Apprehensive about the future? Like many, you likely have a gut feeling that things aren't quite right, but haven’t been able to place your finger on why. That feeling only grows with the increasing political tensions, economic uncertainty, natural disasters, and supply chain disruptions. What do all these challenges mean? And what will be the result of society’s current trajectory? “Breaking Down: Collapse” takes the complex concepts surrounding the ultimate collapse of modern industrial society and simplifies them so they’re easier to learn. The compelling evidence for our inevitable decline is introduced by collapse-aware Kory to his good friend, Kellan, who probably doesn’t realize what he signed up for! Skeptical? Gear up for a paradigm shift!
What is collapse? This episode introduces the topic of the podcast, establishing a foundation for the conversation moving forward.
Is it a conspiracy? Is it a certainity, or are we talking about a one-off chance? Will it happen during our life time? These questions and more answered in this episode.
The complex state of our society makes us especially vulnerable to collapse. As a result of building this system, we each rely on it to keep us alive and have therefore lost our independence.
In this episode we answer the question of what it means to be complex, and why it is so dangerous.
Timeline of Human Technological Advancement
What Makes a Society Complex?
Diminishing Returns of Technological Advancement
EMP Report (EMP Commission...
Energy fuels our lives. So why have we risked so much by devouring energy that can't be replaced and is unsustainable? Every wildfire hits a peak where it burns at maximum heat and covers the largest area, before it dies down due to insufficient fuel sources. Our society, also at its peak, must eventually face the same decline.
Energy Slave - Comic
A Short History of Energy
Energy and Human Evolution
In this episode we discuss the concept of overshoot, and the consequences it has on society and our ecosystem. We also discuss the book Limits to Growth, which is based around computer modeling done at MIT to discover the fate of our society in the next 50 years.
Limits to Growth PDF
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In this episode we discuss one of the mechanisms by which societal collapse happens over time, and what it looks like for every-day people.
How Civilizations Fall: A Theory of Catabolic Collapse - John Michael Greer
The Dream Catcher Podcast
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The massive social experiment that is our financial system is truly understood by few. This episode details how we are practically victims of history's largest Ponzi scheme. How long will the con last?
The Dream Catcher Podcast
Politicians have power because we have given it to them. What happens when the people decide that power is no longer legitimate?
In this episode we discuss the major impacts of climate change and its role in collapse.
On Ice Free Arctic 2035
In this episode Kellan asks the questions he's had on his mind throughout our conversations.The Dream Catcher Podcast
In this episode Kellan and I discuss feedback loops related to climate change, what a BOE is, and how it will affect us.The Dream Catcher Podcast
This week Kellan takes the wheel and talks about specific trends in consumerism that have caused the modern western world to give up our independence in exchange for convenience.The Dream Catcher Podcast
Kellan and Kory discuss the proper expectations and philosophy around preparing for collapse, and how they may differ from mainstream ideas of "prepping".The Dream Catcher Podcast
In this episode Kellan and I discuss some thoughts on how to get started preparing for collapse.The Dream Catcher Podcast
Accepting collapse and take a toll on mental health. Kellan introduces some ways to cope with the reaility of collapse and making the best of our situations.The Dream Catcher Podcast
In this episode Kory and Kellan discuss the consequences of echo chambers in today's political environment.
In this episode we discuss the possible consequences of climate change and how they will affect daily life.The Dream Catcher Podcast
Historically, an increasing wealth gap has always been a sign of empires in decline. Will this time be any different? Kory and Kellan dive into what our growing wealth disparity means for the US and the world.
Video on wealth disparity (referenced in this episode)
Most major factors influencing collapse can be tied back, directly or indirectly, to the moral decline of society.
We discuss some of the most prevalent ideas of what life will look like after collapse.
"How to Enjoy the End of the World" - Sid Smith
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