Breaking Down: Collapse
Breaking Down: Collapse
Kory & Kellan
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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! Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Building Up: Resilience - Episode 2 "Why We Need Resilience"
Kory and Kellan try to summarize all 133 episodes of Breaking Down: Collapse in just 80 minutes as an explanation of "Why We Need Resilience". Check out the new podcast Building Up: Resilience here on YouTube or search for the show wherever you listen to podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Aug 24
1 hr 19 min
Building Up: Resilience - Trailer!
The time is finally here! Please join us on our new podcast called "Building Up: Resilience". You can find it wherever you listen to podcasts. See you there!Building Up: Resilience | Podcast on SpotifyBuilding Up: Resilience | Podcast on Apple Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Aug 22
7 min
Episode 133 - The "Rap" Up
Join us on Patreon here.  Breaking Down: Collapse is finally coming to an end. Kory and Kellan share what that actually means and what they’re preparing to roll out next. They then listen to and discuss each of Kellan’s three rap songs about collapse! The character limit in the episode description won't allow us to include the song lyrics. Send us an email at to request them.Support the show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Apr 4
51 min
Episode 132 - Lobbying
It's pay to play! Apparently it's legal to pay the government to pass (or not pass) desired legislation. This episode focuses on how the wealthy corporations and individuals control the system.Learn More:Is Lobbying Good or Bad? | RepresentUsAmerica’s lobbying addiction ( How the Wealthy and Business Get Their Way | Second Rate DemocracyCorruption is Legal in America - YouTubeSupport the show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Mar 28
43 min
Episode 131 - The Problem with Fast Fashion
I bet you didn't know that 10% of all emissions come from the fashion industry. Or that 75 million people are employed in manufacturing plants for the fashion industry, with only 2% of them being paid a living wage.This episode highlights these and many other global issues with fast fashion.Learn More:What Is Fast Fashion—and Why Is It a Problem? ( 10 Essential Fast Fashion Statistics | Earth.OrgThe Fashion Industry Waste Is Drastically Contributing To Climate Change ( Concerning Fast Fashion Waste Statistics | Earth.OrgHow Much Do Our Wardrobes Cost to the Environment? ( Fashion Getting Faster: A Look at the Unethical Labor Practices Sustaining a Growing Industry | International Law and Policy Brief ( the show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Mar 21
41 min
Episode 130 - The Outlook of Youth
Today's youth are tomorrow's leaders. How do young adults feel about the future, and how does it compare to their elders? What do they feel their role is in the future of our world? Let's break it down!Learn More:Young People's Voices on Climate Anxiety, Government Betrayal and Moral Injury: A Global Phenomenon by Elizabeth Marks, Caroline Hickman, Panu Pihkala, Susan Clayton, Eric R. Lewandowski, Elouise E. Mayall, Britt Wray, Catriona Mellor, Lise van Susteren :: SSRNTrust in government by generation U.S. 2021 | StatistaWorld’s Youth Are Surprisingly Optimistic, UN Study Finds – Mother JonesAxios|Momentive Poll: Capitalism and Socialism ('s continued move toward socialism ( the show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Mar 14
48 min
Episode 129 - El Niño
The impacts of climate change dramatically influence and are influenced by cyclical weather patterns.  Future El Niño cycles have major implications on society at large.Learn More:Stronger El Niño events may speed up irreversible melting of Antarctic ice, research finds | El Niño southern oscillation | The GuardianWhat does the return of El Nino mean for the planet – and you? | The Straits TimesThe Global Impacts of El Niño | Water Resources Research Center | The University of ArizonaUnited States El Niño Impacts | NOAA Climate.govEl Niño ( possible consequences of El Niño returning in 2023 ( sea ice loss to increase strong El Niño events linked to extreme weather: Study ( Niño and La Niña Years and Intensities ( Support the show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Mar 7
25 min
Episode 128 - Zoonotics and H5N1
There's been much talk lately about the threat of H5N1 (Avian Influenza). In this episode we talk about what there is (and isn't) to fear about the virus, as well as we take a look at David Quammen's book "Spillover".Learn More: An Expert Says Why H5N1 Bird Flu Is Here to Stay ( Reasons Diseases Are Spreading Faster These Days ( and Evolution of H5N1 Bird Flu | Avian Influenza (Flu) ( Transmission of Influenza A/H5N1 Virus Between Ferrets - PMC ( Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic: Quammen, David: 9780393066807: BooksSupport the show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Feb 28
1 hr 7 min
Episode 127 - Heat Pumps
Can technology save us? Nah. Can it help us, though? Sure! Here's an example of a great technology with a lot of potential... but we don't think it answers all of life's problems. Learn More:Heat Pumps Can Lower Home Emissions, but Not Everywhere - EosHeat Pumps Will Change Everything About Climate Change—and Not Enough ( Do Heat Pumps Work to Be the Ultimate Climate Techno-Fix? - BloombergNarendra Modi: India poised for five-fold rise in gas consumption | Upstream OnlineThe Inflation Reduction Act offers subsidies for heat pumps — will US homeowners warm to them? ( the show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Feb 21
41 min
Episode 126 - Eastern Philosophies (Part 1)
How we cope with the knowledge of the future is deeply personal. In this episode we touch on 2 ancient Eastern philosophies that many use as a source of maintaining a healthy mental attitude. Learn More:Understanding Wuwei: The Daoist Art of Going With the Flow - YouTubeTao of Yoda: Based Upon the Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu: Kreger, D. W., Patacsil, Jamielly: 9780983309925: BooksDaoism: The Basics - YouTubeTaoist philosophyWhat is Daoism? - YouTube the show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
Feb 14
50 min
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