By Wade Roush
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Welcome to Soonish, a new podcast about the future from technology journalist Wade Roush. How do we think and talk about the future? What can we do to shape it? Why are our best forecasts—and our worst fears—so often wrong? Season 1 starts out with shows asking why the technology predictions in the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" never came true; why monorails have been neglected as an urban transit option; and whether technology can help museums stay relevant in the digital age. More info at soonishpodcast.org.
||Clean1.04 Future Factories, With Workers Built In||Six million manufacturing jobs have disappeared i…||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.03 Can Technology Save Museums?||Museum attendance declined steeply in the first d…||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.02 Monorails: Trains Of Tomorrow?||Monorails first captured the public imagination a…||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.01 How 2001 Got The Future So Wrong||This inaugural episode of Soonish is about the bo…||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.00 Coming Soon||A preview of coming attractions from Soonish, a n…||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Thought-provoking and sweeping
Wade Roush is onto something really big in this podcast. The juxtaposition of what we imagine the future to be and the reality makes for a wide-reaching, limitlessly fascinating kind of storytelling, and Soonish delivers. It's intelligent, well-produced, and a quirky blend of intellect and pop culture that lends itself to a really diverse audience. Soonish is completely dependent on nowish...how odd that we lose sight of that. Highly recommended listening!
Great research, great production
This new podcast is wonderfully researched, well produced, narrated, and listens as a well-done documentary about tech and design. You have to subscribe now!
Thought provoking and fun
The is a great podcast that makes you see the present in a new way by reflecting on the expectations of the past. It raises very interesting questions about where humanity and our country are going. The theme of the first episode frames the challenge of achieving great things as a society at a time when we seem to have lost the collective will to solve big problems. Very thought provoking stuff!