The Sound of Tomorrow

Rochester, NY's Sound of Tomorrow is the most fun you can have in orbit. Join Heather, Ross, and all of their radio friends for a journey into the future of comedy, current events, music, movies, comics, and other stuff we love.

Past Episodes

  • Episode 187: Woody Battaglia! Aired: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    We've got a terrific guest on today's new Sound of Tomorrow as WAYO's own Woody Battaglia (host of the wonderful Almost Tuesday show) joins us in the studio! We're talking comedy commentary, sexual fluidity, and feminine hygiene products so you know you don't want to miss this one!

    For more Woody, tune in on WAYO 104.3 from 9-11 on Monday nights, check out Backdraft II: Laughdraft Boogaloo (new name) Tuesdays at the Firehouse Saloon, and don't forget about the Brandy Posie show at The Venue at the Pillar on June 24!

  • Episode 186: PR@N Aired: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    We're taking calls like Naomi Smalls on this week's all new Sound of Tomorrow! We kick it off with a little talking about GMOs and the effect of being busy on a person's cognitive abilities and then we get right into it.... yeah. Pornography. But don't worry if you have kids in the car or something! It's us, remember? We might even help you start a little discussion.

    Special thanks to Jane and Nicholas for calling in today!

    Music help from Martin Newell.

  • Episode 185: Jane Cook! Aired: Thursday, May 12, 2016

    Famous Glass Scientist and total sweetie pie Jane Cook is in the studio for this week's entirely lovely Sound of Tomorrow! We couldn't even get through all the topics so she's going to have to come back soon but, for now, we're talking witchcraft and ghosties and Harmontown. Oh My! Don't let the ukulele stop you; tune in now!

    Music today from Todd Bradley's "Bossa Nova for Lovers."

  • Episode 184: Vinnie Paulino Returns! Aired: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Have we got a treat for you today, Space Cadets, as Vinnie Paulino from the Rochester Show, Roc Podcasts, etc. joins us once again at the fabulous WAYO studios in Downtown Rochester, NY! We're talking Captain America, sleep twitches, PC Bulls*** (?), and the role of the overprotective father.

    Most importantly, though, do you think you're funny? If you do, why dontcha sign yourself up for the Funniest Person in Rochester contest? Go on over to and get yourself in on this. The signup is open until May 15 (Ross's b-day) so you still have a little time!

  • Episode 183: Probably the Bravest Aired: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    In this yet another exciting installment of the Sound of Tomorrow, we're kicking it off old school with an adorable pupdate! The we're onto some science news covering napping, allergies, and Ross's buddy Elon Musk. Act 2 finds us discussing Trans rights in light of North Carolina's absurd "Bathroom Bills." Heather's hoping for a future full of Zee Foxes with cool lights while Ross is rooting for a nongendered option. What's your ideal future bathroom look like? We want to know!

  • Episode 182: 4-20 Aired: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    It's April 20 and Ross and Heather are totally.... sober as judges. But you'd never know it in this exciting, fast-paced episode of The Sound of Tomorrow! We've got a customer service triumph, Dream Ross owes Heather an apology, and there's news news news, plus a civic message to cap things off.

    Need a Friskies Pull n' Play? Leave Heather a message: 585-542-5502

    Music today from the 1992 Bug Jar Compilation

  • Episode 181: Space Chips Aired: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    Kicking it off with an old school pupdate, we're back with the Sound of Tomorrow! We're talking science and tech news (space chips are delicious, turns out, boiled or fried), gay nightlife (Heather's sorry), and health tonics (turmeric turmeric turmeric!). You won't want to miss a word.

    Music help today from Miche Fambro. Hi Miche! We miss you!

  • Episode 180: Designer Imposters Aired: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    My oh my, have we a discussion for you today! We meant to include a few more topics but Impostor Syndrome proved so interesting, we just couldn't stop! But don't worry--there's still a pupdate. And a little weather whine. After all, we're still the Sound of Tomorrow.

    Music today from Boston's own Beat Circus featuring Ms. Kitty Heels on the singing saw!

  • Episode 179: Archie, et al. Aired: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    The SoT Book Club strikes again! This week, we're talking about Archie Volume 1, some of the Archie series back story, and other comics picks from Ross. Rounding out it, we have a little update on our very favorite SoT Christmas song and, in case you've been missing it, we're back with a new edition of SoT Word Police? Why don't we have themes for these segments? We'll never tell. Plus, don't worry--there's a pupdate.

    Music today from They Might Be Giants' Dial A Song 2015 in celebration of their new album Phone Power!

  • Episode 178: Labels Labels Aired: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    In today's all true, all new, all here for you Sound of Tomorrow, Heather is very excited about Voltron vs. Gamara (coming soon to a screen near you) and then we're off to the races! We have a report from Heather's Fitbit which wants everyone to know she's now taken to wandering the stairs at night. Ross is in with a pupdate and a big smile because his pups are so sweet. Next up?