762 February 11, 2022 Apocalypse Creep A woman wakes up and discovers her backyard has disappeared, and other stories from places slowly coming apart. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Izhar Cohen Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass Ira talks with a radio announcer in Truckee, California, about the increasingly alarming content of his fishing reports. (10 minutes) Act One Apocalypse Now-ish ByAlix Spiegel Producer Alix Spiegel reports on the city of Pacifica, California. A huge fight erupted there after it was asked to start planning for sea level rise. Some in town think it’s time to face the future, others say it’s far too early. (37 minutes) Act Two Resilience is Futile ByMario Alejandro Ariza Miami writer Mario Alejandro Ariza on how his city is trying to beat back the impacts of climate change. He says it’s going about as well as the playground brawls he endured as a kid. (8 minutes) Song:“Stormy Weather” by The Pixies Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 157: Secret Life of Daytime Apr. 14, 2000 Act Three: The Geography Of Childhood In the early 1970s, a geographer named Roger Hart did a study of exactly where it is that children go during the daytime. 417: This Party Sucks Oct. 29, 2010 Act One: Patriot Games Rich Carlson and Tom Swenor, two best friends in Michigan, got so fed up with the political process in the country, they decided to form their own Tea Party chapter in Petoskey, Michigan. 686: Umbrellas Up Oct. 18, 2019 Act One: The Cursed Generation A bunch of 22-year-olds from Hong Kong explain why they are cursed and what that means for their and Hong Kong’s future. (17 minutes) Staff RecommendationsView all 192 Aug. 31, 2001 Meet the Pros The story of one man's journey from obscurity to international professional celebrity. 597 Sept. 23, 2016 One Last Thing Before I Go (2016) Ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones.