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Flash Forward

Rose Eveleth

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Flash Forward

Flash Forward

Rose Eveleth

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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.

Latest Episodes

Should We Put Polar Bears In Antarctica?

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.com Support th...

58 MIN3 d ago
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Should We Put Polar Bears In Antarctica?

One Child to Rule Them All

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 voi...

60 MIN2 w ago
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One Child to Rule Them All

Introducing: Advice For And From The Future ▹▹ Should I follow my partner to Mars?

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 meg...

29 MIN3 w ago
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Introducing: Advice For And From The Future ▹▹ Should I follow my partner to Mars?

Heads Will Roll

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.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58 MINJUN 9
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Heads Will Roll

Welcome to Celebrityville

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.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 MINMAY 26
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Welcome to Celebrityville

FIVE YEARS OF FLASH FORWARD!

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 m...

41 MINMAY 12
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FIVE YEARS OF FLASH FORWARD!

Goodnight Night

Today we travel to a future where darkness is a thing of the past. No more night, no more stars, no more deep inky black sky. What happens when we light everything up? Guests: Dr. John Barentine — director of public policy at the International Dark Sky Association Rebecca Boyle — science journalist Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz — astronomer at the Adler Planetarium Dr. Sarah Pritchard — historian at Cornell University → → →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. Special thanks to Thomas, Vera and Isaac Beckett who played the teacher and students in the intro this episode. Get in touch: Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Find a promo code you heard on the episode. Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MINAPR 28
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Goodnight Night

Doomsday 2000/2038/2100

Today we travel to a future where software engineers didn’t actually fix any of the Y2K bugs. What would have happened if we had ignored the problem? What lessons does Y2K have for us, and why are people worried about 2038 and 2100? Guests: Peter de Jager — author of “Doomsday 2000” and Y2K town crier. Dr. Andy Michael — geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Science Center John Feminella — software engineer at ThoughtWorks Dr. Sara K. McBride — emergency management specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey → → →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.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MINAPR 14
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Doomsday 2000/2038/2100

Flash Back to the Future: Flight Shame, Genetic Genealogy, 2020 Census

Hi again! I’m back with one more of these update episodes. Today we cover the growing “flight shame” movement, some interesting developments in the genetic genealogy space, and what’s going on with the 2020 Census. New official, legit, Flash Forward episodes begin again on April 14th! Sources: Susanna Elfors: founder, Tagsemester Peter Aldhous: reporter, BuzzFeed News Hansi Lo Wang: reporter, NPR Covid-19 Resources World Health Organization Paywall free articles from The Atlantic Flattening the coronavirus curve The Covid Tracking Project Take the 2020 Census HERE → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music for this episode is by Hussalonia. Get in touch:Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 MINMAR 20
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Flash Back to the Future: Flight Shame, Genetic Genealogy, 2020 Census

Flash Back to the Future: Mosquitoes, UBI, Coronavirus

Today is a very special ~~surprise~~ episode! I’ve been thinking about how to revisit old episodes, and give you folks updates on things that have happened since we covered certain futures. Sometimes things warrant more than a social media post, but not quite a whole new episode. So here’s a little experiment! On this episode, we revisit three futures and you get some juicy, fresh updates. We talk about a mosquito experiment gone wrong, a UBI experiment gone right, and what the heck is going on with coronavirus. If you like this, let me know? There are a few other episodes I think are worth an update (The census is this year! A DNA testing company we covered was bought out by a lab that works with law enforcement! People in Sweden are flying way less!) and if you like this I’ll definitely do another. Sources: Dr. Cameron Webb — mosquito expert, University of Sydney Dr. Amy Castro Baker — assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania Dr. Stacia Martin-West — assistant profe...

43 MINFEB 12
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Flash Back to the Future: Mosquitoes, UBI, Coronavirus

Latest Episodes

Should We Put Polar Bears In Antarctica?

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.com Support th...

58 MIN3 d ago
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Should We Put Polar Bears In Antarctica?

One Child to Rule Them All

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 voi...

60 MIN2 w ago
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One Child to Rule Them All

Introducing: Advice For And From The Future ▹▹ Should I follow my partner to Mars?

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 meg...

29 MIN3 w ago
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Introducing: Advice For And From The Future ▹▹ Should I follow my partner to Mars?

Heads Will Roll

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.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58 MINJUN 9
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Heads Will Roll

Welcome to Celebrityville

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.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 MINMAY 26
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Welcome to Celebrityville

FIVE YEARS OF FLASH FORWARD!

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 m...

41 MINMAY 12
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FIVE YEARS OF FLASH FORWARD!

Goodnight Night

Today we travel to a future where darkness is a thing of the past. No more night, no more stars, no more deep inky black sky. What happens when we light everything up? Guests: Dr. John Barentine — director of public policy at the International Dark Sky Association Rebecca Boyle — science journalist Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz — astronomer at the Adler Planetarium Dr. Sarah Pritchard — historian at Cornell University → → →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. Special thanks to Thomas, Vera and Isaac Beckett who played the teacher and students in the intro this episode. Get in touch: Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Find a promo code you heard on the episode. Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MINAPR 28
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Goodnight Night

Doomsday 2000/2038/2100

Today we travel to a future where software engineers didn’t actually fix any of the Y2K bugs. What would have happened if we had ignored the problem? What lessons does Y2K have for us, and why are people worried about 2038 and 2100? Guests: Peter de Jager — author of “Doomsday 2000” and Y2K town crier. Dr. Andy Michael — geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Science Center John Feminella — software engineer at ThoughtWorks Dr. Sara K. McBride — emergency management specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey → → →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.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MINAPR 14
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Doomsday 2000/2038/2100

Flash Back to the Future: Flight Shame, Genetic Genealogy, 2020 Census

Hi again! I’m back with one more of these update episodes. Today we cover the growing “flight shame” movement, some interesting developments in the genetic genealogy space, and what’s going on with the 2020 Census. New official, legit, Flash Forward episodes begin again on April 14th! Sources: Susanna Elfors: founder, Tagsemester Peter Aldhous: reporter, BuzzFeed News Hansi Lo Wang: reporter, NPR Covid-19 Resources World Health Organization Paywall free articles from The Atlantic Flattening the coronavirus curve The Covid Tracking Project Take the 2020 Census HERE → → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ← Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music for this episode is by Hussalonia. Get in touch:Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 MINMAR 20
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Flash Back to the Future: Flight Shame, Genetic Genealogy, 2020 Census

Flash Back to the Future: Mosquitoes, UBI, Coronavirus

Today is a very special ~~surprise~~ episode! I’ve been thinking about how to revisit old episodes, and give you folks updates on things that have happened since we covered certain futures. Sometimes things warrant more than a social media post, but not quite a whole new episode. So here’s a little experiment! On this episode, we revisit three futures and you get some juicy, fresh updates. We talk about a mosquito experiment gone wrong, a UBI experiment gone right, and what the heck is going on with coronavirus. If you like this, let me know? There are a few other episodes I think are worth an update (The census is this year! A DNA testing company we covered was bought out by a lab that works with law enforcement! People in Sweden are flying way less!) and if you like this I’ll definitely do another. Sources: Dr. Cameron Webb — mosquito expert, University of Sydney Dr. Amy Castro Baker — assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania Dr. Stacia Martin-West — assistant profe...

43 MINFEB 12
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Flash Back to the Future: Mosquitoes, UBI, Coronavirus
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