Posted on 02/25/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The thought of an enormous catastrophe has fascinated — and continues to fascinate — humanity.

And our fascination with these disasters has inspired Bob Berman, an author and astronomer, to write a book about all the ways things could go terribly wrong.

But the good news is, Berman’s interview with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about that book — Earth-Shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns, And Other Hazards To Life In Our Universe — has several surprisingly uplifting moments.

You can listen to their conversation below or read a transcript on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

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