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.

The Big One: Your Survival Guide 89.3 KPCC

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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. 

    • 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. 

    • 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. 

    • 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. 

    • 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? 

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

BosBackBae ,

Amazing

Can we bring this back, maybe with a different topic? Such a great format.

it's just Gigi ,

Ignorance

Was a great podcast until they started showing their ignorance of the 2nd Amendment and guns in general. The more people like you preach about guns the more guns I buy. Stay in your lane. Hopefully mostly leftie liberals live near the fault line. Population control. Also the host sounds like he wears a man bun and couldn’t save himself from a bad dream much less The Big One.

Davis-DD ,

Indispensable podcast of southern Californians

What they did here is incredible. It should be mandatory listening for all living in Los Angeles.
The tips at the end of each episode we’re for sure the most informative and important part, plus Micha has such a great radio voice!
I really hope they continue to add to the Siri

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