Podcast: Burnout at the front lines of disasters


Listen to this episode of The Times: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Podcasts So many disasters, so little time. And it’s the same group of people on the front lines, year after year. What happens when they get tired? Today, our Masters of Disaster talk about burnout among firefighters, scientists, doctors and the people we trust to take on the biggest calamities nature throws at us — as well as how to hold on to a little hope. Read the full transcript here.Host: Gustavo ArellanoGuests: L.A. Times reporters Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia and Alex WigglesworthMore reading: AdvertisementHellish fires, low pay, trauma: California’s Forest Service firefighters face a morale crisisAlmost 9 in 10 Californians live in areas with high COVID-19 levels as BA.5 fuels infectionsWhere are California’s dirtiest beaches? This list might surprise you