Future Perfect


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Explore provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. Vox’s Dylan Matthews tackles big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, fight global warming, and end world poverty to create a more perfect future. Produced...Show More

33:05 | Jun 19th, 2019

Billions of dollars are donated every year from the fortunes of people who’ve died but are using their wills to influence our world from beyond the grave. Some of these zombie donors left instructions...Show More

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Should philanthropists be able to have their philanthropic wishes executes forever? If a philanthropist’s wishes are bigoted like “Parks for...Show More

31:48 | Jul 17th, 2019

Fifty years ago this summer, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Now, NASA’s talking about going back.But is it worth it?We talk to lunar geologists about what we’ve already learned from the first Apollo mi...Show More

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Great choice to equate Moon Exploration to early expeditions to the Arctic.

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27:33 | Jul 10th, 2019

Big philanthropists can threaten democracy. But so can small ones, like you and me. One big example? Parent-teacher associations. We examine how rich PTAs can hoard opportunity and deny resources to p...Show More

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Stellar episode. In the season finale of their exploration of philanthropy and democracy the podcast goes to the PTA fundraisers. It is fant...Show More

32:33 | Jun 5th, 2019

In the 1950s and ’60s, Western foundations like Ford and Rockefeller pushed hard to control India's population by sterilizing its people. In 1975, India's government expanded that disturbing practice ...Show More

cesarm recommended:

this season of Future Perfect they are exploring "Philanthropy vs. Democracy" This episode was terrifying and interesting.

28:28 | Jan 15th

The 2020 candidates have some bold ideas to tackle some of our country's biggest problems, like climate change, the opioid crisis, and unaffordable health care. A lot of their proposals have been trie...Show More
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