Rose Eveleth is creating Flash Forward
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patrons
🚨 🚨 🚨 If you become a patron between now and JUNE 30th you get a special surprise in the mail from me! I've got Patreon-exclusive stickers, a zine I illustrated about my favorite phrase ("the future is now") and more goodies! 🚨 🚨 🚨


Hi! I'm Rose and I'm the host and producer of Flash Forward, a podcast that explores possible (and not so possible) future scenarios. From the completely absurd to the terrifyingly likely, each episode takes on a specific scenario and tries to really think through how, why, when and if it could ever happen. By blending audio drama and deep reporting, I dig into the weird, unexpected and strange ways that different futures might impact real people like you and me. 

What would the warranty on a sex robot looks like? Could an evil mega corporation put up so many wind turbines they actually change the climate? Will there ever be a black market for celebrity fecal transplants? What would it be like if we all went faceblind? Could we ever read each others minds? What would happen if California actually tried to succeed? How bad would it really be if we killed all the mosquitos on Earth? Why don't we live underwater? The future is going to be weirder, more complicated, and more surprising than we can even imagine. Let's get ready for it together. 

You can subscribe to the show here if you're not already a listener. And if you want more information, you can check out the website. Chances are though, that if you're here and have gotten this far into the text of this Patreon page, you're familiar with the show! 

So why should you give me money? Well, by giving here on Patreon, you're helping make sure I can keep doing the show! I research, interview, cut, voice, produce and edit everything all by myself. Flash Forward has been a completely independent podcast for over four years. That means I don't have a network supporting me, selling my ads, or promoting me. While I do sell ads, the ad-sales market for podcasts like mine is volatile and dwindling. (You can hear more about the behind the scenes of Flash Forward finances on this episode.) The show is incredibly fun and rewarding to make — and I truly believe it's an important show, I'm trying to shift the conversation about the future away from the same topics and the same experts you hear over and over. But I can only do this work with your support.

So if you like the show, and want it to continue on, becoming a patron is the best way to make sure that happens. With your help, I can dive into even more unexpected futures. 

Tiers
JETPACK
$1 or more per podcast

A transcript of the show! 


Every episode you'll get a special email with a transcript of each episode.

FLYING CAR
$2 or more per podcast

Fan newsletter! 


For every episode, you'll get access to a special fan-only newsletter full of cool links, behind-the-scenes stuff about the show, and sneak peaks at what's coming next. 


(Plus all lower tiers.)

ROBOT BUTLER
$5 or more per podcast

Bonus episodes! 


For each episode of the show that goes out to regular listeners, you'll get a bonus special secret episode featuring all kinds of weird interesting stuff. Bonus episodes will include everything from philosophical monologues, to sections of interviews I really wanted to use but had to cut, to thoughts about the latest futurist news. 


(Plus all lower tiers.)

FLOATING CITY
$7 or more per podcast

Access to the Flash Forward book club! 


Every month we'll read a book together and discuss. Where possible, I'll try and do an interview with the author, featuring your questions. 


(Plus all lower tiers.) 

MOON BASE
$10 or more per podcast

Goody bags AND your voice in the future!


This tier includes two things!


🤖 A one-time bag of goodies that includes stickers, a hand written note, pins, buttons, and other cool Flash Forward related stuff I come up with. 


🎤 The chance to be a voice from the future in the into sketches on the show. 


(Plus all lower tiers.)

🚨 🚨 🚨 If you become a patron between now and JUNE 30th you get a special surprise in the mail from me! I've got Patreon-exclusive stickers, a zine I illustrated about my favorite phrase ("the future is now") and more goodies! 🚨 🚨 🚨


Hi! I'm Rose and I'm the host and producer of Flash Forward, a podcast that explores possible (and not so possible) future scenarios. From the completely absurd to the terrifyingly likely, each episode takes on a specific scenario and tries to really think through how, why, when and if it could ever happen. By blending audio drama and deep reporting, I dig into the weird, unexpected and strange ways that different futures might impact real people like you and me. 

What would the warranty on a sex robot looks like? Could an evil mega corporation put up so many wind turbines they actually change the climate? Will there ever be a black market for celebrity fecal transplants? What would it be like if we all went faceblind? Could we ever read each others minds? What would happen if California actually tried to succeed? How bad would it really be if we killed all the mosquitos on Earth? Why don't we live underwater? The future is going to be weirder, more complicated, and more surprising than we can even imagine. Let's get ready for it together. 

You can subscribe to the show here if you're not already a listener. And if you want more information, you can check out the website. Chances are though, that if you're here and have gotten this far into the text of this Patreon page, you're familiar with the show! 

So why should you give me money? Well, by giving here on Patreon, you're helping make sure I can keep doing the show! I research, interview, cut, voice, produce and edit everything all by myself. Flash Forward has been a completely independent podcast for over four years. That means I don't have a network supporting me, selling my ads, or promoting me. While I do sell ads, the ad-sales market for podcasts like mine is volatile and dwindling. (You can hear more about the behind the scenes of Flash Forward finances on this episode.) The show is incredibly fun and rewarding to make — and I truly believe it's an important show, I'm trying to shift the conversation about the future away from the same topics and the same experts you hear over and over. But I can only do this work with your support.

So if you like the show, and want it to continue on, becoming a patron is the best way to make sure that happens. With your help, I can dive into even more unexpected futures. 

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Tiers
JETPACK
$1 or more per podcast

A transcript of the show! 


Every episode you'll get a special email with a transcript of each episode.

FLYING CAR
$2 or more per podcast

Fan newsletter! 


For every episode, you'll get access to a special fan-only newsletter full of cool links, behind-the-scenes stuff about the show, and sneak peaks at what's coming next. 


(Plus all lower tiers.)

ROBOT BUTLER
$5 or more per podcast

Bonus episodes! 


For each episode of the show that goes out to regular listeners, you'll get a bonus special secret episode featuring all kinds of weird interesting stuff. Bonus episodes will include everything from philosophical monologues, to sections of interviews I really wanted to use but had to cut, to thoughts about the latest futurist news. 


(Plus all lower tiers.)

FLOATING CITY
$7 or more per podcast

Access to the Flash Forward book club! 


Every month we'll read a book together and discuss. Where possible, I'll try and do an interview with the author, featuring your questions. 


(Plus all lower tiers.) 

MOON BASE
$10 or more per podcast

Goody bags AND your voice in the future!


This tier includes two things!


🤖 A one-time bag of goodies that includes stickers, a hand written note, pins, buttons, and other cool Flash Forward related stuff I come up with. 


🎤 The chance to be a voice from the future in the into sketches on the show. 


(Plus all lower tiers.)