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The Big One: Your Survival Guide

KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio

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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 catastrophi...Show More
The Lessons

43:50 | Feb 28th

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...Show More
The Wake-up Call

16:32 | Jul 22nd

For the first time in a generation, a pair of big earthquakes shook Southern Californians. If you felt it  -- or even just heard about it -- you may have some questions. In this episode lead producer, Misha Euceph gets answers from hometown hero, sei...Show More
Preview: Tell Them, I Am

06:22 | May 3rd

Big One producer, Misha Euceph introduces you to her new show, 'Tell Them, I Am.' 
The Perfect World

31:23 | Mar 7th

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 Ma...Show More
The Plan

33:15 | Feb 21st

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 MargolisEdited by Megan Garvey.Produced by Misha Euceph. S...Show More
The Buildings

40:08 | Feb 14th

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:...Show More
The Economy

31:55 | Feb 7th

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 Mi...Show More
The Choice

31:53 | Jan 31st

You wake up in a city that feels unfamiliar and watch as neighbors choose to hunker down or head out. The aftershocks are unrelenting and you are almost out of clean water. Will you stay or will you go? SHOW NOTES:Hosted by Jacob Margolis. Written an...Show More
The Science

39:49 | Jan 24th

A polar bear killer, a Sputnik-inspired scientist, a man who uses the past to see the future and seismologist Lucy Jones. What do they all have in common? Without them, we wouldn’t understand the what, when, why and how of the big one. Hosted by Jaco...Show More
The Walk

38:02 | Jan 17th

No car, the trains are down, the road's a mess and you need to get home. In this episode, you walk 15 miles back to your house through a city that feels unrecognizable.  SHOW NOTES:Hosted by Jacob Margolis. Written and reported by Arwen Nicks, Misha ...Show More
The Earthquake

35:12 | Jan 10th

You’re at Union Station when the big one hits. The next two minutes are terrifying. By the time you make your way outside, the Los Angeles you know is gone. In Episode One, you experience what the first hours after a massive earthquake could be like....Show More
The Big One Is Coming

01:59 | Nov 21st, 2018

If Los Angeles was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake would you be ready? Scientists say The Big One is coming and when it hits it’ll take under two minutes for more than 10 million Southern Californians to lose water, power, and a sense of security. ...Show More