Flash Forward is a critically acclaimed podcast about the future. In each episode, host Rose Eveleth takes on a possible (or not so possible) future scenario — everything from the existence of artificial wombs, to what would happen if space pirates dragged a second moon to Earth. What would the warranty on a sex robot look like? How would diplomacy work if we couldn’t lie? Could there ever be a black market for fecal transplants? (Complicated, it wouldn’t, and yes, respectively, in case you’re curious.) By combining audio drama and deep reporting, Flash Forward gives listeners an original and unique window into the future, how likely different scenarios might be, and how to prepare for what might come.
Named one of the Best Podcasts by iTunes, Wired Magazine, New York Magazine, New Statesman, Business Insider, The Globe and Mail, Indiewire, Popular Science, and The New York Times.
Featured on NPR’s Planet Money, WNYC’s Note to Self, Call Your Girlfriend, The Allusionist, and The Longest Shortest Time.
Creator & Host: Rose Eveleth is a writer and producer who explores how humans tangle with science and technology. They’re the creator of Flash Forward Presents, a podcast network that demystifies the future, featuring hit shows like Flash Forward and Advice For And From The Future. Their work has covered everything from spoofed fingerprints to fake tumbleweed farms to million dollar baccarat heists. You can read more about them, and see their other work, here.
Associate Producer: Ozzy Llinas Goodman is a writer and producer who focuses on the intersections of public space and civil rights. They love thinking about the ways people move through the spaces in their lives — and how that could change in the future. Ozzy was a 2020 fellow at NPR member station KALW, and co-hosts the feminist podcast Season of the Bitch.
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If you have an idea for a future you want us to travel to you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re also on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, if you’d like to connect with us there.
Our logo was designed by Lena Groeger. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Mattie Lubchansky.
Can’t decide where to begin? Here’s a starter playlist:
Looking for topic specific episodes? Try the following playlists for EARTH/ENVIRONMENT, BODIES and CULTURE/POLITICS.