Best Futures podcasts we could find (Updated July 2019)
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Every week TWiT hosts talk to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology. Join Leo Laporte, Jason Howell, Mikah Sargent, or Denise Howell for these enlightening one-on-one interviews.Records live every Friday at 2:30pm Eastern / 11:30am Pacific / 18:30 UTC.
 
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TED Talks Daily
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Want TED Talks on the go? Every weekday, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable -- from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between -- given by the world's leading thinkers and doers. This collection of talks, given at TED and TEDx conferences around the globe, is also available in video format.
 
A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
 
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ycombinator
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Podcast by ycombinator
 
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Future Thinkers
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A podcast where futurology and philosophy collide. Hosted by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova, with guests. We talk about the technological singularity, artificial intelligence, spirituality, future societies, and how we will be affected by the exponential curve of progress.
 
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Innovation Hub
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Innovation Hub looks at how to reinvent our world – from medicine to education, relationships to time management. Great thinkers and great ideas, designed to make your life better.
 
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Innovation Now
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Innovation Now is a daily 90-second radio series and podcast that gives listeners a front row seat to hear compelling stories of revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and the people behind the concepts that are shaping our future.
 
Discover what comes next with this in-depth look at how science and technology are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. Join our award-winning team of journalists as we crisscross the country to interview the leaders and luminaries reshaping our world.
 
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Future Perfect
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Explore provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. Vox’s Dylan Matthews tackles big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, fight global warming, and end world poverty to create a more perfect future. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
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The Disruptors
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Long-form TED level conversations with top thinkers, founders and scientists on how advances in biotech & genomics, space travel, IoT, AI and other exponential tech converge to create our collective future and what we can do, from a research and policy perspective to shape the trends, technologies and societal norms for a better world. If in-depth, unscripted conversations with the researchers, startups and future thinkers transforming the future of all of us in a Tim Ferriss meets Sam Harri ...
 
A weekly podcast about how technology is changing the way we interact with the world. Hosted by Jonathan Stark and Kelli Shaver.
 
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Y Combinator
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We talk with people who are shaping the future. A show about technology in business, research, and art.
 
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IT Visionaries
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Welcome to IT Visionaries, your #1 source for actionable insights, lessons learned, and exclusive interviews with trailblazing IT leaders. When you subscribe to IT Visionaries, you’ll get two weekly episodes. Each is packed with value, stories, and trends - all directly from leaders on the frontlines of technological innovation.
 
Welcome to The Future of Cities, a new podcast from The Mission. In this podcast we dive deep into topics and technology that are vital to creating a better world. Each episode features interviews with industry leading experts including city planners, technology innovators, government officials, architects, builders, and more. A better future won’t happen unless we build it. So hit subscribe and join us as we explore the future of cities.
 
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Review The Future
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The Podcast That Takes an In-Depth Look at the Impact of Technology on Culture
 
Future Technologies Poised to Transform Our Lives For The Better are the focus of this podcast. Almost here means these technologies are Now Here, or Just Around The Corner. Listen to the latest future tech news & interviews, featuring Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing, stem cells, regenerative medicine, Bitcoin, Blockchain & other cutting-edge stuff.
 
Our Ludicrous Future is a collaboration between Joe Scott, Tim Dodd, and Ben Sullins. We have an obsession with how wild our future is going to be given the pace of technological innovation. Each week we get together to talk about the latest from SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and more.
 
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Winning Slowly
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Taking the long view on technology, religion, ethics, and art. There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how Apple’s latest product will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in 2024. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond?
 
If Then: is a show about technology, society, and power. Each week, the hosts take you on a lively tour of the tech news that actually matters, from fake news in your Facebook feed to the algorithms that want your job to the Uber drivers who want a job with benefits. With news-making interviews of key tech-industry figures, fascinating academics, and top tech journalists, they explore not only how the technology that’s shaping our world works, but the ideas, ideologies, incentives, and biase ...
 
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Product Hunt Radio
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Product Hunt Radio is a weekly podcast with the people creating and shaping the future of tech and culture. Tune in every week with Ryan Hoover as he’s joined by founders, investors, journalists, and makers to discuss the latest in tech.
 
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Flash Forward
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Flash Forward is a show about possible (and not so possible) future scenarios. What would the warranty on a sex robot look like? How would diplomacy work if we couldn’t lie? Could there ever be a fecal transplant black market? (Complicated, it wouldn’t, and yes, respectively, in case you’re curious.) Hosted and produced by award winning science journalist Rose Eveleth, each episode combines audio drama and journalism to go deep on potential tomorrows, and uncovers what those futures might re ...
 
Digital Trends has long been the best online source for technology news and reviews. Now, each week, we gather a round table of tech experts from the DT Staff to discuss all things tech. Topics range from the big tech stories of the week to predicting the future, all while maintaining a somewhat civil decorum.
 
Intimate conversations with authors, visionaries and innovators speaking about our connection and partnership with the living Earth.
 
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Exponent
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A podcast about tech and society, hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth
 
All about innovation, startups, and the future - discussing topics which range from technology (AI, IoT, Big Data) to technologies impact on humans (Work, Play, Culture) and the future of everything in any sector - retail, banking, technology, hiring, and more. We are always looking for Innovators like you to interview for our weekly podcast. If you have any stories on innovation, disruption or the future that you would like to share (happy or unfortunate), let us know. Support this podcast: ...
 
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FutureProofing
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Series examining the implications - social and cultural, economic and political - of the big ideas that are set to transform the way society functions
 
Explore hundreds of lectures by scientists, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more through The Long Now Foundation's award-winning lecture series, curated and hosted by Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand (creator of the Whole Earth Catalog). Recorded live in San Francisco each month since 02003, past speakers include Brian Eno, Neil Gaiman, Sylvia Earle, Daniel Kahneman, Jennifer Pahlka, Steven Johnson, and many more. Watch video of these talks and learn more about our projects at Longn ...
 
Jeremy Greer and Gary Butterfield lovingly take down the absurd '90s X-Men Animated series, and related X-Men media.
 
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Analog(ue)
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So many podcasts are about our digital devices. Analog(ue) is a show about how these devices make us feel and how they change our lives for the better, but also for the worse. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Casey Liss.
 
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The Future of Life
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FLI catalyzes and supports research and initiatives for safeguarding life and developing optimistic visions of the future, including positive ways for humanity to steer its own course considering new technologies and challenges.Among our objectives is to inspire discussion and a sharing of ideas. As such, we interview researchers and thought leaders who we believe will help spur discussion within our community. The interviews do not necessarily represent FLI’s opinions or views.
 
Financial Technology Tomorrow. One interview a week about the immense opportunities of financial services disruption. By Motive Labs in New York City and London.
 
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The Local Maximum
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Join Max Sklar and guests in this podcast about AI, technology, and society. Email localmaxradio@gmail.com for questions and feedback.Show notes page on the website: http://www.localmaxradio.com
 
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Singularity.FM
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Singularity.FM is the 1st and best singularity podcast - the place where we interview the future! Singularity.FM is a series of podcast interviews with the best scientists, writers, entrepreneurs, philosophers and artists, debating the technological singularity. The podcast is a conversation about exponential tech, accelerating change, artificial intelligence and ethics: Because technology is not enough!
 
 
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Moonshot
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Explore the world's biggest ideas and the crazy people that believe they can make them happen. Are you ready for self-driving cars, jetpacks, 3D printed food, or a trip to Mars? Moonshot talks to the people who are at the forefront of all this rapid change to find out what the future of humanity might actually look like. Hosted by Kristofor Lawson and Andrew Moon.
 
Exploring the the way new technology can help you make fantastic photos
 
This future-gazing series examines an assortment of speculative scenarios, what-if conjectures and provocative prophecies. Not all of them will come to pass, but thinking about possible futures can help us understand the present, and catch glimpses of the world ahead.
 
Listen and contribute to this community of voices who speak about our connection and partnership with the living earth.
 
International Keynote Speaker and Practical Futurist Andrew Grill looks at what's new and what's next, providing practical and actionable advice in each bi-weekly episode, where he is joined by global experts to talk about the near-term future.
 
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Future Thinkers
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A podcast where futurology and philosophy collide. Hosted by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova, with guests. We talk about the technological singularity, artificial intelligence, spirituality, future societies, and how we will be affected by the exponential curve of progress.
 
Financial Technology Tomorrow. One interview a week about the immense opportunities of financial services disruption. By Motive Labs in New York City and London.
 
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Radio Motherboard
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Personal futures brought to you today by VICE's Motherboard.
 
We at Dangerous Minds Podcast, are seeking to explore further weekly, the tech and the people behind this growing community of Biohacking, Grinding, Implantable Technology, Hard Sciences, and Information Security. Please feel free to reach out to us with questions, or comments. You are welcome to find us here, at dangerousminds.io or email us at info@dangerousminds.io and, perhaps we might one day talk to you about the work and or projects you’re exploring and developing. Society considers u ...
 
How will the future unfold? What is the impact of technology on business & society? As technology reorders the world in which live, who will be the winners and who will be the losers? Join Azeem Azhar, curator of the Exponential View newsletter, in deep conversation with the world's leading thinkers and practitioners exploring these and other important questions. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
 
"Whose Century Is It?" explores ideas, trends and twists shaping the 21st century. Is this century China's, or once again America's, or someone else's entirely? It's too early to say; but creator and host Mary Kay Magistad offers interviews, stories and perspectives from around the world that provide informative— and often surprising— ways to think about the question. Mary Kay is a former NPR and PRI foreign correspondent and Asia hand who has reported from some 40 countries, on both sides o ...
 
Financial innovation, technology advances and social changes are sending shockwaves through the financial services industry. In an age of increasingly rapid change, important questions, debates and developments are unfolding before our eyes. These ideas, and the choices we make in response to them, will shape our future. Technology is vastly powerful, creating new industries in response to – or sometimes in anticipation of – changing customer expectations. Rebank explores the trends, develop ...
 
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Idea Machines
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Idea Machines is a deep dive into the systems and people that bring innovations from glimmers in someone's eye all the way to tools, processes, and ideas that can shift paradigms. We see the outputs of innovation systems everywhere but rarely dig into how they work. Idea Machines digs below the surface into crucial but often unspoken questions to explore themes of how we enable innovations today and how we could do it better tomorrow. Idea Machines is hosted by Benjamin Reinhardt.
 
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THIRD EYE DROPS
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Explore the mysteries and majesty of the multiverse with Michael Phillip and his magnificent multidisciplinary guests— Scientists, artists, comedians, entrepreneurs, authors, shamans, monks, psychonauts and occasional android sidekicks.
 
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Pip Waller and Lucy Wells speak with Joanna about: plant spirit medicine, all about relationship; the uniqueness of medicine received from plants; re-emergence of our original, ancestral knowing; signs of the cry of the spirit; the loss of our indigenous ways in Europe; the medicine of rootedness; praying to the roots of the one tree; the mesen ...…
 
Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Elon Musk’s Neuralink, Tesla’s updated pricing, and StarHopper catches fire…kinda Links: StarHopper Test - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKyZ_7ZjabU Apollo 50th anniversary- https://twitter.com/NASAKennedy/status/1151608549551857664?s=20 Tesla Updates Pricing - https://electrek.co/2019/07/15/tesla-updates-pricing-o ...…
 
Pierre Barreau (@aivatechnology) is an entrepreneur, computer scientist, composer and director and the CEO of AIVA, an artificial intelligence that composes incredibly emotional and beautiful music and soundtracks. He was nominated for a Gold Panda Award in the "Best Director" category when he was 15 years old for a four-film documentary series ...…
 
Nicole Hynson, Associate Professor, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, delivers an impressive overview of the fascinating research she and her team are conducting at Hynson Lab. Hynson heads the Hynson Lab for Community Ecology that is located in the Department of Botany at the University of Hawaiʻi at Māno ...…
 
Our guest in the following two episodes is Cris Beasley, an author, podcaster, ex AI startup founder and healing practitioner who created the Love Lock card deck to help people explore and work with difficult emotions. We asked Cris some of the questions that we often get from our listeners and course participants: how to access the repressed e ...…
 
The CIA’s former counterintelligence chief warns Western spy agencies are being “overwhelmed” by their adversaries. And new surveillance technologies could spell the death of the traditional agent-in-the-field. The future of espionage looks problematic indeed.By ABC Radio National.
 
The subject of today’s conversation is design in financial services. We talk all the time about the new customer experiences shaping the evolution of finance, generally focusing on the implications of those forces and others on the trajectory of the industry. Today, we take a closer look at those experiences themselves, through the eyes of the ...…
 
Fifty years ago this summer, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Now, NASA’s talking about going back. But is it worth it? We talk to lunar geologists about what we’ve already learned from the first Apollo missions, and what’s left to discover. Then, we take a trip, not through space, but through time—back to a scientific expedition in Greenland almo ...…
 
The Apollo program to go to the moon marks the only time humans have left our home planet to set foot on another world. The biggest effect of this voyage was transforming the civilization it left behind.By The Wall Street Journal.
 
What if Chris, Adrian and Jeremiah were granted a wish for the perfect camera? Listen to find out what each of them would go for. It becomes clear quite early in the episode that the answer isn't an easy one.By Chris Marquardt & Adrian Stock.
 
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Assylbek Davletov, Chief FinTech officer, AFSA (Astana Financial Services Authority), on the Fintech framework and regulatory sandbox, fostering innovation from Nursultan to the world. Recorded at the Astana Finance Days, in Nur-Sultan.By Motive Labs.
 
Have you ever looked at what you were doing and realized that you were just washing the walls, and not pushing the balls? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinkfuture/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thinkfuture/support
 
In Episode 5 we speak with Digital Strategist Tiffany St James and answer the question “What’s the Future of … Digital Transformation?” Tiffany is the former Head of Public Participation for the UK Government and an Executive Director of the British Interactive Media Association. She embeds digital and social media capability into national and ...…
 
This week on DOFC, Gary and Jeremy talk about two more episodes from X-Men Evolutions, but more importantly they talk about which X-Men would be good at sex and which would be bad. It's a fun time for everyone (besides Cyclops) Gary is on Twitter, and Jeremy is too. Duckfeed is on Patreon, which is a great place to support the show. Keep up wit ...…
 
In this episode we review the story The Truth of Feeling, The Truth of Fact from the collection Exhalation by Ted Chiang. The story is both a philosophical inquisition into memory and technology, and a carefully envisioned speculative take on an advanced video memory replacement software that surfaces memories using AI. We’ll be back in the nex ...…
 
Ryan recently visited Grove HQ in SOMA in San Francisco to chat with two founders who know a ton about fintech. Chris Hutchins was our gracious host and is CEO of Grove, a startup that uses people and technology to help you with your financial goals. Ryan actually met Chris in the early days of Product Hunt when he was an investor at Google Ven ...…
 
Could psychedelics help us heal from trauma and mental illnesses? Researcher Rick Doblin has spent the past three decades investigating this question, and the results are promising. In this fascinating dive into the science of psychedelics, he explains how drugs like LSD, psilocybin and MDMA affect your brain -- and shows how, when paired with ...…
 
Nuclear weapons testing is mostly a thing of the past: The last nuclear weapon test explosion on US soil was conducted over 25 years ago. But how much longer can nuclear weapons testing remain a taboo that almost no country will violate? In an official statement from the end of May, the Director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) exp ...…
 
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