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 ByIra Glass Ira talks with a radio announcer in Truckee, California, about the increasingly alarming content of his fishing reports. (10 minutes) Act One Apocalypse Now-ish ByAlix Spiegel 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) Act Two Resilience is Futile ByMario Alejandro Ariza 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) Song:“Stormy Weather” by The Pixies Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 272: Big Tent Sept. 10, 2004 Act One: Pink Elephant Patrick Howell, a gay Republican from Orlando, goes on what might seem like an ill-fated hearts-and-minds mission at the Republican Convention. 307: In the Shadow of the City (2006) Feb. 3, 2006 Act Three: Yes, In My Backyard The story of the government cracking down on smokestack emissions at a city factory...even though the residents LIKE the emissions. 14: Accidental Documentaries Feb. 21, 1996 Act Three: Chicago Nora Moreno with tapes of her father, a pioneer in Spanish-language broadcasting in America. Staff RecommendationsView all 640 Mar. 2, 2018 Five Women A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man. 562 July 31, 2015 The Problem We All Live With - Part One There’s one thing that has been proven to cut the achievement gap between black and white students by half: integration.