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The Big One: Your Survival Guide

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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Wake-up Call

7/22/2019
For the first time in a generation, a pair of big earthquakes shook Southern Californians. If you felt it -- or even just heard about it -- you may have some questions. In this episode lead producer, Misha Euceph gets answers from hometown hero, seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones.

Duration:00:15:54

Preview: Tell Them, I Am

5/3/2019
Big One producer, Misha Euceph introduces you to her new show, 'Tell Them, I Am.'

Duration:00:06:22

The Perfect World

3/7/2019
We’re back at Union Station, moments before the Big One hits, but this time you, our hero, and the city are prepared. And then back to reality and the team from TBOYSG reflect on the lessons they have learned while making the show.

Duration:00:27:54

The Lessons

2/28/2019
In this episode, a rat learns to skateboard and we learn how our brain processes (or doesn't) the idea of a big one.

Duration:00:40:22

The Plan

2/21/2019
After six months of research, Jacob finally makes an earthquake kit and ends up asleep outside in the rain on Christmas Eve.

Duration:00:29:47

The Buildings

2/14/2019
The Buildings Every day when you walk into work you assume your building is safe. What if it's not? We try to get answers about two 52-story towers in downtown L.A. built using construction methods that structural engineers no longer use.

Duration:00:36:39

The Economy

2/7/2019
After the big one, the Los Angeles economy will be shook. Hollywood might be too big to fail but what does an economic hit like this mean for you?

Duration:00:28:26

The Choice

1/31/2019
In episode four, decide: will you stay or will you go?

Duration:00:29:45

The Choice

1/31/2019
You wake up in a city that feels unfamiliar and watch as neighbors choose to hunker down or head out. The aftershocks are unrelenting and you are almost out of clean water. Will you stay or will you go?

Duration:00:29:24

The Science

1/24/2019
In episode three, you learn about the what, when, why and how of the big one.

Duration:00:37:16

The Science

1/24/2019
A polar bear killer, a Sputnik-inspired scientist, a man who uses the past to see the future and seismologist Lucy Jones. What do they all have in common? Without them, we wouldn’t understand the what, when, why and how of the big one.

Duration:00:36:20

The Walk

1/17/2019
In episode two, you experience what the walk home might be like after a massive earthquake.

Duration:00:35:32

The Walk

1/17/2019
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.

Duration:00:35:18

The Earthquake

1/10/2019
In episode one, you experience what the first hours after a massive earthquake could be like.

Duration:00:32:39

The Earthquake

1/10/2019
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.

Duration:00:31:00

The Big One Is Coming

11/21/2018
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.

Duration:00:01:59

The Big One Is Coming

11/21/2018
If Los Angeles was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake would you be ready? Want to know how to prepare yourself? Listen to The Big One: Your Survival Guide January 10th, 2019.

Duration:00:01:59