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How To Be Optimistic About The Future


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Joe Tankersley. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Amid political turmoil, environmental challenges and eroding trust in democratic institutions… the future can look pretty bleak.

Joe Tankersley says it could be a lot brighter than people imagine, and he’s on a mission to persuade people to change the way they think about the future.

Tankersley’s a futurist, and the author of Reimagining Our Tomorrows: Making Sure Your Future Doesn’t SuckHe joins 90.7’s Matthew Peddie for a conversation about what futurists do, and about finding a middle ground between dystopia and utopia in the vision for the future.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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