April 10, 2019
Apocalypse is upon us, at least in movies, television shows, books, and even podcasts. Teen characters in youth literature are more likely to solve their differences by bow-hunting one another rather than hugging it out in the school hallways. In this episode, Asher, Rob, and Jason search for reasons why the movie theater is so obsessed with Armageddon and the political theater offers empty promises of infinite progress, when the reality is likely to be somewhere in the messy middle. For listeners interested in culinary topics, this is your chance to explore cannibalism-lite cuisine.
- “Progress vs. Apocalypse: The Stories We Tell Ourselves” by John Michael Greer
- “Survival of the Richest” by Douglas Rushkoff
- The Seneca cliff model of growth and decline