Published: November 27, 2012
December 21st, 2012 marks the supposed end of the “Mayan Long Count” calendar, and has triggered another round of prophesies about the end of the world. And so we figured we’d spend this particular period of end-times looking back on all the good times we had… worrying about end-times.
On this episode: moments when we thought the game was about to be all over. We’ll try to figure out why apocalyptic visions gain traction from time to time, and what they tell us about American hopes and fears through the centuries. And we’ll ask why Americans have in many of these cases actually looked forward to the end of the world.
What would you like to hear us cover on this show? Do you have questions about end-time prophecies? Have you made a bucket list? Let us know below!