10 episodes

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.

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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.

    The Wake-up Call

    The Wake-up Call

    lessons learned from our recent big one.

    • 14 min
    The Perfect World

    The Perfect World

    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. 

    Hosted by Jacob Margolis. 

    Reported by Misha Euceph and Jacob Margolis.

    Written by Misha Euceph, Arwen Nicks, and Mary Knauf.

    Edited by Megan Garvey.

    Produced by Misha Euceph. 

    Sound designed by Arwen Nicks.

    Music by Andy Clausen. 

    Engineering by Valentino Rivera and Shawn Corey Campbell. 

    Made possible by members of KPCC. 

    • 26 min
    The Lessons

    The Lessons

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

    SHOW NOTES:

    Hosted by Jacob Margolis. 

    Reported by Arwen Nicks and Jacob Margolis.

    Written by Arwen Nicks and Mary Knauf.

    Edited by Megan Garvey.

    Produced by the AMAZING Misha Euceph. 

    Sound designed by Arwen Nicks.

    Music by Andy Clausen. 

    Engineering by Valentino Rivera and Shawn Corey Campbell. 

    • 38 min
    The Plan

    The Plan

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

    SHOW NOTES:

    Hosted by Jacob Margolis. 

    Written and reported by Jacob Margolis

    Edited by Megan Garvey.

    Produced by Misha Euceph. 

    Sound designed by Arwen Nicks.

    Music by Andy Clausen. 

    Engineering by Valentino Rivera. 

    Production and reporting help from the incredible Mary Knauf.

    • 28 min
    The Buildings

    The Buildings

    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. 

    SHOW NOTES:Hosted by Jacob Margolis. Written and reported by Jacob MargolisEdited by Megan Garvey and Arwen Nicks.Produced by Misha Euceph. Sound design by Arwen Nicks.Music by Andy Clausen. Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. Production and reporting help from Mary Knauf. 

    • 34 min
    The Economy

    The Economy

    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? 

    SHOW NOTES:Hosted by Jacob Margolis. Written by Misha Euceph, Mary Knauf and Arwen Nicks.Reported by Misha Euceph and Mary Knauf, with help from Jacob Margolis.Edited by Megan Garvey.Produced by Misha Euceph. Sound designed by Arwen Nicks, with help from Misha Euceph. Music by Andy Clausen. Engineering by Shawn Corey Campbell and Valentino Rivera. 

    • 26 min

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