This week's show is a peek back at the many moments in the past few years we've labeled as "apocalyptic". Lockdown, civil unrest, environmental collapse. What do we mean when we say the world is ending?

From this excellent profile of Ezra Furman:

“Apocalypse is the easy way out,” she tells me, describing the album’s lead single and thesis statement “Forever in Sunset,”. “Whenever someone screams, ‘Oh, the world is ending,’ you can tell they want it. They want it to be over. They want all the problems to just go away: everything catches fire, everybody dies. It actually seems proclaiming the apocalypse is, in a way, giving up the boring and unsatisfying work of taking care of each and keeping things running. The idea of ‘forever in sunset’ is to hold both: that the world is ending, and that it’s not going to end.”

The show features a meditation on doom I created during the Summer of 2020. And a jaw-dropping reflection from [Jenna Schnuer](instagram.com/jennaschnuer: "") of the Here in Alaska newsletter and podcast, via voice memo.


  1. Forever In Sunset by Ezra Furman on All Of Us Flames (Anti) New
  2. It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) by Water From Your Eyes on Covers of Covers (Under The Radar)
  3. Firestorm by Jesca Hoop on Order of Romance (Memphis Industries) New
  4. The End of the World by Sharon Van Etten on The End of the World (Jagjaguwar)
  5. Apocalypse Dreams by Tame Impala on Lonerism (Modular)
  6. In This Moment - Broken Machine Mix by Josh M. Slifkin by Polly Scattergood on In This Moment Remixes Pt. 4 (Self Released)
  7. Broken Household Appliance National Forest by Grandaddy on The Sophtware Slump (V2)
  8. To Kick Off This Apocalypse by Pale Bird & Lily Sloane on I Told You How Important You Would Be (Self Released) Local
  9. Rebuild by Son Lux on We Are Rising (This is Meru)