762 February 11, 2022 Apocalypse Creep A woman wakes up and discovers her backyard has disappeared, and other stories from places slowly coming apart. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Izhar Cohen Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Prologue Ira talks with a radio announcer in Truckee, California, about the increasingly alarming content of his fishing reports. (10 minutes) By Ira Glass Act One Apocalypse Now-ish Producer Alix Spiegel reports on the city of Pacifica, California. A huge fight erupted there after it was asked to start planning for sea level rise. Some in town think it’s time to face the future, others say it’s far too early. (37 minutes) By Alix Spiegel Act Two Resilience is Futile Miami writer Mario Alejandro Ariza on how his city is trying to beat back the impacts of climate change. He says it’s going about as well as the playground brawls he endured as a kid. (8 minutes) By Mario Alejandro Ariza and Laura Starcheski Song:“Stormy Weather” by The Pixies Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 191: I Know What You Did This Summer Aug. 17, 2001 Act Three: You Can Have Your Cave And Eat It Too Sarah Vowell brings us the story of a national dispute involving Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, a sandwich, park rangers, scientists, and the United States Congress. 776: I Work Better on Deadline July 29, 2022 Act Two: Snail in the Coffin Senior Editor David Kestenbaum talks with a different kind of advocacy group: animal scientists doing their best to save a particular species before it winks out of existence. (16 minutes) 781: Watching the Watchers Oct. 7, 2022 Act One: Magazona Washington Post reporter, Isaac Arnsdorf, and producer, Zoe Chace, continue the story about the takeover of the Republican party. Staff RecommendationsView all 339 Aug. 24, 2007 Break-Up Starlee Kine tries to write the perfect break-up song with some help from Phil Collins. 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away.