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What happens at the end of the world? And what happens afterward? Students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst explore.

What happens at the end of the world? And what happens afterward? Students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst explore.
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United States

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What happens at the end of the world? And what happens afterward? Students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst explore.

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English

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413 545 5176


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Episode 4: There's Something in the Water

3/23/2019
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The classic New England film Jaws explores a town terrorized by a murderous, stealthy shark. These days, another threat lurks in the water--but it isn't a shark. We travel to Newburyport, a coastal paradise slowly losing its bid for survival. Climate change and rising water levels have a devastating effect on the town and the solutions in place right now are simply not enough. We speak with City Council President Barry Connell to explore how Newburyport's politics are changing in the face of...

Duration:00:26:04

Episode 3: Fire and Ice: Massachusetts in the Cold War

3/23/2019
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The Cold War brought an ever-present fear of ultimate death and destruction by nuclear weapons. Over time, the era of schools holding nuclear weapons drills faded into the past with the end of the Cold War. But nuclear weapons are still found all over the world today. Are nuclear weapons still a threat to Massachusetts? Does anyone care? In this episode, Nicolle, Brad, and Yulia explore the realities of the history of the Cold War, tour a Cold War nuclear bunker, and how people made the end...

Duration:00:23:58

Episode 2: The Millerites and Hillary Clinton

3/23/2019
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What if we told you the end of the world already happened? What if we told you it happens all the time? No, we’re not talking about a meteor impact or zombie apocalypse, but that moment when a movement fails and leaves its followers devastated. In this podcast, we compare two world-ending events: the religious world of the Millerites that was smashed by the “Great Disappointment” when the world failed to end and how Democrats and progressives confronted the unexpected 2016 election of Donald...

Duration:00:22:59

Episode 1: The Ghosts of Ponkapoag

3/23/2019
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We explore how the discovery of a set of bones in Canton, Massachusetts in 1969 led to the rediscovery of the 17th century Praying Indians in Massachusetts. In the midst of violent colonization and devastating epidemics, one man’s effort to Christianize the area's Native populations by putting them into "praying towns" ultimately contributed to their end. We recount the perfect storm of political, cultural, and religious clashes that brought the world of Simon George, one of the last members...

Duration:00:23:30