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Flash Forward by Rose Eveleth - 2w ago
Today we travel to a future where fisheries collapse world wide, and we turn the ocean into a giant farm. 

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Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.
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Flash Forward by Rose Eveleth - 3w ago
Today we travel to a future where we try to break up with cement. Can it be done? How did cement because so ubiquitous? And what’s so bad about cement in the first place? Guests:→ → → Further reading & full transcript ← ← ←

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Flash Forward by Rose Eveleth - 1M ago
Today, we travel to the deserts. Or, actually, the deserts travel to us. What happens if dust swallows up over 30% of the planet?

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As air pollution gets worse, a dystopian accessory is born ← My piece on face masks mentioned in the episode! 
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Flash Forward by Rose Eveleth - 1M ago
Today we travel to a future where the Earth’s magnetic poles reverse.

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Guests:Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.

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Flash Forward by Rose Eveleth - 1M ago
We're back! Did you miss me? Don't answer that please. Today's episode kicks off Season FIVE of Flash Forward. This year, I'm doing things a little bit differently. Instead of doing a new episode every other week, you're getting little mini-seasons. Each little block of five episodes will come out weekly, and center around a theme. This week we're starting our EARTH series. Five episodes, five different future Earths. Buckle up, I hope you're ready for some fun. And some terror. This is Flash Forward after all.

Today we travel to a future where humanity decides to pull the climate emergency break, and spray sulphuric acid into the upper atmosphere.

Guests
Anthony Jones, climate model researcher at University of Exeter
Jane Flegal, climate science and policy advisor, program officer at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust
Kate Marvel, climate scientist at Columbia University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Romaric Odoulami, climate scientist at the University of Cape Town
Prakash Kashwan, political scientist at the University of Connecticut 

Actors
The Snowglobe Narrator: Brent Rose
Lenny Haywood: Evan Johnson
Farah Mousterian: Zahra Noorbakhsh
John Jacob Siwa: Joseph Jones
Juana Aguilar: Tamara Krinsky
Thor Surtr: Oliver Blank

Special Thanks
Women's Audio Mission studios, Maryam Qudus, Stephanie Lopez
The Potluck Podcast Collective, The Potluck Podcast studio, Quincy Surasmith

Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.

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Flash Forward by Rose Eveleth - 1M ago
In case you think I've been sitting on my butt doing nothing, here's a trailer to let you know that I have been sitting on my butt doing lots of things! Flash Forward returns to your feeds NEXT WEEK, but to get you excited, I wanted to drop in and give you all a little taste of what’s to come.

See you in the future! 





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Flash Forward by Rose Eveleth - 4M ago
At long last, we’re doing genetic editing. What’s the deal with the recent news about CRISPR babies? What does a future full of human genetic editing look like? And how might CRISPR change the food we eat? 
Guests:→→→ Further reading and sources HERE ←←←

Paper mentioned in the Policygenius ad: “National culture and life insurance consumption
Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.

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Flash Forward by Rose Eveleth - 4M ago
What happens when the Rio Grande dries up? The river is often overshadowed, at least in the US, by the Colorado River. But the Rio Grande creates the border between US and Mexico, and the water that flows through it is at the center of a looming geopolitical crisis. So what happens when towns, farms and cities on both sides of the border start to run out of water?

Guests:

Naveena Sadasivam: staff writer at the Texas Observer covering the environment, energy and climate and co-author on the series Shallow Waters
Zoë Schlanger: staff writer at Quartz covering the environment, and co-author on the series Shallow Waters
Flavio Lehner: Climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research
J. Alfredo Rodríguez-Pineda: Water program coordinator at the WWF

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Papers mentioned in the ad: Deranged Socks, Sock Matching exercise, Sock sorting

→ → →  Links to sources and further reading available here ← ← ←

Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth. The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.

Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit // info@flashforwardpod.com

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Flash Forward by Rose Eveleth - 5M ago
Getting from one place to another is hard. What if we could just teleport? From the physics of how this would work (it wouldn’t) to the ripple effects it might have on politics, urban development, and tourism, this episode is all about what would happen if we could zip instantly from one place to another.

Guests
Matt Lubchansky, comic artist and associate editor at The Nib
Zeeya Merali, physicist at the Foundational Questions Institute, author of A Big Bang in a Little Room, cohost of the FQXi Podcast
Peter Norton, historian at the University of Virginia, author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City

(Paper from the advertisement: Time to End the Use of Genetic Test Results in Life Insurance Underwriting)

→ → → Sources and more links available here ← ← ←

Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth.
The intro music is by Asura and the outtro music is by Hussalonia.
The teleportation attendant from the future was played by Tamara Krinsky. Tamara is the host of the science & technology show TOMORROW'S WORLD TODAY, which you can watch on Amazon, right now.
The episode art is by Matt Lubchansky.

If you want to suggest a future we should take on, send us a note on Twitter, Facebook or by email at info@flashforwardpod.com. We love hearing your ideas! And if you think you’ve spotted one of the little references I’ve hidden in the episode, email us there too. If you’re right, I’ll send you something cool.

And if you want to support the show, there are a few ways you can do that too! Head to www.flashforwardpod.com/support for more about how to give. But if that’s not in the cards for you, you can head to iTunes and leave us a nice review or just tell your friends about us. Those things really do help. 

That’s all for this future, come back next time and we’ll travel to a new one. 





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If humans want to really have a go at leaving Earth and living in space or on other planets, we’re going to have to figure out a lot of things: spaceships, food supplies, fuel, how to keep everybody from killing one another. But one thing seems to be frequently left out of the picture, when it comes to distant space travel research: reproduction. It turns out we know very, very little about what pregnancy in space might look like, or whether it’s even possible at all.


Guests
Maggie Koerth-Baker: senior science writer at FiveThirtyEight
Kim Stanley Robinson: science fiction author of the Mars trilogy, The Years of Rice and Salt, 2312, Aurora and others, including a new book Red Moon.
Anicca Harriot: PhD student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, advocate for STEM outreach

→ → → Further reading and sources available at flashforwardpod.com ←←←

Flash Forward is produced by me, Rose Eveleth.
Intro music by Asura
Outtro music by Hussalonia.
Episode art by Matt Lubchansky. Connect with us on: Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram 
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Go to iTunes and leave us a nice review

If you think you’ve spotted one of the little references I’ve hidden in the episode, email info@flashforwardpod.com. If you’re right, I’ll send you something cool. 

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