Why Silicon Valley doomsday preppers love New Zealand

The Lord of the Rings and Kim Dotcom put New Zealand on the map for wealthy tech moguls seeking a safe space to hole up when disaster strikes. The Trump presidency kicked the bolt-hole craze to levels where Kiwi lawmakers had to put the brakes on the trend among the ultra-wealthy. Read the rest

What if all the active volcanoes on Earth erupted at the same time?

In this episode, we take on a doomsday future: all the active volcanoes in the world erupt. At the same time. Kaboom. This is not good for us. What happens to humans and our planet? Who survives? How?

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We talk about the basics of a volcanic eruption, what makes something an active volcano, and all the terrible things that would happen if all 1,500 active volcanoes erupted at once.

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Convicted Christian con artist Jim Bakker now just literally selling buckets of Bibles on TV

Behold, how the mighty have fallen. Read the rest

John Hodgman on the coming apocalpyse

Our friend John Hodgman delivers an important message about the imminent apocalypse. For more of Mr. Hodgman's wisdom, I'd suggest his Complete World Knowledge boxed set of books.

UPDATE: Attention! If you're in Brooklyn on December 21, don't miss "what is likely to be the last night of comedy entertainment ever" as John performs That Is All, Ragnarok Live! Read the rest