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What does the end of the world look like? In conversation with Cal Flyn

What does the end of the world look like? In conversation with Cal Flyn

Nick Spencer speaks with journalist Cal Flyn. 21/11/2023

It’s a common fantasy. You wake up and there is no one there. Civilisation, order, humanity have crumbled. You are alone. Yet, in some parts of the world, this is not a fantasy. Human civilisation has indeed gone.

What does this look like? What remains in a post–human landscape? And is this what awaits us?

In this week’s episode, Nick Spencer speaks to Cal Flyn about her book Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post–Human Landscape


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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, including Magisteria: the entangled histories of science and religion (Oneworld, 2023), The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014). He is host of the podcast Reading Our Times.

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Posted 21 November 2023

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