Episode 92: Catastrophism and Bearing Witness to the Great Unravelling, with Harlan Morehouse

Harlan MorehouseHarlan Morehouse is a lecturer at the University of Vermont with a keen interest in how people negotiate their futures with regard to 21stcentury social and environmental uncertainties. In this episode he and Eric talk about what about catastrophism and apocalypticism originally piqued their interests, a few ways these narratives show up in modern film and literature, how they tend to favor individualism over collectivism, how Harlan stays balanced while immersing himself in these narratives, and why the white middle class in America is so fascinated by the conditions of its own demise, among other things.