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A podcast about cities, infrastructure, natural disasters, and how you can survive the “big one”

February 12, 2019

New York: When Nuclear Material is the Least of Your Worries

New York, New York: It's a hell of built environment. Meghan and Megan talk New York City, where it's sometimes hard to believe nature ever had a hold. Removal of natural barriers, infrastructure built right up to the seawall and 8 million people: what could possibly go wrong? 

January 29, 2019

Seattle: See you in hell, Viaduct!

Seattle: Our home, the Emerald City, treacherous swampland of potential death. Meghan and Megan talk Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquakes, our slow progress on dangerous infrastructure and getting to know our neighbors in the place we are most likely to die. 

January 15, 2019

Houston: Apocalypse… soonish?

For the first episode of This is How We Die, Meghan and Megan tackle Houston: A city built where no city should be. With longer and stronger hurricane seasons, how has the infrastructure of Houston just made things worse? And what is the worst case scenario for Houston (hint: it's terrifying)?

December 19, 2018

Coming Soon: This is How We Die

This is how we die, a podcast about cities, infrastructure, natural disasters and how you can survive. Natural disasters are getting stronger, and the built environment that makes our lives better day to day also increases our risk. Each episode in S1 we will explore a different city and what "big one" they should be most concerned about--and provide some tips on how to survive! Hosted by Meghan and Megan--two emergency management and built environment experts who've had an awful lot of wine.