Best Future Trends podcasts — Where technology meets society (Updated August 2017; image)
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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.
 
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Triangulation (MP3)
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Every week Leo Laporte talks to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology.Records live every Monday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
 
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Exponent
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A podcast about tech and society, hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth
 
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Fw:Thinking
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It's about technology. It's about humanity. It's about our future. It's Fw:Thinking.
 
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Flash Forward
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A show about possible and not so possible futures. From space pirates to conscious robots to the end of antibiotics. Hosted by Rose Eveleth.
 
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ycombinator
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Podcast by ycombinator
 
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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
 
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Long Now: Seminars About Long-term Thinking
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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 ...
 
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What's Tech?
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We live in the future, where drones skim the sky, corporations enter the space race, and smart watches track our every movement. But how? And why? What's Tech invites experts to explain the technology bit by bit, in clear, brief, enjoyable audio nuggets. These days, technology is everywhere. Let's make sense of what's around us. The series finale aired December 6th, 2016.
 
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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.
 
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The Campfire Project
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Fire was our first true piece of technology. Around its warming glow, we would tell stories, share our thoughts, and bond with the people we love. Centuries later, our fires have been digitized, and thrown into everyone's pocket. They are infinitely more powerful. This is a podcast dedicated to exploring the intersection of technology and storytelling, from two writers connected by circuits, wires and a passion for writing.
 
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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 And You
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Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
 
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The Future According to Now
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In the race to unveil the next big thing, we often hear about technology and innovations long before they become reality. How do we know what will soon impact the very way we live our lives? “The Future According to Now” is a podcast from Fidelity Investments and Atlantic Re:think. Follow along at theatlantic.com/fidelitypodcast, @atlanticrethink, or let us know what you think by leaving us a rating or review.Promotional content produced by Atlantic Re:think, the branded content studio at Th ...
 
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Dangerous Minds Podcast
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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 ...
 
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Terrifying Robot Dog
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A weekly podcast about how technology is changing the way we interact with the world. Hosted by Jonathan Stark and Kelli Shaver.Would you like to get new episodes delivered straight to your inbox with show notes, links to additional content, and more? Click the KEEP ME IN THE LOOP button:KEEP ME IN THE LOOP
 
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The Command Line
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Exploring digital citizenry as a creator and a consumer.
 
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Digital Impact Radio
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Digital Impact RadioBuilt by and for Technology Savvy Professionals, The Digital Impact Conversation looks at the journey digital Impact is making. Digital Impact Radio is a regular monthly output from the Linked in group Digital Impact Conversations, where you will hear about Capability, Projects, Go-Lives, Partners and Emerging Trends that make a Digital Impact.The opinions expressed in this podcast are that of each contributor and do don’t reflect the opinions of their employers.music by ...
 
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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?
 
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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.
 
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insearchofcertainty
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A podcast series where Mark Burgess (@markburgess_osl ) and John Willis (@botchagalupe) discuss futuristic concepts of IT. Mark has a PHD in physics among other things and I barely finished high school. We, therefore, seem to make an unlikely pair for discussion. However, we have found over the years our discussions on such subjects make for great dialog (at least we enjoy it). We have decided to see if other's agree. RSS Feed:http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:245384055/soun ...
 
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Futurology
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Answering What’s The Future by exploring digital’s future impact. Every week the Futurology team explores the "Future of _______” with people that are doing - and not just talking - the future, right now. As the Futurology team, your hosts bring a diverse thought process based in a diverse and collective experience - they are... Brett Lindsay (B2), the Digital Philosopher and Engaging Content Specialist, strives to find solutions to unique problems by consulting to companies, in order to mak ...
 
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Trends With Benefits
Weekly
 
Each week, we gather a roundtable of experts from the Digital Trends 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. Tech should be a tool to better our lives and create incredible experiences. We help get you there.
 
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On Gemini 12, after hours of underwater training to prepare him, Buzz Aldrin solved the riddle of spacewalking.
 
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Triangulation (MP3)
 
Andreas Weigend is the author of Data for the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You. He gives Jason Howell his advice how people should behave in an era of big data, and how companies should give us access to our own data. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Andreas Weigend Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/t ...…
 
"Music is everywhere, and it is in everything," says musician, student and TED-Ed Clubs star Anika Paulson. Guitar in hand, she plays through the beats of her life in an exploration of how music connects us and makes us what we are.By contact@ted.com (TED).
 
The astronauts refer to it as, “Snow White, the fairest of them all,” but they’re not talking about the popular fairy tale.
 
Lauren McCarthy is an artist and assistant professor at UCLA.Her latest project LAUREN, is a human intelligent smart home. Lauren will visit your home, deploy a series of smart devices, and watch over you remotely 24/7. Learn more here - http://get-lauren.com
 
This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I explore the value and appeal of complex learning curves. https://archive.org/download/2017-08-20TheCommandLinePodcast/cmdln.net_2017-08-20.mp3 You can directly download the MP3 or Ogg Vorbis audio files. You can grab additional formats and audio source files from the Internet Archive. This work ...…
 
Myke has lots of thoughts about New York, Casey cannot stand what Myke is up to, and Firefly Viewing Club continues with Episode 8: Out of Gas. This episode of Analog(ue) is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code FEELS at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Blue Apron: A better way to cook. Get three meals fre ...…
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
Why robotics needs to be as much about ethics, accountability and psychology as technology.
 
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Terrifying Robot Dog
 
Recessive Data INTRO Hello and welcome to Terrifying Robot Dog! I'm Jonathan Stark - and I'm Kelli Shaver - and we are here to talk about how technology is changing the way we interact with the world. This week we talk about storing GIFs in our DNA. Please stay tuned, Terrifying Robot Dog is next... FEATURE Speculative ramblings on the implicat ...…
 
The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it's not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy -- it's their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face inte ...…
 
Anyone within the path of totality will see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. Even though totality lasts only a few minutes, brighter stars and planets will be visible.
 
Wade Foster is the CEO of Zapier (YC S12).Read the transcript and their de-location post here.
 
Ben and James discuss Benchmark’s lawsuit against Uber and Cloudfare’s ban of Daily Stormer. Presented by MailChimp Links Ben Thompson: The Uber Dilemma — Stratechery Ben Thompson: Venture Capital and the Internet’s Impact — Stratechery Ben Thompson: Apple and the Oak Tree — Stratechery Ben Thompson: Waymo’s Lawsuit Against Uber — Stratechery D ...…
 
Apple Oled TV Rumors: With a grainy, leaked photo, the rumors of an [internal-link post_id="1228429"]impending Apple Television[/internal-link] have started back up. It's been years of speculation, but with $1 billion already being invested in original content, could we finally see this almost mystical product become a reality? iOS 11 'Cop Butt ...…
 
When Richard J. Berry, the mayor of Albuquerque, saw a man on a street corner holding a cardboard sign that read "Want a job," he decided to take him (and others in his situation) up on it. He and his staff started a citywide initiative to help the homeless by giving them day jobs and a place to sleep -- and the results were incredible. Find ou ...…
 
More than half of the world's population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban areas by 2050. The way we build new cities will be at the heart of so much that matters, from climate change to economic vitality to our very well-being and sense of connectedness. Peter Calthorpe is already at work pl ...…
 
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Innovation Now
 
It’s been dubbed one of the top ten DIY medical devices - this student-designed invention uses the power of the sun to clean surgical instruments.
 
It's been a weird 100 years for artists and creators, says musician and entrepreneur Jack Conte. The traditional ways we've turned art into money (like record sales) have been broken by the internet, leaving musicians, writers and artists wondering how to make a living. With Patreon, Conte has created a way for artists on the internet to get pa ...…
 
This high-tech water-powered test facility was often called the world’s largest water gun!
 
CliffCentral.com — Sapiens talks about storytelling being the key reason why we have evolved beyond any other homo species. This week in studio we have Mike Sharman, who is a master at storytelling. He is the founder and CEO of Retroviral Agency and a phenomenal speaker who is passionate about content. Join the Futurology team as they explore t ...…
 
During the Female Founders Conference Kat Manalac invited three YC founders on stage to share their experiences of fundraising. The founders are Elizabeth Iorns of Science Exchange, Vanessa Torrivilla of Goldbely, and Erica Jensen of The Flex Company.
 
Harvard Law professor Ronald Sullivan fights to free wrongfully convicted people from jail -- in fact, he has freed some 6,000 innocent people over the course of his career. He shares heartbreaking stories of how (and why) people end up being put in jail for something they didn't do, and the consequences in their lives and the lives of others. ...…
 
Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Learn to love being bored as Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out a ...…
 
NASA has collected information about several citizen science projects so you can make your own scientific discoveries during the eclipse.
 
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Triangulation (MP3)
 
Walt Mossberg has been reporting on tech since 1991. He talks to Leo Laporte about his recent retirement, how he got his start, and his history as a "tech kingmaker." Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Walt Mossberg Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.…
 
When artist Damon Davis went to join the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after police killed Michael Brown in 2014, he found not only anger but also a sense of love for self and community. His documentary "Whose Streets?" tells the story of the protests from the perspective of the activists who showed up to challenge those who use power to spre ...…
 
More than 300 million people in the United States could directly view the total solar eclipse – and NASA wants everyone who witnesses the phenomenon to do so safely.
 
Episode 120 Dr Jordan Nguyen talking from the RedRock Leaders Forum(01:13) Who is Dr Jordan Nguyen(05:29) Becoming Superhuman(09:18) Meet the Avatars(13:11) Technology and WomenListen in and join the Digital Impact Radio Show! Run time: 16:49
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
Does the digital world fall short of what it initially promised?
 
Behold the microscopic jungle in and around you: tiny organisms living on your cheeks, under your sofa and in the soil in your backyard. We have an adversarial relationship with these microbes -- we sanitize, exterminate and disinfect them -- but according to microbiologist Anne Madden, they're sources of new technologies and medicines waiting ...…
 
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Innovation Now
 
The addition of TDRS-M will update the communications network, enabling groundbreaking science and faster, more flexible communications.
 
Adam Coates is the Director of Baidu's Silicon Valley AI Lab.Read the transcript here.
 
Disney splits from Netflix and Facebook turns on Watch: Further fracturing and additions to the streaming content world happened this week. [internal-link post_id="1224804"]Disney announced[/internal-link] that it will be taking it's massive amount content off of Netflix, in order to start up possible multiple streams of their own, including ES ...…
 
On August 21, 2017, the moon's shadow will race from Oregon to South Carolina in what some consider to be the most awe-inspiring spectacle in all of nature: a total solar eclipse. Umbraphile David Baron chases these rare events across the globe, and in this ode to the bliss of seeing the solar corona, he explains why you owe it to yourself to w ...…
 
Using the vegetation index obtained through instruments on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites, researchers can calculate the greenness of the mule deer habitat from space.
 
It's not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. It's ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves -- and each other. Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. "Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured," she says. "It is a natur ...…
 
What was good for modern airliners soon proved good for modern spacecraft as well.
 
CliffCentral.com — The Futurology Team chats to Lianne du Toit - who was voted as one of “Fast Company’s most creative people in business in 2016” - about how things have changed drastically for entrepreneurs, both locally and internationally. They dig deep into how women are taking the startup world by storm, and discuss some of the challenges ...…
 
Padmasree Warrior is the CEO of NIO.Anu Hariharan is a Partner at YC Continuity.
 
Episode 119 Peter Laurie talks “What’s Blocking Value”(01:12) What’s Peter Been Doing?(03:45) Just Get Started ?(04:51) Good Enough and One More Thing(06:51) MVP and What does it meanListen in and join the Digital Impact Radio Show! Run time: 10:59
 
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The Future According to Now
 
By the year 2050, more than 60 percent of the world’s populations will live in cities. Researchers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers are working on ways to give our huge urban areas a technological upgrade, planning the connected infrastructures that will support tomorrow's "smart cities." We explore the potential of the connected city in this ...…
 
Anjan Chatterjee uses tools from evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study one of nature's most captivating concepts: beauty. Learn more about the science behind why certain configurations of line, color and form excite us in this fascinating, deep look inside your brain.By contact@ted.com (TED).
 
Blue wavelengths, which boost attention and improve our mood during the day, may be the most disruptive kind of light at night.
 
This episode is a little different than other episodes. As many of you know, Flash Forward is my second job. My first job is at ESPN, where I recently helped launch an audio documentary series called 30 for 30 Podcasts. Please go check that out, even if you don’t like sports I promise there’s something for you. My episodes are numbers three and ...…
 
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Long Now: Seminars About Long-term Thinking
 
Nicky Case’s presentations are as ingenious, compelling, and graphically rich as the visualizing tools and games Nicky creates for understanding complex dynamic systems.Case writes: “We need to see the non-linear feedback loops between culture, economics, and technology. Not only that, but we need to see how collective behavior emerges from ind ...…
 
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Triangulation (MP3)
 
Scott Johnson is a cartoonist, and podcast kingpin. He talks with Jason Howell about how he turned the things he loves into his full-time job. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Scott Johnson Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.…
 
How smart can our machines make us? Tom Gruber, co-creator of Siri, wants to make "humanistic AI" that augments and collaborates with us instead of competing with (or replacing) us. He shares his vision for a future where AI helps us achieve superhuman performance in perception, creativity and cognitive function -- from turbocharging our design ...…
 
There are lots of anecdotal reports about what it sounds like during an eclipse, but no one has tackled it with a scientific mind – until now.
 
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