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 59: Fire Apr. 11, 1997 Act Four: The Big Picture Professor Stephen Pyne. 260: The Facts Don’t Matter Mar. 12, 2004 Act Two: Mush Polling Producer Sarah Koenig talks to the people behind survey results—whose answers determine so much of political news. 10: Double Lives Jan. 17, 1996 Act Three: Lighten Up Sketches from the neo-futurists on the subject of double lives. Staff RecommendationsView all 186 June 8, 2001 Prom While the seniors danced at Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas—a town of about 3,000—a tornado hit the town. 560 July 3, 2015 Abdi and the Golden Ticket A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American.