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Episode 177 - Why Every Billionaire Is Becoming A Doomsday Prepper

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Sometime around when Donald Trump started winning state primaries a year ago, the national mood went from, "Damn Daniel," to "oh fuck we're actually going to die in a rain of nuclear hellfire." That happens when a sitting US President attacks an almost-nuclear state on Twitter, as was the case a few weekends ago.

 

With climate change, market instability, loss of privacy, the rise of fascism and a hair-triggered President all coming to a boil around the same time, it's understandable for images of apocalypse and dystopia to weigh heavily on the mind.

 

So, this week the Cracked Podcast is doing an apocalypse grab-bag. Jack O'Brien is joined by Cracked's Alex Schmidt and Saundra Sorenson to talk about bizarre apocalypse-level events that already happened and stories from places like Nigeria, Iraq, the Philippines and even Canada, where either natural disaster, terrorism or totalitarian government have turned everyday life into a dystopia.

 

Footnotes:

 

Article/Video: Jalopnik: This is the Video CNN Will Play When The World Ends: https://goo.gl/gvIO9Y

 

Article: Cracked: 4 Nightmare Apocalypses Humanity Forgot Were Possible: https://goo.gl/U48Y3v

 

Article: Cracked: 6 Real Cities Destroyed By Incredibly Bizarre Apocalypses: https://goo.gl/XHAvGG

 

Article: Cracked: 6 Apocalypse Scenarios Society Says We're Overdue For: https://goo.gl/SaBKaG

 

Article: Cracked: 5 Horrifying Apocalyptic Scenarios (That Have Already Happened): https://goo.gl/5COk09

 

Article: The New Yorker: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich: https://goo.gl/GBcpKk

 

Article: The New Yorker: The Really Big One: https://goo.gl/Y2QxOj

 

Article: Cracked: Evacuating A Modern City: 5 Realities in a Real Apocalypse: https://goo.gl/24yA3h

 

Book: Dave Eggers: Zeitoun: https://goo.gl/WFXXF2

 

Article: The New Yorker: Hosed: https://goo.gl/Rsg2aK

 

 

Article: Smithsonian Magazine: Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish?: https://goo.gl/vuP4C3

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