The Long Emergency II

Broadcast Running Time: 1:51:38

There is what’s known as a black or white fallacy surrounding this coronavirus pandemic: it’s either no big deal or it’s the end of the world. As usual, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. In this week’s extended boralogue, John covers the facts, not the fiction, behind the disease. He begins by accurately stating the medical truth of the virus and then pivots to the economic impact.

He is then joined by his better half, Carol Loeffler, to further explore how the coronavirus is affecting various countries financially on the global geo-economic chessboard. They then examine the virus’s influence on the oil markets.

James KunstlerWill this black swan event push us into a recession or could it also push us into a long emergency? John welcomes back to the program futurist and author James Kunstler (, who discusses the future of oil and shale production in the U.S., where transportation is headed, and the danger when crises like this threaten what we perceive as normality.

Dr. Jenna SilakoskiWe finish off the show with Dr. Jenna Silakoski (, a physician in North Idaho, who gives a realistic on the ground view of the coronavirus and how she is handling it from a doctor’s perspective.

John’s quote of the week:
In any crisis, the most important thing to remember is God understands and He will provide for us as we go. You can ask Him for wisdom. ‘Father, show me where to go and what I need to do.’ So let’s move on and face this. It’s a challenge. But God is always up to challenges.

On this week’s extra segment, we play John’s latest guest appearance on local radio station KYMS with host Lee Lancaster. In addition to giving a martyred church update, John discusses with Lee the coronavirus (as well as an interesting way to keep from getting it) and defending your faith in times of trouble.


03/14/2020 The Long Emergency II

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – Boralogue – Coronavirus: Medical Facts (1:51)
2 – John Loeffler – Coronavirus: Economic Impact (13:29)
      John & Carol Loeffler – Coronavirus: Global Economic Chessboard (22:27)
3 – John & Carol Loeffler – Coronavirus: Political Aspects (26:24)
      John & Carol Loeffler – Coronavirus: Impact on Oil Markets (30:22)
4 – James Kunstler – Future of Oil in the U.S. (39:46)
5 – James Kunstler – When Crises Threaten Normality (52:40)
6 – James Kunstler – Future of Transportation (1:06:03)
      Dr. Jenna Silakoski – Coronavirus from a Doctor’s Perspective (1:11:26)
7 – Extras Segment – John’s Appearance on KYMS (1:18:57)

      End of Show (1:51:38)


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