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Live Podcast Event Thursday: Surviving in the Age of Megafires

Published on Sep 28, 2022

The Big Burn podcast from LAist Studios airs from the Crawford Family Forum on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 7 to 8 p.m., with “Surviving in the Age of Megafires.”

In this live event, host Jacob Margolis and guests will get to the root causes of climate change-driven mega fires, and whether there’s any hope to be found, or if our entire world is destined to turn to ash. They will attempt to answer complex questions about these big California fires by exploring how we got here, how we keep screwing things up, and what we can do to survive and even thrive while the world around us burns.

They’ll definitely also be answering any burning questions that you in the audience might have.

Special guests include Derek Bart, retired Fire Captain for L.A. County, where he fought fires for over three decades; Stephanie Pincetl, Professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities; and Dr. Theresa Gregor, Professor in the American Indian Studies department at California State University Long Beach.

From LAist Studios, the creators of “The Big One,” this next installment of The Big Disaster series will provide you with a wildfire survival guide that includes not just tangible safety tips – but hope for the future.

The first 50 guests to check in will receive a cold Kona Ice treat.

The event is free to attend.

For more information, call (626) 583-5100 or visit

The Crawford Family Forum is at 474 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. 

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