The Big Disaster: The Big Burn

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From LAist Studios, the creators of The Big One, the second season of The Big Disaster series will provide you with a wildfire survival guide that includes not just tangible safety tips — but hope for our future.  As the world enters a new age of wildfires, science reporter Jacob Margolis hosts Season 2: The Big Burn, a deep dive into personal stories that illuminate the history of how we got here, why we keep screwing things up, and what we can do to survive and maybe even thrive while the world around us burns.

Season 1: The Big One -  When The Big One hits it’ll take under two minutes for more than 10 million Southern Californians to lose internet, power, and a sense of security. Host Jacob Margolis and Producer Misha Euceph take you on a journey to understand what the catastrophic earthquake will mean for Los Angeles, the U.S., and the world. This is what you need to know to survive. 

Support for this podcast is made possible by Gordon and Dona Crawford, who believe that quality journalism makes Los Angeles a better place to live, the Strelow Family, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.


Episode Date
The Big Burn: What Comes Next?
1410

We get into our feelings. 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Nov 23, 2022
The Big Burn: The Advice Episode
1744

Jacob and retired LA County Fire Captain Derek Bart answer your burning questions. 

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Nov 16, 2022
The Big Burn: The Bunker Solution
1882

We check out an unconventional solution to wind-driven fires.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Nov 09, 2022
The Big Burn: The Southern California Problem
1968

Why prescribed burning won’t solve all of our fire woes.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Nov 02, 2022
The Big Burn: Taking A Step Back
1413

Digesting what we’ve learned. Plus, how other places in the U.S. have figured out fire management.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Oct 26, 2022
The Big Burn: The Impediments
2297

We know prescribed burning is a major solution…so why aren’t we doing more of it?

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Oct 19, 2022
The Big Burn: Setting A Forest On Fire
2117

What it’s like to put good fire to the ground.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Oct 12, 2022
The Big Burn: How It All Went Wrong
2067

Gold, genocide and colonialism: our path to seeing fire as the enemy.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

Oct 05, 2022
The Big Burn: Saving Our Giant Sequoias
1806

Why trees that are adapted to living with fire are now burning… and how we might save them.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

 

Sep 28, 2022
The Big Burn: The New Normal
2382

We examine one particularly pivotal wildfire - the Tubbs fire of 2017.

This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/bigburn and get on your way to being your best self.

 

Sep 21, 2022
Introducing Season 2: The Big Burn
251

As the world enters a new age of wildfires, science reporter Jacob Margolis dives deep into personal stories that illuminate the history of how we got here, why we keep screwing things up, and what we can do to survive and maybe even thrive while the world around us burns.

 

Sep 15, 2022
The Big One: The Wake-up Call
872

For the first time in a generation, a pair of big earthquakes shook Southern Californians. If you felt it  -- or even just heard about it -- you may have some questions. In this episode lead producer, Misha Euceph gets answers from hometown hero, seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones.

Jul 22, 2019
The Big One: The Perfect World
1570

We’re back at Union Station, moments before the Big One hits, but this time you, our hero, and the city are prepared. And then back to reality and the team from TBOYSG reflect on the lessons they have learned while making the show. 

Mar 07, 2019
The Big One: The Lessons
2320

In this episode, a rat learns to skateboard and we learn how our brain processes (or doesn't) the idea of a big one. 

Feb 28, 2019
The Big One: The Plan
1681

After six months of research, Jacob finally makes an earthquake kit and ends up asleep outside in the rain on Christmas Eve. 

Feb 21, 2019
The Big One: The Buildings
2093

The Buildings Every day when you walk into work you assume your building is safe. What if it's not? We try to get answers about two 52-story towers in downtown L.A. built using construction methods that structural engineers no longer use. 

Feb 14, 2019
The Big One: The Economy
1602

After the big one, the Los Angeles economy will be shook. Hollywood might be too big to fail but what does an economic hit like this mean for you? 

Feb 07, 2019
The Big One: The Choice
1656

You wake up in a city that feels unfamiliar and watch as neighbors choose to hunker down or head out. The aftershocks are unrelenting and you are almost out of clean water. Will you stay or will you go? 

Jan 31, 2019
The Big One: The Science
2068

A polar bear killer, a Sputnik-inspired scientist, a man who uses the past to see the future and seismologist Lucy Jones. What do they all have in common? Without them, we wouldn’t understand the what, when, why and how of the big one. 

Jan 24, 2019
The Big One: The Walk
2005

No car, the trains are down, the road's a mess and you need to get home. In this episode, you walk 15 miles back to your house through a city that feels unrecognizable.  

Jan 17, 2019
The Big One: The Earthquake
1812

You’re at Union Station when the big one hits. The next two minutes are terrifying. By the time you make your way outside, the Los Angeles you know is gone. In Episode One, you experience what the first hours after a massive earthquake could be like.

Jan 10, 2019