Future Perfect

Future Perfect explores provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. We tackle big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, fight global warming, and end world poverty to create a more perfect future.In season 3, we explore how the meat we eat affects us all. In eight episodes, Vox's Dylan Matthews and Sigal Samuel examine how the way we eat is shaping animal lives, human lives, and the future of our planet. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. 

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1
Sucking the carbon out of the sky
Scientist and journalist Akshat Rathi explains the promise, and pitfalls, of carbon capture technology.
42 min
2
Should I still have kids if I’m worried about c...
Climate scientist Kimberly Nicholas on the question of having children despite the fears of climate change.
61 min
3
Engineering our way out of the climate crisis
Climate advocate Kelly Wanser explains the potential, and pitfalls, of “solar climate intervention.”
34 min
4
Unexplainable
A new podcast from Vox about everything we don’t know.
27 min
5
Rethinking meat
How meat alternatives could help us move away from meat eating
20 min
6
Can we raise better beef?
A Brazilian man fights for greener pastures in his hometown
22 min
7
How to prevent a factory farmed pandemic
Flying pigs, swineways, and how our meat supply chain is set up to create novel virus strains
22 min
8
These bacteria wear chicken shoes
Factory Farms and the future of our antibiotics
21 min
9
Life on the fast line
Our meatpacking plants run very, very quickly.
23 min
10
Chicken Big
Why Craig Watts no longer raises thousands of chickens
27 min
11
The paradox on our plates
Why are dogs pets and pigs food?
23 min
12
Pig poop lagoon
Some people who live near factory farms also live with a terrible smell
27 min
13
Season 3: The beef with meat
How the meat we eat affects us all
2 min
14
What the housing crisis means for the climate
How fixing housing could help the climate
57 min
15
What MLK and Malcolm X would do today
Revisiting the revolutionary lives of MLK and Malcolm X
71 min
16
The benefits of contemplating death
Here’s how to meditate on your own mortality
56 min
17
A nun on the radical possibilities of Christianity
Why suffering is a path to a deeper love
66 min
18
Why Cornel West is hopeful (but not optimistic)
How Black liberation theology, existentialism, and other philosophies can help us through these times
60 min
19
What Camus’s "The Plague" can teach us about th...
Solidarity and revolt in Camus's absurdist philosophy
61 min
20
Muslim mystics on the power of pain
What would Rumi do in a pandemic?
56 min
21
A rabbi explains how to make sense of suffering
Why God can't solve our suffering problem
52 min
22
On Buddhism and Blackness
When Buddhist mindfulness meets Black activism
64 min
23
Introducing Future Perfect: The Way Through
Future Perfect: The Way Through is hosted by Sigal Samuel and Sean Illing.
1 min
24
The money in the moon
28 min
25
Your PTA vs. equality
24 min
26
Move fast and break schools
26 min
27
Who's afraid of killer robots?
28 min
28
Donors from beyond the grave
29 min
29
Sim City, Wisconsin
18 min
30
A foundation-funded atrocity
29 min
31
He bought the law
31 min
32
Gilded Rage
To put our new age of extreme inequality in perspective, we look back at Andrew Carnegie, who gave America a huge number of libraries so they’d forgive him for his brutal steel mills. We ask: Is the same thing happening in 2019?
22 min
33
Season 2: Philanthropy vs. Democracy
1 min
34
How to pick a career that counts
18 min
35
How to save a species (if you really want to)
20 min
36
How to be a better carnivore
22 min
37
How to rethink America's borders
21 min
38
How to cool the planet with a fake volcano
20 min
39
How our drinking water could help prevent suicide
18 min
40
How to make prisons more humane
Karianne Jackson was working for the North Dakota prison system in 2015 when a trip to Norway changed her life.
22 min
41
How to save a stranger's life
20 min
42
Introducing Future Perfect
1 min