A Podcast From The Perspective of an Imaginary Friend

I was surfing through Itunes the other day when I came across a surprise gem. Stray Ami is a podcast similar to the rather ubiquitous Welcome to Nightvale, in that every episode tells a continuous narrative, rather than your usual podcast format of hosted interviews or full-cast dramas. In many ways, however, it’s… »7/26/15 8:30pm7/26/15 8:30pm

Meanwhile in the Future: What Happens When All Airplanes Are Grounded

Need to get from New York to Paris? Or San Diego? Chances are, you’re hopping on a plane. But commercial flights aren’t just annoying and expensive they also input a ton of carbon into the environment, contributing to climate change. So what if we stopped flights to save the planet? What would happen next? »7/14/15 4:46pm7/14/15 4:46pm

Meanwhile in the Future: Extreme Body Modification

We all want to be our best selves. But what if you could add almost anything to your body and mind? A camera here, an exoskeleton there. This is the world that some biohackers imagine—one in which humans can extend their abilities beyond the limits biology has set for us. But what does that world look like? »7/07/15 3:32pm7/07/15 3:32pm

Meanwhile in the Future: A Second Moon for Earth

This week on Meanwhile in the Future, we ask what would happen if Earth had a second moon. How exactly that happens I won’t reveal — you’ll have to listen! But once it does, there are some really interesting things that we might notice on Earth, from tides and the night sky, to the potential destruction of Earth. »5/19/15 1:03pm5/19/15 1:03pm

Watch Neil Gaiman Read Bad Imitations of Himself

Neil Gaiman was recently on the Wits American Public Media podcast where he got to read the "worst of the worst" of their "Bad Gaiman Challenge": paragraphs that tried (badly) to imitate Gaiman's style of prose. You can listen to the whole episode here or listen to a funny skit with Gaiman called "Alternate Realty" … »11/21/14 3:06pm11/21/14 3:06pm