Title

The End of the World

Document Type

Other

Language

eng

Publication Date

1-27-2012

Publisher

WUNC - North Carolina Public Radio

Source Publication

The State of Things

Abstract

An ancient Maya prophecy supposedly pegs the end of the world for December 21, 2012. That apocalyptic prediction is just one of many that have filtered through society over the years. What makes people believe in the end of days? And how has this belief influenced life throughout history? Host Frank Stasio talks about the end of the world with Robert Sitler, director of Latin American studies and a professor of modern languages at Stetson University in Florida; Brett Whalen, an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Gerry Canavan, a PhD candidate in literature at Duke University.

Comments

The State of Things, WUNC - North Carolina Public Radio (January 27, 2012). http://wunc.org. Publisher Link.