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Flash Forward

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

Monet Noelle Marshall, playwright, consultant, artist, director, founder of JOCOAA.

Monica Byrne, novelist, playwright, futurist, activist.

Further Reading:

Furious Improvisation: How the WPA and a Cast of Thousands  Made High Art out of Desperate Times by Susan Quinn

The New Deal Art Projects, An Anthology of Memoirs by Francis V. O’Connor

Engendering Culture: Manhood and Womanhood In New Deal Public Art and Theater by Barbara Medosh

American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA:When FDR Put the Nation to Work by Nick Taylor

The Subsidized Muse: Public Support for the Arts in the United States by Dick Netzer

The American  Guide to the New Vermont

After the Curtain Calls

Creator of the Week with Monica Byrne

What if Trump Really Does End Money for the Arts?

Global Trends in Art Funding

How the United States Funds the Arts

Culturally Impoverished: US NEA Spends 1/40th of What Germany Doles Out for Arts Per Capita

Why Are Americans So Hostile to State-Funded Art?

Orson Welles’ Voodoo Macbeth: A forgotten diversity landmark

Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The voice of your future president was played by Andrea Klunder, the Producer & host of The Creative Impostor and Podcast Envy podcasts. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky. 

If you think you’ve spotted one of the little references I’ve hidden in the episode, email us there too. If you’re right, I’ll send you something cool. And if you want to support the show, there are a few ways you can do that too! Head to for more about how to give. But if that’s not in the cards for you, you can head to Apple Podcasts and leave us a nice review. Or just tell your friends about the show! 

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