Episode 8: Apocalypse Service

From summer straight to nuclear winter

Well, what have we here, an episode we posted a long time ago without a blog entry? Time to catch up on important things like the apocalypse.

In case you missed it (subscribe on your favorite podcast platform!) this is an episode about everything end of days, looking at dystopian and post-apocalyptic themes in media. Listen on the player below, subscribe, and open the full post for the show notes, links, and credits.

Show notes:

We discuss everything dystopian and post-apocalyptic, pondering why we find the end times so fascinating. Are we just old, childless, curmudgeons who can’t believe a world would go on without us? Beyond entertainment value, dystopian or post-apocalyptic media gives insight into human nature, the march of technology, and even the purpose of life. As much as we love scientific advancement, it has also helped open real gateways to the apocalypse. More importantly, John reveals what Mad Max is really about, while Brandon schemes to somehow use a dystopia to make the world a utopia and makes his own prediction for the year time itself ends.

Links and credits:

We’re still working on it, but we started compiling books we’ve discussed and others we recommend on Goodreads. Or should we branch out to this social media “Instagram for books,” Litsy?

An example of police using “predictive” lists and monitoring was documented by the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and also reported on The Intercept recently.

Find us wherever you download podcasts. Not on your favorite player? Email us! Intro and outro music by Brandon Anderson, cover image courtesy of Tanja Petrusevska.

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