Bradley Garrett, ”Prepping for the apocalypse: bunkers, bullets and billionaires‘, ABC radio
Doomsday Prepping, or equipping oneself to survive an imminent apocalypse, has morphed from the activity of a small sub-culture to become a multi-billion dollar industry.
For some Americans, investing in a modest, subterranean bunker with a blast door, has become a feasible alternative to a holiday home.
Meanwhile, Silicon Valley’s super-rich have been building extravagant doomsday bunkers in remote parts of New Zealand, complete with underground cinemas, pools, cryogenic facilities and helipads.
Dr Bradley Garrett is an urban geographer, interested in how we inhabit the spaces we build, and what that says about society on the whole.
He’s also an urban explorer, accomplished at breaking into abandoned, subterranean spaces such as underground tunnels and disused Cold War bunkers.
Brad’s current research project on ‘prepping’, undertaken for the University of Sydney, has seen him visit the sites of new and re-purposed bunker developments around the world, talking with wealthy developers, devout Mormons, and ‘mom and pop’ investors.
He says the notion of planning for a future threat is not entirely irrational. He also has plans for a bunker of his own.
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