Getting Through It
Episode 54 - Hydration to Flushing: Water After an Earthquake

Episode 54 - Hydration to Flushing: Water After an Earthquake

June 18, 2021

You likely use more water than you realize -- until it's not there. When a large earthquake happens, water will be in short supply for many reason, and as Dr. Jones always says: "How long are you willing to stick around with out a shower?" This episode looks at our water, our pipes, and why it matters more than just staying hydrated.

Episode 53 - Will the Internet Survive the Big One?

Episode 53 - Will the Internet Survive the Big One?

June 11, 2021

We are dependent on the internet for so many things, and after an earthquake, it becomes essential (especially around information and communication!. Will it be there after the next big earthquake? How we make sure it is there may take more than you might think...

Episode 52 - How Safe Is It to Travel This Summer?

Episode 52 - How Safe Is It to Travel This Summer?

June 4, 2021

How safe is traveling this summer in light of the lingering impacts of COVID19? Is it safer than driving? What about other modes? In this episode, Dr. Jones breaks down the risks, and shows how dramatically different the risk is if you wear a mask or better yet, are vaccinated. And seriously, why do we think we're safe when we drive -- she explains that, too!

Episode 51 - Man vs. Nature (Hint: Nature Wins)

Episode 51 - Man vs. Nature (Hint: Nature Wins)

May 28, 2021

In this episode, we look at what we can really control when it comes to natural hazards and systems, and the answer is simple: nothing. But, we can manage them, if we work at it. Listen to learn about new oceans in Africa, storms bigger than anything we've planned for, and the reason COVID19 isn't our last pandemic.

Episode 50 - COVID19 Isn’t Going Away: What’s Next?

Episode 50 - COVID19 Isn’t Going Away: What’s Next?

May 21, 2021

We know that COVID-19 isn't going away, so what's next for us? What can we expect life to be life in 6 months or a year? In this episode, we look at what vaccinated society looks like, what we'll be able to do, and how we can get through living with this virus.

Episode 49 - Why People Matter More than Preparedness Kits

Episode 49 - Why People Matter More than Preparedness Kits

May 14, 2021

Don't think that an earthquake kit is what you need to prepare for an earthquake. In this episode, we discuss why people matter to your survival of and recovery from an earthquake or other disaster. A kit makes you feel like you're ready, but it's simply a bandaid for what is truly needed.

Episode 48 - Craziest Earthquake Predictions

Episode 48 - Craziest Earthquake Predictions

May 7, 2021

Following up on our 4-part series on earthquake prediction from earlier this season, this episode dives into the deep end with the craziest predictions and prediction sources Dr. Jones has encountered since her time as a graduate student. Hear some wild rationales and the reason why we seek to explain what might happen next.

Episode 47 - How to Watch a Disaster Movie with an Eye on Science

Episode 47 - How to Watch a Disaster Movie with an Eye on Science

April 30, 2021

Disaster movies - even bad ones - capture our attention because they portray what could happen. Dr. Jones looks at the three types of disaster movies and how real science is used (or not!), and how you can watch these movies to survive what you might face.

Episode 46 - How to Talk About the Climate Crisis

Episode 46 - How to Talk About the Climate Crisis

April 23, 2021

In honor of Earth Week, this episode explains how you can talk about the climate crisis, and how it can actually make a difference. Dr. Jones shares the research-based approach to get action on this issue when talking to other people about it.

Episode 45 - How You Can Start an Earthquake

Episode 45 - How You Can Start an Earthquake

April 16, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Jones explains the ways humans can start earthquakes. She talks about bombs, dams, fracking, and even nerve gas! Take a listen and see how humans can cause earthquakes.

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