A podcast of fascinating facts! What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom from Texas have in common? What is a “number station“ and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan MacEwan for an entertaining and hilarious deep-dive into obscure facts from science, history and pop culture. A new topic each week!

April 22, 2021

How it Ends: The Most Likely Extinction Events

Like it or not, the earth has an expiration date. Billions of years from now the sun will expand and swallow the planets of our solar system...but there’s no guarantee humanity will even make it that far.  


So what are the most likely end-time scenarios? Will the end of civilization  come at our own hands via nuclear conflict or rogue Artificial Intelligence? Or will nature take us out via plagues or asteroids or super-volcanoes?


Join the boys for a final countdown...


In this episode: 

  • The Doomsday Clock
  • The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
  • Anthropogenic Risks vs Non-Anthropogenic Risks
  • The Global Catastrophic Risk Conference
  • Close Calls (NORAD fails)
  • Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
  • Gold Bullion
  • International Rivalries
  • Nuclear War
  • Asteroids (Boomsplode Cataclysm)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Super-volcanoes
  • Yellowstone Caldera
  • Long Vally Super-Volcano
  • Climate Change, briefly
  • Pandemic, briefly
  • The Great Deoxygenation
  • Red Giant/White Dwarf

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