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Listen: Tick-tock, Tick-tock, Say Hello To the Doomsday Clock

Meet the 15 people whose job it is to debate the actual possibilities of total destruction of human kind, through a Doomsday Clock.

Credit: wwworks/Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Credit: wwworks/Flickr, CC BY 2.0

How do you think the world will end? Nuclear war, zombie apocalypse or an alien invasion? While we may argue about the brutal method through which our race will perish, meet the 15 people whose job it is to debate the actual possibilities of total destruction of humankind, through a Doomsday Clock. This is an invention that symbolically measures how long our world will survive by taking into account various factors that threaten the world’s survival. In the latest episode, we tell you how very close we are to our own end. Tick-tock, tick-tock.

This is the latest episode of The Intersection, a fortnightly podcast on Audiomatic. For more such podcasts visit audiomatic.in​.