Margaret talks with Liza Kurtz, a phd student in disaster studies, about how class and other antecedent conditions make people vulnerable to disasters. They also talk about elite panic, the idea that the people who are most invested in the system are the ones who panic in times of crisis.
Margaret talks with Kylie about how she designed her backyard aquaponics setup and how she developed a small-scale food forest in the front yard of her house.
We’re all preppers now. Whether we want to be or not. It’s hard to think about, but we’re just in the opening credits to the apocalypse movie. As I write this, we’re in the calm before the storm. This is your moment to get ready. We can get through this. Remember: most people survive the collapse of their way of life, most of the time. The end of the world isn’t always, or even usually, the uh… end of the world.
I talk with Dibs, a personal trainer, about fitness for the apocalypse or revolution and how fitness works for people with different relationships to their body, such as hormones, disability, etc.
I talk with historian and author Walidah Imarisha about how we use our imaginations to direct our action and about why we need a world without police and prisons.
I talk with a wilderness instructor about what people ought to know before heading out on a long hike, about what camping equipment she likes, and about what skills you do and don’t need to study ahead of time.
I talk with hacker and lockpicker Deviant Ollam about bypassing physical security and why and how he believes in community preparedness. Did you know most construction vehicles use the same few keys?