Rose Eveleth


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’reRead more

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Could Humans Become Nocturnal?

Jul 20 • 45:11

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 tried to become nocturnal?...

Could Mind Control End Crime?

Jul 6 • 01:06:14

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

What Is The Future Of Flash Forward?

Jun 8 • 01:09:10

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 25 • 57:41

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

Can You Mine An Asteroid?

May 11 • 54:20

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

What If Our Cities Were Smart?

Apr 27 • 48:06

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?

Apr 13 • 56:12

Today’s episode is about a future without touch. ...

What If You Could Be Immune To Everything?

Mar 30 • 57:53

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

Feb 2 • 49:26

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 antitrust suits against Google and Facebook? ...

Enter The Alternate Timeline (SEASON FINALE!)

Jan 5 • 01:01:18

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 splitting and forming? Well it turns out that there is an interpretation of quantum mechanics that says just that. And today we talk about alternate universes, m...

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