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|
Very well done
Getting Ready for The Big One!
Growing up in Chicago and in Houston, I have been through blizzards, hurricanes and tornadoes, but now that I live in Southern California, earthquakes are a whole other catastrophe that I’ve never known how to handle. I moved here in 2000 and have experienced a few earthquakes and my response has always been the same: freeze and stare into the eyes of the other frozen person in the room. We take no action, because you can’t escape or prepare for earthquakes like you can other natural disasters. I’m thankful for this podcast because it is informative with a sense of urgency and reality. I love the stories, things to expect and how to prepare. Thank you for the guidance because I wouldn’t trade living somewhere else for Southern California so I might as well be prepared! Two Thumbs up!!
A great listen for all West Coast residents.
I’m in Portland, Oregon, but (for obvious reasons) I was really drawn to this. My family is moderately prepared, but this podcast is giving me the motivation to do better, make a solid plan, and finish putting together our emergency supplies. The sound design in this podcast is really good, as is the storytelling. If you’re looking for a bunch of quick, no-nonsense tips, I don’t believe that’s really the point of this podcast. It’s a well researched but emotional portrayal of what life will be like during and after the Big One. It’s a fascinating and motivating listen that’s meant to stir the imagination.