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WNYC News

Apocalypse Now: Mayor Quips That He's Prepared for Doomsday

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he has some plans for the coming apocalypse. Doomsday theorists predict the world will end next week.

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The Takeaway

A Song for Doomsday

Friday, May 20, 2011

The world is going to end. Whether it starts ending on May 21st or not is another issue, but John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee find one way to deal with it.

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The Takeaway

Is it Human Nature to Predict the End of the World?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Have a great day today, listeners, because for many of you it will be your last — according to Harold Camping, a Californian radio preacher. He says the world will end tomorrow, May 21st. And his followers across the country are attempting to persuade unbelievers before it is too late. Harold Camping has predicted the end of the world before, and so have many others. Fortunately they haven't come true, so we have to ask, why do prophecy beliefs remain popular?

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The Takeaway

Your Take: Where Do You Want to Be on Doomsday?

Friday, May 20, 2011

If Saturday was the end of the world as we know it, where would you want to be? What would you want to be doing? And who would you want to be doing it with? More than 100 Takeaway listeners responded to our questions. Kevin Earley, auto parts store manager, father of five, and devout Takeaway listener, told us his end of times wish was to host The Takeaway. So we gave him his wish! We hear from him and other Takeaway listeners.

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The Takeaway

The End of the World As We Know It?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

All this week, we've been talking with our friends from Scientific American about endings — how cultures fade, and natural resources dwindle. Today, we’re focusing on something even bigger: the end of human life as we know it — in other words, the apocalypse. The question of course, is how will it happen? Nuclear war? a killer virus, or perhaps an environmental disaster?

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