Apocalypse Road Show

Thu Apr 18 2024 at 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Changing Hands, Phoenix Arizona | Phoenix

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Apocalypse Road Show

Join valley author Athena Aktipis for the kickoff of The Apocalypse Road Show a traveling variety show about how to survive the apocalypse.

Join our journey as we travel the country in search of the perfect place to weather our apocalypt-ish times guided by music comedy and Aktipis’ new book “A Field Guide to the Apocalypse: A Mostly Serious Guide to Surviving Our Wild Times” a common sense field guide to understanding surviving and thriving in our time of complex chaos and crises. Featuring apocalyptic music from local alt-country favorite Katie Mae sketch comedy musical parodies storytelling improv and surprise guests this show is packed with fun and useful survival tips!


A common sense field guide to understanding surviving and thriving in our time of complex chaos and crises.

Is this finally it? The end times? Because from COVID-19 to climate catastrophe to the looming AI revolution--not to mention the ever-growing background hum of rage fear and anxiety--it's starting to feel like the party we call civilization is just about over. The good news? It's always felt that way.

Drawing on evolutionary psychology history brain science game theory and more cooperation theorist (and coincidentally zombie expert) Athena Aktipis reassuringly explains how we as a species are hardwired to survive big existential crises. And how we can do so again by leveraging our innate abilities to communicate and cooperate.

Pack a ukulele in your prep kit. Practice your risk-management skills. Enlist your crew into a survival team. And embrace the apocalypse. You might just enjoy it. Plus it will help us build a better and more resilient future for all humankind.


Athena Aktipis is an evolutionary psychologist and professor at Arizona State. She is the co-Director of the Human Generosity Project hosts a podcast called Zombified and is the chair of the Zombie Apocalypse Meeting. Her most recent book is The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Understand and Treat Cancer.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Changing Hands, Phoenix Arizona, 300 West Camelback, Phoenix, United States


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