Today we travel to a future where darkness is a thing of the past.
No more night, no more stars, no more deep inky black sky. What happens when we light everything up?
- Dr. John Barentine — director of public policy at the International Dark Sky Association
- Rebecca Boyle — science journalist
- Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz — astronomer at the Adler Planetarium
- Dr. Sarah Pritchard — historian at Cornell University
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. Special thanks to Thomas, Vera and Isaac Beckett who played the teacher and students in the intro this episode.
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.