Two Years of the Getting Through It Podcast

This week marks two years and over 100 episodes for the Getting Through It podcast! Since its premiere on June 14, 2020, the podcast has released an episode weekly and garnered over 152,000 downloads. In these episodes, Dr. Jones explains how the world works, why you might feel the way you do about a particular disaster, and how you can manage the chaos around you that is real life, co-hosted by community resilience expert, John Bwarie. The topics range from earthquakes to the pandemic to other disasters that affect people, as well as the history of science and big disasters and how through understanding why, we are more successful at “getting through it.”

Episode highlights from the year include the story of the closest we’ve ever come to earthquake prediction, exploring why fear fails us even as our fundamental response to danger, and a four part series on “California’s Other Big One,” the impacts of rain, flooding, and cascading disasters that come from it, and what it means for California. This year of the podcast also saw our 100th episode, which Dr. Jones and John commemorated by recording a special episode in the field at an active fault in Pasadena. In this week’s episode, Dr. Jones and John discuss and debunk one of the most widespread earthquake myths: animals predicting earthquakes.

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