S3:E2 | 11.14.2019

Prepping for the Worst

In a deep dive into “prepper” culture, we learn what makes up the ultimate survival cuisine. We investigate the motivation of this subculture that stocks up on non-perishables for the end-of-times. Should the desire to survive be reduced to a quirky paranoia, or is the quest to prepare for survival in dire circumstances more noble than we give it credit for?

About this Episode

In a deep dive into “prepper” culture, we learn what makes up the ultimate survival cuisine. We investigate the motivation of this subculture that stocks up on non-perishables for the end-of-times. Should the desire to survive be reduced to a quirky paranoia, or is the quest to prepare for survival in dire circumstances more noble than we give it credit for?

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About the Reporter

Barak Wright is an independent writer and producer based near Los Angeles. He likes stories about uncommon people working their way through unusual problems. His past reporting covers the exploits of commercial fishermen, performance magicians, ex-cult members, and germ scientists. You can check out his work at barakwright.com

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