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 242: HOT PICKS Aired: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Ooh, this episode is almost more excitement than we can handle! After a few tech glitches (all Heather's fault), we dive right in with a fun call from a big fan of the SoT! It's always nice to hear kind words! <3 After our caller bids us fond adieux, leaving us pondering birds and fish, we promise some fun fun time! So we get right into some not-so-great things that happened at Pride. :( BUT! Part 2 really does bring in the promised fun as we're joined by Woody Battaglia, host of WAYO's fantastic program Almost Tuesday! We're bringing in the Hot Picks (cue theme!

  • Episode 241: Stripes Aired: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Oh, Space Cadets..... We were going to get to so many topics in today's new show! But, as usual... we got to talking. And, as Lady Raptastic (how we miss her!) once said about us, we sure can talk. So today we're talking about the Pride flag and revisiting a point Ross made last week as restated by the one and only Lady Bunny. Part 2 is all catcalls all the time. Pull up a chair, saddle up an earbud, and have a listen! And, for the love of all that is holy, get a towel!

    Music today from Austin Lake and friends live on Teen Set Radio with "You Spin Me."

  • Episode 240: RuPaul et al. Aired: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Space Cadets, HZ here and I'm so sorry.... The best part of this episode really took place before we even got into the studio. How Ross loves to hear outdated songs strummed upon a a untuned ukulele! As they say, music soothes the savage breast. But not so much that we're not back to our usual doom 'n' gloom this week! After a brief RuPaul Recap, it's right into talking about whether drag is harmful to the trans* community.

  • Episode 239: Uncharacteristically Upbeat Aired: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Space Cadets! What happened to Your Favorite Co-Host and The Babe With the Power? Why are they all full of good news? Don't worry..... it doesn't last. In this exciting episode of The Sound of Tomorrow, we're kicking it off with a tale of FB outlandishness but following up quickly with some GOOD NEWS! Midlife crisis? Not a thing, turns out. Act two kicks off with more GOOD NEWS! Happiness? Totally a thing and there are even ways to enhance it! But before we get too out of control with the good feelings, it's back to reality. Because, not that this is a surprise, but--sexism?

  • Episode 238: Covfefe Aired: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Allergies? A cold? Something else? Who knows and who cares because it's time for [drum roll] today's all new Sound of Tomorrow! You know we couldn't resist "covfefe" to kick it off but the surprise is the STELLAR performance review that starts the show! Then we're off to the races with a story of people on the internet behaving nicely (what???) and some horror-scopic horrors! Rounding out part one are a few adorable lists from Janelle Shane's awesome neural network. We're back with more robots and some good old fashioned cat 'n' dog science after the break!

  • Episode 237: Twin Peaks! Aired: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Oh boy..... we're pretty punchy today..... I (Hi--HZ posting the ep here) totally had a fit of hysterical giggles during a meeting at work if that's any indication of how punchy I am.... Like, the giggles where you're really close to crying? Yeah. Good stuff. ANYHOW! In today's exciting Sound of Tomorrow, we start off with an not-so-great pupdate. We're all hoping things turn out ok with sweet Ilyana's ACL. Post pupdate, it's self-indulgent TV time where we pretty much just ramble on about Twin Peaks Season 3!  Don't forget--we're still a podcast!

  • Episode 236: Problematic Aired: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    In this exciting episode of the Sound of Tomorrow, we're kicking it off all smiles! All gigantic American smiles! All a creepy, toothy rictus mean to reassure but terrifying nevertheless.... and it doesn't get less scary as we move into a listicle that reminds Heather much too much of herself! But Ross is cool with it. Agreed--feelings ARE awful! As we also find out about problematic things in part two... or is it problematic itself that's problematic? We'll never know because we're too busy patting ourselves on the back (again)!

  • Episode 235: Cat Ladies Aired: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Space Cadets, we're back at WAYO LP Rochester for another fun-filled hour! Kicking it off talking cat ladies and carnivore deer, we close out the first half(ish) with a discussion of cis women as drag queens, a discussion which continued through the entire music break until we nearly missed our cues. We didn't, though! But we still had to tell y'all about it! And apologize...... and keep on apologizing because, in part 2, we're talking....... apologies!! We're so sorry.

    Music today from the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players with "Look at Me."

  • Episode 234: Stuff 'n' Science Aired: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Oh boy... Space Cadets... Heather's back from her Of Montreal adventure and poor poor Ross cannot handle all the giggling! But it's ok because today on another all new, all true, all blue and here for you Sound of Tomorrow, we're talking the OM show, the super-funness of "Wait, We're Recording, Right?" (, how we love to cancel things, the war on nature, and, best of all, science true or false!

  • Episode 233: DJ Ross Johnson Returns! Aired: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Hey, Space Cadets! Heather here! I wasn't around on Wednesday because I was busy shuffling off to Buffalo to see OF MONTREAL (see photo in widget)! The show was fantastic--beyond my wildest dreams. But that meant I left Ross all alone at WAYO where he was kicking it DJ style! Do I know what he played? Only because I saw the track list! But I've heard it was great and I know you're going to love it and I will, too, once I get around to listening! Sorry for the delayed posting but better late than never, right? xoH