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 243: Later That Same Day July 25, 2003 Act One: The Hiker And The Cowman Should Be Friends Scott Carrier tells the story of how the environmentalist that ranchers hated the most—whom they tried to run out of town and hanged in effigy—came to take the ranchers' side of things. 591: Get Your Money's Worth July 15, 2016 Act One: The Final Countdown Doug Deason is a political donor trying to make the biggest decision people like him make every four years – which presidential candidate to back. 468: Switcheroo June 29, 2012 Act Two: Forgive us our Press Passes Producer Sarah Koenig reports on a company called Journatic, that is producing local journalism in a brand new way. Staff RecommendationsView all 562 July 31, 2015 The Problem We All Live With - Part One There’s one thing that has been proven to cut the achievement gap between black and white students by half: integration. 77 Sept. 26, 1997 Pray Can the secular world and the religious world understand each other?