Surviving Disaster

About the Show

With deadly natural and man-made disasters on the rise, investigative journalist Amanda Ripley presents this special on how to properly prepare for a disaster. This comprehensive survival guide captures the mystery and drama of human behaviour in the event of a disaster, and explains why the way we react is a lot more crucial than is often assumed. With comments from sociologists, neuroscientists, psychologists and survivors, Amanda Ripley looks into why humans tend to freeze in the middle of a crisis, and how our instincts tend to misfire in the face of a modern calamity. Taking these instincts into account, she explains how to be individually, physically and psychologically prepared in the event of a disaster.