Rose Eveleth

National Fellow, 2022

Rose Eveleth, National Fellow, is a writer and producer who explores how humans tangle with science and technology. She’s the creator of the podcast network Flash Forward Presents and host of Flash Forward and Advice For And From The Future. In her work, she’s covered everything from fake tumbleweed farms to million-dollar baccarat heists. Her project, TESTED, is an audio documentary series that explores the past, present and future of sex testing in sports and asks big questions about the lines we draw and the lengths we’ll go to enforce them.

Selected Work

  • On the Ice: A story of 20 women who try to hike to the North Pole with no previous experience for 30 for 30 Podcasts.
  • A Queen of Sorts: An audio documentary that dives into the world of high stakes gambling, and what happens when a casino underestimates an Asian woman for 30 for 30 Podcasts.
  • It’s Time to Rethink Who’s Best Suited for Space Travel: A story for WIRED about what "the right stuff" actually is, and why disabled people might actually have advantages in space.
  • The Limits of Empathy: A report for Topic on why our quest to boil empathy down into a technological solution is not only misguided, but dangerous.
  • The Slippery Spectrum: A report on the nuanced semantics of “high” and “low” functioning autism in the Atlantic.