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 417: This Party Sucks Oct. 29, 2010 Act One: Patriot Games Rich Carlson and Tom Swenor, two best friends in Michigan, got so fed up with the political process in the country, they decided to form their own Tea Party chapter in Petoskey, Michigan. 59: Fire Apr. 11, 1997 Act Four: The Big Picture Professor Stephen Pyne. 547: Cops See It Differently - Part One Feb. 6, 2015 Act One In 2008, the Milwaukee Police Department, which has a long history of tension with black residents, got a new chief named Ed Flynn. Staff RecommendationsView all 206 Mar. 1, 2002 Somewhere in the Arabian Sea Life aboard an aircraft carrier stationed in the Arabian Sea supporting bombing missions over Afghanistan. 192 Aug. 31, 2001 Meet the Pros The story of one man's journey from obscurity to international professional celebrity.