05 – Cathy Runciman

Join top selling author and futurist, Mark Stevenson and leading sustainability expert, Ed Gillespie as they ask better questions to help us all imagine and build a better future. It’s not about keeping calm and carrying on, no, it’s about getting excited and doing things.

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Show Notes

In this special “strong and stable” election show, Mark and Ed interview the magnificent co-founder of the Atlas of the Future and former Managing Director of Time Out International, Cathy Runciman. The Futurenauts now form part of the Atlas of the Future, which aims to democratise the future and raise the profiles of the people and projects working to create a better world. Hurrah!

Mark and Ed also explore some ideas for how to transform and get the UK future ready that are not being discussed in the election campaigns of any of the major parties and we draw this first series of the Futurenauts to a close. But fear not! We will be back in the near future with Series 2 and even more pragmatic optimism for the future!

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04 – Dr Tim Fox

Join top selling author and futurist, Mark Stevenson and leading sustainability expert, Ed Gillespie as they ask better questions to help us all imagine and build a better future. It’s not about keeping calm and carrying on, no, it’s about getting excited and doing things.

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Show Notes

In this podcast, Mark and Ed interview Dr Tim Fox, former Head of Energy and Environment at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and International Ambassador for Dearman, and discuss liquid air, cold chain technology and food waste, alongside examining the successes and failures of crowdfunding and hackathons in the ever popular, Pointless Futures.

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03 – Juliet Davenport – CEO, Good Energy

Join top selling author and futurist, Mark Stevenson and leading sustainability expert, Ed Gillespie as they ask better questions to help us all imagine and build a better future. It’s not about keeping calm and carrying on, no, it’s about getting excited and doing things.

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Show Notes

In this podcast, Mark and Ed interview the amazing Juliet Davenport, CEO of leading renewable and ethical energy provider, Good Energy, and also discuss bringing back the Great British pub, the end of Black Sabbath and bust the myths surrounding wind power.

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02 – The Trumpalypse | Pointless Futures | The Future of Work

Join top selling author and futurist, Mark Stevenson and leading sustainability expert, Ed Gillespie as they ask better questions to help us all imagine and build a better future. It’s not about keeping calm and carrying on, no, it’s about getting excited and doing things.

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Show Notes

In this podcast, Mark and Ed discuss the oncoming Trumpalypse (and some etymology for good measure), the Futurenauts office, populism and the last cry of the Petrostates, the smorgasbord of pointless futures at the Consumer Electronics Show in LA and the future of work (which may or may not involve dancing).

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The Oxford Martin Institute at Oxford – Study on the Future of Employment

Mark is talking at:

Finally, Mark and Ed will be bringing a Futurenauts show to Hay-on-Wye literature festival later this year.

01 – Pilot

Join top selling author and futurist, Mark Stevenson and leading sustainability expert, Ed Gillespie as they ask better questions to help us all imagine and build a better future. It’s not about keeping calm and carrying on, no, it’s about getting excited and doing things.

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Show Notes

Significant Quotes

  • Albert Einstein – “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” [00:48]
  • Martin Luther King – “I’ve been to the mountain top” [05:20]
  • Ayn Rand – “We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality” [06:49]
  • Philip K Dick – “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away” [07:10] and [12:01]
  • Franklin D Roosevelt – “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” [07:43]
  • William Gibson – “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed” [13:05]
  • Patrick McCray – “The future is politically contested terrain” [13:47]

Links Mentioned

We Do Things Differently – Stories from the Frontline of the Future –