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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 Big One: Your Survival Guide 89.3 KPCC

    • Science & Medicine
    • 4.4, 1.1K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

pod skeptic ,

Essential listening! Puts you at the scene

The people who are complaining that this podcast is too “overly dramatic” are missing the point. What the hosts are doing is helping you to visualize what would actually happen, how things might actually go down, in the event of The Big One. The narration takes you through several likely scenarios step by step. I found this incredibly helpful in terms of getting myself mentally prepared and hopefully lessening the shock factor when the quake does happen. They also give you plenty of good information and helpful tips. Such as, did you know that running during a severe earthquake is likely to get you thrown to the ground and your legs broken? That’s why the first thing you’re supposed to do is “drop” to ground, before the earth has a chance to do it for you. Also, in addition to stocking up on water, keep your gas level above the halfway point. You don’t want to be stuck with an empty tank if you need an escape vehicle. So much of this info you just don’t get in a FEMA handout. I’ve been looking at a lot of earthquake preparedness stuff and honestly this podcast is the most helpful resource I’ve found so far.

Will in Lake View Terrace (LA) ,

Exceptionally well done!

I was quite impressed with the quality and thoroughness of these episodes. I listened to them all while I was working on another project. They were uniformly helpful and informed me about intelligent preparation. Before listening, I had read many of the reviews, including the poor ones. I was a bit skeptical but listened anyway, and I am very glad I did. I encourage others to take advantage of this helpful information. Jacob, I learned about this podcast when you were on the NewsHour with Judy Woodruff last night. Good job altogether!

captinconrad ,

Well done, great story, buyout

I did really like this to start, but it gets old and gets into things that aren’t necessary. Like apparently earthquakes are racist? It went from well written to total SJW. Sorry, just not my cup of tea.

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