The Cracked Podcast

Earwolf and Jack O'Brien, Michael Swaim

The Cracked Podcast is an extension of the editorial team discussions that shape the brilliant articles and sketches on Cracked. Cohosts Jack O'Brien and Michael Swaim, along with an impressive roster of guests, use the platform to identify and dissect pop culture tropes, debunk myths and generally try to reach the large demographic of people who would enjoy their site's content if only they'd learn to read.�Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Howl.FM, ad-free. Use promo code 'Earwolf' for a 30-day free trial.


Sometime around when Donald Trump started winning state primaries a year ago, the national mood went from, "Damn Daniel," to "oh fuck we're actually going to die in a rain of nuclear hellfire." That happens when a sitting US President attacks an almost-nuclear state on Twitter, as was the case a few weekends ago.With climate change, market instability, loss of privacy, the rise of fascism and a hair-triggered President all coming to a boil around the same time, it's understandable for images of apocalypse and dystopia to weigh heavily on the mind.So, this week the Cracked Podcast is doing an apocalypse grab-bag. Jack O'Brien is joined by Cracked's Alex Schmidt and Saundra Sorenson to talk about bizarre apocalypse-level events that already happened and stories from places like Nigeria, Iraq, the Philippines and even Canada, where either natural disaster, terrorism or totalitarian government have turned everyday life into a dystopia. Footnotes:Article/Video: Jalopnik: This is the Video CNN Will Play When The World Ends: Article: Cracked: 4 Nightmare Apocalypses Humanity Forgot Were Possible: Article: Cracked: 6 Real Cities Destroyed By Incredibly Bizarre Apocalypses: Article: Cracked: 6 Apocalypse Scenarios Society Says We're Overdue For: Article: Cracked: 5 Horrifying Apocalyptic Scenarios (That Have Already Happened): Article: The New Yorker: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich: Article: The New Yorker: The Really Big One: Article: Cracked: Evacuating A Modern City: 5 Realities in a Real Apocalypse: Book: Dave Eggers: Zeitoun: Article: The New Yorker: Hosed: Article: Smithsonian Magazine: Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish?: