The Method Section: The Doomsday Clock

00:00 – Intro

02:45 – History of the Doomsday Clock

07:50 – What decides the time?

10:55 – Previous positions

17:38 – 2020 report

24:07 – Ending and Outro

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Episode Description

This week on The Method Section, Tom explores The Doomsday Clock! Although it sounds like something from a Lovecraftian horror story, it is in fact a very real tool updated each year. Listen in to find out who maintains it, why they do so, and how they decide where the clock hands should be placed! In a year of global catastrophe it provides an interesting perspective. Music by EVA

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