Facing Our Fears: Movies, books, TV shows, & podcasts about pandemics and systemic risks to humanity

  • 19 books
  • 7 TV shows
  • 24 movies
  • 1 Podcast
If you prefer to embrace rather than escape the current climate and face humanity's greatest fears head on, this is the definitive list for you! Some eye-opening picks about pandemics and more.
Edited March 2020

Movies 24

Picture of a movie: Train To Busan
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Train To Busan 2016 Movie 4.4/5
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Picture of a movie: Panic In The Streets
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Panic In The Streets 1950 Movie 5/5
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Picture of a movie: The Andromeda Strain
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The Andromeda Strain 1971 Movie 4.1/5
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Picture of a movie: The Omega Man
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The Omega Man 1971 Movie 3.4/5
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Picture of a movie: Children Of Men
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Children Of Men 2006 Movie 4.2/5
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Picture of a movie: The Last Man On Earth
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The Last Man On Earth 1964 Movie 3.9/5
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Picture of a movie: Dawn Of The Dead
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Dawn Of The Dead 1978 Movie 4/5
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Picture of a movie: Blindness
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Blindness 2008 Movie 3.5/5
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Picture of a movie: Daybreakers
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Daybreakers 2009 Movie 3.8/5
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Picture of a movie: The Cassandra Crossing
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The Cassandra Crossing 1976 Movie 4.2/5
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Picture of a movie: The Faculty
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The Faculty 1998 Movie 4/5
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Picture of a movie: Virus
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Virus 1980 Movie
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TV shows 7

Picture of a TV show: Zoo
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Zoo 2015 TV Show 3.1/5
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Picture of a TV show: The Last Ship
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The Last Ship 2014 TV Show 3.7/5
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Picture of a TV show: Containment
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Containment 2015 TV Show 3.3/5
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Picture of a TV show: The Walking Dead
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The Walking Dead 2010 TV Show 3.6/5
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Picture of a TV show: The Twilight Zone
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The Twilight Zone 1959 TV Show 4.6/5
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Picture of a TV show: Star Trek: The Original Series
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Star Trek: The Original Series 1966 TV Show 4.3/5
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Picture of a TV show: The X-Files
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The X-Files 1993 TV Show 4.1/5
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Books 19

Picture of a book: A Distant Mirror:  The Calamitous 14th Century
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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century Book by Barbara W. Tuchman 5/5
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Picture of a book: The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind For 500,000 Years
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The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind For 500,000 Years Book by Sonia Shah
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Picture of a book: Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder
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Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder Book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 4.5/5
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Picture of a book: The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable
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The Black Swan: The Impact Of The Highly Improbable Book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 4.1/5
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Picture of a book: The Eyes Of Darkness
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The Eyes Of Darkness Book by Dean Koontz 5/5
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Picture of a book: The Stand
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The Stand Book by Stephen King 4.7/5
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Podcasts 1

Picture of a podcast: Freakonomics Radio
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Freakonomics Radio Podcast 4.1/5
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