No, not Nostradamus or ancient Mayan calendars but Ph.D types discussing empires and their eventual downfall, which every civilization has experienced. It is a program on the History Channel as I type, but I am having to record the remainder. Dr. Nathan Hagens was a hedge fund manager and came to the belief that the model of economy on which the entire world operates is untenable and destined for massive collapse that will send the U.S. to a second tier status. He has a Ph.D in something, and his position is interesting.
The show is a debate with people who believe the impending shift in world order has different originations, whether economic or natural resources. Wish I had time to finish it; I am grateful for my DVR.