For our last podcast of the year, Ron, Josh & Vanessa invited travel writer and Maya 2012 expert Joshua Berman for a closer look at 13 B’ak’tun, a.k.a., December 21, a.k.a. Winter Solstice 2012, a.k.a., the mythical Mayan doomsday, a.k.a., OMIGOSH WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE.
First we looked at a few newsy bits that suggest the world is coming to an end:
- Secretary of State Scott Gessler (and 2011 Asshole of the Year Winner) is finally under investigation for his alleged misuse of public funds.
- Westvleteren 12, an extremely rare Trappist beer from Belgium, sold in Colorado for the first and only time—at $85 per six pack.
- A man from Longmont petitions WhiteHouse.gov for a U.S.-built Death Star with a surprising reaction from the public.
Since some see Colorado as “the epicenter of the American gun argument,” we dive deep into gun talk, then shift to more promising prospects for the future: The Mayan prophecy that the world will end on December 21, 2012. Joshua Berman dispels the myths—but still endulges our apocalyptic fantasies—and then suggests a few great parties for our last/next night on Earth.