Eschatology (THE APOCALYPSE) with Phil Torres

Philosopher and existential risk author Phil Torres and Alie Ward.

Philosopher and existential risk author Phil Torres and Alie Ward.

Doomsday. The apocalypse. The End. Join scholar, author and professional existential risk philosopher Phil Torres for a surprisingly jovial romp through different "Oops we're screwed" scenarios that will lead to the destruction of the planet or extinction of our species. (Not to be confused with lepidopterologist/butterfly man, Phil Torres.) Find out where we're at on Ye Olde Doomsday clock, if any of us should have babies, if AI will destroy us, pop-cultural Antichrists, Black Mirror, simulations, technology as friend or foe, why voting matters (lookin’ at you, America) and how to remain chill in the face of doom. Also: the hottest underground bunkers on the market.

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Phil Torres is on Twitter @Xriskology and his website is

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Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris

Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Some links which may be of interest:

Books by Phil Torres

An overview of … extinction:

Nick Bostrom’s cheery paper

Dung beetles: a shitty sitch made better

My quantum computing explanation was probably not as thorough as this

The Doomsday Clock is tick tockin’ on

Sweet missile silo, brah

Dukkah is not dookie

Alie Ward