The Future And You    


A weekly podcast that explores

(through interviews, panel discussions, and commentary)

all the ways the future will be different from today.



Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb

Author, Magazine Writer, Columnist, Ghostwriter, Futurist, and Award-Winning Podcaster


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About The Show:


The Future And You is a weekly podcast which explores (through interviews, panel discussions, and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today.


Since 2005, Stephen Euin Cobb has produced nearly 400 episodes of The Future And You; interviewed over 350 people; and spoken to over 150 audiences at over 30 conventions across the country. 


The nine year anniversary episode was Dec 17, 2014 and featured an interview with the “World’s First Robotic Psychiatrist,” Joanne Pransky.


All past episodes remain available for your listening enjoyment.



Topics discussed have included:



Nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, human enhancement and augmentation, nootropics (brain enhancing chemicals), molecular manufacturing, genetic engineering of humans and other biotechnology, computers wired directly into the human brain, exoplanets, cryonics, global warming and the current interglacial period, 3-D printing, robotics, bootlegging of movies, controlled fusion, faster-than-light travel, wormholes and black holes, cloning and stem cell research, futurism and futurology, social marketing (the engineering of specific attitude changes within a population), transhumanism, extropianism, and the technologies of extending human health indefinitely.



Stephen's interviews won him an Award



The 2006 Parsec Award for "Best News Podcast" was given to Stephen Euin Cobb on the evening of September 2, 2006 at the first annual Parsec Award ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia for his weekly interview-based podcast The Future And You.

In his acceptance speech, Stephen thanked the three podcasters who had encouraged him to create a podcast when he knew little about how podcasting was done: Mur Lafferty, Tee Morris, and Rich Sigfrit. Stephen also thanked his photographer and assistant, Peggy Gregory, for helping him throughout his many promotional travels to conventions, book signings, and TV appearances.



The Show’s Blog Page

(Listen to the latest episodes and read the show notes)


Stephen’s Website

(Learn about Stephen’s books, magazine articles, and other passions)




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Photos of Stephen interviewing celebrities

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Photos of Stephen interviewing authors

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The Show’s Blog Page

(Listen to the latest episodes and read the show notes)


Stephen’s Website

(Learn about Stephen’s books, magazine articles, and other passions)



Once again, remember, all past episodes remain available for your listening enjoyment. While the show’s blog page defaults to displaying the most recent episodes, you can use the blog’s search tool to find past episodes based on a specific topic or guest’s name.





“Thought provoking and edgy”

Jo Leutton

612 ABC Brisbane



“…credible guests, covers a wide range of topics.”


The Orange County Register



“…broaden and challenge your view of tomorrow...

It’s currently the podcast I most look forward to getting.”

Trends and Issues in Extension

Ohio State University

Past Guests:

A partial list of the more than 350 people Stephen has interviewed on his show.





Senator John McCain (2008 presidential candidate)

David H. Lawrence XVII (actor on the TV show Heroes)

Lisa Loring (actress who played "Wednesday" on the 1960s TV series The Addams Family)

Erin Gray (played Kate Summers in the sitcom Silver Spoons and Col. Wilma Deering in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century)

Kandyse McClure (actress: 4 years on Battlestar Galactica; Dr. Clementine Chasseur in Hemlock Grove)

Jason Carter (actor on Babylon 5; did guest spots on 3rd Rock from the Sun, Angel, and Charmed)

Gregory French (actor from the TV show The Walking Dead)

Betsy Palmer (actress who played Mrs. Voorhees in the 1980 horror film Friday the 13th)

Addy Miller (actress in Secret Life of Bees, and played "Little Girl Zombie" on The Walking Dead)

Jordan Marder (actor from American History X, L.A. Confidential, The Drew Carey Show, JAG, The Equalizer and The X-Files)

Michael Berryman (actor appearing in 37 films and 15 TV shows; star of Wes Craven's original version of The Hills Have Eyes)

Ken Weatherwax (actor who played "Pugsley" on the 1960s TV series The Addams Family)

Bodie Olmos (actor on Battlestar Galactica--son of Edward James Olmos and grandson of Howard Keel)

Gary Jones (actor on the TV shows Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis)

Robin Curtis (Actress who played Lt. Saavik in the movies: Star Trek III and Star Trek IV)

Lydia Cornell (TV actress who played Ted Knight's daughter, Sara Rush, on the sitcom Too Close for Comfort)

Grant Baciocco (comedian, comedy writer and co-creator of The Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd)

Shannon Presley (on-air radio personality at WBVR "The Beaver" in Kentucky)

Kelly Lockhart (former radio DJ in Key Largo, Atlanta and Chattanooga; and award-winning writer)

Hattie Hayridge (actress and stand-up comedian best known from the British science fiction TV series Red Dwarf)

Jerry Rector (TV actor from Star Trek, NYPD Blue and Sliders)






Larry Niven (SF author)

Vernor Vinge, Dr. (award winning author, early pioneer of the Singularity, mathematician)

Frederik Pohl (award-winning author, editor, anthologist. Wrote Gateway)

Ben Bova, Dr. (award winning author, and former editor of OMNI Magazine)

Joe Haldeman (SF author and professor)

Kevin J. Anderson (SF author)

Jerry Pournelle, Dr. (SF author, editor, computer columnist, political advisor)

Greg Bear (SF author)

David Brin (SF author and scientist)

Kim Stanley Robinson (SF author)

Catherine Asaro, Dr. (SF&F author, physicist, and former ballerina)

Robert J. Sawyer (Canadian Hard SF author)

Brandon Sanderson (bestselling author)

Mike Resnick (SF&F author, anthologist and editor)

Alan Dean Foster (SF&F author and world traveler)

Timothy Zahn (Hugo Award winning author)

Spider Robinson (SF author and musician)

Harry Turtledove, Dr. (award winning author, holds a Ph.D. from UCLA in Byzantine history)

Todd McCaffrey (bestselling author)

Jack McDevitt (SF author)

David B. Coe (Fantasy author and environmentalist)

Nancy Kress (award winning author of hard SF novels: she’s won 4 Nebulas & 2 Hugos)

David Drake (SF&F author)

Elizabeth Bear (SF&F author)

Jeanne Robinson (dancer, choreographer, dance instructor and SF author)

John Ringo (New York Times bestselling novelist with over two million books in print)

Eric Flint (SF&F author, anthologist and editor)

Sarah A. Hoyt (SF&F author)

L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (SF&F author)

Katherine Kurtz (fantasy author)

Bill Fawcett (book packager, editor, anthologist)

C.J. Henderson (award-winning author of SF&F and horror novels, comics, and children's books )

Walter Jon Williams (SF&F author)

Robert Buettner (SF author)

Charles E. Gannon, Dr. (bestselling author)

Marjorie M. Liu (bestselling SF&F author and former lawyer)

John Jackson Miller (bestselling author of Star Wars novels, also writes for Dark Horse Comics)

Michael A. Stackpole (award-winning author)

Jay Lake (SF&F author, anthologist and editor)

Dave Freer (author and ichthyologist living in South Africa; he scuba dives daily in his work)

M. M. Buckner (award-winning SF author)

Patrick Quinlan (bestselling author of seven novels, including Sexbot)

Hamlet Au (Wagner James Au; journalist & author of The Making of Second Life from HarperCollins)

James Maxey (author of the Dragon Age fantasy series and Nobody Gets the Girl)

Stephen L. Antczak (SF author, screen writer, comics writer, filmmaker and theatrical producer)

Paul Levinson (author, professor and media commentator)

Davey Beauchamp (Librarian, author, editor, anthologist, and voice actor)

Michael A. Ventrella (author, and co-founder of Animato Magazine and of the LARP NERO)

Rhonda Leigh Jones (author of a series of erotic romance vampire novels with numerous BDSM scenes)



Business Executives & Professionals



Timothy C. Mack (president of the World Future Society)

Marshall Brain (author, futurist, founder of

Dr. Peter Norvig (AI scientist, textbook author, and Director of Research at Google)

Dr. Ben Goertzel (AI scientist, author, futurist, CEO of Novamente, and Director of Research of the Singularity Institute for AI)

Noel Patton (founder of T.A. Sciences, and life-extensionist)

John R. Douglas (editor at—a division of the SyFy Channel)

Dr. Young-sook Park 박영숙 (South Korean diplomat, chair of the UN's Millennium Project in South Korea, and President of the South Korean Foster Care Association)

Hank Pellissier (writer, editor, speaker, convention producer, futurist and transhumanist)

Randal L. Schwartz (Programmer, consultant and IT activist; author of many programming books and articles)

David Orban (futurist, speaker, writer and business executive)

Ramez Naam (author, futurist and IT professional)

Zoltan Istvan (journalist, entrepreneur, futurist, transhumanist)

Natasha Vita-More (life extension & transhumanism pioneer, designer, spokesperson, writer and activist)

Dr. Giulio Prisco (futurist, scientist, corporate consultant and former Executive Director of the World Transhumanist Association)

Rudi Hoffman (the world’s foremost cryonics insurance provider, certified financial planner, cryonics advocate)

Ari Kiirikki (Vice President of Knome Inc.-- the world's leading provider of personal DNA sequencing)

Julie Grimaldi (president of Police Futurists International)

Stefano Vaj (author, futurist, transhumanism activist, and lawyer based in Milan, Italy)

Brian Wang (futurist, writer and speaker)

John Buckman (CEO of the recording label Magnatune)

Michael Vassar (writer, speaker and activist for transhumanism and life extension)

Philippe Van Nedervelde (Lifeboat Foundation spokesperson; Executive Director for the Foresight Nanotech Institute in Europe)

Michael Anissimov (futurist, transhumanism activist, and boardmember of the World Transhumanist Association)

George Dvorsky (outspoken activist for futurism and transhumanism, and executive editor of

Mike Treder (executive director of CRN: The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology)

Claudia Suzanne (professional ghostwriter, teaches ghostwriting at California State University)

Janet & Chris Morris (team of military consultants for DOD and other US government agencies)

Gennady Stolyarov II (actuary, essayist, author, activist for life-extension and transhumanism)

Sophrosyne Stenvaag (Digital Person in SL; host of “Sophrosyne's Saturday Salon” discussion series)

Peter Nygard (internationally famous fashion designer)

Thomas Gideon (AKA: cmdln) (digital media rights activist and host of The Command Line podcast)

David Pascal (marketing consultant specializing in social marketing)

Keith Comito (mathematician, programmer and founder of OmegaSoft—games and apps for the iPhone)

Robert Hooker (IT professional and consultant)

Wendy S. Delmater (safety engineer, editor, author, disaster preparedness activist, a “prepper”)

Michael Z. Williamson (author, writer, editor at SurvivalBlog; consults on military, weapons & disaster prep.)

Evo Terra (author, speaker, digital business strategist and co-author of Podcasting for Dummies)

Paul Fischer (IT professional)

Ricki Dean (School Nutrition Manager of Columbia County Georgia USA)

Lionel Vogt (transhumanist and futurist, best known for his TV appearances with his battling robots)



Scientists & Academics



Dr. Travis S. Taylor (scientist, author and star of National Geographic Channel's Rocket City Rednecks)

Dr. Nick Bostrom (Oxford professor, author, philosopher, and co-founder of the World Transhumanist Association)

Les Johnson (author, lecturer and NASA executive)

Dr. Anders Sandberg (computational neuroscientist, futurist, transhumanist and author)

Andrew Hessel (biologist, author, and co-founder of the Pink Army Cooperative)

Joanne Pransky (World's First Robotic Psychiatrist, Judge on Battlebots TV show)

Extropia DaSilva (speaker, essayist, magazine writer, and Digital Person)

Eliezer Yudkowsky (co-founder and research fellow of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence)

David Orban (futurist, speaker, writer, and business executive)

David Pascal (marketing consultant specializing in social marketing)

Dr. James J. Hughes (author, professor and transhumanist)

José Cordeiro (author, researcher, professor, futurist, consultant and world traveler)

Eric Lerner (President and Chief Scientist of Lawrenceville Plasma Physics)

Dr. Adrian Bowyer (professor of engineering and inventor of the RepRap machine, a 3D printer)

Chris Phoenix (author, scientist, co-founder and Director of Research for Center for Responsible Nanotechnology)

Dr. David Pearce (author, professor, activist, philosopher and co-founder of the World Transhumanist Association)

Dr. Aubrey de Grey (medical gerontologist working to promote medical longevity)

Dr. Gregory L. Matloff (astronomer, professor, and author of popular books on astronomy)

Dr. Diane Mucci (professor of biotechnology; Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology)

Stephanie Osborn (author and former NASA payload flight controller)

Jim Craig (director of James H. Lynn Planetarium; activist for science, critical thinking, and free thought)

Cy Chase (a doctoral candidate in evolutionary biology at Vanderbilt University)

Dr. Bob Boan (scientist working with NASA and DOD, author)

Nathan P. Butler (author and professional educator)

Dr. Grover Swartslander (physicist and professor)






Richard H. Green (artist for Walt Disney Studios: Who Framed Roger Rabbit & Beauty and the Beast)

Cheralyn Lambeth (Muppet creator and costumer from Jim Henson Productions)

David Mattingly (award-winning painter, illustrator and book cover artist)

Scott Stewart (artist: comics, children’s books, coloring book tie-ins Spiderman, Superman and The X-men)

Steve Bennett (artist of manga, anime and webcomics)

S.L. Gallant (artist; comic book tie-ins for movie Madagascar; cartoon ads Cool Aid Man & Cheesaurus Rex)

C Bangs (professional artist and author)

Kurt Miller (book cover artist)

Sam Flegal (artist)

David Cherry (book cover artist)

The Beilazyc Brothers (Mike and Paul) (artists, costumers and entrepreneurs)



Editors & Agents



Ginjer Buchanan (Senior Executive Editor and Marketing Director of Ace and ROC Books)

Toni Weisskopf (head of Baen Books)

Hildy Silverman (publisher of Space and Time Magazine, and contributing editor of Achieving Families Magazine)

Edmund R. Schubert (SF&F author and Editor of Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show)

Jim Minz (Editor-in-Chief at Baen)

Lucienne Diver (New York literary agent)

Peter Stampfel (submissions editor at DAW Books and musician)

Alethea Kontis (SF&H writer, and fantasy editor for Solaris Books and former buyer for Ingram)

R.U. Sirius (editor-in-chief of H+ Magazine, writer, talk show host, and cyberculture icon)

Tom Atwood (editor-in-chief of Robot Magazine)

Mike Pederson (editor-in-chief of Nth Degree Magazine and founder of RavenCon)

Grey Reinhart (submissions editor at Baen Books)

Paula Goodlett (managing editor of Jim Baen's Universe Magazine)

Tony V. Baughman (newspaper reporter for The Aiken Standard)

Elysia Ashbourne (Editor-in-Chief of Grim Couture Magazine, inside Second Life)

Walt Boyes (marketing director of Jim Baen's Universe Magazine)

Bruce Gehweiler (publisher at Marietta Publishing)





Copyright 2014 by Stephen Euin Cobb