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By Changeist
Underfutures is a podcast from Changeist created to dive into trends, dynamics and emerging scenarios that we think are interesting, underplayed, and under-examined in contemporary discussions about futures. We’ll call them underfutures because we like new words. Talk back to us here, or @underfutures on Twitter.
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Ep 6: Interdimensional Cat
Scott Smith and Madeline Ashby recap the missing months since the last episode of Underfutures, discuss two live shows at me Convention; Scott interviews urbanist Anthony Townsend, author of the upcoming GHOST ROAD on the future of mobility. Links and notes:
November 04, 2019
Ep 5: Unfinished Creatures
For Episode 5 we went to AI for Good in Geneva (Madeline) and CogX in London (Scott) to get a sense of what’s happening in the AI landscape from a critical point of view. Liner notes:
June 18, 2019
Ep 4: Ghost Smart Cities
Episode 4 is a special collaboration with the @comotion podcast from LA Comotion. In this episode, Scott Smith talks with Comotion host, futurist and urbanist Greg Lindsay about smart cities, technology, mobility and energy transition, live from Masdar City in the UAE. Liner notes:  
May 11, 2019
Ep 3: Humans in the Room
We’re back with Episode 3 of Underfutures, this time talking about the changing nature of working, time, place and how people fit into these. Fresh off a multicountry collaboration. Madeline and I are joined by John Willshire of Smithery and Artefact Cards to talk about these themes, and pay homage to the patron saint of nomadic co-workers, Jason Bourne. Liner notes at
April 11, 2019
Ep 2: Coming Attractions
In time for awards season, the Changeist team is joined by writer Joanne McNeil to talk about the future now in films and tv.  Liner notes:
February 01, 2019
Ep 1: Platform Citizenship
Our pilot episode, where we discuss the future of nationalism-as-meme, platform citizenship, cross-border algorithm-drain, and more. Notes:
January 03, 2019
Underfutures Trailer
A preview of things to come, from the Changeist team.
December 07, 2018