...this week they cut a tree like a block over. Last week they cut two giant cypresses a house over from me. So every day I drive home and I'm like, well, there's another freaking tree gone. When it rains hard, where's all that water going to go? We're going to flood.


The driving force behind Episode 2 is really freaking complex. How the land wants to behave and what it is being allowed to do by man’s clever control measures creates a massive conflict. This bonus conversation is for you if you want to go deeper into it by hearing more from Dave Baker. In it he goes further into why the Mississippi has been ‘walled off’, the colonial roots of this control, the decision by New Orleans to sell itself for tourism rather than taking care of the home fires, how diversions are the only solution and his anguish at seeing no choice now but to leave for somewhere safer.