12 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

    • Science
    • 4.4, 1.2K 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
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

samastew ,

Great Presentation

Although I don’t live anywhere near LA, I am still riveted by this podcast. Perfect mix of narrative and factual content. Scary stuff.

EGarcia1234 ,

Informative, I like the unique format

I have really enjoyed this and I do like format of this podcast. I heard about it months ago, but what too paranoid to listen until the recent earthquakes we had this month in Southern California. I think people who are commenting it’s not super informative or doesn’t have great tips / science have not bothered to listen past the first episode, OR are not paying attention. I’ve learned so much!

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.

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