Flash Forward: BODIES - Enter Night

Today we travel to a future where humans can see at night. What happens when we expand our vision out into the darkness? How does that impact everything from work, to architecture, to poaching to horror movies? And is it even possible?

Guests:

  • Gang Han — researcher at UMass Medical School
  • Gabriel Licina — researcher and “sometimes biohacker”
  • Lynne MacTavish — operations manager at Mankwe Wildlife Reserve
  • A. Roger Ekirch — historian at Virginia Tech and author of At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past
  • Ernest Freeberg — historian at the University of Tennessee and author of The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

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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.


Anatomy & Physiology, Biology
High School

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