about a future in which China supplants the US as the dominant world superpower. Is it imminent? What does a China-led world look like? And why are so many people worried about it?Guests: Meredith Oyen, professor of history and director of Asian studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Gina Tam, professor of history at Trinity University  Linda Yueh, economist and author of The Great Economists Lina Getachew Ayenew, author of The Complete Beginner’s Guide to China-Africa Relations Michael Wahid Hanna, senior fellow at The Century Foundation Actors: Employee welcomer -- Ewan Chung New employee -- Tamara Krinsky → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ←Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. Special thanks to Yutong Yuang who provided the translation into Mandarin and to Tony Chow for introducing me to Yutong.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we go to a future where all pop stars use avatars, clones, robots or cartoons instead of their real bodies and faces. What does that do to music? Can everybody pull off an avatar? And why would any pop star even want that?   We start with a conspiracy theory. Jaya Saxena tells us about the theory that Beyonce is a clone. And one of the reasons Jaya thinks that people might think Beyonce is using a clone is because she’s so private, and hates doing press stuff. Which of course is not the case, Beyonce may seem perfect but she is in fact a single human woman.   But the idea that a pop star might want to use a clone or avatar to do some of the more boring and annoying tasks required of pop stars: red carpets, meet and greets, constant interviews, is believable. Kelsey McKinney, a culture writer at Fusion, says that most of the pop stars she’s interviewed would absolutely take an out if they were given one. She tells us about what the grind of pop-stardom is really like, and why so many stars eventually do break down.   Now, there are some pop stars who use fronts or avatars. The Gorillaz performed as a cartoon troupe. Daft Punk wears those helmetty things. Sia wears a big wig. Deadmaus often performs wearing a giant mouse head. There’s this rock band called The Residents that has a small but very intense cult following. MF Doom performed in this gladiator mask. There are lots of examples of this. But Kelsey points out that none of them have reached the level of fame that say Beyonce or Taylor Swift has.   The one possible place we can find a true pop star that is represented by an avatar is Hatsune Miku. Now, if you’re not familiar with Hatsune Miku, she’s a 16 year old Japanese popstar. She’s 5 feet 2 inches tall, and she weighs 93 pounds and she’s got this really striking blue hair that is usually in these super long pigtails. And she is not real, she’s a cartoon or hologram. Hatsune Miku is a particularly interesting case to me because unlike The Gorillaz or Daft Punk or Sia, Hatsune Miku isn’t a front for a person. There is no artist laboring behind the scenes, who then goes out and uses the Hatsune Miku cartoon character to perform. She’s entirely a fabrication of a company, and I swear to you that I am not making this up, the company’s name is Crypton Future Media. And Crypton Future Media makes these singing synthesizer programs. And that’s where Hatsune Miku’s voice comes from, it’s totally created by a computer.   And last week when I was doing some research for this episode I realized that Hatsune Miku was actually playing at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City where I live, in just a couple days. So, obviously I bought tickets and this past weekend I dragged my very patient boyfriend to her show. You can hear how that went in the episode.  But of course I can’t interview Hatsune Miku, since she’s not real. So instead I called my favorite anonymous musician: the man behind Hussalonia. You can read about the back story to Hussalonia on their site, but here’s the gist: Hussalonia is a pop music cult, which was purchased by an evil soap company called Nefarico, which demanded that Jesse no longer use his name or face in the songs, and also required him to put out two albums of soap jingles. And the man behind Hussalonia, Jesse Mank, tells us about why he came up with this story, and why he didn’t even do interviews until recently.   Finally, we all discuss what kinds of avatars people would choose, whether certain types of music are better suited to avatars, and what kind of fan art might spring up from these avatars.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If you’re reading this, you have access to the Internet. But what would happen if the Internet suddenly went away? And what would it take to make that happen? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week’s future is a social experiment. What if Earth had a robotic overlord who decided to ban all weapons? All fights would have to be hand to hand. Would there be less death that way? Less casualties? What counts as a weapon anyway? Listen to the episode to find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If there was a drug that meant you never had to sleep again, would you take it? Would those who didn’t need to sleep have special advantages over those who did? All that and a side of zombies, in this week’s episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week on Meanwhile in the Future we step onto the field and talk about contact sports. What would it take to create a future in which the most dangerous sports die out? What are those sports to begin with? What does a world without football look like? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What would happen if the Earth suddenly had a second moon? This week, we work through the impact an additional satellite would have on our planet, from tides, to the night sky, to the potential destruction of Earth. Oh also there are space pirates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What happens when women no longer have to physically bear children? Who wins? Who loses? Who takes artificial wombs to a far away planet to create a colony of super-beings? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we travel to a future where housing is guaranteed and provided to everybody. Guests: Amanda Vail — Director of communications at Plymouth Housing Dr. Sam Tsemberis — Founder of Pathways Housing First and author of Housing First Manual: The Pathways Model to End Homelessness for People with Mental Illness and Addiction Dr. Ivis Garcia Zambrana — Assistant Professor of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah Tara Raghuveer — Director of KC Tenants, director of the Homes Guarantee campaign at People’s Action Dr. Daniel Aldana Cohen — Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania & co-author of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green Deal Carroll Fife — councilmember-elect for Oakland’s District 3, co-founder of Moms for Housing, director of Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Oakland Voice Actors: Intro Phone Tree Voice — Brett Tubbs Amy — Ashley Kellem: Instagram, Website Maia — Shara Kirby → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← Flash Forward is hosted by, Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // Donorbox // Become a Time Traveler Episode Sponsors:  Hello Fresh: Get fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door. Go to HelloFresh.com/flashforward90 and use code flashforward90 to get $90 off including free shipping! Shaker & Spoon: A subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/ffwd. Tab for a Cause: A browser extension that lets you raise money for charity while doing your thing online. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see a beautiful photo and a small ad. Part of that ad money goes toward a charity of your choice! Join team Advice For And From The future by signing up at tabforacause.org/flashforward. Tavour: Tavour is THE app for fans of beer, craft brews, and trying new and exciting labels. You sign up in the app and can choose the beers you’re interested in (including two new ones DAILY) adding to your own personalized crate. Use code: flashforward for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more.  Purple Carrot: Purple Carrot is THE plant-based subscription meal kit that makes it easy to cook irresistible meals to fuel your body. Each week, choose from an expansive and delicious menu of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and snacks! Get $30 off your first box by going to www.purplecarrot.com and entering code FLASH at checkout today! Purple Carrot, the easiest way to eat more plants!  The Listener: Get smart, surprising podcast recommendations in your inbox every day. Listeners to Flash Forward can get two extra months free at thelistener.co using the code flashforward20. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we travel to a future where the US and Canada give stolen land back to tribes & bands. Guests: Molly Swain — cohost of Métis in Space, studying in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Chelsea Vowel — cohost of Metis in Space, author of Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada.  Matthew Fletcher — law professor at Michigan State University Graham Lee Brewer — associate editor at High Country News Mike Gouldehawke — writer & activist  The intro scene was written & performed by Molly Swain and Chelsea Vowel, along with Johnnie Jae. You can donate to Molly & Chelsea’s landback project here. → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← Flash Forward is hosted by, Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Episode Sponsors:  Shaker & Spoon: A subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/ffwd. Tab for a Cause: A browser extension that lets you raise money for charity while doing your thing online. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see a beautiful photo and a small ad. Part of that ad money goes toward a charity of your choice! Join team Advice For And From The future by signing up at tabforacause.org/flashforward. Tavour: Tavour is THE app for fans of beer, craft brews, and trying new and exciting labels. You sign up in the app and can choose the beers you’re interested in (including two new ones DAILY) adding to your own personalized crate. Use code: flashforward for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more.  Purple Carrot: Purple Carrot is THE plant-based subscription meal kit that makes it easy to cook irresistible meals to fuel your body. Each week, choose from an expansive and delicious menu of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and snacks! Get $30 off your first box by going to www.purplecarrot.com and entering code FLASH at checkout today! Purple Carrot, the easiest way to eat more plants! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Sylvia Kritzinger — a professor at the University of Vienna Jennifer Taylor — senior attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative. → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← Flash Forward is hosted by, Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com✨ SUPPORT THE SHOW ✨ Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Episode Sponsors:  PNAS Science Sessions: short, in-depth conversations with the world’s top scientific researchers. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Shaker & Spoon: A subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/ffwd. Tab for a Cause: A browser extension that lets you raise money for charity while doing your thing online. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see a beautiful photo and a small ad. Part of that ad money goes toward a charity of your choice! Join team Advice For And From The future by signing up at tabforacause.org/flashforward. Tavour: Tavour is THE app for fans of beer, craft brews, and trying new and exciting labels. You sign up in the app and can choose the beers you’re interested in (including two new ones DAILY) adding to your own personalized crate. Use code: flashforward for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more.  Purple Carrot: Purple Carrot is THE plant-based subscription meal kit that makes it easy to cook irresistible meals to fuel your body. Each week, choose from an expansive and delicious menu of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and snacks! Get $30 off your first box by going to www.purplecarrot.com and entering code FLASH at checkout today! Purple Carrot, the easiest way to eat more plants! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we travel to a future where we all have digital replicas of ourselves to deploy at faculty meetings, doctors appointments, and even dates. Guests: Lars Buttler — CEO of the AI Foundation Damien Patrick Williams — PhD candidate at Virginia Tech Dr. Koen Bruynseels — researcher at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands Christel De Maeyer — researcher based in Belgium Dr. Robin Zebrowski — professor of cognitive science at Beloit college Dr. Duncan Irschick — professor of biology at UMass Amherst and director of the Digital Life initiative → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← 🤖 for AI only 🤖 🚨 Pre-order the Flash Forward book today! 🚨✨ Subscribe to Open World here ✨ Flash Forward is hosted by, Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Episode Sponsors:  Skillshare: Skillshare is an online learning community where millions come together to take the next step in their creative journey, with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. Start with two free months of Premium Membership, and explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/flashforward. Shaker & Spoon: A subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/ffwd. Tab for a Cause: A browser extension that lets you raise money for charity while doing your thing online. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see a beautiful photo and a small ad. Part of that ad money goes toward a charity of your choice! Join team Advice For And From The future by signing up at tabforacause.org/flashforward. Tavour: Tavour is THE app for fans of beer, craft brews, and trying new and exciting labels. You sign up in the app and can choose the beers you’re interested in (including two new ones DAILY) adding to your own personalized crate. Use code: flashforward for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more.  Purple Carrot: Purple Carrot is THE plant-based subscription meal kit that makes it easy to cook irresistible meals to fuel your body. Each week, choose from an expansive and delicious menu of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and snacks! Get $30 off your first box by going to www.purplecarrot.com and entering code FLASH at checkout today! Purple Carrot, the easiest way to eat more plants! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
🚨 Pre-order the Flash Forward book today! 🚨Subscribe to Open World hereToday 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. Guests: Dr. Pavlina Tcherneva — professor of economics at Bard College, researcher at the Levy Economics Institute & author of The Case for a Job Guarantee. Dr. Kira Lussier — historian at the University of Toronto. Manish Raghavan — PhD candidate at Cornell University. Dr. Chris Gilliard — privacy scholar & Professor of English at Macomb Community College. Voice acting:Echo: Elena Fernández Collins → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← Flash Forward is hosted by Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Episode Sponsors:  PNAS Science Sessions: short, in-depth conversations with the world’s top scientific researchers. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.  Shaker & Spoon: A subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/ffwd. Tab for a Cause: A browser extension that lets you raise money for charity while doing your thing online. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see a beautiful photo and a small ad. Part of that ad money goes toward a charity of your choice! Join team Advice For And From The future by signing up at tabforacause.org/flashforward. Tavour: Tavour is THE app for fans of beer, craft brews, and trying new and exciting labels. You sign up in the app and can choose the beers you’re interested in (including two new ones DAILY) adding to your own personalized crate. Use code: flashforward for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more.  Purple Carrot: Purple Carrot is THE plant-based subscription meal kit that makes it easy to cook irresistible meals to fuel your body. Each week, choose from an expansive and delicious menu of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and snacks! Get $30 off your first box by going to www.purplecarrot.com and entering code FLASH at checkout today! Purple Carrot, the easiest way to eat more plants! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we travel to a future where you can retire to a nursing home… in space. Guests: Anicca Harriot — PhD candidate at the University of Maryland School of medicine Dustin Gibson — Access, Disability and Language Justice Coordinator at PeoplesHub Dr. Tracie Prater — Aerospace Engineer at NASA Voice Actors: Tour Guide: Emma Bracy Noah: Bretty Tubbs Marco: Tamara Krinsky → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Episode Sponsors:  Into The Zone: Into the Zone is a podcast about opposites, and how borders are never as clear as we think.  Shaker & Spoon: A subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/ffwd. Tab for a Cause: A browser extension that lets you raise money for charity while doing your thing online. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see a beautiful photo and a small ad. Part of that ad money goes toward a charity of your choice! Join team Advice For And From The future by signing up at tabforacause.org/flashforward. Tavour: Tavour is THE app for fans of beer, craft brews, and trying new and exciting labels. You sign up in the app and can choose the beers you’re interested in (including two new ones DAILY) adding to your own personalized crate. Use code: flashforward for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more.  Purple Carrot: Purple Carrot is THE plant-based subscription meal kit that makes it easy to cook irresistible meals to fuel your body. Each week, choose from an expansive and delicious menu of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and snacks! Get $30 off your first box by going to www.purplecarrot.com and entering code FLASH at checkout today! Purple Carrot, the easiest way to eat more plants! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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!  Guests: Dr. Daniel Cohen — Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University Dr. Keisha Ray — Assistant Professor, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston Sylvan* — street medic in Portland (*pseudonym) Voice Actors: Emma Bracy: Website Shara Kirby: Twitter Tamara Krinsky: Website → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← Flash Forward is hosted by, Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Episode Sponsors:  Invisible Forces: Hosted by Jefferies insiders Shannon Murphy and Erin Shea, Invisible Forces is a show about the unseen influences that are rapidly transforming our way of life and global economy. With surprising stories and expert interviews, we’re looking into the future at where we'll be living, how we'll be working, what we'll be buying … and why. Shaker & Spoon: A subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/ffwd. Tab for a Cause: A browser extension that lets you raise money for charity while doing your thing online. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see a beautiful photo and a small ad. Part of that ad money goes toward a charity of your choice! Join team Advice For And From The future by signing up at tabforacause.org/flashforward. Tavour: Tavour is THE app for fans of beer, craft brews, and trying new and exciting labels. You sign up in the app and can choose the beers you’re interested in (including two new ones DAILY) adding to your own personalized crate. Use code: flashforward for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more.  Purple Carrot: Purple Carrot is THE plant-based subscription meal kit that makes it easy to cook irresistible meals to fuel your body. Each week, choose from an expansive and delicious menu of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and snacks! Get $30 off your first box by going to www.purplecarrot.com and entering code FLASH at checkout today! Purple Carrot, the easiest way to eat more plants! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we travel to a future where archaeology accidentally runs out of bones. Guests: Dr. Keolu Fox — assistant professor at UC San Diego, Indigenous Futures Lab Dr. Benjamin Vernot — postdoctoral scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology  Dr. Naomi Martisius — postdoctoral scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology  → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← Voice Actors: Dr. Pastrana — Ashley Kellem: Instagram, Website Graudate Student — — Henry Alexander Kelly: Website, podcast La Lisa: A Latinx Podcast Flash Forward is hosted by Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. The voices from the future this episode were played by Ashley Kellem and Henry Alexander Kelly.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Episode Sponsors:  PNAS Science Sessions: Short, in-depth conversations with the world’s top scientific researchers. Listen wherever you get your podcasts!  Shaker & Spoon: A subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/ffwd. Tab for a Cause: A browser extension that lets you raise money for charity while doing your thing online. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see a beautiful photo and a small ad. Part of that ad money goes toward a charity of your choice! Join team Advice For And From The future by signing up at tabforacause.org/flashforward. Tavour: Tavour is THE app for fans of beer, craft brews, and trying new and exciting labels. You sign up in the app and can choose the beers you’re interested in (including two new ones DAILY) adding to your own personalized crate. Use code: flashforward for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more.  Purple Carrot: Purple Carrot is THE plant-based subscription meal kit that makes it easy to cook irresistible meals to fuel your body. Each week, choose from an expansive and delicious menu of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and snacks! Get $30 off your first box by going to www.purplecarrot.com and entering code FLASH at checkout today! Purple Carrot, the easiest way to eat more plants! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we travel to a future where there is no future, because today we’re considering how the universe ends. Plus: how to cope with feeling freaked out by the end of the world, and what the last party ever should be like. Guests: Dr. Katie Mack — astrophysicist and author of The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) (also very good on Twitter!)  Dr. Jana Sadler — clinical psychologist based in Southern California Jessie Char — conference organizer & party planner  → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Support the show: Patreon // DonorboxGet in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we travel to a future where you can sell your personal data directly to a company, to get a better deal on a car or a house or a latte. What could go wrong?Guests: Richie Etwaru — CEO & Cofounder of Hu-manity.co Sarah Jeong — journalist & lawyer Abigail Echo-Hawk — Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute Voice Actors: Commercial voice: Brian Downs (Patron!)  Monica Pugh; Shara Kirby Cop: Keith Houston, check out “This Eternal Afternoon” every Sunday at 4:30 PST on twitch.tv/rogerniner.  → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Episode Sponsors:  MOVA Globes // Visit movaglobes.com/flashforward and use the code FLASHFORWARD, all one word, at checkout for 10% off your purchase. PNAS Science Sessions // Listen wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today’s episode takes on a listener question: why not just move the polar bears to Antarctica? The idea might seem silly, but it’s actually got a name — assisted migrations — and the debates around what we should do to help conserve species as the climate warms is a really complicated and fascinating one. Guests: Jason McLachlan — associate professor of ecology at the University of Notre Dame Cuauhtémoc Sáenz-Romero — forest geneticist at Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo Emma Marris — environmental writer, author of Rambunctious Garden  Tero Mustonen — biologist with the Snowchange Cooperative & head of the Kesälahti fish base → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← I'm hiring!! JOB DESCRIPTION & APPLICATION HERE. Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Episode Sponsors: MOVA Globes // Visit movaglobes.com/flashforward and use the code FLASHFORWARD, all one word, at checkout for 10% off your purchase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
INTRODUCING: the newest show in the Flash Forward family — Advice For And From The Future. What happens when your partner wants to flee this planet, and you want to stay? Is wanting to go to Mars basically saying you want to break up? Can you have a long, long, long distance relationship? Is a five-year date a terrible idea?To answer this interplanetary conundrum, Rose calls up Andrea Silenzi, host and creator of the dating podcast Why Oh Why. Plus, an original song by the Song Salad team!Advice For And From The Future is written, edited and performed by Rose Eveleth. The theme music is by Also, Also, Also. The logo is by Frank Okay. Additional music this episode provided by Blue Dot Sessions.To get even more, you can become a Flash Forward Presents Time Traveler for access to behind the scenes exclusive content, early access to new shows, and other surprises & goodies.SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW SHOW WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS! (please) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we travel to a future where you can plop your head onto a brand new body. Guests: Dr. Sergio Canavero — neurosurgeon & aspiring human head transplanter Dr. Zaev Suskin — doctor & bioethicist Dr. Paul Root Wolpe — director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← How to get involved in the movement against police brutality.Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we travel to a future where celebrities construct their own cities for you and I to live in. Guests: Jon Karas — President and Co-Founder at Akoin Dr. Katherine P. Antonova — Associate Professor of Russian history at Queens College Brittany Spanos — senior writer at Rolling Stone Magazine → → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. The Lovechild tour guide was played by Gina Delvac. Episode suggested by Lux Alptraum. Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we celebrate the FIVE YEAR anniversary of the podcast. Whoa. To celebrate, I reached out to every single person who you’ve ever heard on the podcast — every expert, every voice actor, and even a few patrons — and asked them one question: what would you say to someone living 50 years from now? Here’s what they said.Guests: Alice Wong, Amy Slaton, Angeli Fitch, Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Ashley Shew, Avery Trufelman, Calvin Gimpelevich, Carl Evers, Chris Dancy, Damien Patrick Williams, David Agranoff. Ernesto D. Morales, Gina Tam, Janelle Shane, Janet Stemwedel, Jared Dyer, Jon Christensen, Kathy Randall Bryant, Katie Gordon, Kelly & Zach Weinersmith, Lina Ayenew, Matt Lubchanksy, Meredith Talusan, Michelle Hanlon, Morgan Gorris, Naomi Baron, Natalia Petrzela, Sandeep Ravindran, Queer Futures Collective, Sav Schlauderaff, Shoshana Schlauderaff , Zia Puig, Zoe Schlanger→ → → Full answers from every person here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. Additional music this episode from Chad Crouch, Ketsa, Xylo-Ziko, and Loyalty Freak. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.comSupport the show: Patreon // DonorboxSubscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Podcast Details

Created by
Rose Eveleth
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 24th, 2020
Latest Episode
Nov 24th, 2020
Release Period
2 per month
Episodes
128
Avg. Episode Length
40 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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