Named after The Economist’s annual futurology magazine, The World Ahead is the original podcast series that examines what’s coming next.

Fascinating interviews with some of the world’s most innovative thinkers are paired with incisive scripting and creative sound design.

Host Tom Standage examines issues in depth, getting in front of everything from technological revolutions to political ones. He examines an assortment of speculative scenarios, what-if conjectures and provocative prophecies. Not all of them will come to pass, but thinking about possible futures can help us understand the present, and catch glimpses of the world ahead.