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Looking Back at Tomorrow

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Looking Back at Tomorrow

Looking Back at Tomorrow

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Grab your hoverboards and give your robot butlers a break! On Looking Back at Tomorrow, hosts Ryan and Zachary examine how humanity’s predictions for the future have changed over the years.

Latest Episodes

Space Settlements

Hosts Rye and Zachary track NASA’s real life attempts to create a livable environment in space. Thanks to special guests Fred Scharmen and Brett Ryan Bonowicz Check out Fred Scharmen’s New Book Space Settlements! OUT NOW Watch Brett Ryan Bonowicz’s Artist Depiction Series! —————————————— SOURCES: The High Frontier by Gerard K. O’Neill Space Settlements: A Design Study Space Colony Art From the 1970s NASA Space Colony Explanation; 70’s Style —————— LBaT Social: TWITTER @lbtomorrow Instagram @lbtomorrow FACEBOOK EMAIL: lookingbackattomorrow@whalebus.net Looking Back at Tomorrow is a WHALE BUS production Other Whale Bus Shows: A Quiet Room The Van Story Blocks MORE INFO ————— MUSIC CREDITS Theme: "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” By: Richard and Robert Sherman ”Space” from Horizons ”Sparkling GE” from Horizons Anchors Aweigh by Charles A Zimmerman “Floating Puppy” From Horizons “HoneyLune Ridge” from “Super Mario Odyssey” by Koji Kondo “...

39 MIN2019 OCT 1
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Space Settlements

The Rocketbelt Murder

Possibly the most wild Jetpack story ever told, with a little jetpack history sprinkled in. Thanks to special guests Danny Anderson and Josh Gleiser. SOURCES: ABC's Rocketbelt Coverage 01 ABC's Rocketbelt Coverage 02 LA Times Coverage The Rocketbelt Caper: A True Tale of Invention, Obsession and Murder by Paul Brown —————— LBaT Social: TWITTER @lbtomorrow Instagram @lbtomorrow FACEBOOK EMAIL: lookingbackattomorrow@whalebus.net Looking Back at Tomorrow is a WHALE BUS production Other Whale Bus Shows: NEW: A Quiet Room The Van Story Blocks MORE INFO ————— MUSIC CREDITS Theme: "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” By: Richard and Robert Sherman *THE SIMPSONS ""EYE ON SPRINGFIELD" THEME" *Icky Thump by The White Stripes *“Sly Cooper 4 Theme” by Peter McConnell *“Hedwig's Flight” from Harry Potter by John Williams *“Putanesca” and “Vibraphone” from “A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)” by Thomas Newman *Various Tracks from “Thimbleweed Park” by Steve Kirk —...

41 MIN2019 FEB 26
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The Rocketbelt Murder

Afrofuturism

Episode Notes Hosts Ryan and Zachary explore the history and meaning behind the word "Afrofuturism." WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Robert Hawkins (NYU Silver School of Social Work, And Stephen Winter and Tristan Cowen (Nightvale Presents Adventures in New America). LINK TO ADVENTURES IN NeW AMERICA: http://www.nightvalepresents.com/adventuresinnewamerica/ —————————————————————— LBaT Social: TWITTER (https://twitter.com/lbtomorrow?lang=en) INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/lbtomorrow) FACEBOOK (https://www.facebook.com/LookingBackatTomorrowPodcast/) EMAIL: lookingbackattomorrow@whalebus.net Looking Back at Tomorrow is a WHALE BUS production. Other Whale Bus Shows: NEW: A Quiet Room (https://linktr.ee/quietpod) The Van (https://www.whalebus.net/the-van) Story Blocks (https://www.whalebus.net/story-blocks) MORE INFO: whalebus.net ——————————————————————— MUSIC Credits (in order): Theme: "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” By: Richard and Rober...

28 MIN2019 JAN 13
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Afrofuturism

The Satire of Fallout

Vault Dwellers Ryan and Zachary discuss the game series Fallout and explore its specific brand of 1950's Satire. CONTENT WARNING: There is a brief discussion of mass shootings and Gun Violence. The discussion starts at 17:50 and ends around 19:00

25 MIN2018 NOV 6
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The Satire of Fallout

Monorails & PRT

Ted Linhart Twitter: @TedOnTV Be sure to view more amazing disney-related documents at www.disneydocs.net Proj 4 Public Spaces Twitter: @PPS_Placemaking Learn more at www.PPS.org

35 MIN2018 OCT 4
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Monorails & PRT

Closer Than We Think

Episode Notes For more information about the documentary "Closer Than We Think": https://www.clindar.net http://twitter.com/closerthanthink Thanks to Addison Anderson for his stirring narration! Subscribe to the new Whale Bus audio drama "The Van" premiering Sept 10th! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-van/id1434215983?mt=2

16 MIN2018 SEP 8
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Closer Than We Think

Futurama

**Episode Notes Just in time for the premiere of Disenchantment, hosts Ryan and Zachary do a deep dive into the animated cult favorite, Futurama. In the episode they discuss the show's retro-futuristic inspirations, its bad luck with cancellations, and the intergalactic basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters. **Music Credits There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow by Richard & Robert Sherman (Walt Disney Records) Futurama Main Theme by Christopher Tyng (Fox Music) “Life is a Dream” (Theme from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier) by Jerry Goldsmith (La-La Land Records) “Flip a Switch Instrumental” by Chris Ballew (Square Enix) “He Ain’t My Brother” by Chris Ballew (Square Enix)

21 MIN2018 AUG 7
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Futurama

Retrofuturism

Episode Notes After a long hiatus, Looking Back at Tomorrow is BACK! In this episode, hosts Ryan and Zachary explore origins of the term “Retrofuturism”, which leads them down a rabbit hole of fake books, internet sleuthing and obscure Australian islands. Music Credits There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow by Richard & Robert Sherman Score from 'Adventure Thru Inner Space' by Buddy Baker Searching for Screenslaver by Michael Giacchino All are the property of Walt Disney Records Competing Hummingbirds by Hans Zimmer, Jasha Klebe, and Jacob Shea and is the property of Silva Screen Records Sonik Re-entry by Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan and is the property of Basta Audio Visuals Follow us! Twitter: @LBTomorrow) Facebook Instagram

19 MIN2018 JUL 6
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Retrofuturism

We Have a New Home!

Episode Notes It has certainly been a while! But Looking Back is...well...back. Subscribe to the new Whale Bus show, Story Blocks wherever you get your podcast from!

2 MIN2018 JUN 26
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We Have a New Home!

Time Capsules Part 2

We built a time capsule! Ryan and Zachary look to the famous voyager probes for inspiration in designing a window to the future of their own.

15 MIN2018 JAN 30
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Time Capsules Part 2

Latest Episodes

Space Settlements

Hosts Rye and Zachary track NASA’s real life attempts to create a livable environment in space. Thanks to special guests Fred Scharmen and Brett Ryan Bonowicz Check out Fred Scharmen’s New Book Space Settlements! OUT NOW Watch Brett Ryan Bonowicz’s Artist Depiction Series! —————————————— SOURCES: The High Frontier by Gerard K. O’Neill Space Settlements: A Design Study Space Colony Art From the 1970s NASA Space Colony Explanation; 70’s Style —————— LBaT Social: TWITTER @lbtomorrow Instagram @lbtomorrow FACEBOOK EMAIL: lookingbackattomorrow@whalebus.net Looking Back at Tomorrow is a WHALE BUS production Other Whale Bus Shows: A Quiet Room The Van Story Blocks MORE INFO ————— MUSIC CREDITS Theme: "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” By: Richard and Robert Sherman ”Space” from Horizons ”Sparkling GE” from Horizons Anchors Aweigh by Charles A Zimmerman “Floating Puppy” From Horizons “HoneyLune Ridge” from “Super Mario Odyssey” by Koji Kondo “...

39 MIN2019 OCT 1
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Space Settlements

The Rocketbelt Murder

Possibly the most wild Jetpack story ever told, with a little jetpack history sprinkled in. Thanks to special guests Danny Anderson and Josh Gleiser. SOURCES: ABC's Rocketbelt Coverage 01 ABC's Rocketbelt Coverage 02 LA Times Coverage The Rocketbelt Caper: A True Tale of Invention, Obsession and Murder by Paul Brown —————— LBaT Social: TWITTER @lbtomorrow Instagram @lbtomorrow FACEBOOK EMAIL: lookingbackattomorrow@whalebus.net Looking Back at Tomorrow is a WHALE BUS production Other Whale Bus Shows: NEW: A Quiet Room The Van Story Blocks MORE INFO ————— MUSIC CREDITS Theme: "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” By: Richard and Robert Sherman *THE SIMPSONS ""EYE ON SPRINGFIELD" THEME" *Icky Thump by The White Stripes *“Sly Cooper 4 Theme” by Peter McConnell *“Hedwig's Flight” from Harry Potter by John Williams *“Putanesca” and “Vibraphone” from “A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)” by Thomas Newman *Various Tracks from “Thimbleweed Park” by Steve Kirk —...

41 MIN2019 FEB 26
Comments
The Rocketbelt Murder

Afrofuturism

Episode Notes Hosts Ryan and Zachary explore the history and meaning behind the word "Afrofuturism." WITH SPECIAL GUESTS Robert Hawkins (NYU Silver School of Social Work, And Stephen Winter and Tristan Cowen (Nightvale Presents Adventures in New America). LINK TO ADVENTURES IN NeW AMERICA: http://www.nightvalepresents.com/adventuresinnewamerica/ —————————————————————— LBaT Social: TWITTER (https://twitter.com/lbtomorrow?lang=en) INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/lbtomorrow) FACEBOOK (https://www.facebook.com/LookingBackatTomorrowPodcast/) EMAIL: lookingbackattomorrow@whalebus.net Looking Back at Tomorrow is a WHALE BUS production. Other Whale Bus Shows: NEW: A Quiet Room (https://linktr.ee/quietpod) The Van (https://www.whalebus.net/the-van) Story Blocks (https://www.whalebus.net/story-blocks) MORE INFO: whalebus.net ——————————————————————— MUSIC Credits (in order): Theme: "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” By: Richard and Rober...

28 MIN2019 JAN 13
Comments
Afrofuturism

The Satire of Fallout

Vault Dwellers Ryan and Zachary discuss the game series Fallout and explore its specific brand of 1950's Satire. CONTENT WARNING: There is a brief discussion of mass shootings and Gun Violence. The discussion starts at 17:50 and ends around 19:00

25 MIN2018 NOV 6
Comments
The Satire of Fallout

Monorails & PRT

Ted Linhart Twitter: @TedOnTV Be sure to view more amazing disney-related documents at www.disneydocs.net Proj 4 Public Spaces Twitter: @PPS_Placemaking Learn more at www.PPS.org

35 MIN2018 OCT 4
Comments
Monorails & PRT

Closer Than We Think

Episode Notes For more information about the documentary "Closer Than We Think": https://www.clindar.net http://twitter.com/closerthanthink Thanks to Addison Anderson for his stirring narration! Subscribe to the new Whale Bus audio drama "The Van" premiering Sept 10th! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-van/id1434215983?mt=2

16 MIN2018 SEP 8
Comments
Closer Than We Think

Futurama

**Episode Notes Just in time for the premiere of Disenchantment, hosts Ryan and Zachary do a deep dive into the animated cult favorite, Futurama. In the episode they discuss the show's retro-futuristic inspirations, its bad luck with cancellations, and the intergalactic basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters. **Music Credits There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow by Richard & Robert Sherman (Walt Disney Records) Futurama Main Theme by Christopher Tyng (Fox Music) “Life is a Dream” (Theme from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier) by Jerry Goldsmith (La-La Land Records) “Flip a Switch Instrumental” by Chris Ballew (Square Enix) “He Ain’t My Brother” by Chris Ballew (Square Enix)

21 MIN2018 AUG 7
Comments
Futurama

Retrofuturism

Episode Notes After a long hiatus, Looking Back at Tomorrow is BACK! In this episode, hosts Ryan and Zachary explore origins of the term “Retrofuturism”, which leads them down a rabbit hole of fake books, internet sleuthing and obscure Australian islands. Music Credits There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow by Richard & Robert Sherman Score from 'Adventure Thru Inner Space' by Buddy Baker Searching for Screenslaver by Michael Giacchino All are the property of Walt Disney Records Competing Hummingbirds by Hans Zimmer, Jasha Klebe, and Jacob Shea and is the property of Silva Screen Records Sonik Re-entry by Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan and is the property of Basta Audio Visuals Follow us! Twitter: @LBTomorrow) Facebook Instagram

19 MIN2018 JUL 6
Comments
Retrofuturism

We Have a New Home!

Episode Notes It has certainly been a while! But Looking Back is...well...back. Subscribe to the new Whale Bus show, Story Blocks wherever you get your podcast from!

2 MIN2018 JUN 26
Comments
We Have a New Home!

Time Capsules Part 2

We built a time capsule! Ryan and Zachary look to the famous voyager probes for inspiration in designing a window to the future of their own.

15 MIN2018 JAN 30
Comments
Time Capsules Part 2
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