Today we travel to a future where a global government institutes a one-child policy on every single family.
- Dr. Jade Sasser — Associate professor of gender and sexuality studies at UC Riverside, author of On Infertile Ground, Population Control and Women’s Rights in the Era of Climate Change.
- Dr. Leslie Wang — Associate professor of sociology at UMass Boston and author of Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China
- Meehan Crist — Writer-in-residence in Biological Sciences at Columbia University.
- On Infertile Ground, Population Control and Women’s Rights in the Era of Climate Change
- Do It For Denmark
- Thomas Robert Malthus, BBC History
- Malthus’s specter and the anthropocene
- Hugh Moore, Industrialist, Dies; Birth‐Control Crusader Was 85
- The Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation
- Fatal Misconception The Struggle to Control World Population
- Defining and Explaining Tropical Deforestation: Shifting Cultivation and Population Growth in Colonial Madagascar (1896-1940)
- Misreading the African Landscape
- Overpopulation Discourse: Patriarchy, Racism, and the Specter of Ecofascism
- Population: Time-Bomb or Smoke-Screen?
- Ecofascism: An Enduring Temptation
- The Coercive Sterilization of Aboriginal Women in Canada
- What is reproductive justice?
- Imagine Otherwise: Jade S. Sasser on Reproductive Justice and Climate Change
- Birthing Reproductive Justice: 150 Years of Images and Ideas
- Reproductive Justice, Not Just Rights
- Finding Cleo
- Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China
- Challenging Myths About China’s One-Child Policy
- China’s One-Child Policy and the Care of Children: An Analysis of Qualitative and Quantitative Data
- Looking Locally at China’s One-Child Policy
- The “Missing Girls” of China and the Unintended Consequences of the One Child Policy
- China’s One-Child Policy and the Empowerment of Urban Daughters
- An Alternative to the One-Child Policy in China
- China ends one-child policy after 35 years
- The Misconceived One-Child Policy Lives On
- The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions
- Is it OK to have a child?
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. The voice of our future ecofascist leader this episode was played by Brent Rose.
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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.