Religious studies’ Timothy Beal discusses how apocalypse speculation plays into pandemic concerns

Timothy Beal, chair of the Department of Religious Studies and the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, recently participated in an episode of the Unholier than Thou podcast, which is produced by Crooked Media.

The episode is titled “Apocalypse Now?” and explores how speculations of an apocalypse and the end of the world may be contributing to concerns about the pandemic, ultimately stoking tension.

Listen to the episode.