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Future Perfect
Future Perfect
Vox

Future Perfect explores provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. We tackle big questions about the most effective ways... more

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Episodes

Sucking the carbon out of the sky

Most of our efforts to fight climate change, from electric cars to wind turbines, are about pumping fewer greenhouse gases... more

28 Apr 2021 · 43 minutes
Should I still have kids if I’m worried about climate change?

Climate scientist Kimberly Nicholas co-led a study that showed the single most effective thing an individual can do to decrease... more

21 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Engineering our way out of the climate crisis

In an ideal world, cutting carbon emissions would be enough to stop global warming. But after dithering for decades, the... more

14 Apr 2021 · 35 minutes
Unexplainable

Unexplainable is a new podcast from Vox about everything we don’t know. Each week, the team looks at the most... more

16 Mar 2021 · 28 minutes
Rethinking meat

How can we convince people to change their relationship with meat? Melanie Joy has been grappling with this question for a... more

04 Nov 2020 · 21 minutes
Can we raise better beef?

Beef cattle take a huge toll on the environment. In Brazil, a huge chunk of greenhouse gas emissions comes from... more

28 Oct 2020 · 24 minutes
How to prevent a factory farmed pandemic

What if the next pandemic comes, not from wet markets overseas, but from our own factory farms? Martha Nelson, who... more

21 Oct 2020 · 24 minutes
These bacteria wear chicken shoes

Right now, we can fight off a wide range of bacterial infections using antibiotics. But those antibiotics are becoming increasingly... more

14 Oct 2020 · 23 minutes
Life on the fast line

Workers in meatpacking plants already process our pigs and beef and chickens extremely fast, but recently, there’s been a push... more

07 Oct 2020 · 25 minutes
Chicken Big

In 1992, Craig Watts got into growing chickens for Perdue Farms because he was told he could turn a good... more

30 Sep 2020 · 28 minutes
Future Perfect
Sucking the carbon out of the sky
Future Perfect