https://howtoprepare.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mercifully-We-Will-Forget.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAfter every disaster conferences are held, large binders of “lessons learned” are amassed, and we solemnly swear to “never forget.” But we do forget; and we place
https://howtoprepare.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/We-Should-Not-Fear-our-Neighbors.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDuring disasters, human behavior is overwhelmingly collaborative and loving. Neighbors help neighbors. People are very polite. Panic and anti-social behavior is rare and overblown by news outlets.
Americans love extremes. Many of our favorite movies are about alien invasions, zombie viruses, and disaster fantasies. These stories may be fun to watch, but they also encourage us to focus on worst-case and end-of-the-world
The book includes the character, “FUD,” which stands for “Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.” FUD is the supervillain of the book and an enemy to FUD. I imagine FUD as a terrifying monster. So I decided