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Flash Forward

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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.… read more

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Can You Be Sued By A River?

June 28th, 2022


Can you be sued by nature? In some places, the answer is already yes. 


  • Evelyn Bellanger -- White Earth Band of Ojibwe elder
  • Frank Bibeau -- …

FINAL EPISODE!! ROBOTS: Could Robots Replace Animals?

December 22nd, 2021


Today’s episode is the last of our FOUR PART MINI SEASON SERIES AND SHOW FINALE [airhorn noises]. This week we’re headed to a future where humans share our robotic knowledge with the rest of the animal kingdom—for …

ROBOTS: Would You Date A Robot?

December 14th, 2021


Today we travel to a future where we can take a robot home for a good time, or a long time, depending on what you’re into.

Content note: today’s episode discusses sex and includes explicit language. This one is more …

ROBOTS: Should A Robot Be Allowed To Kill?

November 24th, 2021


Today we travel to a future where militaries employ killer robots. Should a robot be allowed to take a human life? Is the speed of war increasing too …

ROBOTS: Will Robots Ever Defeat Human Athletes?

November 10th, 2021


Today’s episode is part one in our FOUR PART MINI SEASON SERIES AND SHOW FINALE [airhorn noises]. We’re going out with a robotic bang: four episodes about four different ways that robots might impact your life in the …

What If We Could Shrink Humans?

October 27th, 2021


Today’s episode is about a future where humans learn how to shrink ourselves. What are the ethics of making someone smaller against their will? Would …

What If We Could Shrink Technology?

October 13th, 2021


Today’s episode is all about making our technologies and medicines tiny. Like, super tiny. 


Can You Find This Human?

September 28th, 2021


Today we travel to a future where your face is findable no matter where you go. 


What Is The Future Of Gender?

September 22nd, 2021


Today we revisit an episode from way back in season one, and ask: what even is gender in the first place? How could it be different? Why does science …

Can We Conquer Fire?

September 1st, 2021


Today’s episode is all about fire: how does it work? Why is it so dangerous? And could we ever make it safe? And it's an extra special episode …

What Could A Better Economy Look Like?

August 18th, 2021


Today’s episode is about a future where the economy revolves around gifts, instead of money.


Could Humans Become Nocturnal?

July 20th, 2021


Today’s episode is about a future where humans get weird with sleep. First, what if we tried to take shifts all day, every day? Second, what if we …

Could Mind Control End Crime?

July 6th, 2021


Today’s episode is about a future where we try to control crime with brain implants.


What Is The Future Of Flash Forward?

June 8th, 2021


Today we do a bit of spelunking into the history of Flash Forward, revisit last year’s anniversary, and talk about how the future sausage gets made.

Could We All Live Underground?

May 25th, 2021


Today’s episode is about a future where humans decide to live underground.


Can You Mine An Asteroid?

May 11th, 2021


Today’s episode is about a future where we (try to) mine asteroids for resources.


What If Our Cities Were Smart?

April 27th, 2021


Today’s episode is all about the future of cities. Do we want them to be smart? What does that even mean? 


What If We Could Never Touch Again?

April 13th, 2021


Today’s episode is about a future without touch. 


What If You Could Be Immune To Everything?

March 30th, 2021


WELCOME BACK TO FLASH FORWARD! Today we travel to a future where we become immune to every poison, venom and toxin in the world. What happens next? 

Back To The Future: Robot Teachers, Drug Decriminalization, Anti-Trust Extravaganza

February 2nd, 2021


Today we travel to three past futures, and update you on recent developments! How has COVID brought us closer to robot teachers? Why did Oregon vote to decriminalize all drugs? And what the heck is going on with the …

Enter The Alternate Timeline (SEASON FINALE!)

January 5th, 2021


Today’s episode is the LAST OF THE SEASON! And we're getting weird. What if there wasn't just this one timeline, this one universe, but tons and tons of and tons of universes all around us all the time? Constantly …

Waste Not Want Not

December 22nd, 2020


Today’s episode is all about trash. What if every country had to deal with its own garbage instead of shipping it elsewhere? Did you know what trash …

Is Anybody Out There?

December 8th, 2020


Today’s episode is all about contact. Have we really discovered alien life on Venus? How do you even look for life when you don't know what it will …

Home Sweet Home

November 24th, 2020


Today we travel to a future where housing is guaranteed and provided to everybody. 


Give The Land Back?

November 10th, 2020


Today we travel to a future where the US and Canada give stolen land back to tribes & bands. 


Votes for All!

October 27th, 2020


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 …

Double Trouble

October 13th, 2020


Today we travel to a future where we all have digital replicas of ourselves to deploy at faculty meetings, doctors appointments, and even dates. 

Boss Bot

September 29th, 2020


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Halfway To Heaven

September 15th, 2020


Today we travel to a future where you can retire to a nursing home… in space. 


Shock And Awe

September 1st, 2020


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!  

Game of Bones

August 18th, 2020


Today we travel to a future where archaeology accidentally runs out of bones. 


It's The End Of The World As We Know It

August 4th, 2020


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 …

Dollars For Data

July 21st, 2020


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 …

Should We Put Polar Bears In Antarctica?

July 7th, 2020


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 …

One Child to Rule Them All

June 23rd, 2020


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 …

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

June 16th, 2020


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 …

Heads Will Roll

June 9th, 2020


Today we travel to a future where you can plop your head onto a brand new body. 


  • Dr. Sergio Canavero — neurosurgeon & aspiring human head …

Welcome to Celebrityville

May 26th, 2020


Today we travel to a future where celebrities construct their own cities for you and I to live in. 


  • Jon Karas — President and Co-Founder at …


May 12th, 2020


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 …

Goodnight Night

April 28th, 2020


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 …

Doomsday 2000/2038/2100

April 14th, 2020


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? …

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

March 20th, 2020


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 …

Flash Back to the Future: Mosquitoes, UBI, Coronavirus

February 11th, 2020


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 …

POWER: Mothers Against Digital Danger

December 10th, 2019


Today we travel to a future where a coalition of concerned mothers convinces the United States to shut off the Internet. 


POWER: The Sleeping Lion

December 3rd, 2019


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 …

POWER: Weird Flux But OK

November 26th, 2019


Today’s episode is about nuclear fusion, a technology that might save us all or might be a complete waste of time and money. 


POWER: 1919 (Episode 100!)

November 19th, 2019


It’s the 100th episode!!!!!! To mix things up, today we’re traveling to the 1919 to see how three different events shaped the last 100 years, and …

POWER: Time After Time

November 12th, 2019


Today we travel to a future where we can travel through time. Is it possible? Would you kill Hitler? Would it matter? 


CRIME: Moon Court

September 10th, 2019


On today’s episode we take everything we’ve learned so far about the future of crime, and take it to space. 

Guests:Loren Grush — senior space …


September 3rd, 2019


Today’s episode is about the future of forensics: what happens when just a few skin cells can make you suspect number one? 

Guests:Raychelle Burks — …

CRIME: Can You Sue An Algorithm?

August 27th, 2019


Today we travel to a future where algorithms can be put on trial. 

Guests:Rumman Chowdhury -- Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture Applied …

CRIME: I Can See My House From Here!

August 20th, 2019


Today we travel to a future where satellites can catch criminals.

Guests:Sarah Parcak, professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama at …

CRIME: Jaw & Order

August 13th, 2019


Today we travel to a future where your face can be held against you.

Guests:Brandeis Marshall -- data scientist & professor at Spelman College

BODIES: Ghostbot

June 11th, 2019


Today we travel to a future where dying isn’t the end. What if you could live on as a simulation? A bot that knows everything you’ve ever said, and …

BODIES: Switcheroo

June 4th, 2019


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


Calvin …

BODIES: This Is Not A Test

May 28th, 2019


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? 

→ → → Further reading on today’s episode can be found here ← ← ←


May 21st, 2019


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? What kind of …

BODIES: Enter Night

May 14th, 2019


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 …

EARTH: The Ocean Farm

April 2nd, 2019


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

Guests:Amanda Nickson: director of …

EARTH: The Cement Ban

March 26th, 2019


Today we travel to a future where we try to break up with cement. Can it be done? How did cement because so ubiquitous? And what’s so bad about cement in the first place? Guests:Grady Hillhouse: civil engineer and host …

EARTH: The Desert Creep

March 19th, 2019


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

→ → → Background …

EARTH: The Polar Flip

March 12th, 2019


Today we travel to a future where the Earth’s magnetic poles reverse.

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Guests:Eftyhia Zesta -- Chief of the …

EARTH: The Sunshade

March 5th, 2019


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, …

Season Five Coming Soon!

February 26th, 2019


In case you think I've been sitting on my butt doing nothing, here's a trailer to let you know that I have been sitting on my butt doing lots of things! Flash Forward returns to your feeds NEXT WEEK, but to get you …

Snip Snip Snip

December 18th, 2018


At long last, we’re doing genetic editing. What’s the deal with the recent news about CRISPR babies? What does a future full of human genetic editing …

Water Would Be Nice

December 4th, 2018


What happens when the Rio Grande dries up? The river is often overshadowed, at least in the US, by the Colorado River. But the Rio Grande creates the …

The Commute From Hell

November 20th, 2018


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 …

What To Expect When You're Expecting In Space

November 6th, 2018


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 …

Farm To Tablet

October 23rd, 2018


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 …

Eyes In The Skies

October 9th, 2018


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 …

Money For Nothing

September 25th, 2018


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 …

Fungus Among Us

September 11th, 2018


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 …

Spawn of Sponcon

August 28th, 2018


On today’s episode we travel to the near-future of advertising. 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. Simply download …

Dr. Doolittle

August 14th, 2018


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

Under The Sea

July 31st, 2018


In the 1960's, the United States spent millions of dollars exploring two different realms: outer space, and the deep oceans. But today, only one of …

Portrait Of The Artist As An Algorithm

July 17th, 2018


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, …

The Very Big Sick

July 3rd, 2018


In 1918, the Spanish flu killed four to five percent of the entire global population. Infectious disease experts all agree that another pandemic is …

The Space Roomba

June 19th, 2018


This episode we take on a future where space junk has gotten so bad, that active spacecraft are constantly having to maneuver around it, which wastes fuel and cuts down on operation time. And humans decide to finally do …

We Are Family

June 5th, 2018


With the rise in consumer DNA tests and online genealogy, people might soon have a pretty good idea where their families came from for generations. But are we putting too much faith in DNA? Can our genetic ancestry …

Federal Project Two

May 22nd, 2018



Susan Quinn, author of Furious Improvisation: How the WPA and a Cast of Thousands  Made High Art out of Desperate Times and other books.

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Enter the Exos

May 8th, 2018


This episode we talk exoskeletons: what are they being used for now? What might they be used for in the future? And what happens when they’re everywhere?


Tim Pote, PhD student at Virginia Tech

Greg Pote, Tim’s …

Fitness in a Bottle

April 24th, 2018


Some people love going to the gym. Some people hate it. But what if there was a pill that could replace exercise? Today’s future might actually be …

Fire From the Deep

April 10th, 2018


In this episode, a huge submarine volcano erupts, breaks the surface of the ocean, and forms a new island. What happens next?


Tracy Gregg, …

The Grey Dawn

March 27th, 2018


We’re back! After a bit of a break, your regularly scheduled Flash Forward episodes will resume starting today. Every other Tuesday you’ll get a …

You’ve Got Brainmail

January 9th, 2018


In our last episode of the season, we take one one of the most requested futures: telepathy! What would it be like to be able to link minds, and …


December 26th, 2017


This episode we travel to a future where the 2020 census goes haywire. What happens if we don’t get an accurate count of Americans? Who cares? Apparently the constitution does! 


 The 2020 census is currently in the …

There’s No Great Future in Plastics

December 12th, 2017


This episode is all about a world without plastic. What would that look like? Is it even possible? 


 Today, plastic is seen as one of our great …

Our Father, Who art in Algorithm

November 28th, 2017


In this episode, we travel to a future where a tech mogul feeds a machine learning system all the religious texts he can find, and asks it to …

Deceptible Me

November 14th, 2017


This episode we travel to a future where you can choose to turn off your ability to deceive yourself. Are you now a perfectly clear eyed genius? Or a perpetually depressed misanthrope? Maybe both? 


 This episode was …

Easy Bake Organs

October 31st, 2017


This episode we take on a future full of bioprinted replacement organs. You asked for more hopeful futures, this is about as hopeful as they get! 


Buzz Off

October 17th, 2017


In this episode we travel to a world without bees. And not just honey bees, all bees. 


 You’ve probably heard a lot of doom and gloom predictions about what might happen if honey bees went extinct. Mass famine! The end …


October 3rd, 2017


This episode we go to a future with pirates! There always has to be at least one pirate episode per season. This time it’s pharmaceutical pirates. 


 This episode was inspired by a new book by Annalee Newitz called …

After Life

September 7th, 2017


This month’s episode is about what it would take to sterilize the Earth, and why you might want to figure that out in the first place. 


 First we …

Down For Everyone Not Just You

August 8th, 2017


This episode is a little different than other episodes. As many of you know, Flash Forward is my second job. My first job is at ESPN, where I recently helped launch an audio documentary series called 30 for 30 Podcasts. …

Love On The Brain

July 5th, 2017


This episode, we travel to a future where your romantic partners aren’t chosen by questions or swipes, but rather by your brainwaves.


 This future is based on an idea from Shelly Ronan and Ernesto D. Morales and their …

Mons Voyage

June 6th, 2017


This episode, we go on another vacation! Can you tell I need a vacation? Anyway, back to the episode. What would it be like if you could hop on a …

Back to the Future: A Womb Away From Home

May 18th, 2017


Long time listeners of Flash Forward might feel like this future is kind of… familiar. And it is. It’s actually the first future we ever traveled to on this show. A future where humans have invented artificial wombs. …


May 2nd, 2017


In this future there are no more human police officers. Is that even possible?


 The future of policing is a really really complicated topic. And it’s …


April 4th, 2017


This month on Flash Forward, we go to a future where anybody can make a video of you doing anything they want. And that technology is cheap and easy …

California Dreaming

March 7th, 2017


California has one of the largest economies in the world. So what would happen if it broke away from the United States? Could California ever go …

Greetings From Paradice

February 7th, 2017


Every year, over 20 million people get on a cruise ship and set sail for a seafaring vacation. Most of those cruises take their vacationers to warm, sunny climates. But thanks to climate change, a new hoard of ships …


January 3rd, 2017


Today’s episode is about a future where nobody works on farms anymore, all farming is done by robots. It might be closer than you think.

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Extra! Extra!

December 6th, 2016


This week we travel to a future where there is so much fake news that nobody can tell what is real anymore. Are we already there? What happens next?

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How is Babby (Not) Made

November 3rd, 2016


What happens when everybody has 100% control over when they do or don’t have babies? We got to a world with perfect and accessible birth control. You …

The Witch Who Came From Mars

September 5th, 2016


Today we do something weird, in honor of the end of the second season! Instead of coming up with a future and then finding experts to talk about it, I asked an AI to write a future for us. And the AI apparently wants us …

Where’s the Beef?

August 10th, 2016


Today we go to a future where animal products are banned. It’s one that lots of listeners have asked for so here you go. We talk about what happens to the land, the animals and the humans in this equation.


 In this …

Revenge of the Retweet

July 26th, 2016


Today we try to figure out what happens when our future presidential candidates have thousands of Tweets and Tumblr posts and Instagrams in their online record. 


 What happens, when today’s teens start running for …

The Altered State

July 12th, 2016


Today we travel to a future where all drugs are legal. Just roll up to the store, and get yourself some cocaine!


 We start with some history: for …

Bot for Teacher

June 28th, 2016


Today a future without schools. Instead of gathering students into a room and teaching them, everybody learns on their own time, on tablets and …


June 14th, 2016


Today week we take on a doomsday future! We haven’t done one of those this season. So, what would happen if all the active volcanoes in the world …


May 31st, 2016


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 …

Expiration Date

May 17th, 2016


Today we travel to a future where it’s possible to know exactly when you will die. Do you chose to find out?


 Now, this is, impossible. Totally impossible. And I’m not even going to try and come up with some strange …


May 3rd, 2016


Today we travel to a world with universal translation devices. Where the babelfish from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comes true (although …

Swipe Right For Democracy

April 19th, 2016


Today we travel to a future where America has converted to a direct democracy. Everybody votes on everything! 


 Hey, did you know it was an election year in the United States? I know, you've probably not really heard …

Rude Bot Rises

April 5th, 2016


Okay, you asked for it, and I finally did it. Today’s episode is about conscious artificial intelligence. Which is a HUGE topic! So we only took a …

Tree Free

March 29th, 2016


Today we travel to a fully digital world, a world where paper is a thing of the past. 


 On this show we’ve tackled a huge range of futures — we’ve …

MiniPod Time Travel

March 22nd, 2016


Today’s episode is a minipod, a smattering of time travel, future travel, and news about the show.


 In this episode we hear a bunch of messages from …


March 15th, 2016


Today we travel to a future without pets. What would it take for us to give up our fuzzy, slithery, fishy friends? Should our pets get more rights? …

My Everything Pal

March 8th, 2016


Today we travel to a future full of spreadsheet approved lives. A future where everything we do is tracked and quantified: calories, air quality, …

Micro But Mighty

March 1st, 2016


Today we travel to a future where your microbiome becomes a key part of your identity. From health to your child’s kindergarten, here are all the ways knowing about your microbiome might impact your life. 


 Let’s start …

The Ultimate Swatting

February 23rd, 2016


Today we travel to a future where humans have decided to eradicate the most dangerous animal on the planet: mosquitos. How would we do it? Is it even …

Don’t Lie To Me

February 16th, 2016


Today we travel to a future without lies. What would it be like if we all wore accurate lie detectors around all the time?


 In this episode we talk …

Love At First Bot

February 9th, 2016


Right now there’s a whole lot of buzz about sex robots. Some people are really excited about them, and think we’ll be marrying robots by 2050. Other …

Face Off

February 2nd, 2016


Welcome to season two of Flash Forward! We kicked off this season with a pretty unlikely future: the entire world goes face blind. 


 In the episode we discuss what causes face blindness — also known as prosopagnosia — …


October 20th, 2015


What would it be like if we lived in a world where everything you do is subject to a rating dolled out by a combination of machines and other people?


October 13th, 2015


Every country has their own idiosyncratic rules and regulations for border crossings. But what if the whole process were standardized and run by a …

Bye Bye Binary

October 6th, 2015


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 …

The Carbon Gene

September 29th, 2015


When it comes to climate change, there are a lot of researchers already thinking about how to equip crops and food animals with genes to help them withstand heat and parched conditions. But what about genetically …


September 22nd, 2015


In 2006, scientists described the world's first invisibility cloak. But there was a catch. It only worked in two dimensions, and on microwaves. But …


September 15th, 2015


Humans spend a lot of time and energy wondering if there’s anybody else out there. But what if we got unequivocal evidence that there was? In this week’s future, a probe that is extremely similar to the Voyager probes …

The Empathy Machine

September 8th, 2015


When you were a kid and stole your friends’ toys, your parent probably asked you this angry hypothetical: “How do you think that made them feel?” But …


September 1st, 2015


What would happen if we rounded up all the critically endangered animals and plants and put them in armored zoos?

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A Drone of One’s Own

August 25th, 2015


What does the world look like when everybody with a smart phone also has a drone?

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Eternal Life in Prison

August 11th, 2015


What if “life in prison” could mean 100 or 200 or 400 years? Does that change the way that sentences are dolled out? What happens when a person gets …

Sunward Bound

August 4th, 2015


If the Earth, somehow, stopped rotating around the sun, it would have exactly 64 1/2 days before it crashed into the fireball at the center of our …


July 28th, 2015


Your face is one of your most valuable possessions. But what happens when facial recognition is so good that any company can grab an image of your face while you’re walking down the street, and link it to everything …


July 21st, 2015


What would happen if a company put up so many wind turbines that they actually changed the climate on Earth? I know this sounds totally crazy, but I …


July 14th, 2015


Need to get from New York to Paris? Or San Diego? Chances are you’re not taking a car or a bus or a boat to go there. Instead, you’d hop on a plane. But aside from hurting your wallet, commercial flights also hurt the …

The Bodybuilders

July 7th, 2015


We all want to be our best selves. But what if you could add almost anything to your body and mind? A camera here, an exoskeleton there. This is the …

The Supernova Next Door

June 30th, 2015


We often think of stars as twinkling, harmless little points of light that fill our night sky with majesty. But stars can be dangerous too. When they come to the end of their lifespan, some stars explode fantastically …

The Day the Internet Broke

June 23rd, 2015


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 …

Never Lay Me Down to Sleep

June 16th, 2015


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 …

Revenge of the Germs

June 9th, 2015


Over the past 85 years, antibiotics have been miracle drugs. They’ve kept infections at bay and opened up a world of medical possibilities: organ transplants, heart surgery, chemotherapy. But they’re not going to work …

The Most Dangerous Games

June 2nd, 2015


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 …

Forcing the Hand

May 26th, 2015


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 …

The Moon is a Harsh Second Mistress

May 19th, 2015


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, …

A Womb Away From Home

May 12th, 2015


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 …

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  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
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Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
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Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
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Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens