A podcast about work, post-work and everything in between. We discuss what the world of work might be like in the future, as well as what the world of work should be like.

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Episode 1: the work of gestation and surrogacy

Feminist author Sophie Lewis discusses themes from her recent work Full Surrogacy Now with Autonomy’s Helen Hester.

Is surrogacy a form of work, and what does it mean if it is?

Is pregnancy inherently gendered?

This is an episode best served having read Sophie’s book first. Copies can be purchased here.

Episode 2: post-work architecture 

Autonomy’s Julian Siravo talks to Helen Hester and architect Mollie Claypool about post-work architecture, public luxury and the new modes of automated construction that are starting to become available.

Why is architecture relevant to post-work and vice versa?

Is Lego more than a toy?

Why should we be talking about public luxury and not private luxury?

Episode 3: basic income [coming soon]

Autonomy’s Will Stronge talks to economist Stewart Lansley about a feasible basic income, the idea of everyone in society holding wealth in common (Citizen’s Wealth Fund) and universal basic services.

Would a basic income change much in our economic system?

Is a basic income affordable and by what means?

Are services a replacement for an income guarantee?

What is the difference between a Citizen’s Wealth Fund and an Inclusive Ownership Fund?