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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...Show More


17:33 | Jun 23rd, 2015

If you’re reading this, you have access to the Internet. But what would happen if the Internet suddenly went away? And what would it take to make that happen?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me...Show More

44:09 | Mar 20th

Hi again! I’m back with one more of these update episodes. Today we cover the growing “flight shame” movement, some interesting developments in the genetic genealogy space, and what’s going on with th...Show More
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50:23 | Nov 26th, 2019

Today’s episode is about nuclear fusion, a technology that might save us all or might be a complete waste of time and money.  Guests: Charles Seife, professor at NYU and author of Sun in a Bottle: ...Show More
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Another safer opportunity in nuclear power generation is nuclear fusion, but the tech is always “five years away”. Should we invest in impro...Show More

46:58 | Sep 10th, 2019

On today’s episode we take everything we’ve learned so far about the future of crime, and take it to space. Guests:Loren Grush — senior space reporter at The VergeMichelle Hanlon — associate director ...Show More
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Every episode of this show is great, but “Moon Court” is SO great. The student debate intro is perfect, guests (as always) are well chosen, ...Show More

58:31 | Aug 20th, 2019

Today we travel to a future where satellites can catch criminals.Guests:Sarah Parcak, professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and author of Archaeology from Space: How the...Show More
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