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Flash Forward

103 EpisodesProduced by Rose EvelethWebsite

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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Spawn of Sponcon

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 the app, and your phone will listen to your every word waiting to hear brand names, and pay you some money every time you mention one. 

Guests:

Deborah Dahl, speech technology expert and principal of Conversational Technologies

Lee Tien, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Lindsey Webber, writer, editor and cohost of the podcast Who? Weekly

Bobby Finger, writer at Jezebel and cohost of the podcast Who? Weekly

Kristen Strader, campaign coordinator for Public Citizen’s Commerical Alert program

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