If there is only one show you hear about the end of the world, let it be this one. Recorded before a live audience at the Computer History Museum on October 27th, 2012, this two-part special broadcast of Big Picture Science separates fact from fiction in doomsday prediction. In this episode: Guests Guy Harrison and Andrew Fraknoi discuss the alleged Maya prophesy for December 21, 2012 as well as the prospect of an asteroid impact and other cosmic threats, while Seth finds out what you’d do if you knew the world would end in 24 hours and prepares the audience for an alien invasion.
Presented as part of the Bay Area Science Festival.
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Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Intro to Doomsday
Part 2: Mayan Prophecy
Part 3: The Dangers of Myth
Part 4: Threats from Space
Part 5: Myths of Cosmic Doom
Part 6: Your Last Day on Earth
Part 7: Alien Invasion!