Brook Sayen

How the Romans’ Favorite Food Went Extinct

As a species, humans are alarmingly adroit at wiping out floras and faunas who sit lower on the food chain. This is not a new phenomenon. We famously ate all the wooly mammoths, giant sloths, and giant flightless birds wherever we found them. More recently, our diets and the invasive species we brought with us…

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Combating Extreme Poverty During COVID-19

We usually stick to a strict schedule of releasing episodes on Friday, but this week COVID-19 disrupted even that. For the last month, pervasive coverage of the virus has superseded almost all else. Despite the non-stop rigmarole, often overlooked groups of Americans—who currently bear the brunt of the disease—are still ignored. The virus disproportionately impacts…

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Why the Census is Important

This week we’re taking a break from our climate change content in our blogs—but we still have an excellent episode for you to listen to! You can check out our interview with nuclear power advocate and Professor Joshua Goldstein right here: This week, we’re talking about one of the critical parts of our democracy: the…

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Why Do We Still Use Coal?

As we heard from Jojo Mehta, the co-founder of Stop Ecocide, companies aren’t going to magically change their ways to save the world unless we literally force them to do it. Check out her interview with Mila here: Last week, we heard from Leah Stokes, who broke down how companies and utilities in the energy…

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The Environmental Impact of COVID-19

Welcome to the Future Hindsight blog, lockdown edition! First and foremost, we hope this post finds you, your family, loved ones, and friends in good health and good spirits. Secondly, we hope this post finds you INSIDE. Seriously, unless you work at a healthcare facility, pharmacy, or grocery store, please just hunker down. Since no…

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Mila’s Podcast Magazine Feature

Earlier this month, our host and executive producer Mila Atmos sat down with Lisbeth A. Tanz of Podcast Magazine for a look inside her journey as a podcaster and the ideals that inspire Future Hindsight. For us at Future Hindsight, podcasting is very much a form of civic engagement, and Mila strongly believes that inspiring others to act is…

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What’s the #1 Guarantee of a Good Education?

During our recent conversation with Daniel Markovits about rampant inequality in America, we were struck by how much education either makes or breaks your future. Because more affluent Americans get access to better education, they’re more likely to go to good colleges, get good jobs, and remain wealthy. Listen to our conversation with Daniel here:…

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The Impact of Conservative Courts

During our conversation with law professor Robert L. Tsai, we discussed how courts and the judges that sit on them can greatly help or greatly hurt the causes pushing for equality in America. Listen to our interview with him here! One of the most important (and worrying) developments concerning the courts in recent years has…

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