de Sam Greenspan

True stories about collisions with technology, told within the frame of a sci-fi radio serial. Created by Sam Greenspan and starring Carmen Berkeley.


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por Sam Greenspan

An autopsy on a dead link, and the anthropology of trying to find transgender health care at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. Elsewhere: Icarus and Cass get receive a call to adventure.

Cycle 1 Finale. 

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A law that was supposed to stop sex trafficking is making life more dangerous for the people it’s supposed to protect. It’s also collapsing the entire internet.


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After deadly fire at an Oakland arts space called The Ghost Ship, cities across America responded by cracking down on unofficial live-work spaces. Alt-right internet trolls took notice, and launched a culture war, pitting local governments about the people they are tasked with keeping safe. 

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In 2018, Elaine Herzberg became the first pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving car. But who is to blame? We prosecute the person who was behind the wheel at our own peril. 

(Note: this is an updated version of the Bellwether pilot, originally released in 2019)

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por Sam Greenspan

BELLWETHER is a podcast of speculative journalism: true stories of the world as it is, presented through the lens of what it might become.

Host Sam Greenspan presents original reporting about collisions with technology—and all framed within a sci-fi radio serial, set in a future where the internet has disappeared, and humans are learning how to live alongside sentient A.I.

This extended trailer is your skeleton key for understanding the forthcoming show.

Coming September 27.

BELLWETHER Visual Trailer :: Coming 9.27.21

por Sam Greenspan

Coming September 27, 2021:

BELLWETHER, a new podcast of speculative journalism
From award-winning radiomaker Sam Greenspan

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Directed by Sam Greenspan
Cinematography by Jacki Huntington
Assistant Director: Rebecca Rufer
Featuring Cierra Crowley and Sam Greenspan
Choreography by Tess Hewlett
Set design by Jacqui Vaca and Nat Souza
Wardrobe by Jacqui Vaca
Produced by Rebecca Rufer
Edited by Tova Goodman

Filmed at DC Dance LA, in Culver City, California

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por Sam Greenspan

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por Sam Greenspan

For the first time in human history, a self-driving car killed a pedestrian. But who’s really at fault? If the person behind the wheel takes the fall, suddenly we are living in a world where one can go to jail for the crimes of an AI.

This non-fiction story is told within the frame of a sci-fi radio serial, in which we meet Cass and Icarus, who discover this reportage in the future. 

This is episode 01 of BELLWETHER, a podcast of speculative journalism from Sam Greenspan.

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por Sam Greenspan

A podcast of speculative journalism—stories of the world as it is through the lens of what it might become. From Sam Greenspan.

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