Ep 75 - Business. School.

Episode 75 - Business. School.The past few decades has seen explosive growth in the number of universities around the world, but it may not be for the noble reasons we would like. Decreased public f


Episode 74 - Eco-lapse

Episode 74 - Eco-lapseThe IPBES Global Assessment summary is out and we're digging in to all 39 pages this week. The report lays out a grim picture of our current world in terms of life on earth, th


Ep 73 - Tear Up, Tear Down

Episode 73 - Tear Up, Tear DownProtests around the world in 2011 gave riot-gear dealers a three-fold increase in sales of tear gas. In 2013, Turkey used up an entire year's supply of tear gas in jus


5. The Khmer Empire - Fall of the God Kings

Deep in the Cambodian Jungle, a ruined city crumbles among the roots of banyan trees. In this episode, we look at the Khmer Empire of medieval Cambodia, and the ancient mega-city of Angkor. I want to



BONUS EPISODE (there is no episode)Well we fucked up and here we are without an episode (it would've been really great, we swear). We didn't want to leave our loyal listeners hanging, so we put someth


Ep 71 - The Mean, Big Green, Corporate Machine

Episode 71 - The Mean, Big Green, Corporate MachineThe world may be burning, but more and more companies are giving us green alternatives to our favorite products so we can continue to shop and cons


Ep 70 - Thinner Ice

Episode 70 - Thinner IceNew reports find the Arctic to be the warmest it's been in millennia, and complex feedback loops mean this warming could continue unabated for decades to come. While the Arct


Ep 69 - Rent Seekers

Episode 69 - Rent SeekersHalf of America's poor pay at least 50% of their income on rent, while a quarter of them pay over 70%, and this trend is worsening as the number of affordable housing units


Ep 68 - Mask Off

Episode 68 - Mask OffHalf of all US Citizens have their faces in a database that can be searched by software, and the slow creep of surveillance technology means more of us are being


Ep 67 - Collapse Chat: So Long and Thanks for All the Surveillance

Episode 67 - Collapse Chat: So Long and Thanks for All the week we're trying a new format for periodic updates. Daniel, David, and Moriah King all sit down together to discuss a han


4. The Greenland Vikings - Land of the Midnight Sun

One of the most unlikely tales of a society’s fall is the incredible saga of the Vikings of Greenland. Find out how these European settlers built a society on the farthest edge of their world, and sur


Ep 66 - Trash Talk

Episode 66 - Trash TalkThe world is garbage and we're talking trash in this week's episode. What really happens when you throw something away? Is recycling as green as we think it is? Just how much


Ep 65 - Above the Paving Stones, the Desert

Episode 65 - Above the Paving Stones, the of Spain is at risk of permanent The cold and wet country of Iceland holds half of all Europe's deserts. China's Gobi Dese


Ep 64 - Sweet Re-Release

Episode 64 - Sweet Re-ReleaseIt's natural, it's delicious, it's everywhere, and it may be killing us. For years, sugar has been overlooked as a serious detriment to our health because of the manipul


Ep 63 - Busy Work

Episode 63 - Busy WorkSome 37% of workers believe their jobs are pointless, and if we include the jobs that exist to serve those pointless jobs in some way, it's possible that half of the jobs in ou


Ep 62 - Separate Ways

Episode 62 - Separate WaysA global epedimic of loneliness is spreading rapidly. 20% of the UK population claims to be always or often lonely, 3 out of 4 people fin the US are affected by loneliness,


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