The End Of The World with Josh Clark

12 EpisodesProduced by iHeartRadio

We humans could have a bright future ahead of us that lasts billions of years. But we have to survive the next 200 years first. Join Josh Clark of Stuff You Should Know for a 10-episode deep dive that explores the future of humanity and finds dangers we have never encountered before lurking just ahe… read more

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Trailer: The End Of The World with Josh Clark

October 17th, 2018

2:12
We humans could have a bright future ahead of us that lasts billions of years. But we have to survive the next 200 years first.

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Trailer 2: Bill, Elon and Stephen

October 24th, 2018

1:20
Why are smart people warning us about artificial intelligence? As machines grow smarter and able to improve themselves, we run the risk of them …

EP01: Fermi Paradox

November 7th, 2018

39:39
Ever wondered where all the aliens are? It’s actually very weird that, as big and old as the universe is, we seem to be the only intelligent life. In …

EP02: Great Filter

November 7th, 2018

45:45
The Great Filter hypothesis says we’re alone in the universe because the process of evolution contains some filter that prevents life from spreading …

EP03: X Risks

November 7th, 2018

41:50
Humanity could have a future billions of years long – or we might not make it past the next century. If we have a trip through the Great Filter ahead …

EP04: Natural Risks

November 14th, 2018

39:58
Humans have faced existential risks since our species was born. Because we are Earthbound, what happens to Earth happens to us. Josh points out that there’s a lot that can happen to Earth - like gamma ray bursts, …

EP05: Artificial Intelligence

November 16th, 2018

44:36
An artificial intelligence capable of improving itself runs the risk of growing intelligent beyond any human capacity and outside of our control. …

EP06: Biotechnology

November 21st, 2018

59:58
Natural viruses and bacteria can be deadly enough; the 1918 Spanish Flu killed 50 million people in four months. But risky new research, carried out in an unknown number of labs around the world, are creating even more …

EP07: Physics Experiments

November 23rd, 2018

1:16:44
Surprisingly the field of particle physics poses a handful of existential threats, not just for us humans, but for everything alive on Earth – and in …

EP08: Embracing Catastrophe

November 28th, 2018

49:06
We humans are our own worst enemies when it comes to what it will take to deal with existential risks. We are loaded with cognitive biases, can’t coordinate on a global scale, and see future generations as freeloaders. …

EP09: End

November 30th, 2018

45:04
Josh explains that to survive the next century or two – to navigate our existential threats – all of us will have to become informed and involved. It …

EP10: Simulation Argument (Epilogue)

December 5th, 2018

50:52
There’s one last thing. Maybe the reason why we don’t see other intelligent life, maybe the reason we are in the astoundingly unique position of …
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