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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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