Future Curious

Future Curious

www.nesta.org.uk/futurecurious
Nesta’s podcast of bold ideas for curious minds


Nesta Predicts 2020! Annual predictions revealed
Dec 12, 2019 • 13 min
It’s time for Nesta’s ten predictions for 2020! This episode delves into the trends, social movements and technological breakthroughs set to impact our lives over the next twelve months. From the beginning of the end for fireworks to an…
Hold that thought: a bite-sized episode
Dec 9, 2019 • 2 min
This is a bite-sized 2 minute episode.
If prevention is better than cure, why does health research focus on the fix?
Dec 2, 2019 • 29 min
We know that what matters most for our health is the food we eat, the air we breathe, the places we work and the homes we live in. But even though we know a lot about what causes ill health, we know far too little about how to prevent those factors from m
The future of storytelling
Nov 25, 2019 • 35 min
From the comfort of your very own podcast stream, join us at London’s Barbican for an evening of talks, installations and an interactive performance about the future of storytelling…
Who has a seat at the innovation table?
Nov 18, 2019 • 32 min
On paper, the UK is a hotbed of innovation. But are we getting it right in practice? Is innovation delivering the new products, services and ways of doing things that we really need, across society?
Tomorrow is yours for the making
Nov 11, 2019 • 27 min
Dream it, make it, shape it. From Hawaii to Newcastle, this episode is about people coming together to think big about the world around them. What could it look like? How will it work? What will your role be?
People, policy and power - an interview with Geoff Mulgan
Nov 4, 2019 • 24 min
In this edition of Future Curious, host Tiernan Douieb sits down with Nesta’s outgoing Chief Executive, Geoff Mulgan.
Wiser than bookies, pollsters & Paul the octopus?
Oct 29, 2019 • 36 min
Yesterday, 28 October 2019, the EU agreed to a Brexit flextension to 31 January 2020. Who correctly predicted the turn of events - and how did they form those views and gather their insights? On 16 October, we recorded this episode to look at…
Robot swarms and the technology of the next decade
Oct 21, 2019 • 24 min
In this episode we introduce you to a swarm of robots - but is this just the stuff of science fiction?
Survival kit for the future
Oct 15, 2019 • 27 min
How do you want your future to look like? What shape will it take? What skills do you need to get there? And who do you want to share it with?
Season 2 trailer
Oct 8, 2019 • 0 min
If you’re curious about what the future holds, the Future Curious podcast from Nesta is right up your street.
EXTRA BONUS! Science Fiction with Jim Al-Khalili
Jun 3, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode of Future Curious, we discuss science fiction and whether sci-fi can shape our future, the technologies we develop and the decisions we all make…
BONUS: The Knowledge Economy with Roberto Unger
May 7, 2019 • 26 min
In this bonus episode of Future Curious, we discuss the knowledge economy. How can more people benefit from the knowledge economy? Is there a way we can democratise it?
Loneliness
Apr 23, 2019 • 28 min
In the final episode of series one of Future Curious, we discuss loneliness. Why do so many people feel less connected in the age of technology?
Antibiotic Resistance
Apr 16, 2019 • 29 min
World War 3 will be against superbacteria, and the battle’s already started.
The Future of Work
Apr 8, 2019 • 39 min
In episode eight of Future Curious, we discuss the impact that automation is having on the way we work and what role we have to play.
AI and Health
Apr 1, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode of Future Curious, we’re talking about algorithms. They could make you live longer - but at what cost?
Future Cities
Mar 26, 2019 • 29 min
In the fourth episode of Future Curious, we discuss urban transportation. With emerging technologies like drones set to revolutionise how we work and live in the future, how do we make sure they have a positive impact?
Collective Intelligence
Mar 26, 2019 • 38 min
In the first episode of Future Curious, we look at harnessing the power of the world brain - how can Collective Intelligence be used to solve our greatest problems?
AI and Creativity
Mar 26, 2019 • 30 min
In the sixth episode of Future Curious, we ask - how can artificial intelligence help us all be more creative?
Digital Democracy
Mar 18, 2019 • 33 min
In the fifth episode of Future Curious, we’re looking at examples of digital democracy in action and ask how tech can upgrade our democracy.
Predictions
Mar 4, 2019 • 20 min
“We’re trying to be part of the future we’re predicting”
Education
Feb 25, 2019 • 32 min
In the second episode of Future Curious, we ask the question - should we give up on exams?
Future Curious Trailer
Jan 30, 2019 • 0 min
Are you curious about what our shared future holds? If so, the new Future Curious podcast from Nesta could be right up your street. We’ll be bringing you the first episode very soon, so subscribe now to hear it first.