Soonish

23 EpisodesProduced by Wade Roush

The future is shaped by technology—but technology is shaped by us. Every month, Soonish shows you how the choices of innovators, engineers, citizens, and consumers forge the technologies of tomorrow. From MIT-trained technology journalist Wade Roush. Learn more at soonishpodcast.org. A proud member … read more

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The Track Not Taken

November 9th, 2018

25:21

The Meigs Elevated Railway—one of the world’s first monorail systems—looked like something out of a Jules Verne novel. But it was very real. In this …

When Minds and Machines Converge

October 1st, 2018

30:37

Can thought-power control the world outside our heads? Thanks to new brain-machine interface technology, the answer is yes. But the real question is …

Making Music with Machines

July 27th, 2018

40:27

We can’t predict what kind of music people will want to make or hear in the future. But based on the sounds coming out of today's studios and clubs, it's a good bet that the tunes of tomorrow will be heavily mediated by …

Tomorrow, Today with Ministry of Ideas

July 2nd, 2018

39:27

The way we picture the future is still based, in large measure, on the visions brought to life at the world’s fairs and international expositions that swept the globe between the 1850s and the 1960s—especially the New …

Sci-Fi That Takes Science Seriously

June 18th, 2018

38:59

The golden era of “hard” science fiction that respects the rules of actual science lasted from the 1940s to the 1960s. In the 1970s, demand for hard …

The Future Is Clear

February 17th, 2018

35:55

Episode 2.07: What's ubiquitous but invisible, versatile yet temperamental, goopy when it's hot yet brittle when it's cold, as old as civilization …

Looking Virtual Reality In The Eye

January 5th, 2018

36:20

Episode 2.06: The immersive, 3D environments of virtual reality aren’t science fiction any more, and they aren’t just for video games. In this episode Wade visits “The Enemy,” a groundbreaking VR exhibit about the …

A Space Shuttle Isn't Cool. You Know What's Cool? A Space Elevator (Soonish on Soonish)

December 15th, 2017

55:13

Episode 2.05 of Soonish, the podcast, is all about Soonish, the book! Host Wade Roush interviews Kelly and Zach Weinersmith, the husband-and-wife …

Back To The Futurists With Tamar Avishai

November 8th, 2017

39:41

Episode 2.04 is a special crossover show featuring Tamar Avishai's The Lonely Palette, one of the founding shows in our new podcast collective, Hub …

Mapping the Future with Tim O'Reilly

October 24th, 2017

47:23

Episode 2.03: For a sane, humane, and skeptical perspective on what’s happening to Silicon Valley and why our high-tech economy seems to be failing us, there’s no better source than Tim O’Reilly, master trend spotter …

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