The Big One: Your Survival Guide
By KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio
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When The Big One hits it’ll take under two minutes for more than 10 million Southern Californians to lose internet, power, and a sense of security. Host Jacob Margolis and Producer Misha Euceph take you on a journey to understand what the catastrophic earthquake will mean for Los Angeles, the U.S., and the world. This is what you need to know to survive.
||The Walk||No car, the trains are down, the road's a mess and you need to get home. In this episode, you walk 15 miles back to your house through a city that feels unrecognizable.||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Earthquake||You’re at Union Station when the big one hits. The next two minutes are terrifying. By the time you make your way outside, the Los Angeles you know is gone. In Episode One, you experience what the first hours after a massive earthquake could be like.||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Big One Is Coming||If Los Angeles was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake would you be ready? Scientists say The Big One is coming and when it hits it’ll take under two minutes for more than 10 million Southern Californians to lose water, power, and a sense of security. Want to know how to prepare yourself? Listen to The Big One: Your Survival Guide January 10th, 2019.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love how this podcast weaves together science, storytelling and survival tips. Excited to hear next episode and get more preparation advice!
As someone whose first memory is the ‘89 Loma Prieta earthquake, I’ve been waiting for this kind of preparatory guide my whole life. The Big One has balanced scientific information, narrative, and scoring to allow the audience to access subdued fears without preying on them. Thank you to the whole team for trying to save our lives.
Riveting and Informative
Having grown up in SoCal my entire life, I’ve always been both terrified and mildly intrigued about the threat of the next big earthquake. I lived through the ‘94 earthquake, and my family was utterly unprepared (and that was nothing compared to what could come). The Big One gives an in depth look into the scary potential of what is inevitable.