Reality TV shows like the Discovery Channel's Doomsday Bunkers and National Geographic Channel's Doomsday Preppers perpetuate a stereotype of "preppers" that omits the wide swath of people who engage in preparedness in a less extreme and more varied way.
Do you buy organic food? Will you drink only bottled water? Do you avoid antibiotics? You may not have an underground bunker but you might have a generator, short wave radio, extra batteries and a supply of canned foods.
This hour, we dive into the real world of "preppers."
- Tea Krulos - A freelance journalist and the author of Apocalypse Any Day Now: Deep Underground with America’s Doomsday Preppers
- Mike Davidson - A metal fabricator and member of Zombie Squad
- Jon Stokes - Founder of Ars Technica and the deputy editor of The Prepared
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired May 8, 2019.