Fw:Thinking podcasts

Reanimating the Dead

In the future, will we be able to reanimate the dead? Or is Frankenstein's monster doomed to be...

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Monster Hunting

Are there monsters in our future? Or have technology and science advanced to a point that we can...

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Mars's MAVEN Mission

What is MAVEN and what is it looking for? We take a close look at NASA's spacecraft and what it...

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The Monsters of the Future: Part Two

Guest Robert Lamb joins Joe and Lauren to talk a bit more about psychology, technology, our fears...

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Looking Through Telescopes, Part Two

What's in the future for telescopes? Fw:Thinking looks at some of the telescopes that will soon...

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Looking Through Telescopes, Part One

Fw:Thinking takes a long look at the history of the telescope and how facilities around the world...

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The Monsters of the Future: Part 1

Anxieties about technological trends have had a profound influence on the history of the horror...

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Fw:Thinking Plays Ball

Technology is changing the way we play and watch sports. From tracking a player's every move to...

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I Know That Face

Facial recognition technology is pretty incredible. But it's not infallible. We learn how it...

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Is the Future Invisible?

Invisibility cloaks - are they just an element in fiction or will they become a reality?

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Gravitational Waves and Space Dust

A news story from March 2014 needs an update - could space dust invalidate the discovery of...

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The Science of Happiness

What is it to be happy? What's going on biologically and how can we ensure a happy future?

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The Future of Disease

How are science and technology helping us contain and prevent pandemics? We examine the...

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The Spectrum Crunch

Bandwidth is a finite resource. What happens when we reach the limit? And how close are we now?

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The Real Star Trek Tricorder

In Star Trek, the tricorder is an all-purpose sensor array that can diagnose a person in moments....

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Did Minority Report Shape User Interfaces?

In the film Minority Report, we see Tom Cruise's character use gestures similar to today's...

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Awkward Consumer Tech of the Future

Why is it in science fiction films you never see people struggle to operate consumer tech? Will...

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Project Minerva

Could a start-up company challenge the university system? We look at why higher education is so...

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The Future of Blood!

Blood: the liquid that we are large sacks of. Join the podcast team for a look at the future of...

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Ants … to the Future

Ants can ruin a picnic, sure, but they might also inspire some of the most interesting materials...

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